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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

What have you done! Dear humans, Do you read me? I live in space I’m all over The place Merely a being, Sent by god. I circle the world Live among debris You leave behind. You have ruined Your planet! Now you want To go to Mars, So that you can Pollute that planet in A few thousand years, I have shed Enough tears And my fears of A millenium ago, Are much the same. Not only the Land you destroy But also your beautiful Oceans, and You have caused Global destruction Ice is melting into Oceans, rising Slowly drowning Your planet. You must immediately Take action Ban plastic bags Deforestation must Stop, this is paramount Trees are life giving , Animals lose their Habitat and move Into suburbs, confused And looking for food You overpopulate Why three or four children, Have one, Be grateful, Others have none. Unemployment Is on the rise, The out of work have No chance of Winning first prize! You have caused Dissention among Peoples of different Colours, creeds and nations Stop it now, We are all brothers And sisters Help the poor Who beg at your door! Disparity of wealth is crazy, The wealthy become Wealthier and the Poor live under bridges And scavenge for Food in dustbins. What a crying shame, Shame on us, shame On the governments Access to water Is humanitarian All should have it. Are police becoming Criminals, or are they Mere racists They think their uniform And a badge gives Them authority to use guns, Beat someone to death Or kneel on their throats. So I beseech you, do the Right thing, be kind Be mindful allow love For all, seep Into your heart, The beginning starts With you, But of course, That you knew!

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Date: 9/26/2020 7:01:00 PM
Passion shown here Jennifer well written.
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Date: 9/22/2020 2:12:00 PM
Your poem is impressive and expressive, Jenny. The many gifts of the Creator are being abused of, and there will come a time when this will come back to haunt us. ~ Congratulations on p.o.t.d. ~ Warm regards and hugs // paul
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/24/2020 4:33:00 PM
Thank you Paul It went on and on could have made it longer but stopped myself. We have abused our planet, some more than others, people of power do use the poor for manual labour and de-forestation and drugs are on the rise. Sad my fried, really sad Thank you Paul for an awesome comment. Warm regards and hugs, Jennifer. Jennifer
Date: 9/22/2020 1:41:00 PM
That's tell'in'em! We've created such a mess in our world. Well penned honesty about our sad times.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/24/2020 4:35:00 PM
Yup I'm glad I have, but poachers will still carry on and so will drugs and over population should be controlled. Thanks MLK. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 9/20/2020 10:13:00 AM
Excellent write my friend. What a pity that words of such wisdom merely fly over the heads of the ones who are the worst offenders. We all need to be made aware that the smallest act by one single person has impact. Great job. God Bless, JB
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Date: 9/20/2020 6:14:00 AM
Jennifer, a fine summary of human behavior. The culture we have drifted to is not good. We need to show we cherish our home. I'm uncertain what will reverse the trend, but I suspect it is education, which includes an appreciation for poetry. I do know we live in very exciting times. We see the results and effects of all you described, and increasingly dramatic effects. For some reason, it is difficult for many to connect the dots.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/24/2020 4:46:00 PM
You are so right Duke, but by the time they wake up and start connecting the dots, it might be too late. Any and every country you look at is at loggerheads or at war with another. There no longer is communication (Logical,) or dialogue (so Necessary), without dedicated and efficient leaders, we are lost. Thank you Duke for an awesome comment and thank you so much for visiting my page, I am truly honored. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 9/14/2020 9:54:00 PM
Hello Jennifer … pollution is poisoning our planet and now there’s no such thing as a rubbish dump. Out of sight out of mind, and now realization is the oceans are being destroyed. I could have gone on but your poem has warned us. Greed with not succeed - well written Jennifer, thank you - Lindsay, and so deserved POTD.
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Date: 9/24/2020 4:39:00 PM
Thank-you Lindsay, everything is going wrong, it seems that governments are not afraid that world war 111 will almost eliminate 75% of the world's population, destruction will be wide spread and yet now we have America tantalizing Iran again, China was not enough, scary stuff Lindsay. Blessings my friend, Jennifer.
