Silent Suffering

I’m so tired
open the paper
open the phone
headlines screaming
people are dying
around the world
in my own backyard
change is needed
I know how trite
the words I write
I am so tired…..
child abuse
human trafficking
abuse of authority
psychopaths rule
knowing how to play the game
mouthing words
wanted to be heard
death brought
upon these shores
by our own
who seek to blame
for ills brought upon themselves
I am so tired…..
people devoid of empathy
devoid of care
only for selves
never reaching
never seeing
birth to death
a testament of selfishness
written broad
for all to read
for all to dispute
while away from sight
the degradation continues…..
I am tired
so very tired
without rest.
©Aug. 31/21
Picture is my own

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

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