The world at its worst

Instead of accepting differences,

they pull a trigger

oblivious to the cries.

Instead of promoting unity (world peace would be too naiive),

they drown innocent humans

in their own blood.


Day by day

Bodies helplessly collapse to the ground.

Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children

reach their hands out as they fall

for one last hug,

one last word,

a substitute for a prayer to live.


Normal days turn into nightmares.

Over fifty killed at home

and eighty next door.


Headlines spew out the word “Terror”

as if this is our norm:

People tumbling to their deaths

and reckless acts even the imagination is afraid of.

We spend our lives learning how much we’ve evolved

but we make great efforts tearing that apart.