The trivia of gossip
Fades in the moonlit night.
Thoughts born of apathy,
Too dark to see the light.
Two young boys, dashing by,
Run hard to see the fight.
A woman cries, her son may die,
Unless his wound heals right.
A million tears, a billion years,
So continues the human plight.
On reflection from depressing days,
When for humanity, felt contrite;
Away from earth, I shift my gaze,
Amazed by the vast starlight,
Which reaches to dance upon the sea,
With a message plainly is sight:
Be not concerned with earthly cares,
Except those that bring delight.
Transcend the sadness of mankind,
And let your soul take flight.