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Along the shore I travel across golden silt,
Watching thirsty flowers withering wilt
All this salty water poison to parched stocks,
Tease helpless flowers with cold briny shocks.
 Crushed abandon shells wash onto the foamy shore,
Even in the ocean, homeless rest on the darkened floor.

Along the road I travel across litter dirty street,
Seeing starving children with everyone I meet.
All the greedy people with pockets full of change,
Refuse to meet the eyes of all the homeless mange.
Crushed abandon hopes haze wounded little eyes,
Filled only with wishes for a quickening demise

Along the way to paradise I see a grander scheme,
Where, children have the right to live a better dream.
At the pearly gates, they earn their gossamer wings,
While the heartless, swing from gilded purse-strings.
Dangling over the fires of brimstone and molted rock,
Paying penance for all the sweet children forgot.

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  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:40:00 PM
    I'm touched by your writing but more so your sadness at the plight of our homeless and unfed. Your last stanza is explosive. Good one, my friend :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Lisa, thank you for visiting my poem today, very nice. - I also have a little poem with this title, you might want to read it. - Your poem touches my heart. - Those who have much get always more - those who have little get nothing - where is the justice in this world. - Well written Lisa - Wishing you a nice Easter. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)