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The Barker's Song


I'm not really profound, I'm just clever.
Look! None of my words touch the ground!
In every endeavor am I boring? No, never!
I have faultless production of sound,
As my glittering words tumble down...

(chorus)
I was just sitting here
To write a poem, my dear.
What was I going to say?
I had the words, dear,
But now I've lost them, I fear.
Well, it wasn't that good anyway,
Now, con-found it, what will I say?

This dance that I do, is it easy?
Could you pen a poetic plum?
If the total effect has you queasy,
Will you still make 'em read what you've done?
Do you pray they proclaim you The One?

(chorus)

I was just sitting here (etc.)

(Tag)

Truth is beauty, beauty truth,
That is all we need to know.
Sometimes you settle for less than that
When you're putting on a show.

So you think that you've seen inspiration
All hidden in one of my songs?
Well, I'll tell you with vast irritation
If there's truth here you brought it along,
I used mine all up, and it's gone!

(chorus)
Oh, I was just sitting here
To write a poem, my dear.
What was I going to say?
I had it, my dear,
But I lost it, I fear.
Ir wasn't that good anyway.
Now, con-found it, what will I say?

------
Paul Godfrey


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The following comments are for "The Barker's Song"
by SamPark

Play it again Sam!
Nice one and very well written. I love your last verse:

So you think that you've seen inspiration
All hidden in one of my songs?
Well, I'll tell you with vast irritation
If there's truth here you brought it along,
I used mine all up, and it's gone!

But this really is irony, this poem(song) and its sense of fun proves that!

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: May 27, 2004 )





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