Where has love gone?
Forgotten and forlorn.
Beaten by greed, fear, and hate.
People abandoning people
to fill expanding emptiness.
People hoarding things
to buy eternal happiness.
Weary loneliness standing still
when it thinks it’s running.
Enlightened voices rendered mute
before tragic sorrow’s singing.
Desperate reach for Sanity
before it shoots people in the street.
Weeping children clutching Hope
before it admits defeat.
I can’t breath—or scream
with a chokehold on the question,
but still the question remains,
“Where has love gone?”
©December 2014, Christina Anne Hawthorne