poet Dave Alan Walker

Dave Alan Walker

What Have We Become

What have we done
what have we become
we have made a world of nothingness
out of power and greed


Love is a fading fantasy
as money becomes everything
no honour no love
loyalty just a name


The only thing that remains the same
is the grave we are put in

Topic(s) of this poem: greed

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Poem Edited: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

4,8 out of 5
4 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about What Have We Become by Dave Alan Walker

  • Rahman HenryRahman Henry (9/5/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    Excellent poetic work. Beautiful Poem. 'Love is a fading fantasy...'
    I like this poem. Love it.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (8/29/2015 8:55:00 PM)

    Wonderful, Dave. Thanks for sharing

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • David WoodDavid Wood (8/17/2015 5:36:00 AM)

    Hi Dave, I agree, but the love for my late wife, Tina, has only got stronger.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (7/17/2015 6:14:00 PM)

    Strong, and true words.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/14/2015 8:21:00 PM)

    Deeply envisioned. A great poem I like most. Thanks for posting.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/14/2015 8:19:00 PM)

    Very nicely envisioned. A great poem I like most. Thanks for posting.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Elliot Dudzi-ahiatorElliot Dudzi-ahiator (6/11/2015 9:36:00 AM)

    This ought to certainly get us all to stop and think of our journey so far. I definitely did. Thank you

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (4/6/2015 11:23:00 PM)

    You've certainly said it powerfully, and correctly here David!

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kewayne WadleyKewayne Wadley (4/2/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    You struck deep with this one! Love indeed is a fading fantasy

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/23/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    A hardhitting reality poem, u put it in poetic words sincerely in a soulsearching way! Rapacity and greed, all ills of money. I tink barter trade was beta in some ways. Kudos.
    Great to read u again.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (3/22/2015 10:10:00 AM)

    This a powerful poem with a powerful message. The Truth is Truth, and it cannot be anything else; and this poem communicates it as it should.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Daniel BrickDaniel Brick (3/20/2015 1:32:00 PM)

    This is the type of poem that takes no prisoners. It is blunt, direct, undecorated by imagery. It tells the truth. And if a reader resists such a truth, that is part of the problem. The title is very important for your message - the verb become means this reality was shaped over time, and we did nothing to stop it when we could, and now possibility has hardened into reality. I'm not going to second guess you by offering objections to your conclusion. What your poem asks for is not words but actions!

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Stephen KatonaStephen Katona (3/20/2015 1:32:00 AM)

    By 'rest of us' I meant those not infected by power, greed and money. You've added to the ocean with your poem.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Stephen KatonaStephen Katona (3/20/2015 1:29:00 AM)

    Power, greed and money do seem to rule the world. Thank you for this honest, hard hitting poem. Hopefully droplets of kindness from the rest of us will form a vast ocean for us to sail upon.

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Tirupathi ChandrupatlaTirupathi Chandrupatla (3/18/2015 4:01:00 PM)

    Profound is the conclusion. Power and greed rule the roost. Hope we realize this and live this life.

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Amitava SurAmitava Sur (3/18/2015 2:21:00 AM)

    Yes, though harsh to hear but very true, our unending greed and desires had put us nowhere in deed.

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Andrey FishtAndrey Fisht (3/16/2015 12:18:00 PM)

    It's a perfect truth. All made by laws and money.And we are looking for somethinp really natural.

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (3/10/2015 1:14:00 PM)

    Grim but so very true Dave. Money comes before people in this sad old world.

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kewayne WadleyKewayne Wadley (3/9/2015 2:23:00 AM)

    Love is a fading fantasy
    as money becomes everything
    no honour no love
    loyalty just a name

    Great lines! Very much the truth. Well said!

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags