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The Paradox
by Lori L Moore
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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Children starve in the streets

of America. No home

for the brave. A mudsill explanation

of stepping stones and homeless

heathen. Who could let go

to let god, but clichés

have never saved

a dying lamb.

 

Empty pockets, line

the pockets of sightless

carnivorous bastards, enjoying

empire. Fattened upon

the starving lamb.


The paradox is in the mirror.

 

 



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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/6/2009
A strong observation about these times. Great poem:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 10/14/2009
Brutal truth that some would like to hide but must be revealed. We can not hide our trash behind the garage forever. The many must wake up before it is too late once again for another civilization tottering on the edge.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/27/2009
The clich'es will continue until the sightless see the light, just about the time the lambs are gone and the wolves are looking them straight into their eyes. Patrick
Reviewed by Jerry Diamond 9/26/2009
It's them Fat Cats that are to blame for all of today's trouble and woes

They have been living off the fat of the land for too long now, while the dispossesed and starving die on our streets without even a whisper

Bastards !

Jerry
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/26/2009
Only the ignorant can possibly be blind to the two-tier systems that are now in place in our "socially advanced" societies: the haves and the have-nots. And it is self-explanatory how the distinction comes to be and why - yet you paint in vivid Goya here scenes of Revelation that need to line the corridors of power in the hope that, in passing, relevant eyes might witness their own ugliness in the mirror... xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/26/2009
A most meaningful, apt, and timely write, Lori. It's really not different at all over here. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/26/2009
I AGREE...AND THE CONDITION OF THIS COUNTRY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR CERTAINLY SUPPORTS YOUR WORK TO A 'T'. THANK GOD WE ARE NOW, SLOWLY BUT SURELY, 'RECOVERING'. BUT WE HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO ON OUR PATH TO RECOVERY AND WITH PATIENCE, FAITH IN GOD AND PRAYER...WE WILL GET THERE. THANKS FOR FOR SHARING THIS WELL WRITTEN WORK AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/26/2009
Some would say, "Devil take the hindmost," and "To the winner go the spoils." False promises do not house and feed people. Communism doesn't work. As long as we have property rights and hierarchies the problem will continue.

Ron
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 9/25/2009
So true Lori.. Your poem hits home in many areas! I sometimes wonder how they can be so blind as to whats happening here in this country!...Shame on them...M
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/25/2009
Lori,
Again, there's fire in your belly, admirable fire...and fine imaged expression.

John
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/25/2009
I salute you Lori for a fine display of righteous anger!
Add my voice to yours! Kudo's!
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 9/25/2009
You have to go back to The Thirties to find Americans truly furious at the suffering of the poor and forgotten. And our character and nobility of purpose has degenerated ever since. Please add my indignation to yours. I praise your fury.
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 9/25/2009
Ouch! Stiletto sharp and Damascus strong, you write with passion and style. Bravo!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/25/2009
POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/25/2009
We need a renaissance,
the rebirth of altruism,
an inundation of wisdom and
Light into the desiccated soul
of modern greed mongers ...

Fiery like an evangelist
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 9/25/2009
Amen! That is a mighty last line, Lori. Fantastic poem.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/25/2009
Awesome, passionate write Lori. Powerful message that needs to be spread more often...

Anna
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/25/2009
I think that there is a lot of bad press given to the wealthy; perhaps they are an easy target or it could simply be envy. The truth is, that without the wealthy, our government and charities would not be able to function. Even though the percentage paid may not be the same in certain cases, the wealthy DO pay huge amounts in taxes which support the less fortunate. Capitalism does not keep the wealthy from paying taxes, it simply gives us all the right to forge forward and create a means of gaining wealth. The responsibility for caring for children is with the parents. Having children that parents have no means of supporting or expecting others to take on that responsibility is wrong. If I go out and bust my butt to make a good living, I should not be punished or have my wealth stripped from me to support those who were not as inventive, did not work as hard or sacrifice as much. I agree that fixing problems does lie with each of us and that we should not wait for others to handle it for us. Good job, Lori.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/25/2009
I have been in a lot of places in my seventy years, Lori, and I have never seen starving children on the streets or anywhere esle. I'm not saying there isn't any, I'm only saying I have never seen them. No children in this country starves because of the fat cats as you seem to suggest, it is usually neglect from their parent(s).
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/25/2009
Well said and a strong voice hopefully not crying in the wilderness. It is indeed sad that in countries like yours and mine we can spend billions on defence, billions on research for aerospace, billions to bail out big industry, billions on world relief but little children still roam the street cold and hungry.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/25/2009
Sightless carnivorous bastards, enjoying empire,
Fattened upon the starving lamb.

Quite Powerful, Lori.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/25/2009
Well said, Lori.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/24/2009
I think the "greed is good" paradigm is coming to an end. A fundamental shift in the universe is at hand. These inequities will right themselves in due time. Good poem.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 9/24/2009
Excellently Done Lori--I Couldn't Have Said It Better If I Tried...

Read My Review On Marks Article,i.e. No Apologies America...

TRASK
Reviewed by jude forese 9/24/2009
and a broken mirror at that ...
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