poetry by j matthew waters

I read the news today

when the telephone rings
it is wise not to answer
for the best news is no news
in these godforsaken lands

I cringe at the injustices
bestowed upon the helpless
how the most brutal minds
can take away anything they like
at any given moment

they were not put on this earth
by the gods who protect me
the gods who taught me
tolerance and compassion
promising a better place
in another time and space

in the meantime the wars
and the mass murders
and merciless distrust between
neighbors prevail
history unable to help
but repeat itself

july two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “I read the news today

  1. thefeatheredsleep on said:


  2. Excellent poem! Absolutely agree with that…brutal minds do take away anything they like. I’ve met a few of those. Pity there’s not a harmless way to to delete them, like file erasing on a PC. 😉

  3. thesewordsiwrite2012 on said:

    Awesome and such an unfortunate truth, especially in today’s world.

  4. you got that right.

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