Saturday, January 23, 2010

MAN by Denise Vasquez


It always amazes me how tragedy brings people

Together

People tend to ignore or mistreat each other

Day in and out and lose sight of

Others around them until a disaster strikes

If we came together on a daily basis

Maybe we wouldn't have as many tragedies

The world needs to start acknowledging

Eachother

AND

Working together!

"We are an experiment

Can we live TOGETHER

Grow TOGETHER

As one race

The Human Race"

~Denise Vasquez


There's something to be learned

Sometimes it's easy to help someone else

And focus on others'

Problems & tragedies instead of

Reflecting & facing our own...


"I AM AMERICA CONCERNED WITH OTHER NATIONS

AT TIMES NEGLECTING MY OWN"

~Denise Vasquez

Don't get me wrong, I think it's GREAT that people are coming together to help

Haiti, they are in DIRE need of help...

I for one have been doing everything I can to help raise awareness...

If I had the money, I would donate $, volunteer and I would be on a plane

helping out...

Unfortunately, like many fellow Americans, I can't help the way I would like to...

I have some concerns of my own about my life

AND

about our country

As someone I know put it today

"Our economy is a DISASTER"

Unemployment, Foreclosures, Millions of families Homeless & Starving, Health

System & Education system crumbling...

I am amongst millions who don't have medical insurance...

I'm over here right now as I type this, walking around with a hand that's probably

broken because I can't afford treatment...

I'm going to go to the hospital & try to get treated...

I'll let you know how that goes...

That being said...

So many conversations pertaining to this have been circulating around the

internet more & more every day...

I can't help but wonder...

What's wrong with this picture?!?

Again, I'm not saying we shouldn't help!

We should always come together to help those in need!!!

But when will we apply this mentality to our own country?!?

When are more people going to step up & do something to help Americans in

need of help?!?

Perhaps some people assume because their lives in America are GREAT, that so is

everyone elses!

WRONG!!!

Lets begin by focusing on our own backyard for a moment:

How about getting the millions of starving & homeless children & families off the

streets!!!

"Skid Row" is no longer just downtown Los Angeles...it's everywhere!!!

I see it more and more daily, and I pray to God I don't end up on the streets!

When are Americans going to come together for America!?!

"THE ONLY WAY TO BETTER THE WORLD IS TO BEGIN BY BETTERING OURSELVES"~Denise Vasquez

I'd like to share a poem I wrote in New York City some time ago, but I feel it's appropriate:

"MAN"
by Denise Vasquez

The man sleeps
In the subway car
I wonder
Does he
Have a home
What has led him
To his condition
One man stares
Others ignore
Once he was a man
Like you
Before
Written on their face
Expression of disgrace
I see a member
Of our human race
I don't see a color
Sex
Religion
Or a name
I see society
I feel shame

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