Blues Poem II: Everyday Weekend Blues by Harry Calhoun

And it’s three in the morning and all you got
is your own plain self and your two black dogs
and another shot of that harsh brown brandy
that makes it all go down, like it or not.

And that sweet girl of yours that you loved so long
is gone like a memory of a long-lost song.

So this is what it’s like to sing the blues:

The dogs come in with mud caked on their paws
and you wipe it off still smelling of booze
and you clean it up, the paws, that is, and the rest,
That’s just what it is, it’s yesterday’s news

There’s something like a song boiling inside
all angry and bruised, so call it a poem and just give up.

This must be what it’s like to sing the blues.

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One Response to “Blues Poem II: Everyday Weekend Blues by Harry Calhoun”

  1. That’s what it’s like to sing the blues. You’ve got that down…perfectly…

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