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What Is This World Coming To?

May 20, 2010
By abbeyevans BRONZE, McDonough, Georgia
abbeyevans BRONZE, McDonough, Georgia
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You say for us to live in harmony together,
But my world is falling apart.
You say be devoted to one another in brotherly love,
Yet people get murdered everyday.
You say be kind and compassionate,
But I cut others down with my words daily.

You say do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth,
Yet I speak derogatory words often without thinking twice about it.
You say honor one another above yourselves,
But I am too self-centered to even think about another human being.
You say to live at peace with everyone,
Yet wars strike up between countries far too often.

You say love your neighbor as yourself,
But I have no idea who my neighbors are.
You say to stop passing judgment on one another,
Yet judgmental thoughts cross my head every other second.
You say do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
But the devil tries to grab me every chance he gets.

My world is falling apart, people are dying.
People get cut down, curse words are spoken.
Others are self-centered, wars are breaking out.
Who is my neighbor? They might be too uptight for me.
The devil is trying to get me; I am trying to be in your light.
And now I am afraid. I am afraid of this world. Now I have to trust.

The author's comments:
The world is what inspired me to write this poem. Our world is filled with hate, and only God can save us from this.

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This article has 9 comments.

on May. 27 2010 at 4:23 pm
Savvy_ PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Call up the locksmith,
Tell him we need him quick,
We've got a million keys,
None of them seem to fit.

I love this so much (: Everything is extremely true.

Eowyn BRONZE said...
on May. 27 2010 at 2:51 pm
Eowyn BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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You are totally right! I love your inspiration for this poem. Keep writing!

TNT25 SILVER said...
on May. 24 2010 at 3:59 pm
TNT25 SILVER, Johnstown, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body"

i completely agree. this is well written. love it!

on May. 24 2010 at 11:18 am
PoeticTouch GOLD, Saida, Other
11 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

nicee one....if u have the time plz check my work and give me ur opinion, thanks

on May. 23 2010 at 7:36 pm
waywithwords GOLD, Forest Hill, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
~~Isn't it funny how the most important things in life aren't things?~~

You are exactly right! God is the ONLY one who can save us from this. I loved it!

on May. 23 2010 at 12:46 am
CrazySquid GOLD, Cashmere, Washington
12 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beauty is nothing but the begining of terror"

Rilke part of 'The Tenth Elgy'

Wow...very very deep, I want to say more but I am lost for words...

on May. 22 2010 at 4:00 pm
Magic-Fishbone-13 BRONZE, London, Other
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else in return.

Beautiful, simpley beautiful.

You speak the truth very little people see.

5 stars :D

on May. 22 2010 at 12:49 pm
Sweatheart SILVER, BPT, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can do anything

i really liked this poem its really inspirirng and it sounds like a poem i wrote keep on writing

on May. 21 2010 at 2:09 pm
SashaaFiercex3 PLATINUM, Flushing, New York
25 articles 28 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't look back unless you're planning on going in that direction"

 really liked this poem and the inspiration behind it :]

keep it up