A Sorrowing World

Looking out of my window the world shifts from sunlight to a swirl of snowflakes. The light lessens. The birds peck in agitation to find the seeds I left them to make their day easier. Meanwhile the world is sorrowing under burdens both cosmic and manmade. WhileI am still filled with my lunch, there are those dying for the crumbs I left behind.
Dickens had Marley wail from beyond the grave:”Mankind is my business.” And why then are we trying to blot out the cry with loud music, shiny bright objects, and insincere prayers. I had hoped to make a difference here. Now that I am listening to the world, I see I have made none. I am not brave enough to give away all my wordly possessions and seek the path of an insignificant sunyassi.
I love my lunch, my home, my husband, and the animals that sleep
while I fret. So I add my voice to the sorrowing world as the snow covers the imperfections of the life beyond my window.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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