Almost Out of Words

When the winter nights were long
I was working on a song
The melody danced sweetly round my head
Then spring came in a rush
And my singing voice was hushed
And now I’m almost out of words again

When the grass began to green
The world appeared serene
And life was bursting forth from things once dead
But me and my love knew
What a dreary day could do
And now we’re almost out of words again

Don't place no roses by my window
I can't see no flowers, and I've felt my share of thorns
I still walk that long dark night
I keep looking for the light
But now I'm almost out of words again

As the summer nights wear on

Long days of work may make me strong
And sweet dreams may come once more to my bed
But if you see my eyes
And they're searching empty skies
That's when I’m almost out of words again


Don’t place no roses by my window
I can’t see no flowers, and I’ve felt my share of thorns
I still walk that long dark night
I keep looking for the light
And now I’m almost out of words again

I'll always walk that long dark night,
Keep on looking for the light
Even when I'm almost out of words again


© Gregory J. Yoder, 2016