The Rainbow's Prison...Aids
Tears and pain abundant, so much sorrow,
endless todays with no hope for tomorrow.
People shake and quake in total fear,
each time one passes or simply comes near.
The world goes on, full of plans and construction,
amidst such pain and mass destruction.
Once strong and proud, world turned upside down,
each adorning a simple hospital gown.
Leper colonies lost in days of old,
history repeats or so I've been told.
Together they cling in support of each other,
each one so close, supporting his brother.
Hope for the future and all that it seems,
Lost now and forever except in their dreams.
Hospital monitors, chests heaving in Rhythm,
Each now lost in the Rainbow's Prism.
Hearts silently beg for one simple touch,
We cant infect that way, is it asking too much?
Agony and strife, overwhelming pain,
Doctors and medicine all fighting the game.
Life's promise to all has passed and died,
regardless what's said, they've been set aside.
Mother's and father's lay weeping, words not spoken,
life styles chosen, many hearts broken.
Life comes and goes in it's steady rhythm,
life now lost in the Rainbow's Prism.
The people are special, why can't you see,
they made mistakes, just like you and me.
Colors so beautiful in the Rainbow's Prism,
clad in disguise and deceit, tis a crystal prison.
Don't travel it's way or into the lair,
seek refuge in God through daily prayer.
Let us not smite or hold a grudge,
Only God can be the judge.
Pain and misery beyond all reason,
life will pass to another season.
Give them love and stress the hope,
share the courage to once again cope.
Cry From the Heart...Plight of the Homeless
Loneliness sweeps over me like an arctic wind,
encasing, tormenting, no mercy to lend.
I wander the streets deep into the night,
Remorsed, no caring, not fearing my plight.
Trudging and searching, always alone,
seeking a doorway, a box, no place to call home.
Busy people passing, all moving so fast,
wanting to get home, to their families at last.
I look their way, my deadened heart screams,
no escape from it all, except in my dreams.
Silently I plead, look my way, a word, a smile,
can you take time and talk for a while?
Some look my way, others smirk as they pass,
never slowing down, or leaving the mass.
Wasn't so long ago, I was just like you,
security taken for granted, you have no clue.
I'm hungry, I shiver, the cold winds blow,
night never ending, time going so slow.
At last! I find a place to sleep till the morrow.
my quiet prayer, a cry from the heart....
"Lord, please end this pain, this sorrow.