My heart sunk
when my grand daughter only five
told me she wanted the “sickness” to stop
She misses being in school;
She misses visiting with her adorable cousins;
And of course she misses her grand parents.
I hope she never asks when it will go away.
I think she knows somehow that it will not disaappear;
or that the “sickness” can be cured with chlorine.
I hope her childhood is not destroyed;
If she happens to see the violence on TV
and troops being deployed.
I pray for all our children.
They are all of our children you know.
They depend on all of us to make the right choices,
Starting with the leaders at the top.
Everyone in this universe must connect.
We are all a part of each other
even those who refuse to acknowledge
that we are all truly brothers
and sisters on this planet.
And for those of us here
in the greatest country of the world
we must make sure
the “sickness” is destroyed.
Love yourself and thy neighbor.