An Original Sonnet: I Am Second

We live in a world consumed within vanity

Constantly being told to put ourselves first 

Turning our heads to preserve our own sanity 

Closing all our hearts to one anothers hurt


Closing eyes to people sick and dying 

Bling from the world, living in a fish bowl

We crack our I-Phones and begin crying 

Wealth and success being our only goals 


Erase these ideas, they are but delusions 

Things will not change if we don't take action 

We can't thrive in comforted seclusion 

Materialistic views have become abstractions


Open up your heart and begin giving 

Remove the blinders and just start living 

This poem is about: 
Our world
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