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I think of you now and again
Out half a world away
On the other side of the globe
Here it’s midnight for you midday
Somewhere on a Himalayan mountain
How can I possibly relate to your reality
Far from anything resembling a city
With no infrastructure of any kind
No cars no shopping centers
No electricity no electronics
None of the luxuries I take for granted
How can I relate to your reality
Your wealth is a goat some seeds and hope
A little schoolhouse relatively close
As your best prayer for a better future

The gap between the haves and the haves-not
Is nothing less than astronomically absurd
And there’s no trusting the middlemen
Greed keeps robbing those who have less than nothing
Seems there’s fewer godfearing people left on earth
Not many believing in justice and universal equity
I can’t relate to the corruption
Concepts of karma swirl through my head
Death remaining the greatest equalizer                 



posted on February 11, 2019

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Date: 2/13/2019 12:37:00 AM
Well written Miss Line. I sense your deep reflections in your last few poems. They have made me slow down and consider my now. Thank you. <3
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Date: 2/13/2019 8:04:00 AM
Thanks for your lovely visit and compliment, Timothy.
Date: 2/11/2019 4:41:00 PM
This was quite powerful; incredible imagery that takes me right there; it unfolds beautifully, smoothly. Well done!
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Date: 2/11/2019 4:47:00 PM
Thank you so much, ML. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/11/2019 2:29:00 PM
This is so well done. Especially this truth: "How can I relate to your reality Your wealth is a goat some seeds and hope A little schoolhouse relatively close As your best hope for a better future" Bravo for this one.
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Date: 2/11/2019 3:03:00 PM
Thank you very much, Caren, for your most appreciated visit and comment.