This valley of death......

A dark look at mankind

I don't know how I'll prove this yet
I'll let go my thoughts in kind
I believe in that a monster begins a life
life trapped in his mind

He didn't learn young to speak out at the
injustice the pain the hurt the truth
He didn't develop right
floundering all through his youth

And came adulthood like some famine
to the tissues of the soul
An old soul at twelve they said
no regrets ......its already sold

They are wrong though about how
much children can take
They that developed out of shards
already can taste the hate

God take those in hand that lived
through this as well
They will know lifetimes of darkness
no matter where they dwell

That one might come through unscathed
to show as all
Just what man have caused when
a child must heed his call

This child that died today and a child
that lives on in kind
Protect them each with an angel of thier own
the wish of good hearts in time

As this writer or poet if you chose ponders the afflictions of mankind I find the darker part of man is always going to be there lurking like some tumor in remission , there in the shadows , waiting , planning , preparing . And of blame !......don't worry I say , there's enough to go around for us all! Yet we will continue to point our bloodstained hands at the other demons in the shadows. Evil ....evil isn't "over there" somewhere though , it dwells within each heart , every single one of us , and there are no answers .Answers are for higher developed beings of tomorrows historians to ponder.



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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..Who knows what lurks in the mind of the mentally ill? We as a nation must do more in the way of providing help. I read it is easier to buy a gun than get help. I read this story about this mother who was deathly afraid of her son, yet nothing was done until he committed a crime.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes Always , thats correct ! Lets face it , we are an enigma , here in America . This mother was trying to commit her son ....?.....What's with that ! Burecocacy.......?........:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always , I agree , I must say , I have several guns and it is easy to buy one but only if you have no record of any brushs with the law . If your a felon , you cannot legally own or buy a gun ! I have witnessed people being denied a purchase a few times . I've also seen people delayed in thier approval. I dont understand where some of the remarks come from about non- security checks though , where I live , even at gun shows all sales are checked through the ATF .?Anyways , To get help for mental issues or to have someone committed ....almost impossible !................:-} Merry christmas my friend !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Incredibly beautiful and poignantly sad. You know they say children are resilient I wonder are they really? May all the Christmas angels help protect those families and help begin the healing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I don't know that children are that resilient . I believe it's our hope , as adults that is the "resilience"of youth!....or is it just me that feels this way!.........:-}


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Beautifully written. Yes they say children are resillient but the memory of this day will always be with them. Yes they will play and laugh again but there will always be a pain and a fear deep within. Healing for these children and the families of those children who were taken is going to take a very long time and all the angels He can muster.

It even feels wrong wishing someone a merry Christmas while so many are grieving but I will wish it for you anyway my friend.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yes Rosemay it will always be with them . We must go on all of us ! ............Merry christmas Rose !


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Merry Christmas sir, your work has been a pleasure to read this year. A true poet and master of verse you are indeed. I am honoured to be a follower of yours. All the best for the New Year and may your pen prosper and your inspiration never be lost. You are a gem here at the hubs waiting for every new member to find and follow. Peace and blessings I send to you this Christmas Eve my poet.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vincent my man ! Oh you are too kind ! I only wish I were as great a writer as you are ! And as kind and observant as a hubber as well ! Merry Christmas my friend I look forward to dozens more ! Thank you from a writers heart !........Be safe .:-}


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web923 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

I became mesmerized by your writings. Fantastic poet and writer! I voted awesome and up and it's my pleasure to follow your work!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Web923 , Well thank you , And Happy new year !

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