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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2006 04:34 pm
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Without A Dream
 
 
 
I am lost and can not find my way
Said the bum to me on that cold winter day
What is your destination kind sirI replied
I have seen men more hardy than you
In this cold that have died
 
" My destination" he said with slurred speech
"Is just around the corner, just out of reach
Just around the bend where the road winds
 Where an old man happiness finds
Rainbows and sunshine,blue skies and sunny days
I have been lost but I know Fate has its ways
 
I have been going no particular way on this Earth
Since yesterday and before my birth
You see, I think I was destined to be
A part of everyone else's misery
Because my life and my life alone
Is less than a dog is to a bone
 
I have been buried and dug up and buried again
I have never had a real friend
I have always wondered what it was all about
Now I don't know end from out
I don't know where to cry or shout
Say Mister,care to share my wine
It's from the Bordeaux region of France and it's fine
 
At least let us pretend that it is kind sir
Hello,hello.bon jour
Are you even listening, look I have swam in the Seine
I have danced in the rain
I know the tower called Eiffel
You see my life has not always been trifle
 
At least in the eyes of others
The world was full of my brothers
When I had the money all the ladies loved me too
Yeah,I was a big shot just like you
Now I am lost and don't know what to do
 
You know it is getting cold tonight
Did you say take the street to the right
I have danced on the Avenue des Champs-lyses
And stolen many a lassies kisses
Nothing is more beautiful than the Cathdrale Notre Dame
Except maybe my long departed Mom
You think I am a bum Mister, let me prove
I have been to the musee duLouvre
 
Da Vinci made the Mona Lisa smile
All the while
I was enjoying Thodore Chassriau Samana
I tell you Mister it made me wanna
I guess I'd better not say
Did you say go straight or that way
 
I have seen that great painting by Francois Gerard
Look at me Mister,do you think I am stupid
Have you not heard of Psyche and Cupid
Psyche is the Greek word for soul
God,it is so cold
Is that Mars or Venus
Oh, it is just a street light
Thanks for the help in the night
 
I don't really need directions
They are just reflections
Of a path to nowhere
Where I am going is over there
Can't you see it up ahead
That is where my life has led
 
I feel warm and good now and I am going to bed
These are the last words the old man said
Just an old wino who was born and died in his home town
But for some reason he died with a smile instead of a frown
Now I am a little confused as to where I am bound
 
Hey Mister,I am lost and can not find my way
Would you care to share some of my wine this lovely day
It's from the Bordeaux region of France and it's fine
On a scale of one to ten,it has to be a nine
Well,must be on the move
A nice cafe then the Louvre
 
An old man was taken to the morgue in Atchison Kansas last night
It was cold and dark and there was no light
He froze to death clutching an old book
They just threw it away without taking a look
A coat can not be made without a seam
An old man can not live without a dream
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Last edited on Wed Oct 11th, 2006 04:36 pm by WQinston W Wallace

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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2006 06:49 pm
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Mana: 
I love the rhymes and the way you used the story form. 

It could be an interesting, almost musical, monologue. 

Onward with all good work!!

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Thank you so much for your kind words.

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