▲ NEWER ▲ | ▼ OLDER ▼

November 2, 2019

 

It Used To Be Safer

 

this world is not a safe place

it used to be safer

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

you could wander into any library

innocently pick up almost any book

from almost any shelf

and know you were in for a good read

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

that convenience store magazine racks

werent so blatantly dangerous

you could look at cover of stars

without ever having to avoid starlets

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

that a wedding ring meant something

told others theyd be safe near you

told you youd be safe near them

told your love theyd be safe, always

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

driving on the highway wouldnt almost kill you

with stolen rights of way

careless speed

and nonsensical lane changes

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

the food you ate would be good for you

you could trust its label

be confident in its freshness

and believe its preparers had your health at heart

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

you could turn on your television

and father knew best

you could leave it to Beaver

hear Rickys “I love Lucy”

and John Boys “Good night Daddy”

but not so much any more

 

it used to be

that evil was hidden

in darkened rooms

behind locked doors

and did not proudly roam the streets

but not so much any more

 

this world used to be a safer place

but not so much any more

 


How to Study the Bible | Photography | Bible Studies

Download a free PDF of all poems on this website

Each New Day A Miracle
Copyright Peter Rhebergen
All rights reserved