Often I focus too much on what I've done
In trying to make this soil my own
Extending myself towards the sun
In an effort to show how I've grown.
I've come to realize though
In order for me to truly grow
There's shit I have to deal with
Extracting life's lessons & essence
From whatever the piles heaped.
Now, that's something to reap on.
Even when loved ones die before their sons rise
Stuffing dreams besides bodies in the back of hearses
The withering of life we truly cannot doctor
So we all end up nursing,
trying to cool soothe the bruise of fall.
An ice cubed life we wanted to pot;
The dead said we can't afford Eden at all.
May feel a need to sing away the pain,
Roll with the curses in back of hearses
Draw the curtains closed.
Ask God if we're the foe
Stepped on too many toes
Committed the ultimate sin
trying to figure what this is.
And if Her answer is sunshine,
then fine, let the record show
Life seems devoid of photosynthesis
why will it not let us grow?
Why not marriage, Mother's Day, our grandkids' christening?
Instead of getting bundled up for others' sins again?
Don't worry and feel freer
Once the rain of eyes
No longer take you by surprise
especially on the emptier days.
When the cracks in the pavement
Begin to make a statement
They'll blame you for your displacement
Like their self-serving negligence isn't ancient
And the cracks in the foundation
Wasn't borne of their lack of maintenance.
The call flies once the line dries -
Know Love: it's a low-cost service
that still works outside of churches
Makes hearts ears & eyes align
The sun shines upon all & one
As everyone shares the same garden
nourished with the same water falls
weeds, roses, violets, sunflowers & all.
Feed on a steady diet of light & truth
Train for the endurance to outlast plight
Hope for better tomorrows
Don't get pulled in the wrong direction
& the whole lot of us just might