He gave me a smile
The maintenance man
And I laid bare my list
Can you make me think straight?
Can you replace all that I’ve lost?
Can you give my life back its shine?
He smiled at me.
He wiped his hands
And then he said
What you need is to trust again.
Give up the habit of self-pity.
Look ahead and not behind.
And smiling will be ever so easy.
The world is made of people like you.
Wanting love without wanting to give.
You dull your life with yesterday’s dust.
All you need to do is forget and forgive.
I shook his hand
And turned around.
I wasn’t lost
I had just found out.
My next step was
The beginning of a new life
And I was gonna do it
With a big bright smile…