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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Love Song

When I met you, boy
You were so young and sweet
Didn't give a damn
'bout the life I planned out neat
Said drop the pilot
I'll fly your plane
Took me so high
thought I'd never touch ground again.

Love or lack of oxygen
Maybe they're the same
Followed your course
and I took your name
We were flyin' high
then the nosedive came
looked for you to hold my hand
but you were jumpin' out the plane.

Baby, it could have been better
but it could have been worse
We got the chance
to write another verse
The landing hit you hard
Now it's plain to see
You want love and affection, boy
no one's better than me.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Music With Marian, Love and Affection

with inspiration and a couple of lines stolen from Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot"
"It Could Have Been Better"
and "Love and Affection"

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

this def has a musical feel...like that stanza on the nose bleed and he jumping out the plane...

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this part:
"Love or lack of oxygen
Maybe they're the same" — I know the feeling.

And I also love your sidebar about teaching daughters and sons. So true.

K

Bouncin Barb said...

I love the last part. "no ones better than me". Excellent.

Fireblossom said...

You took this prompt and schooled it, woman!

Marian said...

LOVE it. LOVE. hah! tell us a story, oh the homage to Joan, it's fantastic. yay!

Mynx said...

this is so cute. I love it

darev2005 said...

They always forget the safety instructions, don't they?

"Keep your hands and feet inside until the ride comes to a complete stop."

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I liked this very much - fun to read.

ds said...

Wonderful. Thank you.

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Paige said...

lovin' on this one, lola.
hip vibe, cadence and gives
a powerful message.

Rachel Hoyt said...

Definitely a musical feel. Love the sentiment... flying high... :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"We got the chance to write another verse." I am grateful for that!