Faces of emaciated caged dogs, appear on the television screen,
the swollen bellies of children we have never seen.
Closer to home, a young girl’s life draws to an end –
from an invasive tumor growing in her head.
A neighbor’s house burns down to the ground,
the emotional trauma after re-building, still hangs around.
The cities and suburbs are both home to loss –
those isolated and alone pay the highest cost.
Substance abuse, unemployment, chronic illness and more –
one never knows what life has in store.
So what do we do, wring our hands, and stay in bed?
Afraid to face life and all of this dread?
I choose to be a witness for balance and grace,
even though sometimes I fall on my face.
I cannot help everyone, oh yes, that is true –
sometimes it’s hard to admit, it is not mine to do!
So, I sing, meditate and take time to dance,
releasing joy into the world for all those who can’t.
Seeking the LIGHT of Christ, knowing HE is the answer,
HIS promise raising us up from all the disaster.