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Bluebird

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there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?
COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 24 September 2020
there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke and the whores and the bartenders a fine poem indeed. tony
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Olivia 07 December 2019
My brother loved it so much he was almost cried.
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Dawson 14 August 2019
Nice poems
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Adeeb Alfateh 01 July 2019
I put him back, but he's singing a little in there, I haven't quite let him die and we sleep together like that with our secret pact superb poem superb write to my FAV list great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Britte Ninad 10 August 2018
greatly penned- there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him
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Glen Kappy 26 July 2018
Well, Charles is honest. And good for him he didn’t let the bluebird die. It’s sad when we stifle that which is tender in us for fear of being soft or not cynical enough or not enough of a manly-man. -GK
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Paul Amrod 26 July 2018
I was lucky enough to have sung his poems set to music by John Melcher. One can listen to this in Spotify. Charle's dry wit and shocking lines have always fascinated me. He was cult poet of my generation. (Report)
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Paul Amrod 26 July 2018
I was lucky enough to have sung his poems set to music by John Melcher. One can listen to this in Spotify. Charles dry wit and shocking lines have always fascinated me. He was cult poem of my generation.
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 26 July 2018
A wonderful piece of artwork...10
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