THE HUMAN PLIGHT

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.