?Civilized???

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I was raised in a world where being nice to others was expected

I was raised in a world where manners were demanded

I was raised in a church where the Golden Rule was real

I was raised to respect those around me

I was raised to be humble not get the “big head”

I was punished for ever being rude

I was punished for interrupting anyone

I was raised in a world where people were nice to me

I was raised in a generation where peace and love was the mantra

I was raised in a generation that sang “All You Need Is Love”

Now I live in a world where the most vile things are said

Now I live in a world where strangers are rude

Now I live in a time where education has little value

Now I live in a time where book stores close

Now I live in a world of identity politics

Now I live amongst religious nuts

Now I live where libraries are only used by the homeless

Now I live in a time where romance is dead

Now I live in a time where there is no talk of the future

Now I live in a civilized world

 

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4 comments

  1. Myth*. · June 16

    I can completely relate to your testament. Out with the old, in with the new! What to do? I wonder how long it will take for mankind to find its true Identity? Sadly, I think we’re getting there. The façade has torn? Fantastic writing by you!!

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    • johnkbucher · June 16

      Thanks for reading and the insightful comment

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  2. Roland Umphrey · July 1

    John, you just reach the heart & soul brother. What has happened to our world? I was just barely a teen when Charles Whitman decide to take target practice from the UT tower in Austin, TX. Now it is almost a daily reckoning of schools & businesses being shot up with automatic weapons. The world used to be such a nice place. No greater words were ever written by a smart & talented man, “All you need is love, she loves you yeah yeah yeah”.

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