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Stop The World, I Want To Get Off

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hoot_owl_rn
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(This is a post to my challenge to Scorched Dragon...just a bit of word play)

Stop The World, I Want To Get Off

In the streets, are children crying
Guns shots ring and they are dying
Our politicians all are lying
And time and money, they are buying

Is it true the world is ending?
Or is it us that needs defending?
While mothers for their children fending
We keep on needing, keep on spending

Is it us or them we’re cheating?
Children starve while we are eating
Natural resources, we’re depleting
And all the while, ourselves defeating

Hear parents, for their children, weeping
See rain, through rooftops, quickly seeping
Feel death approaching, softly creeping
As you lay content and sleeping

Children’s tears, they keep on pouring
Inside them, hatred, they are storing
Open your eyes and stop ignoring
I’m asking, begging, now imploring

We must all help, must not quit trying
To stop the killing and the dying
While in your bed, you safe are lying
In the streets, are children crying





 I can live with the idea
That we are merely actors
Playing a part
But I do wish
Whoever is writing my script
Would learn to use
A few more Happy Endings
~Javan




[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 02-01-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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I am one who always loves it when you play with words Ruth. This time is no exception. Well done!
Denise
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2 posted 02-01-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW!! Ruth, this is so powerful! Excellent writing! Your talent shines!

Denise
Danny Holloway
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3 posted 02-01-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Denise took the words from my mouth. What you say holds much truth. Well said from a master of words!
Danny
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Thanks Guys  ...Guy and Girls I should say  
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5 posted 02-01-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Hoot, as always, you make me think and you make me feel. I can't even watch commercials with kids hurting.....I cry. I have 3 of my own any worry and fret all the time.- SEA
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I can almost imagine hearing Barry McGuire singing this in the 60's. Well done, Ruth.
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7 posted 02-01-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hoot-
Exceptionally met self-challenge.
Powerfully and, unfortunately,
many truths spoken.

Wonderful, Ruth.
~*Marge*~



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WhtDove
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Ruth this was really great! Wow is about all the words I can find...dramatic, deep down, stop and think, WOW!
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9 posted 02-01-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

A "play" it may have been, but s'no game you speak of. You did amazing with this one! One of the hardest hitters to date. Succinct and powerful, you made your point eloquently!
tori
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10 posted 02-01-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

I like this one Ruth..... Bravo from all the children !!

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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Dark Angel
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11 posted 02-02-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, I echo SEA, you make me think and you make me feel!!!! Many truths spoken indeed!!!
Bravissima!!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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I'm glad my words make a few people stop and think, if even for a moment
First__Knight
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You Play well as always Ruth  

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14 posted 02-06-2000 12:20 AM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Hoot, this is a very poignant poem.  We sometimes need this dose of reality to make us appreciate all we have and sometimes take for granted. Thank you.
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powerful poem, makes you stop and think

sent chills up my spine
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks once more everyone for taking the time to not only read but comment. I'm glad my words fall not on deaf ears  
jascanvey
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Wow, don't think I can say anything that hasn't already been said, except WOW! This is so good!!
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