Sometimes I see the world as a dark place.
A forsaken place.
A food factory where children go hungry.
A mountain of uncut stones with a shortage of gems.
A promise of heaven so distorted
that some are willing to create hell on earth to obtain it.
I see a country where people complain about their debt
for the luxuries others couldn’t buy if they wanted to.
Where health care that is nonexistent for others
is simply ‘too expensive’ for us.
Where money rolls off the press and still those in need
know only a perpetual shortage of paper.
A world governed by a great candy bar factory
where everything is rolled together, sweetened, sugar coated
and packaged attractively before it’s sold.
And, worst of all…
I see us buying it!

Sorry, I read the ingredients!

©Shirley Allard 2007

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