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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Take a Sad Song

I didn't know who Jude was
but I remember thinking
there were a lot of instructions for him to follow
and some I didn't understand
like "let her under your skin"
but still
when I heard that song
from the back seat of the car
I knew
it was my favorite
I had never paid much attention
to the radio before
I was only about five
but when that song came on
I listened
Somehow I felt like it was telling me something
Maybe it was coincidence or
maybe it was synchronicity but
I have spent much of my life
trying to take sad songs and
make them better.

submitted for Poets United, Thursday Think Tank #90, Music


Bryan White said...

When I was about 3 or 4, I heard "I Love a Rainy Night". I think that was the first song I remember hearing on the radio that really caught my attention.

Laurie Kolp said...

I liked that song, too... enjoyed the trip through memory lane.

Scarlet said...

Love this...And I love that song...

Happy day to you ~

Maude Lynn said...

I just love the ending!

Fireblossom said...

I always liked the rave-out at the end.

Pearl said...

I felt the same way. :-) To top it off, I have an Aunt Jude, which always left me a bit confused...


J Cosmo Newbery said...

A nice reflective writing. There was something very visceral in the song.

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

I think I was one of those faces in the crowd. One of my favorite Beatles songs. thanks for reminding me

not displayed said...

I love the song too.
I think it was written by John Lennon for his son Julian. But others have probably told you that already.

JustRex said...

The Beatles left a long lasting influence on my life as well. And my mind just wandered off in this great little medley for a moment...
Thanks, luv!