by Susan K. Smith
Thursday, October 02, 2008
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Something I wrote over 30 years ago, seeing the turmoil in the world. (The turmoil on Wall Street reminds me that there is nothing new under the sun.)
I feel helpless
Hearing the world sighing, crying
People weeping and mourning
Over lost hopes and dreams that could have been
I feel sad
Seeing the world tear itself apart
People fighting, screaming, killing
For a lost dream, a lost hope, a false peace
I feel my heart ache
Reaching out but not touching
People who are broken, indifferent
Separated by man-made barriers
Alone, aching, hurting
Yet I feel comforted
Hearing, seeing, feeling
The world groan and ache
As a woman in labor
Giving birth to new hopes, new dreams
New lives and peace
© Summer 1975, S. K. Smith
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A most apt and timely write, Susan; as applicable now as ever. I do like the way you end on a metaphorical hopeful note. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by John Domino
|Very touching poetry.
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|I like this poem for many reasons, but especially two-
the way you remind us that the world is not presently functioning as it was originally designed to, and also the realistic hope that the day will arrive for certain, when it will. We all need hope,and "Feelings" offers that. Superb write!
~ from a fellow human and poet, Zach
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Wow this is powerful, like the analogy of labour pains..Yep, know that situation, and the world is very much in 2nd stage labour IMHO...
Love this and great to meet you.
:) Hugzzz Ch'erie
|Reviewed by Shedding Light
|This is a very bautiful write. I really love
the optimism in this piece.
Harold M. Nash
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Expressed so well and authentically. Thanks for sharing it. (What a beautiful ocean in the background of your bio-pic! The Pacific, of course.)|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|excellent write Susan
great to be reading you again
I am trying my best now to hang around longer
to read & write
Love & peace
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
You are right. Falling down on our face makes us look up to God.
We all learn valuable lessons from hardships, it' the sandpaper God uses to make us "smooth" and teachable. I like this poem very much.
|Reviewed by Susie McCray
|Very nice. I look forward to those new hopes and dreams.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Oh you are so right and have captured the moment well. Yes, all things seem to have a way of cycling so hold on and be patient...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|This is a very good poem,I especially like the ending of it.In a world fill with negativity and uncertainty,there is still light at the end of the tunnel.It may not be a big light,but a little light can make a difference.take good care of yourself
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|I hope that from all this corruption, greed, hate, and planet abuse --there will be birthed a better, more caring and supportive humanity.
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Excellent poem. I thinks reminds us, there is always hope.