Last Week, in a Pub, I Met Someone

 

Last week, in a pub, I met someone

who said she had a friend who knew

a man who once had made the claim

that one afternoon for an hour or two

he had been happy.

 

Worry and trouble come unasked.

They have a way of sneaking past

the best defences you can make.

They travel down the road you take.

But go your way, just go your way,

they’ll tire and leave you for a day.

 

Insure your house, your life, your car,

there’s no insuring a state of mind.

But go your way, just go your way,

you’ll be surprised at what you find.

 

Last week, in a pub, I met someone

who said she had a friend who knew

a man who once had made the claim

that one afternoon for an hour or two

he had been happy.