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What If I Told the World

October 31, 2012
By TerraCotta GOLD, Cupertino, California
TerraCotta GOLD, Cupertino, California
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Favorite Quote:
“A man, who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.”

What would the world think,
If I told it that death was real.
That death tears the breath out of a man,
like that of a man gutting a pig,
With all its innards spilling out,
and hacked beyond recognition.

Should we bear witness
To the lies that hope gave,
By the lips of man whose mouths
moved in a pattern of delight
With deception that gleamed,
with the stare of one’s self?

Can greed be justified,
With promises?
To the other party, of course,
the promise of more lust,
For only lust brings greed,
Into the hearts of man.

How would we be moved,
by the air of ignorance,
That drifts like a cancer,
and shrivels our minds and soul,
Like the autumn leaf
That lost its perch?

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on Nov. 4 2012 at 12:18 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a very well written piece and has great word flow and attention to detail!!! Please make sure to read some of my pieces too!!!