Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Future Past Perfect


She was a dream without an ending
I worked every Christmas and New Year's day
The piano needed tuning
And everyone knew what I could not say

So I retired and took my pension
Not before I moved away
The sky's been awful foreboding
Cut and dried my wildlife display

Now I write poetry on a web site
The dictionary is my Bible
And when my inspiration hits me
Then come see me and all my drivel

can't anybody see
can't anybody be
Monday was just a new year's evening
Tuesday's just another day

oh, yeah!

So I wrote another poetry
But the rain began to fall
And all the Queen's men and all their horses
Stood around Humpty D. and all they did was stall

Now I wish you a happy birthday
Even if it's five months away
You can have your cake and I will eat it
Seems that all is in disarray

And all the roses are well past frozen
The sun has now refused to shine
And all the stars are just some memory
I have my bottle of foreign wine

So take me to the railway station
You say it doesn't stop here anymore
So if I take a boat to China
Will I find you waiting at the door

can't anybody see
can't anybody be
Monday was just a new year's evening
Tuesday's just another day

oh, yeah!

Submitted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Maybe in the future I can get back to my past

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/2/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    i agree with diane this would make a great song.
    .sure dear the sun will shine again someday
    he is just taking a much needed vacation..please
    continue writing the longer poems (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (1/2/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Another nice piece from Midnight Voice. I loved it. This was meaningful. Yes just dates changed nothing new happened. same Monday and then Tuesday................... Just a new day.

    Now I wish you a happy birthday
    Even if it's five months away

    What a twist. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (1/2/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    Excellent, You cover alot in these words. But I am with You, Just Another day. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/1/2013 3:05:00 PM)

    Drivel? Wine? Birthdays? Not sure about this one Thomas - but hey, it's my birthday soon so have a glass, and a piece of cake! ! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (1/1/2013 6:25:00 AM)

    Hey, go easy on that bottle of wine or you won`t be able to read your bible..

    Happy New Year to you. (Report) Reply

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