On the Power of Love

A young man

Idealistic

Rosy-cheeked, his

Song a swelling chorus

Still unsung

Sang:

Love

Love is all we need

To heal the wounds,

To curb the greed

Love

Why don't you love each other?

If we could only love one another

Love would make our world

Peaceful utopia

love

love

love

all you need is love.

And the old woman

Wrinkled

Battered, bruised

Watched him from her

alley

broken bottles at her feet.

she saw this young man, and

she laughed

she laughed until the tears came

streaming down her cheeks

and still she cried

still she cried as she saw

the young man

fall.