Heart of Appearances

Love my son
Love his heart
Heart of kindness
Heart of innocence
Innocence of life
Innocence of vulnerability
Vulnerability from cruelty
Vulnerability from hate
Hate from ignorance
Hate from lost souls
Souls with faith
Souls crippled of morals
Morals of the uncivilized
Morals of oppressors
Oppressors who are relentless
Oppressors void of accountability
Accountability with no enforcement
Accountability not a consideration
Consideration for those less fortunate
Consideration to the own self
Self control is the goal
Self awareness is end
End the harshness of ridicule
End the war between men
Men rule this world
Men leave their footprint behind
Behind the guise of government
Behind the motivation of greed
Greed at all costs
Greed that leads to evil
Evil that is foretold
Evil that ignores sensibility
Sensibility to know what is wrong
Sensibility to those who need help
Help those who are lost
Help for those who struggle
Struggle to hold one’s place
Struggle to survive
Survive the drive of power
Survive one’s own expectations
Expectations to be a contributor
Expectations of those who watch
Watch out for the seduction
Watch coveting it all
All the struggle
All for appearances
Appearances to be judged
Appearances to save the self
Face the truth

I have been dabbling in different poetry forms. This poem is a blitz poem. Here are the rules for this type of poetry:
Line 1 should be one short phrase or image
Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1
Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words
Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
There should be no punctuation
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