World of Words with Elias Tobias is copyrighted © 1998-2001 by Michael Hall.
One important thing we learned in school Was to be punished if we broke the rules. We were supposed to write only on the blue lines, And never go in the margin past the red lines, And worst of all, donít ever go off the page. Then you would write on the desk, And that would make a terrible mess, So youíd get a chance to see the principal. My life is a mess since I went past the desk, And I started painting designs over the walls. Iím the actor, down and center, who went Past the stage with a great fall. It all started when I went off the page. One day I will get my life together, I guess, And somehow find a way back to my desk. Iíll learn to use color crayons between the lines, But, the way things are going, Iíll need more time.
The 2:45 A.M. Approach to Problem Solving
AlertÖ.. New place, situation. Something else flows through the veinsÖ Coffee, anticipation, enery. Or perhaps the old pillow graduated to The couch in a crafty cover, and changes To the new one are hard. Rollover on your side and find a friend To hold. Youíre not alone, anymore. The morning will come soon enough, and then Face the challenges of tomorrow wake, not Walking through a fog.
I just want you to know that if I go too slow you can go around me. Like the tortoise and the hare, sooner or later, Iíll get there, and win the race at my pace. Whoever said we were in a race on this highway anyway? Soon the days will pass you by and youíll wonder why you donít really know where youíre going. You think you need to go fast because the day wonít last and you need to be free. Maybe a meetingís in mind. Slow down, and youíll find youíll get there safe and sound. Whoever said we were in a race on this highway anyway? Soon the days will pass you by and youíll wonder why you donít really know where youíre going.
The song of truth can not be found in the music of the mind, for the senses will distort the vision of the song. The song of truth can only be found in the melodies of the heart, where angels from heaven sing.