Date: 9/14/2020 1:28:00 PM
crimes against humanty by humanity and a planet slowly imploding...you summed it up well (sadly), JP. POTD indeed!
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/15/2020 9:53:00 AM
Thank-you very much Wayne, I appreciate your comment. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 9/13/2020 6:29:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 9/15/2020 9:55:00 AM
Thank-you Kim for your congrats, blessings and Hugs, Jenn.
Date: 9/13/2020 3:00:00 PM
Hi Jenn, I wasn't Souping much yesterday so I sadly missed your big day on the POTD throne, but I loved your writing - full of wisdom and concern for the ONE planet we are given. She is our Mother and we need to treat her with much more respect, not to mention each other. Your voice is an important one to hear; I am so glad you have the vehicle of poetry to keep that voice in front of people who need to hear it. Well done, Missy, and big 'ol congratulations! Hugs ~ John
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John Watt
Date: 9/16/2020 12:32:00 PM
No books, Jenn, but it is awfully kind of you to suggest such a thing. My hats off to you for this honor, and for your capable handling of all the drama with comments. Blessings ~ John
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/15/2020 9:58:00 AM
Hi John, have you written a book ever - why I'm asking is because your poems and your comments are superb and so imaginative and so heartfelt and though provoking - I would guess, you could write a best seller. Thank-you for a lovely comment my friend. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/13/2020 11:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. I hope you will enjoy your win and your day writing away.....................
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Date: 9/15/2020 10:02:00 AM
Thank-you Paula, despite a few upsets i did enjoy my day and two of my poetry friends are responsible for that - I cannot thank them enough. Blessing and hugs, Jenn.
Date: 9/13/2020 8:23:00 AM
Great lines composed by a great lady and genuine poetess whose heart and mind see and feel what is happening to Humanity..May God enlighten our minds and fill our hearts of Faith.. A wonderful poetry! deserving all the recognition! Congratulations, dear Jenny on your POTD honour! Happy to share your bliss! Warmest wishes. Love and hugs.
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Date: 9/15/2020 10:07:00 AM
Hi Besma, thank you my dear eternal friend - you are so special and always compliment and reply with thought, and respect. That is why I love you dear Besma, you are a very special person in many peoples lives and this you must always know. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/13/2020 7:35:00 AM
Belated congrats on your POTD. ~~
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Date: 9/15/2020 10:08:00 AM
Thank-you Victor. I visited your page and answered you wonderful poems. Blessings and hugs. Jennifer.
Date: 9/13/2020 12:21:00 AM
You express some great sentiments which resonate with most of us in this troubled world. Maybe you might consider using longer lines, this thin form doesn't work for me. Enjambment can help many poems.A Being sent by God is an interesting perspective, and could, perhaps, open the poem. I believe it could be even stronger if you go through and keep only your best lines. Good luck!
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John Watt
Date: 9/16/2020 12:28:00 PM
Just chiming in here to say I agree with Wayne, Mark, and Carolyn; I find this style refreshingly distinctive, with a cadence that underscores the urgency and impact of the message.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 9/15/2020 3:59:00 PM
Jen, the flow and pace of this piece is what makes it POTD. Your choice to encase truth is such candid spurts has a great effect. Length would not play nearly as well in this effort. Did you write this for Decima??? Or you...and us...?
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Mark Koplin
Date: 9/14/2020 9:40:00 AM
I would leave it just as you wrote it Jennifer. After all it did get poem of the day! Congratulations again Jennifer!
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/13/2020 5:02:00 AM
Hi Decima - please refer to Carolyn Devonshires's comment to me, below a seasoned, awesome respected poetess who said that she particularly liked my short lines. Regards, Jenny.
Date: 9/12/2020 8:07:00 PM
Well said Jennifer!
