The news is horrific on a daily basis
It's inhuman to subject yourself to all that negativity 
In the name of being informed
Every political upheaval and transgression is detailed for you
I don't want to see or hear it
It's upsetting
What can I do about it? 
Not much
There are some that are motivated 
to come to the aid of others upon
witnessing such tragedies and I applaud them!
And as human beings it a noble thing to reach out to others in crisis

A regular diet of bad news is bad for the soul and digestion
It is not a good way to get to sleep at night
It not that I choose to be ignorant
I choose to be sane and keep as much peace as I can for myself 
which in turn will be good for my interaction with others in my life
I choose to see my fellow man through the lens of peace and humanity 
as much as possible
and guard my thoughts as much as I can

Diana Tenes


About dianatenes

I was born in San Jose/Silicon Valley and raised in the Bay Area. I have been writing poetry since I was a child and recently started to share it. I read some poems at a Poetry meeting for the first time last year. I have co written, produced and directed children's theater in the East Bay. I have self published a guide to eco-friendly, second hand shopping and recycling "90% OFF Every Day! available on Amazon and Kindle. I have worked as an Actress, Make-up Artist for Film/TV and Face Painter, Costume Designer and run a small business selling vintage clothing (pop-ups).
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