ON THE ROAD OF LIFE
By Londis Carpenter © 2005
I was walking on the road of life one day
And I heard a voice—here’s what it had to say:
“There’s a marriage that needs mending,
A young wife that still needs tending—
Think of the cost before you walk away.”
I thought of how my life has gone till now,
Words spoken in a simple wedding vow.
Of things I didn’t say
When she first began to stray,
Wondered if it’s too late to say them now.
Sometimes a man must taste some awful pain,
The kind of hurt that drives a mind insane.
It seems with some heartbreak
There’s no medicine to take
You just turn to drink, trying to numb the pain
I should have asked her why she went to find
Another love while I still gave her mine.
What was I doing wrong?
To make her feel she had to roam?
What could I do to get her back this time?
I poured the whiskey in the bottle down the drain.
Turned back toward home to try and face my shame.
Before I could state my plea
Or try to make another “we,”
Another fool had given her his name.
I was walking on the road of life today
And I heard a voice, here’s what it had to say:
“I just wanted you to find
Better than you left behind.
Knowing there’s no guilt at all you need to pay.”