Celestial Fury

The sky is turning dark before sunset. A roaring
Thunderstorm expresses its outrage and dismay
At the way the world is going. Each thud is a
Loud protest against an overwhelming problem.

Boom! For every innocent death!
Boom! For every hungry child!
Boom! For every injustice, every crime, every
Exploitation! Boom! For every senseless kidnapping!

Boom! Boom! For every desperate human being
Facing a hopeless future with a heart full of sadness!
Boom! Boom! For every person deprived of human
Rights: freedom, hope, and the right to express an
Opinion! Boom! Boom! For every drunken and drugged
Being, choosing to isolate himself from the chance
Of living fully! Boom! Boom! For every tear, every
Grief, every suffering!

Boom! Boom! Boom! For every
Feeling of guilt, for not doing enough for others,
For not being thankful for all the blessings received!
Boom! Boom! Boom! For every time I think “I” and “me”
Instead of “we” and “us”! Forgetting the rest of humanity…

© Djehane Hassouna, 2005

Rainbow of Emotions, page 155

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