WHY

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WHY

Why cries my inner self,
Why
so much cruelty and hate.
We were given a paradise,
Now look, look what man has done.

Grief and confusion fill my heart
as I see the world with so much
anger, hate and greed.

Many centuries man have been killing each other
In the name of God, Allah and Greed.
War and murder in the most horrendous ways;
Enslavement created profits

How could morals and goodness be so suppressed.

Don’t get me wrong, there is much goodness as well,
Ripples turning to rivers.
Love being the currency and care for all.

In all this rebirth of Earth and its children
there are already countries that count
their Gross profit in happiness,
Happiness of people in the land.

Β© miriam ivarson

41 thoughts on “WHY

    • Thanks Robbie for your comment, you are so right. The questions are sad. But without looking at the seriousness nobody will change. As it is there are changes. Some countries are going for total eco friendly fuel, cars are increasingly being built for electricity and other biofuels are being developed.
      Above all, many seem to care for each other more …. can’t say whether it will last and what power it brings. πŸ€—.

      miriam

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    • Ken, thank you.I feel so too. Every time I hear people express the warmth and change they feel. Share the longing for a hug. Saying, do we need so much, we have all this, pointing to garden and the sky.
      That gives me hope.

      miriam

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  1. Miriam, yet again you capture my own, and I imagine many other’s, emotions exactly! The question of WHY must be one resonating around the globe … with wisdom and calm you write about the very sad and troubled times, touching on its history. However, being you, you had to leave us with a sense of hope, goodness in the world articulated with your usual deft poetic self along with a dash of humour! I love the final idea of ‘Gross profit in happiness’ … may it be so indeed! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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    • Annika, thank you so much, once again you give a deeply thought review of my poem and share your feelings. Yes yes you are right, why, oh why, must be asked by millions. There are probably so many answers or like me, questions with guessing but not knowing.
      I do like you finding a dash of humour, must write a humorous one next. 😊.

      Wouldn’t it be happy though, with gross profit in happiness. Fulfilment.πŸ€—.

      miriam

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  2. The emotions within this poem are reaching me Miriam. Such outbursts from times immemorial may not have changed the face of humanity but they do highlight the need to introspect and change… change, which every age promises but change that is slow, so slow that it can hardly be felt yet posterity sees it. Hope remains alive and may hope thrive.

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    • Balroop, I am so glad you can feel the strong emotions. They can’t change the word on their own but added the many others, voices are heard.
      There have been many changes but some dictum have remained too static..

      As you say, and you know I agree, may Hope thrive. πŸ¦‹πŸŽΆ.

      miriam

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  3. The old quote, “The darkest night brings the brightest stars” came to mind as I was reading your poem, Miriam. These are such trying times. The world is in an upheaval. Massive change is underway. If we can keep the faith and continue to focus on the positive while facing the negative, we can surviveβ€” and possibly even thrive. –Curt

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    • Thank you so much, Curt, for your wise comment. I do love the quote and
      hope we see the stars as they appear. I believe, as one man said.
      Big changes are indeed on the way on many fronts and somehow I feel they can bring a change that is positive.
      I like how you say that we might possibly even thrive. Wonderful words to me.

      miriam

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      • It is impossible to go through the rapid changes we have seen in the last 50-100 years without a massive readjustment, Miriam. And readjustments are rarely easy, especially for the people left behind, for whatever the reason. We have made signigficant strides. But is easy to lose site of them. πŸ™‚

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  4. If you make a difference for one person you make a difference for the world. And you do make a difference for more than one! I know!

    Hugs B

    Sent from my iPhone ! >

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    • Dear B, your beautiful response has touched me to the core. There is of course a deep truth in your words as combined we make a force.
      Love and hug πŸ€— and thank you.

      miriam

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    • Roland, I am glad to hear you feeling the same about our troubled Earth.
      After all the traumas we are going through and to a big extent have created,
      it is time to let Earth and us heal and find a new way.

      Thank you for your comment 🌈

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  5. Thank you so much, Bette, for being with me on this one. Your comment
    feels strong and committed.
    Altogether I am lifted by the wonderful comments that show how many want
    a new and positive world. Bless.

    Miriam

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  6. Thank you for this powerful truth! It is very hard to understand how humans can still be so slow to learn. “We were given a paradise.” Maybe one day we will become worthy of it, counting our profit in happiness…. and peace.

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  7. It is believed that the earth needs negative energy to counterbalance and create positive change, An example is the tectonic plates deep in the earth move against each other and causes earthquakes which in turn creates more water for our oceans, maybe the difference in people makes for the same type of change… jc

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  8. Thank you for your comment, JC. Following your comparison to tectonic plates I personally feel there are enough negativity from human β€˜tectonic plates’ to more than counter balance the positive forces.
    So, we better keep letting the light in and flood ourselves and Earth with
    goodness.

    miriam

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  9. Clear, concise and heartfelt! You’ve covered a great deal of what’s on people’s minds Miriam, yet also revealed them as more, they are indeed great mysteries when the solutions appear so simple.

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    • Nigel, an equally heartfelt thank you for your warm and deep comment.
      I do so agree, they are indeed mysteries as is all living things. Our actions is to me a
      mystery of highest order.

      Miriam

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  10. I whole-heartedly agree how we were given a paradise. Your poem reflects the worst and the best of humankind. Miriam, I am also hopeful and align with your comment to Andrea. β€œ…together we might gradually increase the good in the world.β€πŸ’•

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  11. Thank you, Erica, your comment is uplifing. Yes, mankind carries the seeds of good and bad. It seems to me that we have the choice which one to grow. . I am glad to have you align with my comment to Andrea. Then again, I was sure of your positive and caring side.

    Miriam

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