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Below is the poem entitled Alas which was written by poet Gerald Kithinji. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Alas! Mankind 
Is preoccupied
With living
Not loving. 

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 3:58:00 AM
    This one hit hard Gerald! It is unfortunate that circumstances force some to just survive by the basic needs without thinking too much about their emotions but it is more unfortunate for those who have a lot and yet they fall short when it comes to love. Excellently penned!

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 8:34:00 PM
    so true with closed eyes great imagery too but sad thanks for comment to my work happy holidays

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Alas indeed! Well said, Gerald.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Alas to live, to love, to experience that which lies beyond. thank you for your comments on my writes. cheri

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Grook!!! Still talking about names (^_^) this is a funny one for such a deep and interesting philosophical thought. I love short poems...perhaps because of my long name!? Btw, it is a poem in itself, ypu know: the whole means "This- seed'- that- has- been- blessed- with-the-power-of-LIFE/ is The -Princess-To-Rule-Qver-You/ And-now-she-is-married-to-my-son-the-one-blessed-by-BEAUTY"...Blessings to you too, dear poet friend , Hanitra

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 10/7/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quite a big challenge but I'll try and if I get exhausted, it will be your fault!...
    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 10/2/2013 1:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do that 'short' name in shape; I'm sure to love it. Thank you, VRA.
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:52:00 PM
    So true! We are all so concerned with money and the "finer things" in life. Yet, all we really need is love! A great message in this poem! Great work, Gerald!...Thank you for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 10/2/2013 2:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you too Kelly for visiting so often.
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:23:00 AM
    So this is a Grook? I will have to look into this form once... Thank you for pointing out my slip up in that last poem. Greatly appreciated always. Write on! my friend...

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 10/2/2013 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dan, I'm not even sure; it's my first day out on a voyage of discovery! Let me know if it fits.