Tuesday, December 1, 2009
My friend Carlos sent me this poem, which he’s given me permission to share…
The Million Dollar Band-aid
Our world has lots of problems that come in different ways
The affliction of each one is harmful to the human race
Disease and hunger, religion and war; erasing people; removing them from the world.
We try to fix all that is wrong, and yet the problems go on
Love is still alive trying to survive, it brings a little hope
Yet all our money and all our effort’s are just a band-aid in this global problem.
We are living in the days were even pain feels pain
Were darkness is seen as light, do what you want if it feels right.
The blood of the innocent is crying out; why did I die before my time.
Our cities are overwhelmed with homeless people every where
A card board is now their home the sky above a concrete road
Awaken nation, awaken world lets change this nightmare, let’s fix our world.
A million dollars and a prayer are just a band aid, still the problem’s there
Have we become immune to the violence and to the homeless everywhere?
It is a corporate world, one that cares more for the buildings and structures then for its own people.
Danger, danger beware; if we don’t care, the problems that are there will only get worse.
A million dollars and a prayer but if God isn’t there our problems are not going any where.
By Carlos Gomez 11-2009