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Some of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
Imagine being a kid
Running for your life 
Behind you explodes a bomb
Feet splash in mud, 
Diamonds hidden in your teeth
Rightfully yours
This is your home
Everything about this equation is wrong

De Beers
Imagine troops pushing maids carts
Full of  Diamonds in a glass case
Your five senses breathe money
Messed up childhood, it's the only love you embrace
All the goats you cut to stash pouches in
It's the bully, the devil coming out from within
The underground tunnels,
The lies you funnel
Paperwork? Straighten collar
Hu Hum, That doesn't exist, grin, 

When I walk through the mall
I see jewelers and their prestigious counters
I mind goes to all the kids torn from their parents 
Forced into drugs to stay alive
How can anyone be ok with this?
Blood Diamonds will live forever
Too many chose ignorance. 
Talking to them about it
All they've got is a blank stare

Copyright © Sharon Morken

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Nicely written, I seen the movie. was watching Shutter Island last night with Leo. It's hard to not think of the atrocities going on and have been going on, clothes you wear, shoes you wear, food you eat " Peta" and did I say child porn.

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 6/24/2013 5:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Debbie, nice to meet you! Glad to know I'm not the only one that gets concerned with it.
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:52:00 AM
    Certainly we've lost touch with reality, when we ignore such brutality, they watch the movie, oh what a shame, hurry change the channel, time for the game, pity and indifference the new duality We have our issues now at hand, like ostriches with heads in the sand, internet, 4g phones to call, yet morals of a neanderthal, yet supply always meets demand

    Shadowremains Avatar The Shadowremains
    Date: 5/1/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I better keep quiet or condemn myself, my concern of world events, long left on the shelf, I wouldn't say I don't care, just that the emotion I can't spare, but of words I have wealth