Lori Boulard


004 A Really Good Song

Poem by Lori Boulard

a really good song has your throat by the first eight-count
owning your heartbeat as it opens up wide

it lays on your tongue smooth as chocolate
then bites down hard like good whiskey

a really good one sticks to your brain like dementia
and doesn't let go until it is through with you,

sinking in deep like an old friend, pumping rhythm
intravenously like a sweet soul transfusion

it begs your body to shut up, shut down and let go
drowning every pore in melodic waves of ecstasy

rattling your spine with such a shock wave
as coffee and greater sins could only dream

like sex without the consequences
instant zen, yours for the taking

a really good song, if it is really good
stamps your soul with a reminder

of who you are, were, or can be
when you are better than you ever thought possible


Comments about 004 A Really Good Song by Lori Boulard

  • Robert Howard (5/9/2007 11:33:00 PM)

    Wow, what a wide open and vivid tribute to the power of music with lines to match the finest of musical phrases!(Report)Reply

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  • Gregory Gunn (5/2/2006 5:22:00 PM)

    Now that's some cool, mellifluent jazz ya got blowing there, cat. Gorgeous couplets with perhaps, 'like sex without the consequence / instant zen, yours for the taking' being the best.

    On the flip-side,

    Greg(Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/21/2006 3:31:00 PM)

    Also, 'YOU ARE MY SISTER' by same artist(Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/21/2006 3:30:00 PM)

    This is amazing, it has such depth and meaning to so many, including myself.
    A Really Good Song? 'HOPE THERE'S SOMEONE'by ANTHONY AND THE JOHNSONS
    I really cried at this one when I felt the pain contained, and oh what a voice.(Report)Reply

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  • Scarlett Treat (3/2/2006 9:20:00 AM)

    Loved this one so much that I even emailed it TO MYSELF! ! Scarlett(Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (11/6/2005 10:29:00 PM)

    dear lori,
    i really love this one!(Report)Reply

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  • Ivy Christou (11/1/2005 12:31:00 PM)

    now this is a Classic! A really good song deserves a REALLY good poem like yours! keep up the good work!
    HBH(Report)Reply

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  • Uriah Hamilton (10/31/2005 10:36:00 AM)

    Super dug this one, especially the dementia line.(Report)Reply

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  • Raynette Eitel (10/31/2005 9:09:00 AM)

    If I could give you a twenty on thin one, I would. There are so many good images, it is hard to choose the best, but I think my favorite is 'pumping rhythm intravenously like a sweet soul transfusion' or perhaps 'instant zen, yours for the taking.' Thanks for this.
    I am bookmarking it.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012


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