We forget actors leave the set
and writers live outside their pages
and the president does more than speak
and pastors more than preach
and children more than play
and parents far more than work
and teachers more than teach
and the homeless more than beg
and the elderly more than sleep.
We forget the laughers will not always laugh
and the thankful will not always shout
and the winners sometimes lose
and the champions get embarrassed too
and the sun does not always shine somewhere
and the grass may be brown anywhere
and things sometimes unexplainably topple
and captured smiles do not entail anything
and today’s discovery may be tomorrow’s tragedy.
We forget that everyone,
still has to live
as much as us.