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I Cry

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EagleOne
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Between a laugh and a tear...


0 posted 04-01-2000 02:07 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for EagleOne

I Cry

I cry for the children
Who survive on the streets
Unwanted and alone
Will they ever have a home?

I cry for the old man
Who sits alone in the park
Day after day, drink after drink
Waiting, just waiting, for it all to end

I cry for the rivers
How mighty they once flowed
Choked now by pollution, unable to breathe
Drowning slowly in our waste

I cry for mother earth
Once so revered and majestic
Now covered with scars, they call it progress
But I have to ask, will mankind survive?

I cry for all creatures
Those great and small, unique and fragile
So many are lost forever, day after day
Yet we show them no care

I cry for the baby
As it gasps its first air
Such hope and such wonder
Is there a future, or just our despair


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ESP
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since 01-25-2000
Posts 2574
Floating gently on a cloud....


1 posted 04-01-2000 03:39 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This poem is so sad It really makes me think. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

Butterflies_dont_cry
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since 03-06-2000
Posts 3768
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2 posted 04-01-2000 06:43 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Dear Eagle*
This is beautiful, written from the heart of a man who cares...there is nothing more awesome than that...these are my favorites...but it all went together very well...

I cry for the children
Who survive on the streets
Unwanted and alone
Will they ever have a home?

I cry for the old man
Who sits alone in the park
Day after day, drink after drink
Waiting, just waiting, for it all to end

I cry for the baby
As it gasps its first air
Such hope and such wonder
Is there a future, or just our despair

Makes you wonder what we are leaving for our children doesn't it.....
**AW hugs and BF kisses**
Janet Marie
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since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


3 posted 04-01-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

eagle,
this is AWESOME...and it speaks of your kind and caring soul.
this is a beautiful touching poem
take care, jm

 she said I dont know if I've ever been good enough,
and I'm a little bit rusty, and I feel like my head is caving in.
...and I dont know if I've ever been really loved by a hand thats touched me...
and I feel like somethings gonna give...
and I'm a little bit angry.
matchbox20
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 04-01-2000 09:57 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I cry for the children
Innocent victims
Shot down in the streets
In senselss rage

I cry for the mothers
Who weep openly
At the loss of a child
And a piece of their heart

I cry the fathers
That go off to war
To fight for you and I
And never return

I cry for the widows
They leave behind
Who pray for an end
Of all this killing

I cry for those
Killed behind the wheel
Because one person
Didn't know when to say when

I cry for the families
They leave behind
Whos lives were changed
At the hands of a drunk driver

I cry for us all
And the state of this world
And only hope
That we will see tomorrow

EagleOne
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Posts 2858
Between a laugh and a tear...


5 posted 04-01-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

ESP....if more people were to think, the world would be a much better place for all.

Butterflies....Thank you my friend, I value your opinion greatly. I cry for the children most of all.

JM.....I don't know what else to say except thankyou.

hoot_owl_rn....I cry with you.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
CherylLynnMckee
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 219


6 posted 04-01-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

wonderfully written and so sadly true...nicely done.

 
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


7 posted 04-01-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent! And Ruth, your reply poem is also great! This is so sad....... I too cry.
TravisK
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since 04-01-2000
Posts 8
England


8 posted 04-01-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for TravisK   Email TravisK   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TravisK

I like the sentiment in this.

Take Care,
Travis Kennedy
Rod17NYS
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since 03-24-2000
Posts 15


9 posted 04-01-2000 03:26 PM       View Profile for Rod17NYS   Email Rod17NYS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod17NYS

Hey this poem is the sad reality of everyday life,,,if people just realized that, maybe things would be different..maybe the old man who sits in the park alone will have someone to talk to today..who knows....maybe instead of just feeling bad, you guys should get up and so something about it..guarantee you it feels alot better....

Rod
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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since 01-29-2000
Posts 5694
Sydney, Australia


10 posted 04-01-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Eddie - this is a very good poem (but you knew that already right?) Once again, you have proved your talents!     
Love
Roniece xx
kitkat
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since 01-11-2000
Posts 892
Nova Scotia


11 posted 04-01-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for kitkat   Email kitkat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kitkat

How true the words you write. I too cry with the others. Human compassion is still out there. It too cries to be found again.
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


12 posted 04-01-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very thought provoking poem. I also weep for the children. Well done
Liz
EagleOne
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since 03-07-2000
Posts 2858
Between a laugh and a tear...


13 posted 04-01-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

To one and all, I thankyou for your comments
Roniece.... I did once you told me.     I thank you for your support, it has given me the courage to post my thoughts here.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Lone Wolf
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since 03-16-2000
Posts 5900
Lansing, MI USA


14 posted 04-01-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

EagleOne....it is sad to see what kind of future and planet will be here for our children.  This was an excellent piece!!  Very thought provoking.

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
 
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