The Paving Stone

Written by: Lee Leon

The paving stone sits like a stone 
Alone at the side of the street 
It has no eyes, no ears to hear 
It cannot feel the passing feet 
Tears and fears and threats and conversational discourse 
Cannot move the slab that submits to only force 
Too heavy to ride the tide of human emotion 
It lies on the bed of the social ocean 
Has no fears about pollution 
Doesn't care for revolution 
Doesn't mind 

And every day, 
The planet spins 
For those who lose, 
And those who win 
And the paving stone.