Senseless violence

DSC03122 (2)Tears of frustration

Tears of helplessness

As a sign of prostration

Before the callousness

Of those wielding power

Unchecked and untamed

As they choose to shower

Atrocities, unashamed

Protests silenced

Voices suppressed

Display of shocking violence

Against the oppressed

Why is this world

So deeply divided

How did hatred unfurl

How was this fire ignited?

There are a million

Excuses for violence

Any rational explanation

Demanded, draws silence

Those in possession

Of absolute power

Hungry for domination

Make the weak cower

Was this how mankind

Was supposed to live?

Were we not supposed to be kind

To each other, and selflessly give?

I see the world around me

And feel pangs of regret

We are losing the opportunity

To make each life the best

We all exist in collaboration

By fighting each other we cannot win

No one succeeds in isolation

We need to stop violence against our kin!

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