Friday, March 18, 2011

Can't Get Blues

You can't get dunes where the wind doesn't blow
Can't get a river where the water don't flow
You can't get the blues where there ain't no rain
Lord, oh Lord, take me back again.

You can't get desert where the sun isn't hot
Can't see the moon where the night is not
Can't climb a hill without crossing the plain
Lord, oh Lord, let me go there again.

You can't have a tree without any roots
You got to have feet if you want to wear boots
Can't find a tear where they don't feel pain
Lord, oh Lord, take me back again.

Can't have summer if there's been no spring
Can't use a fishhook without any string
Sweet honey comes with a terrible sting
Lord, oh Lord, won't you hear me sing?

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Everyday Goddess said...

No Yin without the Yang, I like this very much!

thingy said...

This is fabulous. I love it.

Jeanne Aguilar said...

This poem rocks. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Aisha, I found myself wanting to hear this in song. Very nice rhythm and rhyme.

Mad Kane said...

That is just wonderful. I too heard it in song.
Mad Kane

Jingle Poetry said...

amazing words..

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Sulthana said...

Enjoyed the tune in this and the contrasts that forces on to appreciate how we must have bad to appreciate the good :)