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Sad World - Poem

Updated on December 18, 2011

How is it that so few
Can acknowledge true potential
Just from meeting others?
The strong, the passionate,
The honest and compassionate
Are walked upon,
Destiny denied.

The world put barriers up
Against those who can truly help.
Souls cry out for positive change,
But minds rebel against the good.
Negativity is bred to the exclusion
Of happiness dreamed of.

Reach not for personal power
Lest the world be safe.
Close yourself off from God
Who is all things, all persons,
And falsely believe yourselves abandoned.
Treat others as objects,
Even in love.
Keep distance and deny nature.
Act out in anger and impatience;
Hurt those close to you.
Obtain desires you would have run from as a child.

Are we so lost?

Can we ever break free?

Author Comments

When we look around at some of the current organizational structures and their policies and procedures, we cannot help but to ask who they are working for and whose interests they truly have in mind. Yes, money needs to be earned if an organization is to operate successfully and carry out the most positive of missions. Nothing is wrong with the belief that the ends will justify the means. Yet when those organizations focus so much on the aspect of funding, turning profits, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to meet that goal, their original mission sinks into the ground. Negative messages and behaviors replace the messages of love, compassion, community, and health that was once the core of the organizations. When the ends are negative, what means can justify them?

Big or small, our communities are made up of these organizations. If we are to break free and find our way again, we need to recognize what is going on around us and be willing to stand up and fight for our communities. What messages are we unintentionally sending each other? What behaviors are we conditioning our children to believe are normal? If the messages and behaviors are not what we want for the future, we have no reason to continue them in the present.

© 2011 Evylyn Rose


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      Evylyn Rose 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like it! :)

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      mistersun 5 years ago from Jedda

      A nice poem. I like it

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      Evylyn Rose 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Well, it's pretty easy to analyze a poem that I wrote. ;) Thanks for the comment.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 5 years ago from Tumkur

      Good analysis of the poem. Good luck.

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      Evylyn Rose 6 years ago from Colorado, USA

      freelanceauthor, thanks for the comment!

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      freelanceauthor 6 years ago

      Nice poem

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      Evylyn Rose 6 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Thank you for the compliments and votes, Denise and Cresentmoon. :)

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      Cresentmoon2007 6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Loved your poem, and you do have some good points. Voted up.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Evelyn, beautiful poem and interesting points made in your comments.

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up.