Bali is covered in trash again.
Click sad face. Move on.
Another person declares “me too”.
Hit angry face. Move on.
Donald Trump threatens North Korea.
Post a meme. Move on.
King tides devastate Majuro.
Type “stay safe”. Move on.
Neo-nazism on the rise again.
Tweet angrily. Move on.
100 dead in a suicide bomb.
Thoughts and prayers. Move on.
I know that this may sound cynical,
In a poem that’s supposed to be inspirational,
And I hope that it is generational,
That justice seems to unattainable,
And our inaction so un-explainable,
On issues so containable,
Just click a button,
Bury our heads
And move on.
Jerudong International School Staff Poetry Slam Entry.
Theme was “Inspiration”.