A bomb fell today,
On Idlib (Syria), they say,
20 Children, 16 women, among the dead,
A news item, over coffee, we read…
Shopping for Mother’s Day, it said,
When a rocket hit, by rebel forces led,
“Oh, that’s terrible”, your heart for a moment thought-
And turning the page, you quickly forgot.
World Water Day, the next headline in bold,
“Conserve. Use Wisely!”, the readers’ told,
A photograph: S.Africa – blacks and whites alike, in a queue,
Buckets in hand, standing, to collect their due,
“Whites too!”, aghast, you think,
“Something must be done. The world’s on the brink!”
Last year’s photograph had little Indian kids scrambling for water,
And somehow, it seemed alright, it didn’t matter…
A terror attack in Kabul –
27,000 detainees, tortured, Iraqi Prisons Full…
“What’s new about that? It’s been on since 2003 or longer!”
9 year old Boy shoots sister, over a video game remote. ” That’s a bummer!”
“Thank God, we’re safe! Can’t do much. Just good to know what’s happening”-
Dinner table conversation or over- coffee discussion -Sounds rather enlightening.
“Ah, this is new”, Women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia- “That’s nice!”,
And here’s Trump congratulating Putin, to add some spice!
Have we as a generation become immune to everything that goes around us?
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