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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: First World Problem (04/17/14)

TITLE: Greed and Need
By lynn gipson
04/23/14


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First world countries are problematic with greed,
Seemingly unaware of children in need,
the more riches they garner, the more they want,
better cars, better homes, and money to flaunt.

Corporations seek their need for more power,
to fill blue skylines with buildings that tower,
while third world souls live in huts and perish,
malnutrition claims the loved ones they cherish.

Our power has led us to much corruption,
fighting more wars causes such disruption,
pockets of governmental leaders flourish,
while poor and indigent go without nourish.

For the next generation's future I fear,
my granddaughter's innocence I hold so dear,
some certain disasters she will have to see,
to witness the destruction of her country.

Our leaders have forgotten all about God,
to remove His name from our money is odd,
because other religions they might offend,
while evil workings are allowed to descend.

We, the people have faith for a new nation,
In God We Trust is our basic foundation,
One nation under God we need to believe,
for of all His blessings we need to receive.


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CD (Camille) Swanson 04/24/14
Yes! Amen & Amen!!!

A prolific commentary which profoundly aligns with current times, while bringing home a message that is glaringly apparent!

Excellent job, I pray the judges take notice of this one!!!

God bless~
Joe Moreland04/26/14
This has a nice flow to it and certainly delivers and excellent message. I really enjoyed reading it, and poetry is not usually my preference.

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.
Glynis Becker 04/26/14
Nice rhythm and flow and definitely an important message. Great job!
Maura J. Merrigan04/29/14
Great job here and love the last stanza! Amen!
Lollie Hofer 04/30/14
Loved the poem...it had a great message. How do you do it? I so wish I had the ability to make poems flow and rhyme and dance like you do. Good job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/01/14
This is beautiful. The words flow right off the pages and into my heart.
Sheldon Bass 05/02/14
Lynn, sorry I'm so late with this one. No matter where this one placed, you have nailed the problem and the solution well. I like the rhymes and straight forwardness of this piece. You did a good job with this. Keep them coming!