To Then Abandon Them

One day,
When the importance of being human...
Becomes thought of as a gift to share,
With others equally blessed and knowing it...
This experience called 'life',
Will become more than war and defeat of another...
To feed the greeding,
Of those insecure and barbaric.
Who are dependent upon those they kill.

And...
With a deceiving to manipulate their own kin.
Only to take what their own parents have to offer,
To then abandon them to die in convalescent homes.

One day,
When the importance of being human...
Becomes thought of as a gift to share,
With others equally blessed and knowing it...
This experience called 'life',
Will become more than war and defeat of another...
To feed the greeding,
Of those insecure and barbaric...
Who are dependent upon those they kill.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (2)

Should the war be included in the economical food chain? When people become wealthy, they will lose the humanity to nurture the new found prosperity! a sad truth, but true indeed! ! Good poem, Lawrence.
yes! i found the poem excellent, the idea is fantastic......the feeling of being human.