Lay down beside me black cat
Tell me of your worries
Perhaps between the two of us
We could make a jolly story
A tale of princes, mice, and castles too
Of dragons, witches, wizards
And all the magic they do
Put your paw in my hand, let’s run along
Telling tales and singing merry songs
If you could take a walk with me would you see the things that I see?
If you would take a walk with me I could show you how God made me.
There are many things inside my heart I would like you to know.
There are many feelings I have the need to show.
Being afraid is something I am but maybe you could take my hand.
And lead me to a place I could understand.
A place where the sun always rises.
A place where the clouds are parted.
A place where smiles and laughter are allowed.
If you could take a walk with me, would you see the things I see?
What keeps you awake at night?
The rain on the roof? Scratching on the windows?
Or the crying babe down the hall?
Maybe a burning despair in your soul? Or the heat of rage? Something deeper? Way down inside? Some kind of yearning, longing, or need?
Maybe it’s a face with mesmerizing eyes? Or arms that holds you tight?
Fear of falling asleep never to wake?
Perhaps excitement of the day?
Or is it as simple as to much caffeine?
Maybe for just a moment
I could show you who I am
But awareness of this person may be more than one can stand
If you were to go inside me
You’d find a freakish maze
No maps to follow, no prize, no end
Just a foggy haze
A big heart you would also find
If you dig real deep
With lusts, desires, and secrets
All locked up for me to keep
Now if you go inside of me
Do not be afraid
But I cannot be held accountable
Because this is how I was made
Before your eyes you have a choice. Two paths that cross.
Which way to go?
One path is rough with hills to climb
Rocks and stones and snakes to find
Towering trees that never seem to end
Not ever knowing what’s around the next bend
If you walk this path, a risk you must take
Not one choice but many you will make
Never knowing the answers to the questions asked
Trusting yourself will be the hardest task
Then you turn your head to the second path….
This path before you is smooth and straight
No hills, no rocks, no stones, no snakes
No turns, no corners, just one long line
Nothing in site, nothing to find
This path you see is easy and safe
You take a step and then you wait
You turn your head to path number one
And there above it is the shining sun
Then you realize a smooth path is not always easiest to take
So you’ve made your choice, and find it was easy to make