Where is compassion??

The sick lie dying

in temples of pretence,

We worship illusions

in the film show of life.


Being old is an inconvenience.

The conveyor-belt of care

trudges on,

driven by a capitalist machine.

All goes to nothing.


Rich men pray

in the house of God,

but God is not there.

Robots wink

at superhuman inhumanities,

All goes to nothing.


The poet rages at the sun,

sympathy is pretended

with all the insincerity

of a T.V. chat show host.

All goes to nothing.


Where is Compassion?


(by Chris Pitts)

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