What a World (a Poem)
What a world we live in today.
A fast time, a well-furnished place.
What capable lengths we are often afforded.
Our entitlements returned only with grace.
What a country we live in today.
Its freedoms. Its beauties. Its tools.
But despite man’s advances, we forego our chances,
To flutter beyond the mazes of fools.
What a town we live in today.
Its smiles. Its wounds. Its souls.
But with windows to stages beyond our acts,
We hastily overlook our best roles.
What a mind you live in today.
Deep roots. Wide branches. Cool shade.
But you stretch, strain, and pulse in such pain,
Are you strong enough to trust in your sway?
What a world you live in today.
Hustle down. Stare around. Take stock.
Lean into a smile and abide for a while.
You’ve already been gifted quite a lot.
What a world.