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Back Home Blues

Emptiness inside my soul is all that fills the space.
If you look, that's what you'll see in the lines upon my face.
I walked the other side of town just to be your clown.
Left me standing all alone with my world turned upside down.

Back home blues with worn out shoes.
Looking for a sign.
No more abuse, I just refuse.
To give you what is mine.

This bitter pill of exctasy that's twisted me up tight.
Left a taste of lovely waste with no new love in sight.
I hear the clock, I hear the clock, ticking out the days.
With only one dream left to spend and hoping that it pays.

I've been through this a time or two.
It's never any fun.
When love is gone, that's it, we're through.
And nobody has won.

Take me back where I don't care bout grown up things like this.
Back where my heart didn't have to know bout what it didn't miss.
But that's just foolish hopefulness revereing what's been lost.
An empty pocket, lonely soul, that can't afford the cost.









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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 2:24:00 PM
    Such a terribly sad write my friend. I pray your heart has found love and happiness since you wrote this.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Robert , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Hope you have a full pocket again and a smile on your heart. Very wonderfully written poem

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Wow...such depth of feelings in this. Excellent poem, but again, on a very sad ring. Blessings to you !!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 4:59:00 PM
    robert, I don't do winter sports though I enjoyed ice skating and sledding as a child. I live in state known for "best snow" and never have skiied. Never had an interest! let me see your new poem now!!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:14:00 PM
    This has got to be one of your best Robert! What a mix of ingredients to keep me on my toes to the bitter end. Such wonderful double rhyme in the one liners and you state your case with emotion! Great rate and a fave for me! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 5:32:00 AM
    Amazing poetry you have shared with us Rbert. I have enjoyed reading it this morning. I will be back Monday to read more. I wish you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 8:20:00 PM
    great poetry

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 4:44:00 PM
    this is wonderful and i'd love to hear it sung to a pretty tune. i especially love the "chorus" verses - they're just crying out for a melody...

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Robert , Sad but it looks like someone learned to say the h--- with you ,I'm ok. Love it ,very well written. Anne

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:07:00 PM
    robert, someone sure did a number on your heart!! Anyway, this is one of your best ones for a poem about the lovelorn!! thanks for the new post!

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 9:58:00 AM
    like this sad but well structured poem, Robert.......