Open Your Eyes

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Casually searching

through the news of the day

I stumble across an image

now seared into my brain

 

It burns

as it decimates my perception

of the world that exists

beyond my insulated bubble

 

Devastated

my eyes are opened

as my spirit mourns the ugliness

I can not unsee

 

I did not mean to look

but I was meant to notice

the injustice that is growing

like weeds in an untended garden

 

The question on my lips

at first was simply “Why?”

as I tried to comprehend

the absolute injustice

 

Horrific scenes

that are quickly becoming

common events

Cripple my faith

 

Fervent prayers

for those that fall victim

Souls struggling to survive

in a world gone mad

 

Feeling small and insignificant

I add my voice to the protest

Joining forces that somehow

must triumph over this evil

 

I send the invitation

out into the world

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

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