New Hampshire, USA
To Catalinamoon...simply amazing that we came up with poems on the same subject so close together. GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike). Enjoy.
I sat there in the barroom,
My mind off somewhere far.
She drifted in on a heat blast,
And sat with me at the bar.
"Thereís a heat wave out there, Darliní,
Or donít you watch TV?"
Well, itís not near as hot, as what I got,
Going on inside of me.
"Oh, feeling a little fiesty?", said she,
And gave me a little wink.
"Well, Iíll sit here, you buy the beer,
And Iíll tell you what I think."
"I think that youíre just lonely,
And maybe youíve felt pain.
ĎCause you ainít sitting here drinkiní,
Just to get out of the rain."
"The only rain thatís fallen,
Is probably the tears in your eyes.
Youíre tired of life, you hate the pain,
And you canít live with the lies."
"So you hide away in this barroom,
And try to drink your troubles away.
But when you go home, the nightmares come,
So youíre back here every day."
"That isnít the way to be liviní,
That isnít the way to have fun.
You need to get out, breathe some air,
Take a long, long walk in the sun."
"This ainít free advice Iím giviní,
ĎCause you know Iím a working girl too.
But business is slow, Iíve got nowhere to go,
So this is what Iím gonna do."
"Letís get out of this smoky ole barroom,
You come back to my place with me.
Weíll sit on the couch and talk about life,
And Iíll fix us a cup of hot tea."
"You donít have to live with those nightmares,
You donít have to carry those scars.
You donít have to waste your life away,
Sittiní in smoky ole bars."
"My love will overcome it,
Iíll drive them right out of your head.
And I can work my magic,
Without taking you into my bed."
"We both know that Iím a hooker,
We both know what I do.
What you donít know, but Iíll gladly show,
Is the secret to how to cure you."
"That secret is my friendship,
And my never tiriní ear.
So talk till all the demons go Ďway,
Iíll be sittiní right over here."
We talked on to the morning,
I cried and then she held me tight.
When I left in the sun, looking forward to fun,
I no longer feared the night.
Amazing, the power of friendship,
And some unlikely sources we find.
Because of a kind hearted hooker,
Iíve finally found my peace of mind.
Marv Hardin 07/20/00
[This message has been edited by Hardrock (edited 07-26-2000).]