Jaded

If I were to believe the news,

I would become jaded.

Murder, war, theft–

they are all top stories.

Neglect, animal cruelty, violence–

these have become the norm.

People’s pain is broadcast for

the emotional effect, but I’ve

become jaded to these things.

Starving animals and children

no longer catch my attention;

they are seen every day on television,

and I pay no heed to them.

Nope-what gets my attention

is the dainty blue flowers

growing beneath the lilac bush.

That’s a wondrous cure

for my jaded heart.

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This week’s letter for Alphabe-Thursday is J. ┬áBe sure to visit Jenny Matlock for more posts brought to you by the letter J.