Sunday, December 13, 2015

Age of Innocence...



Children played, the days were fun
There were no terrorists
We all had guns

Our public gatherings posed no threats
Until the advent of sinister plots

Children watch; days are dark
Within our midst are souls who hate
No longer safe within our parks

Our children cower in their homes
Afraid to roam the streets alone

In the name of accepting all
We lose ourselves before our fall.

Copyrighted - C Hummel Kornell
MagPie 298

15 comments:

  1. I am a child of the 40s, 50s ~ you captured (in poetry) my feelings, beautifully.

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    1. You grew up during the war and the ensuing 'cold war' years. Fear existed then, too, but the media was not as corrupt or as available as it is today. While we hear only doom and gloom, there are so many more wonderful acts of kindness taking place in this world by the 'ordinary' people. I pray our world remains safe for generations to come and does not fall under the control of lunatics who preach the fear. Thank you for reviewing my offering.

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  2. my thoughts also- it's a scary world for children. Well said!

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    1. Thank you. Everyone needs to be heads-up on how easy it is for children to be accessed through the web. While I appreciate the wonders of the internet, it is after all only a depository of individual thoughts (not all factual). We all need to use our common sense when considering what we read, hear or see on the web or on the news.

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  3. Imagine what we get through the news... in reality the world has rarely been safer (unless you are a child in Syria)

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  4. Those days without terrorism, Those beautiful carefree days.
    Lovely take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks, Dee Dee, I never know where the photo will take me.

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  5. Thanx for the plea for common sense...

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    1. It certainly seems to be missing more now. Really enjoyed your posting this week. You never cease to amaze me.

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  6. today time has changed, fear gripped the world

    Joy

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  7. There were no terrorists...we all had guns...I remember...

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  8. So good to hear from you, Tess. Hope you are enjoying your new surroundings.

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  9. I believe in protecting children at all course. How can we say go outside to place when perhaps the area is unsafe or parents becoming rightfully paranoid, want to keep them close.

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  10. There have always been dangers--just not so highly publicized. Such a fine line between teaching your children to be observant/careful and teaching them fear. The world is still beautiful, as are most of its inhabitants. But that story doesn't make the headlines. I believe in humanity's grace and goodness.

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