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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 7/13/2009
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 7/5/2009
Very touching poetry.
Reviewed by Z McClure 5/1/2009
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 11/5/2008
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 10/11/2008
This is a very bautiful write. I really love
the optimism in this piece.

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/6/2008
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 10/5/2008
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 10/2/2008
Hello Susan,

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 10/2/2008
Very nice. I look forward to those new hopes and dreams.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/2/2008
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 10/2/2008
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 10/2/2008
I hope that from all this corruption, greed, hate, and planet abuse --there will be birthed a better, more caring and supportive humanity.
Great poem!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/2/2008

Excellent poem. I thinks reminds us, there is always hope.

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