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Senseless Humanity

Updated on January 5, 2013
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We have been cursed with such beautiful things
Today we suffer from Empathy
As I hear of the newest grief to shake the earth
as I hear of this senseless tragedy

Tears burn my cheeks as they stream down my face
Because I don't understand the human race
Why do they do things that make no sense
I am compelled to hate and resent
How does this horrible, violent act
Make up for the things in your life that lacked

It seems that everything is paid for with a life
A small insult might cost you your wife
For those still willing to plan a misdeed
They will take your kids and be sure you see
This goes beyond an eye for an eye
Gone are the days of handling things with pride
What once was handled simply with a fist
Now can put you on the coroners list

Its sobering to realize that you are part of a race
That causes destruction and is a disgrace
Reckless, relentless, selfish, and coarse
With a false sense of power and no remorse
To think that the single worst gift to this Earth
Is the inclusion of humans with the ability to Birth
For we are the source of more destruction, bloodshed, and tears
Than all of the natural disasters thru all of the years
Many people talk in fear of the end of our days
But now I see that the end of our species would be a debt repaid


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    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Wayne. It is sad isn't it? I just notice where you are from. You are not too far from me.

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      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Philly - I am glad that it inspired you tho I am not happy that it exists. Dark tales of humanity are not new to any age.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Unfortunately your last line may be the only remedy. Nice tribute to the innocents.

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      Jose Velasquez 

      5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This poem made me think of all the madness we've seen these years. It put me in a dark mood, and inspired a poem.

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice to see you here KT Banks. I appreciate the read and the compliment. I don't think we were made to understand these things.

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      KT Banks 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I cannot, for the life of me, even begin to understand why anyone would do such a thing. HOW could anyone do such a thing? It goes beyond sickness and into the realm of true evil.

      What you wrote is brilliant. Thank you.

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      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice to meet you Pearldiver! I, like so many other parents, was extremely upset about this event. Not many have found this one. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on it.

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      Rob Welsh 

      5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Well balanced and expressed, IMO.. a very hard subject to write poetically on, as this was such a completely unbelievable event, where I come from... really tough to carry always the thought of such possibilities occurring to our kids and what an amazing waste of happy, well balanced little ones... it only takes a sick puppy to act rabidly and destroy life! Thank you for adding your voice to those who were repulsed by this senselessly cruel act. Take care... PD

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      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Hello Frank. I thought my words would come across as a bit harsh as they seem to condemn the lot of us, but the misdeeds seem to out number our good by so much...

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      you said a mouthful and I could only second your words Moms..

    • Moms-Secret profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Hello Efficient. I have so much trouble remembering that trying to understand is a useless quest.

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      Efficient Admin 

      5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      This is another senseless tragedy. My prayers are with the families and Newtown, CT.


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