The Question

The Question short poem

As I watch the empty spaces
I think
As I hear the frightened voices
I ask
As I see the mindless actions
I wonder

When will it all end?

Idle threats and broken promises
Empty hearts and expressionless faces
Are everywhere you look
Every page in every book
It so tempting to take a quick look

But be warned

A world that once was full of life
A living breathing system
Has broken down within the heart
Of man’s unending problems

The answer to the question
Turn back!

This poem is part of the Poetry Book “Positively Poetic – Volume 1

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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