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Wake-up call

Real life tragedies, this world is at it's end. What more bad news can we get, another life taken from man made weapons, or a parents careless mistake? Nowadays drugs easily reaching the school aged children, parties ending in shame, opening the public's eyes. Being a cautious driver won't save you from, a text the other driver couldn't ignore, or the drunk driver that couldn't call a friend. Courageous some acts of kindness are, like the teacher that hid her class in silence, saving their young lives, the Boston Strong citizens carrying on selfless acts, or the good Samaritan, that didn't ignore a child left in the heat while parents shop. Perhaps there is hope, we just have to see the positive in a negative, and come together to create a strong nation.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 2/8/2016 2:17:00 AM
This is a poem of compassionate leadership, a rare and vital quality that this world is in desperate need of Royal. You employ a good balance of contrasts in your examples, and your positive illustrations bring clarity and even simplicity to the dilemma, that we can decide to be strong, constructive and empathetic and consequently make our world a more cooperative and exciting place to be a part of Poetess...J.A.B.
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Date: 9/10/2013 4:02:00 PM
I like it very much. Sandyivy
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Date: 8/16/2013 10:51:00 AM
There is the blessing and the curse in this life. There is no singularity. Ambiguous? Yes but interesting and provocative nevertheless. Your poem reflects on both incongruities..
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Royal Ninja
Date: 8/16/2013 11:15:00 AM
thank you
Date: 7/30/2013 3:41:00 PM
Society falls deeper into the abyss. So fightening and shameful. So much stark truth in your words. Well written :)
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Date: 8/16/2013 11:16:00 AM
and at times the truth is ugly :/
Date: 7/30/2013 2:28:00 PM
Your words should be scrolled for all to see... Very well put... xx Michael
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