Not Holding On

 You never thought it would happen

Never thought it could

Be goodbye forever

Be goodbye for good

But here it is the first of May

Boxes everywhere

Kids’ll get home from school today

And you won’t be there

And you’re not holding on

Not holding on

Not holding on

Anymore


Don’t we live in strange times

Everything’s coming apart

Too many starving, fighting and dying

Too many living with fear in their hearts

And they’re not holding on

Not holding on

Not holding on

Anymore


So how do you find your way through it all?

Stay true to something you can’t define?

Please yourself? 

Please the world?

Please the makers

Of this lunatic design?

And I’m not holding on

Not holding on

Not holding on

Anymore

© Devon Hanley 2017