Wallace Dean LaBenne

Harsh Realities

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Many harsh realities
give little cause for hope.
Masses turn to God and faith
to simply help them cope.

Many harsh realities
give little cause for awe.
Masses turn to wit and droll
to simply help them thaw.

Many harsh realities
give little cause for ease.
Masses turn to cash and gift
to simply help them please.

Many harsh realities
give little cause for trust.
Masses turn to vow and oath
to simply help them thrust.

Many harsh realities
give little cause for fun.
Masses turn to fad and sport
to simply help them run.

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