What world is this; this Earth have we?
Spinning and spanning, chaotically
Often I gaze through glazed and wet eyes
Those sparkling lights all dotting our skies
Does meaning exist, somewhere above?
Justice and order, places of love?
I return my gaze to what’s around
Hatred, malice, war, no sound
Observing the silence, I watch as we
Destroy and degrade this “land of the free”
What world is this, what has become?
I ponder this oft, my mind becomes numb
Around every corner, there’s fear and there’s pain
Children are orphaned, families lie slain
All in the name of profit and greed
Power they want, compassion they need
What is this world – will it ever be changed?
The death and destruction, so cold and deranged
When will we realize this must not go on?
The hurt and the torture, dusk until dawn
Innocents dying, assailants unknown
Miles away, controlling a drone
Detached from life, it’s reality
No care for it’s endless complexity
I long for the day we all rise above
We all coalesce, we all join in love
The fight shall rage on, we mustn’t let go
What world is this? I’ll never know