Barefoot Charm Poem by Lee Crowell

Barefoot Charm

Rating: 5.0

only one thing brings me to this place
only one thing makes my heart shine
you've got a barefoot long lady leg charm
you're the one thing on my mind

we drink cold beer on your midnight beach
we roll with the waves in the sea
I've been bound by the chains of a working life
and you're the one thing that sets me free

sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming
when I'm hammering hard with my crew
and it's an easier task to spike these studs
when the one thing I picture is you

now there's been such a dry spell between us
that I traveled all night to your door
but the stone faced landlord just told me
you're the one thing I won't see anymore

he sent me to the churchyard
I just don't know who's to blame
for this graveyard plot with its grey headstone
and the one thing it reads is your name

only one thing brings me to this place
only one thing makes my heart shine
I won't ever believe that you've gone away
cause you're the one thing on my mind

Raj Arumugam 07 November 2008

a wonderfdul poem/song, Lee Cromwell - strong emotion and the lines are just so lyrical, readable and memorable...

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Raj Arumugam 09 November 2008

I've come back to read this ballad once more and it still has deep power...

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Subroto Chatterjee 01 June 2009

Not just stone faced..but stone hearted..landlord. Stunning ending...good piece.. Cheers. Subroto

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John Raubenheimer 26 March 2009

A strong and haunting ballad - love, life and death it's theme. I can almost hear it.

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Sally Plumb 09 March 2009

I love this one. Regards Sally

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Sreelekha Premjit 09 March 2009

The ending of the poem caught me by surprise. Enjoyed reading it.

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Kesav Easwaran 06 December 2008

a graveyard for one's love in one's own mind...a sad and touching write...invades, soft and silent, the reader mind...10

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Lee Crowell

Lee Crowell

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