Poems, Poetry, Social Issues
Published: May 29, 2020
Publisher: Austin Macauley
About the Book:
Diverse indications as to failure of humans to find and follow pathways to peace.
Human Kindness Shortfalls is a collection of poems that vary as to topic but all address some problem or issue regarding which kindness is in short supply as we too often resort to harmful efforts at controlling who and/or what is allowed to prosper.
These poems deal with family matters, government misbehavior, human flaws, war, ecology. The overall theme is how we humans fail to live up to our potential in dealings with others in which we too often act indifferently, even hostilely.
About the Author:
Edmund F. Byrne is a retired philosophy professor who has taken up poetry after years of publishing books and articles in his professional field. For twenty years, he was a section editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and more recently, has reviewed books critical of ‘Just War Theory’. At IUPUI, where he taught, he has established a Peace and Global Justice Award. Edmund also published a memoir entitled Remembering My Self.