Blinded by time as we always are,
Resolved to forget the distasteful,
Ignoring that which is too painful,
No amount of justification is acceptable for this behavior.
Gathering around Beyonce, JayZ and Solange…is this news?
Bling and elevator drama are these really important?
Anger and outrage should be the response;
Children, our future–that is what’s important!
Kidnappers, inhuman animals, they should be our news.
Our mission, yours and mine.
Undermining peace through fear
Revealing their true selves…they are cowards and thugs.
Getting these girls back should be our only focus;
Innocence demands it!
Regaining focus, putting the frivolous aside, this is our human mission.
Let us unite as one world regardless of race, creed or color and…
Stop those that prey on the innocent, the helpless, OUR CHILDREN!
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Author’s Note: I wrote this piece because I am troubled with how quickly the story of the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria has dropped from the headlines of our major media outlets, at least here in the United States. Instead we have replaced it, once again, with “celebrity” nonsense stories that have no importance to anyone except for the voyeurs out there. Only by keeping these children in the forefront of our hearts and minds can we ever hope to muster the worldwide resources necessary to bring them home and affect some permanent change in the attitudes of those that I don’t consider civilized.
It is an interesting point you brought up about the Nigerian Kidnapping has dropped from the news, this is a sad situation that you speak of about the kidnapping and also about the hyper focus of celebrity news. ( I don’t watch TV unless it happens to be on at work) I appreciate the info/insight, Thx Dom.
My pleasure, I personally find the state of the U.S. media to be appalling. They seem to focus far more on frivolous nonsense instead of what is really important. A sad state of affairs in my opinion. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem, I really do appreciate it.
It hasn’t been on our internet front pages for a few days but I could find the story on the BBC world news pages. Can you access the BBC’s website over there?
Absolutely I can, as a matter of fact I much prefer the BBC’s reporting to that of the United States media. Our media has become so “tabloid” like that it is embarrassing. I have to admit though that with the exception of a very few minutes per day just to get a quick update I try to avoid news as I find that its overall negativity depresses my mood.