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The World We Live In

My heart aches for a world filled with peace, so much sadness and destruction,
I cannot take any more.
I get up in the morning and put a smile on my face,
I watch things on the news and I feel disgrace.
How can I smile when the grimness of life for others hurts me so much?
How can I eat my food and not feel guilty for the starving millions?
How can I waste water having a bath or a shower when others have no
clean water even to drink?
Dying of malnourishment and dying because of contaminated water,
All over the world this is happening to real human beings and what do I do?
Carry on as normal and put a smile on my face.
The children are crying, their parents are dying,
The Parents are crying, their children are dying,
But the world carries on as normal,
And I get up every morning and put a smile on my face.
Wars are raging everywhere, haunted faces staring “Why doesn't anyone care?”
Fear and terror is their living nightmare “Why doesn't anyone care?”
We care, but we choose to look away, “we're not affected” people say,
So we get up every morning, put a smile on our faces and get on with our day.

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  1. Date: 7/13/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Stopping by today to thank you for your kind comments on my writings Deborah. I hope to be reading your poetry for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us and may you always find the inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 9:13:00 AM
    Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. Best wishes Deborah

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 3:40:00 AM
    Sometimes it's easier to pretend not to see than to deal with the situation. It's unfortunate but it is what it is. That's 'the world we live in'. Nice free verse Deborah -provocative.

    Price Avatar Deborah Price
    Date: 7/5/2012 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading and for your lovely comment. Best wishes Deborah
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:59:00 PM
    Great write, Deborah. Very thought provoking. Love, Kim

    Price Avatar Deborah Price
    Date: 7/5/2012 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Wow, How true that statement is. We don't have any idea what it means to suffer, so we hide our heads under a blanket and ignore it. Shame to our name.

    Price Avatar Deborah Price
    Date: 7/5/2012 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I am afraid we are all guilty at some point, it does put things into perspective doesn't it, I fear I am oversensitive but I guess there's nothing wrong with that, Thanks for reading
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Beautiful, True and something not enough people think about I think this is a wonderful expression of your goodness. Exalt !!

    Price Avatar Deborah Price
    Date: 7/5/2012 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 3:29:00 PM
    You are raising self awareness with your poetry Deborah, I really enjoyed this write, have a great evening hugs vie

    Price Avatar Deborah Price
    Date: 7/5/2012 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MAny Thanks for reading, hugs to you too