St. Valentines Day Massacre

St. Valentines Day Massacre

A Poem by Zeitgeist Manifesto
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Save the Children

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Children possess an infinite supply of love
that generates from only the gods know where
children only want love...to love and to be loved
there is nothing happier than a child
who knows they could not escape from love
even if they tried


That is why Valentine's Day is so special


But, this...like every other Valentine's Day...
a child will come home with a gift
from another child...
and their Parents will explain that:

"We Don't feel that way about "them"

and that...

Will be the beginning of a formal education
which destroys their innocence
cages their free spirits
and places them on a path
that only leads to never ending
suffering and conflict

This is how
you kill a child....

Save the children

© 2015 Zeitgeist Manifesto



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I love the way how you started the sad twist. It's kinda painful yet meaningful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading.
i have to agree with this as I see it in my own granddaughter who says I love you to me and never adds the caviot 'because' That because as she sees there is no need to add stats to back up her convictions

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Gotta love kids. :)
Thanks you for the wonderful story.
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Interesting piece. I wonder if you have children of your own or if this is based on your own experience. Either way your poem brought some good food for my thinking. It reminded me that there are good ways to share the values you believe with your children and not force them into a mould. I do believe that it is the parents responsibility to educate. When the parents fail to share the virtues society will impose their vice.
Nurture or nature ..great poem. Thank you for making me think. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading. I don't have any children, but there have been times when as a child I have hear.. read more
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2 Years Ago

You are welcome, and thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts :)
Another great piece! Wonderfully written thanks for sharing - ATC

Posted 2 Years Ago


yep.. intolerance is a learned behavior.. this was very good.. I am sorry you feel that you need to keep is private.. it is an important message for all of us.. on every side.. there really is so much more that we have in common than that which we find different.. we are not enough generations away from the dark times and now they seem to be getting revived.. shame on us...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

I wrote it for Valentine's but I suppose every day is a good day for love.
Another lesson lea.. read more
olla

2 Years Ago

yes it is.. thank you...
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~~ ohhhhhh... you articulated something that needs to be articulated over and over again... ~~ this is how we take away the poetry in the lives of children and replace it with cynical prose... ~~ excellent work, dear rellis...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

"cynical prose"....wow.
You've shined a beam of light on my face.
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2 Years Ago

~~ oh... thank you, thank you... :P ~~ i was merely trying to be precise... :P
As a mother of two beautiful children I fear this all the time. I see how happy and untainted they are and its burns me to know the world will ruin my best work...

Posted 2 Years Ago


St. Valentines Day...
This is coming from an anti-Valentine's Day person, but I always tell people that it was a day of massacre. It is kind of messed up how it became a day for love, kisses, sex, etc. Now that I got that out of the way...

Such genuine and painful words, Manifesto. How ever did you come up with this? The intensity levels are high in this piece, and gets one on an emotional roller coaster. The way you sealed the poem was the final blow for me. A depressing piece indeed, and I am one for depressing poems.

I do not read many pieces such as this one. Be proud of it.

Thank you for sharing and touching hearts!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

We have a lot of problems in the world where human beings dont see other human beings as such. It's .. read more
Afraa

2 Years Ago

Interesting... I did not know that. It was an enjoyable read.

Kudos to you!
That is a very different thought you have here. Well thought.. well placed

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading!
Much appreciated.

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