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The Eclectic Pen - Living for the Night

By: Roy B. (mountdewboy)   + 20 more  
Date Submitted: 8/30/2009
Genre: Romance » Romantic Suspense
Words: 172

  I have an 8 to 5 job
Iím now living like a slob

Itís a lifeless job as can be
I no longer want it to be me

Now sitting at the bar
They seem so far

Putting the bourbonís away
Iím over looking the bay

I stagger thru the empty home
With no messages on the phone

Once I go through the door
I fall flat on the floor

I'd see my wife
And the kids, they were my life

I hear their laughter and watching them playing
My boy on the slide and my girl swinging

I see them so clearly, in my dreams
Knowing that they are enjoying their ice creams

I reach out to touch them and they disappear
Now the pictures of my family are all smears

Waking up in a puddle of sweat
The blankets all tied around waist

But in those dreams, is the only way I feel close
Because of some jerk, I have lost my only desire to pose

He has denied me the pleasure of seeing them grow up, in grace
Because he ran the red light to win the drag race

29 Aug 2009
Roy W. Bair

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Michal W. (Princess101) - 5/6/2010 7:20 PM ET
wow. did that really happen? That was really good.
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