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Our World Is Bleeding - Poem by Jazmin OK...

I see the world bleeding
The people crying,
The children dying
‘Life is a gift’ they say
To some maybe.

Why do we close our eyes?
Turn our backs
Look the other way?
For the ones who we ignore
See a gaping wound
In their lives
They’ve no bandage
We’ve stolen the stock
To cover our eyes

We live our life
Not knowing
Never knowing
Forever forgetting
Those who could
Change the world
If we changed how they lived
They could fly

Can’t you see?
To live like us
It’s all they’ve
Ever wanted.

Topic(s) of this poem: world

Comments about Our World Is Bleeding by Jazmin OK...

  • Daniel Brick (8/1/2015 7:18:00 PM)

    This poem shows a poignant awareness of the sufferings of others. And without insulting your readers or making them feel diminished, you alert them to the need for compassion, and action based on that compassion. You do this in a spirit of shared responsibility. The problem with many socially-aware poems is the speaker seems to be preaching from a higher moral position and that turns readers off. Instead I felt your poem is inviting me to join in a common cause. I love the irony of this passage: THEY'VE NO BANDAGE./ WE'VE STOLEN THE STOCK / TO COVER OUR EYES. What a clever and convincing way to show people that even by doing nothing negative, they are part of the problem. Such irony is far more persuasive than preaching and accusation. (Report) Reply

    (8/2/2015 12:18:00 AM)

    Thanks again! I hoped that someone would pick up on that passage. Obviously, I am a big believer in human rights!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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