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Sep 19
What Will It Take ... ?  
For Us To See ...  
  
We're Facing The END ...
of ... " Humanity " ... !?!  
  
Tragedies ...  
From RISING SEAS ... !!!  
  
FLOODING ...  
Far Too ... FREQUENTLY ... !!!  
In Places That Water ...  
Just ... Should NOT Be ... ?!?  
  
KILLING Sprees ...  
From Kids To ... Trees ...  
  
NATURAL Things ...  
CAN'T Cop A ... " Plea " ... !!!  
  
It Just REACTS ...  
With ... VIOLENT Seas ... !!!  
  
Hurricane Winds ...  
and ... Tsunamis ... !!!!!  
  
Meantime ... " We " ...  
Create ... " ARMIES " ...  
  
SURELY ....  
This WON'T Set Us Free ... ?!!!?  
  
Waging WARS ...  
To Find Some Peace ... ???  
  
This Makes ...  
Little Sense To Me ....  
  
WHO Is ........................ FREE ..... ?!?!?  
  
From ... ****** Sprees ... ?!?  
  
It Seems That People ...  
WANT To ... See ...  
  
The Death of ...  
... ALL HUMANITY ... !?!  
  
SO MANY ... " Grieve " ...  
From Being Bereaved ...  
  
It Seems We Just ...  
Have NOT Achieved ...  
A Way For ... ALL ...  
To Be .... " HAPPY " ....  
  
Death Is ... NATURAL ...  
Just Like ... " BIRTH " ...  
  
But Guns Are Things ...  
That PEOPLE Work ... !!!  
  
Was KILLING ... " Really " ...  
Part of The ... " Plan " ... ?!?!?  
  
If It ... IS ...  
We'll Soon Be ****** ... !!!!  
cos' Nature Now Is KILLING Man ...  
Women ... and YES Their Children ... !?!?!?!  
  
It May Seem That ...  
I Don't Hold Much Hope ...  
  
But Writing Things ...  
Helps Me To ... " Cope " ... !!!  
  
COPE With PRESSURES ...  
We ... Create ...  

and Try To Find ...  
A ... BETTER Fate ...  
Than DYING ...  
cos' I Got ... IRATE ...  
and Punched Someone ...  
With ... BULLETS To SPRAY ... !!!!!  
  
See ... " Poetry " ...  
REALLY ... Helps Me ...  
To Deal With STRESS ...  
and .... REALITY ....  
  
cos' Things I Write ...  
May ... DARKEN Light ...  
  
But DARKNESS Roams ...  
Our Streets At Night ... !!!!!  
  
But MANY Think ...  
This ... ISN'T Right ... ?!?  
  
Well I Suggest ...  
You Check The News ...  
  
Look and SEE ...  
How Many ... DIE ... !!!  
  
NOT Because ...  
They've Reached ....................................... " Old Age ".  
  
But ...  
BECAUSE of ... Someone's RAGE ... !!!!!  
  
Words I ... " Put " ...  
From Pen To Page ...  
Stake My CLAIM ...  
To Be ... " Poetry's Sage " ...  
  
Worthy of A Place ...  
On ... " ANY Stage " ... !!!  
  
So ...  
What Will It Take ...  
For Me To ... BREAK ...  
The Barriers Placed ...  
In Front of Me ...  
  
By Those Thinking ...  
  
... " WHO IS HE !?! " ...
  
THOSE Who Think ...  
I SHOULDN'T Say ...  
The Things I SAY ... !!!!!!  
  
WHY NOT Talk ...  
About ... Today ... ?!?  
  
cos' Life Right Now ...  
Is NOT ... " A Game " ... !!!  
  
I'm TRYING To Find ...  
A ... BETTER WAY ...  
For ... US To Be ...  
So WE Can CLAIM ...  
  
A Future FILLED ...  
With ... BRIGHTER Days ... !!!  
  
FREEDOM ..................................................  
WITHOUT .................................................................­........... Disarray ... !!!!!  
  
Places Where ...  
Our Kids CAN PLAY ...  
WITHOUT Violence .....  
  
... On DISPLAY ... !!!!!!  
  
DON'T YOU ...  
WANT That TOO ... ?!!!?  
  
I'd LIKE To Think ...  
That SOME OF YOU ... DO ... !!!  
  
But So Far ...  
I've NOT Seen Much Proof ... !!!
  
Sherlock ... I'm NOT ...  
So ... Give Us A Clue ... ???  
  
DON'T BE ................................. "shy" .........  
PLEASE .... Share Your Views ....  
  
But ....  
MAKE SURE That ...  
You're Being ... TRUE ... !!!  
  
DON'T Tell ME LIES ... !!!  
  
You'll Be ... SURPRISED ...  
What You Might Find ...  
That I Am Like ...........................................  
  
AWAY From .................................................................­........ " A Mic' " ........  
  
We May Not Have ....  
Such ... DIFFERENT Plights ... ???  
  
Just DON'T ... " PRESUME " ...  
You'll ... ALWAYS LIKE ...  
Thoughts I HOLD ... "Inside My Mind" ...  
  
I CAN BE ....  
Pretty HARD Sometimes ...
  
But That's Because ...  
I've Had A ... HARD LIFE ... !!!  
  
NOT .... "POVERTY FILLED" .... !!!!!!  
  
But ...
Money DOESN'T ...  
Save The ... ILL ... !!!  
  
and CERTAINLY DOESN'T ...  
Help You ... " Chill " ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
  
This HAS BEEN ....  
Our ... BIG MISTAKE ... !!!!!  
  
Money DOES NOT ...  
Make You ... " GREAT " ... !!!  
  
COME ON NOW ... !!!  
For ... HEAVENS SAKE ... !!!!  
  
I'd Rather ... " FIND " ...  
A TRUE ... " Soul Mate " ...  
Than Have Enough Cash ...  
To Buy The WHOLE CAKE ... !!!!!  
  
One Thing You CAN'T BUY ...  
Is ... Your Own FATE ... !!!  
  
Can't We See ...............  
That We Would Be ....  
  
Much BETTER Placed ...  
  
If We ...  

ACCEPTED Each Other ...  
Regardless of ......  
  
... " Our Gender or Race " ...  
  
I WANT To See ...  
A ... " PEACE FILLED State " ...  
  
So ...  
Let Me Ask You THIS ...  
  
... " What Will It Take ? " ...
It was the situation in New Orleans at the time, that inspired this. The pitiful response, and lack of any kind of urgency to help the poor, angered and saddened me.

I guess people should be thankful it wasn't the current president managing the situation, now THAT would be depressing !

Not that Mr. Bush proved himself to be of a more compassionate breed, in the slightest !
Big Virge
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