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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Just Another Love Song NOT

Blog Posted:9/12/2013 10:49:00 AM

I Can't Make You Love Me Lyrics

by Bonnie Raitt


Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these  voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me  close, don't patronize,

don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make  your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final  hours
I will lay down my heart and feel the power
But you won't, no, you  won't
I can't make you love me if you don't

I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
The love you don't  feel when you're holding me
Morning will come and I'll do what's right
Just give me until then to give up this fight

and I will give up this fight

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make  your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final  hours
When I lay down, I'll feel the power
But you won't, I can't make  you love me if you don't


The difference between behavior at night versus day?
Being turned down / how many things can be turned down?
What is right?
What is bravery?
What is faithfulness?
What is the power of love?
When should you fight? and what for?

Final hours / How would you use them?

Okies now write me some fine verses Please with honey & sugar!

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 11:34:00 AM
    'turn down the bed' means turn down the sheet or cover so someone can get into bed, it's a fairly common English expression

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Thanks Andie, sometimes its hard to JUST write! We all need inspiration!

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:32:00 PM
    I think it is clear what you want us to do from seeing your blogs, Debs.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Debs, I really like how you are showcasing your three songs and giving ideas on how to be inspired from them. I love this song though I am less inspired by these topics than by those you gave in the other two blogs. GREAT ideas!!

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:43:00 PM
    No I am NOT asking for verses which can be sung and used as additional lyrics to the songs. The song writer was writing of their own problems in regard to love, write about yourself, the best writing comes from our own experiences. Also, I am NOT going to be picky, say you listen to this song and it makes you SAD, and you wrote a poem about being sad & on the bottom you put [I Can't Make You Love me if You Don't made me sad so I wrote of sadness, that's fine] Cyndie MacMillian has written one check out her sonnet

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:25:00 PM
    On your contest page, you say 'don't rewrite the lyrics, but play off them' I am not sure what you are asking for... and here, it seems like you are asking for a few more verses to be added to an existing song, one of the three you've chosen. Can you, or will you direct me to what some others have submitted, gosh, i know that means you would have to look up the author of the piece, No... let me go look at some of the people whom I think may have entered your contest, and see what they have done, maybe that will help. Hope all is well. hugs, catie :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/12/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope... I cant find anyone who has done this... please let me know what you would like to see done with the existing song, and can we choose a song of our own liking?

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9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
7/31/2014Masked at MidnightBlitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014Velvet as Laughter - BlitzVersejoy,
7/24/2014Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
7/22/2014Peek A BooVersebaby,
7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
7/19/2014sun showerHaikucelebration,
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