Turn From Selfishness


The world is in ruins 

and we complain about petty things.


How embarrassing to be an American

who is focused on selfish things. 


It's all so trivial:

you hurt me and now I hate you.


Have you turned on the news recently

and seen anyone showing love to another?


It seems so rare these days

where we all think it's more important

to voice our opinions

than to lend a helping hand?


There are people who have nothing

and we are worrying about superficial things.


We should all take a look in the mirror

and turn from our selfish ways.


We can make the world a better place

if we choose to look outside ourselves.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson

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