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Feb 2017 · 384
Dirty Old Town
willadean wright Feb 2017
I got to get out of this ***** old town
                                     My blood's in a fever
                                     My loves in the ground
                                     My heart is on fire
                                     My brains in the pan
                       My time is an hourglass... sifting like sand

                                     And all I can do
                                     Is pace up and down
                                     Like a dog on a chain
                                    That can't get around
                                     My mind is confused
                                     My nerves are a wreck
                       You put me out like a smoked cigarette

                   You laughed in my face... made me feel like a clown
                             I got to get out of this ***** old town

                                     The girl down the street
                                     Got shot in the back
                                      Her babies are crying
                                      She's not coming back

                          Her mother weeps at a hole in the ground
                          I got to get out of this ***** old town

                                     The man on the news  
                                      Shows a kid with a gun
                                      Caught in the alley
                                      With no place to run
                            
                           Will an answer ever be found?
                            I got to get out of this ***** old town

                          I got to get out of this ***** old town
                                      My blood's in fever
                                      My loves in the ground
                                      My heart is on fire
                                      My brains in the pan
                            My time is an hourglass...sifting like sand
This poem was written for a girl down the alley from me that was murdered in cold blood and the ****** has gone unsolved to this day. They did find a 16-year-old with a gun in that alley days later, but could not definitively pin the ****** on him.
Feb 2017 · 241
Wicked Love
willadean wright Feb 2017
Oh the times that you have kissed me
                                   Like a phantom in my dreams
                                  And your eyes they haunt me
                                    Like a devil full of schemes
                                 You know that I should hate you
                                    Cause you treat me this a way
                                         Still, you know I love you
                                        Such a wicked game to play
                                         Like a match, you burn me
                                        When I turn out the light
                                          You use me and abuse me
                                        Through the long hot summer night
                                          Your shadow falls long
                                            Upon my bedroom wall
                                         And in the morning I know
                                     There won't be anything left at all
                                       But bits and pieces of my foolish pride
                                          Scattered all over the morning
                                         Till I lay half-dead inside
                                      And you know that I should hate you
                                        Cause you treat me this a way
                                          Isn't love a wicked game to play
Feb 2017 · 180
Tears From My Heart
willadean wright Feb 2017
Take these tears from my heart
                                Shelter me from the storm
                               The wind has blown away my scarf
                                 Gather me babe... safe and warm
                                    My eyes have seen experience
                                  The thieves stole my love
                                And sold it for a clearance price
                                 Oh, babe... I need a velvet glove
                                      I have spent all my time
                                    Searching for the perfect man
                                  Now... I find no one to hold my hand
                             You weaved me in your colored web
                                     Shot my love inside your veins
                                You chose her time instead
                                    Left me standing in the rain
                                       I even got down on my knees
                                   But you won't see the tears I cried
                                       Baby... I even begged you, please
                                     You looked me in my eyes and lied
                                          In your eyes, I saw the fear
                                     Your big excuse for running wild
                                         That's when I want to pull you near
                                                And hold you like a little child
                               She doesn't love you she only wants to put down
                 She doesn't love you- she only wants to put you on the ground
                                 You're having an affair with an addiction  
                                       You're reaching the point of no hope  
                                     You're having an affair with an addiction
                                         You've got your spoon and your dope
                                Let her go set us free-let her go set us free
                                  Let her go set us free-let her go set us free
Feb 2017 · 203
Paranoid
willadean wright Feb 2017
I stand in the street
                                      In the heart of downtown
                               My heart has been broken
                          My world falling down
                    I look around
                 For someplace to hid        
             I feel them watching
        I feel their eyes
       I know what their thinking
       That I don't belong
          But my mind has been broken
              I cannot be strong
                  I've lost my innocents
                         I've lost my youth
                              It's never easy facing the truth
                                        There's something missing
                                                 There's a hole in the sky
                                                       My heart keeps on beating
                                                            And I don't know why
Feb 2017 · 393
Cry into the Sky
willadean wright Feb 2017
Cry into the sky baby
                                                         Cry into the sky
                                                                 Our world's turned upside down
                                                                              And you know why
                         Living in fear and to die
                                               Cry baby, cry baby...cry
                        Following footsteps where they led
                                          Catching rainbows
                                                            That slip through our hands
                                                    Throwing kisses to the wind
                       Dancing on moonbeams
                                                         Through puffs of smoke
                                                  Living on daydreams without any hope
                                                               It's so sad loving shadows
                       Three frozen teardrops
                                                Melting in your hand
                                                            The light is shining where you stand
                                            When your daring to be free
                       Cry into the sky baby
                                                    Cry into the sky
                                              Your worlds turned upside down  
                                                                                 And you know why
                       Living in fear and to die
                                                        Cry baby, cry baby...cry
                       Embracing memories of last good-byes
                                                    Captured waiting for your sigh
                                                                 Closing doors open to the sky
                                                       Only yesterday is gone
                       Childhood visions in the old ones face
                                                   On wings of butterflies gone with no trace
                                                                If you could would you erase
                                                                             Or hold on to the dream
                       Cry into the sky baby
                                                     Cry into the sky
                                             Our world turned upside down
                                                                             And you know why
                      Living and fearing to die
                                                   Cry baby, cry, baby...cry
Feb 2017 · 214
Last Day in May
willadean wright Feb 2017
No sun rises... no sunsets
                           Upon this gray and weepy sky
                           Falls hard upon this tired day
                           Arms full of fresh cut daisies
                           Raindrops kiss the roses sweet
                           I take to my love... who waits for me
                           I fight hard...the gloom and sadness
                           I walk over soldier’s feet
                           To see a field of flowers
                           On freshly mown grass
                           And my love... who waits for me
                           Still no warmth of sun
                           To kiss my cheek and warm my bones
                           To chase the shadows from the trees
                           To free the birds from sheltered leaves
                           To read the names carved out in stone
                            For my love... who waits for me
                            Puddles run from gravel road
                            Form tiny rivers down the hill
                            My heart is torn in tatters
                            My mind is shattered
                            For my love... who weeps with me
                            I search and find your name in stone
                            I look up to see an old man kneel and cry  
                            My flowers are wet...my heart is heavy
                            The die's been cast
                            My memory stands still
                            With my love... who waits for me
                            Who would have thought I'd walk alone?
                            With time enough to share
                            No last chance...or drunkards luck
                            For my love... who waits for me
                            Reality sinks in and I know
                            It's time to leave
                            I throw kisses to the wind
                            I whisper soft...good-bye
                            I can't help but cry...
                            For my love... who waits for me
May 31st, 1989
                            Dedicated to my little sister... born 5/9/1965
                            who was killed by a drunk driver... 4/28/1986
Feb 2017 · 194
Let out a Sigh
willadean wright Feb 2017
Let out a Sigh

