Well I Could... But I Won't
Author: Shiloh


Well, I could move from this part of town where I'm livin',
but I've been to the other side of the street,
where folks wear their plastic faces
in their fancy plastic places,
an' they're dancin' to a high-steppin' beat.

When I was young I saw the things I didn't have,-
all their pretties, and their wants,
...but not their needs.
But I also saw the things they did to get 'em...
an' thought about it,- but I couldn't do those deeds.

So I guess that you'll just have to forgive me,
'cause I don't want the kind of life they think's so sweet.
I'm not gonna walk with the righteous,
an' I won't sing with the saints,
but I'll be dancin' with the sinners in the street!


Comments on this poem/writing:

Karen D. ( -- Sunday, February 26 2012, 10:28 pm

Well I Could/But I Won't

I remember writing poetry like this, but it was so very long ago. I'm glad to see that you still have some "youthful feelings" in your breast and some "youthful insights" in your soul.
Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by Shiloh


Poetic Dreams Other's Poetic Dreams Submit a Poem New This Week Forum Home

Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved.   No part of this website, including all pictures and written words,  may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without  permission of the original author of the work.  All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner.  All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail:  so the proper person may be notified.