Poetry Project 2017: 07/21

Headlines: Earthquake in Turkey/Greece kills at least 2, injures over 500.  Linkin Park singer commits suicide.  Hakuho breaks sumo record for most wins.

Victory observed,
sorrow alone,
disasters together,
such an odd state of affairs.
In triumph we shine above,
lauded by admirers.
In despair we feel alone,
even if surrounded by friends.
When many suffer or fear,
we band together.
Perhaps it would be better
if we always did.
As if life is one prolonged
natural disaster
and we need each other 
to make it through.
Instead we build walls
and differentiate between
you and
me, and
us and them,
and...
other.
Until we're all -
all alone.
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