How Do You Make a Moment Stay?
from A Carol's Christmas
There was a moment when I saw the little girl that used to sing to me.
A fleeting moment when I thought wed be just like we were before.
But now the moments gone a memory that will slowly fade until its just a shadow like the others that I store.
So how do you make a moment last a moment more?
JENNIFER: There was a moment when I felt a mothers loving arms hold dear to me.
Only a moment then it disappeared as quickly as it came.
But then the walls came up inside me to protect me from the pain and it felt as though her touch had never been.
So how do you make a moment happen once again?
CAROL: Ive spent my life creating moments by the force of my own will.
See my goal make my move seize my fate.
Now any force that I might use would only ruin all my dreams.
I must be still and wait.
BOTH: There was a moment when the walls between us fell and we were close again.
A precious moment like a sunbeam that proclaims a brand new day.
Oh, how I long to let it linger, let it happen once again and keep repeating 'til it never goes away.
So tell me how do you make a moment
CAROL: Last a moment more?
BOTH: How do you make a moment
JENNIFER: Last a lifetime?
BOTH: How do you make a moment stay? Stay?
© 1996 Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA