Weeping for the World
In silent solitude, I weep;
In suffering for this wondrous world.
Depriving me of precious sleep:
My greatest fears have come unfurled.
I weep for starving children,
As we overpopulate the Earth.
For people born in poverty,
Emaciated at their birth.
I weep for homelessness,
For people dying on the street;
As people pass them by
And watch them suffer at their feet.
I weep for mental illness,
For broken families; broken homes.
I weep for the abuse;
And for those who feel like they're alone
I weep for nations waging war,
Such senselessness and selfishness.
A thousand bodies on the floor...
Even children, in their helplessness.
I weep for global climate change,
As the ocean tides begin to rise - †
With warming waters getting hotter
Nothing will survive.
I weep for waning forests
As we harvest all the trees,
Then turn them into money
To exacerbate our disease. †
I weep for all the animals
Whose homes have been destroyed;
At the barren wasteland left behind...
But a dull and lifeless void.
I weep for willful ignorance,
For prejudice and hate;
I weep for inequality, †
As racial tensions escalate.
The evils of this planet
Are sometimes far too much to bear,
And that is when I weep...
To show the world I care.