Rick Swartzentrover

11-02-1999

I hear the pain in your heart
  The stammer of a “want-to-cry” voice
All I want to do is remove that pain
  And take away your reason to cry
I would if I could, but I can’t

 

I would build a perfect world for you
  One with no hurt or death or broken hearts
Where you could have your hearts desire
  And never feel the slow death of depression
I would if I could, but I can’t

 

I would paint it with happy hues
  With endless play and music
Laughter would be the only tongue spoken there
  And cloths would never get dirty
I would if I could, but I can’t

 

All I can do is be your friend
  To comfort you when you cry
To brighten the days you are blue
  And maybe help with the laundry
That I can do and I will