Not a Great Man

By Victor J. Lams

 

Twelve years of waiting is more than I can stand,

I want a resolution, a change, I demand

A progression, there to be something more at hand

Than a lack of direction, a sinking in the sand. Iím

Tired of misdirection by those who are banned

From ever undoing what it is I have planned.

Thereís no possibility they could understand.

So without hesitation I issue my command.

 

But I never said that I was a great man,

Iím just a man whoíd like to make some plans,

And youíre standing in the way of this average man,

Whoíd like to move on as soon as he can.

But you keep holding back this impatient man.

I know I deserved a lot better than

What I got as a man, who is just a man,

Who never ever said that he was a great man.

 

Your parents were here and they were denying,

The courts and the law and your wishes defying,

They donít like my plan that has you dying so

They told some people that your endless crying,

Was really your own special way of trying

To wake up from the death that I am supplying,

I didnít like the things that they were implying, so

On national TV I said that they were lying.

 

I never ever said that I was a great man,

Iím just a simple man who loves his wife,

And just like any other loving, caring man

I swore Iíd stay with her for the rest of her life

So before you accuse this average man,

You should know that it cuts at my heart like a knife

The heart of a man, who is just a man,

Who never ever said that he was a great man.

 

 

I promised to love you faithfully --

Before you became such a burden to me.

 

Iím so lucky to have two women in my life,
She is my girlfriend and you are my wife.

 

Tell them Iím engaged in a battle for your soul,

But we both know itís about control.

 

By now thereís one thing that youíre sure to understand,

I never ever said that I was a great man.

 

 

 

 

The last thing I need as I bid you farewell,

Are your parents to go and try and make my life Hell.

 

Itís as peaceful and as quiet as a newbornís breath,

Thereís no better way to go than by starving to death.

 

Itís nobodyís business to ask me why,

After Iíve decided itís your right to die.

 

By now thereís one thing that youíre sure to understand,

I never ever said that I was a great man.