Thursday, November 15, 2007

Why - A DK Original

We have listened
but we have not heard
we have looked
but we have not seen
for you have not said
what we must hear
and you have not done
what we need to see

You may have listened
but you do not hear
the screams in the night
or the anguish of those
that have lost
you say you have looked
but you cannot see
the emptiness in the hearts
or the vacant stare
of those that do not understand
why death has visited their home

We have asked
what we can do
you have taken
our husbands and wives
sons and daughters
mothers and fathers

what more do you want?


mielikki said...

wow, I am impressed, that is a very good poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bubblewench said...

That is amazing. Whoa.

CamiKaos said...

I love it when you share your poetry.

sybil law said...

Wonderful! Sad, too.