You brought me back
I was slipping away Fell off the ledge I lost my way.
You reeled me in
Threw me a line You held me tight Caught me in time.
Shattered…. in pieces
Scattered about My heart was broken I had no way out.
Too weak and confused
I’d been knocked around You picked me up Got me off the ground.
Wounded and battered
Alone….left for dead Nothing else mattered It all had been said.
You held me up
Knew what I needed You stopped the noise Stopped me from bleeding.
No going back
Too much desire Consumed with lust Set me on fire.
I paid the price
We went too far I felt the pain I’ve got the scars.
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I try to remember
But, so much time has passed All that’s left ….. delusions Just remnants of the past.
I was crushed…. so devastated
I couldn’t catch my breath Gut punched and blindsided Could not believe the things you said.
A million lame excuses
You were frantic to explain Why this had to happen Oh so sure …. I was to blame.
My hands would not stop shaking
My heart began to break It was shattering in pieces Make it stop for heaven’s sake.
I begged you to be quiet
It was more than I could bear The words unclear and jumbled You really didn’t care.
So anxious and impatient
You were eager to move on It wasn’t long …..you left that night By morning you were gone.
I heard the front door close …then. lock
You had walked out on me You walked away…. no looking back In the mailbox…. was the key.
Weeks went by …. then decades, too
Hard getting over you Couldn’t spend my life alone Feeling sad and…. oh so blue.
You’re not worth the heartache
I’ve made a life with someone new Banished all the hurt and pain Finally gotten over you.
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Let’s play it by the book
I’ll sign ….you tell me where What difference does it make? We both know that you don’t care.
Since the day you up and left
Nothin’s ever been the same You did just what you wanted Then left me …..with all the blame.
She gets your warm, sweet, tender smile
And that shiny new sport’s car 20 years ….. your junior Now she’s driving a Jaguar.
An upgrade from her old red jeep
She parked it down the block I watched you walking hand in hand I think I was in shock.
I was taken by surprise
She was barely over thirty I watched you there …. from afar She was sexy and quite flirty.
You had taken your ring off
Just the day before Left it with your old grey socks In the corner of your drawer.
No tears or explanation
Just a glance and then a sigh You didn’t leave a note behind Never even said goodbye.
What the hell? What’s happening?
After all that we’ve been through I never saw this coming Never saw this side of you.
When she’s mixing you a drink
Hope she’s careful not to spill Antifreeze is odorless It’s a poison that can kill.
Heard you put her in your will
She stands to benefit Gets your pension and your stocks Not just half …. but all of it!
Such a foolish silly man
She’s got her hooks on you You’re just her Sugar Daddy And you think that she loves you.
My song, LOSING YOU is now streaming on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Pandora. Please check it out!
Lyric Video on YouTube.
So excited!!!! 💙
We all know how difficult this past year has been. Those of us that have opted to shelter in, have had to deal with more than our fair share of down time. Some have had the opportunity to work from home. We’ve all watched a lot of TV and eaten more than we should.
In my case, I needed something to fill the void. I had been working with the cruise ships at Port Canaveral in Florida. Obviously, the ships have not been sailing…. so I have been at home. I was fortunate to discover a singer/songwriter named, LP….. while watching videos on line. It was love at first sight!!!!! I was mesmerized! She has most definitely….changed my life!
LP plays the ukulele and the guitar and writes most of her own songs.
Inspired by her genius, I went to the local music store and purchased a ukulele. I taught myself to play, while watching ukulele tutorials …… also, on Youtube.
I have been writing my blog for the past four years, specifically poetry. I decided to put my poetry to music and
Voilà…. I too, became a singer/songwriter.
Please check out my first single on YouTube.
LOSING YOU by Patty Richardson.
I hope you like it! 💙
Words have a way of cutting deep
Deep within the soul They should be measured carefully Their weight worth more than gold.
One comment made…. can cut deep
Can tear one’s heart to pieces Once the trust is violated All faith in friendship ceases.
