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I Weep For

Updated on January 11, 2013

I weep for the world

Its sadness a burden to bear

Eyes open to atrocities

War, famine, poverty

Images of what we have become

Commanded to love neighbor

Give to the poor

Weep with the weeping

The mandate seems lost

Where did it go?

Perhaps it was scattered by blowing winds

Winds that wiped the minds clean

Hardened the hearts of humanity

Froze their souls to feel no more

I weep for the world

Join me if you cry for the masses

Take my hand if you feel love

And sobs will turn to laughter.


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes a shoulder to cry on and a kind smile can make the world of difference to someone.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderfully said. If we all just reach out and take the hands of those who need the love and caring. Loved this.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Love is always the answer. It is amazing that so many people can not see it.

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      Eword Media Unit 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I wish a politicians would say this some day. Then the world would turn around having leaders who care for their people.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This poem is sad, but true, if only we could take all of each other's hands.

      But, still if only a few, maybe just maybe....

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A beautiful poem and wish. If only...if only.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      That's all we need to do. Imagine if we all agreed to take each other's hand.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I weep quite often; there is just too much sadness and hate in the world today....I will take your hand. :)