What Is This World Coming To?

May 20, 2010
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You say for us to live in harmony together,
But my world is falling apart.
You say be devoted to one another in brotherly love,
Yet people get murdered everyday.
You say be kind and compassionate,
But I cut others down with my words daily.

You say do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth,
Yet I speak derogatory words often without thinking twice about it.
You say honor one another above yourselves,
But I am too self-centered to even think about another human being.
You say to live at peace with everyone,
Yet wars strike up between countries far too often.

You say love your neighbor as yourself,
But I have no idea who my neighbors are.
You say to stop passing judgment on one another,
Yet judgmental thoughts cross my head every other second.
You say do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
But the devil tries to grab me every chance he gets.

My world is falling apart, people are dying.
People get cut down, curse words are spoken.
Others are self-centered, wars are breaking out.
Who is my neighbor? They might be too uptight for me.
The devil is trying to get me; I am trying to be in your light.
And now I am afraid. I am afraid of this world. Now I have to trust.

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Savvy_ said...
May 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm
I love this so much (: Everything is extremely true.
Eowyn said...
May 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm
You are totally right! I love your inspiration for this poem. Keep writing!
TNT25 said...
May 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm
i completely agree. this is well written. love it!
Rulesofmyown said...
May 24, 2010 at 11:18 am
nicee one....if u have the time plz check my work and give me ur opinion, thanks
waywithwords said...
May 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm
You are exactly right! God is the ONLY one who can save us from this. I loved it!
CrazySquid said...
May 23, 2010 at 12:46 am
Wow...very very deep, I want to say more but I am lost for words...
Magic-Fishbone-13 said...
May 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Beautiful, simpley beautiful.

You speak the truth very little people see.

5 stars :D

dominicana said...
May 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm
i really liked this poem its really inspirirng and it sounds like a poem i wrote keep on writing
Sasha.H said...
May 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

 really liked this poem and the inspiration behind it :]

keep it up

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