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Listen to Your Heart

When you gonna wake up from - the nightmare we’re living in You know the one I’m speaking of, it’s the one with the bitter end You know you gotta lift your voice, raise it up loud and clear You gotta make enough noise - that they cant help but hear When you gonna step out from - the line you’re waiting in? Their speeches have you feeling numb, they make excuses for their sins What will you tell the children, when they’re tired, hungry and poor? We’re not supposed to kill them, with our pollution, greed and war Things won’t ever change Unless we demand it How did we let it get this way? I don’t understand it It’s not supposed to be this hard, to do what we know is smart We’ve failed with argument and logic, it’s time to listen to your heart

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Date: 11/6/2021 8:44:00 AM
Hi Kevin, Like my poem "America, Where Are You Going" you express the ugly truth of what is happening in the free world....a world that if we don't come forward will be lost forever. Blessings, Paulette
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kevin cummings
Date: 2/18/2022 9:49:00 AM
We seem to have a kindred view. Thank you for your beautiful and powerful work, and the supporting comment.
Date: 3/17/2021 1:57:00 PM
You express very well the often tedious moments of life even though theyn are necessary
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kevin cummings
Date: 3/17/2021 8:32:00 PM
Thank you, those moments are familiar to all - we are separated by how we react
Date: 3/17/2021 1:04:00 PM
I LOVE your writing style. This poem was so ON
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kevin cummings
Date: 3/17/2021 8:36:00 PM
Thank you, to touch hearts of others is why we do this.
Date: 3/17/2021 11:10:00 AM
In a word GREED. Well expressed and the right question. I think the young will attempt to solve the problem (Unless of course their own greed kicks in.)
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kevin cummings
Date: 3/17/2021 8:37:00 PM
Very kind of you to take time to share back. It means a lot
Date: 2/22/2021 3:36:00 PM
Kevin, I enjoyed reading your poem, I feel the same, we each must do our part, so many great lines in your poem, like these "What will you tell the children, when they’re tired, hungry and poor? We’re not supposed to kill them, with our pollution, greed and war." _Constance
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kevin cummings
Date: 3/17/2021 8:42:00 PM
Constance, you returned the exact phrase that I feel is most powerful in this poem. Thank you for the comment.