Callers

Today I’m going to have a good day

Today I’m going to have a good day

Today I’m going to have a good day

 

I repeat it three times before I open my eyes

Everyday

Started with lies

 

The pain consumes my soul

What’s left of who I was

The callers come every day, asking for different pieces

Each caller takes a little part of me

Nothing given in return

 

Today I’m going to have a good day

Today I’m going to have a good day

Today I’m going to have a good day

 

I yell these words over and over in my head

Willing them to be true

 

I beg the callers

“Please, do not come

I need my soul

This body can’t handle

What you have done.”

The callers never listen

Coming for what is due

 

Piece by piece

Part by part

The callers take their bit

I am a broken body

My soul, not much is left

 

The smallest of tasks are hard to fulfill

{Tying my shoes}

{Putting on my shirt}

I took these simplicities for granted

When I was not ill

 

Fatigue

Torment

Head to feet

I want the old me back

The one the world still sees

That person is gone forever

This is the new me

 

Today I didn’t have a good day.

 

 

A Loveless World

Do you take the time to see a soul

Or just a shell, not a whole

You pass people on the street

Not making contact, staring at your feet


The world around us, taught us to judge

On looks, appearance, not give love

But humans need love, I know we do

We need happiness, affection

So give a passing smile or two


Say hello to your neighbor

Don’t judge on just skin

Do you know their story?

Do you know what’s within?


It’s a sad reality, the one that we have

A loveless world, no compassion to be had

I implore you to try, try to see

The world has much to give, there is much to see


People can be kind, if you offer a hand

Make that first step, put faith in man

If we all come together, there will be changes

Earth will be, the happiest of places