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The Ballad of BeFree (but not really a ballad)

(Lyricist's note: these lyrics accompany the story "A Typo of a Peculiar Type." Also, I can neither sing nor play an instrument, and generally I am about as musical as a Winnebago, so you will have to conjure, or imagine, or provide the beat slash groove. Peace.)

The Ballad of BeFree (but not really a ballad)

we are bones

skins on stone

eyes made of sky

& not to own

dreaming in place

sleep like a race

we're rationing stardust

to save some face

so why do we beat

the blood to our feet?

running the square

in circles so neat

this is our plight

a most humane right

strong as the sun

weak as the night

but she is a gladness

a goodness of badness

a wish & a wonder

of bodily madness

freedom's her charter

blush is her garter

lips are her silk

& fingers her barter

yes, we are bones

skins on stone

eyes made of ocean

& not to own

we dream of new places

sleep through the races

we bag up the stardust

& touch up our faces

but no longer, dear

then is now here

pack up your shades

the fog is so clear

the hour is ticking

the lock needs picking

there is no key

all we have is a guess...yes,

we are these bones

this skin on the stone

eyes made of earth

& never to own

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(Lyricist's note: these lyrics accompany the story "A Typo of a Peculiar Type." Also, I can neither sing nor play an instrument, and generally I am about as musical as a Winnebago, so you will have to conjure, or imagine, or provide the beat slash groove. Peace.)

The Ballad of BeFree (but not really a ballad)

we are bones

skins on stone

eyes made of sky

& not to own

dreaming in place

sleep like a race

we're rationing stardust

to save some face

so why do we beat

the blood to our feet?

running the square

in circles so neat

this is our plight

a most humane right

strong as the sun

weak as the night

but she is a gladness

a goodness of badness

a wish & a wonder

of bodily madness

freedom's her charter

blush is her garter

lips are her silk

& fingers her barter

yes, we are bones

skins on stone

eyes made of ocean

& not to own

we dream of new places

sleep through the races

we bag up the stardust

& touch up our faces

but no longer, dear

then is now here

pack up your shades

the fog is so clear

the hour is ticking

the lock needs picking

there is no key

all we have is a guess...yes,

we are these bones

this skin on the stone

eyes made of earth

& never to own

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wow hunnyshorts!!!

i think i have a pic of that sweet bottomed lady....she's a sweet one alright

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March 22, 2012

love the poem...what do u think of the new format here at the Reader now???

i'm afraid it will be hard to find my usual reads

March 22, 2012

Thanks for the props, Nan. And the pic. Perfect. As for the format, i dunno, but it took me awhile to figure out how to post something new. i like the look of it, tho, to be honest. Something more literary about it, don't know why.

March 22, 2012

Style over substance. Why not style AND substance?

April 1, 2012

i do like it 2....especially the picture option...also it brings up U Tube things to watch in the comments...yippee ky o ky yea on that one!!!!!!!

March 23, 2012

nice one buddy - very nice - love it actually - have had the words -tatooed on bone - floating in my mind for awhlie ...

i also do like the look - but not sure of its utility for me - figure a few tries and be fine

March 30, 2012

TY, my man. Jury's still out on the look, I think.

March 31, 2012

--she is a gladness

a goodness of badness

a wish & a wonder

of bodily madness--

Loving this bit! Thinking this may go into my wallet at well. Thanks, Dave. BTW--finally posted part one on the Slabs story. Working on part two--the Range.

March 30, 2012

me too!

March 30, 2012

Thanks for the read. Always nice to see new comments.

March 31, 2012

Thanks, R2S. Glad it's wallet material. ;-) I'll have to check out the new slab stuff. On a friend's computer right now, my hard drive crashed. Going out of town for a week, so it may be awhile before I can post anything new. Stay tuned.

March 31, 2012
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