The plotlines of TV
wrap up at season's end
We see the crime get solved
We see the heartbreak mend
We think the plots are complicated
If they last several years
But we know an end is coming
That will wipe away the tears
We know they'll finally catch him
or the murderer will die
and the ship will find a harbor
and the bird will learn to fly
And we are willing to watch the drama
If they promise us a break
If the last scene says it was all a dream
And the little boy will wake
The fight with the bad guy
left a mark across her cheek.
Its bloody now, but don't worry
It'll be gone this time next week.
And we think we're being compassionate
If we hold on through the seasons
But we know she'll find her answers
We know we'll learn his reasons
If we get impatient,
we can look up at the time
And know there's one commercial left
Before everything is fine
But real life isn't like that
There's no final episode
No clue to how to wrap it up
No sign to find the road
This plotline won't resolve
The credits never roll
The camtera never fades to black
And the battles take their toll.
Like a spent gladiator
crawling in the colosseum dust
who can count on his remaining limbs
all the people he can trust.
Like the one who stands behind him
cheering him on
Estatic when he stands defiant,
wild with abandon when he's gone
just stay alive.
do whatever you need to.
you are worth it.