Helen M. Bryant

(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

A New World

Oh planet earth in all your beauty
I see the squalor, starvation with fear
in the eyes of the children, standing there.

My face was wet with tears I felt the
mist aswirl, In blindness I could not see
the world, I looked far out at the horizon blue
To a world unearthly, impossible, seeming,
I heard shouts of power, with greed

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