I Sit Here Awake While Other People Sleep
Sure the watermelon I am eating tastes good
A little whipped cream on the top makes it special
How was today different than yesterday?
How was this week different from last week?
How was this month different from last month?
How is this year different from all the other years?
These are questions I ask myself every day
I try to see if I am going in the right direction
Have I taken a wrong path that leads to a dead-end
Every day I wake up inspired and motivated to do more
I look around me and I still see sad faces
I am still shocked and in disbelief
How can they not see what I see?
Why would they not want what I want?
To live a life of happiness
Is it part delusion or illusion?
I have never been more excited to see what tomorrow will unfold
As I hear the fears and the worries of society
I can only think will this ever end?
What about all the good in the world?
Have we forgotten how far each of our own families has come?
How quickly people all around the world forget
My mother and father have both passed away
My oldest brother too
All my uncles on both sides of my parents are all gone
I have only one aunt still alive on my fathers side
Over fifty of my friends are also gone
Isn't it foolish to think we can cheat death?
Isn't it also ridiculous to waste the precious time we have left ?
So why aren't people enjoying their every breath?
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize
We are all in the same boat
Instead of finding ways to sink it
Let's keep afloat
I want to sail with the wind at our back
Even though many times we will fight hard against the current
I think it is time
To enjoy the weather
Give us that beautiful sunshine
The rain like little gumdrops of water
Refreshing and constantly teasing at the same time
Those snowy days that brighten and whiten the world
The fierce winds that can be so destructive
At the same time powerful and useful when in need
The hot sun that dries out everything in its path
It also heats up and gives us great warmth
These alone are enough reasons for me to be happy
Now if we expand on life
There are amazing wonders in everything
The world is filled with a never-ending variety
Just the fact that we can see and hear
When will we ever have enough?
Tomorrow will come and tomorrow will go
I will smile one more smile
I will laugh one more laugh
Because out of my joy
Comes a lifetime of love