See that man over there?

He's gone through some tough times

perhaps more than his fair share.

He's committed crimes

Paid bills in dimes

and lived on the streets.

But you just walked by him, scornfully

tonight, while you eats your Swedish chocolate treats

think of him, thoughtfully.

No, he was not crazy,

buying booze and drugs with all his money

he wasn't like that.

He served in the army.

He's seen combat

when he was a kid, he walked through fire to save a stranger's cat

and yet his bed is outside

todays society is different

no one really cares if a friend died

it pays to be a neighborhood tyrant

and selflessness is rare talent.