When hope is gone
The truth is lost
Innocence becomes victim to greed
At the end all we walk
Is the part to death

We call on hope
While using the wrong scope
We harm ourselves with our own antidote
We tell them not to hang us but we give them the ropes
What an irony of life, freedom bottled in a globe

I saw the pain in a child’s eye
A pain that could crumble all that is beneath the sky
A pain that would make a grown man cry
How could an infant be subjected to such a life
Where even death carries more peace than being alive

I see dark smokes in the near future
I fear we’ve lost the dreams of Martin Luther
I see red rivers flowing in the streets
The lack of peace could only break us to pieces
The pieces we have is being swept off its feet

If you think you are safe
Please do not be deceived
What you see might not be what it seem
I see cries in the hearts of the Youth
I fear for all, when they realise the truth

It is never too late to change
Be adviced not to provoke an outrage
What I saw in the eye of the child stroke my soul
I employ you to think of tomorrow
The joy you would derive from alleviating someone elses sorrow

A day lost cannot be found
A smile gone should not return with frawn
A life is to be lived not to be killed
A journey started today is planned yesterday
For a destination reached tomorrow shall not come forth with sorrow

COPYRIGHT © A-One Poetry, 2021.

8 thoughts on “Hopeless Eyes

  1. A picture well portrayed. It captures the sad reality of our country as we move each day closer to the brink of self-destruction. May we see an imminent change for the better, amin.
    More grease to your elbow, brother.

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  2. Well written my man . Keep it up, I hope that one day we’ll be free from sorrows and pains of life treating. May Almighty God increase your wisdom.

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  3. A picture well portrayed. It captures the sad reality of our country as we move each day closer to the brink of self-destruction. May we see an imminent change for the better, amin.
    More grease to your elbow, brother.

    Liked by 1 person

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