As We Sit Back. Poem by willow moon pearce

As We Sit Back.

Rating: 4.8


Conflicts continue to rock our world
Which I naively hoped would resolve themselves
Countries supplied by weapon salesmen
Which continue to bring starvation, disease
And only war.

Humans have a unique way of cruelty
So many civil wars, I have lost count
Together with our subtle ways of dissent
Black against white and vice versa

Why must there be Poverty in rich nations
The spokesmen for our religions
Foment paranoia and bigotry
How many millions more must die
In the name of God.

Man never seems to learn from conflicts
I always wonder which companies, chemical and otherwise
Benefit from terror and death

I suppose people do not care for each other anymore
The old adage, ' I'm all right jack '
Should fly aloft like flags
I am tired of the news
I tire of them that care only for themselves
As the world plunges into the abyss
I cover my face and weep..

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary Nagy 04 November 2006

Hi Willow, I share your concerns about this world. I am glad you are not just sitting back. A wonderful way to bring attention to the horrible state of the world. Sincerely, Mary

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Jerry Hughes 15 January 2006

You've made your point exceptionally well, Willow. When we learn that greed isn't good, we'll start to see a glimmer of hope.

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Charles Chaim Wax 06 January 2006

a poem filled with compassion wisdom truth given to the world and the world should listen in the end must listen else total mess a wonderful poem

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