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Remove Your Blinders

No heartbeat will pass through these teeth
Nothing's child will digest, rest dead inside me
A plead or two, violent rages ignored
What did her smiling eyes mean to you?
I know you saw her grinning

Let me tell you, child bearing a heavy heart:
Karma is alive and kicking 
Every heartbeat has purpose

Sick to my stomach I discover much truth
Humans ripping flesh from bones-- I have a bone to pick with you
To what extent of this insanity does it prosper our youth?
May I remind you of meals to spare, the freedom to choose?

I wonder everyday, "Were you even hungry?"
Friend, eating is for survival, to thrive, keep these eyes blinking
Not to slit something's throat
Believe me

No longer will I blind myself from sick,real cruelty
Look at his face
Have you seen him cry?
Are your eyes still smiling?
Three days to live and he can not wait to die

Stop this vicious cycle
Let nature shine through
They were here before me and before you
Wouldn't you liked to be saved by grace?
Thankful for words on a believed page?
Rescued from a life threatening disease of ignorance I hate?
One more rescue breath at the scene 
Open your eyes wide 
We are that change


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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 5:18:00 AM

    I love it! Aims straight for the heart. The tendency of mankind to plunder and destroy is a scary one. Nature of course being the first victim. The conclusion serves to remind us that things will not improve if we do not initiate the change. Well written poem Stephanie!
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 11:50:00 AM

    hi Stephanie welcome to the soup, I like this as an opener look forward to more soon, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 11:39:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this afternoon Stephanie. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

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