Wake for Humanity

Humanity

look what we have become…

lost in our screens

devoid

of life’s gentler dreams.

 

“Active shooters”

“Fluid scenes”

 

Is this to be the norm…

as we bicker and aim?

 

It makes no difference

how we categorize…

and name.

 

Hate breeds hate.

Death begets death…

here

or there.

 

It all comes

from the same vengeful place…

vacant caverns

hollowed

by the misguided echoes

of a perpetual divide.

 

We push

our shallow pins…

avert

our dismissive eyes

from what we have failed

to understand.

 

Desperate

for some kind of everlasting

fill…

 

“For God”

“For Country”

“For Justice”

 

Or is it…

For self?

 

How much blood is enough

to spill?

 

These scenes will remain…

forever fluid

one into the next…

until we are willing

to see

beyond the uselessness

of blame.

 

We have all looked away.

 

When will we begin

to look within…

to change

for the name of “Humanity”?

 

Seems there is much

at stake…

as we attend yet another

wake.

Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty.

I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys.

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

18 thoughts on “Wake for Humanity

  • June 12, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    A very poignant write Mel, and it seems we are running out of hope. The world is a perilous place, so much pointless death and destruction, for beliefs, differences? beautifully stated and questioning our times. great work.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    Thank you Tony, when I woke up I heard sirens, which isn’t unusual where I live, but for some reason I knew something was really wrong…got up, and saw the news in Orlando. So sad. I actually wrote this after San Bernadino, but I wanted to bring it out again. Thanks for the comment.

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 13, 2016 at 9:18 AM
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    Hi Mel,

    “Humanity look what we have become…” How sad. We who once had it all squandered it all, and for what? We need to get back to the beginning and start again.

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    • June 13, 2016 at 2:18 PM
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      It is sad William, thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.

      Best,
      Mel

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    • June 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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      Thank you Rasma, I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. πŸ™‚

      Best,
      Mel

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  • June 14, 2016 at 12:58 AM
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    Hi Mel,

    Isn’t it ironical that amidst all this chaos we continue to live and breathe? Even the air around us doesnt breathe of freshness anymore. Just reminds me of the famous song by Bob Dylan – When you gonna wake up?

    Thanks for the wake up alarm.

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  • June 14, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    Hello Rasma, yes, but let us hold out for hope, that we will all begin to rise up and care for each other again, as well as our planet. πŸ™‚ I am still new here, but I send you a sincere welcome.

    Thank you kindly for your comment, love Bob Dylan πŸ™‚

    Best,
    Mel

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    • June 15, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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      Thanks for your sincere welcome Mel. I guess by mistake you mentioned me as Rasma above. Hi……….I am Tarun from Incredible India. I welcome you too and look forward to reading more of you.

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      • June 15, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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        Tarun! My apologies…please forgive me. Thank you, and likewise. πŸ™‚

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  • June 16, 2016 at 12:45 AM
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    Mel, There is no room for forgiveness. You have committed a heinous crime πŸ™‚

    Better is to read my poems and please advice what you think of them. That’s the only way you can repay my debt πŸ™‚

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    • June 20, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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      Ha! Ok Tarun, a reasonable request~look forward to it. πŸ™‚

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  • June 16, 2016 at 12:53 AM
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    All the violence and hate is so destructive to humanity. Your verse is a strong message to all of humanity and I wish we could get it out there for all to read. Very well penned, Melissa.

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    • June 20, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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      Thank you Phyllis, yes, it’s difficult to witness so much anger and dissatisfaction, in such a beautiful world. I wish we could all just be more accepting of each other, and work towards a common good.
      Thank you for your comment. πŸ™‚

      Best,
      Mel

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  • July 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    Great musing Mel. I very much agree, why is it peace is not the most popular when that makes so much more sense!

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    • July 30, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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      Thank you Jackie, I wish I knew the answer, but it’s so nice to know that others agree, perhaps more will follow along as they begin to recognize the devastation. Much appreciate the read and comment. πŸ™‚

      Best,
      Mel

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    • September 17, 2016 at 11:52 PM
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      Yes, thank you Jamie. πŸ™‚

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