A New View
I take a breath and make a wish
That this world will continue to exist.
That we will learn from our mistakes.
That we will give more than we take.
As a new year begins again
I say goodbye to the year that ends.
Which almost broke the world’s back.
As unemployment and foreclosures grew.
As the lies from corporations ballooned.
As everyone was bailed out, except you.
As the largest oil spill spewed
A hundred years of poison into our oceans.
As the car bombs continued exploding.
Caskets draped in flags returning.
As Facebook became our new reality.
As leaked data became a new army
That gave our governments a new view.
I take a deep breath and make a wish with you.
As the human machine is steered
Towards our collective future.
Andrew B.January 3, 2011
What a heartfelt poem, Byron. I join you in hoping that 2011 will be a better year for all the world. It would certainly be so if everyone in it was as thoughtful, sensitive, and passionate as you.