Treasure Island

louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

(in the news) human trafficking and slavery


something that should have gone out
with the dark ages 'still rages'.

human trafficking and slavery for the almighty dollar
and no one to hear the screams and hollers.

young children being forced into prostitution
and not one country with a solution.
parents selling their children to get out of debt
just to make ends meet
a problem which they can not defeat.

yet we classify ourselves as humane?
now that's a crying shame.

if your mother or father was sold as a slave
is that the road that you would pave?

they steal the most precious things
from these boys and girls.
their innocence and their childhood
and turn around and say it's good!

these people say that it's too late
and of no use, to try to stop this
worldwide abuse.

maybe it's time for noahs ark
to reappear, and instill in their hearts
the almightys fear.

but the LORD had done this once before
and we had found another door.
so i guess the solution is not
just for the LORD to decide.

but for all of humanity to see
that this destruction has exceeded their realities.

the LORD has to soften our hearts
and weaken our minds
in the hopes that we will find
all the values we left behind.

'SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND'

Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2009

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  • Queeny Gona (10/10/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Heart touching read dear brother. Really it's a pity that human trafficking is going on at rockets pace! Yes we need to end this culture at the earliest! (Report) Reply

  • Christine Kerr (11/14/2009 1:00:00 PM)

    I can't see anything else being any more devastating then a parent ruining a childs soul. It sometimes make them to be more aware and tough but more then enough it seems to produce generations of broken relationships. (Report) Reply

  • Emu Getachew (10/31/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    The piece remind us to stop this madness and focus on humanity...thanks for being the voice for the voiceless... (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/31/2009 8:49:00 PM)

    young children being forced into prostitution
    and not one country with a solution.
    parents selling their children to get out of debt
    just to make ends meet
    a problem which they can not defeat.

    ..it is jsut shame and seems order of the day......humanbirth has now become just a curse and parents are forced to part with their dearest one....whole purpose is defated...... very touch human sufferings poem....10

    read mine...old age home....she did not come...i could explain (Report) Reply

  • Kranthi Pothineni (10/29/2009 1:35:00 PM)

    Change, that too for good is something like a far away hanging fruit. Anyways I appreciate your passionate work. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (10/29/2009 8:05:00 AM)

    To enslave another is a huge step down for the perpetrator of the crime. He or she has sunk below the human level of living. By not recognizing the sacredness of the soul of the enslaved they dam their own souls in the process.Your poem is a wake up call to this side of the world that we hear about often enough.One would have thought that slavery ended in the bad old days.10. (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/26/2009 8:11:00 PM)

    the very first stanza grabs you into the poem...and this a shame..not at all humane...the young mind dies once it has gone through this..and its perpective on life becomes very negative after that (Report) Reply

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