Friday, June 03, 2011

The Smile Of Austerity

The smile of austerity.
looking through hollow eyes
into the darkness of your soul
and asking your humanity
the question it cannot answer
the stillness of its misery
surging through your veins
reaching your grieving heart
tainted and poisoned
asking the meaning of hope and love
asking why God made men
to be born crying, to live sighing and lie dying
why you were born to a rich father
and she to a starving widow
why you could sleep in comforts of the quilt
while winter slaps her numb naked feet
you glanced one glance and strolled ahead
to meet happy friends and celebrate the day
she slept that night in the lap of death
oblivion gently swept her away.