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Echo of Silence
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Sunday, April 06, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...because we do not learn.



Battles fought
from caves to tundra
from sands to forests
from sea to oceans

cruelties wrought
from man to beast
beast to man
slaying the dragon.

brutalities taught
wars across nations
in the name
of many gods

without a thought
distruction reigns
innocents slayed
for man's greed

death is brought
for the soul is lost
the beast doth rear
it's hateful head.

all for naught
no lessons learned
history lost
not remembered

The ancients fraught
their spirits denied
peace forgotten
the Earth
 is silent.

Is this
our past,
and future?

© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, April 2008

(Authors note: I don't know where this came from...may be my
muse being exhausted by the cruelties of mankind?)



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/2/2009
This is so very apt, timely, and very meaningful, Micke. It is sad that our species learns nothing it seems. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/7/2008
Nope, we are on the cusp of a new spiro way....
Reviewed by stan nassano 4/7/2008
a thought provoking write with emotionial inpact,nice job,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/7/2008
Is this
our past,
and future?

It very sadly seems to be, and for supposedly being the most intelligent creatures on this planet, we surely don't seem to learn very much from our own history.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/7/2008
That echoes in the silence are the Four Riders of the Apocalypse approaching, and in that silence we will beg for mercy too late.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/7/2008
Is this our past, present, and future? I'm afraid it just may be that. If we don't all learn to accept the word of God and to get along with each other we have no future. Well said Jackie.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/6/2008
The abominable direction humanity has taken, forces us all to think in these terms Micke! It seems we let leaders set the course and we follow out of habit,whether we want to or not,because we don't know how to stop and find ways to chart our own course. Excellent write my friend!... luv, ET
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/6/2008
Great writing sweet lady,enjoyed very much..stay safe and well...Hugs
Reviewed by John Leko 4/6/2008
...and it might be that yet an echo...spiral out of control...and reverbrate in silence...not likewise mankind spirals...not listening.
strong and powerful write to the point Micke...
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 4/6/2008
Great read...I agree humanity is doomed to be human
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/6/2008
"Wars rumor of Wars" it seems we never learn. VERY POWERFUL and thought provoking write. Thank you for this. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/6/2008
All we can do is pray that Jesus comes back soon! Then, and ONLY then will peace reign!

Powerful write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

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