Double talk …. twisted words
Rearranging thoughts and motives Can’t repair the damage done Can’t change what’s been denoted.
“If you’ve got nothing nice to say,
Don’t say anything at all” A phrase that has been known by most Often posted on the wall.
Kindness can’t be bought or sold
It’s innate ….. it lives within Within the confines of our heart That’s where it all begins.
Apologizes don’t suffice
They can’t change the past Remarks and accusations Seem to linger …. seem to last.
Think before you tell someone
What may hurt or sting a bit Consider how they may feel Reconsider sharing it.
Always respect boundaries
Not just yours …. but theirs Try to think before you speak Show others that you care.
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Feeling so anxious
Encumbered by fear Wanting to conquer No time for these tears.
Stepping up boldly
Stating my claim Calling out clearly My purpose …. my name.
Sharing my feelings
Bearing my soul The need to be heard Will never get old.
Stories worth telling
Memories linger The plight of the artist A poet …. a singer.
Tales of lost love The depth of one’s feelings Is more than enough.
Intros and verses
Bridges and riffs Your mind now sedated Will aimlessly drift.
The power …. the strength
Of words interwoven Carefully written Now melodically spoken.
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Let’s walk down to the jetty
We’ll leave our shoes on the boardwalk steps Let’s walk along the beach together Who cares if our feet get wet?
Feel the sun and the cool summer breeze
Smell the sea …. watch the waves come to shore Walk beside me …. feel the wind in your hair Don’t you know …. that’s what summer is for?
I love your smile and the way that you laugh
The color of your long, curly hair Feeling you close …. wanting you to be closer Trying so hard …. not to stare.
I reached for your hand …. as we climbed the rocks
Piled high ….. to block the waves I pulled you up …. then you let go As we both walked toward the cave.
It was dark and felt somewhat cold inside
I could see ….. you had started to shiver I took out my jacket from my backpack The one with the gold and grey zipper.
I put my jacket around your shoulders
I longed to hold you next to me But I knew …. it was better not to rush you And to let things happen gradually.
Before long … we had to get going
The tide would soon block our return It was almost dusk …. when we started to leave The waves were beginning to churn.
Back on the beach …. the sun set on the horizon
The moon glowing in the distance above I wanted to tell you how I felt about you That I was so deeply and passionately in love.
But I didn’t want to appear too aggressive
Turn you off …. or turn you away So I kept silent about my feelings Being careful about what to say.
We walked back in the dark together
Slowly …. we walked barefoot in the sand You said that it was ….. a perfect day Then reached out and held my hand.
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You turned off the lights
You locked the door You let her in You needed more.
The pleasure …. the pain The thrill and desire Of starting again.
A loss of interest
A matter of time Thinking about her The one next in line.
Break out the wine
Spare no expense She’ll be impressed The feelings intense.
Like nothing before
Her head will be spinning You’ll make her feel great Right from the beginning.
The night in the dark
The longing ….. the fire She’ll do what you want She’ll want to get higher.
No where on earth
Has she ever been Beyond the clouds Where the air is so thin.
So thrilling ….. addicting
So intoxicating The power of lust So captivating.
Without a doubt
Pushed to the brink With no time at all To stop or to think.
The clock will be ticking
But she’ll have no clue This feeling won’t last No …. never with you.
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Never felt better
Than I felt with you Safe and secure So into you.
But …. it fell apart
When you said we’re through You told me you loved her What could I do?
It’s not the first time
That you said …. goodbye You’ve got a habit Of telling me lies.
I took a fall
Got pushed off the ledge Gut punched …. back stabbed Was left for dead.
What is it about her?
Her hair …. her perfume? Nothing compares to The stars and the moon.
A thousand wishes
Could not make you stay I begged and I pleaded But …. there was no way.
Even the devil
Gave up on me No deals to be made No chance for mercy.
Nights in the dark
The passion …. the bliss The way that you held me I can’t forget this.
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