Is the whole world becoming worse
and are we all living under a curse?
Or has it always sort of been like this
with tragedies as a hidden miss,
happening in far away places
to other perhaps less outspoken races?
Have horrible things been mentioned less
by the often shallow western press?
Now that we ourselves have victims become
we have stopped being so utterly numb.
The terror has settled in our own backyard
and accepting that fact is damn hard.