Oh for ordinary news:
bank robberies and latest-cure news.
Not madmen making glib decisions
that kill the numberless just to support
their own pockets, their own egos.
We love our sons with ferocity
bandage their knees, nurture them
praise their prowess.
Perhaps we should praise them
when they don’t squash bugs.
Perhaps we should teach them to care
Anzac day. It should be about care and respect for returned service men and women. But lately it’s about rampant nationalism and war glorification. I could cope with this while there was peace but we have two world leaders shaking their nuclear fists at each other. Surely we need to think about our common humanity, not what divides us. And, imagine this, those two men were little boys once.