Eric Cockrell

Come On! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

we live in an angry world...
victimized by indifference,
by greed, by intolerance...
we have lost direction.
and we are to blame.

we can go to the moon,
build great buildings, cross oceans,
talk to people around the world via the web...
yet we cannot stop hunger,
cannot eradicate poverty,
cannot provide shelter and medical care
to the masses...

come on!

we are led by insensitive wealthy people,
who sell our souls and bodies
for nickels and dimes...
who send us to fight their unjust wars,
who divide us by prejudice and religion.
and we let them!

we devour the dreams of our children,
for a moment of instant gratification.
we cast our elderly aside,
and prescribe pills for every occasion...

we speak passionately of god,
but dont even know ourselves.
we trade sensuality for cheap sex,
and fill our prisons with the hopeless.

are we then sheep?
or just cowards?

come on!

Comments about Come On! by Eric Cockrell

  • (8/15/2012 7:27:00 AM)

    Some great issues raised here, powerfully stated. Solidarity Reg! (Report) Reply

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  • Robert Wynn (8/13/2012 11:28:00 PM)

    It's powerfully addictive stuff, no matter who God is, comfort trumps hunger and that makes coward the correct label, as always your works focus comes full circle again and again and always cuts a nerve. (Report) Reply

  • (8/13/2012 7:55:00 PM)

    Here here! i stand in line and i am part of the guilty masses. Such a real piece which cuts to the core...A strong piece which speaks volumes tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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