today I overheard someone say
there's something wrong with the world today
when babies cry and no one comes
when we kill each other by the thousands
and we stuff our face while millions starve
and devour news of every broken heart
we see pain, suffering, and look away
lest it sink beneath our skin to stay
we hear the atrocities and shake our heads
congratulate ourselves in our comfortable beds
that we escaped another's fate
then complain we've got too much on our plate
and maybe it's right, maybe we're a mess
maybe we can't get out of this
maybe all of life is meaningless
we see the child without a home
and throw open the doors of our own
we choose to spare when we could cause pain
we grieve with the one who is suffering
we open our eyes, we seek and find
the ones beside us who are dying
for compassion, for mercy, for someone to stand
and be their voice, be their friend
maybe we travel across the world to see
or maybe we look across our street
and find the courage to meet the need
find the mercy to help someone believe
that nothing's wrong that can't be undone
when we come together and stand as one
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