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Man turned downside up

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Man turned downside up

When we should have understanding we have ignorance,
When we should have selflessness we have greed,
When we should have pride we have persecution, 
When we should have union we have division, 
 When we should have brotherhood we have factions, 
When we should have education we have silence,
When we should have leadership we have hypocrisy,
When we should have reason we have confusion, 
When we should have civility we have bullying,
When we should have principles we have pinched morals,
When we should have duty we have legacy,
When we should have support we have rejection,
When we should have liberty we have tyranny,
When we should have peace we have war,
When we should have prosperity we have poverty,
When we should have democracy we have plutocracy,
When we should have transparency we have secrecy, 
When we should have truth we have lies,
When we should have ascent we have descent,
When we should have love we have hate,
When we should have humanity we have insanity, 
When we should have right we have wrong,
When we should prudence we have ego, 
When we should have friends and family we have neglection,
When we should have more we have less,
And when we should have less we have more, 
And when we should have kindness we have cruelty, 
And when we should have logic we have delusion,
When we should have ourselves we are someone else 
 When we have everything we have vanity, and stupidity  
 When we have no-thing we have wisdom and humility. 

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  1. Date: 3/31/2013 12:10:00 AM
    I would love to hear this piece read or performed accompanied by the flute and the drum.

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Paul, wow... something for something.. wow.. wow..love this..i can read it side to side.....thank you for sharing..always~LINDA

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    Date: 12/5/2012 1:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you like it Linda. Thanks for your comment hope your well x