Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 29,705 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Enough Hyperbole - Poem by Raymond Farrell

Enough hyperbole
But there can never be enough
For some people
I have quit reading
The false outrage
Put forth by people
Enjoying the benefits
Of Western society
I have lived in the third world
For extended periods of time
Practicing medicine
I have treated people with leprosy
And diseases long gone
In the West
I have seen people
Starving on the streets
I don't need to read fiction
In the guise of poetry
Presented by those
Who think they are being helpful
By ranting and raving
About a situation they know nothing
Often to enhance their name recognition
But can't get of their asses
Leave their Ivory Towers
And comfort zones
And actually do something meaningful.

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  • Leah RossLeah Ross (6/29/2017 3:58:00 PM)

    very perplexing write (Report)Reply

    Raymond Farrell(6/29/2017 5:06:00 PM)

    If you have spent all your life in the Western world it can be perplexing.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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