THE WORLD KEEPS SPINNING

some of us live to seek harmony

some of us live with outrage

some of us live with such great indifference

and the world keeps spinning


 
small kindnesses shared

deep wounds inflicted

much of it unseen

and the world keeps spinning


 
God will not pause the globe

nor hold the sun in the sky

will not allow us a longer night of clear skies

   and twinkling stars

the world keeps spinning

 

as we laugh and weep

lift our eyes from the minutia

listen for the tune under the chaos

and feel the wind of the world spinning


 
small kindnesses combine  

outrage becomes action

indifference is swept away

and together in the spinning world

 

compassion

and justice

and reconciliation

are spun in this world

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