It’s transient, these moments of calm,

The pain always come back

The guilt, the shame, the blame

For this world we live in

For the things we hide

In bright sunshine and broad day light

We smile and pretend its all OK

How do we live each new day

And not crumble with the pain

We know exists in the world today

Drink our wines and smoke our cigarettes

And watch in vain

As lives vanish and dreams crash

With rockets flying and bombs exploding

And people crossing rivers and seas

For a chance of survival

And on days like these when I can’t go on

I look out the window and tell myself

“I’m privileged, to still feel safe,

And grateful, for the tall tree

and the ripples in the sea.”