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A world so different

I see a world out there that can be so brilliant.
But this world frightens me...its changing so fast.
A world of violence and hatred...against each other.
This isn't like where I came from...a world so different.

Here we're so self-involved...no patience for anything.
Where we look at the needy...then turn our backs.
A world where people are tossed away....become homeless.
This isn't like where I came from...a world so different.

A world where we kill one another...terrorism is normal.
Where no one is trusted...not even ourselves.
Where jobs and economy...create more homeless.
This isn't like where I came from...a world so different.

A world of fear...of its self...its neighbors and friends.
It turns its back on people like me...who live in fear.
Families struggle everyday...just to survive.
This isn't like where I came from...a world so different.

A world of hard workers...that go unappreciated. 
Where money and status...represent how much you're worth.
Where the future looks a little darker...as time goes on.
This isn't like where I came from...a world so different.

8-27-2011
***For Nikko Palmario's contest, 'Gut Me'.***

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