Taking Its Toll

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Sometimes there is just too much BAD!!

Submitted: April 05, 2017

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Taking It’s Toll

 

What’s the latest story that is headlining the news,

what kind of mass atrocity is now attracting lots of views?

 

We’re bombarded by the horrors that are happening each day

while we are living in this world that is so far from okay;

 

there’s bombings and there’s killings, there’s just endless strife

with an endless cause of suffering, an endless loss of life.

 

There are global catastrophes galore, troubles by the score,

and each and every single day somewhere is at war.

 

We are becoming kind of drunk on it, not knowing what to do;

the temptation is to shut our eyes and block it from our view.

 

Or maybe we harden up our hearts, and armour up our minds,

so that all of these damn horrors cannot, to us, be unkind

 

by making us feel too helpless, just overloaded by the care,

our compassion cannot take much more -- we have none left to share.

 

There does not seem to be an answer for we cannot just ignore

the endless constant suffering that around the world does pour.

 

The choice is one of conscience, I think that you will find,

drown yourself in suffering or choose to remain blind!


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