Wednesday, January 18, 2017

day 18

They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer."  Genesis 37:14

they come with
dreams cradled in their
                   hopes:
   that children can be lifted
         out of poverty;
   that peace could emerge
         from the ashes of war;
   that people just might
         learn how to love each other,
and
we toss them and their dreams
in the empty bin, as
      we watch reality shows
      hosted by con artists
   eager to fill our hollow souls
   with even more emptiness.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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