hope for our future ~ August 21 2019

where has all the passion gone?

values and ideals
pushing you forward
once upon a time
you made a difference
where are you now?

ads boasting
a cause
a service
actors pretending to care

where has all the passion gone?

hungry children
desperate mothers
parents searching answers
ALL
represent our future
where is all the help?

I can’t help notice
posts on social networks
where agencies show off their deeds
I recognize some of these people
and wonder,
Do they really fucking care?
If they were paid just a little less
would they still be so impressed?

I look at ads and articles
media coverage of this and that
important people
acting like they care
they have a cause that counts
but is that just an act?

What drives these people
IF it’s true?
can dollars barter with passion?
what drives people to act and help?
what truly motivates?

Is the passion still there?
or are all these people who I see
like minions on political campaigns
do they even fucking care?
where are their values and ideals
what truly pushes one forward?

once upon a time
some of you actually made a difference
where are you all now?

am I blind or just too synical?
perhaps a bit of both
why do the ones who care just leave?
do they pick up a brand new cause
invest their heart and soul…again?

I hope this is but a halting spell
to catch your breath
start over again

I have to believe in this way
so I can live another day
with faith in our humanity.

those values and ideals
that keep pushing you forward
once upon a time, will come back
a time you made a difference
I have to feel you will come back
because all life form matters.

                     weeping
                    seeking hope for living
                     under the willow

(c) Tournesol ’21/08/2019

Daily moments – August 21, 2019

3 Replies to “hope for our future ~ August 21 2019”

  1. It is tough to stay inspired to help. I find myself doing nothing in a personal way for some time now. Spent, burned out, overwhelmed by the shear amount of hatred coming from even close friends. I sign petitions, make contributions to Sandy Hook project (gun regulation proponent) and a couple of other organizations. And a smile for clerks and folks I meet when walking. Cause sometimes it is just the small things that can make a difference.

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    1. I hear you, Janice. We have lost such good people at my workplace due to work overload and burnout. If I can continue to work often from home I may be able to tough it another 3 years …I still have the passion for the clientele but not the patience for the politics. Maybe if I start volunteering again slowly I will see like minded folks.
      Take care of yourself. I saw another movie last night and the youths were going to college in Austin…I so want to check it out!!!

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