Treasure Island

zainab zaheen

(jan 2 1989 / Colombo)

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The World We Live In


Why don’t we all take a hard look at the world we live in.
Why is it that we have all the hate not love,
Why is there all ways room for war, not peace?
Why is it that no one ever thinks about the consequences of their actions?
Is this what it has come to?

Why don’t we all take time to think about each other?
We are surrounded by so much beauty but no one takes the time to appreciate it.
We are all so busy with our lives, too busy to even notice
as life passes by,
Days become weeks, weeks become months and months become years.
yet there is no difference in the world.

Why is our world filled with corruption, destruction, poverty and many other endless things.
It makes me wonder, have we all given up?
Haven’t we learnt a lesson yet?

The world that we live in, is it too late to change it?
Or are we so far gone, that change has just become a mirage.
let us all have some hope and pray for peace
and may god bless our soul,
Because the world we live in isn’t going to last much longer.

Submitted: Friday, August 19, 2011
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/1/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    nice thoughts, Zainab...it's a nice poem also...Good, bad, love, hate, beauty, ugliness...these are all 2 sides of a coin and as Nature would have it, will always be there...but somehow positives always win over negatives...this also is a law of nature and ensures continuity of life. (Report) Reply

  • Liliana ~el (9/30/2013 6:14:00 PM)

    This last line really speaks and brings it home: Because the world we live in isn't going to last much longer.
    Speaks truth. Faces us with a great reality and conclusion to relfect deeply on (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (9/30/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Great! There are many questions to ask about events around us but the answers are difficult ones (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (9/30/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    true...simple and to the point..........thought provoking......if only all could take a moments to ponder on these facts........good (Report) Reply

  • Susanta Pattnayak (9/30/2012 3:50:00 AM)

    'It makes me wonder, have we all given up? '
    ...
    'let us all have some hope and pray for peace'

    Certainly, we should not give up hope and work for peace. Nice thought! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/30/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    The causes to write this poem is very good, but the unnecessary prediction in the last line has wasted the good mood of the poem! Thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Miroslava Odalovic (8/25/2011 8:29:00 AM)

    We are surrounded by so much beauty but no one takes the time to appreciate it.

    This is so true, at least some good changes can occur if there's a right place to look, beauty for me is certainly one of them, and for you as I can see. I like this write. (Report) Reply

  • Eric Cockrell (8/23/2011 7:35:00 PM)

    the only chances this world has are people like you... keep believing. very good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Aqeb Benazir (8/22/2011 11:40:00 AM)

    nicely pointed out the great questions we ask and aspects on life and the world...good piece! (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (8/20/2011 1:30:00 PM)

    An interesting piece; loved the topic of this poem; there's an online global event happening in September 2011, for which this piece is suited; the link is:

    www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange

    I'm not affliated with this website, but I did post my own poem. Seeing your author's note did put a smile on my face - I enjoy helping other poets.

    -Joe Breunig
    author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Ching (8/19/2011 10:55:00 PM)

    A powerful and provocative write that forces one to face the many flaws in our modern world and summon the will to change for the better...such is the example you set in this poem, and I am sure that you will continue to motivate others in your cause and help pave the path for a brighter future. Wonderful piece, keep on writing :)
    ~LC (Report) Reply

  • Chris Haifley (8/19/2011 8:53:00 PM)

    This is a question we all have mulling around inside is, but only a few dare to ask; ...Why? Why is the world the way it is? Will it ever change? You ak these questions with finesse and pure beautiful poetry. It seems insane that mankind has not learned our lesson yet, and it's true that we need to learn how to change before our world ends. Why people would corrupt our home and the world we love, I don't know why. But your poetry really puts it out in the open and is really a call to action to those who choose to heed to it. Good work my friend (: keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (8/19/2011 7:29:00 PM)

    My dear friend Zainab, the changes in the World we badly need start in every and each one of us! The day we stop being selfish, greedy, jealous, arrogant and non- compassionate then we shall see life as a two-way mirror and by enhancing our humanistic values granted by the Mighty One above and CHANGE will come to place! By you raising this compelling questions, you may already touched the ears of many of us! 10+++ Wonderful and well penned write! Thanks for sharing! God Bless You for always! Love and Peace! Romeo from New York City! Keep inspiring the World! (Report) Reply

  • Jo George (8/19/2011 12:35:00 PM)

    You have raised some key basic questions that we need to address. well done (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/19/2011 12:09:00 PM)

    Tied together in strings of love we can change the world from its foulplayz.A wonderful message here.Gracias! (Report) Reply

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