Monday, May 7, 2018

Just Talk--By Caryl Calsyn--United States

Just Talk

Some talk about peace,
but wage war.

Some talk about diversity,
but spew slurs.

Some talk about equality,
but discriminate.

Some talk about love,
but demonstrate hate.

Just talking about peace,
diversity, equality and love—
is not enough to change the world.

Since we have not learned this yet.
I wonder if we ever will.

Caryl Calsyn is a retired interior designer. She has always been a writer, but poetry became the mode preferred a few years ago and eventually she became a published author. She is a past president of a writer’s club, past chairman of the county historical commission and a museum board member. She leads a faith group and sings in a chorale and the church choir.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you, Caryl, for your powerful poem. It sure gives you something to think about.

    Best wishes,
    Inge

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    1. Thank you, Daginne. I wish we could learn, but that doesn't seem to be the direction we are going.
      Caryl

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  2. yes, indeed - very thought provoking

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    1. I wish what I wrote was not true.
      Caryl

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  3. Well said, Caryl. I enjoyed your poem. Many truths woven into it. I too wonder if we will ever learn? I hope so. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ
    (www.creativeinspirationspp.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks, Maurice. I, too hope we learn.
      Caryl

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    1. Let's keep wondering and not give in to hopelessness.
      Caryl

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  5. Caryl,
    A great social piece about our times, even though it is sad.
    Your friend,
    Davidf

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  6. Dear Caryl,
    I like this because it illustrates what most people do
    Knight Writer

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