I Turn to Songs

When I’ve gone through a bad breakup When my heart is burning like hell When I feel my life’s in a dumpster When I think I have nothing in my well I look through my music collection and I throw something on to relax It helps me cope, that acoustic folk Or something smooth likeContinue reading “I Turn to Songs”

Pre-Divorce Country Song

Can she love me Even though I make minimum wage As a late night Rideshare driver & writing daily like a true sage Will she want me When I spend less time with her & hang out with my buddies Lately, I haven’t been so sure Cause she’s been textin’ Who I believe is anotherContinue reading “Pre-Divorce Country Song”

Beloved, Be Happy and Leave

You’ve packed up some of your things and you’re no longer happy with me Can’t say that I blame you, I won’t ever disrespect you, But beloved, be happy & leave When we got hitched way back when I thought you & I would forever be supportive, loving & kind But I’ve now lost myContinue reading “Beloved, Be Happy and Leave”

What’ll Happen When They Love Him?

He’s writin’ a lot, givin’ it all he’s got He gets up at the crack of dawn to go work on song after song and I worry ’bout him while he’s gone He’s playin’ everywhere, like County Fairs and honky-tonks who love his stuff I know I’m probably wrong but I think I’m now hisContinue reading “What’ll Happen When They Love Him?”

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 couldContinue reading “To the Lake and Back”

Everlasting Romance

Like a Blue Jay on Friday she vanished in the morning haze Maybe she longed for and needed some more of them red-letter days Some more rides into the sunsets Some more guys to hold her tight Some more men who’d give her lovin’ every day and every night Well I’m not the kind ofContinue reading “Everlasting Romance”

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 WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”

If We Had To Say Goodbye

When we’re at the movies And I look over to you in the soft light So many memories fill my mind As you hold my hand so tight Me being me, I get fearful Like an awkward boy in junior high I think about what would happen If we had to say goodbye It wouldContinue reading “If We Had To Say Goodbye”

Me and my Rotgut Whiskey

She’s really goneShe packed all her thingsShe took the ring I scrimped and saved forOn this freezing day in early SpringI’m left with this bitter stingNow It’s just me and my Rotgut Whiskey She’s really outShe left her phone and a noteShe’s had enough of what we didn’t haveAnd rather than cut her own throatSheContinue reading “Me and my Rotgut Whiskey”