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LET IT BE ME (STRONG LANGUAGE)

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Let it be me,

She said, let it

Be me, but it

Was always some

 

One else, always

Some other and

That carried on

Right through, even

 

In her half rushed

And after that,

Quickly dissolved

Marriage, and the

 

Sick babies that

Never came or

If they did they

Never lasted

 

More than a few

Hours or days

And he’d say, you

Just ain’t woman

 

Enough, ain’t got

What it takes to

Hold a brat on

To the darn end

 

Without you spew

It, and even

When he’d gone and

She thought the big

 

Chance might come, that

Mr Right and

Mr Good would

Come along and

 

Sweep her off her

Feet, but none came,

None arrived; just

Her and the cat

 

And the handed

Down records of

Johnny Cash and

Jim Reeves and all

 

The bad luck and

That one after

Another cold

Loveless embrace

 

And useless fuck.

Let it be some

Other, she said,

God let it be

 

Anyone else

But me, and let

Me sleep and hug

My cat and play

 

The handed down

Records of Jim

Reeves and Johnny

Cash and heal my

 

Facial spots and

Pubic rash and

Let me be in

No one’s dream or

 

Lust, having faith

In no one, but

You my lone God,

She said, I trust.

 

 


Categories: Poetry & Lyric, Terry Collett

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