For today’s prompt, look to the news and write about something recently reported. It doesn’t have to be something today, but something in the past week or month would be ideal. There’s always good and bad things happening in the world, and poetry is a powerful way to document events.
BAD NEWS~GOOD NEWS
by John Yeo
Breaking news of the Ebola crisis,
Almost 5000 people have died.
Left to their own devices,
The figures would be much higher.
In the areas of high concentration
There is literally no place to hide.
The world is sending aid and supplies
Medical assistance and personnel,
Wrapped in a protective clothing disguise
They nurse the afflicted patients well.
Using care, consolation and compassion
There is a breaking light in the story
People are beginning to respond.
Out of the bleak, dark, sadness and misery,
The sun breaks out with light beyond.
The one hundredth patient from Monrovia,
Nursed by Medecins Sans Frontieres
Was pictured on their Social Media page
Phoning home to say she was well.
The disease has no place to hide.
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