I force my mind to sleep

To refrain from answers

That others do not seek

Maybe I should close my

Mind and act normally

Pretend that around I

Do not notice what I see

To let others die peacefully

Unaware that there are

Others like me

I force my mind to sleep

Every now and again I

Chance a little peek

Seen out of the corner of

My eye

A mother’s love

A lovers goodbye

Catching glimpse of others

Lives

Seeing husbands loving

Their children and wives

I force my mind to sleep

Rather than deal with issues

Of not being unique

For what would the alternative

Be

That you see pain the same

As me

And thus you choose to walk

On by

To see babies starve and their

Parents die

Surely this cannot be so

I force my mind to sleep