How is it

That we bask in comfort

While others gasp for air

At the edge of the cliff

Between death and life


How is it

That we fuss over petty things

While some hearts beat furiously

Fleeing the rush of that

Which the earth spews


How is it

That we nurse selfish ambitions

While many are robbed from choice

No luxury of thinking about tomorrow

Only to not drown now


O dear God

Give us eyes that see

Heaven’s view of earth’s distress

Give us the heart that feels

The anguish of our brothers


Help our lives today

Be a soothing balm for Your pain

If I could by my way

Bring a smile to Your face


Dedicated to those affected by the recent tsunami and on-going volcanic eruptions in Indonesia.

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