change

if i see you in the morning
when my hunger wails
i may ask you if you have some change
what can you give me that is not the same?

some coin maybe lucky
send me blessings on my way
or will i walk the line again
too poor to pay?

where are the miracles
have we ceased to believe
can we stop the violence
and give some relief?

in the streets there is no silence
too many sirens and screams
still there are people
trying to dream

now there is food for thought
when we have what we need
shall we wake the living
or die in our sleep?

if i see you in the morning
when my hunger wails
i may ask you if you have some change
what can you give me that is not the same?

© sylvi & see through publishing 1992 (socan)

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