Peacetime Melting Away.........

Just like the perpetual flow of all things
in an alpine valley the river
Peace and prosperity runs itself down hill
dissolving into fractions of a sliver

All things in politics convey unto themselves
as seasons build to a winters storm
Yes ....even in the garden of eden
contentions run themselves cold and then warm

Around this world today ...... in places
unknown to you're inquiring choices
People in the streets what begins
as a murmer of small voices

And like each drop of water in the river
they run to the lower levels of humanity
Becoming war , murder , pillage and rape
another kingdom of insanity

And what of the greatest Edens and
thier lucious gardens galore
They lie in the dust of histories
untill remembered no more

And what of this garden called
America in it's ripened state
One of the precursers of revolution?
has to be hate

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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Hate is when people do harm to others, some people mistake concern for hate. Speaking truth can sometimes be considered hate even when they are not your words. Some say ignorance is bliss, I think it is simply ignorance or hiding from the truth for self gratification. Denial really it could be and hurts all around you like the Jim Jones types and I find that really sad. I half listened to that whole story yesterday and it was as horrible as the day it happened. Mothers and fathers letting their children be killed first, one mother begging couldn't it be a different way, but apparently she was forced to go down with the leader of the pack...and her children. She never questioned the truth until it was too late. May it help people wonder what hate really is. Jim Jones was satan and there has been and will be many more like him that no one questions.

Great subject and poem.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

As i watch the news, i see people all over the world in the streets, demanding equality. Injustice creates hate. I'm terrified that we are about to reach that heated fervor in our country, so many unemployed, wages diving. The wealthy wanting it all. You covered this dilemma beautifully. Thank you.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Terrific poem, very thought provoking. It seems selfish of me, but here in the United States, I just hope we aren't next.

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your well written scenario is terrifying. So I am going to love so much and recruit others who love enough to offset the hate. It can be done. In the meantime I start with this: I love your writings.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I agree Jackie , even religion wears all kinds of costumes. We owe it to ourselves to be vigilant of the real truth , Jimmie Jones , David Koresh , there are all kinds of false profits! We owe it to ourselves to be our own power too. ! Be well Jackie...;-]

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring, We have to begin a vigilance , in voting ,in caring about political issues and eliminating "leaders ",that do not lead anything! Corporate America has to be removed from political arenas

all across America. Money is the culprit in the congressional halls and back rooms.:-} Keep smiling!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise, We all are guilty of sleeping on watch when it comes to our vigilance.In the mean time congress and senate burrowed themselves deeply into the pockets of corporate entities for thier own benifit and not ours.:-}

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird, You perhaps have the best answer of all to todays world. Reason and compassion , hugs to you!..:-}

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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Sometimes a message one tries to get across in stories is best evoked through rhyming poetry. Such a one is this ahorseback.

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

What we do is balance the hate with love. Only love can bring peace and destroy the hate that breeds among nations.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Alastar, After countless letters to senators , congress and media, I though I'd try something different! At least it helps me to understand politics and governments. Or perhaps its all only human nature ....? What do you think?...:-]

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Cardisa , I believe that most of the world really thinks that Americans really have the control of America! All the American election system is ,is a basic yes or no to the person we elect. After that it's mostly out of our hands and into the mix of political contributers,...for now! But hearts as beautiful as yours are enlightened to the truth, love will conquer hate. Always....bless you for the compassion ..:-}

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b. Malin 5 years ago

A very Beautiful and Prolific Read Ahorseback...The world is so Upside down at the moment, that we do live in sad, and scary times.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you B Malin, I am afraid that between the media and our own lack of vigilance that we are in a self created place...Apathy , selfishness,greed....I hope one day that we will regain control of our representaion in Gov't. It will take drastic measures . It can yet be done peacably but Americans as voters need to awaken from a long sleep......:-}

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