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

Friday, April 17, 2015

So Sweet

Super Powers by Howard Finster

I've got a devil on one shoulder
and another on the other
Baby, I try to be good
but it's so so hard
with these devils of mine
jabbering all the time

One whispers in my ear
for me to do wrong
and the other one, Lordy
it cheers it on
I listen for an angel
but she's been gone 
gone a long long time, baby
and I don't believe 
she's ever coming back

All of my sin
must've drove her away
just like you say I'm doing to you
I know you speak the truth, baby
but the devils got me tied
up in lies

But, baby, if you could love a devil
just a little 
I could take the heat, 'cause
Heaven knows,
burnt sugar is so sweet.


Kerry O'Connor said...
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Kerry O'Connor said...

A delightfully wicked love song!

Hannah said...

Your closing is brilliant and I love the tone! Thank you for the challenge Lolamouse!

Björn Rudberg said...

Ah.. love the closing.. the burnt sugar works so great here..

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Now, that you've written the song, sing it! Brilliant!

grapeling said...

reminds me of Jonatha Brooke's song, Taste of Danger. cool, LM ~

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

the tiny devils are truly, we.
for human foibles make us this and we are nothing more or nothing less than this. but when all is said and done these little devils are you and me.

sweet, mi amiga

humbird said...

Loved the poem, esp. the final notion:'burnt sugar is so sweet.' ~ Thanks.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Delightfully wicked!

Ella said...

Delicious and sinfully sweet! :D