The Rest of Us

When life seems hard and problems difficult to face
Where can you find a quiet and restful place?
Where can you pause and rest a while?
Should you shout out or should you drown in style?

When you are pressed and under stress
And you feel life is such a mess
Think of those unfortunates with no home
Think of those people ill or dying all alone.

Perhaps your life now seems easier to view
When you think of others less fortunate then you
Don't scream or shout or hope to drown
Smile take heart and wipe away that frown.


Fear not for me whilst I still scream and shout
That, my friends, is what staying sane is all about,
When I grow quiet and withdrawn
And fail to greet the morrow's dewy dawn
Then can you grow concerned, as well you may,
My hopes, my loves and dreams will then have gone away,
Where now are the ambitions I once knew?
Strange, I never saw them leave - did you?

No more trips down memory lane,
I shall forget and leave behind this pain,
So come along stay in this secret and well sheltered place,
Wander round this endless well laid maze
A mind just passing - surviving at a slower pace