Friday Night Pessimism (A Poem)

There are only 24 hours in a day
But nobody really cares
The icecaps are speedily melting away
But nobody really cares
The people on the streets are cold and hungry at night
But nobody really cares
The government never chooses friendly over fight
But nobody really cares
The traffic light flashes yellow
But nobody really cares
The man who opens the door greets everyone hello
But nobody really cares
Little kids in line with other children calling them their mothers and fathers
But nobody really cares
Somewhere a young girl is beginning to believe that her worth begins with the standards of others
But nobody really cares
People who forget about each other forget about the basics
They stomp on flowers and choose to hold sticks, stones or bricks
Thoughtfulness is fading.
Help! Our race is degrading.

 

–  Leigh Fuentes, February 2019

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