Thanks, Jimmy Buffett

Thanks, Jimmy Buffett
By Don Ray Williams
August 17, 2003

As I sit here and look out my window,
And gaze at the sky, clear, vibrant and blue
In the background, Jimmy Buffett sings words I’ve heard many times,
About feelings, that I never knew.

Have you ever taken the time to look up at the sky?
And let your mind enjoy the wonder, above?
Or like me, have you let time just drift by?
And never told those how you feel, that you love.

Have you ever watched a mountain stream?
Or heard the sound it makes as it moves?
Have you ever enjoyed the smell of the air, following a rain?
Have you captured those memories,
To take with you?

Now as these sands of times pass by,
Let’s count each and every grain,
Let’s really live, before we die,
Just like I hear Jimmy Buffett sing.

If we were just wise enough to realize,
That all we ever really need,
Was always right there in front of our eyes?
How much happier we would be.

So thanks, Jimmy Buffett, for assisting me somehow,
Singing of life in your tropical scenes,
You’ve helped me enjoy life in the here and now,
Rather than in my dreams.

© Don Ray Williams 08 17, 2003

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