We have cats that bark and dogs that meow
We have wolves that roar and lions that howl
We have tigers that eat veggies and giraffes that eat meat
These are just a few of the things that are messed up on my street
We have newborns who talk and adults who don’t
We have things to be done but we know to be done they won’t
We have teenagers that are mature and parents that are not
We have commitments that are made and then conveniently forgot
We have neighbors that are alive and some that are dead
We have some planning a future and some with ghosts in their heads
We have turtles that are fast and rabbits that are slow
We have rivers that are dry and farm fields that won’t grow
We have hate that is rampant and we have love trying to find a way
We have marriages holding on tight and some destroyed by one choice made
We have people being shot and people being healed
We have truths being told and lies being concealed
We have some that live free and others that live in fear
We have some that have given up and some that believe hope still lives here
Then there is me who wants to be happy but is quite sad
I will share with you some of the questions I have
Can you love someone but no longer want to be with them?
Can you not go to church but still pray to God amen?
Would a chicken ever eat an egg and can a bee sting another bee?
Do these words make any sense to anyone but me?
If anything is possible doesn’t that mean anything could be impossible?
Which would also mean anything that is probable could still be improbable
If you expect the unexpected doesn’t that make the unexpected expected?
If I only talk to people via text and social media, am I really connected?
If my life is better in my dreams is it possible my life is really a dream?
Sometimes I wonder what’s the point if I am me and this is all that will ever be
Does a fish or shark or whale ever get dehydrated?
If you caused the issue then why, at me, are you so frustrated?
What’s the least important thing that’s the most important thing to you right now?
I apologize, as usual, these voices in my head have gotten sidetracked somehow
Is it committing murder if I kill these voices inside of me?
Social media shows every one is happy but I know not all is as it seems
If a toddler refuses to take a nap does that mean it’s resisting a rest?
Life, please give me some answers because I’m failing your test
How many times can a heart break before it breaks forever?
How many times can you say you won’t do the thing you did? I will never….
How many chapters of our life should I read before I close it and make my own ending?
Because, if we must honestly admit, we both know we are only pretending
God please help me, I think I’m going insane
Guess I better mow the grass before it starts to rain
Wait, I thought of something that doesn’t make sense
If I give you a penny for your thoughts then why are your thoughts worth two cents?
If, as a child, you’re told not to take candy from strangers then why is there Halloween?
If rabbits don’t lay eggs then where does the Easter Bunny get all the eggs it delivers to you and me?
I know, I know, I should really wrap this up
But can you answer this, does it exist, it being love
I know I’m unique, broken, hopeful, confused, a little crazy but is there anyone else like me?
These are just a few of the things I think about when I think about the things that are messed up on my street
Odd Man Out by Clayton Jones-
Things I Wish I Would’ve Said by Katy Nichole-
Who You Thought I Was by Brandy Clark-
Memories by Conan Gray-
Word That Don’t Exist by Citizen Soldier-