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Lament of Long Ago

January 22, 2011
By Kafyra PLATINUM, San Ramon, California
Kafyra PLATINUM, San Ramon, California
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Lament of Long Ago

I dream of a time long, long ago,
Nature sang a sweet, harmonious song.
Destruction slept; war was just an afterthought.
Men lived in peace, with nature they sang along.

I dream of a time long ago,
Of the bonds between all creatures.
I dream of a time long ago.
All learned, all were teachers.

Now, if you look around,
Peace is just a foolish dream.
Trash is thrown upon the ground,
Pollution flows into our streams.

We cannot stop the flow of time.
We cannot bring the dead to life.
Yet we must try to stem the hurt.
We must try to end the strife.

We must end the strife.


The author's comments:
I hope this poem will help change the way people think about the world.

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on Feb. 27 2011 at 10:45 am
AddieDay SILVER, Danville, California
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That is so good. Its sweet and brings about your point well without being too obvious. I really like it.

on Feb. 16 2011 at 4:36 pm
Kafyra PLATINUM, San Ramon, California
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