Poem: Who Cares?


Look around

among the desks and papers

where crayons fall upon the floor

to see our little babies

asking for so much more

Look up at that building

where laws and  freedom rings

and see the crumbling institution

where instead ego blindness sings

Turn towards the forests

so rich with birds and trees

and hear the sounds of engines

while watching animals flee

Stand by the ocean

so vast and so blue

instead it’s filled with garbage

and the whales now say adieu

Stand across from a stranger

whose color is not yours

no longer love thy neighbor

instead we abhor

Watch those who love the same

in happiness and joy

and remember not equality

rather marriages to destroy

So in the end

who really cares?

because a critical time is coming

where witnesses must bare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Poem: Who Cares?

  1. It’s a very sad state of affairs to me, especially in the US…I suppose because I live here and expect more of us. But why do I? We are just humans like everyone else, subject to the same character flaws and inability to see the bigger picture…xo

  2. It’s so easy to be cynical and heartbroken about the general state of affairs, but poems like yours always goad me into getting out of that cycle and paying attention to how I can contribute in my own little way.

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