The world’s
gone crazy
it seems
and all you hear
is how bad 
it is
wars and
pestilence
and planet earth
trembling
in anguish
reporters
eager
to tell the
worst
of what
is coming
but the news
crews
were not at
my house
when my 
five year old
did a
somersault
for the
first time
and smiled
eyes dancing
turning
his beaming
face
up 
to me.