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When will you cry? 
Will you cry when they kill all your dreams 
or when the sun stops
setting? Or when you cannot have kids, 
or when they cancel your wedding?  Will it bring 
you to tears when there's another 911 
or you get a bill from your overseers that makes you
feel forlorn; Or when they whisper softly"

 there's something wrong with your newborn" Then
will you cry? Will you cry when the poison from 
the food kills your bodies natural

protection,and leaves you no longer immune? 

That is around the corner waiting and will be
here soon; Doctors with
 "C" averages,taking out your body parts; 
Will you weep then? What
will make you cry,what does it take to make 
you stand: 

Misdiagnosis? You are not exempt.
Missing children or grandchildren,babies 
without bottles, missing;Vacuuming pedophiles
body parts!  

When will you get sick of this manure? 
What will make you fight these horrors
back? It happens to Jill and It happens to Jack...
.Perhaps you don't wanna fight,perhaps

You think it only happens to blacks,
or browns ,or poor whites; No you don't want to
fight,you feel exempt; 
But there's a tear out there waiting,
it has your fingerprint!  So 
keep on thinking it cant happen to you
nothing can affect you, you have it all sorted
out,and life is not fair,but we are 
breathing the same air! 

So if you think these
conditions will only affect others; 
And you have your paper 
money tucked safely in the
bank,you live in a different world....
so you think! Again I ask; What will make you
fight,what will make you cry,

When things come to the the light...
when things to the light?
Your safety net has holes
 in it,you are slipping 
through the cracks,paper money is torn
worthless, dried up trees!
Life for others is not fair,your luck
is running scarred;

We are breathing the same air!  
When the lights come on 
There is nothing more to see, you
knock but can't get in; 
Your names first on the list. 
Your money was not that long; The
Kidney that you needed,went to one 
who had much more!
Now you die from waiting,it is so
aspirating,the playing fields not even; 
But now it is to late,you can no longer
wait.....So you Die.... And so you Die!

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  1. Date: 7/12/2015 12:17:00 AM
    Vicki.. I celebrate one of your awesome works being honored and having you personally recognized on the Soup front page.. Way to go!

  1. Date: 7/11/2015 2:43:00 AM
    Vicki:) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups, Home Page. ~SKAT LOVE~

  1. Date: 7/9/2015 9:02:00 AM
    Vicki, congratulations on having this beautifully penned poem selected as a Feature Poem for the week, enjoy the honor

  1. Date: 7/8/2015 2:20:00 PM
    Amazing Write vicki , very deep and inspiring, worth reading more than once , Life is life always something on the corner , no one knows in which percent of people they are at you may be feeling lucky but with a snap it's all a trap and we can cry ... natural is death and we cannot avoid it but live ... -Rosie :)

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Your writing reminds me a bit of my friend Vicki Tsilumi. That is a real compliment because her poems deeply move me. If you have a chance read my poems Girl Rising and the sequel Boy Sitting. I would love to hear your thoughts on them.

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 5:44:00 AM
    Vicki another great poem ... only thing again ?I feel your format detracts from the poem ... some great lines here that need to stand on their own ... you have a raw ability that with a little work has potential hope you dont mind and if you dont agree ignore me others do lol ;) love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 6:02:00 PM
    Life is not fair but Praise God there is going to be that eternal life that will be fair because God with His Son Jesus will rule and reign...But maybe you can start a landslide that rights some of these wrongs now while we are here on earth..Sara

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 3:40:00 AM
    Very creative and nice narrative on weep, Vicki