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Below is the poem entitled I'M TALKING WHO'S LISTENING which was written by poet Jeffrey Lee. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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From North, South, East, and West
I think all of us are full of stress
All the old values are in demise 
Half truths, no truths, are just lies
Radio and TV tell you half the story 
Newspapers and magazines are more gory
New terror is conflicts that abound
A cry of fear is our new sound
The criminals have endless rights 
While the victim is lost in his own plight 
No pretense 
Now days who uses common sense
There is a lot of unhappiness and a lot of strife 
Just look around how can we improve life?
War after war seems like the inevitable solution to a problem
But peace and love is the only way to solve them
Does anybody care?
Is the answer because we all live in fear.
So what is your answer?
It is eating at our thought and lives like cancer.
The consciousness of humanity must soon grow to incorporate this truth
The world as a whole can finally come to a place of peace and harmony now that is proof.
No one is better or worse; 
History repeats itself, mankind is that our curse?

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.  ~Gandhi

Copyright © Jeffrey Lee

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  1. Date: 10/13/2010 3:59:00 PM
    hate to say it but that's how the world works, great poem though

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 5:22:00 AM
    Very inspiring and thought provoking write, nice quote by the father of my nation, Jeffrey

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 5:16:00 PM
    Hi Jeffrey So much food for thought in these words.Such frightening times we live in.And like you state none of us is perfect, what matters I feel is to keep on trying and to not lose hope.To me God's love-whatever name we give him -is everything and I believe conquers all.Thank you for sharing your own thoughts in such a way as to reach others through the great gift of poetry. luv June(Sylvia)