ALFIE (What’s it All About?)

What’s it all about, Alfie?
What is it about life that drives us to another?
Is it just for the moment we live?
Or does all future hope become our main focus?
What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?

Are we meant to take more than we give
or should we prescribe to a give and give, equally?
Or are we meant to be kind?
True kindness is an involuntary act ingrained,
and if only fools are kind, Alfie,

then I guess it’s wise to be cruel.
But logic plays this part. It is that sense that drives the heart.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
my strength will lie in the passion of a love shared by two.
What will you lend on an old golden rule?

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie,
I know we are earthbound until we are called home.
I know there’s something much more
to this life, so sharing a heart with another is
something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in love, Alfie.
It has become a prize worthy of giving up everything.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
We pass our days in a hazy shell of what we could become together.
Until you find the love you’ve missed, you’re nothing, Alfie.

When you walk let your heart lead the way.
It is love that powers our steps straight and true.
And you will find that your mind can envision
what your heart cannot always see. But stay strong,
and you’ll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

Written with great help from Alfie Songwriters: BURT BACHARACH / HAL DAVID

Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 15 – What__________


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