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Published:February 28th, 2012 16:36 EST
A Situation

A Situation

By Ed Roberts

A Situation

 

There is something out there

Worse than our worst nightmare

More dangerous

And frightening

Than anything

We can prepare ourselves

For

 

It is nameless

It`s faceless

And because of this

We often feel powerless

To face

Or escape

 

We call this thing

A situation

 

You can`t yell

At a situation

Scream at a situation

Hit, kick or punch

A situation

 

It has so many faces

It can be grief

Hunger

Unemployment

The loss of one`s job

A loved one

Drug abuse

Alcohol abuse

Even homelessness

 

It can grow

From the smallest of circumstance

From seemingly no where

Surround us

Imprison us

Behind bars

That we ourselves

Can not always see

 

Yes

There is a real monster out there

That for lack of any other word

We call

A situation

 

What we have to realize though

Is that there is a cure

For this disease

This faceless plague

No

It`s is not always easy

Often it is something

We can not do on our own

But if we want it

And are willing to ask

And even beg for it

We can find it

 

We call this cure

Love

 

Ed Roberts

 

Sometimes very good people find themselves in very bad situations, But we should always remember that one small light can vanquish a whole lot of darkness

 

Ed Roberts Rest Stop - A Poem Written for the Manna Pantry in Yukon Oklahoma