The Poetry Corner featuring John Petersen

Good morning and welcome to the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming John Petersen! 🙂

I Cry Inside by John Petersen
I cry inside
Because my hands are tied
I don’t want the world to die.

The World’s people and their evil deeds
The good people and their everyday needs

They should not go unsung
Let the liars bite their tongue

Our offspring have a lot of work to do
But, they should have some fun too.

The water polluted beyond rid
Taste what they did.

Nuclear waste
Fluoride to taste

By their unnatural laws we abide
Even in our own caves we can’t hide.

In our face
out of order
out of place

A desperate struggle for the human race

Is it even human anymore?

It’s not humane, that’s for damn sure.

The porpoises sonar and the whales sing their songs
Or are they cries of a world going wrong?

Over a million gallons of untreated waste strong
into our oceans
from a single pipe per day
And, we have no say

I cry inside for the people today
And for the children of tomorrow
who simply want to play

I cry inside
My hands are tied
I don’t want the world to die.

 

Awesome poem, John, and thanks for sharing! 🙂

If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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