Get up, get dressed, get some breakfast down
Hop in the car, but there is the frown
My bag is heavy and laden with books
And passers by throw me some looks
Friends are huddled together in groups
Eating crisps or snacks of hoola hoops
Chatting and laughing and goofing around
I walk right past but there is the frown
Into class and sit at the desk
Look at my hair, it’s such a mess
Teacher comes in wearing a black type of gown
Talks about history but there is the frown
Lunch time comes my tummy is glad
It’s rumbling with hunger and rumbling quite bad
Afternoon lessons, here comes the class clown
Disrupting the class but there is the frown
Home for some dinner and watch t. V
Millions of people like you and me
Millions too and some in my town
Of people in need and there is the frown
The helpless the homeless the ones with special needs
All surrounded by indulgence, hatred and greed
What of the children no bed, books or food?
Entitled they are to be in a mood.
What of the children running from bombs?
Fighting for life but we carry on,
Doing this daily routine that we know
And still the frown continues to grow
The latest gadget, or tiniest chore
Is not enough and it’s such a bore.
Look up and around then look inside
Deep in your soul and stop trying to hide
Behind the mask, the facade or the sham
And grow to be the best that you can.
There’s beauty in giving and trying to help
That is the true measure of wealth
Not what you have or what car you drive
But helping those just trying to survive
Some they are sinking and surely will drown
Reach out and remember what’s worth your frown ?
There is beauty in giving, there is joy in living. Lets make it count !