Crisis in Syria, Senryu poetry

We were slow to respond.

Polio crisis

Children dying needlessly

War torn Asia

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Intervention slow

Unicef providing aid

Vaccine arriving

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Eradication

Unsuccessfully acheived

Poverty abounds

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Squalor conditions

Breeds misery and disease

Humanity plea.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very nice, Ruby! Hopefully some countries will answer the call....by the way, check your spelling on Syria in the title. :)


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sobering reality expressed so simply yet so poignantly.

Ruby, your voice is needed in our community. Love, mar


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Bill, my spelling sucks sometimes. ( Too often ) Cheers my friend...


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby. Here again, your wonderful heart is put on display, as your poetry points out a serious need and a humanitarian plea.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful ruby and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

This is sad but true. you covered the misery with few, but words, yet with such great meaning. Thanks for writing thiss.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. Thank you. I love to lend my voice to causes. I love you too dear one..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, the thought of children dying from polio when we have the preventable vaccine is a terrible injustice. Thank you for kind words..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy, happy to share. Thank you for coming by..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, happy you enjoyed. Thank you...


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

We're going to hell in a handbasket. There, I've said it!

Used to be CRAZY folks saying stuff like that. Now, everyone knows it to be true!

Well, well, well said, my beautiful friend! I can hear your heart crying..

sharing/caringxx


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Ruby, voted up, awesome, useful, interesting, and shared on Facebook. Such a sad time there now, I feel fore those with no options. Your poem is vivid and speaks for itself. Certainly have them all in my prayers.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leslie. I haven't heard that cliche in a long time, but it certainly is the God awful truth! Happy to see you. Thank you for sharing and caring, you are my kind of people. Love ya..Hugs.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, good to see you. The thought of children dying of polio in 2013 is unthinkable, and why have we started aiding so late? Much to think about. Thank you for sharing and your prayers....


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

So well said. We need to keep those people in our hearts and prayers - and keep governments and leaders reminded of our responsibilities to help others. Bless you.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blossom, I agree. Helping other countries has made us a great nation. Bless you..


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I applaud you, Ruby, for expanding your poetic horizons so beautifully with senryu poetry. I have attempted haiku poetry a few times but have difficulty discerning the differences since both require the same amount of syllables - 17.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, Thank you. I read that kaiku poetry should be about seasons, nature. Senryu can be about seasons and anything you want to write about. I enjoy doing different poetry. Good to see you again...


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

This is an excellent Palm about a very tragic subject. You are really becoming an outstanding poet and I look forward to reading some more hubs as you post them.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Well done on a very tragic subject to make others aware of the pain


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, Thank you for a most complimentary comment. I enjoy writing in rhyme. I agree, it is tragic in Syria, hopefully they recieve help worldwide...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rasma, i see now that we are doing everything possible to help in Syria. Vey tragic indeed. Thank you...


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

This is so sad. I could feel the emotion in each word as I read. I am embarrassed to admit this, but this was the first I have heard about this. I stopped watching the news years ago, because it always made me too emotional. Thank you for opening my eyes to this tragedy. I am going to make it a point to start paying attention to what is going on in the world around me. I voted up!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

"War torn Asia" What a wonderful expression to describe Asian problem.

I loved your humanitarian approach.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lisa, i worked with a nurse who refused to watch the news or read a newspaper and she was a happy camper. The news is depressing, if they ever mention a good event, i'm happy. This hit me pretty hard, polio killing children in this era is so unnecessary. Thank you for reading and commenting...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, I hate wars. The people in Asia suffer, esp. the children. I have no clue to the question why? It seems like the poorer a country is, the more pain they endure. Thank you for always supporting my poetry...


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Sorry I'm late. But these were spectacular today. My haiku are elsewhere


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martin, It's always better to be late than never. Thank you for coming. I appreciate you...


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia

Such a sad truth expressed so simply and so well, thank you so much for raising awareness

I was unaware of this situation which is just heart breaking in this day and age


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello nighthag. So good to see you. Thank you for a heartwarming comment..


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donnaisabella 2 years ago from Fort Myers

Hey Ruby, I know a kindred soul when I see one. I hope that one day we will meet and talk, and exchange ideas, and more together and then some more. Thank for being a voice.

Isabella.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

OMG, somehow i missed seeing your comment. Please forgive me. Thank you donnaisabella. Cheers..

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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