Maria only plays sad songs…

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Maria only plays sad songs on her tear-stained guitar

Jose wants to marry her, cross the border, buy a new car

Padre Miguel says it’s okay but remember to always pray

The young lovers were sent back to Mexico by the Border Patrol today

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Two hundred people were injured at the Olympics by a mad man

his pipe bomb exploded in the crowd well-to-do & grand

sudden sorrow via the news on TV gushed all over the land

the poor & the rich always murder each other, don’t you understand?

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As long as one man on Earth is hording his pile of gold

others will crave it & for it their souls will be sold

far as I can see the solution is a faint gleam in a star

  Maria only plays sad songs on her tear-stained guitar…

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from an out-of-print book

A Love Song To The American Lizard

by Rawclyde!

(Copyright Clyde Collins 1999)

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Progressive America Rising

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5 thoughts on “Maria only plays sad songs…

    • You might note that Vegas Jessie amongst the “like” buttons here always writes sad and hopeless stories too ~ but her’s are about politics. I’m glad you arrived here to keep us company…

  1. Great Poem…
    “As long as one man on Earth is hording his pile of gold -others will crave it & for it their souls will be sold” this to me speaks volumes…

    Deep thoughts as your poem speaks of the Many Tears shed on life’s journey..
    Thank you for your welcome Visit..
    Sue

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