Is It A Wonderful World?

As I lay down at night to sleep
And think about life in general.
I cannot help but think to myself
Is it a wonderful world?

All around the globe,
Chaos is the only constant.
From turmoil in the Middle East,
To poverty and disease.
From global warming,
To bombs exploding.

Even domestically
Everything is getting messy.
From homelessness and drug addiction,
To systemic racism and a broken prison system.

What has the world come to?
And does anyone know what to do?
Seven and a half billion people roam the Earth.
Confused and afraid of what the future holds.

So as I try to put myself to sleep.
I think of Louis Armstrong’s famous song.
Then I think to myself
Is it a wonderful world?

Michael Hymowitz ’18

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