November 21, 2013


such a hate filled place
this world
the smallest act of good
the least amount of light
one shines
at this oppressive dark
ridiculed and jeered
honesty doubted
shutters hearts
overwhelming hate
closes doors
to a kindness
all will need
some day

fuelling ever more
the hatred of all
that is good
and decent
and kind
in this amazing world


This has been a discouraging week.
On Sunday, ushering, I was told I
should smile more, and I was smiling,
Today, PM Harper gives Federal aid
to restore Lac Megantic after their
disaster and detractors sprout from
walls to call him self-serving.

I am sad.