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Where have all the leaders gone

Where have all the leaders gone,
those whose words match how they act?
I mourn the death of honesty and sincere respect for fact.
What happened to religion, now it judges and teaches hate?
Jesus, Allah, Buddha nor Moses would recognize it today.
Why do profits mean more than people and other living things?
We treat the Earth as just a garbage dump, and ignore her as she screams.
Why is love viewed as a weakness, to be hidden, or only faked?
I long for open discussion that considers everything at stake. 
Why is war an acceptable answer to all the problems that we face?
The tapestry of our differences shouldn’t end the human race.
What will we tell the children who survive the hell we’ve made?
“I’m sorry” isn’t good enough, as they watch their future fade. 
Will we learn from all our past mistakes, and try to fix what’s wrong; or just sit by and slowly die - and wonder where have the leaders gone?

Copyright © kevin cummings | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 2/18/2022 10:07:00 AM

Wow....your message is loud and clear only wish the masses would wake up. Great write! You stopped by my page to comment on "America Where are you going" may want to also read "What I really Want"...same theme. :)Paulette
Date: 12/21/2021 11:28:00 AM

I read your featured poem today Kevin and really enjoyed it. There are many poems on this site that are missed / go unread for whatever reason. Your excellent poem deserves more comments that's for sure. Well done. Cheers - Gary