We became indifferent to the suffering of others

Since otherwise we would have been broken

Shattered in the pain of it all

As it happened we grew filters and justifications

To walk by corpses on sidewalks

We didn’t look

But we saw them anyway

Every way we walked

We walked past need outstretched

We walked through regrets into simulations of grandeur

Refugees from truth camped in illusion

Feeding fear with terror

Becoming indifferent to our own hearts



David Trudel     ©  2013




Filed under Poetry

5 responses to “Indifferent

  1. It’s so sad to read this, and yet it is so true. It is also astonishing that we acknowledge this is happening, and either chose to do nothing, or don’t have the resources to help. It’s a shame that this is a part of people’s lives. I do think that posts like this can help spread awareness to this issue.

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