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Date: 9/12/2020 6:39:00 PM
I always knew you were a Martian at heart, Jennifer! lol. Congrats on POTD! I especially like the first few lines: "I live in space; I'm all over the place." That one send me into orbit! Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 9/15/2020 10:14:00 AM
Thank-you for a fun comment Gershon, we need to laugh sometimes, life is a balance (I think that has given me a poetry idea), I wish some people would stop and smell the roses and concentrate on only saying kind things. Be well and safe my friend, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 5:53:00 PM
Indeed and agreed! Jennifer, your potent pen roars. Congratulations for the well-deserved and wonderful recognition of POTD for this powerful and moving piece. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/15/2020 10:17:00 AM
Susan you are an angel - thank you for a WOW comment! Is Winged Warrior your brother, missed his poems, hope he is OK. Thank-you once again my friend, Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 5:19:00 PM
Jennifer, in case you haven't read additional comments under my original one, you may be interested to know there's another naysayer who chose to list his rude remarks about your poem under my comment. He also defended Keith on another potd a while back. I know from your way of dealing with such people, that you can handle it.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/15/2020 10:23:00 AM
What goes around comes around and I'm sure that thanks to you and Jan and Mark, they were not happy chappies last night or tonight and they must also remember that God remembers. May you be blessed always Jenna, lots of hugs, Jenn.
Date: 9/12/2020 4:50:00 PM
With a new attitude we can do so much more. Your wonderful poem is well expressed and touches the heart. Congratulations on POTD.
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Date: 9/15/2020 11:11:00 AM
Thank you for an awesome comment Evelyn, you are a sweetheart. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 2:27:00 PM
Congrats, Jennifer, for POTD! You covered it all in this very insightful verse! Bob
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Date: 9/15/2020 11:12:00 AM
Thank-you Bob, a wonderful comment and visit - blessings and hugs my friend. Jenn.
Date: 9/12/2020 2:04:00 PM
Creativity at its best...Congratulations Jennifer Proxenos on POTD...Well done
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Date: 9/15/2020 11:14:00 AM
Thank-you so much Arturo, our comments always have such meaning and thought. Blessings and hugs my friend. Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 11:58:00 AM
Congratulations on poem of the day so many good points. Hugs
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Date: 9/12/2020 1:15:00 PM
Eve thank you my friend, a lovely comment, Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 11:21:00 AM
Hi Jennifer many congrats on a very well deserved POTD with this thought provoking powerful piece. Regarding the comment below - once again I would question why someone who has posted 2 poems in 2 years ( plus 2 poems now removed) is actually on the site except to stir up the pot with nasty comments on poems and make puerile comments on blogs. I have him blocked perhaps others should do the same. Hugs jan xx
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/12/2020 1:14:00 PM
Hi Jan, thank you for a great comment - I hadn't heard of him until tonight, but thanks to you and other friends on PS I will definitely be blocking him within the next 10 mins to 15 mins. Thank-you again, Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 9:32:00 AM
Yes, this happens. If each person helps one then there will be changes. Thanks for the visits to my page. SK
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Date: 9/12/2020 9:45:00 AM
Hi Sara, I wish that kindness and love was contagious and not this awful virus. An absolute pleasure reading your poetry Sara. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 9:02:00 AM
Powerful doesn't begin to describe your litany of challenges we face! If we spent our lives loving God and our neighbors as ourselves we wouldn't have time for all of the other nonsense of the world - everything would come into focus. Sending you bunches of blessings and congratulations on your POTD!!
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Date: 9/12/2020 9:43:00 AM
Sam what a wonderful comment - I feel very honored and how right you are that we should put God into our lives first and foremost and let people just be, whether brown, white, black, yellow, green, blue red or what ever, accept them for who they are - another human being like we are. I love your bunches of blessings and send you back bunches as well. Hugs, Jennifer. Thank-you again Sam, Jennifer.
Date: 9/12/2020 8:36:00 AM
Jennifer, An excellent poem, congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 9/12/2020 8:56:00 AM
Tania you are my super heroine!! Blessings Jennifer.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/12/2020 8:41:00 AM
Thank-you for very supportive comment below Tania and for your wonderful comment for my POTD Hugs and blessings Tania Jennifer.
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