Bridget Bush

Rookie (12/08/1982 / Pittsfield, Il)

Cole, Cole Get Up Off Of Your Knees - Poem by Bridget Bush

I met him one night on the fourth of July
his red hair was blowing in the wind
I didn't like him I will not lie
but that was way back then

We took a walk down to the woods
where we ran amongst the trees
a sack of rocks were all my goods
and I fell to my knees

and I screamed, 'Cole, Cole, would you help me please? '
'I think I've lost my way home.'
and he yelled, 'Girl, girl, get up off of your knees
and follow the path in which you roam.'

Watching firewords late that night
underneath the maple tree
I don't know but it sure felt right
when he sat down next to me

and when my mom said it was time to go
I begged her please
he said he'd see me again but even though
I fell to my knees

and I cried, 'Cole, Cole, would you help me please? '
'I don't want to go home! '
and he said, 'Girl, girl, get up off of your knees
and follow wherever your heart will roam.'

I don't know what was going through my head
but i know it wasn't right
last I heard that poor boy was dead
and I'd only seen him that night

One snowy afternoon
I had begged the Lord please
God knows he was taken too soon
and I fell to my knees

and I cried, 'Cole, Cole, would you help me please?
I think I'm losing control! '
and he said, 'Girl, girl, get up off of your knees
and look within your soul.'

In town at the Methodist church
I saw him one last time
Then I stood crying underneath the old birch
and listened to the death bells chime

later on at the cemetery
I gave his parents these
they were pictures of him from me
and we fell to our knees

And he cried, 'Girl, girl, would you help me please?
I think I've lost my way home! '
and I cried, 'Cole, Cole, get up off of your knees
and follow where the light has shown.'


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  • (10/11/2005 3:49:00 AM)

    This is a wonderous poem....excellent....I love it! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 1, 2005



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