In The Village

Thomas P.J. Bruno

In the village of a great big city
A band of minstrels armed and ready
Arrive with their entourage and tune.
Early on a Sunday afternoon.

Take a walk and take some pictures
Of the new and permanent pictures.
Endless shops. A rest at a cafe.
What an extraordinary day!

Oh, such pleasantries shape our memories.
Realize. Enjoy. Make them last.
Tomorrow will make them the past.

Wander through the Nothern Forest.
Underground catch a ride and a rest.
Visit Grandpa, way too much to eat.
Still they search for pastry along the street.

Evening comes they take their places
On a stage of famous faces.
How can this be "The Bitter End"?
I guess that really does depend.

Rare times such as these pass like a gentle breeze.
Realize. Enjoy. Make them last.
Tomorrow will make them the past.

Heading home, now a chance to relax.
Most find it a time to recap
Their favorite stories of the day.
Funny how it always ends that way.

January 1995

1995 Bindle-Stiff Music