The Looking Glass of M.S.A.
For years I…
For years I have been
Of your face as you
Walk through bumpy paths
Of pain, sorrow, and laughter
For years I have stood by your side
Wiped a tear, brushed your hair
Our hearts shared the pain
Of what this terrible disease has done
We watched it take a way your step
Stripped you of your pride
Made you beg for more pain medicine
I have heard you cry at nights
Begging God to take you home
I have wept in my own pool
Al, I will always remember
The man you were
The man you are today
And when these chapters are closed
Know that you are alive in my memories
And that my heart will always go on
Helping to fight until the battle is o’er
And M.S.A. fades
Quietly into memories.
Does the mind have a way of protecting itself
Can we place our hurt on hold
Can we freeze words we have heard
So our hearts don’t feel so cold?
Can we close our ears to the world
Can we shut our eyes from the pain
Can we pretend we feel nothing
Can we say we want nothing to gain?
Can I ask for no news for one day
Can blinders be placed around the heart
Can I pretend that it is yesterday
When nothing tore us apart?
I want to live this one day
Back when we were innocent and young
When playing with a doll or a truck
And Jesus Loves Me Was Sung.