Skip Friel

Dose Of Hope

Skip Friel


 Early in the morning

Somewhere in the distance

You lay still to hear it

Something is sounding different                                                                        

Shining black and yellow   

Coming up your road

Kids are out there laughing

You got a dose of hope


You let your guard down

It was getting heavy

You had a hit of something

You’re tired of staying steady

You got used to it

There outside yourself

You didn’t notice when

You went somewhere else


For a long run

You were gone from

Your old piece of mind                                 

You let go and the world

Did not unwind  


Living in the future

A schedule on your head

Instead of falling back

You always spring ahead

You forgot the season

Winter is just like summer

You’re looking cool and

Your heart is getting warmer


Your mind was always spinning 

Now you are coming back in


You like your flowers

You keep them looking at you

They tell you something

I think I’ve heard it too

All the fruit will fall

To the ground one day

It’ll grow again

Without us anyway


You we’re thinking         

We’d be leaving        

Too many things in a bind 

You let loose and you

Looked in your mind

You let go and the  

World did not unwind