zainab zaheen

(jan 2 1989 / Colombo)

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The World We Live In


Why don’t we all take a hard look at the world we live in.
Why is it that we have all the hate not love,
Why is there all ways room for war, not peace?
Why is it that no one ever thinks about the consequences of their actions?
Is this what it has come to?

Why don’t we all take time to think about each other?
We are surrounded by so much beauty but no one takes the time to appreciate it.
We are all so busy with our lives, too busy to even notice
as life passes by,
Days become weeks, weeks become months and months become years.
yet there is no difference in the world.

Why is our world filled with corruption, destruction, poverty and many other endless things.
It makes me wonder, have we all given up?
Haven’t we learnt a lesson yet?

The world that we live in, is it too late to change it?
Or are we so far gone, that change has just become a mirage.
let us all have some hope and pray for peace
and may god bless our soul,
Because the world we live in isn’t going to last much longer.

Submitted: Friday, August 19, 2011
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (9/30/2014 1:55:00 PM)

    The thoughts you have written here should be on everyone's mind. Well done Zainab. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,104 Points Anthony Di''anno (9/30/2014 1:43:00 PM)

    We're all too busy racking up points so we can pretend to be pirates and hunt a pointless treasure is my guess.

    A very good poem well worthy of being the poem of the day. The world needs more poets like you Zainab. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 593 Points Bernard Snyder (9/30/2014 10:33:00 AM)

    Congrats' on being voted 'poem of the day'. Your topic is quite interesting. I too wonder what would it be like if everyone had this perspective! Nice job! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,198 Points Kay Staley (9/30/2014 9:59:00 AM)

    Nice questioning quality. Needs a little grammatical help. It would be a stronger poem if it was a tad more hopeless and full of destructive emotion. Also the questions could be added to just a little bit to make it appear that there actually was an answer to them, whereas the way they appear now makes it sound like the author actually has no idea what the answer might be. If it sounded more like there was an answer to the questions that the authors poses, then the reader would pay more attention and search for meaning because they would want to personally find the answer for themselves. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,381 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/30/2014 4:10:00 AM)

    A very appreciative thought in the poem about peace and existence of the world itself. In fact even though so many atrocities and wars, corruption, misdeeds are going on making the world difficult for the peace loving still there is hope in the people who are expressing their objections in injustices and against open wars that destructs the humanity. The poet have made wonderful and relevant questions to the minds of the readers and it is a success of the poem that I felt and seems to be. I liked the poem and poet as well. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,952 Points Frank Avon (9/30/2014 12:17:00 AM)

    Zainab, I wish I didn't agree with you, but I do, and I'm grateful to you for putting these thoughts out for us to think on again. Best wishes to you for a long life of service and creativity. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,100 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (9/30/2014 12:13:00 AM)

    Great poem! I like it! I wonder and ponder all the time like you my friend. Please read your poem again and you will see what I mean, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 353 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/1/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    nice thoughts, Zainab...it's a nice poem also...Good, bad, love, hate, beauty, ugliness...these are all 2 sides of a coin and as Nature would have it, will always be there...but somehow positives always win over negatives...this also is a law of nature and ensures continuity of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 87 Points Liliana ~el (9/30/2013 6:14:00 PM)

    This last line really speaks and brings it home: Because the world we live in isn't going to last much longer.
    Speaks truth. Faces us with a great reality and conclusion to relfect deeply on (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 699 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/30/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Great! There are many questions to ask about events around us but the answers are difficult ones (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,046 Points Soulful Heart (9/30/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    true...simple and to the point..........thought provoking......if only all could take a moments to ponder on these facts........good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Susanta Pattnayak (9/30/2012 3:50:00 AM)

    'It makes me wonder, have we all given up? '
    ...
    'let us all have some hope and pray for peace'

    Certainly, we should not give up hope and work for peace. Nice thought! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,355 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/30/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    The causes to write this poem is very good, but the unnecessary prediction in the last line has wasted the good mood of the poem! Thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

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