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Humanity Lost

Wings spread out, the sun in its face, a scavenger set out hunting, Looking for anything it could find to satisfy its hunger; Down below a little boy lay, barely alive, hardly breathing, His battered face turned towards the lifeless body of his father. The ground around him once dusty and dry, Now wet with the blood of this innocent child… Death hovered over him, lingering, waiting, watching; Time slowed down, the child blinked – and then never opened his eyes. A hundred flies quenched their thirst, the blood now pooled beside them. The vulture circled overhead, now joined by his friends, The table was set, their lunch was served, For the little boy and his father it was a gruesome end! Victims of a war, not that among nations… Rather a war of the human spirit, twisted by false ideals Humans killing humans in the name of religion; Blinded by hate, fuelled by intolerance, humanity’s dark side revealed. The vultures and flies enjoy their fill, While we whisper a prayer for those lost souls; What will it take to stop this madness? What will it take to heal this world? (A tribute to the lives lost in the recent religious conflicts)

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:04:00 AM

    Samuel, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 6:21:00 AM

    Very heartfelt write, quite sad, Samuel
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 1:17:00 AM

    Unbearably sad. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 12:31:00 AM

    Hi Samuel, this is such a powerful, moving piece that addresses the evils that are perpetrated in our world. Thank you for sharing this with us. Congratulations on a wonderful win! Kika
  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:57:00 PM

    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 3:40:00 PM

    Indeed, religious conflicts are taking lives. The core theme in all these religions is Love, so it's amazing that people can find Hate to harm each other within these wise texts. Let's pray for these souls, and that this madness may cease.

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