Archive for February, 1977

1977-02-14 My funny valentine

Monday, February 14th, 1977

                    My funny valentine

         Endless days here in the haze
         looking out upon the gray
         and I can feel the strings that bind me
         beginning to slip away.

         Ah, I never thought I'd come to this
         watching my life trickle down...
         to here where my choices led me
         buying to chase the blues away.

         Corporate dreams, are now coming to me
         and I see how their webs can grow.
         Tying me down to possessions
         for what, I want to know?

         I've got a woman as true as they come
         and a son who needs my love
         but I've got dreams still raging in me
         that all their need can't stand.

                              14 Feb 77

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Sunday, February 27th, 1977
        once I was younger and cut a broader stroke
         but the years wait insidious against these attacks
         and now I've come groveling back.

         I came from their service
         to slay the dragon of philosophy - 
         how came I here then?

         Here, where the shutters swing vacant
         against the midnight blackness
         and I'm starting to become somebody by default.


— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —