LOOK AT THEM

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    LOOK AT THEM

    LOOK AT THEM

    TEACH THEM PEACE,

    TEACH THEM THAT WORDS WILL SOLVE A PROBLEM,
    QUICKER THAN FISTS.

    LOOK AT THEM

    TEACH THEM HARMONY,

    TEACH THEM THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE

    ACTS OR LOOKS DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY DO,

    THEY ARE STILL EQUALS.

    LOOK AT THEM,

    TEACH THEM HOPE,

    TEACH THEM THAT WHEN THE WORLD IS AT IT'S DARKEST,

    THEY CAN ALWAYS REACH OUT,

    FOR YOUR HELPING HAND.

    LOOK AT THEM

    TEACH THEM LOVE,

    TEACH THEM THAT A HUG,

    CAN CONQUER AN OBSTACLE.

    MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN VIOLENCE.

    LOOK AT THEM.

    BE THE PEACE, HOPE HARMONY,

    AND LOVE IN A CHILDS LIFE.

    AND MAYBE SOMEDAY THEY'LL CHOOSE NOT TO PICK UP THE GUN,

    THAT HARMS THEIR PEERS

    OR USE WORDS,

    TO PUSH ANOTHER OVER THE EDGE.

    OR CHOOSE TO SOLVE A CONFLICT WITH VIOLENCE.

    LOOK AT THEM.

    AND MAYBE YOU WONT REACH EVERY CHILD.

    BUT MAYBE YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO A FEW.

    LOOK AT THEM.

    AND THINK, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TOLD THEM;
    "I LOVE YOU!" 
    NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BED OR LEAVING FOR SCHOOL.

    BUT JUST BECAUSE.

    LOOK AT THEM.

    AND MAYBE ALL THE "I LOVE YOU'S"

    IN THE WORLD WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

    MAYBE THEY WILL STILL CHOOSE THE WRONG PATH.

    BUT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE THAT CHANCE?

    SO JUST STOP AND,

    LOOK AT THEM

    AND TEACH THEM TO BE BETTER THAN THEY THOUGHT POSSIBLE.


    THIS POEM IS IN MEMORY OF THE COLUMBINE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS.








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    winterkou commented on LOOK AT THEM

    04-08-2010

    This poem is very touching I wish more people could read this and see where your going with this . We all need somethign to hold onto like hope - We all need to to feel loved . Very compelling write.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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