At a person
's soul there seems to be an humble desire
to be decent.
another, to not trample life, or hope
yet somehow this humble desire
gets lost amid our hunger.
for attention, for things, for food, or pleasure.
Suddenly, Able lies dead, one human treats another as only property,
a young child
cries bitterly without enough food or love.
Then day by day, generation by generation
the mark humanity
aimed for is lost from sight.
We discuss whether to turn to our left or to our right,
to love lavishly or make strict decrees
All the while another person's eyes
lose their spark,
ethnic groups attempt to"cleanse their environment"
and the earth
soaks up more human blood
When can it end?