Accidental Poet



Some cultures evolve forward

So wide and diverse

Others more barbaric

Evolution in reverse


Grown men waging war

Since the dawn of time

And young children in war games

Have we nothing better to teach of mankind?


With global greed

The universal screw

They don’t care who you are

They’ll screw you too


Just sign your name

On the dotted line

They’ll steal your life’s savings

Take you for every dime


Be careful

When you answer that phone

Who’s on the other end of the line?

For you can’t trust the unknown


We strive to live

In a world of compassion

To help our sisters and brothers

Sadly, that tradition’s become old fashioned


We’ve come so far

And yet, just a heartbeat of eternity

Will a foul culture devour itself?

And what’s to become of humanity?


The future of mankind is at stake

In the children we must invest

Summon up all our good morals

Give to them our very best


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2014


  • orchidee

    Good write AP.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very true, but those morals get twisted by those in power.

    • Accidental Poet

      Yes Andy, twisted to their own twisted minds. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Tony36

      Great write

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Tony. I appreciate your reading and compliment.

        • Tony36


        • FredPeyer

          Love your poem, AP!
          Sitting on this lonely rock, thousands of miles away from the action, I sometimes contemplate (I guess a little bit like the old wise man on top of the mountain) the sad state of affairs this world is in.
          'Will a foul culture devour itself?' You do ask great questions.

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Fred. And I'm afraid of the answer.

          • Diamond

            Simply create!

          • w c

            Thanks, AP! Very thought provoking.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you WC for reading and commenting.

            • Santita

              A wonderful message, AP! They are the future! We need to set a better example to them; as the world will be in their hands.

              • Accidental Poet

                And that's the message in this poem Santita. We do need to put forth a better example for all to see. Thanks for reading and your comment..

              • myself and me

                Sometimes, I was wondering what took our good morals away?

                • Accidental Poet

                  That's a good question m&m. And I'm sure many people will have various answers to it. Ultimately, I'd say the answer is greed, for power and for money. But also I think the ego of certain people in high positions are at fault too. Thanks for reading and your comment.

                • Zizi

                  A beautiful and very realistic poem AP.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thank you Zizi. I appreciate your reading and complimenting.

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