lay me down

By FadedBlues

the truth is out there somewhere, i suppose
the mysteries, the riddles all have answers...maybe
i've walked around the world more than once
i've searched for it with that old greek's lantern (it didn't help)
i came away with shoes in rags & rusted faith
alluvials behind me & before me

& love  what is love  it hits you like a wrecking ball
it knocks you down  dances on your face
it eats your heart your spirit like a piranha
& then it's gone   it's gone   just that bitter taste
like yesterday's coffee

& you're glad  you're free  you're 'happy'
but you want it  you still want it
(i hear them out there in the fog  i hear them begging)

& that road that hi-way it goes on & on
it don't end it never ends
except in the grave & maybe not even there  who knows

& i've cried  i've cried again til i know
those ducts are as dry as the mojave'
& then i cry again

i'm tired  can't you see that  i'm just tired
i can't go on no more          i can't...

slap together a whiskey bullet & fuck me with poetry


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Copyright 2012 FadedBlues
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

...i'm feelin a little Kerouac...
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  • SolApathy On Saturday, February 16, 2019, SolApathy (515)By person wrote:

    ..And we are still searching today. Great poem

  • More Than Death On Sunday, March 4, 2012, More Than Death (81)By person wrote:

    Nicely penned. Life sucks sometimes. But what can you do? right. Things get better. Roll with it.

  • FadedBlues On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, FadedBlues (2976)By person wrote:

    Friends, thanks...never know what the muse is gonna lay on ya...

  • dwells On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, dwells (5710)By person wrote:

    Love can also sit on your face too, cheers FB, hope you feel better now.

  • Devilish On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Devilish (3797)By person wrote:

    I'm wet..... Scholar

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