At the end of the day

I wrote this after reading, once again, Stephen King’s novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” and, having seen the film a number of times, might even have “borrowed” some words from Andy or Ellis

Hope I know is a dangerous thing 

Can break your heart and steal your soul

Hope I know binds us all together

Breaks down walls, gives us a goal

Trapped within these four stone walls

On the inside looking out

Trapped inside the path of the storm

With the pain of guilt and doubt

Nothing changes, nothing stays the same

Nothing moves, nothing left to gain

Nothing grows, nothing fades away

Nothing different at the end of the day

Hope we know is a good thing maybe

And no good thing ever dies

Hope is ever the best of things

The heart of things, never lies

Dare to think beyond the pale

Freedom comes to those who dream

No more sitting on the fence

Freedom comes to those who scheme

Nothing changes, nothing stays the same

Nothing moves, nothing left to gain

Nothing grows, nothing fades away

Nothing different at the end of the day

One of these mornings I will still be here

I’ll hear you call but you could (well) be gone

Far beyond these walls that hold you

Freedom calling, wake in the dawn

                               ©O’Hagan   8thMarch’09

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