Where are we heading…


‘an empty head is a foolish head’
Some idiotic teacher once said
Yet though I try to clear it sometimes
One thought always nestles there instead.
Man seems hellbent on destruction
We destroy as much as we create
And minds and hearts of too many
Are filled with unnecessary hate.
Are we heading for Armageddon?
Where only the hate-filled survive
Where having one’s millions about one
Might be all that keeps one alive.
Death toll in the war zones keeps rising
And the poor in the street beg or die
While leaders play nuclear football
And all that they say is a lie.
So my mind fills with usual thinking
But that nagging thought always remains
Ever jogged by the media pictures
That highlight the death-toll bloodstains.

©Joe Wilson – Where are we heading…2018

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