Lack Of Compassion

You laughed when you saw it
A beautiful young girl
Who slipped on the ice
You found it hilarious
I feared she was hurt

You brushed it aside
Like you didn’t even hear it
The words of pain
I poured out to you
That hot August night

You thought it was crazy
To take the time to help
Someone that was struggling
With a baby in their arms
And no food to feed her

You didn’t even stop
And giving a fleeting glimpse back
The day you left me
With tears in my eyes
And empty thoughts of the future

How did you become so shallow
That you laughed at the broken
Turned on a friend
Ignored the helpless
And abandoned love

Since you are gone now
I will never know…

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – shallow

Shallow Beauty

The shallow ones
Always flaunt their looks
While the beautiful ones
Shy away from attention
The shallow ones
Always want more
While the beautiful ones
Are happy with what they have
The shallow ones
Never think of others
While the beautiful ones
Want others to be happy
The shallow ones
Often end up alone
While the beautiful ones
Find their own happiness

Beauty is about
So much more
Than the way you look
Let your beauty of soul
Shine brightly

The Trails

The shallow water rolls by

Gracefully cascading over rocks

flowing over the bed of sand

And wetting the edge of plants

I take a deep breath and sigh

Dreaming of days we walked in the water

Days when you were by my side

The trees and I miss you

The skies are as blue as my heart

But I still put one foot in front of another

And walk the trails without you