When the World Sleeps
I wake in the morning,
Grab the girls to school,
Spend my day cleaning and serving
Helping those that refuse to help themselves.
Long into the night,
I work right through it all,
Sometimes it doesn’t seem right
That amongst it all,
I remain invisible.
Yet when the world settles
And all is quite,
My life takes a different line.
I become a person of worth,
Someone seen and loved.
I walk in the night air,
I play in the waters edge.
I live a life that fills me,
All in my mind.
I’m not a maid to command.
Nor a warm body to keep.
I’m not a slave to order,
Nor a ghost left to weep.
I sing all the melody’s my heart hears,
I’m even on key.
I dance to every tune,
Laugh at every turn.
I can feel the warmth of the people,
I can hear the words of their voice.
I’m not left alone to face the world.
I am alive.
No one to service with ungrateful looks.
None to cater too with expectant glares.
Not one to wait on as if they were helpless.
My life is in a double state.
The one I live when I am wide awake,
And the other I live, when the world goes to sleep.