Watching People Die

These are the intense feelings of a young woman, a young Jamaican, trying to make sense of it all. As we all are. I feel terribly sad for our younger generations, feeling so much loss. Is 2021 just “2020, Part 2”? I am so sad for us all, for the human race.

Here’s my thought today though: “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” (JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)

All year, everyday, I have been watching people die.

Die from corona
Die from gunshot
Die from heartbreak….poor health, lack of health care, health complications, comorbidities and so called “old age”

All year people have been gone too soon.
Sun is shining but life is filled with so much doom

All year I have been watching people die.

24 in 72 hours

5 a day

thousands in a week

millions in a month

known and unknown.

All year everywhere I am watching people die
Killed by dreams and ambitions, jobs or where they come from.

All year …

now is a New Year and I am still watching people die…

Waiting for the news, the headlines,the tributes, the zoom funeral. All day every year.

It seems there is no God. Why are we watching all these people die?

The children are the future so we keep reproducing….hoping the future will…

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