How, why, and wouldn’t it be?

Why does good always vanish?
Upon the eyes of the many
We’re all able to distinguish
Quicker to understand
What is it that went wrong
The bad things often
Complicate our minds
Yet, for us, those thoughts
Are easier to entertain
How did we become
So greedy
Money, natural energy
Oil, rocks, crystal
Artificial high we can’t
Get enough
I’m guilty, I am one
Alcohol, wine
Whatever it is
To sublime dignity and honor
Horror is what our world
Should be called
When we see someone
We hit that hammer
Several times
Look at us
What have we become
Exploiting nature
Exploiting mankind
Was it evolution
That made us so cruel
Please don’t blame
Eve and that precious apple
There is a simple question
That doesn’t seek an answer
Yet needs to be raised
Why is it easier
To accept our neighbors
As horrendous
That the person next to you
Is society’s poison
That our fellowman
Is a two faced liar
But, it’s so damn hard
To decipher the
Simple “do gooders”
In this world
Where people are
So articulate and wise
How can we be so stupid?
Again, my friend
The question doesn’t need
Your brilliant answer
Of how you have come up
To such astonishing
Breakdown of variables
We’re always
In denial of the good
That Kubler Ross design
Should be used
To grieve our bitter side
Not use it as armor
There is good in
Each and one of us
Stop looking at my mistakes
For god’s sake!
Stop looking down at your feet
Pay attention
How could you show empathy?
If you keep on looking
At your own reflection
We are each other’s hope
Please, let us not fail
‘Coz if we do,
What would our neighbors say?
The person next to you
Can’t you hear them?
Though in silence they’re
Screaming out for help
Trying desperately
To grab hold of
Someone’s hand
‘Coz they’re sinking
Sinking to the abyss
Like each and one of us is
Honestly, it had been
We all need
Some sort of retreat
Can you be mine?
Just for tonight
What do you say?
We’re all in this
Masquerade, a play
Why not, wake up
That sleeping light
Yes, pass it on
Let it illuminate
Can you imagine?
What this place would be
At such distance
In this vast darkness
And insignificance
Our world
Appears a little brighter
At least,
Everyone can breathe
A little better
Wouldn’t it be?
Worth it

June 17, 2014