(Have I got blues for you?)
The night was dark, the road was long
Say 'nothin's right,' you'd not be wrong
My girl went west, my life did too
Say 'all screwed up,' ain't that the truth?
And yet underneath what are the blues?
Bad mistakes come home to roost?
Well, maybe, but not always, sometimes
The blues can be therapeutic, remedial
Restorative. Yes, it hurts at first, so do
Most injuries, but in time the pain goes
Away and the heart starts to heal. Take
The pain, face the pain, it can't last
Forever and beyond the pain is a new
Day and the start of a better life to come
Can't sleep tonight my girl's run off
The butcher's gone, he closed the shop
I thought we bought a lot of meat
She bought enough to feed the street
And when at last the smoke died down I
Found my tears were all cried out. Which
Of course I expected them to be. I'm not
Going to sit around moping for anyone
She got what she wanted, now it's my turn
Keeping a home together was once my
Business and now it's my business again
Starting a new home that is
Sometimes the blues is a good place to
Be, not for long I hasten to add, but long
Enough to see the zigzag world around
You and your place in it. A lesson or two
In love is often a good thing makes for
A better lover – next time
©Joseph G Dawson
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