You took me to a mountain
You filled my every need
Oh the love that we once shared
Is only known by you and me
You promised me the sky
I took a deep breath
And let out a sigh
You sheltered me
In a place, no one could touch
I gave my heart to you
                  I loved you just a little too much
      I thought our love would never die
  I took a deep breath
And let out a sigh
Then... you said you must be free
I will never understand
Oh, the pain was killing me
   I could never understand
Then I saw you cry
I took a deep breath
And let out a sigh
It was the hardest thing to do
With a lump stuck in my throat
The hardest thing I've ever done
  All my dreams went up in smoke
I had to say good-bye
I took a deep breath
And let out a sigh
Feb 2017 · 171
Love falls from the sky
willadean wright Feb 2017
Silent on the cold ground lies
                                   Visions of a winters day
                                                    Where yellow roses bloom
                                  And rosy-cheeked children play
                                                      
         ­                                            Words are spoken
                                 Then fade away
                                                      Like white breath upon
                                 This crystal day
                                                      
         ­                        Still...more love falls
                                                       On the ground
                                 Silent voices
                                                        All around
                                 And I watch warm
                                                        Till out of sight
                                 While love fades
                                                         Into black and white
Feb 2017 · 242
Let out a Sigh
willadean wright Feb 2017
You took me to a mountain
You filled my every need
 Oh, the love that we once shared;
                                                       Is only known by you and me
                         You promised me the sky,
                                                       I took a deep breath,
                          And let out a sigh
                          You sheltered me:
                                                      In a place no one could touch;
                          I gave my heart to you:
                                                      I loved you, just a little too much;
                          I thought our love would never die;
                                                      I took a deep breath,
                          And let out a sigh
                          Then... you said, you must be free;
                                                      I will never understand
                          Oh, the pain was killing me;
                                                      I could never understand
                          Then, I saw you cry;
                                                      I took a deep breath,
                          And let out a sigh
                          It was the hardest thing to do;
                                                      With a lump stuck in my throat
                          The hardest thing I've ever done;
                                                       All my dreams went up in smoke
                          I had to say good-bye
                                                       I took a deep breath
                          And let out a sigh

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