Seeking Shelter in a World Gone Mad

I've stopped listening to the news.  Well, most of the time, anyway. 

I'm finding that it's nearly impossible to completely avoid the news, however;  it's everywhere, instantaneous, sensational and demoralizing.  Scary too, especially lately what with ebola, ISIS, trigger happy cops and a shaky economy.  It's enough to make me want to curl up under the covers and cry…or at least seek temporary respite in sleep.

 But lately, even my sleep is heavy, troubled and sour.  I think all the bad news has permeated both my waking and sleeping consciousness. I suspect I'm not alone either.  I wonder how many thousands, or even millions, of people all over the world are experiencing the same sense of unease.     


Iron Night


In the grip of iron night

Somber, grim and deep

I lay aside my small bruised life

And hunker down to sleep


Frightened by I know not what

I burrow 'neath the covers

And seek the ragged rim of death

In heavy, dreamless slumber



As always, I ask you to please share Dogwood Daughter and Lily Cat Music for Kids with someone today.  Thank you.


Be Well and Good Luck,

Martha Maria 


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