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Just a Thought

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Just a Thought

Not too long ago
Cigarettes permeated our culture
Tobacco companies were powerful
Science discovered a link between
Cigarettes and cancer
Cancer was deemed unhealthy

You no longer see media ads for cigarettes
You rarely see smoking in movies

It seems that someone somewhere noticed

Violence permeates our culture
Even down to a recent ad for electronics 
Involving an adult interviewing preschoolers
“Which is better, one laser beam or two?”
The (satisfying; amusing?) response
Was “Two.  Laser beams from both eyes
Can make big explosions!  Boom!  Boom!”

Someone noticed that Bullying can lead to 
Suicide, which is deemed unhealthy
And people are working to stop it

Gee, what about guns?  Assault rifles; hand guns
Which have no sporting or food hunting purpose
After the latest grade school massacre
Have we finally decided that guns may be unhealthy?

The first rule of Health Care is, “First, do no harm.”
Sounds like a good rule for Humanity


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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Very didatic!

    Hooten Avatar KJ Hooten
    Date: 12/19/2012 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I try to please. : ) KJ
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 1:16:00 PM
    A very informatice piece of write narrative/freeverse

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 12:45:00 PM
    very informative write.. Sounds like a good rule for Humanity.

    Hooten Avatar KJ Hooten
    Date: 12/17/2012 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always wonder why we have to wait for horror to show us what not to do? thanks for your thoughts. Have safe and happy holidays. KJ