(Poetry) fool-ish

Today should be a day of comedy…
So why am I not laughing?

When the world itself is the joke,
I can’t bring myself to do it.
It’s just not happening.

When I look around,
I can’t help but see
the sins and failures
of humanity.

Free speech isn’t free.
Crime is cool now, apparently.

People are dying,
Mother Nature is crying,
and nobody’s listening.

It’s amazing, really,
just how far we’ve fallen
and how little people care
about that which is worth saving.

Maybe we’ve always been this way.
Who’s to say?

Every passing day,
my optimism is chipped apart.
Yet still, this weary heart holds faith…

For where Despair reigns,
Hope is never far away.

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