Sometimes you don't need to go on and on. A few simple (or complex) words can convey the message.
Recently Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be US Secretary of State appeared on a talk show speaking about the skirmishes going on in the world. A woman of terrific knowledge and insight, summed it all up in a simple sentence.
"To put it mildly, the world is a mess."
Reba McEntire has done a video of a song she wrote. It's worth a listen. If you don't believe in prayer, substitute the word "hope" or "work." Listen here