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A Death of a World - Poem

Updated on December 14, 2011
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Where is the world heading

When you can feel it in your bones

That change is beyond inevitable
And people are often disappointing?
What will the world be like
When intelligence is hard to come by
To shed a light of hope
And remind us everything will work out?

Change is always good,
But the transition is devastating.
Economies crumble out of control,
And safe places are hard to find.
Small comforts are denied,
And a conman hides behind
Every mask that all men wear.

Where are we going to?
And what are we doing
To ourselves and others?
Is the world of yesterday
Gone forever in the pages of history?
Will the world of tomorrow
Be worth the journey in the end?

Author Notes

In dark times we sometimes focus too much on the darkness around us. We do not take the time to stop and question. We have to look to ourselves in times of change. How are we contributing? What can we do to make a positive outcome? For many, the answer is to keep moving forward. For others, we need to step it up a notch if we want to see a world of tomorrow that proves worth all the turmoil to get there.

© 2011 Evylyn Rose

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      Evylyn Rose 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Thanks for the comment, Rolly. I definitely agree! "Why not?" is a much better question to ask. ;) In the same way as we are often our own worst critic, we are also our own worst obstacle in accomplishing our goals in life. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Evelyn... Thank you for this a great read and thought provoking without a doubt. I often look back and think of the "What If's" and I do regret them in early life. Years ago I learned the "Why Not's" are much more rewarding and just simply do them. A quote that has lived with me for years is "Limits exist only in your mind."

      Hugs from Canada

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      Evylyn Rose 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Exactly! Personally, I've often found that I fail when I let my fear of what could happen stand in the way. Knowing we can't fix everything by ourselves can prevent us from doing anything at all. Realizing that doing something positive, even if it is not a solution by itself, will set things in motion for change in the right direction. The smallest of gestures, the shortest of words, the tiniest pieces of matter, can make all the difference.

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      Yes, I agree, we are in the process of dehumanizing humanity. Need to pause, think and get set to reverse the wheel whatever we can do. Knowing well that we can't do everything, we must do whatever we can.

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      Evylyn Rose 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Thanks for the comment and vote. :)

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      -Crimmy- 5 years ago

      So, true. Voted up.