The World Cries


The world is full of cries
The cries of the suffering
When the innocent dies.
The cross this world’s bearing
Brings tragic cries of grief,
Deaf ears and uncaring.
Dying, gasping for breath
Its cries of desperation
For the sword brings death.
The cries of its hurting heart
Cries out in supplication
Seeing humans torn apart.
Crying in the night's abyss
It hopes the end is nigh
being sick of all this.
  • Author: rrodriguez (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 23rd, 2022 18:52
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just thinking of all the awful things that are happening. This portrayed eye in this poem is the work of a friend (Maisi Bellaflores Ramos).
  • Category: Sociopolitical
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  • User favorite of this poem: Paul Bell.


  • Goldfinch60

    I too hope the end is nigh, this world deserves love for all.


  • Michael Edwards

    A truly emotive write and reflection of a sad world - super work.

  • L. B. Mek

    (Brilliantly acute, emotive
    and vivid, poetic representation
    of our collective, despair..
    thanks for sharing, dear Poet
    and inspiring my little scribbled reply
    forgive me
    if you find my self indulgent rudeness, offensive
    I truly mean no disrespect)
    'sometimes, in the rain
    I stretch out my hands
    beyond my umbrella's
    or double glazed window's
    and feel, those pinprick
    sharp burst's, thudding
    on my, tiny
    calloused palm
    and indulge, in a little
    meditative cleansing
    with a deep, elongated
    my cheeks, momentarily
    with self importance
    deflate, so willingly
    as I recall, acceptance within forgiveness
    to forget, circumstance...'
    yes, we humanity are fallible
    yes, we can be warped into something like
    unfathomable destruction, incarnate
    but, also
    yes, in each of us
    humane - potential, enough
    to undo
    all our mistakes, in just
    One, humble
    generation's, realisation
    of sustained, empathetic
    with each other and Nature!
    all this defeatist, Nihilism
    in fear of that seemingly, impending
    Nuclear warfare, horror
    can be Overcome
    by one Speech
    to infuse, our hearts
    with an indelible Dream
    so we just need to find
    that next, heroin or warrior
    of Peace and Love
    to stand up! and state
    'I, too
    have a dream
    that One day...'

  • Crowns4Christ

    A very emotional piece, especially now, thinking rubyrae

  • Paul Bell

    The tide is turning, Ukraine is winning this war, Putin is looking for a way out now.

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