Too many hurting, too many in pain
Too many being challenged with staying sane
Crises unfolding in divergent ways
COVID wave on the home front, delta rampant these days
Political decisions, fanatic fundamentalism
Converging to pose threats to humanism
Countless women and children victims of violence
In Afghanistan, where unfolds a humanitarian crisis intense..
Natural disasters are unfortunately not far behind
Haiti’s new earthquake brings 2010 to the mind
Reeling from this catastrophe new
On the background of prior damage too..
The world in shambles, its denizens hurting now
I fervently pray for the Powers above to allow
Basic tenets of humanity and common sense to return
Such that we extend help where needed, vaccinate everyone…
Too many ills, too much suffering than can be
Avoided if the greater good of people we can see…
One thought on “The world in pain”
“The world in shambles”–that pretty much sums things up.
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