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There Was A Cure Not That Long Ago.

Updated on May 12, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

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There Was A Cure...Not Long Ago.

There was a cure for cancers
not so long ago 
and it was a surefire solution,
to all sub cellular malignancies
but it's host died in 1969
in the steamy jungles of Vietnam.

With the last gasp of 
a future medical student
who was sacrificed 
to the war machines.
Sure...the economy was 
boosted for a while
but hundreds of thousands 
fell victim to the 
insidious tumours
he could have 
and would have cured.

There was also a solution
to feeding the hungry
on a world wide scale. 
A miracle that would have become
a seed in a brain so smart
that it's output would have
genetically altered
all farm crops worldwide
causing them to produce
year round
in any climatic conditions, 
in GIGANTIC proportions,
endless sustenance 
and enough for us all.

she was aborted 
in the second trimester
as a matter of convenience, 
to avoid any embarrassment
by a young lady who wished 
to finish school.
By the way
that former mother-to-be
now waitresses at a snack bar
in a bowling alley
with two more unwanted kids
placed in foster homes
as a matter of convenience
to avoid future embarrassment
for her next lover's visit
and she never finished school!
There were and are 
many brilliant minds,
many solutions to our problems,
many future hopefuls,
crushed on a daily basis.

under financed
suicidal and ignored.

Tomorrows come and go
without their valued input
leaving whole sections 
of societies deleted
like the trash found 
on our e-mails
and we all suffer 
the consequences.

There is a God in all of this
who weeps for what 
could have been
but he chose to 
give men freewill
rather then to control 
men like robots
obeying his
and only his commands.

He sees the problems 
that beset the earth
and he sends us the solutions
wrapped in the flesh of newborns.
But in man's excessive 
need for greed
in his continuous 
hunt for power
in his unquenchable 
hunger for lust
in his self-centered, 
self-serving manner
these gifts sent 
are not cultivated
or wind up
one after another.

While the problems go on 
without solutions
yet still God sends 
down more answers
hoping this will change
willingly and freely 
by the charitable 
choices of men.

And this God 
does not belong 
to any "one group"
or any "one faith"
for that would surely
violate man's freewill
by denying them choices.
Even an atheist has gods
power, money, worldly gain
a quick and final death
with nothing ever after,
they are the atheist's
strongest desires
and the atheist worships them.
With just as much faith
as a ninety-year old nun
occupying her habits.
His choice...her choice
freewill, not robotics
the heart of each person
knows the true path
and chooses his own direction
and so it is.
But please do not attempt
to kill this messenger
this was an inspiration
It is not so much a belief
but more a theory,
it is not a soul
driven cause of mine
to establish some new
church or foundation
of followers.
It just called to me
like all thoughts do 
to put it down 

to save it for posterity
for in every work
there lies some truth
and one must make it known.

For what is a poet
without a voice??
What is a writer
without readers??
so enjoy these 
thoughts penned
if you will
or deny them vehemently
it is your choice.
It is simply your freewill.
But the next time
you pass a graveyard
look upon it fondly
for therein might lay
the answers to 
all the questions
we've yet to uncover
and the solutions to 
all the problems
we've failed to overcome.

And the next time
you pass a nursery
or a pregnant woman
look fondly on them too
and fight for their futures.
If need be.
Take a stand 
for education
take a stand 
against poverty
against war
against crime
just take a stand
against all of the evil
perpetuated by men on men.

Then maybe
just maybe
some day soon
one of these gifts 
God sends us 
will get through,
maybe more,
maybe tomorrow 
can be brighter,
or maybe not

It is our choice
choose your directions
and Godspeed 
to us all 

Matthew F. Blowers III
Artwhimsically Yours Studio-(c)-2017

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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