How can you stand to live
from your feelings?
All alone out there in the world.
You never visit.
You never call.
You never write.
When we call
you never answer.
I know you’re busy
but some things you have to make time for.
We miss you.
At this rate we’re going to become strangers!
Would you even recognize Joy if you were in the same room?
I hate to tell you
because I don’t want you to worry
you really ought to know.
Joy is very sick,
withering away almost to nothing.
But remember the twins, Loneliness and Resentment?
They’ve grown up so big since the last time you saw them!
You’d have to see them to believe it!
I understand that you had to move away for a while,
get some distance,
but it’s time to come home and give your feelings another chance.
You moved away so young,
you really only knew us through a child’s eyes.
But you’ve matured now and
you’ll see us in a whole new way.
Won’t you come home,
even just for a holiday,
and get reacquainted?
Don’t you want to hear everyone’s stories
and learn about where you came from?
It’s never too late to come back
but each day that passess without us
is time you’ll never get back.
And each day you’ll feel
that you do miss us painfully.