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Overwhelmed

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Overwhelmed

Now with mass media
I can see over there
So many disasters
The World now can share

Numbing our senses
With sensory overload
Hunger and pestilence 
I see bombs explode

For me to stay sane
I have to ignore
When it comes to news
it's not good anymore

I do my best to help
Over there and here
Will aid reach them
Is my underlying fear

A drop in a bucket
I can't give enough
Perhaps I can give
A bit more of my stuff

How can I be happy
Live a life without care
When I'm filled with knowledge 
Of others in despair

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:57:00 PM
    This is deep and intense. Full of truth and honesty. Lets the reader think about the world and what can be done. nice job

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
    This is a very thought provoking write, Richard. Yes...I do get overwhelmed myself. A better day is coming.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, thankfully!
  1. Date: 1/7/2013 12:27:00 AM
    World goes rough these days, sad to hear those violence every where which seems to be obvious lately, and now of course already numbing our sense. Great poem, great thought Richard, great penned as always :D - hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/7/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, big snowstorm in Kelowna today, I hope it is nicer at home fore you today.
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Always think on the good things and seek to impart / Blessings from above that flow from your heart. Enjoyed your poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/7/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jon
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Richard; I love this poem. You are right. I guess we can only do a little bit at a time. This shows that you have a carring heart. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/7/2013 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla, I see that in you as well.
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:04:00 PM
    I think we all feel this way. I was up "too" early as usual, unable to sleep and I actually had this kind of thought in my mind, wondering how God can even care about my little problems when there are so many others suffering more than me? It's so strange to think about it. To think of all those who endured wars and holocausts and wondering why we escape it and how we will act if it comes to us too? A very scary thought.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fortunately our God is all powerful and yes interested in every aspect our life. No life is comparable. We are living the life we need to live and God says all things will be used for good, even when we don't know what that good is.
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 2:28:00 PM
    We all got a case of "sensory overload". I think one is so exposed with so much violence and bad news on t.v. that one starts to tune out and become so deaden with the latest news. We have to watch out though so as not to lose our humanness and our sensitivity. Great write, Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If we stay connected to God's heart the numbness turns to love and action.
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:00:00 AM
    this is the tragedy of our world....we ignore...if its not about me its of no concern..sadly thats the attitude that defines us....this numbness has snatched humanity from us.....

    Ali Bhat Avatar Irfana Ali Bhat
    Date: 1/7/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes,Richard I agree with u....we hv to start smwhere...each effort counts...
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2013 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think people do care, they just feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems that exist in the World. Each small thing we do adds up and can have an enormous difference. Like Mother Teresa we can choose to love one person at a time.
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Hi Richard hope you got the new one, this is a sad plight of many of our fellow human's, well said...David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David, I will have a look and see.