We have heard of looking for a message in a bottle
What do those words really mean as we contemplate
If we really found the message would we know it
Or maybe we would we realize it just a little too late.
Some look to find the message in a bottle of alcohol
Maybe just a sip or a drink now and then to relax a bit
But what if they can’t seem to stop until it is all gone
What use would that message be, another drunken fit.
Some look to find the message in a bottle of pills
Not just to sleep at night or relieve an ache or pain
They seek isolation from the world, escaping alone
Again, this message would leave them little to gain.
Some look for a message in the emotions bottled up
They hold it all inside, wondering why life passes by
Always looking back at the chances they didn’t take
Looking at others being happy, just wondering why.
We all dream of that message in a bottle we’ll find
Don’t expect a crystal ball or a voice out of the blue
Not a genie or some hidden treasure map with an X
Remember reaching for the future starts with you.