My Beautiful Universe

Written by: Bob shank

a biafra child
who didn't eat
air filled stomach
echoed drums we beat
SAVE THE CHILDREN!
a phase we repeat

a soldier's limb
has returned from war
tears from loved ones
who expected more
WE WANT PEACE!
hangs on every door

postpartum depression
is the new excuse
to kill the child
suffering from abuse
WHERE'S THE JUSTICE!
what's the use

villages of genocide
mercenaries rape and rob
stolen booty
benefits of the job
HANDS ACROSS THE WORLD!
to catch the tears we sob

streets littered with vials
of the newest drug craze
while we laugh it off
as just another phase
SAY NO TO DRUGS!
as we idolize purple haze

another homeless man died
a horse with no name
pulling the plow of poverty
we hang our heads in shame
SHELTER THE HOMELESS!
animals of cardboard boxes fame

corruption at every level
robbing its citizen's blind
the constant trickling down
leave two pennies hard to find
SUPPORT YOUR GOVERNMENT!
democracy of a different kind

then there are those
the ones who understand
the poet's of the world
bringing beauty to a hapless land
MY BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE!
has been created by your hand.....

Bob Shank-Oct. 21st, 2006
Dedicated to all the poet's
throughout the world, who 
through their words make
life livable....write on!, Peace