Plea for Goodness

By: Rachel Franklin

The world is a spinning ball of darkness when there is no light.
The answers are hidden in a lying mess when there is no truth.

The happiness is crying mournful tears when there is no joy.
The bravery is retreating from its fears when there is no strength.

The meaning is lost before it’s found when there is no quest.
The free are not struggling as they're bound when there is no hope.

The light that’s darkening,
the truth that’s hiding,
the joy whose breath’s been drawn,
the bravery that’s gone,
the meaning with no role,
the free who have no soul-
they need you.

The world would be a spinning ball of darkness if it wasn’t for the light.