the stars above shine on all below, yet darkness encompasses many
all around us oceans are full, and those that thirst have none
the earth grows an abundance, but hunger gnaws at their belly
the sun wraps us in her warmth, as they shiver with cold

we wipe dust from our trinkets that sit on a shelf
they wipe dust from their feet naked and worn

our plates are full, our glasses clink
they beg for a crumb and a sip

our wallets are heavy our houses are full
they stand on their corner; pride dead and gone

we swim and we laugh on the shore that divides
as their bodies lay lifeless far from our sight

we claim to belong and think we are blessed
chosen and special, the fortunate few
yet our backs we have turned as we hoard our shares
and he stands at the edge begging for mercy

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