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Life In Song: Send Me The Manual

Vanessa Amarossi

Life In Song

Send Me The Manual

After not getting enough sleep during the night Step was having a bad morning. Her boss was riding her to get work done she knew didn’t need doing. Her co worker in the office was hell bent on whining about how hard her life was and the work she did need to get done kept falling further and further behind.

By lunch time she’d had enough, she needed out, she need a rest from the people around her. Usually she ate lunch at work but today she decided she was going down to the beach. She’d only be sitting in the car and looking out over the water but it was better than being in the office.

With lunch over quickly she relaxed back in the front seat of her car, closed her eyes and listened t the radio.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful
Wouldn’t it be sweet
If people came with manuals
For being human beings

The first manual I would read is my own.
So many operational functions seem to be beyond me at the moment.
I should give Mark my manual too.
He doesn’t want to control me but I be he’d love to understand what’s in my head…as would I.
I wonder if my manual is an original or if someone else is as silly as me.

With photographs and diagrams
For helpin life make sense
Every answer there in the
Table of contents

Thrown in this world alone
To figure out on our own

Table of contents would be nice, and having all the answers is a given but do I really need pictures?
No not at all, Keep It Simple Stupid.
Give me the abridged version, once we’ve memorised that we can go for the full length

When to hand in and when to walk out
How to go on when you’ve lost someone you love
Who to believe and who not to trust
Where to find hope when your dreams all turn to dust
Send me the manual
I need the manual right now
Send me the manual
And show me how…

There is no walking out, there is no lost love
Those pages can be ripped out of the manual
Replace them with a more detailed instruction sheet for the mind.
It’s my mind that needs work
So for sure, send me the bloody manual.

A little unstable
Seem to be walkin backwards
Losin in general

Is there a number that I can call
Cause I’m not gettin it at all

Oh god, how true is that? I feel like I’ve been walking backwards for months
If I’m not loosing already will be soon, give me that number.
I don’t even care if it’s not a toll free 1800 number just give it to me I’ll ring the help desk.

When to hand in and when to walk out
How to go on when you’ve lost someone you love
Who to believe and who not to trust
Where to find hope when your dreams all turn to dust
Send me the manual
I need the manual right now
Send me the manual
And show me how…

The annoying part is I don’t need the manual for this part of me.
My heart knows who I love, and there wont be dust if I listen to my heart
But for some reason my brain keeps trying to over ride things.
Just show me where the reset button is.

How to be tender, how to be strong
How to forgive what our parents did wrong
When to be silent, when to speak up
How to tell the difference between sex and love
Send me the manual
I need the manual right now
Send me the manual
And show me how

Yes show me now and I might not go back to work!

2 Comments

  1. Hmmm… this could be a prompt someday 🙂

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