Homeless shivering on the street,
AIDS, West Nile,
We can run
But we can't hide.
Never to know a warm smile,
Nor those in a school hallway,
Too hidden in books and thoughts
Some salute Lucifer
With broken wings
And some cannot raise their arms,
Unwilling to put trust in anything,
Seeping and sinking through the cracks
I doubt that ignorance is bliss,
But I know that intelligence is anything but--
It seems we all lose.
The strong are those who can say
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind"
And live with sight preserved,
Seeing beauty in this world
That the rest of us cannot.