Treasure Island

Elena Sandu

What if?

What if
I'm losing my mind?
Could it be worse
than what I can see?

To watch
all this pain
and be able to keep
myself sane? !

Look at the wars
That some people love.
The fight to be on top
they cannot stop.

Look at molested
women with a child
Look at the old
let to die alone.

Look at the hungry babies
sitting quiet, unloved
unhugged by mothers
or fathers.

But worst of all
Look at the dying sea
As our pray
of own human greed.

Look at the
generous air
the mountains and trees
how they die giving themselves.

Helping us be.
When would we
Us. You and Me.
Unite to beat as one heart?

What if real
change could come
to prove that I'm not crazy
and not losing my mind?

Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (10/23/2013 10:08:00 PM)

    You are a sane one in all this cruel insanity portrayed in your poem. You are a breath of fresh air in all the ugliness. One person - poem - at a time can change the world. Nature may sometimes hold the answer, when we sit and write we may be inspired to do or write something great that will make a difference in this world. Lovely poem, liked it a lot. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/29/2013 6:59:00 AM)

    Genuine concerns coming from a humane heart! ! Concerns felt by every feeling mind! ! Love this poem Elena! ! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (9/22/2013 3:34:00 AM)

    A genuine concern over the earth's contamination & advising people for not to be mindless & ruthless. A noble thought in deed. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (9/19/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    You certainly are not losing your mind when you have such concerns.
    Very relevant concerns and very well expressed. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/18/2013 3:16:00 AM)

    I appreciate your concerns. We human beings should love our mother nature as much as we love our biological mothers.
    A positive thought, a positive concern, a poem of positive passion. (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (9/16/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    Pain and joy are the two folds of life. When we look at the big social problems such as wars, loveless solution, our individual problems looks insignificant. At the same time life giver trees stand as an inspiration to life. I see beautiful emotion and flow of language here. It is totally a positive outlook to life and realities of the world: -) (Report) Reply

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