Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Light In A Broken World

Before this piece starts... I want to send my thoughts and prayers to Christina Grimmie and her family. As well as the shooting in Orlando. Don't live in silence if you need someone to talk to. Stay safe everyone and I'm sorry we have a world where suffering and pain exist. Be kind and compassionate to one another and hug your love ones tonight. We are all shattered in one way or another. We need each other to pick the pieces back together. Love will conquer all. 

The evening lights turn on
The rain goes on and on
My feet move on
Head hangs low
The world moves slow
I don't know anymore
This evil that lives inside
Is filled with lies

As it slithers up into my throat
I begin to choke
On the pain hidden inside
 Why is this world cruel? 
Everything its fingers touch 
dies and crumbles
But creates life?
How do we live like this?
Painting the same picture 
Over and Over
Killing one another

A mess we clean up and then move on
Like nothing happened.
We sulk and sigh
Then we turn our eyes
To another battle and bleed dry.
Have we not learned?
The world is a little kid
playing with sharp objects. 
Yet we keep on doing it.
 Suffering our enemy 
comes to steal and destroy
but we treat it like a toy. 
 We miss the point.

Suffering isn't a battle
That we create in.
We cause it.
But without it compassion wouldn't exist  
Neither would mercy and kindness.
We fill sorrow and pain 
But compassion snares
Its throne into our hearts.
It's easy to respond with hate
But its hard to express kindness?

Till it happens to you
We won't understand or comprehend
Instead of trying just say
"I'm sorry. I am here now. Show me how I can help you."
Instead of "walk away and move on."
Says a lot about yourself. How much you care about yourself.
Hurt and pain is not something you hold against yourself
But something you grow stronger from. 
It's okay to hurt... its okay to be sad... its okay to feel awful. 
Its okay to grieve. 
Love yourself and give love to others.
Imagine that.
The light would grow and glow 
brighter and brighter.
Than ever before. 
Light the broken world
not crack it even more.