The Innocent Blood


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Centuries of Lies and Deceit

Centuries of wars and wastage

Centuries of anger and revolt and restlessness

Centuries of pain and discord

Centuries of selfishness and greed

Centuries of me and me and me

Centuries of pride of life and vanity

Centuries of fear and shame

Centuries of death and death and death and death!

This centuries resulted in the innocent blood wasted

Blood of the young, the old and the unborn.

I groaned in disbelief and utter sadness.

When will the son of men stop their charades and live for once!


I have vowed not to watch TV again but that’s just impossible. I work a lot on my computer and sometimes I’ll be tired of the writing and editing and would just browse through the internet and still see what I don’t want to see. I wish I have  the supernatural power that can stop all wars and force humans to love each other eternally but it’s a mere dream isn’t it?

Thanks for reading!

Seyi Sandra David.

43 comments on “The Innocent Blood

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank you Ms. Seyi Sandra David for sharing this.

  2. ledrakenoir says:

    Excellent written – so true sorry to say too much true…

    I do most of my work by help of my 3 laptops – and almost never watch tv, “catch” all my informations online – and seek information from multiple angles – so they aren’t so much one-sided as tv… 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Exactly! It’s just the addiction to TV I’m trying to break and the fact they only air bad news! You’re quiet the genius, three laptops at once! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings. 🙂

      • ledrakenoir says:

        ‘hahaha’ – I travel a lot because of my business tasks – the reason for 3 laptops is – one for the business which is independent adviser for some business managers, one for private and one for some business training, business support, pep talks and so on… 🙂

        In my eyes too many media, especially television – making themselves a part of the problems, instead of being a part of the solutions – it’s a shame…

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Wow! You must be very rich indeed! 🙂 You’re very busy though and you still blog often, you’re still a genius.

        You’re right about the media, as a novelist and part time journalist (that’s what I call myself, my editor differ though) I’m appalled by the continuous tale of war but sometimes, the media is to blame for the tension!
        Cheers. 🙂

      • ledrakenoir says:

        Rich or not rich, actually I don’t believe it has anything to do with money – we can be rich without monet and poor owning a lot of money… 🙂

        ‘hahaha’ I actually use less time on blogging that many (really great numbers of people) uses on watching television… “lol”

        I love blogging must of all reading others (worldwide) thoughts about so many themes – it provides opportunities to read bloggers such as you – so that’s the way I use some of my breaks from work – I feel that is a treasure that I can do it this way… 🙂

        Too many journalists are “hostages” in the media world – it’s a shame, because there are really so many talented journalists… 🙂

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Exactly! Money is not the right value to place on things.
        I’m addicted to blogging and like you, reading so many blogs! I’ve made lots of friends through blogging (you ‘re one of my great friends! 🙂 I treasure my friendships and will continually do so!

        Journalists in the UK are sweating under new laws to be implemented by parliament soon…

  3. ……. And this is the Century of our time … To share love and help others … Thanks for this awareness poem … Ms Seyi …

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you for that addition Ms. Folasade, it’s indeed the Century of our time! I’m profoundly grateful for your continuous visits and comments!
      Much love. 🙂

  4. We dvr what we watch and try to watch up beat stuff, like Amercian pickers and that sort of thing, although we do watch Dallas and some of Gordon Ramseys shows, but no news ever. I refuse to watch the news, It is always so scary, and sad ,and depressing !! I am watching much less tv than I used to, it is a great goal to watch less, there is not much that is good about tv these days !!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right, I hardly watch any TV except films, all the same there is more to life than dwelling on tragedies hence my vow to stay off. Thanks for stopping by, it’s appreciated!
      Blessings. 🙂

  5. Uzoma says:

    It’s sad that there is hardly a day when one turns on the TV without seeing wars, occasions of greed and corruption, and death. I share the same sentiment with you and wish and pray for love and peace in our world

    • Seyi sandra says:

      That’s aptly put my brother, sometimes I just wish that all the guns and hatred will dissipate and fizzle out… It’s like a pipe dream though but we can never stop trying to pray for a peaceful world!
      I’m grateful for your visit!
      Much love. 🙂

  6. I haven’t had a TV for well over 20 years and rarely watch other people’s. I hated bringing the violence and other people’s questionable values into my home. Most of all, I hated the way it sedates you in to thinking you don;t have to make a judgement about what you are looking at.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right, it does impose its views on you and you can hardly object. I used to watch lots of films, I still do but on my laptops! Thanks for your visit!

  7. RoSy says:

    Innocent blood shed in the name of “religion”, for power & greed. I think we will always be at war with ourselves as a human race because of these three things. So sad. Thanks God for the ones who truly live by their faith & live for the good of themselves & to help others. (I hope that came out making sense. I know what I wanted to say. But – sometimes what’s in my brain doesn’t translate well on paper/blank screen or out of my mouth.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Bravo RoSy! I love it, I totally like your angle, especially the blood shed in the name of ‘religion,’ that one is really sad, I’ve seen it first hand in Nigeria and it’s the worst possible scenario one can visualise. I love what your brain translated! Thanks for stopping by dear friend!
      Blessings. 🙂

  8. Shards Of DuBois says:

    your not the only one!!!!

  9. Change happens with one person at a time.

  10. Ryan Brooks says:

    Great poem, Seyi. Love it. 🙂

  11. Seyi, your poem powerfully says what is on the hearts of so many of us. Nicely done!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Wendy, sometimes I just get fed up with the incessant tales of evil, I only want to wish it all away if I could! Thanks for your visit!
      Much love. 🙂

      • Seyi, there are days when I avoid bad news because I know it’s not a good day for me to process it. Earlier, today, I avoided a post because I knew I wasn’t in the right head space to read it… thanks for sharing from the heart. xo

      • Seyi sandra says:

        That’s a smart move Wendy, I guess I’ll emulate you, it’s just that we don’t live in a bubble and can’t completely escape but we can choose what we feed on!
        Blessings. 🙂

  12. seanbidd says:

    A world our of control, and almost out of love…

  13. I also have a wish for world peace. Perhaps one days, and with encouraging words like yours here in this post, it will be possible xxooo

  14. Anne Chia says:

    This is a conversation I have with my sister all the time! Tv is a bad idea because it conmes with so much negative energy. Thanks for stopping by my blog Seyi! It means a lot to me

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you for stopping by too Anne, we can’t totally eradicate TV but too much of it is unhealthy! I’ll be stopping by your blog often.
      Blessings. 🙂

  15. Lady Lovely says:

    It’s a shame when things of this nature happen in general, but wars and death, it’s a sad shame. I don’t have cable and I try not to read the news. My life is happier that way. I know it exists, but I don’t have to read about it everyday and continue to shake my head anymore at the senselessness of it all. expecially war and death over religion, political views and the killing of children. Change happens one day at a time with each of us, and I’m changing the world by not participating in the media hype of hideous crime, death and war. I like to promote the positivity by spreading good words and through hugs of course!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right! Staying away from those depressing news is a wise move, and continue to spread that goodness!! I appreciate your visit and comment!!!
      Blessings. 🙂

  16. vivozhouphotography says:

    Great poetry! Very poignant. 🙂

  17. shovonc says:

    You should watch the news around our part of the world. You might lose your mind. I probably have.

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