What in the World?

What in the World?

A Poem by Jennie Baron
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A few thoughts I've been ruminating on lately that have come to the surface on today's somber anniversary.

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Cities transformed into war zones

Like some third-world police state.

People hating, mistrusting,

Misunderstanding each other

Based on class. 

Or race. 

Or religion.

Elders mistreated and disrespected.

Children going hungry and uneducated,

Bundles of wasted potential.

 

Politicians promoting their puritanical notions.

Telling others whom they can love and marry.

Trying to keep women in “their place.”

Petty partisan bickering

So that nothing constructive gets done.

Corruption.

 

Abroad, more of the conflicts

that have been smoldering and flaring for centuries.

Barbarism.

Unspeakable atrocities in the name of country or God.

Innocents in harm’s way.

Those trying to spread the story

Captured and murdered

In the most gruesome, horrendous fashion imaginable.

Corporations and governments

Indifferent to the damage they do,

Only caring about the bottom line.

Again, corruption.

Our problems are interconnected with the world’s.

 

Won’t it ever end?

I wish there were more I could do.

I can only throw words at it

And hope and pray that enough people

Come to their senses

And work for transformation.

 

Yet each good and innocent soul

Lost to the insanity of this world

Is not forever lost.

It is a light that will never be extinguished.

It is now one of many stars in the heavens

And their combined light will prevail.


© 2014 Jennie Baron



Author's Note

Jennie Baron
Really random musings...it's up to you guys whether I leave it up.

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Jennie Baron,
Greed, Pride, arrogance- not necesarily in that order. Humanity a mixed up messed up state. Things world-wide do seem out of control. Media let's it all out onto our living room floors and reminds we people in our very diferent worlds that other people just like us with similar pasions and hopes are floundering. Oh!......................Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

In hindsight I wish I had brought out the role media is playing in all this. Thanks for pointing th.. read more
An interesting and thought provoking piece ... Speaking of peace, all peoples lay claim to seeking, desiring, and preserving peace, even if they must wage war to do so ... Where we go when we leave this world is a matter of speculative theory that no one can prove, beyond one's assertions of whatever faith they may cling to in hope of life beyond this one, though your personal concept is quite lovely and imaginative ... All in all, you have penned to page much truthful reality of the state of our existence upon this planet ... We don't need change we can believe in, we need change that works--that is truly beneficial to all mankind down to the smallest individual, including those who are yet unborn within the safe haven sanctuary of their mother's wombs ... It is quite logical to assess that if we place no value upon those tiny individuals, how shall we ever learn to value human life that walks this earth seeking to live in peace, tranquility, prosperity, and happiness? ... Yes, it is an insane world ... Well done ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

I so appreciate your words and your time to read. I published this some time ago but it's as true n.. read more
Jennie - you must leave it up even if it's just a whisper against the roar of mass insanity.
Somewhere, somehow someday the world and all the wacked out people in it will come to
their senses and realize that this is the only home that we all have. Or like you am I just
dreaming or hoping against hope that it'll happen?

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

I've received enough positive response to this poem that it has stayed published for some time, but .. read more
Leave it up Jennie... we need to read this often so we know..we are not alone in our questions and thoughts.
It is said "the meek shall inherit the earth" of course it is Biblical..and I am a Christian..but reading this piece it made me think of that verse and I wonder if all those hateful people will finally finish each other off and a few of the meek..shall walk out of a cave..inheriting all that is left.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

That's an interesting scenario, for sure. It might be good depending on how much they destroy in fi.. read more
Renée

2 Years Ago

So much to say, I'm glad you are keeping it up..
Jennie: What in the World?>>Wonderful title. It's complete insanity, murderers taking religious literature, not even literally, which I don't but molding and shaping to fit their crazed minds. I hope many people read this; for they will learn. Politicians, we don't have them; they bought by the highest bidders, I can understand why some people hate Americans, but it's not us...we don't have the control. In the world and in US, you are correct, people are starving mistreated and all I hear is war. It's so disheartingly, so somber. This piece is filled with strong emotions that evoke images that are terrible, but necessary. The ending is beautiful as well, and I have to believe that...The 1% in America rules, and doesn't understand the importance of the middle class: Greed and inhumanity rules, I like you hope and pray it will end. Not rambling, great writing and I thank you very much. Dale

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank YOU! Reactions like this are the reason we write. It's humbling and gratifying to read such .. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

You're welcome and so true the last stanza really helped me...I saw that about Waco, and OMG, again,.. read more
This is a fitting piece for the event it was written for. Indeed, it would be nice if the world came to its senses about such tragedy and malice.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Very nice indeed. I was also thinking about the journalists and others who had been gruesomely exec.. read more
Your words speak volumes. Perhaps we can get them printed on a million fliers and stick them all over the globe. Corruption, war, illiteracy, discrimination, mistrust,--you had them all, which is in itself a difficult enough feat. Plus, your poem is like a rhythmic condemnation of all the atrocities, and is quite a heartfelt write. Well done, ma'am!!!:) :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you so very much, Moon! The reaction has even made me think of using this for a poetry anthol.. read more
Moon's fairest daughter

2 Years Ago

You're very welcome!!:)))) That is a great idea.
I think i found your work on that theme i dont know but if i didnt this is still beautiful write it is very true thank you for sharing 😊

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Yes, this is the poem that yours reminded me of. I'm glad you liked it.
child of God

2 Years Ago

Yay challenge complete i just had to to find it
This really speaks to the readers, this is really brilliant, and meaningful.
This world can be a hard place to live in for many reasons, and sometimes life isn't fair.
This poem speaks of this
I think this was deep, meaningful, honest, sad and REAL!
Enjoyed the read :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Your reading and review are much appreciated. "Real" is one of the words I most like to hear about .. read more
cimmy wuv xxxooo

2 Years Ago

I enjoy reading and reviewing your work :)
I love the balance and the hard hitting truth of this piece. The nature of the beast. Yet this beast could change their nature. Fantastic read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much for reading and reviewing, M. I'm pleased that you liked it.

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