Take Your Sadness And Go Away
I woke up this morning crying and praying for you.
Perish now the thought of another empty morning blue.
So just take your sadness, just take it and go away.
Run; oh run as fast as you can until your shadow sets you free.
I only did what I had to do when from my arms I let you slip away.
Yet still to this only, it is your sadness that you left me in your wake.
Then one day to my chagrin I looked up and saw a man pushing eighty.
I thought long and hard on these grueling days of darkness as they lay beneath my feet.
I pondered the bizarre; twisted and broken trail of life’s endless chore.
Her sadness still sung its song as the winter wind fell silent by my door.
I still wake up crying; I still pray that your sadness took flight.
Yet I cannot help but now wonder what would be if you had not left that night.
………………..I’m so sorry……….I wish that you had stayed….
J. Allen Wilson © 8/8/2010