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The Modern World

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The Modern World

This is not the golden age.
It is the future reeling from 
earthquake, hurricanes,
lost innocence, lost generations:
Who will cry?

Their voices are muted
beneath the blare of the trumpet sounders
who cry for justice: human rights,
the environment, save this, save that,
save the world.
They do not see 

In the modern world,    
after the dark-age, beyond skyscrapers,
escalators  and aeroplanes, without concord.
They do not see the muting things
nor hear the muted voices.
In the modern world, 
they 
do not feel.

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  1. Date: 7/18/2012 4:21:00 AM
    congratulations on a well-deserved win for a powerful poem!

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene.
  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Sherese just a quick congrats on your win..David

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:58:00 PM
    Yikes! Sounds chilling - yet I can see earth gravitating that way(some parts are already there). Nice free verse Sherese! Congrats!

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:33:00 PM
    Once again: great poem; congratulations on your win (though it should have placed higher!)... Terry

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the support Terry.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the new poet (Only) 2012 contest Sherese. Love, Carol

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 6:51:00 AM
    congrats on your win Sherese.....

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:43:00 AM
    Sherese, congratulations with your wonderful win in my contest... thank you for trying it out... hope to see you try out my mew contest.. soup mail..pd

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Destroyer, appreciate the opportunity and notice given to my poem.
  1. Date: 7/5/2012 9:54:00 AM
    nice write blind to life,just living,love it

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Richard, thanks.
  1. Date: 7/4/2012 4:00:00 PM
    You're right... most don't see or feel the terrible things all around us... only when directly affected... Great poem... Terry

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/18/2012 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for appreciatoin Terry.
  1. Date: 7/4/2012 10:23:00 AM
    Great write! Lori

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/21/2012 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Appreciate Lori.
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:32:00 PM
    oh wow this is deep...enjoyed much!!

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/21/2012 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you did, Jonas.