An Ode to Heartache

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An Ode to Heartache

A snore like a sob, a cough, a yawn
I open my eyes to drizzling dawn
And I think of you

Cheerless cold breakfast, a shave, brush teeth…
Look out the window, but find no relief
And I think of you

Pull on creased trousers, a shirt, tie lace
Mirror reflecting an unhappy face
And I think of you

Trudge down staircase, open door, depart
Wind moans a dirge like the pain in my heart
And I think of you

Back at the coal face, clock in, fake smile
Can’t stop these sad thoughts for even a while
And I think of you

Reach my bed late, no sleep, mind spins
Neither peace nor rest for all of my sins
And I think of you

A snore like a sob, a cough, a yawn
I open my eyes to drizzling dawn…

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F W Woolworths, Gone but not Forgotten

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Woolworths I miss you badly
As I write my list today
Gone but not forgotten
Why couldn’t you make it pay

No more kitchen wall clocks
No more super mops
Gone the paint and rollers
You really were the tops

I need a plastic tea-tray
And lots of pick and mix
But gone your many treasures
Where will I get my fix

I miss the socks and cushions
The tea pots, pads and pencils
I miss the toys and frying pans
The dye, the mugs and stencils

I need some brown shoe polish
And own brand paint remover
I need a pair of earphones
And dust bags for my Hoover

I want some black boot laces
And brass numbers for my gate
I want a funny birthday card
To send to my good mate

Where will I find my baubles
And chocolates for my tree

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All Things Must Pass

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When the darkness comes down and the black dog bites

If the days seem hard, but much harder the nights

 

When hope is afar and despair all too near

If little is left barring worry and fear

 

If your friends turn away and leave you in pain

When heartbeats are thunder and tears fall like rain

 

If karma has dealt you yet one more dead hand

When plans go awry like a rocket unmanned

 

When nightmares are all that you get from your sleep

If you wake in the dawn and can’t help but weep

 

When your trust in people has crashed on a reef

If a loved one smiles but then kicks in your teeth

 

If you can’t see the point of each waking morn

When you try to be brave, though feeling forlorn

 

If fate cruelly removes that last friendly face

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Cradle to the Grave

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Still in the race but tired of it

Running through the day

Pounding up employment hill

To keep respect, to earn your pay

 

Jogging down the long short street

No turning on this road

From A to Zee the structured path

Where so much life has flowed

 

Time flows too with remorseless ticking

Cruelly marking the ebb of strength

Doom’s winged chariot without a brake

Traversing route of unknown length

 

You leave your cradle for the yoke

Life’s strictures make you slave

Freedom lost at stroke of birth

Regained in closing grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wish I Wish I Had to Wish

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If I had a single wish

If I only had one go

I would not ask for money

I’m used to living low

 

If I had a single wish

If allowed just one of things

I would not ask for treasure

I have no use for rings

 

If I had a single wish

If the fates would grant just one

I would not ask for stardom

I’m used to having none

 

If I had a single wish

If my wish would come out true

I would not ask for power

I’ve got enough to do

 

If I had a single wish

If that wish would make it so

I know just what I’d wish for

I’d only need one go

 

If I had a single wish

If I only had the one

I would not wish for ‘ever’

Just enough time to be…

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Coffee and Cigarettes

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A filter tip and a bitter brew
That’s what I need to make me new

Brazilian blend so aromatic
Light that stogey, sit real static

Relish the jolt and the smoke of blue
That’s what I need to make me new

Strike that match and stir that java
Plenty of time for life’s palaver

Drinking caffeine, smoking too
That’s what I need to make me new

Grim, weary mornings, such woe create
Making coffee and cigarettes oh so great

So give me the black and give me the blue
That’s what I need to make me new

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Sword of Fire

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Democracy lays bleeding
Freedom coughs out its life
On a planet torn by chaos
By hunger, pain and strife

Rights no longer given
Dignity ripped asunder
Fearful and divided
Into slavery we blunder

Dark the evil people
Darker still their plan
Genocide by the millions
Bringing Hell on earth to man

They barely even hide it
As they meet and greet and grin
Drunk on wealth and power
Made high with mortal sin

Is humanity finally waking
Or is it now all too late
Have the centuries of blindness
Placed the seal upon our fate

Should defeated eyes be cast down
At the end of our shared rope
Or turned up to God’s heaven
With courage, love and hope

Here there sits no prophet
Just one sheep gone astray
But I’ve read the story’s ending
Where the dark ones finally pay

A Son came bearing forgiveness
A…

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