beneath the lid
of grey because
the sun had hid
of winter's grey
my kitchen window
fail to reach
a heart so low
lock down tight
I'll be relieved
to sleep tonight
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they
“Geez, that’s cold!”
“Stop being such a baby, it’s only the basement wall.”
“Hunh, seems to me that you’re the one who wouldn’t come down here alone.”
“It’s usually dark when the lights go out.”
“Oh, you’re funny. Really, you are.”
“I distinctly remember you saying, ‘Aww, c’mon, Sam, I don’t want to go down there alone.’…Ow!”
“What? What happened?”
“Fell off the step. What’s the sharp