Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday I told my mother something that I’d
never told before.
Mom, I said and started to cry, Mom, you
know, sometimes I get real sad.
She cried with me and said
she’d be there if I needed someone to comfort
me, well that’s real nice but here’s the catch.
There’s nothing in this life that makes me
happy anymore, and I’m ‘bout ready to start
looking someplace else. Oh there’s nothing in
this day by day, grey and lonely life making
me laugh out loud or even smile. And I’m
starting to think my dumb ol’ dad had the
right idea after all, perhaps he wasnt so dumb
all along. Oh there’s nothing in this life
making me happy anymore, and I’m ‘bout
ready to start looking someplace else.
Today I wrote my mother something that I’d
never say outloud: “Dear mom I love you.
Goodbye, your daughter, ps. gone to visit
dad.” As I walked along the blue suspension
bridge everything I hadn’t done played out
slowly through my mind. They say your life
flashes before your eyes, but this was
different then I thought. Hey dad!, I said, long
time no see. Ran up to him and he gave me a
big hug. It’s the first time that I’ve smiled at
all in seven years. He said “ Didn’t I teach
you anything kid, you have to keep on keeping
on, Tomorrow might be better than today. Go
back and tell your sweet mamma hello again
for me. Stop worrying about tomorrow cause
it’s just another day that hasn’t happened yet.
Everything is fine and you’ll be happy again
one day, maybe sooner than you think, go get
some rest. Kiss your dumb ol’ dad goodbye
and go back home where you belong.
When i woke up today things didnt look so
bad, maybe I was wrong...maybe I’ll live to
walk on water yet.

2002