Sunday, 6 September 2015

Not Quite A Poem

Life has been so incredibly complicated and busy this year, and shows in the number of posts I have made, especially since the spring. One of these days things will sort themselves out and I am sure my artistic output will return to normal.

In the meantime, here is a lyric. Meant to be a little bit of fun, it was well received at my ukulele club when I tried it out on them in an "open mic" spot. I thought that with absolutely nothing in the poetry line to share here, I would at least show that I am still just about turning out something creative in the writing arena. Hope you like it and take it for what it is.

My Uke Is Gonna See Me Through The Day 

When I ‘m feeling  low
Got no place to go
And no one’s ‘round to raise my sorry mood.
I don’t sit a round
Staring at the ground
I Pick up my 4-string and I start to play

verse 1
Oh my uke is gonna get me through the day
Raise my voice and strum along and play
My spirits soon will rise, soaring to the skies
Oh my uke is gonna get me through the day 

verse 2
The cheerful sound of strumming is so cool
Takes me back to days I spent in school
No cares to weigh me down, no sign of a frown
Oh my uke is gonna get me through the day

verse 3
No pills or potions do the same for me
I’ve tried them all, they fail it’s plain to see
But when I hear those chords, I’m never ever bored
Oh my uke is gonna get me through the day 

If you would like to hear the song, having read the lyrics, then I offer next an early recording of the song which I often do to hear what I am doing. It is so easy to perform a song without really hearing the results. I do think that it does enable me to learn and improve. Anyway here it is:-