A Prayer To Afflict The Comfortable (If Hope Dies)

It's so much easier to avert our eyes From all the suffering and injustices That permeate our lives To be in the midst of sickness and pain And always keep our eyes fixed ahead Can only be explained away by killing Your conscience Because we all know that what we can't see is of no consequence There is some truth to the doctrine That ignorance is no excuse By knowing nothing you are a silent partner in their abuse So just close your eyes, so you don't have to see suffering Out of sight is more action out of mind Knowing what I know about man's inhumanity to man I could only hate myself If I left these words unsaid Don't be paralyzed by your partnership in these crimes We have the chance to redeem ourselves for those who've died To ignore all the signs that man is so unkind And partake in this culture of death makes all who don't acknowledge Just as guilty There's still so much to fight for Even though this world seems rotten to it's core I know that life can spring anew from it's remains It's worth all we can do to see it through To better days