Nothing can replace kids killed on a bus,
    yet millions are better than naught.
And certainty of heaven is worth more
    than life savings sent to TV.

So instead of begrudging them their share,
    let’s revel in their wealth,
as vicariously we roam the halls
    of their unearthly castles.

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© 2006 Warren Farr, revised 3/18
Reprinted from Poems by an Artist.