MURDER 101

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after watching durham county last night, just the beginning with the death of the 2 girls, too real and disturbing, kind of stuck with me.
but the more I thought the more i explored my feelings about what if this was real and if it could happen, the answer was yes...

MURDER 101

We abhor crime, Murder and abuse,
Yet we seem to never get enough,
From the big screen to the little,
A soap, Movie and the news,
We learn techniques and style,
On how to commit the perfect crime,
We teach and show what to do,
We inspire the sick of mind,
Bringing  forth the darkness which we try to hide,
We have lost our humanity, Sold our souls,
We have become the disease, With out a cure,
All in the name of entertainment,
We have ignored the commandments,
The scales have been tipped, We are sliding off
the edge with nothing to hold onto,
The words and actions are lost for we have
misplaced the innocence of time,
Lassie come home !!!

Richard E. Cartledge  (PHOENIX)  9/8/09  (c)

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cousinsoren commented on MURDER 101

09-30-2009

Phoenix, I have been thinking all of what you say in this poem, every single night, when my home is invaded with sordid and morbid "crime movies" to the extent that I hide my head under a pillow or leave the room or turn off the set. Oh why? Oh why, should crime stories be considered entertainment is tantamount to asking how creation came about. Our universal problem is that evil makes more money than good, Increasing technology ,with ensuing materialism, makes human nature more perverse, more callous and savage,

Rowena commented on MURDER 101

09-15-2009

While the media desensitizes humanity to the destruction around us we do learn from others mistakes. This piece is informative in background for psych majors, I liked it a lot.

jeanpnkldyg commented on MURDER 101

09-12-2009

I saw the program myself and am, too, guilty of being a 'voyer' (sp) of the sick nature of people. There is much more that we have to guard our eyes and minds from than our children might possibly become exposed to. When they turn out ok, it has to be a true testiment to God, but how do we protect the ones not being protected?

arayablue commented on MURDER 101

09-10-2009

Nice form Phoenix and thought provoking. Creative and to the point. What if...is right. There are copy cats out there. Ideas are passed on. Children are vernerable and innocent. I like the tone and poem has a good ending. Very nice!

polishprince commented on MURDER 101

09-09-2009

I agree. I like your subject and the way you handled it. Once, when asked what I could do to change the world, I wrote: I would have newspapers, and other media put on the front pages, all of the many good things that people do and experience. Sure, report the other "news", but stick it on the back pages. My guess is that many baby steps later, our world would begin to change in a positive way. Steve. (polishprince)

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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