My Ramblin’ Lament…

(Inspired by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Huddie ‘Leadbelly’ Ledbetter, and a much younger Bobby Dylan)

I’ve been rambling along,

Hither and thither,

Whistling the bars of my unfinished song.

I’ve roamed for too long,

Walking on oceans,

Yearning to finally belong.

Wasting my youth,

On pride,

Leaving me nowhere,

Left to hide.

Washed up against many an alien shore,

Eyes stinging, heart crushed,

My laughter a suffocating facade,

Tearing my self apart,

Vanishing into my own charade,

Dreading each new start,

Welcoming each inevitable end,

Flinging sentiments that may never mend.

I’ve been rolling through,

A life of fortunate circumstance,

Reaching for nothing,

achieving even less,

Comforted by this shroud of blandness,

Dusting all memories off my chest,

Aching for release, for peace, for rest,

And still scribbling unsound verse,

With my thirty pieces of silver,

Tucked in my jagged purse.

So I roll and roam and ramble still,

Leaving everything behind save my will,

Dreaming still of the promise of bliss,

The whispered rhymes of a salty kiss,

Of hope released, of true emotions unbound

Dreaming always,

Of a simple love that may still be found…

(Inspired by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Huddie ‘Leadbelly’ Ledbetter, and a much younger Bobby Dylan)