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desperado
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0 posted 06-08-2000 03:55 AM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for desperado


people moving in silent pace
trying to beat their singular race
streets packed with cars all day long
thousands of radios on thousands of songs
police on every corner with three foot long sticks
big enough to scare away the most determined pricks
riot squads and demonstrations almost every weekend
I keep wondering if it's me alone who's sickend
as bus after bus full of people pass by
no one complaining and no one to cry
molotov cocktails are thrown once of twice
as the people go scurrying in fear like mice
trying not to be the last one in sight
when the riot police come to put out their fight
so many things never said, so much unknown
though the actions are terrible, niether side alone
what will happen when the sorrows give life
to the deepest and darkest of terrible strife

behind every poem, a kernel of truth remains, though sometimes, even the one closest to it, is blinded by the light.


 "There were times in my life
when I was going insane
tryin to walk through
the pain
when I lost my grip
and I hit the floor
yeah I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door" - Aerosmith "Amazing"
© Copyright 2000 James Webster - All Rights Reserved
lotharingia
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1 posted 06-08-2000 04:14 AM       View Profile for lotharingia   Email lotharingia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit lotharingia's Home Page   View IP for lotharingia

The downside of society in a nutshell! You're not the only one who's sickened, that's for sure! Unfortunately that is the result of a society in which we are taught that personal interest and advancement is the ultimate goal. We just have to try to remember that things aren't always only bad, and maybe try to do our own little bit, whatever it might be, to make things just that tiny bit better.

 Uta Lotharingia
"Wir wollen nicht Wert und Sinn ... wir wollen Unwert und Unsinn"
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James, Excellent poem expressing views that are painful, but to some a way of life.
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