What could have happened

to bring about such corruption

that the human element

is no longer present

 

What could have happened

that allows only greed to survive

the need for more always present

the hunger to acquire never sated

 

What could have happened

that some no longer see anyone

but themselves and their needs

and their desires the driving force  

 

What could have happened

that permitted their humanity

to erode, their soul to die

their aura to blacken

 

What could have happened

that some no longer see

the humanity in others

the goodness that is possible

 

What could have happened

that allows some to be so far removed

from basic decency and compassion

and the act of giving a foreign concept 

 

What could have happened

that drives the need

to control, to humiliate

those who still see beauty and feel

 

 

 

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

~ Confucius  

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Comment by TG DE VORE on November 30, 2012 at 2:13pm

Greed!!! That's what, and the lack of teaching morals and values that used to be important. What happened to the importance of others first? Great post for this time of Yule. Happy Holidays M.C..:D

Comment by Zanelle on November 30, 2012 at 2:25pm

Oh yes!!  So powerful!  What happened?   It is difficult to see reality and feel the emotions in this modern world.  Easier to hide.  Thank you for this poem.

Comment by JMac1949 Memories on November 30, 2012 at 2:53pm
There's something weird with the Like button today and it just won't work for me, but consider this post read and very much appreciated.
Comment by JMac1949 Today on November 30, 2012 at 3:24pm
Something's screwy here. let's see if this comment posts... I like this post but cannot seem to get the like button to respond... hmmm Read and much appreciated.
Comment by JMac1949 Memories on November 30, 2012 at 5:00pm

I return and with a quick fix from Lorianne Control F5 everything is working again, R&L ;-)

Comment by Zanelle on November 30, 2012 at 6:54pm

I returned too just to say this poem is still with me at I shake my head at consumerism and greed.

Comment by Heidi Banerjee on December 1, 2012 at 12:50am

Your poems amaze me each time I read one of them.

Comment by fernsy on December 1, 2012 at 12:21pm

 Very good questions. Then, a cop in NY does something that restores faith.

Comment by Arthur James on October 18, 2013 at 4:43am

`

It a gonna Be:

`

Wow Woo Wow

Wonderful Day

`

Hubris blinds,

sad to say:

darkness  . . .

spiritual death

human dearth

humility sees

holy is health

`

No use this

digit and

spy, or

look up

red dress?

`

I saw this @

Red Dress

Poem

`

Here's something else you might enjoy:

`

I Traveled with Canadian ` Larry Towell

He's a Great` Magnum Photo Journalist 

I met Larry T. ` Hanoi, Vietnam in 1990

Google?

He spoke ` bout Human: I get a business 

card. The card will look like a match pack.

Emily C. ? Mu card will have `No Name.

`

Just read:

`

Human Being

`

That's all we Be.

If not? Snoopy?

Oy! Contraption.

Blogs Can Be

Dangerous

Comment by Arthur James on November 29, 2013 at 4:28am

`

I an no marriage or love expert. 

Dorothy Parker wrote ` Love is

like quicksilver in the hand. Leave

the fingers open and it stays. Clutch

it, and it darts away. 

`

I have have met a few sack sack folk,

and I believe a know from experiences

Pathetic sociopaths are HUBRIS GREEDY

ate sad critters. It  seems ITAICS are

STuck on. This happened lots lately.

Nasty inner-depraved HATE and can't

See BEAUTY ot carry on Communion

Conversation. The Humanity is Lost.

Yep/ 

Just stuck.

asl lorianne?

She and me Here.

I'll backtrack. Try.

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