Went Against Their Wishes

They thought something was off with him The moment he walked in and he met them His cold hands, the calculated stares, They were all Republicans, he was a Dem They didn’t like his condescending tone And his liberal freethinking ways He was a Black Lives Matter supporter And he believed in civil rights forContinue reading “Went Against Their Wishes”

Regrets of a Gone Girl

He changed his name before he moved there, So no one would find him in that town He tried to keep a hidden profile Found a quick job and settled down And soon as things got comfortable All of a sudden, she appeared Right there on his apartment doorstep And he asked, “What are youContinue reading “Regrets of a Gone Girl”

Warm and Neighborly Woman

We met at the Farmer’s Market, she was sellin’ sweet corn by the pound And I was quite surprised by her sincere smile I accidentally found Her lips were like apples from trees I’d pick from when I was young I just could not believe my eyes, she was a love song yet to beContinue reading “Warm and Neighborly Woman”

If I Sleep Tonight

I’ve been emptyin’ my pens into my notebooksThis cabin’s fireplace barely has a flame insideI’ve been watchin’ out the front door windowThere’s nobody else in whom I can confideNone of these songs are good enoughMy imagination isn’t hitting me quite rightI’m hoping I don’t dream of you, dearIf I sleep tonight, oh, sweetheart if IContinue reading “If I Sleep Tonight”

Kentucky Bourbon Eyes

Oh, you were a California girlwith Kentucky bourbon eyesYour love was all I neededIt was such a sweet surpriseWhen you opened your heartAnd said you wanted me tooIf only for that one steamy summer nightLookin’ into those Kentucky bourbon eyesAnd drinkin’ ev’ry delicious drop of you You came into my crazy but lonely lifeWhen nobodyContinue reading “Kentucky Bourbon Eyes”

When Daddy’s Drunk

Don’t be provoking him When Daddy’s drunk You shouldn’t be courageous Unless you want your heart sunk I’ve seen him choke Mama And he’s hit me hard a few times He’s been on the Evening News For committing violent crimes He’s done time in the jailhouse But we don’t talk of it these days IContinue reading “When Daddy’s Drunk”

When She Chose You

I was sure I had it in the bag I thought my dream was coming true But oh, how my heart turned to sand When she chose you I couldn’t believe what I saw Every single friend of mine knew I was thinking she’d choose me When she chose you But you had another planContinue reading “When She Chose You”

Working From Boat

I’d go out at sea with my Dad He taught me everything he knew Like how to prevent getting sick And if I got stranded, what to do He said he couldn’t live on land Even if his love wanted him to This boat was part of the deal The women in his life knewContinue reading “Working From Boat”

She’s Gotta Be a Country Girl

She’ll have bright eyes And highlighted hair That girl will be kind And will treat me fair I like a good ol’ gal Who likes to have fun She’ll be my best pal But she’ll be the one Who’ll go out on the dance floor With her girlfriends in the bar In public she’ll beContinue reading “She’s Gotta Be a Country Girl”