Awake Now Sleeper

Times of rest I must admit
Are needed daily… So do commit.

But when you awake consider this,
Do you walk about as a Sleeper still?

Do you open your eyes to the world around?
Are you a support and is humanity found?

Are your goals for show, for great applause,
To strut in public in response to calls?

When you raise your head, shall you a Sleeper remain?
Blind or uncaring, thinking only of gain?

True life is not a battle of me versus you.
For greatest contentment, now what shall we do?

Awake now Sleeper. Open true eyes.
Close abysses. Build bridges. One stone at a time.

Awake now Sleeper. Awake.

Charlotte-Anne Allen 01/23/21