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MELTING RAINBOWS

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MELTING RAINBOWS

The rainbows are melting    
sliding slowly from the sky
Yellows meld into greens    into blues   
until all the various hues become one
The color red     The color of blood
Listen    you can hear a funeral dirge
in the crying of the wind    for rainbows 
are dying     They are being killed by 
disharmony    hate    apathy    and inequality

Rainbows are made of harmony and hope    
caring and sharing    and the kind of love 
that cannot be contained    but rises above 
the petty insecurities of this world
They are imminently irreplaceable

There is no balance in indifference
The scales are dangerously tipped
Long ago    when faced with suffering
people fell to their knees and prayed      
Lord why not me?
Now the mantra of the masses is      
As long as it's not me

People are suffering everyday    
for simple things they pray
a crust of bread    a grain of rice	
Yet still they cry    still they die
while politicians at state dinners waste 
food to feed an impoverished village for a week

Families live in newspaper covered cardboard boxes
while wealthy men nearby in response to their knocks    
begging for leftovers    for bigger boxes
use their influence and affluence 
to have riff-raff removed from the streets

Little children are being abused and mistreated
They come into this world already defeated
by adults who are excused for the fact of being 
immature and unable    emotionally unstable
They are tired of trying    adept at lying
And the courts give the kids back

There is no harmony to be found in hate
by far the most useless emotion 
Racism    Genocide    Religious persecution    
It is so easy to squeeze the trigger 
with a finger trembling in rage
yet impossible to turn back time
and plug the hole your bullet made

All people of all nations have hearts that bleed 
the same    each time they dig a new grave
Why this worldwide preoccupation 
with race    creed    color of skin
The important part is the soul
You cannot judge a soul by the packaging 
The essence of it comes from within

We all bleed the same    color red    color of death
We all die the same    our lungs stop breathing
our hearts stop beating    and we are gone
Why can we not live as one before all the rainbows 
die and melt slowly from our skies

Someday the rainbow will be only a myth
a fairy tale we put our children to sleep with
You may find an old man    or maybe even two
who remembers the glorious view
Except he is not really sure if he actually saw a rainbow
with his own eyes    or if it is but an illusion
a tantalizing vision planted in his mind 
by stories he heard as a child




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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 10:24:00 PM
    Monterey What a heart tugging and emotional write. You put a wonderful hidden message into each line that needs to be understood and used. Thanks for the great comment on my Two Little Poems write.

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 3/17/2014 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin. And you are welcome. It is always a pleasure to read your poetry.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:57:00 AM
    A very powerful message written within the words here. I think we are all feeling some of this within our world right now. The most important thing is to keep the faith and always have hope. Lov, Shar

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:55:00 AM
    this is really deep and a well crafted poem . I love how you used the symbol of the rainbow to relate this important message, Monterey. QUALITY writing.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Such a beautiful way to describe such delicate things of nature. One cant help but be impressed. Have a great day ahead.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:54:00 PM
    It's almost the personification Rainbows, Monterey

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 12:44:00 PM
    very deep write...it seems the world has gone mad

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:29:00 AM
    I just want to say, I get you, I appreciate you. Don't take this the wrong way but I think you are beautiful!