For Tonight

by mandaceehb

Dark gloomy night

Dim stars carelessly scattered across the sky

Under the same umbrella

A thousand different lives lie


The hopeful gaze out balcony windows

Tiny specks against the sprawling skyline

They eye the blinking lights of the city

Believing that one day they will shine as bright


The lonely sit isolated

Across a telephone as quiet as time

The warmth of human company has long escaped them

Alone they are left to cry


The poor make their homes on streets

Cardboard cover to last them through the night

Sorrowful eyes glisten and yearn for better days

Trembling hands stretched out for a mere bite


So many people

Trapped in the different webs of life

But no matter what

We will sleep under the same sky tonight