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How Long? - Poem by PHIL WINTER

How long must the corrupt
And power hungry prevail?
How long must they exist
Breaking heart, spirit and will?
How long must they dominate
Driving the people to hate?
How long must their greedy hands reach out
Squeezing the people within and without?
How long must they keep a stranglehold
Crushing dreams and hopes untold?
Until the peole drop?
Until the people die and rot?
Day by day the burdens grow heavier!
Step by step the journey seems longer!
How long will all this misery remain?
How long must the people endure this pain?
Will all their sacrifice be in vain?
How long the people ask>
How long? How long?

Comments about How Long? by PHIL WINTER

  • Hans Vr (12/18/2011 11:40:00 PM)

    Another very important poem, Phil.
    Very well written. very important question.

    However, if we really contemplate deeply, the real power of this world is with the good people. If we think about how powerful Ghandi has been, how powerful M. Teresa, Martin Luther King JR., ...

    These people held so much power and made such a huge difference. It is not easy to be like them but stil we all can make a difference.

    I think the true problem is that the ideals of young people are too often broken down by the extereme negative criticism of adults. I like to remain naive, even as a grown up. Let us take naive and all their criticism for sustained idealism as compliments and keep believing in our most high ideals.

    Another very nice and thought provoking poem.
    I will read more of your poems soon. Very well written, Phil
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  • (12/5/2011 9:23:00 AM)

    It is question that must be answered by the new generation (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 5, 2011

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