Jacquie StewartHeimann

Bittersweet Harangue

I turn on the TV and what do I see
Tons of disasters blaring at me
Murder and rapists, bombs and attacks
What in the world can I say about that

I turn on the radio, the news is the same
Everyone’s fighting and placing the blame
The world's in chaos, society's a mess
What can we do, I can't even guess

I open the paper and read the news
Kidnappings, riots and priests accused
Blizzards, hurricanes, tornados and ice
Heat waves and droughts, it’s not very nice

Ozone depleting, rainforests too
Animals hunted until but a few
Earthquakes, tsunamis, eruptions and more
How on earth can we take anymore

Raging wildfires blaze out of control
Each devastation is taking its toll
Corrupted world leaders, children in crime
We're killing ourselves a bit at a time

The world, the people, no one cares
My heart it breaks, my soul it scares
What can we do about all this madness
Fall deeper and deeper into the sadness

Submitted: Thursday, June 15, 2006

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Comments about this poem (Bittersweet Harangue by Jacquie StewartHeimann )

  • Rookie - 883 Points James B. Earley (3/20/2008 2:03:00 PM)

    In spite of this, it's not so bad after all! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (6/16/2006 8:14:00 AM)

    Wonderful rhythm and rhyme - a contemplative write on what our world has become. Kind regards, Justine (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonny Rainshine (6/15/2006 9:07:00 AM)

    Good control of rhyme-I'm envious. Excellent summary and commentary on the state of the world. (Report) Reply

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