So much pain in the world, so much senseless hatred, so much sorrow. Human beings who want what someone else has; human beings who fear losing what they possess. Possessions that mean more than people. Idealistic dreamers who lost their ideals and dreams and became their parents, but with multi-car garages, portfolios, and children murdering children. Broken adults raising children whose greatest aspiration is to escape being broken.
Children die because the color of their skin violates an unwritten law. Children die because they’re collateral damage in another child’s pain. Children die because society imposes conformity upon them until they believe dying is the only road to freedom.
Were I seeing Earth for the first time, its beautiful blues swirled with white, I’d feel a gentle tug on my heart, but closer inspection would render that heart broken into pieces. Eyes shimmering as if the rain, I’d want only to turn away, but I can’t turn away no matter the pain…
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