Just Listen, You Don’t Have To Say A Word…


Just Listen, You Don’t Have To Say A Word

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Memories come flooding back

Overwhelming an older woman

Who remembers well being a little girl

Memories sad, full of pain

Don’t feel sorry for me as I

Tell you about them because

I needed to be treated this way

As a little girl to toughen me up

For all the years of grief, bad things

That have happened in my life

Just think if I’d been treated like an angel

I could have never stood all these years

I’m a fighter, a survivor

Life has knocked me down many times

I get back up every time

Sometimes, sooner… sometimes, later

Several times though, I almost didn’t get up

But… I did, here I am

To stand like the big Redwood tree

That survives the worst of storms

I hope life will take it easy on me now

I have grown older, more fragile

I would like to know peace, happiness

No one dying, no bad things anymore

My son has gone to Heaven now

Tommy was my only child

I knew he’d always be there for me

Now, he can’t be… he’s gone away

I have Skip and my Pups

They are my life, my world

So, everything’s going to be all right

This I pray for always, every night

So, when I tell you my stories

I have to get them out

Some are sad, some are happy

Just listen, you don’t have to say a word

I’m like a dam that’s been waiting to break

I have many little holes through time

That’s been plugged up

Now… I’m breaking open gently, the water’s coming out

You don’t have to say a word to comfort me

I’m already comforted knowing you are there

Just let me flow along as far as I need to

It is time now… the dam has opened, the water’s coming out

Just let me let my pain flow along in words

In the waters of time

I would like to live the rest of my life

With peace of mind I’ve never quite seemed to find

My stories, my words will be sad, full of pain

That’s the way most of my life has been, that’s all right

It’s the way it had to be I’m sure, I’m still positive

Even when I write negative things… everything is going to be all right

I’m thinking if I write all this pain out

That I’ll empty myself like a glass of water

The water making good things in my life grow

To brighten, make my life all the better

I’ll water my soul, water my heart

Growing good thoughts, feelings to spread to

Everyone, everything that comes in contact with me

That’s why life has been hard for me, so… it’ll be good now

:)))

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