halle_cj

Canada

she/her
16
leo
INFP-T
english/fran├žais/anishinaabemowin

I write stories, poetry, songs, and am working on my debut novel ''Dear Diary''

Message from Writer

'' I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. ''

- Augusten Burroughs

urgent matters

March 16, 2021

The single greatest challenge of today
is how we are divided
separated by lust and greed
and everyone seems to be near-sighted

No future for our children
no history in which we can take pride
alarm bells and sirens going off
nothing ever seems to be taken in stride

We'll get to it when we get to it
is what we always seem to say
even when the problems of tomorrow
are really the problems of today

Racism, xenophobia,
the big climate emergency,
our single greatest challenge seems to be
a lack of urgency

 

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2 Comments
  • Nyla

    Wow! This is really well-said. And you are so incredibly right!! This, "We'll get to it when we get to it
    is what we always seem to say
    even when the problems of tomorrow
    are really the problems of today" was my absolute favourite part because it was so true!! RE: Thank you :)


    6 months ago
  • McK13

    Wow!!! All of this is so so true and I love the rhyming pattern! The whole entire thing hits so hard but that last line, "our single greatest challenge seems to be/a lack of urgency" just brings it all home! Another one of my favorite lines has got to be "even when the problems of tomorrow/are really the problems of today" because of how revealing it is! This is absolutely amazing! You are so talented--keep up the great work :)


    6 months ago