Day 10: My 30 Day Poetry Journey


Day 10- I will pick a one line song lyric to serve as an epigraph to my poem. Then, I will write the poem to accompany it.

This was a hard one for me because I have a lot of favorite one- Liners. I was stuck in the middle of choosing one of these:

There is still time to change the road you are on – (STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - LED ZEPPELIN)
Is there hope for everyman- (EVERY MAN LYRICS - CASTING CROWNS)
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame? - (MAYBE-ASA)- MY FINAL CHOICE
Is anybody out there hearing me?-( SET ME FREE- CASTING CROWNS)
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of you be still-(I CAN ONLY IMAGINE-MERCY ME)




Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve been reading the news everyday
More deaths than births
More killings than healing
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I was watching the Tv testerday
The innocents being bombed
More bodies embalmed
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve seen in churches today
More cruelty than honesty
More division than one vision
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve seen in schools nowadays
Children learning about wars
Teenagers bullied to do drugs
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve noticed along the way
Movies turning to reality
Brutality now a mentality
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve heard from people back in the days
How hatred is the new normal
And abortion is now moral
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve been to places far away
Where you are judged by your race
By the same people who preach grace
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I see on the streets on New Years day
More greed and no selflessness
Less giving and more selfishness
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I’ve heard of cities on a good day
Where graffiti is a big crime
And rape has no response time
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

I hear so many songs on replay
Leaving the world with no ethics
Bad lyrics suddenly poetic
Can’t someone tell me who is to blame?

2 Thoughts:

Cody Morriss said...

That is brilliant! You should turn that into a song! :)

Dentdocdekky said...

Thanks Cody, maybe I will :-)

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