The World We Live in…poem by Dharma

The World We Live In

My heart aches for a world filled with peace, so much sadness and destruction,
I cannot take any more.
I get up in the morning and put a smile on my face,
I watch things on the news and I feel disgrace.
How can I smile when the grimness of life for others hurts me so much?
How can I eat my food and not feel guilty for the starving millions?
How can I waste water having a bath or a shower when others have no
clean water even to drink?
Dying of malnourishment and dying because of contaminated water,
All over the world this is happening to real human beings and what do I do?
Carry on as normal and put a smile on my face.
The children are crying, their parents are dying,
The Parents are crying, their children are dying,
But the world carries on as normal,
And I get up every morning and put a smile on my face.
Wars are raging everywhere, haunted faces staring “Why doesn't anyone care?”
Fear and terror is their living nightmare “Why doesn't anyone care?”
We care, but we choose to look away, “we're not affected” people say,
So we get up every morning, put a smile on our faces and get on with our day.
 
©Dharma2011

Printed in 221b magazine competition winner 2011

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5 responses to “The World We Live in…poem by Dharma

  1. Ordinary mortals may not be able to do much, true. But that smile, it is a pebble in the ocean creating tiny ripples. It touches all we meet and hopefully, they too smile and pass it on. And if people find reason to smile – you’ve done more than most. This is what I believe…

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