Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

The Abuse Of Women Girls Revisited - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter once said
'The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive
and unaddress human rights vioation on earth.'

New Zealand poet Terence George Craddock recognized
affirmed these 'fine words but the problem of the abuse
of boys is not even recognized, (The abuse of women and
children) is the urgent issue, excluding a gender within
gender equality I have always considered dangerous,

for example when solo mothers
suffer economic, mental or physical abuse,
then their children suffer regardless
of gender. Healthy minds fill of compassion
may grow to produce future solutions...

Equality for all regardless
of race religion gender is the issue,
the problem is the lack of finances to address
all in need and the billion starving in poverty
is a capitalist crime, when present food

production produces enough to feed every person
on earth three times over according to research data.
Waste for profiteering is a crime, greed is a cause,
love compassion and sincere organized efforts
to solve global problems are attempts at solutions.'

Copyright © Jimmy Carter and Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: human rights

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in March 2015 on the 9.3.2015.
Inspired by a posting of a Jimmy Carter quotation, supplied from The Carter Centre, posted by the American poet Eric Cockrell.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 8, 2015

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