For Better Tomorrows
does it have to be impossible?
is it too much to ask?
is the adventure too much to handle?
or will we stick to wearing a mask?

the mask that says we're better
society's civilized claim
or is it that change just frightens us
and we don't stand to gain?

what's left is below the surface
hushed tones and smiles all around
but there's a remnant willing to contend
to seek what was meant to be found

for if we throw up our hands in defeat
hang a white flag on the window sill
impossible will remain just that--
simply impossible

Benita Joy