You tell me that I should give praise and lift my arms.
You tell me that I should smile and dance.
You tell me that things will get better
But how can I do all these things?
You can say that because you are seated around a table
With dishes of happiness and wealth and wisdom
And other things good.
I am standing outside watching you from the window
And I can understand why you tell me such things.
How I would love to sit at that table
And also do the things that you say that I should do
But I was not invited.