Collective Conscience/Stagnated Society

Collective Conscience/Stagnated Society

A Poem by Practically Enchanted
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A plea from our collective conscience to do something about our children's pain.

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“I have something sad to say.” 

A child was killed by his mother today.”

“What’s wrong?”

“Why are you acting so queer?” 

“You haven’t even shed a tear!”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“A teen was sold for sex today.”

“Stop acting like you can’t hear my cries.”

“Do something please,

somebody has to try!”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“A baby was shaken to death today.”

“Hello, why won’t you answer my pleas?” 

“I’m begging you”

“I’m even on my knees!”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“A child was left outside,

in the cold,

to freeze today.”

“No way!”

“This can’t be commonplace.” 

“Why, society would never stand for such disgrace!”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“A daughter has cut herself,

to ease her pain today.”

“Why can’t her parents see her tears?” 

“Why are they shouting

instead of trying to soothe her fears?”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“A boy of 16 killed himself today.”

“Is the whole world blind?” 

“It’s no excuse

to say

you’ve other things on your mind.”

“I have something sad to say.” 

“I think the whole world has gone mad today!”

“Why aren’t more people standing up

and speaking out

to end our children’s pain?”

“Has the whole world gone insane?”

                      -Natalie McCart

© 2010 Practically Enchanted


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Wow, this was very intense. I'm very picky about rhyming, and I actually liked yours. A little juvenile in places, but quite nice overall.
A technique you might want to consider is using italics and normal print to differentiate between two speakers. The quotation marks are a little too much, methinks.
Excellent work - you addressed an extremely difficult topic quite well.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I wrote this because of the pain I see in our children and the neglect by society.

Posted 12 Years Ago


Wow, this was very intense. I'm very picky about rhyming, and I actually liked yours. A little juvenile in places, but quite nice overall.
A technique you might want to consider is using italics and normal print to differentiate between two speakers. The quotation marks are a little too much, methinks.
Excellent work - you addressed an extremely difficult topic quite well.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are correct. The children need help. Need activities in school like music and sports. Need activities after school to keep their mind busy. They need good schools and opportunities. They need Father and Mothers who are home with. Need shelters and food for every person in the USA and world. Your poem speak the truth. Can spend 1.2 trillion on War. 59 billions on education the federal government. Something isn't right.
Coyote

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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I love to write, especially Poetry. I have a wonderful husband and two teenage boys. I'm an optimist and I write from the Heart. I am excited to be joining this sight. My favorite saying is: "L.. more..

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