HAUNTED

HAUNTED

A Poem by sonnie ibadah

The battles that raged on through the years against humanity,
So we fought them.
But fear and greed brought the uncertainty,
So we failed them.
Failed our fathers and our children.
Failed our mothers and our brethren.
Because we are cursed,
Cursed by the color of our skin.
Cursed by the places we have been.
Cursed by what we have, haven't and crave to have.
Cursed by the hearts in need that we selfishly starved.
We scream and shout,
That not all of us are to blame
but we are guilty all the same.
For every null promise and every lie.
We have punctured the wound deeper,
For every truth that we deny,
the blood has flown further.
But now?
Now it's too late.
We can no longer defy our fate.
For we are dead.
We are all dead!

© 2016 sonnie ibadah



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Though the end may seem near and everything so hopelessly mundane, still one should always remain positive.. This being said, I agree with your described feelings.. You have written beautifully and truthfully what has been stuck for too long.. I liked reading this. Good work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind review
Dr. YumnaKay

11 Months Ago

You are welcome ☺



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Though the end may seem near and everything so hopelessly mundane, still one should always remain positive.. This being said, I agree with your described feelings.. You have written beautifully and truthfully what has been stuck for too long.. I liked reading this. Good work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind review
Dr. YumnaKay

11 Months Ago

You are welcome ☺
Old poet once said.
"The world won't die quickly. It will die a slow and painful death."
"Now it's too late.
We can no longer defy our fate.
For we are dead.
We are all dead!"
I wrote many years ago. It will take a nuclear weapon and millions people dead for us to learn. All life is worthwhile. Your words strong and true. Thank you Sonnie for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

1 Year Ago

Oh, thanks Coyote for the wonderful review :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.

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Added on August 24, 2016
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Tags: battles, death, racism, failure

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sonnie ibadah
sonnie ibadah

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