Shorty and Gloria

edited October 11 in Poems



You’ll find Shorty and Gloria down at the
Bluebonnet Café
where they serve you breakfast with a smile
all day.
Shorty don’t talk much,
just watches the river glide
he don’t show it but
Gloria says he's got a romantic side.

a waitress with a joke
for every customer,
She makes a home for
every regular.
he worked ranches and rigs
for more than forty years,
until his body felt like a truck
that stripped its gears.

a willow brushing over
a solid oak tree
her hand on his shoulder
when it’s time to close,
and the years that carried them through
each other’s lives
took on colors and each color had a
sound that survives.

course there were times Shorty
heard Bob Wills,
while Gloria felt the joy
young Mozart instills.
never say a word,
let him tap his foot and grin
as she swayed to the music
of a different violin.

You see Shorty and Gloria
down at the Bluebonnet Café
seems like it’s the same ol’ same ol’
everyday.
But two have got each other
they know that’s true,
and every minute does just what it’s
supposed to do.

yeah Come on down to the Bluebonnet Café
where they serve you breakfast with a smile
all day.
Thanked by 1Gracy

Comments

  • Posts: 0
    Hi James,
    It's great to come over and listen to songs here. Don't find that anywhere else. Perhaps you do take them elsewhere as well?
    Love the stanza below: I also notice that you've a lot of good end rhymes. That is spectacular when it comes to singing your own lyrics. Congrats from me, heartfelt ones!


    "...and the years that carried them through
    each other’s lives
    took on colors and each color had a
    sound that survives."

    Looking forward to your disc.
    Best, Gracy 
  • Posts: 336
    Thank you very much Gracy.  Have my sound studio almost set up now and will begin recording soon - Best - RC
    Thanked by 1Gracy
  • edited October 14 Posts: 0

    As usual I enjoyed the sound of your voices.

    I feel the lyrics must be reworked in re rhyming ends but still stay close to the original content. Your singing the lyrics reflect what I think I felt & noted. I think you might cut on the length by simplifying the tale & maybe make 2 songs out of it in the process. Thanks for sharing.

  • Powerful and gutsy, RC. I enjoyed listening to this. Could you up the melody a touch?

    Good to hear you again

    Best

    JJ

  • Posts: 336
    JJ -  Thanks  - I'll givethe meody another go  but right noew am having problemswith Sound cloud and other servers.  -  RC
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