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Around Town

Written August 10, 2013

My darling
Where have you been tonight
She said I've been around town
I've been around town all night
Shooting craps with the girls
Where the women wear pearls that glisten so bright in your eyes
At that casino with the fountain as high as the sky

I guess you came home with penniless pockets
You say tonight wasn't your night
But that story holds as much water
As an ark made of paper
The ocean falls right through the floor
The ark floored by a screen door

Cause I've seen you out by that old familiar highway
The one where I picked you up
In that van we spent our first night
But that promise you made me you haven't kept
To settle down and don't go around town tonight
'Round town tonight, 'round town tonight

But you just couldn't stay away
From where the red light shines so bright
So you could feel as high as that fountain
Higher than a mountain tonight
But I'm here patiently waiting
For my darling to come home tonight

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:41:00 AM
    I really like this one. What a pain to be married to a gal like that!! Hopefully this is all fiction. It's nice seeing a poet that I do not normally visit. thanks for leaving me comments on my poem yesterday.

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    Date: 8/30/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No problem! I really like the diction that is prevalent in much of your work. I read a bunch of your poems yesterday and really liked them! Feel free to check out more of mine whenever! And I'll definitely check out more of your work!