…when I decide I want to go to sleep, so I close my eyes, and as soon as I do; everything I want, everything I hope for, and everything I fear pops into my mind and keeps me from sleeping. Also I’m pretty sure I used a lot of incorrect punctuation. Great, something else to keep me up, the fact that there’s a 5th grader out there who’s smarter than I am.
““Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye [West] are not together,” the 28-year-old Louis Vuitton model told Star magazine. “She’s a homewrecker.””
When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.
Think of it - always.” —http://www.worldprayers.org/archive/prayers/meditations/when_i_despair.html
When sick and old are abandoned too
And people lose their mind:
Try not for these and disasters such
Answers clear to find.
There are times to ask if God indeed
Is fancy or a fact.
There are times at which we need to go
And soon begin to act.
With loss and pain and intense grief
We don’t have much to gain,
From arguments on heaven and hell.
They’ll all be just in vain.
Let’s search and see what we can do
For those who are in need,
How best we can console and heal,
How we can clothe and feed.
It does not matter if we do not know
Why there’s pain around.
What we need are helping hands,
Not learned views and sound.
when disasters strike - v. v. raman - 2000