Standing here with dignity waiting through all kinds of weather selling
Real Change Newspaper
Waiting for those smiling eyes hopeful wanting to be helpful to say
Can you see that your generosity is appreciated?
Standing here with dignity I see another kind of eyes
Cold cruel and full of contempt
Walking past me without seeing
Taking the long way around
Can you see my pain?
Do I jerk you out of your coccoon,when I say hello?
do I jerk you back to reality?
Standing here with dignity I have time to reflect on why
I am selling Real Change Newspaper
In another time and another place I have had several jobs
I have lost them to accident, illness, disease or my bigshot ideas
Society deals harshly with people who have bigshot ideas
where is the forgiveness?
today I am standing here with dignity selling Real Change Newspaper
Waiting for those smiling eyes to say paper please
I hope you can see my gratitude for your generosity.