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George Gershwin Terzanelle

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George Gershwin Terzanelle

When you’re longing for someone to watch over you
think about building a stairway to paradise
even if it means you must dance alone with you.

It may feel hard for your heart to sing, soul to rise
It may seem like you got plenty of nutting,
no matter, let your heart climb a stairway to paradise.

Alone may seem lonely and off putting
Life filled with love means it ain’t necessarily so
Love fills you with song, if you embrace plenty of nutting.

For when life cuts you down, tells you it’s time to go,
or too early in life you think your man’s gone now,
trust me on this honey, it just ain’t necessarily so.

All alone with a keyboard, is one way to answer how
with things, even when you want  ‘em, you can’t get ‘em
 but music never leaves you, even after your love’s gone now.

With stuff, when you got ‘em, you may not want ‘em.
Be real and long for someone to watch over you.
With love of men, when you want ‘em, you can’t get ‘em.
Dance with heart upstairs, so you’ll never dance alone.

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 8:31:00 AM
    This is emotional for me since I write terzanelle (terzine) in my language. I wrongly thought that my verses were "terza rima". Now I see perfect endecasyllabs in english and a nice tribute to Gershwin

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:35:00 PM
    I so enjoyed your use of dialect, you went the extra mile! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 5:05:00 PM
    love Gershwin and you shined with him through this piece... sweet congrats, sheri..:) huggs

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Love this clever write. Love Gershwin. Joke - This beautiful girl named Zody died suddenly. They knew Gershwin had known her well, so they asked him, "How shall we dress her for the coffin?" Gershwin replied, "Wrap Zody in blue." Hardy harr, harr, harr. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Great write,Sheri...Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Sheri xx

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:15:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Sheri...

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Big Congratulations. Sheri Wonderful tribute to Gershwin. Love, SuZ

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Sheri that was well penned. Big congrats on your top win. xx

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:51:00 AM
    A heartfelt tribute. Very well wriiten. Congrats Sheri on your well deserved win. AO

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:15:00 AM
    This is wonderful!! Congratulations for this wonderful tribute to Gershwin!!

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Excellent write Sheri, congrats on your awesome win, love xxx

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Congratulations, I enjoyed your poem

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:52:00 PM
    love this witty Gershwin write. I'm in 'rhapsody' after reading this : )

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:50:00 AM
    I like this good pen

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 4:40:00 AM
    Nice poem! Like the repetition and rhythm. Very soothing message. Thanks for stopping by to comment on Grendel.