You work an extra hour
And sometimes more than two,
To justify to yourself
The raise your boss gave you.
You ride the train sometimes
To save on car fuel
And today as you sprung from bed,
Barely wiping off your drool
You ironed another shirt
So your sister could have yours,
Picked up the newspaper in a hurry,
to read on all the wars.
And highlighted all the helplines
Like you always do,
So you can send in the supplies,
And tell your friends too.
Your coffee to go
No sugar, just extra cream
That’s the donut Joe loves!
And so you take some for your team.
You – why must you doubt – so much and so often
What you are and what you do
These little things that come so easily
You must keep close to you.
Because, my darling, don’t you see?
How much this silly world could use
All that you think and all that you feel
All that you are and all that you want to be.
So hit the snooze button sometimes
It’s okay, I promise, we all do.
And eat that last piece of pie,
My darling, this silly world saved it for you.