Our government fights battles here, on our own turf; while there is more and more global instability — and a shortage, not enough earth.....
We still have a long way to fall
Buildings were only the beginning
America — Nine-Eleven; watching the Twin Towers, 110 stories each tall
Collapse before our eyes
In truth, the deadly discord began long before
The twenty-first century started off with a bang
Undercurrents: rancid and rotten leftovers of the 1990's
Still festering, far from a finished meal
Or any lasting, brokered deal
Arab Spring — 2011 through 2015
Multiple revolutions, immolation's, war, conflicts and protests seen
Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Mauritania, Yemen, Egypt, Syria and more
Not all are listed, nor are they shown alphabetically according to their names
Seemingly distant from the Western world, watching each crises
With the ugliest of attendant growing pains
Syria: some thoughts
Humanitarian and rebel aid resupplying efforts should be separated
Definitely easier said than done
That would help the few starving to death; in chaos continued, unabated
Syria: where a quarter of a million people are hanging on for dear life
Women and children, most of the men have been killed; a few are trying to fight
Caught in the crossfire between government, rebel or moderate opposition forces,
The Rebels, al-Nusra or The Front — extremists and now Lebanon's Hezbollah
Enters the fray — of what will not go away!
US and Russian backed forces are slow to agree on any strategy
Never mind successfully imposed and enacted upon
This genocide has been going on far too long
Accounting for a deadly delay and toll
What happens on the ground rapidly outpaces the political machine
Those working on behalf of peace, so far removed from the nightmare,
Progress is slow or thwarted — surely part of Satan's scheme
As I said, it has been going on far too long
The few, remaining left-behind, find themselves fertile ground
Available food and resistance is continually shrinking
At the hands of a wise enemy — infiltrating
Borders, cities, strongholds, minds, hearts and thinking
You will do whatever is necessary to feed your children
Few civilians care for Assad; the "lucky" have already left
For a nightmare of their own
Only 250,000 people — not a huge number; until you are one of them
But, let one person be questionably killed here in the U.S.
Oh, how we rise and take to the streets with signs then!
Where is the concern for the world collapsing around us?
Our government has been fighting wars far to the left, on our own turf
While there is more and more uncontained global instability, one can only do so much
When there is simply not enough earth.