Do We Genuinely Care?: A Poem
At the very bottom truth concealed in our heart
we don’t fear events but how we may react
then we play empathetic or we are smart
but it may have nothing to do with fact.
We wouldn’t help blind man across busy street
if that “caring” act didn’t give us a certain joy
even without trying to pretend or to cheat
no matter how this truth might annoy.
When we lose a person close and dear
we don’t really think of their cruel fate
but there is something like secret fear
that we’ll go as well on uncertain date.
We express concerns over our beloved nation
all noble as it sounds, what else could it mean
oftentimes it’s nothing but our procrastination
to address our own life and keep our act clean.
It might take an effort in our heart
to separate wheat from all that’s chaff
otherwise we’ll never be able to tell apart
what’s genuine care and what’s worth a laugh.
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© 2018 Vladimir Karas