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Poetry Challenge: Stop the Madness

  1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
    PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago

    I wanted to write something about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary for my show today, but I'm having trouble organizing my thoughts.  I have so many emotions on the subject I'm afraid if I open myself up to them I won't be able to stop the tears from falling.  Fellow Hubbers please  help me out.  I want to dedicate my show tonight, to stopping the madness that leads to tragedies like this.  If you can create an original poem without any political innuendos about this tragedy or any of the other ones that have occurred this year I will read your poems on my show tonight and possibly next week's as well.  I will be trying to write my own as well, but hopefully some of you can help organize my thoughts with your poetry.

    1. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Philly,
      I've not written anything (yet) but here is a link to one you could ask about including as it (sadly) fits the theme:   

      http://jackielynnley.hubpages.com//hub/ … -Angel-Too

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Well, since you are soliciting poems, I guess it is ok for me to mention that I have written one that may be apropo. More of a hypothesis in poem format...

    1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Which one is it?

  3. kj force profile image78
    kj forceposted 4 years ago

    I thought about what you requested and I am saddened and angry..senseless death of innocence..by a person who supposedly " felt pain "..he felt " nothing"...just an empty shell..sorry I hope I didn't offend with this write, but I put my words as I felt them....kjforce

    It seems that life is no longer of value..
    no matter what the cost..
    Our food is altered and we're not even aware..
    the nutritional and emotional needs are no longer there..
    The mind and the heart are empty as well
    Some go through life like an empty shell...
    and there are no signs that predict what they'll do..
    It may eliminate them or me or you...
    Acts of kindness and caring are preached everyday..
    but no one listens, to much trouble out of touch I say..
    When are we going to start taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions...
    and eliminate the blame on others through negative reactions...
    If you are unhappy with the hand that life dealt you..set yourself free..
    and end your life , that's how it should be...
    May you rot in HELL you SOB....

    1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I feel very much the same way KJ.

  4. HoneyBB profile image88
    HoneyBBposted 4 years ago

    I wrote a first draft and added it to another poetry hub I already had going. The name of the poem I just wrote is called A Better Place so go check it out. I will probably make a few changes to it before it's complete but I'm going out grocery shopping so I don't have time now. Feel free to play around with it if you'd like and change things around for your show. If you decide to use it, I don't mind. Sorry I don't have more time to make it better now. If I have time later I will play with it some more or try to think of another one.

    1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I will check it out.

    2. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HoneyBB do you have a link, because I can't find it in your hubs.

      1. HoneyBB profile image88
        HoneyBBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If it's not too late, here's the link....It's the last poem of the three entitled A Better Place

        http://honeybb.hubpages.com/_q8al0dnzh5 … oem-To-Mom

  5. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Philly, You will also find on the Hubs topic page (under books literature and writing) four or five other poems that have been written in the past day about the tragedy.

    1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  I'll see if I can figure out how to see them.

      1. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You click on the 'explore' button at the top of the screen, click 'hubs' and go from there.

        1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
          PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome! I'll have to remember that for next time.

  6. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    When is your show Philly? Is there a link somewhere?

    1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
      PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It starts in 10 minutes. 
      Here's the link

      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/forever-po … om-madness

      1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
        PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I hoe I do everyone's poem justice.

  7. PHILLYDREAMER profile image83
    PHILLYDREAMERposted 4 years ago

    I will be dedicating next weeks show to this challenge as well.  I ran out of time and was unable to get everyone's poem in, but I will be sure to get them in next Monday.  If anyone wants the link to the show so they can tune in, send me a message.  Thanks eole for coming up so big on such short notice.

  8. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Link to Philly's radio show, it's on live now:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/forever-po … om-madness

 
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