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Greener Grass

Peering in my neighbors yard

At the party next to mine

I turn and survey my abode

And convince myself it's fine


Not much noise fills up my home

Not much fanfare, just some talk

I quietly prepare a simple meal

In dreams I run, in life I walk


Heard about a new job

My friend got yesterday

Much more money, much more fame

Better than my work and pay


Years invested at my place

Doing fine......I come and go

An honest pay for an honest day

Can't help but wonder though


Take a step back

Look inside and out

Our lives are meant for us to live

We waste our time with doubt


The fun next door long ended

Much quieter than yesterday

I'm watching TV with my clan

We talk about the day


The kids are telling stories

I share some of my own

We're laughing at each other now

Feel like a noble on my throne


My friend e-mailed me earlier

Fears he bit too much to chew

Why would he think to call on me?

Why would I know what to do?


Tomorrow I'll go back to work

My cog matters in the greater wheel

My boss said thanks for a job well done

I'll tell the kids at our next meal


Take a step back

Pause and look around

You'll see there's nothing left to find

All you need's already found

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