Dave Alan Walker

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Abuse - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

Should people tell
when they know something is not right
should people tell
when they know it for a fact

Should they turn a blind eye
like most people do
or should they tell what is true

Is it a case of
how many secrets
how many lies
how many victims
how many die
because people turn a blind eye

Tell someone today
don't let the victims pay

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's been in the news a lot for the past few weeks here in England,
lets get the guilty to pay, nobody has much trouble convicting the
innocent, lets try the same on the guilty.

Comments about Abuse by Dave Alan Walker

  • Rajnish Manga (1/12/2017 11:17:00 PM)

    A highly thought provoking poem. So many evils exist in our society because people are indifferent. They just don't care about what's happening around that needs to be thwarted. Thanks and congrats. The poem is added to the list of my favorites..
    ** how many die / because people turn a blind eye
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  • Chinedu Dike (1/12/2017 10:38:00 PM)

    Turning blind eye to abuse is tantamount to aiding and abetting injustice. An insightful piece of poetry elegantly brought forth with conviction. Thanks for sharing Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/12/2017 8:48:00 PM)

    love and word
    good words are there in the poems (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/12/2017 8:11:00 PM)

    Well-written poem, Dave +++++++++++ congrats on being selected for the day+++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Brian Stafford (1/12/2017 1:18:00 PM)

    Congrats on getting poem of the day, well said. (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2017 10:17:00 AM)

    Heartiest Congrats on poem of the Day for a well conceived and thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/12/2017 9:12:00 AM)

    Valid not just for England, but to the rest of the world as well. Well crafted thought provoking poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/12/2017 9:04:00 AM)

    This is the truth. Too many people have been turning blind eye and letting the innocent suffer. It's this lack of social consciousness that is growing every day. Congratulations for such great poem of social awareness and it's just place. (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (1/12/2017 6:48:00 AM)

    A good poem based on truth Dave
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Tom Allport (1/12/2017 5:40:00 AM)

    tom allport
    I agree the truth will set us free and it will end many people's cries? (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (1/12/2017 4:56:00 AM)

    Abstract generalities without a hook to make me really feel what it is you're motivated by. This poem was written four years ago. I have no idea what has been in the news a lot for the past few weeks. My first thought was the American government's platitude of See something say something that's had some currency in relation to fighting terrorism. But without a heartfelt anchor, an image, a concrete reference to actual affairs its all just so many words. Sorry, I'm just not moved. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/12/2017 12:48:00 AM)

    How many secrets? Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/1/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    Very well said..Beautiful message. Short and lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/25/2012 2:54:00 PM)

    Well said Dave - good one! (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (10/24/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    good morality..............................teaches good values to whole of the world may it bring change in the lives of victims (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/23/2012 8:59:00 AM)

    A good instruction not only to England but the world at large. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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