Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mrs. Potter
by Lori Chaffer

Mrs. potter has a house on the corner where she sits and polishes her old silver plates
And she rocks in her chair alone singing songs of old and she wonders where did the time go

Mr. baker owns a grocery store where he’s worked for a few decades or more
and he tells all his patrons his stories and gives advice
and he wishes them all a good life

And oh in the twilight before the dawning the sun sets beautiful
And oh the moon is rising I swear it’s smiling it’ll turn your frown upside down

Little billy has a fancy toy car
Someday when he’s older he wants to be a star but for now all his
Dreams are as real as that car
And he’s happy cause life is ahead of him now

There’s a destitute poet who lives down the street
His words are fairly simple but to him they sound sweet
And the marrow of life is what he writes about
The well of words he’s dug’s so deep he can’t get out
And the weight of his message pulls the corners of his mouth

And he says oh it’s hard to take life lightly when you have time to look around
And oh the neighbors sighing, you know they're smiling cause you know what he's talking about

There’s a doctor with a scalpel in his hand
and he cuts the hearts and wallets of each rich and poor man
And he wants to quarantine the tragedy from life
‘Cause no one else has time

There’s an actress who lives next door and when she’s on stage it’s kind of like a war
But she won’t blame anybody for the way it is and she wonders how she’ll feel when the show ends

‘Cause the play’s too long to take too somberly and it’s too short to be a comedy
It's hard to change roles from stage to stage

But oh in the twilight before the dawning the sun sets beautiful
And oh the moon is rising I swear it’s smiling it’ll turn your frown upside down

It'll turn your frown upside down

2 comments:

12th Floor said...

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