I can’t take it

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I Can’t Take It

When the sun slid behind the mountains
Loneliness silently like the shadows of evening
Touched me with fingers as cold as ice

The laughter of the children no longer sounded like music
Even their happy faces could not subside the ache inside of me
How I longed for the serenity
I lost in the days of long ago

Cho

I can’t take, trying to shake it but I don’t want to break it
Lord help me now.

I stuck my last fiver in the pocket of my old blue jeans
Grabbed my lumber jack to meet the cold
And headed down the road with nowhere in mind to go

Cho

I can’t take, trying to shake it but I don’t want to break it
Lord help me now.

Shooting skittles in crowded rum shop
From the duke box Bob Marley crying out for “Black Man redemption”
A drunken dread blew my last selection
But I kept my cool and thought about

The years though gone behind me still haunting me like a ghost
Living on dreams isn’t easy
But dreams were all I had
To see me through the lonely times

Cho

I can’t take, trying to shake it but I don’t want to break it
Lord help me now.

Walking down Caledonia Road
Lost within the boundaries of my mind
A sudden clap of thunder
Brought me to the reality
Of lightening flashing across the skies

My body ached and shivered from the cold
It felt like the night was nearly gone.
I pulled up my collar to the wind
Stuck my hands in my pockets
And headed home to sleep alone again

Cho

I can’t take, trying to shake it but I don’t want to break it
Lord help me now.

Kenneth George Dill