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Remembering When

I remember when . . . 
kids fought at school.
At worst, they’d end up with a bloody nose.
But kids today get bullied publicly
and ridiculed on You Tube videos.

I remember when . . .
folks’ arguments
took place and few of us were “in the know.”
Today, though, we see idiots galore
that cuss and brawl on Jerry Springer's show.

I remember when. . .  
was televised when kids were tucked in bed.
Now your child need only type the word
and see a victim get shot in the head.

I remember when. . . 
 we had a war,
but it was “cold” and seemed to be maintained.
Today the terror is at your own mall.
We’ve lost  -  in spite of all that we have gained.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Your words are the truth Andrea. Seems things are getting worse instead of better. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Excellent poem Andrea.....the reality of today makes me wish I was born into a different era sometimes. Hugs

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:42:00 AM
    yup, these things are true. thank you for reading my Massacre,, it does seem like it could go on and on ;} My dad and his broth and sister all had red hair. Their dad had red hair ;}

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:26:00 PM
    what an amazing poem this is, should go all the way to the white house, Andrea...

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 8:45:00 PM
    its ok my poem didnt place.I know in my own heart i did a good job and it felt good to say it.It took me about 10 minutes to write.thank you.Love Colleen

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Hi Andrea; This is so true and I agree with you. Nothing is like it use to be. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:42:00 AM
    yes, such truth here, Andrea. Have I said 'congrats on your wins' yet?

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:31:00 AM
    I screwed up an left my back door unlocked the other day. I was actually surprised no one had broken in. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:47:00 PM
    All very neatly put together Petal. The world is constantly changing. The young adapt and before long, this is all they will remember. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:58:00 AM
    These are all so true!A great poem.Enjoyed a lot.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Wow, Andrea...what an awesome write about such a horrific topic! You captured it all so very well...Sad...Tom and Jerry was about as brutal as it could get and now? Blood and gore and we wonder why kids act out in violent ways! Sorry I haven't been around to comment much...been busy and down...not a great combo! Hope all is well!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 6:31:00 AM
    Wonderfully written, and so true. The progress we have made as a society isn't all good, especially when you think of the things we discarded along the way. And thank you so much for your comments on When A Dreamer Sighs

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Oh, and about what Cyndi was saying about TV shows...not many wholesome shows out there anymore. There are a few, though. My daughters favorite show is Duck Dynasty...just a bunch of country boys being its pretty funny.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 6:10:00 AM
    So true. And things changed so quickly. Im 31, and things are so very different than they were when I was a kid, and that wasn't too awful long ago! So sad. That last line really hits hard. Im favin this.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Ding dong, you rang the bell. This world just seems to be going to hell. But in the hearts and souls of each. The truth lives on for all to preach.

    johnson Avatar robert johnson
    Date: 6/10/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I finished Cold comfort, check out nobody died if you like.
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:43:00 PM
    good message you have here and true ;}

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Got these right..Enjoyed reading your creative work..The Bible has been removed from school and the world gets worse and worse..Thanks for the drop by my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:48:00 AM
    This poem has an outstanding message Andrea..Yes we are now introduced to violence in much more ways..Im scared for our children s future.Even grown ups get bullied everyday but at least they might defend themselves but a child is so innocent.Its so worrying to think.Re Jerry springer show.Do you think they re fake or real?I always wonder..Some seem to be out of this world.Awesome Andrea

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:25:00 AM
    This is another amazing write of you my dear friend, Andrea. It's so sad to see the worse things happening now adays even the kids at school. Thank you so much for sharing & for everything. Good night and take care always! love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 8:30:00 AM
    The last line is the essence, loved the poem. Always, bl