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AIDS and aids

How many it has sent to Hades
Despite the many aids
Lavished over the ages

Your gender does not exonerate you
Neither does the gene in you
Nor age emancipate you

Who really is to blame?
For AIDS unscrupulous fame
Rendering all efforts lame

We now live in a State of Emergency
Wholly engaged is every agency
Watch what a state of delinquency!

Oh! How bitterly I weep
When I perceived how very deep
The unchecked scourge of its whip

How many died yesterday?
How many will today?
Yet, tomorrow is another day

Maybe or maybe not we live
Hope is what makes us believe
We shall stumble on a lasting relief

You and I have a role to play
For this malady to give way
Give aids with LOVE every day.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest again Oluwaseun. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Oluwaseun. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:42:00 PM
    great bro!

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 9:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Oluwaseun on your excellent poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 3:24:00 AM
    congrats oluwaseun, keep the flag flying..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 4:14:00 PM
    HI Gluwaseun.This is a very well written and moving piece with a powerful message.I am aware how Aids is affecting people especially women and children though of course it devastates whole families.I have aso seen remarkable strength and courage from sufferers.My heart and prayers sicerely go out to them and you.Your ability to write like this can reach other's hearts and minds like it did mine.Maybe this will be your role as it is filled with LOVE.Well done being featured. Love June(Sylvia)