Treasure Island

Maureen Adair

The Earth Weeps

The blood seeps the pavement, a deep red
why must the blood of the innocent be shed?

the lifeless bodies, the unseeing eyes
the earth weeps, corrupted by lies.

the war rages on destroying all, in clarity,
to witness this carnage is to risk losing sanity.

homes burned, families shed their rivers of tears
the scars upon their souls will last for months. years.

the pain, the loss, seeps like a poison into one's soul
soon all in the chaos, spins out of control.

Where is the light, the salvation?
Why must it all continue, this desperation?

When will man wipe the blood off his hands
and cease to love the savage cruelty demands?

Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

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  • Kristina Shabunin (6/7/2012 2:09:00 AM)

    so? it doesnt make it right and it doesnt mean we should sit around doin nothin while this carnage and self destruction of the world is taking place. I am going to make a difference one way or another. and others can join me or stand against me either or. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (6/7/2012 1:04:00 AM)

    The blood and war is every where in the recent world as you know. keeling ordinary [people is going to be to be an art. but some how its a little depressing. isnt it? (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/25/2012 3:59:00 PM)

    a potent and consummate cry for change

    i can only hear the distant echoes ricocheting from rocky out crops...listening? ? ? ...some body..anybody.........................
    very nice
    we need to do our bit

    :) (Report) Reply

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