Walking among the ruins..........

Short  and sweet !
Short and sweet !

A widow walks on the widow watch
wringing her hands and crying

A player in a bar brags about his exploits
flirting with the girls and buying

An old man seeks a recluse a place
away from all that hurts

A teenage girl flirts with disaster and
drives a needle below her skirt

The thunder rolls and noah's flood is
tearing away at the riverbanks

While the minister prays for an unknown
donor on T.V. as he thanks

A child is born without any arms
he'll thrive until he's ninety four

While his sister dies at seventeen months
and her mother will pray never more

The world still turns and the T.V. still plays
the bars are open until four

So sleep well my princess and dream of malls
as the earth turns once more

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Hmm, Very powerful stuff Ed. The carousel of life turns round and round and what we see with each revolution is an etching in our souls. Up and sharing.

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Vickiw 3 years ago

Life is full of twists and turns. It is impossible to understand them. Stark and full of the questions we ask on a daily basis. Powerful writing.

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wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

Very dark, thought provoking writing. Voted up!

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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

I really like this poem. It makes me realize that, yes, life goes on, the world still turns. Very deep things to ponder on. Well done!

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torrilynn 3 years ago

This was very dark but yet vivid. Thanks for the read! Voted up and shared!

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is the kind of poetry that chills, yet is so truthful. I loved it!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Brilliant as always Ed. Voted up ,shared and enjoy your weekend.


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April Reynolds 3 years ago from Arizona

I enjoyed reading your poem today!

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Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

So thought provoking! No matter how bad life gets for some, the world keeps on turning and everyday matters still have to be done.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Thanks Ed, a great poem. The cycle of life; no matter what we do, no matter how we think, the world just keeps on turning, and all around us the joys and pain of life. Cheers.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Life is full of many unexpected twists and turns and the road can be rough. Very expressive.

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CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Beautiful poem. The miracle is that the world does keep turning despite what is going on in our own lives and the sun shines down on us all equally

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Oh Ed, how can something hurt and be beautiful at the same time? You are truly an excellent writer and you write in such truths! Now that I am sad... you must write something that will cheer me up :D

Hugs Ed!


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Deep and dark.

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NiaLee 3 years ago from BIG APPLE

So many beings

One world

One universe

Thoughts, feelings


Joys, pains

Love and peace to all

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nia -hank you kindly my dear!

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Wow....that was.....um....twisted and dark....yet thought provoking and really well done.

Hope all is well with you!

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