Tough Times

Concerning the events of recent days,
I sincerely do deplore the wrongs
Friends and family have undergone.

If luck were granted on the basis of
The worth of those who benefit from it,
Kinder souls would never come to harm.

Whoever lives a life of due regard,
Considering the state of those in need,
Should never be the pawn of bitter fate.

Time alone will tell what lies in store;
My only consolation is the hope
That tenderness will in the end prevail.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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