Eric Cockrell

I Hear The Cry

i hear the cry....
oppression, enslavement,
beatings, torture, rapes,
and killings.
people of heart,
slaughtered like sheep.
monks self-immoliating,
crying out for justice,
and freedom,
for basic human dignity,
for basic human rights...
i hear the cry...
of Tibet on fire.
and am ashamed
to be part of a world
turned blind and deaf!

free Tibet!

Submitted: Friday, June 15, 2012
Edited: Saturday, June 16, 2012


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

for my brothers and sisters in Tibet,
and around the world,
living and dying for freedom!

Comments about this poem (I Hear The Cry by Eric Cockrell )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,651 Points Dave Walker (6/17/2012 1:41:00 PM)

    It's the way of the world, we hear so much about the bad things going on,
    but we know there's not much we can do about it. we just have to listen to
    their cries. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray:
And, when I crossed the wild,
I chanced to see at break of day
The solitary child.

No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Love Note 6, Michael P. McParland
  2. Sending Words about Overnight in Fishing.., Luo Zhihai
  3. Give me 'all of you', Juwon Daniel
  4. Leprosy eradication., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Beyond The Dotted Lines, Asma Riaz Khan
  6. if I die young, Juwon Daniel
  7. Story of snow., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  8. She Wanted, Spiritwind Wood
  9. When love was born, Lehlohonolo Selai
  10. There is a Configuration of the Universe, michael walkerjohn
[Hata Bildir]