Just Singin’

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New day callin’ now

Raisin’ one eyebrow


Shiftin’ sticky clutch

Steps seem out of touch


Life makin’ no sense

Ain’t got fifty cents


Sittin’ on life’s bench

Rain comes, just to drench


Losin’ track of time

Life’s lemons and limes


Prices skyrocket

Jean’s empty pockets


Life’s newest gamble

Fallin’ to shambles


Lookin’ down dark road

Map’s secret, stealth code


Life’s hollow grand slam

Cold toast without jam


Missin’ mornin’ snooze

Just singin’ life’s blues


Dreamin’—yes I am

Life’s final exam


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While crafting this poem, thoughts went back to hearing American singer and songwriter Roger Miller performing his classic, award-winning hit song, “King of the Road.”  Here is a taste of his unique talent.

13 thoughts on “Just Singin’

  1. “Ain’t got fifty cents” brought to my mind Roger Miller’s song, “King of the Road.” Never thought it would be in YOUR mind as you wrote, till I read your explanatory note at the end. The poor guy in your poem needs a break–should we pray for him?!


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