A Penny For Your Thoughts
By Steven Bates 1 March 2023
“A penny for your thoughts”,
So often has been asked,
But it ties them up in knots,
When taken to the task.
Do they really want to know,
What’s really on your mind?
Or is the question just for show,
And answers put them in a bind?
To this I say, “I’ll ask you now”
And “Anytime my friend”,
I want to know what’s behind the brow
What concerns you to no end?
Tell me if you’re feeling blue
Tell me when you’re sad
To thine self, I beg be true
For it will not make me mad
I want to help, I’m here for you
No matter how you feel
I want to help, if you only knew
How much it’ll help you heal
Just say the word, give me a call
I’m here if you should need
Here’s the penny, give me your all
I’m your friend in word and deed!