And the World Turns

June 10, 2010
By Anonymous

And the world turns round
And all of the people
Knowing, knowing

They look straight ahead
Down their pre-programmed track, not
Showing, showing

Their faces are blank
Their eyes are shut tight
Not seeing a thing
At least, not quite

For blinders are good
To direct a horse
But humans are bound
By a transcending force

Their eyes may be closed
At least at the start
But no one can close
A human heart

How much longer must the world turn on
Before the blinders and the tracks and the blankness are gone
Before the heart breaks through
As only hearts can
And man sees the suffering of his fellow man?

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece while thinking about global climate change. Most people see the effects that problems such as climate change have on their fellow human beings. However, most people do little to aid others and solve these problems, as we are all so focused on our own lives. I hope this poem will make people ask themselves if they, too, are on a pre-programmed track, or if they can look past themselves and see the suffering in the world.

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