Acknowledgement

“Hello world.”
She said with a smile.
Rested her hands on her knees.
Drew a breath and then while

she sat still
the world paused,
got bigger and then
everything slowed.
She exhaled. And then did it again.

In the persuit of…

Guns blaze & wars rage
Schools burn & we are enslaved
Our hearts lost in travesty & tragedy
Our souls crying out to be saved.

We have done terrible things
I have committed heinous crimes
We all want to be held & told it will all be alright

Lines blur & are crossed
Wars waged are then lost
Our eyes are straining to see
Our hearts know the true cost.

We have lost our way
I have forgotten where the path leads
We all have glimpses of where it lay
Beneath shattered homes on the ground.

I want to hold you in my arms
And tell you it will all be alright
I can’t sleep cuz these visions
They stay all through the night

The infamous 'They'

They say the world is going to end
They pray the world is going to change
They give you updates on war as though it’ll get better
The try to tell you all about the weather
Thy say fifty two percent of marriages fail
They say they put your check in the mail

They say the children are starving
They say the children are fighting
They know all about your love and your life
They try to control how you act and choose a wife
They made all the rules
They broke all of us fools

They laugh at the things that they say
They cry out holding hands while they pray
The say it’s going to rain…