Cries Of The Innocent


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I still get the goosebumps ... When I think about it, I can still hear their futile screams.

Cries Of The Innocent

I still get the goose bumps ... When I think about it, I can still hear their futile screams. The moon was big and full ~ Bats screeching in their flight, Howling wind thru barren trees. Wolves barking at the moon ... Rabid fangs drip with blood, A headless body by it's side. Cries of the innocent ~ Can be heard for miles, Carried by the wind of the night. Night creatures came in hoards ... In search of human kind, Following the call of the wild. Instinctual cravings ~ Their only driving force, Not safe - for Man, Woman or Child. What comes 'round - goes around ... Nature fought back that night, No longer submitting to Man's hold. It wasn't war or plague ~ That brought man to his knees, It was Nature's wrath - So the story goes ... Cries of the innocent ... The story is still told, Passed on thru generations of Kin. A reminder to those ~ To respect and to know, Nature's a force to be reckoned with! The only safe haven ... Was a land called O.P., An un-penetratable fortress. Where I now must reside ~ For the rest of my life, To write poems of other's misfortunes. ~ ~ ~ I still get the goose bumps ... When I think about it, I can still hear their futile screams. KjK 081810

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sevyn7 commented on Cries Of The Innocent


I enjoyed this poem so much, I had to read it a few times . Wow, I get inspired when I read your poems. Another amazing write.



Thanks so much Sevyn7 .. I appreciate your humbling comments my friend! Thanks again! :) Ken

Marsink commented on Cries Of The Innocent


So, here we the fortress, OP, on the moors. I've often wondered, as my eyes inventoried the hand-set stones in the exspansive floor, why there were cries of the fallen, seeping in under my study door...they're out there waiting... for hope, for sustenance, for KNIGHT4696 to vanquish the poem assassins of the 'outer fringes'...We are indebted to your work at OP and putting your back into it to make it a better place...yet, all are not within the sanctum, as their pleas are carried on howling wind... Applause building!!



Thank you so much Marsink. I appreciate your accolades as always. You always humble me so with your comments. Thanks again Pal! :) Ken

Altair commented on Cries Of The Innocent


ARGGGGGGHHHHHH!!! lol I can hear the screams too my friend, very interesting write coming from you, yet not that unexpected in content...haha loved it



Thanks Altair! :) lol! This was my attempt at writing about nature. lol! Of course I had to darken it up to my liking though! lol! :) Thanks again Pal! :) Ken

Charlie23 commented on Cries Of The Innocent


lol ... the land of the OP.... why does the first thing that pops into my head following those words happen to be genesis "land of confusion" lyrics... great write, knight!



lol! :) Well isn't OP just a big land of confusion anyway? lol! :) Thanks again Charlie! :) Ken

Olan01 commented on Cries Of The Innocent


Inside a poets mind are many voices some scary, other are delightful. In our minds we seek balance and harmony so when the time comes to write we write both beauty and ugliness; love and hate, power and weakness for we write of our excesses to bring harmony to our thoughts, what flows from our pens the ink is our life's blood, pure thought. Love, peace and freedom, Olan



Thank you once again Olan! :) Again dir you make a very valid statement. As I say in many of my comment replies .. I sometimes write dark and light - it keeps me on an even keel. There would be no light without dark and no dark without light .. And besides .. just writing one way would bore me to tears! :) Thanks again Pal! :) Ken

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Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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