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A Nation Is Dying
by Susan K. de Vegter
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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where is the future
what is the cost
wages of war
families lost
where is the answer
percentage of what
screw all the chances
what is the lot
figure the odds
of war and peace
families broken
answers to these
on tongues that are crying
egos inflated
Their nation is dying
babies are frightened
parents are dead
eyes are wide open
visions of dread
future in limbo
ghosts being born
news keeping tempo
filming this storm
these are our babies
children of war
orphans anew
no moon or stars
skies are all black
smells of the dead
war coming back
keeping it fed
money in pockets
diplomacy... tact
eyes dead in sockets
no turning back
Let'a dry the tears
stop all the crying
hold hands in peace
a nation is dying.

© 2005 Susan Kathryn de Vegter

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Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 12/31/2007
So glad I stumbled upon this, never knew you had a mind to write like this, but then I should have. After all we are two halves of the same whole.

Love, Pierre
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/29/2006
We have created what is. Cause and affect. We are not puppets dangling on the end of a string. There are always two outcomes for any given course. We choose. What is the choice of our hearts? It seems those who hope to control the world for gain choose death, again & again.
Powerful, Susan...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/29/2006
Soooo well said!

Reviewed by A. Santo 6/29/2006
If humanity really wanted to live in peace, we would. But the ideals of some throw us into bloody fields of violence and in the end - the cycle of hate continues onward devouring an entire world. Your poem reminds me of a song by the late Jim Croce:"Which Way Are You Goin'" :) Peace to you braveheart.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/29/2006
Yep. There are more than one nation a-dying these days. I am of the mind that the smarter we get the stupider we are. Where's Will Rogers when you need him? As far as that goes, wither is God when you need Him? The world is imploding.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/29/2006

Heartbreaking, powerful write; well done. Our Nation is dying as well....and it's only going to get worse, I'm afraid. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bennett 6/29/2006
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2006
This old world of ours is screwed-up bigtime!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by . ignis 6/29/2006
In JFK Mr. X says to District Attorney Jim Garrison:
"Sometimes I think the organizing principle of any society is for war. The authority of the state over its people resides in its war powers."
Of course JFK is a movie. The suffering of the victims of the wars referred to, is real. The number of victims consists of domestic and foreign sufferers. The money to bomb victims abroad is stolen from victims at home; the Pentagon's accountants have been unable to trace dozens of trillions dollars over the past decades. No sane person wants war, only the people's leaders do, because what Mr. X stated, is true. Unless we cease to defend two tongued leaders, this situation will last forever. Or at least until domestic victims will no longer be capable of providing the funds for their leaders to wage war. They have created an environment in which peace cannot be achieved without a fight.

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/29/2006
(((Susan ))) itís so hard to fully figure out the hearts and minds of souls on this planet.. I leave it all up to the Father who can make or break a nation fully.. I try everyday to pray intercede for the families of fallen and the families of ones in combat. Also we desperately need to intercede for the countries that are trying to help Iraq.. Prayer is number one and I ask others to contribute.. Many countries are represented in Iraq and they need daily intercession along with the beloved families for strength in every way strength and to COME HOME SAFELY !!.. I trust God is in control and He NEVER forsakes His children, never, ever. WE believe His children will not be forsaken. Yet He gave us all FREE WILL.. Itís a catch 22.. Thank you for your compassion!!!

Peace & Love, Dove
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 6/29/2006
~~Susan~~peaace is the language of the soul..this beautiful poem is a ift from you~~

Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/29/2006
Extraordinary hopefulness dear Susan and an excellent write.

Too many I have conversed with as of late are aptly akin to your description: "eyes dead in sockets" bound blindly between the self-imposed blinders they have allowed in their own lives about everything except their own animal lusts.

I believe it is time to look up and cry out lest more than necessary perish in the coming bloody deceptive transition.


Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/29/2006
Wishful thinking and lofty ideals will not stop the commencement of Armageddon...
What must be...will be..
Reviewed by A PAX 6/29/2006
My highest compliment to you........
wish i wrote it

pax A
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/29/2006
If only, Susan! I feel the anguish that wrote this and of course I agree with the premise. But we musn't forget there is an Armaggedon to come and it must have it's prelude! We can hope and pray, but we also must be aware that Creator has the last say!

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