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by A. Keith Barton

Saturday, February 19, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Why do people run and hide?
When honesty slips and slides
When truth confines and restricts
When passion ceases to exist
When humility becomes the norm
When strangers stand on corners in a storm

Why do leaders deceive and lie?
To loyal staff who are told to buy
Company stock at new highs
Then sink to new lows unheard of when
CEOs continued to defend
Cooked books with their own spin

Why does poverty divide?
Nations intent on genocide
A people who prefer ignorance
And choose to live in their own bliss
You and me who refuse to listen
To viewpoints that enlighten and christen

Why does religion fail to unite?
Nations who continue to fight
People who profess to hate
Other opinions that obfuscate
Families who are torn apart
Parents and children doomed from the start

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/23/2005
Superb philosophically provoking questions that make the reader ponder. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/22/2005
very real questions, that can have so many answers you wouldn't beileve when in truth it is simple, capitalism~greed~ego
sad that we can't see past self to make it a better world/place for all
Reviewed by jude forese 2/20/2005
powerfully compelling ...
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 2/19/2005
Profound, compelling and thought provoking! Best wishes...~Z~
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/19/2005
well done
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/19/2005
Very powerful... someday, maybe, all people, all nations, all religions, can throw away their FEARS and live as One...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/19/2005
This is one powerful and thought provoking poem here and I add this one to masterpieces that I have read today.

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