While looking from behind closed eyes...
selectively.. we seek...
those things embodied deep within our souls...
afraid to speak...

From somewhere near... we hear a cry ...
that goes unheard...the child...
inside us all...with screams of pain...
when comes the dark...so vile...

A child of seven...eyes like crystal waterfalls...
looks down...
peers not into the eyes of strangers...
happiness...unfound...

A child of ten...sings softly...to a kitten...
in a box...
so unaware of tears that slide...down warm soft cheeks..
she rocks...

A boy approaching manhood...from the wrong side of the tracks...
sits reminiscing...fate so cruel...
tries hard to face the facts..

So blinded by the greed...they choose to sit and sip their tea...
Yet had this fate been theirs...I'm sure they'd see it..
differently....

We're here.. upon this earth...yet live in worlds...
so far apart...
but when those worlds collide...it's time...to look inside your heart...