Short term cures

I need a bubble bath,
To soothe my rage,
To soothe my sadness,
To make me feel better.

I want to hide in a cozy corner,
Read a book all day today,
To not get out of my bed,
To feel happy things I lack.

Give me a pet to love,
To know that I am needed,
To feel that I am wanted,
To be cuddled and soothed.

I want a jar of happiness,
To pass it around and share,
Because I know that right now,
I am not the only one who is sad.


The things we share

I can’t always be happy,
Will you allow me grief?
Grief for the little things,
I can’t even name.
I don’t want to cry,
But when I get silent,
Can you stay with me?
Maybe pat my head,
Or sing me a song?
I won’t cry right now,
You wouldn’t know what to do,
So I’ll just stay quiet,
And think things through.
I don’t really want to talk,
I just want company,
Will you let me be selfish,
For a night or a week?

I won’t stay sad,
I have to smile for you,
I have to smile for others,
Or they wouldn’t know what to do.
They don’t know I’m unhappy,
But few really do.
Can you let me be sad,
Just while I’m with you?
I just want company,
The times I feel lonely.
We all have ups and downs,
The downs we share with few,
It’s nothing really new,
It’s just that no one knew.
I have downs too,
And these I share with you.

Shallow bonds

We are the people you are with,
The friend while you eat,
The acquaintances who are always there,
To hangout and to roam about.

We are your closest friends,
For a year or two, or less,
We have been been there when you’re down,
And we have celebrated with you.

We have been close,
We have been forgotten,
We have been remembered when needed,
We are just one of many,

You’ll forget me,
You will move on,
I will forget you,
We will find new friends.

The ones we forget,
The ones we won’t need,
The ones who will not look for us,
Because we form shallow roots.