I originally wrote this for another beautiful artistic man – Mr. Cohen…but thought today would be a good day to dedicate this to Tony. Thank you to BOTH of you.
I'm like a giraffe on a leash A polar bear on a beach A dog on a phone A cat with a silvertone I'm a line with no hook Pages without a book I'm the winning own goal I'm a bridge without a toll. But there's one thing that I know Is this the way it goes? And it goes And it goes On it goes.... I'm a stripper with no pole An elephant in a hole I'm nails down a chalkboard I'm the blunt edge of a short sword. I'm a wasp on a honey pot A traffic light with no stop A hangman with a phone cord A servant with no Lord But there's one thing that I know Is this the way it goes? And it goes And it goes On it goes... I'm get outta jail for free But there's no one playing but me I'm twisted and confused I'm washed up and used I'm a lady killer with no cop Mutton with no chops I'm the last train to Belson I'm an unraveled half nelson But there's one thing that I know Is this the way it goes? And it goes And it goes On it goes.... I'm that record that always sticks Forever fiending always sick I'm the up to your down The smile to your frown. So lay me out in the sun Stick a fork in me I am done The Commander has fallen Better pour me a tall one... And there's one thing that I know Closing time it comes and it goes And it goes And it goes On it goes.. On it goes And it goes....
Thank you. xxx
Much love, especially today, Ruth. Thank YOU x
I LOVE this! I like to use idioms, puns, and anything that makes my stories for real people. I don’t write for the highly educated folks, but for the down to earth. and I like to make jokes. I laughed and smiled a lot reading your poem.
Im glad it made you smile.. x
I also meant to say, “Girl, you can write!”