Ralph Poetry

i really wish i wasn't such a bum

I'm waiting for the phone to ring
On Valentine's Day
I fell asleep on the floor
So now I'm staring at the ceiling
I really should paint it
It looks kind of gray
I really should get up
But I like it this way
Nice and flat on my carpet
I should be ashamed of myself
Lying here
In the middle of books and bottles
And letters and socks and newspapers
I really wish I wasn't such a bum
I should be out there
Enjoying life at full throttle
I'd get people jumping with a snap
Man, I'll start tomorrow
Right now I gotta nap


* This was written for a special performance at a benefit concert for Presentation House in North Vancouver. It was performed as a vocal and bop bass piece.


© 1998, Ralph Alfonso

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