Where Is The Love?

This poem is about issues that the world has been facing and particularly focuses on the media, discrimination and speaking up. The song Where Is The Love from Black Eyed Peas is the inspiration for me to write this poem.

I have always been interested in poetry and literacy in general even when I was a baby. The news, school and life experiences have taught me a lot about issues facing the world. Remember to speak up to make a change!

People killing.
People dying.
Children hurtin’ I hear them cryin
I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Selfishness got us following the wrong direction.
Wrong information always shown by the media. Negative images is the main criteria.
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria.
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinemas.
What happened to the love and values of humanity?
The world can sometimes feel like a really hard place for many of us.
Terrorism and racism can affect us all.
It’s not just one race that matters.
Everyone matters.
Don’t generate discrimination.
Because to discriminate is to hate.
Where is the love that people used to have?
Showing kindness can make a real difference.
You shouldn’t have to feel scared of being different.
Unfortunately the media can be quite toxic.
And prejudice can impact many of us.
We all need to be kind and show the love.
Nobody wants a world full of fear and hate!
Can’t we all just get along?
The world is not like that.
We all have a voice.
Your voice can be powerful and make a difference.
So speak out, be kind, show the love and change the world.
Be the positive change that the world needs.
Don’t be scared to be seen.
You don’t have to make apologies for just being you.
❤ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