Copyright © 2008 by Tiki Kritzer Seger.  All rights reserved.


I watched the green grass growing on a sun kissed plain,
rooted in the earth and nourished by the rain.
I saw the tree tops reaching towards the sky,
and watched the birds, the bees and the butterflies.


I lay myself down in a flower filled field;
with my head against a tombstone, I felt myself yield.
Let go of all my problems and all of my dispair;
just relaxed and felt the wonder of those flowers in my hair.


I picked myself up and headed towards home;
decided that I didn’t really want to be alone.
Headed on down to the nearest bar,
then I threw my head back and saw a shining star.


I stopped walking for a minute and started to think
“Then again, I don’t really need that drink…”
I retraced my steps from whence they came;
thought “There’ll be other nights to play the game.


Tonight I’m gonna curl up in my bed;
open up my thoughts and clear my head.
There’s nothing I really want to say;
I just want to keep holding onto this day.”


As I reached my building, I looked up at the moon
and promised myself to go back soon
to visit the graves of my husband and sons
who died heros before the war was won.