2012, the Year of Change- some thoughts

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2012, the Year of Change

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Another year has passed,

and the ineptitude of men plague our lives,

like the incessant dripping of a leaky tap.

Each drop small and seemingly ineffectual,

become thunderous, echoes sweeping the globe

like a roaring toxic wind.

Each calamity, each action of corruption

resounds in our consciousness,

numbing our senses into acceptance.

We live in a toxic wasteland of compromise,

because of the power of corruption,

the self-centred greed of single minded men.

We live in their shadow,

by their will and for our own survival,

in the face of their demands, their policies.

It is not society that demands blood,

but those who in the guise of society,

suck the marrow from life to bolster their own position.

True freedom only exist within our minds,

for we are destined to pay the piper

for the deeds of darkness.

All we can do is dream with our voices

and live life true to our own values,

hoping love will overcome darkness,

and compassion will prevail in the struggle of life.


May 2012 open the eyes of the lost

and still the hearts of the righteous,

healing wounds and seeking a life of peace,

for all the creatures on this little blue marble.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for you comment Bernard. Greatly appreciateed.


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sunkentreasure 4 years ago

BLESS SOMEONE TODAY By BERNARD LEVINE

Bless someone today with words of kindness

Do something nice for a friend

Sow seeds of encouragement into a stranger's heart

Tell your loved ones you greatly adore them

Make someone's day precious and beautiful

Give God praise for His greatness

Strengthen your companion with fruits of joy

Add faith to your neighbour's life

Bless someone today and remember - Jesus loves you.

© Bernard Levine


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Genna; we can only hope. Thanks for reading and your comment.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Who was it that said, “Man’s greatest sin is his indifference”? I see it today on so many levels. Is love the answer? Is understanding and awareness? I agree with you in that we can only hope that “love will overcome darkness and compassion will prevail.”


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You're sweet poetyvix. Thanks for you appreciation.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

From your keyboard to God's ears.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading and your comment tlpoague. Glad you enjoyed.


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Word spoken are so true. Thanks for sharing this interestingly thoughtful poem.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Audrey; we can only dream. Take care.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

hoping love will overcome darkness,

and compassion will prevail in the struggle of life.

Amen!

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