A Poem by 1blaquote

Change this reality...Change the world!


Why do we live in one of the richest countries in the world,

yet people are dying from starvation?



Why do we claim to protect our children,

but allow the molestors to have their own organization?



Why do we punish hate crimes,

but support racial profiling discrimination?



Why do we preach democracy to other nations,

but temper with the process of voter registration?



Why do we promise the world to soldiers going off to war,

and when they return, offer them homeless shelter accommidation?



Why do we send food and clothes to Africa,

while adding more weapons to the rebel's genocide deformation?



Why do we claim to be concerned with the health of our nation,

But veto the bill that provided health care for the working population?



Why do we claim to aid and assist our senior citizens,

but give tax breaks to those who inflate the price of their medication?



Why do we citicize the prison conditions of 3rd world countries,

when our death penalty has a 60% rate of error with no explanation?



Why do we claim no child will be left behind,

yet we continue to close schools and programs without justification?



Why do we claim to care for the mentally ill,

while refusing treatment due to administrative complication?



Why do we go to other countries and provide housing for the poor,

but offer America's homeless little more than hopeless damnation?



Why do we claim to be winning the war on drugs,

yet supporting the pharmicutical controlled substance manipulation?



Why do we claim to believe in God,

but use hate and fear to control one's personal salvation?



Why do we ask questions,

while still yielding one's self to this passive realization?




© 2008 1blaquote

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The biggest 'question' of all is; why, when we know the answers to all the questions you asked, are we doing nothing?

The solutions lay in the hands of those willing to stand up and be counted. The difference between self-centred motives and people-centred actions is obvious and the time for action is now!

Solidly written and poignantly addressed. It is the kind of statement that should be put up on a large billboard, in front of all our governmental offices.

Thanks for the share!

God's Blessing

Posted 12 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.


5 Years Ago

Powerful review.. I couldn't agree more!


I love it! You covered everything! Nice writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Great piece. Inspiring deep thought and even better.. action!

Posted 5 Years Ago

I agree
when voice speaks out...........
This poem is necessary
and these questions MUST be answered! You go, girl! You got my respect!

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

These questions are not ready to be answered by America. Its too true, too right, too much work justifying its mistakes and wrong doings. America rather march on as if it doesn't notice the many lies they've told and people they've killed along the way. America loves crime but hates glorification. So as long as America remains a super power, it won't deal with its internal problems just continue to make excuses and, persecutions against others.

This poem was definitely insightful, it had much emothion and almost a hidden aggression behind it. Wonderfully done

Posted 12 Years Ago

You write it! I don't even know what to say because you said it all. I can go on and on but I would preaching to the choir. Just know I heard you loud and clear and I thank you for writing a piece with such integrity.

I don't see enough of this here on WC.


Posted 12 Years Ago

Yeah why? I love this piece your preachin more than asking, because I'm not sure anyone can have the answer.. I love it, thanks,

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I truly admire you, we need more people that are willing to speak out about the injustices here in our own country. Thank you for sharing . Debileah

Posted 12 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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I think the answer to this question would rip America to shreads...enjoyed perusing your ponderings...for these are queries that not many seem ready to tackle.

Posted 12 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

It did not hide what most of America has been thinking. It is straight out and to the point and does not beat around the bush. It is so truthful that even the government cannot hide from it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

The answer varies but one answer I feel is at least partially correct is,"fear."
For some hate is an instinctive reaction to fear. Another is money. The goverment does this one all the time. You speak in a loud voice I just wonder how many people will hear it and of those who do how many will listen.

My face turns downward as I know the number is not as great as it should be, it never is.

Your friend,


Posted 12 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 22, 2008



Detroit, MI

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