Saturday, January 23, 2010

In This World

In this world, a reality starlet had ten well-tended plastic surgeries.

In this world, Haitian children's limbs were cut off with no anesthesia.

In this world, Survivors thrived as a 'reality' television show.

In this world, how many Haitians died no one can know.

Are we one world, as so many now attest?

When the music stops and the stars move on to other causes, other shows

The lost and broken ones move off the screen but they exist

In this world.








7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Powerful, Diane.

You've summarized the unbalance of our world very well.

Anonymous said...

That was me BTW - Pam :)

Susan said...

Who knew you were so poetic?! You make a very good point in few words...

Angela Addams said...

Yes, my friends and I were just talking about this today...what will happen when all of the spotlights turn off of Haiti and move onto something else? The same thing that was happening there when we all ignored the hell those people were living in before the earthquake. Nothing.

Lori Hahnel said...

Love, this, Diane. "Reality TV" is no longer just an oxymoron -- you show it to be the obscenity it really is. Television is the opiate of the masses.

Jess said...

Very powerful piece. And too true. I like the comparison between the two.

SusanKMann said...

This is amazing, you captured the feelings so well. Excellent post.