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Never is a Long Time   Leave a comment

You haven’t lived
If you haven’t spent
one night
all night
In some dive of a bar
A bar
you normally wouldn’t ever frequent
a bar
where nobody knows you
a bar
where you keep feeding quarters
into the old jukebox
listening to the soundtrack
of your life

Dancing alone
Or with your shadow
in the corner
No one takes any notice
Of a broken hearted lover
Who’s tears shine in the light
from the neon sign
above the bar
Blue Moon
Blue tears

until the dawn
New day light
The break of day
The heart break
And the chasers and beer
might scare the hurt away
chase away the pain
but only for a while

The bartender keeps his thoughts to himself
Knows when to give
or keep
his advice to himself
Some people are past helping anyway
So he just continues to clean the same glass
Over and over
Looking like he is busy
So no-one will disturb him
His thoughts
His own heartache

He finally puts the glass back
on the shelf
As you play the same song
Over and over
It was your song
It will always be your song
Whenever you hear it
It will remind you
Remind you to forget

You’re left alone
Like the glass
on the shelf
You tell yourself
It’s all just a bad dream
More like a nightmare
That came out of nowhere
You thought it was forever
You should have known better
You should have known
is forever
it might as well have been for never
But never is a long time too
Never is a long time

©2012 Jon Johanson


Posted December 19, 2012 by Jon Johanson in Uncategorized

Catching Up   Leave a comment


it’s been a while
Guess we lost touch
Somewhere along the way
You know how it is
Life gets in the way
And time
Just seems to fly by
So fast
A blink of the eye
And life has passed you by
But anyway
How are you
Are you good
How is life treating you
Are you happy
You deserve to be
you seem quiet
And there’s something
about your eyes
Something that is missing
They seem
I don’t know
Do you cry often
You used to be so full of life
The life of every party
You were always ready to take on the world
You were always so strong
So what happened
What changed
Do you smile
When was the last time
You laughed out loud
Where’s that spark
That always got you through
Where’s the fire that used to burn inside of you
I’m sorry
I best be going
it’s been good though
To catch up
See how you are
We really mustn’t leave it so long
Next time
I’ll keep in touch
But I hate to leave you
like this
Will you be okay
You know where I am
If you ever need to talk
I’m always here
The mirror on your wall

©2012 Jon Johanson

Posted December 13, 2012 by Jon Johanson in Uncategorized