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                                           Jimmy Buffett

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           Dreams must fly free...

Having to lay here alone, and feel the night without you near...

What this feeling that I'm feeling is, just ain't too clear.

You're not my lover, not my lady,but you've always been my friend.

I never thought I'd feel like this when you travelled on again.

You've stayed with me many times before, I've never given it a thought.

But, something's changed, good sense got buried and my heart got caught.

And I surely can't deny, it's been so sweet sleeping next to you.

I know it can't last forever, just a passing of time,,,nothing I can do.

It just felt so right when you came, and even better when you stayed,

And now I hate to see you leave before the last overture's played.

But, fly on sweet lady, and don't ever look behind,

and when some "old fart" leers you down...think of me...and be kind...

Written By Ed Lane; c2005/Fat Cat Productions/Starvation Studios

- THE MEASURE OR THE MAN -

I FIGHT HARD TO GAIN CONTROL, TO GET A GRIP ON MY HEART AND MIND

OH, IN A WAY I DON'T WANT TO, WANT TO FEEL THE RUSH ONE MORE TIME

I DON'T THINK THAT I'LL MAKE IT TODAY THO, DON'T THINK I'M GONNA PULL FREE

AND IF THE WAY I FEEL DON'T HURT HER, LORD, I KNOW IT AIN'T GONNA HURT ME

I'M A FOOL TO THINK IT MIGHT HAPPEN, AND I HALF WAY EXPECT HER TO RUN

SHE'S SO YOUNG, SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL, AND THE VERY SAME AGE AS MY SON

BUT OH HOW MY ARMS ACHE TO HOLD HER, FEEL HER SWEET BODY NEXT TO MINE

THE SMELL OF HER HAIR, THE TOUCH OF HER HAND, IF ONLY SHE'D GIVE ME A SIGN

I'D DO ANYTHING FOR THIS WOMAN, SHE'S AWAKENED THIS HEART I THOUGHT DEAD

AWASH IN THESE CHURNED UP EMOTIONS, I HANG ON EACH WORD THAT SHE SAYS

AND NOW THAT MY HEART IS ALL VULNERABLE, FEELINGS LAID OUT ON MY SLEEVE

I'M BETTING MY ALL ON THIS LONG SHOT, AND NOBODY TO BLAME...ONLY ME...

BUT I BELIEVE IN MY HEART, DOWN DEEP, THAT IF SHE FELT NOTHING FOR ME

THE LADY WOULD SURELY TELL ME, NOT LET MY HEART SWING IN THE BREEZE

FALLING IN LOVE SO FAST THAT I'M DIZZY, IT HIT ME RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE

PUSH HARD NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT ME, 'CAUSE I'VE ALREADY FALLEN FOR YOU

TOO LATE, I CAN'T WALK AWAY NOW, HONEY MY HEART'S IN YOUR HANDS

YOU GOT TO DECIDE WHAT'S WORTH MORE, THE MEASURE, OR THE MAN...

Ed Lane/c2005/Fat Cat Productions/Starvation Studios

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    SHOW ME THE WAY -

SOMETIMES I FIND HER SITTING, AND JUST LOOKING OUT THE DOOR

LIKE THERE WAS NO PLACE TO GO, NO REASON TO GO THERE ANYMORE

SHE'S MORE OF A WOMAN, INDEED, THAN MOST I'VE EVER KNOWN

WITH A SWEET SPIRIT, AND BOLD, REGRETTING SEEDS SHE HAS SOWN

AND THE WAY THAT SHE WAS RAISED, THE CHILDHOOD SHE NEVER HAD

A DOPED-UP HALF CONSCIOUS MAMA, AND IN PRISON, AN ABSENTEE DAD

ONLY GOD COULD HAVE GIVEN HER THE HEART, THE WILL TO STAND UP SO TALL

WHEN IT'S BEEN DO OR DIE SHE'S STOOD FIRM AND SIMPLY REFUSED TO FALL

SHE'S BEEN THROUGH SOME HELL, AND LIKE A WILLOW SHE'S BENT, NOT BROKE

FOUGHT HER WAY UP ONE HILL THEN ANOTHER, AND MANAGED NEVER TO CHOKE

SHE'S FOREVER STOOD TRUE AND SOLID, NEVER FAILED TO HOLD HER MUD

SWEET TO THE ONES IN THE MIDDLE, AND DROPPING THE REST WITH A THUD

I WISH SHE COULD JUST LET IT GO, THAT PAST SHE HAS WORN LIKE A SHIELD

BUT WITHOUT IT SHE'D FEEL TOO EXPOSED, LIKE A SOLDIER ALONE IN A FIELD

I'D GIVE ANYTHING JUST TO HELP HER, FIND HER WAY BACK IN FROM THE COLD

IN ALL MY LIFE I'VE NEVER FELT SO HELPLESS...SO GODDAMN USELESS AND OLD

OH, WHY COULDN'T I HAVE BEEN BORN LATER, A DECADE WOULD DO IT COMPLETE

I'D HOLD HER SO CLOSE TO MY HEART, AND SWEEP HER RIGHT OFF OF HER FEET

I'D NEVER LET HER FEEL LOST AND LONELY, NEVER GIVE HER TIME FOR REGRETS

NEVER LET HER LOOK BACK ON OUR LOVE, AND WONDER IF THAT'S ALL SHE GETS

DEAR GOD, IF I COULD CHANGE JUST ONE THING, ABOUT THE LIFE YOU GAVE TO ME

I'D SPEND ALL MY LIFE LOVING STACI, AND I'D MAKE SURE SHE ALWAYS LOVED ME

IN MY HEART THE SUN SHINES IN HER SMILE, DARKNESS FALLS WITH HER FROWN

WHEN SHE'S NEAR ME I'M SO HAPPY, WHEN SHE'S NOT I FEEL EMPTY AND DOWN

THE BEST I CAN BE IS TIED TO HER, AND JUST ISN'T THERE WHEN SHE'S GONE

I CAN'T SEE A WAY I COULD CHANGE IT, THIS WHOLE DAMN THING IS ALL WRONG

I'M AFRAID TO SHOW HER MY FEELINGS, FOR I FEAR IT MIGHT PUSH HER AWAY

I'D DIE IF I LOST STACI'S FRIENDSHIP, LOSE THE WILL TO LIVE ONE MORE DAY

I'M ASKING YOU FOR YOUR HELP, LORD, HELP THIS POOR FOOL SEE WHAT TO DO

MY SPIRIT IS SINKING FAST, LORD, AND MY LOST SOUL IS COUNTING ON YOU

       Ed Lane c2005/Fat Cat Productions/Starvation Studios

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed...
         Author Unknown

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