Linda Barnes


A World So Broken - Poem by Linda Barnes

I will leave this Earth
With a broken heart
Of all I have seen
And all that is not

I was allowed to grow up
Through rose colored glasses
Not having to witness
Streets so chaotic

Who would have believed
How this world would change
From celebrating Christmas
To dying for believing in same

Children of today
Have no clue or idea
What yesterday use to be
Or what tomorrow will bring

As a prayer is whispered
Will it calm their fears
As they cry themselves to sleep
Living in a world so broken

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life


Comments about A World So Broken by Linda Barnes

  • (1/6/2016 2:50:00 AM)


    Rose color glasses will change the tone of what is real. You don't have to leave the world broken, just don't still wear those glasses. Hearts mend over time. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/2/2016 4:51:00 PM)


    This poem has moved me speechless. I too think the world is broken. The poet that wrote this has spoken. Great poem.#10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2015 4:43:00 PM)


    A broken World,
    It certainly is,
    So much we have changed,
    But unfortunately, violence is still,
    The language of the mentally ill.

    You're poem is full of truth and sadness for a style of life now gone and for the world we are now living in.
    Instead of the world getting better, we see violence and death on the rise.
    An excellent work, that highlights the absurdity of violence, remembering the victims of San Bernardino, rip.
    Thank you
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    Linda Barnes (12/7/2015 9:50:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading my poem. Your feedback is most appreciated.

  • Shah Surja (12/4/2015 3:51:00 PM)


    As a prayer is whispered
    Will it calm their fears
    As they cry themselves to sleep
    Living in a world so broken
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2015



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