Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Flyin' Geese Blues

I’m watching out my window as the geese go flying by
I’m watching out my window as the geese go flying by
I’m looking at the door and wondering why I try

Oh the geese are heading south, where there ain’t no cold or snow
Oh the geese are heading south, where there ain’t no cold or snow
And if you loved me baby, I would never go

But your heart’s grown cold as winter and I never see the spring
Oh your heart’s grown cold as winter and I never see the spring
There’s nothing left to warm me but this tiny little ring

Did you ever love me?
Did you ever care?
What makes you think
I’ll stick around
When winter’s in the air?

The geese are calling lonely as they fly to find the sun
The geese are calling lonely as they fly to find the sun
I think the geese are saying that they know our love is done

3 comments:

ron said...

nice one ...jst conveys it in simple language...

ron said...

hey really nice one...directly conveys your msg in simple words...

Scott said...

I'll tell you, as a man who is on the brink of divorce...this poem really breaks it down to the core. I appreciate the simplistic approcach you took. I want to share a poem with you that I wrote a couple of months back. It is as complete as I expect it to be, although it does not capture all that I want. Maybe you will be able to take something out of it. It's not my best work...but it is straight from the depths of my heart.


Enough



When the day has come,
That all to be said has been said
Where do we stand?
When we have grasped at all the straws
What have we gained?
Has innocence been found?
Has the past become present?
The inequity of previous days,
Is it relinquished?
Are we able to set each other free?
Can we be the rock that once was?
Can I look to you to be my eternity?
Can you look to me and see forever?
No---
Then let it go
Yes—
Then let it be
Let us continue to grow

When the days were green
Laughter flowed from the heart
Nothing stood in our way
There was nothing that could tear us apart
I smiled
You understood
You cried
I did what I could
Was it enough
This I will never really know
Because the present state of our now
I can not explain
The truth is that I love you
I don’t know what to do to make life grand
I want to see you smile
I want to hold your hand
I long for just the simplest of touch
To feel your skin
That, I miss so much
I never thought, thought that I would be in this place
I always knew
I always knew that I would love you
But this is just my luck
The loveliest of things
They came before my very eyes
And there in a flash
They were gone
This should be no surprise

I can only help but reflect
Of the days that have come and gone
I can only ask myself
Where is it that I went wrong?
What did I do?
What is it that I said?
What could I have done different
All these things run through my head
I wish that I held the wand
I wish that I could make it all go away
I know that it won’t take much
But it is not one word that I could say
It is going to take effort
Effort from mine and your side both
I am willing to give it what it takes
Give it what it takes to grow

Tonight when I watched you walk away
My heart to a new depth sank
This to you was nothing new
For you have been alone for some time
But the flowers died
The sky grew dark
There was nothing I could do
We have been torn apart
You feel no loss
I feel no guilt
That is the way of life
I cry

To walk around this house
It feels as if I am in a stranger’s life
The woman that I once loved
She no longer exist
The woman that once loved the person
The person that I call me
That man has been buried
What will we do?
What will become of us?
That truly is the question
Will life become better
Are we really just buying time?
I wish I knew the answer
I wish that I could look at you
And know that everything would be alright
I wish that you could look at me
And know that the world would once again be safe
We can’t do that
The trust has been lost
The world as we know
It is no more
Life has become almost drab
I no longer feel that joy of the fresh day