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I Know It's Like That

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and a published writer having been featured in several anthologies along with his hometown newspaper.


I don’t know what to do with me
Seems I found my place, alone
Still I have sympathy you left behind
Your patience was a flickering light
The river tried but it never strayed
Until I turned around to leave you be

I can’t plow this field anymore
The dirt’s done been moved enough
It settled itself with the wind
The things I plant always seem to die
And I have no treasure to bury today
I’m walking away just like before

I know winter when it comes
I can feel it in my bones
My hands are in my pockets
I won't be throwing any stones

At least my life isn’t so bad
So many things you never hear me say
I used to be something else long ago
Now I can’t take it like I used to
What’s the point in laughter
If they know that you’re really sad

The only thing really happening here
Is a fools game full of hip and luck
Somebody timed it just right
I seem to have missed the mark
I said the right thing once out loud
But you were too far away to hear

I know when summers over
I can feel it in my hands
I was surprised it was that way
You can feel it even in desert sands

I try so hard to honor your desires
You know how I like to whisper to you
It’s no longer a game, yet it never was
Playing love is too much like hold ‘em
Going all in is gambling with your heart
Losing means she leaves without yours

I know how the trees sometimes feel
Getting ready for something new
Growing, shedding, hoping, dying
I can feel it, but I don't know if you do

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