GONE ARE THE DAYS when, listening to popular music, you would only hear songs of love from the likes of James Ingram, Gloria Lynn, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, and I could go on and on.

Also gone are the days when some people would enjoy themselves at places like Lawnside, partaking of good music and good food.

What's now being offered are songs telling us to kill one another. Also, we hear a great deal about what foods, such as pork, not to eat. Perhaps if people could go back to enjoying life, this hatred and madness would stop.

How can anyone expect people to love one another when they can't hear or see it? City Council draws up many bills, but I have yet to see a bill drawn up to say we need more love.

Gladys Wade, Philadelphia