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Our Ignorance of the World

October 25, 2013
By ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:

I look around me and I see

A world full of misery,

With wars and guns and death and blood,
And people’s hearts and minds in mud.
While people die and hurt and cry,
We look at homework and we sigh,
While children starve for love and care,
We worry all about our hair.
We hear of stories on TV,
But all we care about is me.
So what there’s fighting in the east?
And Korea’s ruler is a beast?
The ignorance of us is great,
We know not of the world’s fate.
Without knowing, you dig your grave,
Without knowing, we cannot save
The lost world in which we stay
And the gifts God gives us every day.

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on Oct. 29 2013 at 10:44 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I really liked this, and the message was great. The only thing I noticed is the line "but all we care about is me" — I understand that you probably didn't mean you personally, but it's a little confusing in context. Otherwise, awesome poem, 5/5!