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.
Written by NewBeginnings
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