No Holds Barred
By Ingrid Samson
How can you see what’s right under your nose,
When you keep turning back, and the door is closed?
The world is smiling at you, but you turn a blind eye.
Windows are open, but you don’t even try.
Do you hear the wind when it whispers in your ear,
Which way to go when the coast is clear?
You sing out loud when you don’t know what to say.
Read between the lines, keep your doubt at bay.
What do you say when no one around you
Seems to speak the same language you do?
You wait an eternity for someone to understand,
To feel right at home in a foreign land.
What do you do when you want to go but the signs say no?
When a green light flashes weakly, and the red blinds you so?
You want to run but you just have to walk.
Bottle up the potion, there’s no need to talk.
How would you feel when you learn what is true,
That the earth is flat and not at all blue?
Would you run screaming, and speak in haste?
Come rest awhile, don’t let it all go to waste.