Peering through an open window...'cross time and history,
I saw a hint of glory past- a fresh simplicity.
Over there... behold, a mother bent humbly on her knees
Praying for her family's care and other earnest pleas
Then, a scene did catch my gaze which stirred me from within
A pauper...lame, did put his all into a blind man's tin
My mind became quite troubled at what a future brings
If humanity eliminates good and simple things
Though this may seem a bit bland compared with modern trends,
Simple, lowly acts, like these, for a brighter future lends
Suddenly, the window faded into a distant fog
For the traffic then began to move amidst the heavy smog
When I pulled into my neighborhood, there wasn't any sun
Two kids were waving switchblades until one pulled a gun
Across the way, oblivious, some men were smoking weed...
The gun went off..screams were heard and one began to bleed
The other took off quickly as I rushed out from my car
I tried to stop the bleeding but the bullet went too far
Oh, how I wish for simpler times- when pleasantries abound,
Yet, I know there is a window from whence it can be found !