A Forever Burning Fire
My pockets aren't full of money
I don't have a big house on a hill
Sometimes at the end of the month
Not enough money to pay the bills.
The soles on my shoes are kinda thin
Color is fading on my best shirt
I'll have to do without a while longer
Because my wife needs money to buy a skirt.
I give my children the things they need
They repay me with their pretty smiles
So I'll wear my old shirt a while longer
My shoes are good for a few more miles.
No_ I don't have a house on a hill
And my clothes will never be the best
But_ I wouldn't swap my treasures
For mansions, money or all the rest.
I have a family that loves me
What greater treasures could one desire
I have all the riches I'll ever need
Love for my family is a forever burning fire.
Ralph L. Clark © 2000