Everybody copes —
one prays, one mopes.
Another spends their time shooting dope.
Everybody dies —
one of the natural , one from the lies.
Another finds the way to commence suicide.
Everybody has a pain —
one is the physical, one is whom they blame.
Another uses it to maintain.
Everybody lives —
one takes, one gives.
Another purges themselves of their sins.
Everybody has a choice —
one is wise, one destroys.
Another listens to someone else’s voice.
Everybody could give it all to the Lord —
all contentment, all discord —
but we find the price more than we can afford.