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The balance of things, you say?
The balance of things?
Who sees the balance of things?
Let the world check in
With the good not just bad
Let the world check in
With happy not just sad
Winter blues for lack of sun
Escape in the good
Really we should

Balance the scales
In the voices across the lands
Let words be heard
In headlines, let’s take a stand!
Let the waves of sound
Of pictures we see
Be a measure of the bad
With a measure of good
Balance the messages
Really they should

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Totally with you on this Debra, we tend to only hear the bad stuff and it doesnt help to up our moods ;)

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Yeah, they say they report both and they do. But boy, I guess we're all guilty of sensationalizing the bad. Why don't you win the lottery and tell us all about it. :)'s

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 12:31:00 AM
    This is a fantastic and wonderful write my friend! I truly loved reading this grandiose and spectacular poem this evening! What a fabulous piece, a lovely little poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 11:05:00 PM
    What a wonderful point. Why should only bad news be newsworthy. Why should the sensational be any more worthy of press than a small celebration. But that's the world we live in. Love your new avatar. Enjoyed your poem.