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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Current Affairs (05/31/12)

TITLE: So-What Else Is <i> News?</i>
By CD Swanson
06/06/12


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Suicide ends the torment of a child
bullying can affect him no more
An important text kills four
parents mourn their tragic loss

Occupy Wall Street crowds galore
a tycoon smirks while surveying the scene
Unemployment lines clear out the door
a refrigerator box is now someone's home

A drunkard kills an innocent five year old
first-time offense a slap on the wrist and a test
A foreclosure sign pitched deep in the earth
a family of five moves out with no place to go

Abortion discussions right and left
an embryo or life haven't decided yet
Gay marriages on the rise no opinion so
be quiet and let's all be politically correct

A vampire movie a tremendous hit
a sexual book on the best seller list
Reality shows loud indecent and profane
a number one hit today thatís for sure

No compassion for our fellow man
turmoil and chaos a familiar scene
A baby is clearly on the way but no
need to get married this is 2012

On the throne in heaven high in the sky
He's watching with tears in His eyes
All this going on and more
please my dear God forgive us all...


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Dannie Hawley 06/07/12
That about sums it up...except non mention of the war on terror and homeland security invasions of innocent travelers at airports... Powerfully done. So much news in so few words. You've really done a terrific job with this piece! Thanks!
debra little06/07/12
That sums it all up. Love the last line....one day his tears will wash away all evil, and all pain.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/08/12
This is beautiful. You say so much with so few words. The last stanza gripped my heart and made me want to cry. Beautiful writing for sure.
Danielle King 06/15/12
I'm amazed at how much you've conveyed in this timely poem and in so few words. Sadly it's all true and makes headlines daily. I love the smooth flow of the words and as for the topic - you've hit the nail on the head!