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A Paradox - Poem by AHO Speaks

Double locks and even a house with a burglar alarm
Do perpertrators have the same fear they will come to harm?
Elderly of over seventy and afraid they will not save
They who worked hard in life; to take fear into the grave.

Who spreads this evil that I knew not before
Is it the news media who opens the door?
To a vast audience they say they must sell
Stories of violence, teror and evil; they first tell.

My generation saw its share of violent films and even war
Were we evil then or now; by what we saw?
I'm sure there was fear, evil and even pain
But do we have to hear it again and again?

Hijackings turned into many; tylenol and the swine flue
National epidemics and they were't just these few
Would there be a reduction in violence and criminal acts
If the media just presented the facts?

I know they say; 'this is what the people want and desire'
Why do they constantly add fuel to the already burning fire?
Where are the heroic stories as the Potomace air disaster
The man who forgot his own safety and swam even faster.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 9, 2010

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