The Light In The Dark

Day in
Day out
Reports come
Of evil deeds being done
Child used as sex toys
Adults beaten to death
Teens committing suicide

Day in
Day out
Reports are told
Of nations preparing for war
Of genocides being committed
Of wars being waged

Yet in all of that
There is light
Of a man who stopped a jumper
Of women saving children
Of people intervening

The world is a dark place
And the news is not good
But there is hope and there is light
And if you cannot find the light
Then act for the light

Red

Red.
Red like the Fall’s leaves
Red as the setting sun
And the cardinal who sings

Red.
Red like the fire’s glow
Red as the child’s crayon
And the Christmas lights

Red.
Red like the blood of wounded soldiers
Red as the eyes that mourn
And the heart that breaks

Red.
Red like the human’s rage
Red as the victims killed
And the blood-stained car wreck

Red.
The hurts we carry on our flesh
The joys we keep in your hearts
Can be painted in red.