MN (11-08-1970 / )

Cowpies Of Life

Written by: Mary Nagy and Ray Andrews


Sometimes our instincts cry for help
and help them we surely try.
But often we grasp at certain wrong rings
and find ourselves go awry.

Do you race to the bar after work
and down a few pounders of beer?
On returning home do you drink a few more
extending the evening's cheer?

A pickled liver and jaundice too-
a couple of things that can happen to you;
a watered down brain-thrown down the drain,
it's happened to more than a few.

Are you collecting riches
to fulfill your aching need?
Does the happiness of 'getting'
seem to satisfy your greed?

Will you be wearing diamonds
when you're riding in the hearse?
When you get to heaven
will your shoes still match your purse?

Do you fill your trophy case
with pictures and letters too?
Of all your fallen lovers
whose love just wouldn't do?

Is finding that new lover
going to help to heal your soul?
Perhaps you need to look within
before life takes it's toll.

Your life is what you make it
just choose your destiny.
The road's not paved with excess
but love and empathy.

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Comments (6)

'When push comes to shove, thank God for self-love' Mose Allison
I think it is too obvious that it was written by two poets. Seems to affect the flow a bit. And where are the cowpies to be found? H
Mary is such a capable poet and I'm pretty new at writing poems-so I felt honored that she'd agree to do this little project! It's quite different than writing your own poem because of the 'pauses' for discussions. So maybe that's a downside, but an upside is you get input from your partner. I recommend others try this-if nothing else it's fun! Hello to Ernestine from here in the USA! My guess is it rains more where I'm located than in the UK. Ray
Whichever of you wrote the line about the shoes matching the purse - ROFLOL!
Now who wrote which verse or line, very interesting project. Very interesting poem also. Well done you two. Love Ernestine XXX
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