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'Shut your mouth
speak not a word'
don't pretend
to cry'...
a battered child,
innocent...
bruised ...
with blackened eye

Clothing torn 'n dirty
homeless 'n distraut
unnoticed...
on street corners
clutching...
empty pots

Much to drink
behind the wheel
death...
reaching for the clouds
shattered glass 'n bodies
'neath...
blanket on cold ground

Pleading for his mercy
a fist...
against her jaw
self esteem
lay shattered
still bloody...
are the scars

Unheard...
cries in darkness
while Mother is asleep
'do as I say...
keep quiet'..
poor child afraid
to peep

Shot up veins
bad candy...
poor choices
causing death
parent's grieve...
and question...
'have we
not done our best?

A world of lies...
deception...
murder...
rape...
'n greed
kidnappings...
crime in alleys...
corruption...
flooding streets

With freedom of decision
power to make change
right or wrong the outcome
how will you play the game?

Lend a hand, a shoulder?
listen, comprehend?
look around, take notice?
be that gentle friend?

Stop for just a moment
reflect within a pause
reach out with love...
compassion...
seek to find a cause

Deep within your being
in the very core of you
are answers...
with a purpose
to self the heart is true

Love thy neighbor
as thyself...
reach out
to broken...
poor...
feel their pain...
the hardship..
please...
open up...
hearts door

Not one of us
is flawless...
each will make
mistakes...
a lesson
learned if open
to acknowledge...
and embrace

Choices we make
are vital...
stop to think things through
we leave a mark...
impression...
in everything we do...
~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~
It's matters not
how long we live
'stead...
what your morals say
will you be remembered
as rainbows?....
passing...
clouds of gray?

When your days
are over
what will you
leave behind?
warm 'n loving
heartprints?
relief...
that you are gone?

We've all a path to follow
so pick one at your will
join forces of the evil
or let His light instill...

Your hands 'n tongue
a weapon?
or comfort
for those lost?
decide which path
you'll follow...
what will...
be the cost...

What you do
or don't do...
the choice
is your's to make
please...
make those choices...
wisely
everythings...
at stake...

We can make
a difference...
it starts
with you 'n me...
anything
is possible...
and a better world...
we'll see...


How Can I Change The World Challenge
Hosted by, sisterwolf (Sherry)

10/03/12




By Rose Marie Streeter

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