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

  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…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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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.


  11. whoops, Fireblossom, not FireBlossom.


    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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