Us and The World

By: Taffy Tan

poverty, hunger,
quietly whisper in our ear,
but can we stop it?

hear the innocents,
cry, scream, screech and shout,
but can we soothe them?

bloodshed in wars, dead,
kill and steal for lavish gains,
what are our values?

damaged and ravaged,
our souls and our home Earth,
can we recover?

gone, clear blues and greens,
dark mists sink our lonely hearts,
who can help us now?