Category: Growing Up

Our Moonlight Swim

We met out at the lake with towels covering our lifeguard swimsuits It was us, the mountain air, pines and water we loved so much And we ran toward our unknown future without fear or worries It was during the same summer When I blew out your VW’s clutch Our close friends knew but our…

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More than a Hookup

She and I were friends back in high schoolWe went bowling and hung out all the timeShe was one of my best friends back thenShe was my confidant, my partner in crime She went off to study theatre out in EugeneI stayed back home and wrote song after songAnd we went out for my twenty…

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RC and a Moonpie

We were young Too young for love of any kind But still, I tried I desired to blow your little mind We went down to the General Store I spent silver dollars and a dime Just so you and I could share our first RC and a Moonpie I was twelve You were going on…

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Brother From Another Mother

He’s the guy you’ve known since Grade School And now you’re at a dive bar having drinks You’re sharing stories nobody else knows And you both know how the other one thinks You struggled through the awkward years Traded sports cards & Playboy magazines You’d sit in the treehouse and play cards And you’d tell…

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To the Lake and Back

I had a few dollars in my wallet And I asked her for a walk into town She went upstairs to get her sweater And said to me she’d be right down Then she walked down the staircase She was showin’ those pearly whites She winked at me & said she was happy I could…

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Don’t Forget Your Key

You’re heading off to college this morningI got up early so we could talk before you goI’ve made pancakes with chocolate chipsAnd wrapped something up with a bowI know I haven’t been the greatest fatherI missed some softball games you’ve playedThat whole year I spent away in CaliforniaWasn’t the smartest decision that I made And…

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The Better Thing To Do

Before you took a walk outside And I never saw your smile again We talked for quite a while And fondly remembered when The rooster crowed that morning The grass outside was damp from rain We talked about the pleasure we felt We tried not to speak of the pain When you and I both…

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Red Flags

Well, I’m a different writer But it’s the same ol’ trope Talkin’ ’bout a couple of kids Who decided to elope They were forbidden lovers Their parents didn’t approve So they packed their things And they were on the move First stop was Vegas They found a chapel there Got hitched by a preacher Who…

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Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry We…

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