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Below is the poem entitled HEAR MY CRY which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ashes weep while tiny shadows reach for a shattered hourglass,
for I was ready for the moon's full weight, but never for the death
of my child who now gathers dying stars, she who deserved 

a chance to sigh on far shores. I rage for each milestone denied,
the childhood dreams now buried and the snuffing of her verve,
a stolen providence. Children should never lie beneath grass

or tremble as night drops like a tarp nor should they be witness
to mankind’s arrogance. We have failed this final, frail generation,
we who ignored long-starving nations as they buried their young.

I am the dust upon your feet, returned to my origins, but if you 
press your ears to tainted soil, you will hear hymns left unsung.
Forgive our mess, learn from the infinite sins we now confess.

Humanity was inhuman. We refused to listen and looked the other
way. People were ruled by jealousy, wariness, terror and worst
of all, cruelty. Kindness lost priority, and we cast aside our brother.   

So, love as though each were your own, open yourselves to truth,
share your hearts fearlessly, consume as little as you can, give more
than you receive, shun wealth, embrace family and turn foe to friend.

Peace would have made a difference; what would have happened
if we had embraced the world with compassion, taught acceptance 
and erased all traces of prejudice, hatred, oppression and ruthlessness?

Oh, stranger, please, I beg you to pay heed, our demise tells a tale and 
though the future bears no responsibility, hear my cry, an urgent echo:

we sacrificed our own sons and daughters on an alter known as greed. 

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:16:00 AM
    just simply, beautiful! amazing write, Katei

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 5:27:00 PM
    I would give YOU my number one Dee..a most excellent write in all ways, PS loved your Christmas story & tea. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Wonderful and lovely piece,Cyndi...Congrats on your superb win in this contest....

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Nice little win. ~skat

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:21:00 AM
    cyndi, I read at the blog that you wrote this before the tragic shooting. Wow, it fits so well into the vigil category of poems in the other contest as well. This is GREAT writing. One of the best I have seen for this contest. Congrats for your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:18:00 AM
    In lieu of sad events of these past weeks, this touches deeply that place of despair and loss..........yet is a cry that should be heard and heeded as 'an urgent' echo' that never ends....we must make this world a better, safer, comforting place for children all over the world....and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to do just that. Your words are reminders to us all to take a stand. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Congrats on this powerhouse!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 5:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on you winning spot Cyndi love xx

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:24:00 AM
    Congratulations, Cyndi, on your excellent win in my contest. Wonderful poem, I just love it. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:49:00 AM
    great write Cindi.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:20:00 AM
    Cyndi - Amen to your words. that's all I can say. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 8:08:00 PM
    Cyndi, this is a fantastic write, so many truths brought forth, i absolutely love it, blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 5:18:00 PM
    "children should never lie beneath grass or tremble as night drops like a tarp nor should they be witness to mankinds arrogance"...that's intense because it's true. It makes me wonder, if man could achieve peace, goodwill, etc. how will they commercialize it; peace would have a price tag? Good Write!

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 4:23:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem, cyndi. I enjoyed it a lot. Especially stanza 7.

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 2:55:00 AM
    absolutely wonderful

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 12:46:00 AM
    Cyndi I like, thanks for your comments and I did google it...bloody hell what is wrong with people!!!!!! it feels wrong saying it but Merry Christmas bud....David

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:38:00 PM
    Excellent. Very deep write. Enjoyed. Tfs