Treasure Island

Linda Ori

(08/13/1945 / UTAH)

' Is It Ever Too Late?


What is it about society
That resents authority?
There needs to be structure
Or chaos would rule;
Certain factions defy the law -
They live without rules,
They do as they please,
Wreak havoc in the world;
Conscience does not guide them,
Right or wrong the same -
Without regret, they stand alone
And answer to no man;
Destruction is their motive -
Death, mutilation, pain
Their playing cards,
The joker is wild;
Spawn of the devil?
What turns one child to darkness
And another to the light?
Products of environment -
Reflections of love or neglect?
And could you ever love enough
To change the tide
From bad to good,
To save a soul.................
Is it ever too late?


3/31/2009

Submitted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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  • Afzal Shauq (8/14/2009 1:33:00 AM)

    Destruction is their motive -
    Death, mutilation, pain
    Their playing cards,
    The joker is wild;
    Spawn of the devil?

    its alos rich poem as your whole poetry is..depth od idea make me think that you are some how philosopher type..and the innovation is found in yout poetry and the way you write in excellent and heart felt 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (5/28/2009 11:59:00 AM)

    'And could you ever love enough
    To change the tide
    From bad to good,
    To save a soul.................
    Is it ever too late? '

    Excellent piece. Happy ending. Love it.10++ (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/31/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    So long as there's space, air and time....It's never too late to nourish the mind

    Powerful, oratorial render, Midnight...This is good news for Team Obama, who is no doubt running out of excuses for why he must speechread off a mobile teleprompter whether it be sitting with Larry King or sitting on the john! ...and the answer is...he needs a good spokesperson, who is also a speechwriter...and Midnight, you & i will make history...For you, would be the first woman who was both a spokesperson & speechwriter for a U.S.President & for me, it would mark the 1st time, i ever supported a bleeding heart liberal for a U.S. Cabinet position! LOL! Great piece of work, Linda...Commanding, yet eloquent!

    Frankie J. (Report) Reply

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