Time to Hide or Fight?


Far away from the world of evil and hate,

Is the place I want to live, and ultimately wait.

 

For the world is turning ever so cold,

And I cannot bear to watch it, slowly implode.

 

We rape and kill our Earth and fellow man.

Human race’s destruction–I cannot understand.

 

Why can’t we live with love and create

A world filled with wonder that’s truly great?

 

Why can’t we use our hands to embrace

Those who have tears streaming down their face?

 

Why do we care about others’ religion and race,

If their actions are genuine and displaying grace?

 

Why are we filled with so much greed?

Must we hoard more than we need?

 

The questions I have, but no answers come.

And with each new crisis, my heart breaks some.

 

There has to be something that we all can do.

For if we bound together, we’d form a glue.

 

Stick together and form a world of love.

Push up our sleeves and pull on gloves.

 

For peace cannot come if we leave it to fate.

Terrorists are already inside our protected gates.

 

But they’re not always wearing turbans of terror.

Sometimes it’s there, right in our own mirror.

 

Look inside your heart and search your soul.

Reflect on your actions and think about your goal.

 

Do the things that you do come with a price?

Do you have to pause and think about them twice?

 

Does your life help the world in one small way?

When you die… what, if anything, will others say?

 

Will they say that you were an example of charm?

That you always helped others, causing no harm.

 

Or will they say you that you were full of greed?

That you were always unhappy, always mean.

 

None of us are perfect or free from all sins.

The ultimate question, is which side wins?

 

Are you mostly good and doing your part?

Or have you been bad, and need a new start?

 

Each day is a chance to come anew?

Learn to love and how to be true.

 

None of us alone can solve it all.

But united we stand, divided we fall.

 

Join together in love and fight the hate.

Then maybe just maybe, hiding in a cave can wait.

 

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For Sue Vincent’s Write Photo Challenge.

Finding Love, Peace


He seeps into my soul like air,
Becoming necessary for life.
His touch washes away my cares,
Erasing the stress and strife.

The bond that we have grows,
Increasing every moment we spend.
His gentleness supports my lows,
Making me strong again.

Where was I before he found me?
Feeling sad and on my own.
With him at my side, I feel free,
Venturing safely into the unknown.

I wish that I’d known him before
Aging broke down my soul.
But isn’t finding more,
Realizing the ultimate goal?

My past would have been altered
Having him at my side.
The joy of being heard
Ending all the tears that I cried.

I would not have felt alone.
Living a life in the right.
But by grace I can atone
Following Him into the light.