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PENNY CANDIES COST A NICKEL.
THAT MEANS TIMES ARE BAD.
THINGS ARENíT WHAT THEY USED TO BE;
SOCIETY HAS GONE MAD.
THINGS THAT ONCE WE KNEW WERE WRONG,
NOW ARE RIGHT, WEíRE TOLD.
SOULS OF WOMEN AND OF MEN,
SO EASILY BOUGHT AND SOLD.
WE ALL FORGOT THE RULE;
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.
WE HURT AND EXPLOIT EACH OTHER
TO AQUIRE EXCESS WEALTH.
HATE YOUR NEIGHBOR; CHEAT YOUR FRIEND;
ITíLL ALL BE JUSTIFIED IN THE END.
FAIRNESS, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY,
SEEM TO HAVE NO PLACE IN SOCIETY.
WHO WILL RESTORE WHAT SEEMS SO FAR LOST?
AND WHAT WILL WE GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR THE COST,
OF THE GOODS FOR WHICH WE SOLD OUR SOULS?
IS NOT LOVE MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER AND GOLD?
SIFT THROUGH THE LIES, DESPERATELY SEEKING TRUTH
EVERYONE CLAIMING THEY ARE RIGHT,
RELIGIONS BATTLING NAIL AND TOOTH.
WHAT ARE THE ANSWERS?
HOW ARE WE TO KNOW?
IS GOD REALLY LOOKING DOWN BELOW?
IF HE IS, WHAT DOES SHE SEE;
AND WHAT DOES SHE THINK OF YOU AND ME?
IS HE SICK ENOUGH OF US TO ERASE IT ALL?
SEND US HURLING THROUGH SPACE
IN A FIERY BURNING BALL?
MAYBE WHAT WE NEED IS A BRAND NEW START,
GET RID OF THE BAD AND JUST KEEP THE GOOD PART.
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, FOR THOSE WHO WONíT REMEMBER,
EVERYTHING WE KNOW AND LOVE
COULD BE REDUCED TO SMOLDERING EMBERS.
BUT DONíT BE TOO DISMAYED,
SHOULD THE STARS FALL FROM THE SKY;
THINK OF IT AS CLEANSING RAIN,
TEARS FALLING FROM GODíS EYE.
KNOW THAT WE WILL COME AGAIN,
WITH ANOTHER CHANCE TO TRY.
PERHAPS NEXT TIME WEíLL GET IT RIGHT,
AND LET LOVE BE OUR GUIDING LIGHT.




------
Yetunde


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The following comments are for "PROGRESS"
by muddybraun

hello
hi

( Posted by: MuddyBraun [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

Ostentatious
Introducing yourself around the forum, by commenting at posts made by other members, is a good way to get noticed. By commenting, you will find that the favor is often returned.

As for your piece, the all-caps approach leads to reader headaches. It blurred halfway through..

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 15, 2011 )

@Bobby7L
Sorry about the headache. I'm just lazy and hate to hit the shift button...The Hello...Hi comment was not really a comment, but an effort to see if I remembered my password that I'd forgotten for over a year! (That's gotta amuse you!!) But thank you for commenting. You may or may not be glad to know I remembered my password!! Yaaay!! Are you by any chance a Leo? Just curious...I'm nosy.

( Posted by: Muddybraun [Member] On: February 26, 2011 )

October 5th
My avatar is a partial photo of a signed Ulster linen, which were sold back in the day to raise funds for the IRA. The lion represents Northern Ireland. The union jack in its mouth, represents Britain.



( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 26, 2011 )

@Bobby7L
Whoa!!!I know when to stop being nosy!! Erin Go Bragh!
I did not think you were a Leo because of your avatar, I thought it after I read one of your poems. I enjoyed it, and it reminded me of a Leo person I knew.

( Posted by: MuddyBraun [Member] On: March 8, 2011 )

of lions and lines.
no worries..

Yetunde,
Which poem would that be?

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 8, 2011 )

That was fast!!
Okay, it wasn't a poem. It was your bio. Which is written like poetry or prose. I went to look for what I thought was a poem just now and saw that there were 309 (!!!) to choose from! I was thinking...ugh-oh (actually a slightly more coarse expletive) but then I clicked on your name and it took me to your bio, at which point, I recognized it as what I had read...and that's what happened. What I learned is that you are a prolific writer. I will indeed read more of your work.

( Posted by: MuddyBraun [Member] On: March 8, 2011 )





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