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Peace On Earth

Driving through this neighborhood 
Of boarded houses, nothing good 
A scary feeling wraps me tight 
I shouldn't be here late at night 
My brother called, I had to go 
Beyond my help, 'I know, I know.' 
Yet still I need to recognize 
It could be me behind those eyes 
Of lost forgotten souls that thrive 
In poverty with hopeless lives 
The future is a memory 
Of things they used to think they'd be 
Their thoughts were not so grandiose 
A roof, a job, a life, at most 
And now they go down every morn 
To drink a jug of methadone
Each day begins and ends the same 
They burned their bridges, their family's name 
The loss we feel as we sit smug 
Has deepened like the hole they dug 
The life preservers that we threw 
Were used as tools...'We knew, we knew.' 
To drag them down to deeper depths 
We watch them drown as they repent 
Their children cry, their parents hurt 
Their only peace comes in the dirt. 
Peace on earth, peace on earth.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2009 10:28:00 AM
    WOW! Very powerful and it seems to capture the desolution of the subject so well. Not having experienced addiction in the urban setting, I can only draw on the effect it had on our family with a meglomaniac, alcoholic step-father in small-town West Texas. Your meter is very good and made for a fluid read. I enjoyed it very much... <><

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 12:57:00 AM
    I agree, I sat down and devoured your work. I read through your poems and was amazed, you are a great poetess and I look forward to reading more of your lovely work...thanks Raul

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 3:25:00 PM
    Karen, I have read, I have seen and I have felt your work tonight, you have inspired me and cannot thank you enough. The comments you made on my words gave me hope and I am in your debt, your work is both honest and direct, but most of all it contains all the colours of the world no matter how daunting, thanks again, a poem to you I will dedicate. Blessed be. Love, Bellantony