These week's Sundays Scribblings prompt is "in the news."
every shoe change
endless mate swapping
private nose picking
scandal unpaid rent
hotel rooms destroyed
many dollars spent
feuding best friends
and handcuffed wrists.
Yet conflicts flare nearby and wide
With innocents caught between all sides.
Thousands are clearly traumatized —
Even in their own homes, they cannot hide.
These stories should be in the news
So we could witness different life views.
Perhaps to move from war to peace,
Info-tainment "news" must start to cease.
It's all the souls I do not see,
Those missing thoughts and feelings free,
That make me deeply uneasy.
Invisible stories most concern me.
Bonus link: I wrote a post about a group called Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) highlighting Internet censorship in thirteen countries just before I learned the Sunday Scribblings prompt. If you're interested in another "in the news"-type post, click here.