Water-filled hourglass

In this Hour


It is said that the life we live today

Is one we created for ourselves yesterday

And how we live this moment

In the present time will determine

Our tomorrow

Good or bad

Joyful or sad

Positive or negative

The power lies in our hands.


 So what will our future become

With war in our path

And God nowhere in its midst

Nor on the minds and hearts of countless people

And world leaders

Or so it seems…


Whose fault will it be

When thousands die needlessly

God or Man

Who is to blame for the destructive choices

That continues to be made


And what kind of world will we leave

Our children and their children

If humanity continues to sleep

In this hour… 

––Angela Kinamore



Copyright © 2003 from the poetry book Crossroads by Angela Kinamore