lullaby

Posted: 02/22/2011 in house of fools, house of love, house of music

shouldn’t go to you

when you don’t come to me

but i do.

shouldn’t say to you

what you don’t say to me

but i do.

shouldn’t wish on stars

that i can’t get myself

but i never can, never could,

just can’t help myself…

shouldn’t love you

if you don’t love me

but i do.

for One Shot Wednesday

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Comments
  1. So sad, and isnt it the living truth? Sigh.

  2. hedgewitch says:

    Yep. What sherry said. It isn’t a faucet with a handle. And it isn’t like a bonus you can earn if you work harder or get prettier or nicer. It just is or it isn’t.

  3. Mama Zen says:

    Coal, you have a softer side?

  4. Timoteo says:

    Been there, done that!

  5. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    how emotional is that, truly deep work

  6. brian miller says:

    ah…and that is the conundrum of love…i shouldn’t but…and so i give you glittery sparkly love lullabies…

    • Brendan says:

      Like a Billie Holiday song, this poem truth juice, all malt and burns and is, no matter what bigass Sunday hats the poets try to correct it with.

  7. jenneandrews says:

    Brandan very astute– very much like a blues song– have you hummed this? I love it– very different than Coal’s alter ego’s things…xxxxJ

  8. Shashi says:

    eternal drama… do one can love if not loved back.. but then I feel loving is not about reciprocation.. I enjoyed reading this one.. thanks for sharing…

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  9. whoa! damn. just “damn” was I ever pleasantly surprised to find such power in this one 🙂 and done so without the rage / resentment tone. so sultry, almost a slow jazz tune’s beat to it. great one shot!

    Monty / bum

  10. Dear Mysterious Coal Black Person whom I discovered via FireBlossom’s profile in Blogger,

    You are made of stars.
    And most of Mars.

    You are made of lilacs in June.

    Things sometimes suck
    But you have a nice truck

    And letters to mail to the moon.

    xoxo

  11. whoops, Fireblossom, not FireBlossom.

    xo

    Or… lot of friends on the moon.

    🙂

  12. ‘..just cant help myself..’ short and to the point. This is lovely. So glad to have found you through oneshot.

  13. ~Sarah~ says:

    Oh. Man. That is some truth. Very beautiful.

  14. Mattison says:

    Ah, maybe a new track for the CD “Coal Black’s Got Da Blues.” Sad. True. Done it so many times, it’s embarrassing. Sigh.

  15. Gay says:

    If only I could heal a broken heart — sigh. Feelin’ it all the way to here. Plaintive blues, but blah, blah, blah you know the rest. Love readin’ your stuff always. Gay

  16. mrs4444 says:

    Wow. This is brilliant. You are good. (visiting by way of your comment on Mama Zen’s blog…just curious) Nice to meet you.

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