If We Do Nothing


If We Do Nothing

It’s the muted sounds of the tortured,

It’s the whispers of the living dead,

It’s waiting for death to take his turn,

It’s the fires of hell, waiting to be fed,

If we do nothing,

Staring speechless at the ongoing spectacle,

Sleeping well while others dream of horror,

Forgetting warnings from the oracle,

Ignoring aide from the restorer,

If we do nothing,

A silent scream frozen on a child’s face,

A crime committed and we abetted,

The perpetrator gone without a trace,

An agreement made while we fretted,

If we did nothing,

Light will not penetrate the deepest darkness,

Love will not find a path to a wounded heart,

There will be no way the wrongs to redress,

There will be no way for a brand new start,

If we do nothing.

3 thoughts on “If We Do Nothing

  1. I will do something. Lets say beginning with the comment here. 🙂
    Thanks Dan for exposing me to the poets community. Like you said, I am getting lots of appreciation for my little trial with poems. I am very happy and I must give the credit to you for inspiring me to write one.

    1. Just keep it up and enjoy all the positive comments.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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