TODAY...should be ashamed

TODAY...should be ashamed

A Poem by J. Hampton

Young masterpieces in the making...

super novas ,soldiers and savants. 
Oscars,Golden Globes.
Nobels,Laureates,Pulitzers and Heismans.
champions and heros.

beyond barrier breakers...

and bar raisers.


the masterpieces will have no makers...


tears poured down the faces. 

of why ?

which ...made all the paint run together. 

it made no sense or cents...

until the rabbit died.


young masterpieces in the making...


crushed ... between the sixth and eigth week.

the eleventh hour never came.


labeled not viable.

under the auspice of the right to choose.




Masterpieces in the making...


tomorrows ...murdered by things that happened yesterday.

1000 excuses and reasons rearranged.


today should be ashamed...

today should be ashamed.




© 2017 J. Hampton

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My only comment is this: Wow. The emotion I felt in this work (at least the emotion it caused in me) was very powerful and your use of flow and words was very inspiring and unique. The singular questions like Why and Whose increased emotion and distress. Very good read.

Posted 6 Months Ago

J. Hampton

6 Months Ago

Glad it did the work it intended.Appreciate !
Amazing words about what could have been, what we are missing by allowing this sickening practice to exist. The "1000 excuses and reasons rearranged" to me, at least, represents the tired arguments about body freedom.

Posted 10 Months Ago

J. Hampton

10 Months Ago

thank you so much for is a topic that boggles my mind...and breaks my heart
Poets are always society’s conscience and show willingness to speak out when others don’t. The irony you speak of echoes around the world.....I was shocked a while ago when some Chinese official bragged that their historic one-child policy protected the environment.....the reason is the shocker - X million people not born = tons of carbon dioxide not exhaled = a better environment. Human life, reduced to a formula......

Great poetry.

Posted 11 Months Ago

J. Hampton

11 Months Ago

I thank you for reading and sharing
A honest flow of thoughts on a difficult topic. Your words written with a direct pen and your words are true.
"today should be ashamed
today should be ashamed"
Thank you for sharing your words and thoughts.

Posted 11 Months Ago

J. Hampton

11 Months Ago

thanks for reading...
i'm surprised I didn't get more protest on this one
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How painfully truthful my love, some don't get a choice at all.

Posted 2 Years Ago

No one teaches us HOW to live with our choices ...we just do.

Posted 2 Years Ago

I so agree. The choice of life is always to live. Everything fights to live. But some never stand a chance.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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2 Years Ago

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1 Year Ago

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7 Reviews
Added on March 26, 2016
Last Updated on November 23, 2017

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