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The Beat Goes On

Updated on February 2, 2014

The Beat Goes On……

Seeing the world through the vacant eyes, concave expressions

People from all walks of life but here there is no distinction

Ethnicity, culture, race; rich, poor, poor, rich

Some trying to find their way, others the way they’ve

Found have left them in this position

Some smiled, most didn’t

A few laughed, some joked to pass the time begging to retain some dignity

At the mercy of system that had no soul

Waiting to be helped; for someone to care for the plight they’re in

The beat goes on……

Voices drowned out loneliness, hopelessness, being forgotten

Time slowly crept on every now and then a glance at the clock

Revealed a second had past

The beat goes on…….

This is everyday life, soldiers raging war to survive, just to live to tell the tale

In world full of plenty, but they are not getting any of the fruit

That’s ripen and ready for harvest

Instead their stomach growled reminding them why

They’re in this place of hell

The beat goes on…….

Robots going through the motion, no emotions

Numb to feelings eyes looked on seeing nothing focused on a

Number to be called, listening carefully for a name to be shouted

Out over a PA system that crackled and popped to be heard over the

Raised tones angered for the lack of respect

The beat goes on…….

I heard some praying, most were cussing their fate

A few “why me’s”, could be heard, an old woman sat in a corner

Singing broken tunes to match broken hearts and displaced roots,

Only music I heard in my head was a

Song my momma used to sang, hoping the tune would keep me fed

And the demons in their bed

The beat goes on……..

A child looked up to his mother; she smiled down at him tears in her eyes

As she held onto the hand of her baby girl rubbing her swollen belly

Hunger rumbled in my soul, malnutrition ravaged my bones as I sat too

Becoming one of them

The beat goes on and on and on……..


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    • Ruby H Rose profile image

      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      So much to be said, what a beautiful way you did it. Moving....

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      Compelling, amazing thought and writing. I'm truly impressed. I felt I needed to know more. . .

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      miss_jkim 7 years ago

      Very moving; I would hope this will stir up the desire to give, to the many less fortunate around us, during this holiday season.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      The way you put all that truth into words was amazing. What a sad world when there is enough to go around but it doesn´t get distributed evenly.

      This was awesome. Well done. Thank you.x