Like Anne, of the DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Living in her little world
Venturing into a larger little world, cautiously
Like a cat, silently, sleeking around
While all around this vulnerable, fated child
Raged a pandemic like none the world had ever seen
So too, I, living in my little world
Trapped like our hopeful Anne
Seek other worlds
Where I don’t have to worry about
With fear running rampant
With anxiety rattling the mind and body
With cancers threatening life and limb
With expectations of mortality gripping our souls
With hundreds of thousands sick and dying
Yet Anne, doggedly writing her diary
Revealing her inner hopes found a way out
If she could find joy in the lighter side of things
We need to reflect and find Gratitude
2 replies on “FINDING GRATITUDE”
Thank you for the light and making it shine.
I haven’t been personally affected by the addiction/overdose crisis, but it still seems to me that a large number of people, however precious their lives, can be considered disposable to a nation. Then those people may begin perceiving themselves as worthless and consume their substances more haphazardously. It’s atrociously unjust and desperately needs fixing.
Although the cruel devaluation of them as human beings is basically based on their self-medicating, it still reminds me of the devaluation, albeit perhaps subconsciously, of the daily civilian lives lost (a.k.a. “casualties”) in protractedly devastating civil war zones and sieges. At some point, they can end up receiving just a few column inches in the First World’s daily news.