Day 1109 Do you see me?

Today is Wednesday. Today, I resurrected an old poem and added another verse. It just seems to fit…maybe one day it won’t because we will all take care of each other.

Seen a man panning on the old street corner
Looking hard, unwashed and his clothes wearing too big
Blue eyes reach out and plead for a hand
Saying when will I have my dignity, respectability, humanity
Do you see me? Do you see me?
We weren’t meant to do this alone.

Seen a woman running orders for a hole in the wall
Single mom lost her face and her figure to no sleep, little drink
Red eyes reach out and plead for a hand
Saying when will I have my dignity, respectability, humanity
Do you see me? Do you see me?
We weren’t meant to do this alone.

Seen a man in trouble sitting crying in cold small cell
No money, pleading out, threatened that he’ll lose his family
Scared eyes reach out and plead for a hand
Saying when will I have my dignity, respectability, humanity
Do you see me? Do you see me?
We weren’t meant to do this alone.

You walk past in your well fed suit thinking about the Dow today
While they only have the bad air to breathe and a sidewalk bed
You drop a coin on the table because you despise breaking a bill
As she wonders how she will feed her three kids and a stray cat
Your leather briefcase is monogrammed like the back of your Rolex
And he gets 5 minutes of your counsel because you’re too damn busy

Seen some people oppressed and struggling.
Eyes reach out and plead for a hand
Shouting when will we have our dignity, respectability, humanity
Do you see us? Do you see us?
We weren’t meant to do this alone.

Seen the children stolen from their parents.
Seen some children starving as the bombs fall.
Their parents are are crying when will we have our dignity, respectability, humanity…our children, our lives.
Do you see us? Do you see us?
We weren’t meant to do this alone.

We can’t keep our eyes closed. So many need us.  Peace.

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