Joseph Anderson

Bronze Star - 2,329 Points (3-12-25)

A Sickness Lurks Within - Poem by Joseph Anderson

I hear the pulpits ringing
About mankind's mortal sin;
From what I hear and see, I fear
A sickness lurks within.

The cancers eating at our souls
Are violence, sex and drugs;
While most of this we just dismiss,
With non-commital shrugs.

Our teens are pregnant, kids kill kids,
While wealth and waste abound;
Guns in schools, illiteracy rules,
Lord! A sickness walks around.

We have scandal in high places,
As we lose our moral codes;
We follow the flow, we won't say no
So, we walk the Roman roads.

This is a dear, great country,
With just and faulty laws;
Perhaps we could, God knows we should
Amend these serious flaws.

1998


Comments about A Sickness Lurks Within by Joseph Anderson

  • Valsa George (9/16/2012 1:31:00 AM)


    Unfortunately this is the plight everywhere. Greed, crime and violence like cancer is eating up our vitals! We often tend to take things for granted! A lament like this itself is purgative! Powerful write! (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (5/19/2012 2:26:00 AM)


    Oh, what a wonderful thoughtful write, and such a great flow to the poem, the content is the same in a good deal of the world it would seem, but just written so well, somehow you made it a pleasure to read.. (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2011 6:30:00 AM)


    A very true to life poem Joe i love the story and also how well it rhym's.wonderful Joe. This should have been given a 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 20, 2010



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