coffee, chocolate & ice cream

coffee, chocolate & ice cream

replaced cocaine, liquor and nicotine

I won’t pass that way again

I don’t need those kinds of friends

 

now I’ve got 3 dogs

that I walk each day

they’re my goddesses,

it’s how I pray

they’re better than any VA pills

with this medicine

its endless refills

 

the red dirt stains my feet and hands

I wish you’d try to understand

that it’s my therapy

and I’ve never felt so free

 

days counting clouds

nights counting stars

wondering how I got this far

and life’s not fair

but thats okay

the crops need rain

let skies be grey

it hurts to always smile

have to frown once in a while

but I won’t mask it with a drink

I’ll brew some coffee,

sit and think

as I eat dark chocolate

and ponder the universe

this coffees bitter

but life could be worse

I’ll put on another pot

and give today

another shot

I’ll pet my dogs

and hug my wife

be thankful

that I’ve figured out

this life

no need for money

or material things

I resist paying taxes

because I’ve seen

what war brings

I don’t need a car to drive

or a house to call my own

just need clean air

to stay alive

and where I lay my head

is home

for now its on an island

caretaking someone elses farm

we give away the food we grow

and do nobody harm

don’t drink

or drug

or fight

and wake

at dawns first light

to do our chores

and feed our pets

and live today

with no regrets

don’t need religion

don’t need booze

we have nothing

so thats all we’d lose

if this all came crashing down

I won’t shed a tear

but I might frown

then start anew tomorrow

with a Cheshire grin

and no more sorrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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