COFFEE

You’ve got problems, I’ve got coffee 
Drink deep and breathe the steam 
I’ll take your hand; I won’t let go 
’Til you awake from this bad dream 

Hair like waves in the ocean 
Caring eyes just as blue 
Spirit brighter than the sun 
Spreading love and truth 

Wise heart so discerning 
Before you think to open your mouth 
She knows you’re hurting 
She asks if you want to pray about it 

She says 

You’ve got problems, I’ve got coffee 
Drink deep and breathe the steam 
I’ll take your hand I won’t let go 
’Til you awake from this bad dream 

She knows she ain’t got all the answers 
Standing about 5’2 
Reads from the book that’s taken her heart 
And with love she speaks the truth 

Has a strong, gentle old soul 
But 23 years, that’s a young life 
Floated south on the sea foam 
From upstate N.Y. 

But she can’t walk on water 
Sure can’t turn it into wine 
She’ll offer a kind shoulder 
A listening ear and sacrificed time 

She says 

You’ve got problems, I’ve got coffee 
Drink deep and breathe the steam 
I’ll take your hand I won’t let go 
’Til you awake from this bad dream

© 2019 SHAYLA McDANIEL

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© 2019 SHAYLA McDANIEL