The Things I Didn’t Want to Do, by pd lyons


All my life of lingering lies

Each and every single one

A point to point of indelible regret

 

So dig in deep and hold your mark

Squeeze the trigger, don’t black out

Ain’t that a fitting way for it to end

 

Slow and steady always just a mere formality

I could only follow where the strings were pulling me

 

Like the nagging of my mamma

And the raging of my pa

Those class rooms full of things I couldn’t really understand

And those laws that seemed only to apply to me

 

So dig in deep and hold your mark

Squeeze the trigger, don’t black out

Ain’t that a fitting way for it to end

 

 

And where’s the love like in those songs

And where’s the joy of that gospel god?

The fame and fortune like in those magazines

Fulfilling all those promises made by my TV screen

 

All those things I ever learned

All those lessons so absurd

I was only running after someone else’s manufactured dream.

 

So I’ll dig in deep hold my mark

Squeeze the trigger and not black out

And maybe hope for reinforcement will pan out.

 

 

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Comments

  • Donna J Snyder  On December 5, 2017 at 12:03 am

    So poignant.

    Liked by 1 person

  • Aquileana  On December 8, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Yes, we often live according to others´expectations… People and systems. It is really hard to find our inner core, our sense in life. It could be all seem senseless at times. That´s why remaining true to ourselves, our emotions and feelings is very important.
    Your verses truly resonated with me … Powerful, indeed.
    Love & best wishes 🙂

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    • pdlyons  On December 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. nice to hear from you. all the best. cheers

      Liked by 1 person

  • Edward-David Ruiz  On December 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Thanks again for sharing, PD.The semester is over; now, I can take a real breather. Turned the big 7-9 today, but I did not see the face of the Almighty nor any of my favorite saints.Since the days seem to move too fast these days, the arrival of my 80th should not take a long time.  Hope this finds you and the family in pretty good health and spirits. Happy Holidays ahead,and God bless. e/s

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    • pdlyons  On December 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

      SO HOPE YOU HAD A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND SCOTT FOR A MOST MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. MAY THE HOLIDAY SEASON BE KIND TO YOU AND ALL YOU LOVE AND CARE ABOUT. CHEERS FROM OCEANS AWAY

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