THE HALF LIVE

Last night I watch part of a TV programme , at first I was only half watching when suddenly it demanded my attention. It was about the underworld society that is growing in America. The were in Las Vagas and feet from where the rich and  famous and wanna be’s were in the casinos and hotels living it up and throwing more money into gambling than these poor people living in drains have ever had!  The were not just old vagrants there were men and women who just cannot afford to have a roof over their heads. Families, mothers with children. They are living in the storm drains, apparently there are hundred of miles of these drains, they have minutes warning if water rushes through the drains.

According to the reporter there are many many Americans one pay check away from homelessness. I know we have the same problems in this country but it was the stark division between the haves and have nots in Las Vagas. I was astounded  here is a link to it.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8239319.stm   I hope I am not offending anyone by publishing this  but our world is spliting in to the rich and the poor. Remember I have already said that I know my country also is going in a similar direction!

I wrote a poem a couple of weeks  ago which I could easily written for that programme so I am going to reprint it with this blog. I do not make a habit of making social comments but this struck me hard and has made me think , forgive me for saying we all need to look at our lives and our governments.  So God Bless us all and help the poor, especially  at the time of Thanks Giving and Christmas .

HALF LIFE

We live in shadows hiding in doorways shying away

from electric light’s glare unhappy in the daylight

longing for the night

writhing in pain if caught by the suns rays

struggling hard to keep out of it’s way

digging deep holes is how we spend the day

WE KEEP OUT OF SIGHT

tunnelling this way and that deeper and deeper we go hardly

needing our eyes anymore that is why we now call this life

we lead half life you on my left and you on my right

we use drains now to move around

we need to be private afraid to be found

this half life to which we’re bound.

I DID NOT WRITE THIS POEM BECAUSE OF THE PROGRAMME BUT I AM REPRINTING IT BECAUSE OF THE PROGRAMME.

Liebster

Hello everyone I hope today finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend.

I amazed  and honoured to be awarded the award  thrice. This was given to me by three fantastic bloggers/writers. I urge you to check out their blogs and have a serious click around:

http://lilyklynn.wordpress.com/

http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/

http://jhasmoments.wordpress.com/

I’m still fairly new to the blogosphere, but I have been told that, “Liebster” is the German word for “dearest” and the goal of this award is to give more recognition to promising blogs with less than 200 followers.

The rules for receiving the award:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!
No 1 very easy to do! Thank you Lily , thank you Tale of my Heart and thank you jhasmoments I am very grateful to you all!
No 2 now this is very hard, very hard indeed as there are so many amazing blogs here I am in awe. So here goes and forgive me if I do not pick you.
1http://poetryandpersistence.com/
2 http://penpusherpen.wordpress.com/
3 http://vampireweather.wordpress.com/
4 http://fallenelegy.wordpress.com/
5 http://zumpoems.com/
I have selected these blogers in no particular order. I pick them because they write beautiful poetry but there are so many of you that I want to propose also …. I hate to choose. Do look at their blogs they are marvellous.
I hope those of you nominated will keep this going .  Thank you again my  friends that have proposed me for this award. xxxxxx

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