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Author Name: Freehnk903 12 Comments
Date Added: November 04, 2012 11:11:19 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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Moral decay
Hurricanes and storms in the news each day
Yet they are not the only evils at play
There is something much worse I'd say
Humanity has fallen into decay
A storm raged, ocean surges swept homes away
I shake my head in shame today
For human morality we must pray
Kick someone when they're down and gray
As looting  and robbing rule the day
With people's lives in disarray
Thieves steal and take what they have left away
No, I'm not very proud to be a human today
Author's Notes:
The hurricane left devastation in it's wake by putting mant people out of their homes as they were swept away by ocean surges. The looting and robbing was so bad that there had to be curfews imposed to stem the tide of the stealing from people who had already lost everything they had. This behavior leaves me shaking my head and not too proud of our species.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 15, 2013 01:53:41 PM Report

Oh, your so right what has happen to our world take  steal and no morals!! Like you I wonder why??

GReat poest!! Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on July 10, 2013 09:30:43 AM Report

Greed and self rulership (as opposed to Gods rulership)were the two sins committed that day in the garden of Eden...they are as rampant as ever and will be until God blows the whistle and tells everyone to get out of the water for judgement.


Accepting Gods rulership is what keeps greed in check, for God says do not steal and do not covet what your neighbor has.  Therefore if one feels a moment of greediness, one corrects himself with those words...but people dont want God ruling them...because that would take all the selfish fun out of life.


Sorry state indeed...


Well written can always be counted on to drag these things into the light...and i guess that's why I always have essays to comment on your pages.





Comment By: Premiumsammie bagley on March 4, 2013 08:15:16 PM Report
i too agree with you..sometimes people amaze me at what they wont do to make a buck
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 6, 2013 02:09:36 AM Report

We have experienced looting here in my home state of Louisiana every time a major hurricane hits.

I have to believe that these scavangers will pay for their ugly deeds. I believe in karma and if anyone deserves payback these criminals do.

Your feeling are beautifully expressed in this well rhymed piece.

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on November 15, 2012 07:19:26 PM Report
IT has always been so, Henry..There will always be criminals who wait for an opportunity to commit crimes. But let's not forget the outpouring of help for the victims of the storm from all over the country, or the heroics of first responders and ordinary people who saw their neghbors suffering and fed and clothed  them. It's the whole half empty or half full thing...len
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on November 5, 2012 11:56:06 PM Report
An extremely well-written and emotive piece -- I applaud you Henry - 


Comment By: FreeAdri on November 5, 2012 02:17:39 AM Report
That is so sad really. We become nothing more than savages in situations like that. That is why humans are classified as the most dangerous species on earth. We are the only living being directly responsible to kill animals and plants into extinction, littering killing the earth
Well said and so true, unfortunately. 


Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on November 4, 2012 09:11:14 PM Report
I hadn't heard of looting.  You are right.  It's a low in the history of mankind.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't mankind cleansed by flooding once before.  I know God promised us He would never do it again, but .... how far can man push Him before He pushes back
Good poem  Bad people


Comment By: PremiumShawn on November 4, 2012 02:59:24 PM Report
It is awful!! That happened down here after Katrina too. People can be really sick, taking from people who have lost everything. 


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on November 4, 2012 12:59:27 PM Report
This is a terrific poem about a horrific situation.  There is no excuse for the robbery that is going on.  But I can't say it surprises me.  Few people are honest: many more are not.  I have no answer of course -- except that it is good to express your feelings about it.  Thus -- a good thing to do for you -- while facing a very bad situation.  Fine writing, Henry.  --David
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on November 4, 2012 12:07:58 PM Report

That's why I'm NOT human!! lol. No, really, this whole thing sucks, such tragedy in the wake of Sandy. People are like opportunistic diseases and those looters should be shot on sight. Sorry dude, I just get torqued off when I think of this. Excellent work, Hank.



Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on November 4, 2012 11:56:12 AM Report
An honest look at a despicable situation. There is no word for people like that other than evil. Well done my friend!



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