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found poem: the power

Why do I read the newspaper?

candle flameMy father used to say that people didn’t change, that one generation was made of the same stuff as the last, and the next. But when I suck in the daily dose of anger and greed and violence and intolerance, it’s hard for me to believe that my father would have recognized these people or their behavior. I know there are people out there doing good, making art, inspiring laughter, but their efforts seem the dimmest candle flame against the engulfing darkness of despair.

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