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I retired to my bed but sleep eluded me
So I took the opportunity to let my mind run free
I thought about the news reported in the press
Some which gave me pleasure, but most caused me distress
 
It is obvious that the world is not a happy place
With so many problems confronting the human race
I questioned whether this was the fulfilment of God’s plan
But concluded it was the result of man’s inhumanity to man
 
We hear reports of violence in our land and overseas
And the millions who are dying of starvation and disease
One cause is man’s lust for power and associated greed
With the result that some have far more than they need
 
How much longer can we allow this to go on?
Are we to assume that all hope has gone?
Is there cause for confidence anywhere?
Or has hope disappeared in the mire of despair?
 
Evil must be faced wherever it is found
The time has come for us to stand our ground
To recognize evil when it impacts on our life
Knowing in the long run it will lead to more strife
 
Sitting back and hoping will be of no avail
Disregarding evil means in the long run we will fail
The time has come for men of goodwill to make a stand
For this is the only hope for the future of our land
By
Ron Martin
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