|Give me the good news
© Copyright George Papavgeris, May 2003
Why are only bad things newsworthy?
I know the world we live in is not perfect
But I have had my fill of your refrain
Bad news constantly following each other
Like coaches on a pessimistic train.
But someone just showed kindness to another
And someone lent his shoulder to a friend
And somebody is nursing their old father
And a landlord just refused to raise the rent.
In spillages of chemicals you revel
In war's blood you wallow like a pig
And when a quake some villages has levelled
You make sure I don't miss a single thing
Yet somewhere Nature manages to flourish
And somewhere water trickles crystal clear
In mid-disaster people find new courage
And enemies of old now friends are dear.
Last year you say was better than the current
Yet not as happy as the year before.
With misery to ghoulish tastes you pander
As if there were no good news any more
But somewhere the sun must now be shining
It doesn't shine on me, but I don't mind
Enough to know there is a silver lining
Enough to know it isn't me that's blind.
Give me the good news, even up the score
Give me the good news, no pestilence and war
And if the good news that there is does not suffice,
Just give me what good news you have
And fill the rest with lies.
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