Unconnected and Uncaring

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My heart is filled with sorrow
At times I feel regret
Sometimes my soul aches to soar
But it hasn’t happened yet.

For see, there’s so much difference
Within this world we live
For every outstretched open palm
There’s very few that give.

There’s sadness in silence
And no one says hello
We stare blankly at our smartphones
Wherever we may go.

We’re strangers in a strange land
In a castle built on high
We’ve blocked ourselves from feeling
We are afraid to try.

So as others go on suffering
We scurry on our way
Unconnected and uncaring
As long as we’re okay.

You see, there’s something wrong here
Our world’s an utter mess
There’s a reason we feel empty
And our lives are filled with stress.

So, if you see a problem
You see someone in need
Turn to them in kindness
Don’t walk away in greed.

For caring won’t take riches
It won’t take influence
It only takes an outstretched hand
To make a difference.

Nothing will ever happen
Change – we will never know
For a seed that’s not been planted
Doesn’t have a chance to grow.

(C) S.J. 2015

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6 thoughts on “Unconnected and Uncaring

    • Thanks. Every once in a while the right words come to me. This is one of my favorites. Glad you like it to. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a few words. It means a lot.

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  1. I definitely agree with the message you have conveyed. We need to raise our crocked necks to see in front rather than looking down on bright screens of our phones, to know that may be someone is in need of help. we need to be more useful and sensitive about this.
    Care and humanity should be a dominant part of our characters but sadly it is becoming less evident in some of us.
    Beautiful post!

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