And today I weep
Today, I weep
I weep for myself
And I weep for humanity.
I succumb to my own weaknesses
Allowing misery to engulf me
While hailstones larger than golf balls
Obliterate my heart writhing in pain.
I weep over the whims and wishes
Of a most avaricious and contentious world
Where callousness and indifference
Make a perfect blend for uncanny
Loathsome thoughts which keep me
Transfixed for hours in my mundane routine.
I think about the beaten and the battered,
The abducted and the missing,
The shooting and the killing,
The drug addicts and the lunatics,
The debilitating agony of humanity,
The world crucified upside down,
And I weep.
I come not with Antony's oratorical powers
On Caesar's funeral,
I come not with Cleopatra's charms
To be cynosure of all eyes,
I come not even as the perfect epitome
Of the modern woman in glitz and glamour,
I come here as a simple poetess
And have an empire of my own
Deep within my heart.
My whole empire is weeping
And it will every hour of the day
Until peace will be established
On planet earth
And all men live like brothers,
Loving, caring and compassionate with no nationality.