How is The World Today?

How is the World Today

It’s sad to see the change

For our children aren’t safe anywhere anymore

There’s murder and mayhem and worldwide wars

Kidnapping, mugging and road rage too

What in the world have we all come to?

How bad is the world today

So different from long times past

For our doors are all bolted, windows are locked

Not safe in our beds, it’s time to take stock

There are burglars, vandals, homelessness too

We’re even too nervous to watch all the news

How sad is the world today

For we brought it upon ourselves

How did we get in this terrible state

And can it now change, or is it too late

Scared to go out and scared staying in

What a terrible world we’re all living in.

How poor is the world today

So full of everyone’s greed

For it’s this that has made us what we all are

We’re all just as guilty – you needn’t look far

To see what has given us our terrible lives

For we’re selfish and greedy and so full of strife.

The world could be rich today

If all of us changed our ways

And were contented and happy without needing wealth

And looked out for others forgetting ourselves

To be kind and thoughtful to man and to beast

Is all it would take to bring us world peace.

Copyright © Lorraine Holloway-White

Poem as seen in the book, You are God’s Church

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