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How long will corrupted adult waters 
encompass and swallow the innocence of a child?

How long will they teach of  santa clause and the tooth fairy?
How long will they lie?
How long will they say every thing is ok?

How long before we fall through the gaps?
How long will we fall into our own traps?

How long will our ceiling fans spin yet delivering no breeze?
How long will we employ in vain?

How long will the strong make no use of there muscle and not help the weak?
How long will the young man sit on the bus and not stand up and give the elderly his seat?
How long will the seas cry?
How long will the trees cry?
How will the flowers cry?
How long will the grass cry?
How long will the asmahtic child cry?
How long will the sky cry?
How long will they all cry before they completely die?

How long will we pollute?

How long will a child speak and not be heard?
How long before they seek drugs or a damaging fix in replacement of parental response?
How long will you be negligent because america distracts you with a dollar on the fishing rod?

How long will you say "we will speak when I get home"?

How long will the lord rain his tears often without destructive thunder?
How long will the government keep secrets that are no secrets?
How long will we escape the wrath of our self?

How long will we say "In God we trust" but still dabble in the devils dust?

How long will we lower the volume on the alarm clock?
How long will we be lucky?

How long will we escape our doom?

Tic tock tic tock 

How long before the bomb goes kabooom?

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Elliott, , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 12:17:00 PM
    Hi Elliot though i agree with the sentements within this write, I think father xmas and the tooth fairy are fairly innocent thing our children shoul not lose to soon, as for the rest i agree 100% with, one day there will be fool who lets the bomb go kabooom, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Very interesting and thought provoking questions, Elliot! I love this poem, my friend! Great! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 5:01:00 PM
    how long indeed, enjoyed, love elizabeth

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:58:00 PM
    How long do we have? xxxVie

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:10:00 PM
    How long before we notice we do the same things we complain about? <3

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 11:49:00 AM
    how long do we hold onto the fear in our hearts? fill them with love. Thanks for sharing.

    THe DrUnKeN POeT Avatar Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT
    Date: 6/23/2012 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!!!
  1. Date: 6/23/2012 11:29:00 AM
    how long will you be crown a great poetry king,great write Elliot,no time to waste

    THe DrUnKeN POeT Avatar Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT
    Date: 6/23/2012 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry