My Parents Went To Cancún

you got a shiny new bike

all I ever got was love

 

doing headstands on a mountainside

all I ever got was love

 

in a world of shiny things 

you’ve gone insane 

 

maybe I can help you with this 

in my own way 

 

you want everything 

all I ever got was love 

 

past the point of embarrassing 

when jungles are burning up

 

and you’re spinning in your drink

smoking the latest thing 

 

making enemies with people 

just like yourself 

 

dancing in your head

your cat’s in the fridge 

 

quoting a song by prince

about the pretty mess   

 

you got a hot new job 

all I got was love 

 

coming home to the floor 

maybe love’s enough 

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Robert C Gaulke

Sun 25th Aug 2019 14:08

Thanks for the feedback! B

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John Coopey

Sun 25th Aug 2019 08:31

I enjoyed this, Robert. The juxtaposition of material riches and the true wealth of love. If I was being picky, i thought the final thought wasn’t necessary - the piece had said this already.

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