poetry by j matthew waters

the day the music played

fire and rain baby
that’s where it’s at
whether it be on vinyl
or flatscreen tv

you said you were just
gonna borrow it
but years went by
and you never did give it back
no you never did
(you never did)

there are no apologies
I’ve since moved on
now that compact discs
have arrived
not to mention youtube
and itunes
partaking in yoo-hoo
or root beer

friday night it was late
and I had no place to go
except for quietly tapping my foot
fire and rain
playing in the background

september two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

Single Post Navigation

13 thoughts on “the day the music played

  1. gardenlovepoet on said:

    Oh how time flies and how many things can happen in a short period of time.

  2. 👌👌

  3. Time is a fickle thing.

  4. I love this poem.

  5. Well now there is a song stuck in my head..ala James Taylor.

  6. Ah, seems the song is following you round… you can’t give it away… it will still find you!! 😀

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: