A Villanelle: What has happened to all of the kindness?

A Villanelle by Anna Ludlow

Anna Ludlow

What has happened to all of the kindness?

Thoughts and prayers are not enough to save.

Why do we act as if lost in darkness?

 

When did we stop fighting for our justice?

What happened to actions that were so brave?

What has happened to all of the kindness?

 

We should not all be quiet in silence

When will kindness come out of the dark cave?

Why do we act as if lost in darkness?

 

We can not become people so voiceless;

Why do we not speak the words we so crave?

What has happened to all of the kindness?

 

It seems we have broken a big promise-

To be kind to all that the world gave.

Why do we act as if lost in darkness?

 

We have made this world unkind, a true mess.

Why is this the way we seem to behave?

What has happened to all of the kindness?

Why do we act as if lost in darkness?