There's too much of it
I've tried lessening its impact by not thinking about it much
Maybe if I change the channel, it'll be better
Maybe if I just concentrate on things that are nicer, it'll go away
Maybe, just maybe I'll awake to see it's all been a bad dream...
This is not the case
It still exists in full effect
Closing my eyes doesn't mean it's not there
There is too much evil in the world
And this fact has been weighing heavy on my heart of late
My mind has been struggling to comprehend it all
I'm here, happily married and loving my wife
Enjoying life with family, friends, money, clothes and food
While somewhere else, another suffers intense pain
Where do I start?
Do I begin with the children who end up missing and then get found dead?
Or what about the numbers of women being raped by one man or many at once?
Extremists torture and kill for a religious cause
Horrible murders take place with knives and guns
Hands are used in all manner of ways to inflict suffering
Lives are snatched terribly out of the lives of other loved ones
Their loss is much to bare
This is all but a fraction of the disjointed world we live in
Pleasure and pain coexist
It doesn't make sense to me
I don't go too long having a happy moment before I'm reminded about the evil that is also present
What can a lone soul do in the midst of such overwhelming circumstances?
What can this lone soul do?
I don't have answers
All I have is my life
All I have is my love
All I have is my experience with Jesus
This is all I can share with the time I have
I don't know how much evil will lessen in my lifetime
But I do know that the best way to begin to dispel darkness is to shine light in it