Monday, November 06, 2006

SETTING STRIDE

All over the world people live their lives
giving, forgiving, and setting strides

Only I stand here, watching it all
I look at them as time goes by
I see old men sleep and babies crawl
I see young men weep and mothers cry

All their love is spent and hearts are broken
as they guard themselves, leave it unspoken

Only I stand here, watching it all
I look at them as time goes by
I see boys at play and girls in song
I see some smile, some with faces long

All the ages past are just like this one
all gasping for breath 'neath the hot, hot sun

Only I stand here, watching it all
I look at them as time goes by
I think to my self "what is there to see?"
I stand and I stare "they're just like me"
"Am I really only one of them?"

All over the world people live their lives
giving, forgiving, and setting strides

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like this - I would consider it the best of everything I have read of yours. It reminds me of The Musée des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden: one of my favourites.