As I pulled my blanket over me

And nestled in my bed,

I couldn’t help but feel despair,

As these thoughts ran through my head…


I wonder as I lay here sleeping

So comfy and at peace,

How many kids are cold and weeping

With not a single thing to eat?


Who’s praying for an organ donor?

Or the families with no cash.

Homeless people on the street corner,

Whose meals are in our trash.


All the nations out there bleeding,

The millions who need feeding,

While the media is misleading,

And we’re too busy for some heeding.

Then I’ll wake in the morning,

To happy people complaining,

Whose gratitude is dwindling,

And compassion? None existing!


On things that don’t matter.

Oh how I wish,

We’d all know and do better.



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11 Replies to “A Midnight Perspective”

  1. I am so proud of this Candace. It’s really a deep piece , makes you appreciative of all the little things that we take for granted. The thing is, every word of it is reality. I love this poem babe and I really hope to see more like these!

  2. Wonderful blog!

    It really is true how the everyday person who has it all, doesn’t realise how fortunate they are.

    I’m wondering if you are speaking to me. Everyday I write down what i’m grateful for and I found a pattern.. it’s pretty much the same thing day in day out. Eat, Sleep, Water, Love. These are basics and I’m incredibly happy to have reached this level of gratitude.

    This has come about from living a much simpler life in a much simpler house than what I am used to!

    1. Wow, I thought I was the only one–I too keep a gratitude journal, and most times the things I write are repetitive and simple.
      I was wondering if that was a good or bad thing, but I guess you’re right, it shows the level of gratitude, and that you don’t need much to be grateful for.
      Thanks for sharing that and for your kind words about my blog 🙂

  3. No worries, your blogs are very positive.
    I think its amazing especially in a world where some of us have so many gadgets and opportunities to actually be truly grateful for our basic human needs.

  4. This is beautifully written! “To happy people more complaining!” I’ll look back to this the next time I complain about things 🙂 We often forget how important it is to be grateful!

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