Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Compassion TV

Yesterday they were probably sitting just like me
Legs draped over the arm of an easy chair
Wondering where the hell the remote was
Bathed in mind-numbing mindlessness
And whitewashed in fatigue

Not even boredom sits still anymore

Today a million glazed eyes are steadfast upon hypocrisy -
Who can tell the difference between good and bad?
Morality is a personal concept

Watch the true face of war stain the streets red
Don't avert our eyes to the play of the righteous
The compassion of carnage starts on channel 24
How there's any blood left for hearts to bleed peace
God only knows
God only knows
The 5000 people who died today

(...from my '03 vault of poetry... just seemed fitting)

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