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what price Truth"? (an effort at free verse)

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-22-1999 09:06 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

What price truth in a day in which falsehood is the coin of success?
What price truth, when children imbibe the art of lying and
procrastination with their mother's milk?
What price truth when men call evil, good; and good, evil?
What price truth when people with honor are mocked and called square
Or fanatics, and liars, thieves and bunco artists are called cool,
And regarded as role models, and social successes?
What price truth, when Law Enforcement officers are the enemy, and
Rock stars are the heroes?
What price truth when efforts are being made to disarm the American
public? When the public is disarmed, only criminals will have guns.
What price truth when our children are taught that guns kill people?
Guns do not kill people- people kill people! With rocks, clubs,
spears, teeth, barehands, letter openers, paperweights.......Where
there is a will to perform violence, a way will always present itself.
What price truth when our children lose their innocence before they
reach puberty through the media, and careless parents?
What price truth when despite public census' which clearly prove that
the majority prefer less graphic and less violent programming,
Hollywood continues to pump it's filth into the American home?
What price truth when a man will be branded a bigot or religious
fanatic merely because he has moral fiber, and wishes to make his own
decisions in life?
What price truth when our nations greatest natural resources are being
murdered by the tens of thousands before they see the light of day?
"We hold these truths to be self evident?????"


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Live large, people!
~GS~
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Severn
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1 posted 11-22-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Interesting - highly thought provoking GS
Marilyn
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since 09-26-1999
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2 posted 11-22-1999 10:05 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow GS. This is an excellent piece. Almost read like a prose in the middle. I undertsand your thoughts andI echo them my friend.
Tina TT
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3 posted 11-23-1999 04:49 AM       View Profile for Tina TT   Email Tina TT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tina TT's Home Page   View IP for Tina TT

Brilliant poem! And sadly, so true
suthern
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4 posted 11-23-1999 07:40 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, GS... and some great questions. But much of this comes down to personal responsibility that isn't taken. For instance, Hollywood will continue pumping whatever the public will rush to see... and there's an OFF on every TV set that's rarely used.

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hoot_owl_rn
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Very thought provoking
Seems truth has a high price and we all pay the costs
 
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