Full moon fading towards the west
New thoughts springing in the east,
Earth progressing as it always does
New sun glowing on our horizon.
Distant car lights breaking darkness
New day unfolds in its early stages,
Will new wisdom come with light?
What new ideas will enrich our day?
Stark coldness pierces morning air
Biting realities for grate filled homeless,
No place to go, only barren concrete
Surrounding blanket huddled forms.
Many fellow citizens exist in distress
As we sit here in our warm comfort,
Even with our compassionate thoughts
Will their realities ever change?