Monday, January 4, 2010

Reach The Distance.

Unpublished Works, © 1995, BillyPauleyJr.*

Reach The Distance.

Hey lady in those faded blue jeans,
What's the story with you,
You're watchin' television, sick of the scene but,
What can you do,
You placed an ad in the local paper,
For peace of mind you say,
There's somethin' new about the price of pain that,
You're not willin' to pay,
So what's your plan for the missing children,
What do you hope for dear,
You're not standin' ready with an answer,
But your stand is clear,

O', and it's your heart that can make a difference,
And it's your eyes that can see the truth,
O', it's your hands that can reach the distance,
And save the missing child who's reaching out for you,

Hey mister with your guitar singin',
Why're you singin' the blues,
You read an ad in the local paper but,
What can you do,
You're taken in by the invitation,
To bring the children home,
You're nearly crippled from the implications but,
Are you all alone,
In your heart you hear the children singin',
You wonder if it's real,
You might be wrong about the way you're going but,
Not the way you feel,

O', and it's your heart that can make a difference,
And it's your eyes that can see the truth,
O', it's your hands that can reach the distance,
And save the missing child who's reaching out for you,

Please listen to this song I'm singin',
There's a message for you,
For what they did for the missing children,
Is nothing you couldn't do,

O', and it's your heart that can make a difference,
And it's your eyes that can see the truth,
O', it's your hands that can reach the distance,
And save the missing child who's reaching out for you,
O', yeah, save the missing child who's reaching out for you.

- WillyToad*

… this is a Smokey the Toad™ production.

4 comments:

  1. thanx... really cool coming from another poet! come visit me often... go thru' my archives... great to hear from you!

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  2. thanx, jodi! i wrote it for a non-profit organization "Rescue Efforts Assisting Children Home (R.E.A.C.H.)"... which i also named... and helped form in 1995; Northern California. I actually got to sing this song for Amber Schwartz's mom (Kim) (in a private audience); the girl for whom the "Amber Alert" is named.

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