YET WHAT IF

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YET WHAT IF

I spread my palms out and yet there is no blood,
Yet I still bleed,
I have wept for all that is lost, Yet there are no tears,
Still I cry,
I have seen things that no one should see,
Yet I think I am blind, Visions I beheld haunt me,
I have felt despair grip a nation, Depression rule the people,
Yet the cost of freedom is almost beyond our means,
Cost of life too high,
I have been taught, I have learned,
We have intelligence, I think therefore,
Yet I wait for the day we use it,
I have hopes, dreams and desires, I look for understanding,
Compassion in a world gone to far,
Yet good out weighs bad by a slim margin,
Fanatics, Leading blind those who chose to follow without a clue,
Our voices lost on closed minds and hearts,
Humanity a thing of the past,
Praised by many, Hated by most,
Separated by politics, religion, propaganda,
Yet if we all got along, Could we rise above the apathy,
Or bury our heads in the sand, So we don't see,
THE BRIGHT LIGHT OF THE END..........

Richard E. Cartledge   PHOENIX    (c)  7/31/10

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Kanicki commented on YET WHAT IF

10-10-2010

Good job at covering and conveying so many issues that many cogitate and the ending two lines are powerful.

Teardrops commented on YET WHAT IF

09-03-2010

you are a very deep person this poem takes courage to look deep within our selves to find these questions and hope for answers thanks for the read Marie

cheronld commented on YET WHAT IF

08-19-2010

I see that you are quite the philosopher........on any street corner you will probably find someone with a sign stating Armageddon is coming....Personally I hope I don't live to see it....this is a very thought provoking write.....alot of hmmmms....nicely done....Cher

ccslim commented on YET WHAT IF

08-07-2010

Great depth that drew up different ideals into focus. The only flaw I caught was the word WE in a poem beheld in I. Prolly me but it felt out of place rolling through first person. Overall super write!

Forestbird commented on YET WHAT IF

08-05-2010

Very big.I could not find right word to describe the impression from this poem. I wish it will not go unnotised.Good writing and good poetry. Very important topic. Congratulation

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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