Del a.k.a. Abe Jones

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Virginia Tech - Poem by Del a.k.a. Abe Jones

If we don't change the way we do
And learn to do what we don't
If we can't each, honor ourselves
It's a sad fact that others won't
And there will be no hope!

If life isn't treated sacredly
And we won't care for one another
If we can't hold out a helping hand
To help each Sister and Brother
Then where will we find hope?

If we can't let our greed and hate
Be overcome with how we love
Then, it's not enough to say you pray
To some god somewhere above
Though, you may feel that may bring hope.

If we let our World numb our hearts
And our minds and sensitivity
If we think life is some movie script
Beamed out to us on some TV
And think it's all not real, we hope!

If we don't quit our pretending
That everything will be alright
That it couldn't happen to us
We will find, someday, it might
No matter how much, we may hope.

Though, there are some bad apples
Our young people are the best
We must all help their learning
So, they can pass this life's test
For, they are our only hope!

We are all our Brother's keeper
And all other people's, too
If we won't stop doing what we don't
There will be nothing left to do
And then, there will be no hope.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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