News and Reporting

Reading with coffee

Reading with coffee

Every day I read the newspaper
it’s a part of my morning routine
along with drinking coffee.

The news is always depressing
a shooting here, an accident there
people in indescribable situations
day after day.

The world news is no better
one country invading another
ignoring its sovereign rights
and creating chaos.

The sports pages are the same
with everything reported
biased towards the USA
with very little news
of other countries achievements.

The question is
why do I read the newspaper
when it is so depressing?

Is it that I am hoping
and occasionally finding
people doing good things
for others?

Or  helping the homeless
or stories about your neighbors
or donating time and money?

I don’t know the answer…