and post notes and photos about your poem like Robert Candler.
Truly a re-lyric of "Summertime", a beautiful and classic show tune. Heard my version sung in a local jazz club to rave applause each show. That lady really could 'mood' the song as it told one spinster's life's story. This was originally listed as a lyric, having been derived from my efforts to sing 'Summertime' without knowing all the words and, being too lazy to look them up, I made up new ones that focused, in my mind, on the result of spoiled self-absorption to the point of losing life perspective, as well as an unearned sense of self satisfaction. Wow. Did I say that? Well, it was quite a typical theme in movies of the late 40s and 50s set in 'regal' southern society. Some 'deb' would toy with gentlemen's emotions and intentions until she lost her chance for love. So, now life sucks. Well, what about that guy. Many must have felt like quite the 'toy', but never in heart. One of those 'toys' might have been 'the guy'; but didn't feel he had a chance, because she was always the gracious flirt and played one against the other. Yeah, the drama of it all. Fit for Hallmark?