Someone somewhere is happy today
But I scuttled the boat I was in
Someone is pleased with her purchases,
The path his career is going.
Some couples smile and rejoice tonight
I thought I would reach the other side
Families are laughing over stories
Narrated at the table where they abide
Some children will not go hungry
Before the water seeped enough to sink
Their smiles untainted by sorrow
Unfettered by adult thinks.
Some mothers have perfected parenting
I should not have scuttled the boat
Raising happy all rounded individuals
Who know always to stay afloat.
The boat is sinking, father, I let the oars drift
These arms are weary trying to swim to shore
A shore that keeps changing, moving further away…
While someone happily surfs once more.