Step on it good and hard,
make sure it is dead.
Hope under heel,
grinding into powder.
Coffee replaces blood,
televisions replace the mind.
Just another day here,
in corporate America.
shining in the dead of night.
shining to keep the light.
We once lived in a world of music,
a world where the tune infused our bodies.
The dance floor was ours alone,
be it at home or on the town.
December snow falls among naked trees,
blanketing fallen leaves like soldiers on a battlefield.
Paths covered with footfalls from the past,
You have an epic smile,
shining brightly to challenge the sun.
Rolling clouds bound across the sky,
lightning dances in that darkening harbinger.
We glance to the sky like so many before us,
just another day in Nebraska.
Bursting at the seams,
the words roll from my tongue.
Searing like hot iron,
they burn your soul.
I'm here to help,
use me as you wish.
When you love a person, you love them without conditions,
you leave your childishness at the door - you love them.
You learn to give of yourself and you learn you are not alone,
but it's hard to love - when your love is not your own.