He smiles as he sees her sleeping
& gently covers her with a blanket.
He goes to the window and looks out
watching snow fall, ever so slowly...
He sees people in the streets,
Chatting, walking. Some happy,
Others sad. Hearts beating,
Hearts broken; some warm, some cold.
He looks back at her, as she stirs in bed.
A yawn from her, brings another smile to him:
"How cute," he chuckles as he strokes her head.
He runs his fingers through her hair and is content.
Yet, even if he is happy here, again -
He is drawn to that window and finds himself
Staring out at the street and watching;
Marveling at the disparity and wondering -
Isn't there something that I can do?
Isn't there a better way for us all?
He looks back at her, sleeping peacefully;
He thinks about the future and sighs.
He wants a better world for her,
One where she would always be safe,
But unfortunately, he has no power.
He is just one man with little to his name.
He picks up a piece of paper, one found lying on the floor.
Blank as it is, he begins to imagine & soon, he finds it filled;
Riddled with his feelings, his soul, his words and his hope.
Suddenly he realises, a twinkle in his eye -
He knows what to do now, so simple it had been all along,
For though his words may not be heard by everyone;
Perhaps they might be read and - if enough people were to read them -
Then perhaps they too would change for the better.
Just as I have changed for you...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 31st December 2012