The things I was into last year, I’m no longer into today.
The way I thought and felt earlier this year, is way different from how I think and feel now.
I am happy I have evolved around the world
But I’m not happy with the way things have evolved around me.
I can be the change I want to see in the world.
But what’s the point, if those close to me aren’t changing with my world?
In one year, I have lived several lifetimes.
In one year, I have done more than my entire lifetime.
Why am I still so sad
Because I’ve seen everything there is to see.
Everything is moving fast.
Division of races, religions, classes
New additions in globalization
Sickness, poverty, and unemployment are multiplying
The voice of reason has been subtracted.
How could anybody want to live blindly?
While there is every reason to fear the future?
Its a slow demise.
So take off them rose colored glasses
And look outside from your distorted mind.
What you see outside will make you cry.
The world is getting so ugly
Despite the beauty of our natural world.
And the beauty you think you see inside your TVs
Now is the perfect time for a commercial break
So allow me to adjust this signal to make this message clear.
I would be lying to tell you that I’m not scared.
And I think it’s only fair
That while you take off your glasses
I can now put on mine.
Just for one year.
“ONE YEAR” by Suzy Kassem
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