To live in this age!
To watch the world mercilessly tear itself apart
To try and not be swept away by the flood of fear, bitterness, and destruction
To try to build, where everyone tears.
To try to love, when everyone fears.
To try to smile, when everyone scowls or blankly stares
But I am only able to try
Because I am not alone in this
We are many, we are not alone
We are only dismissed or invisible because we do not yell
Our actions speak for themselves
We who create from the soil of a wailing, decayed world
Oh, to live in this age!
Written January 23rd 2017