If I Sang All My Songs

Verse after silly verse

In that sad melody 

Of my inner voice 


Of which I only seem

To be able to sing

In constant repetition 


Would it endear me

Like the tiny green tree frog? 


Would they paint my picture

On the boards by their front door? 


Would they scream and have me arrested

And make me take my medication? 


The one that takes the song out

And make the silly words sound dull,

For am I not that frog, the quiet one

Dull and brown and silently waiting

For a bug for a meal?


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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