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                         Mortal desire.......


Rain is everywhere, circling the globe,
overflowing are many rivers and streams.
A natural phenomenon, part of earth's cycle,
glancing close there is much more it seems.

Towns, cities, mountains, oceans, prairies,
this miraculous place we all call motherland.
This place we love, yet show little regard,
when was the last time we chose to stand.

Floods, volcano's, snowstorms, hurricanes,
are nature's way of expressing all is not right.
Today we are seeing storms of epic proportions,
yet we close our eyes and sleep through the night.

There was a time when mere earthlings listened,
to the Gods of sea, love, air, and fire.
Have we strayed too far and closed our ears,
betraying God's love for mere mortal desire.

Humanity today speaks with accusatory tone,
what ever happened to turn the other cheek.
Lies spread like wildfire, taken for a truth,
perhaps because to listen is no longer sheik.

Blackberry's, iPhones, and other electronics,
moved into our world transforming the rat race.
Now we conveniently email and instant message,
removing the need of meeting face to face.

Zealous minds becoming judge, jury, executioner,
amazing how quickly falsehoods take hold.
Has dignity and a yearning for divine intervention,
been replaced by lost souls with hearts grown cold.

Humility over hostility, a bumber sticker slogan,
that needs to be imprinted within every heart.
Truth will rise above spreading across the land,
when the time comes for each to play a part.

Rain is everywhere, circling the globe,
overflowing are many rivers and streams.
A natural phenomenon, part of earth's cycle,
glancing close there is much more it seems.

 

 

Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
1/14/2011 © All rights reserved 

 

 

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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Truer words were never spoken!

So sad and scary. Where electronic "help" is concerned, highly
ironic.

Great job, Karen, Luv, GREAT JOB!!

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by David Hamilton
It has been a while since I have visited your site. It seems you have been quite biusy writing more poetry. I liked tdhis poem very much. It is very descriptive about the current state of affairs in the world.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Beautiful writing sweet lady...Hugss stay safe and well
Reviewed by JMS Bell
UNTIL EACH ONE OF US REALIZES THAT...OUR DESIRES, MUST COME SECOND TO 'HIS'...AND THAT 'HIS' WAY, IS ALWAYS THE BEST WAY...THINGS WILL NOT GET BETTER, ONLY WORSE. WELL DONE, KAREN...THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
But the hatred man inflicts on others is not a natural phenomenon of the earth's cycle of divine events. Hatred is a man made invention because those that hate are not satisfied with living the code of decency that says, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." To those that hate, these words are propaganda; to those that hate these words are for sissies; to those that hate these words hold no value.

There are 10 laws of God that I am required to obey, and they are called the 10 Commandments. But it appears that those that hate decry these commandments as bunk, and ignore them so they may wage hatred throughout the world. The little boy who couldn't get his way now flies airplanes in to tall building killing those that have done the man no worng, and yet the man considers himself a hero. A hero of hatred is nothing more than a terrorist, a coward.

We need to stop and take in the beauty that is the natural phenomenon of the earth called Mother Nature. I only wish that everybody in the world would get along with each other, and let each other live the lives they were given by God Almighty.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by karen logan
Very wonderfully put Karen. Enjoyed it very much.
Karen
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
There is much inner vision in what you have preceived and written Karen , and i fear you are right in many ways. Are we approaching the "End of Days"? I wonder..M
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Powerful and very enlightening.....a sobering warning to us all!
Karen, what a timely and moving poem! appreciate every word in
each line! Excellent poem too! Please convey to Robert to keep up
the wonderful job he is doing with the photos.....oh hug those
adorable two for me, I hope they are well!!!

Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
Excellent, Karen, I am with you on this one, love it!!
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
The world.
Either your part of the problem
Or a part of the solution.
Great Poem

db
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
"There is much more it seems..." Indeed there is, and it makes no difference our turning a blind eye or blaming global warming! There is much, much more...we need to seek the face of God, before it's too late.
A powerful and time write, dear karen. Excellent!

Hugs,
Lena
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Karen, it is obvious in living the day-to-day life that humility is a societal refugee. Even common courtesy has abandoned the streets of mankind. Dashed by crassness and the "I" syndrome so pervasive in the whole of society today. Compassion is a marooned child on a deserted island. Faith is a word almost perished by government edict. We have far to go in this era of mankind. Your poem should act as a wake up call for all who still wear the colors of compassion close to their hearts. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
A very realistic look at things, Karen...it speaks of prophesy of things foretold many centuries ago...the picture is gorgeous. The cycle of creation and destruction...birth, death and rebirth to color our world perhaps next time on simpler terms...be well.

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
....we have enough to handled with natural disasters, a crime to add our own destruction, will we ever learn?...much food for thought...well written Karen!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by jude forese
each quatrain blends into the entire poem quite well, Karen ... really enjoyed reading ...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Stunning and thought provoking.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Mortal Desire Is Ones Own Self Centered Inequities.i.e.Greed$...

Like: Me,Myself And I...Look Around You Everywhere'...

TRASK
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
Your poem highlights the flood of information we are exposed to, yet how little wisdom we actually have. We microscopically examine the trivial and ignore completely the clear message our world is trying to tell us. Well done, Karen.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Humility over hostility, a bumber sticker slogan,
that needs to be imprinted within every heart.
Truth will rise above spreading across the land,
when the time comes for each to play a part.

Your verses are most appropriate and timely, Karen; perhaps a recipe for healing and living. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Karen,
My hubby and I have conversations about this all the time. I was nodding throughout this piece. Perfectly said!
Sheila
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Awesome write, Karen; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by John Flanagan
"This place we love, yet show little regard"
is right at the core of the problem, Karen...
is this love only lip service, the sound-good soundbyte?
The evidence of our greedy careless actions suggests we are not really committed to doing what is essential.
You set me off here - good writing does that.

John
Reviewed by The Poetess
Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
A moving poem that delves deeply Karen ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
When it rains it pours
When it don't there's drought
But I sure hear what
You're talking about

We race from here
To there it seems
Lockstep in motion
Ignoring our dreams

Patrick
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Beautifully written Karen and fantastic picture.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Karen, all I can say is, Spot on. Absolutely spot. ON. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

That photo is GORGEOUS, as well.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
Heartfelt Karen, you are shining a great light here
Reviewed by E T Waldron
How well you tell the "Much More" Karen! A splendid poem,right on the mark,and lovely photo!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by George Carroll
Great pic along with a sign of the times.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
Very expressive and dramatic writing, Karen. Thanks for sharing.

-=ra=-
Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Beautifully written, Karen. Kudos to Robert also that is a beautiful shot of our sky.


GOD BLESS YOU BOTH
TONY
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Very nicely done, Karen. God bless.
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