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The Forgotten

The crimes of humanity

6 total reviews 
Comment from Bill Schott
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This 2-10-2, The Forgotten, has the syllables in the right place and reminds the readers that death has not taken a holiday, but is working overtime in the saddest regions of the world. Heartbreaking.

 Comment Written 27-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jan-2019
    The media spend more time talking about Nonsense then about this famine crisis .

    ..everyday children are dying in silence in those camps ..

    In 1985 popstars got to gether to create awareness but today the public is more interested in what Kardishian (?) says or is wearing.

    Thanks for sharing your thought on the matter .

Comment from Kerry Robinson
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Oh, MY God, what a heart-wrenching poem you've penned. Those are some high statistics of deaths. Sooo....very sad! You chose a perfect title and photo as well!
Fantastic! It sounds like a winner to me. Good luck! ~Kerry

 Comment Written 26-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 26-Jan-2019
    Now and then I believe it is our duty to stop and think about these innocent that are dying in silence..say a pray for them.

    When I saw this picture I lost my appetite ...the leaders of these countries spend money on arms so they can stay in power and continue to horde wealth. Humanity will paid soon or later for its misdoings.

reply by Kerry Robinson on 08-Feb-2019
    :))))
Comment from Ms. Snyder
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A very strong, sad 2-10-2 and I think this will be the one to beat in the competition and the photo is heart-wrenching as well as evocative. Thank you for the reminder and also the message. I hope that more people understand the need of us to help in any way we can the children of the world regardless of politics, religion or race. Good luck in your competition.

 Comment Written 26-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 26-Jan-2019
    I don't think the media does enough ...we hear a lot about the war in Syria , about terrorists but there is little talk about all these camps filled with children that are living on a bowl of rice ..human skeletons that wont ever make their 5th birthday.

    I remember the Live Aid concert in 1985 organized by Bob Geldof in which many famous popstars sang to create
    awareness.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Comment from Michele Harber
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This is a very well-done, intelligent and thought-provoking poem, and I admire your ability to have gotten all of that across in only 14 syllables. This is strong and sad and heartfelt, and the image and additional information you provided serve to strengthen your point.

 Comment Written 24-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 25-Jan-2019
    Thank you for the great review.

    Yes , the figures are painful and sad ...
    these innocent , walking skeletons , are dying like flies in silence ....
    victims of those in power that are only interested in accumulating wealth.












reply by Michele Harber on 25-Jan-2019
    You're very welcome. As you said, it's so sad, but thank you for bringing attention to it. The statistics you quoted amazed and horrified me.
Comment from Carola Fernandez
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Heartbreaking lines that met the 2-10-2 format. It's the sad reality of many children...Thanks for reminding us and bringing awareness about this topic. Sad picture that fits well with your poem. Best wishes.

 Comment Written 24-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 25-Jan-2019
    It's a shameful and sad situation ..these innocent children are dying in silence ..

    Governments can find the money to buy arms but not to provide food, and shelter for these helpless people.



    The media should talk more about this on going tragedy.

    Thank you for the positve response.
Comment from Sandra Elizabeth Williams
Exceptional
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This is heart-wrenching. It stops you in your tracks and touches your soul. How can we as a people sit and do nothing to help...just to provide food and potable drinking water.

We cannot just walk on by, its not business as usual.

Your poem is so touching...with just so few words but with a picture that speaks so powerfully.

 Comment Written 24-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 25-Jan-2019
    When I see these pictures of walking skeletons I find it hard to sleep.

    This is an on-going tragedy , camps over flowing with children (and women)dying of hunger and decease while the people in power in those countries are spending money to buy arms to keep them in power so they can accumulate wealth.

    The death of these innocent is something that humanity will have to answer for one day .

    Thank you for the six star vote .. I just think that once in awhile we should at least stop to think , prayer for these people that are suffering.