Does It Matter If Lives Are Shattered?

The battered wives, the shattered lives,
The broken homes, the broken bones,  
The families marred, the victims scarred,
The babes in wombs who will not bloom,
Young men in tombs, who died too soon,  
The blood that's spilled, the people killed,
Who met their doom, from booze consumed.
The tragic scenes, the ruined dreams,
The hearts that break, the souls that ache,  
The loved ones gone, the toll goes on,
When will it stop? The death toll tops,
All wars combined, and do we mind?
Does it matter lives are shattered?
Let's take a stand and let's demand,
That ads for alcohol be banned.  
Written by Williamfromoz
Author's Note
Better restrictions are needed on alcohol ads. I'm not just writing poems about it but have gone to the Australian Federal Court demanding that the Australian regulator implement better restrictions. Learn more about or support my campaign at
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