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Regrets contest

I didn't go I broke my promise
my fault  those babies died  my fault the mothers cried.
When I qualified as a midwife a promise I made
promised my heart I would give them my time
to help the poor women get their lives back in line
all they face is pain and shame

The male leaders have  no compassion
terrible  conditions, no hospital or drugs no anything
just  men who think sex is theirs for the taking.
Leaving women with diseases and the babies they're making.
Once my health is back on form off I  will go
taking drugs with me to help the poor.

Everyone is poor they are without
without health without hope so desolate.
Might be just a ripple in an Ocean of hell
many a ripple would  surely tell
Until that day I live with my regrets
regrets that my life held  such consequences

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on a much deserved win. What a touching piece....

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/20/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thans Connie ...Seren
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 12:05:00 AM
    Congratulations, on the placement. Very good poem with what appears as deep history.. Nice writing, congratulations again.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/20/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol arent you fed up yet, Wayland. Thanks again..Seren
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:02:00 PM
    Hello Seren, stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem... congrats~ :-) PD

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/19/2013 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD...Seren
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Seren congrats on your great win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/19/2013 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank Connie, for stopping and commenting....Seren
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:14:00 PM
    congrtas on the placement!!!! Seren!!!! very thoughtful write!! ~sashi

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/19/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sashi...Seren
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Seren, congrats on your fantastic win! Well done! Love, Kim

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/19/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kim
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:44:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Joseph
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Congrats Seren on your win an excellent compassionate write, love xxx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Roae
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Seren...we've all walked this path of regrets and it is a very difficult one. Always, Annalise

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it is Annalise, but walk it we must...Seren
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:25:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie, thank goodness it didnt have to be a Haiku lol
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 9:05:00 AM
    A ripple can change the world, Seren! Just the fact of caring so much for those less fortunate, is a fact changing feat. Congratulations on a caring heart! and a wonderful poem!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Although the second stanza puzzles me (it takes two to tango) you did it great. Full of emotion, Seren! Congratulations on your top win in Frank's Contest! Ruben.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 2/18/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh! OK. Now I understand what you wanted to say...but there are no gunpoint, rape, or knifepoint among the lines of your poem.
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your wrong there Ruben it takes two but one is forced at gunpoint or knifepoint and repeately raped. The women have no clinics no drugs no help at all. Just count yourself lucky as I do we live in a "civilised community" ... Seren
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 6:57:00 AM
    You are an Angel Seren and I feel through all you write and express artistically that you do all you can do and perhaps more, sometimes at the expense perhaps of your own well being---like you said yourself, get strong and you can do more for others and Seren. Luv Ya

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/18/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig, i am no saint though. Lol. ..Seren
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Star, I think this without doubt shows your compassion, and your intent for the poor, but you cannot live for regret...David

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/12/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know and I am quite good at pushing it to back of mind, until something like this contest comes up...Seren
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:31:00 PM
    You have my compasion

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 10:14:00 AM
    this is sure powerful, Seren,, as i one with old values, see society crumbling before one everyday, and in your industry, where care is paramount, the powers to be will not be happy till that also is eroded away...this is wonderful poetry

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Harry
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Seren; This is so moving and touching. It is always the people at the top - that are to blame and men that don't care. I always say that some men, just zipper up their pants and keep on walking. Great poem. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for commenting Lucilla...Yea not enough people care...Seren
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:16:00 PM
    This is a powerful story...sounds like some help is soon on the way.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/10/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    not so soon but will occur...Seren
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:31:00 AM
    This is such an amazing write, so very sentimental my friend! I just loved reading this tenderhearted poem this afternoon! What a powerful piece, an intriguing poem, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/9/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell ...Seren