I need You.

I need You.

When the fires of hatred
Burn wild and unleashed
And the flames of fury
Devour minds once at ease,

When this world is hurting
From the pain we inflict –
On each other without ceasing
Only ‘I’ in our thinking,
only focused on me,

When the lies of separate and other
Consume our hearts wholly
Distancing you – from me
And stripping
us of our humanity,

When fear infects
Our daily connections
News cycles infested
With hate, wars and fake news,

When tragedy pulls
The rug from underneath
Our feet,
the ones that used to dance
in the sun,

When our own failings
Cut deep into our
already tender
Flesh and deep feelings,

When all hope seems lost,

I need You.