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
creat

beyond

barrier breakers...and bar raisers

 

young masterpieces in the making...

 

tears poured down the face

of why ?


which ...made all the paint run together

it made no sense

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

 

WHOSE ?

 

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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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 1 Week Ago


J. Hampton

1 Week 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.
Coyote



Posted 1 Week Ago


J. Hampton

1 Week Ago

thanks for reading...
i'm surprised I didn't get more protest on this one
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

A hard topic. I'm old now and I have three grandchildren. I gave my daughters a place to be safe alo.. read more
How painfully truthful my love, some don't get a choice at all.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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

Posted 1 Year Ago


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

Posted 1 Year Ago


J. Hampton

1 Year Ago

I find it so disturbing...we send troops by the thousands to defend rights of other countries overse.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

2 Months Ago

Bless you for understanding. Perhaps that is why it troubles, why it hurts...but then, perhaps it is.. read more

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