A Passion in Extinction

September 12, 2010
By Anonymous

Hands and knees quiver
Whole body cringing
Eyes become swollen with tears
On their human rights infringing

As hunger eats away at their stomach
Fate eats away at their spirits
We are unaware of the depth of their pain
Their despiration-we no longer hear it

Their world is collapsing
With every AIDS victim that falls
Uneducated and without a cure
Their inescapable destiny calls

We are so comfortable
And they are so dependent
They are dying because they cannot support themselves
They are dying because we are unwilling to be transcendent

We have lost our passion
In helping one another
We are too occupied with self-pleasing
We forget the needs of our brothers


The author's comments:
This message is really being pressed upon my heart. I've realized that I've been taking "simple" things for granted- like food and water. But in reality, our African brothers and sisters, and so many other brothers and sisters around the world, have no way of being blessed like we are. They need help. Despiratley. Someone just needs to be willing to lend a hand.

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