I view the world blankly.
A film of salted water on my eyes.
The world has changed.
The world has changed in just one day.
– A sense of doom has set in.
– A pall of gloom has settled.
The rain which seemed beautiful yesterday,
Today seems dreary.
The trees, the flowers, the birds all weary.
A layer of dust on every life.
A mood of decay in every place.
Hope has turned despair,
A smile, a tear.
A few words,
spoken in the dead of night
Have changed the world
You knock on my door
And tell me to follow you
It’s time, you say
Time to leave
I realize I need a few moments more
I want to see her at least once
To touch her and feel if she is real
I need to hear her laughter once more, see her smile light up the room once more.
I need to take her small hand in mine when she is sleeping…and thank God once more
I need to kiss my girl on the corner of her lips once more, to lie snug with her once more
I need to see how the tulip bulbs I planted in the fall come out this spring
And if the leaves of the trees will be prettier this fall
I need to visit countries, continents.
I need to see all this world has got to show me.
Oh, there is so much I need to do!
Can’t we wait a bit?
Come, let’s wait a bit.
A few moments more.
A few days more.
A few months more.
A few years more.