Overnight Sensation

Overnight Sensation

These two fingers have picked
the strings of this guitar.
I watched and learned as others
turned out to be superstars.
Now I can pay my bills and pay
cash for a brand new car
because I’m an overnight sensation
that’s been 20 years in the making.

With every nail I pounded I
knew someday I would go far,
along with other odd jobs like
being a bouncer for a bar.
I worked real hard but I had
dreams growing in my heart
and now I’m an overnight sensation
that’s been 20 years in the making.

I’ve played and sung at places I
myself would never be seen,
and all that mattered was the
color of cash to be green.
I’d stay up late and take extra
showers just to be clean,
so now I’m an overnight sensation
that’s been 20 years in the making.

(breakstrain)
Now I know what’s on the other side,
taking a trip on this rainbow ride
and I can have some peace of mind
doing things what I really like,
singing and playing in front of a crowd,
and it’s okay if the music is loud
or if the fans want to scream and shout
because I’m an overnight sensation
that’s been 20 years in the making.

(repeat verses)

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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If Words Covered You Like Clothes

If Words Covered You Like Clothes

If words covered you like clothes,
Would the words be just words,
Or would they be in sentences, and
If so, would they be short or long?
This is not a spelling test, and
No answers would be wrong.
Would you add extra syllables
To cover your arms and legs
To protect yourself from the cold,
Or would the words disappear
From your memory as you get old?
Perhaps you would need special
Ones to shield your skin from rays
That shine down on sunny days.
Would the letters fall to the ground
After the clouds begin to rain,
Scrambling the letters from everyone
Like a word puzzle that went insane?
What if words covered you like clothes?
I think only you would know.

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Sand Castle Fantasy

Sand Castle Fantasy

One time is not enough with you,
not even two,
maybe three, four or five.
Perhaps the flame of love will be kept alive
long enough for the memories to survive
through the years. Maybe the sands
of time won’t be swept by the waves of reality
which constantly erode my sanity.

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Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Sometimes we get lost in space
As we revolve around each other
In this complicated universe.
Gravity pulls you closer to me
when you are close, and
gravity pushes you further
from me when you are away.
I’d just like to you to stay in
My galaxy, and the distance
Between us would be just a few
light-years, just around the bend.

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Old Friends

Old Friends

A pair of names, circled with a heart, are
etched permanently on the school desk,
indelibly recorded with layers of ink…
another sits on the signs of the past.
Skirts flirted once, and eyes rolled
around the room searching for love,
even though feelings were young…
another looks for a future “old friend.”

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The Edge

The Edge

A swift sword helps create an empire,
soiled by the blood of those who rise against it.
The razor-sharp edge keeps people in line,
but over time the metal which supports the edge
loses its strength, and can no longer be trusted.
The edge can get dull, and be easily rusted.
The unity is threatened when the blade can break,
but a new, and more dangerous weapon can
be forged from the mold of the master sword,
and the harmony is restored among the nations
who have no hate or strife among the people,
except for ruling power which controls them.
The sword of the new generation tries to
keep the dynasty alive, but it really cuts down
every chance of successful reign since the
new blades dull even faster than before.
Violence will erupt, and the revolution begins.

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Pocket your dreams

Pocket your dreams

Pocket your dreams.
Then they are within reach of your hands.
You can have a chance to get a hold of
your dreams when the opportunity knocks.

If you put your dreams on cluttered shelves
in the closet of your mind or the wandering
the hallways of your heart, the time to
use your dreams may be gone before you find them.

Like loose change, the dreams my fall out of
your pocket, but that is the chance you
take for being ready to live.

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A Woman Falling in Love

A Woman Falling in Love

There’s a quickness in her step.
She knows what she wants to do,
And where she wants to go.
When his name is mentioned,
You can see her face glow.
She is a woman falling in love.

There is a sudden smile,
A silent sparkle in her eyes,
Then a happy grin on her face.
There’s a certain look about her
As they meet at a certain place.
She is a woman falling in love.

She changes her style of clothes,
And does something new to her
Hair In anticipation of lovely gifts.
Mere presence and conversation
With man she loves gives her a lift.
She is a woman falling in love.

She lives for the moments that
Become her memories of the past,
And plans all part of the game.
If the affair should ever fall apart,
She’d be broken-hearted just the same.
She is a woman falling in love.

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Live In Your Own Skin

Live in Your Own Skin

Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
To believe you’re someone else
Is to live life artificially.
Friends don’t define who you are,
But it’s good to be part of a group.
It’s good to part of what people do,
But just mix the flavors of the soup.
It can be important how you look,
And it does affect how you feel,
But wearing a logo from a fashion house
Should not be that big of a deal.
Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
Reactions to life’s challenges will
Determine the kind of person you’ll be.

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Father’s Day poem

For all the fathers, past and present
on Father’s day June 17, 2018

Elias Tobias

Father’s Day poem

This Father’s day poem is hard to write.
I want it to be classy, witty, and bright.
I want it to be different, original and new,
not a store-bought poem for many “you’s”.
I want it to have meaning for all time,
and somehow have a sense of rhyme.
I want it to reflect an image of the past,
an image that is real, positive and has
implied a note of thanks for things learned.
Even with mistakes, bridges are not burned.
Hundreds of poems grew from my imagination,
a few have been honored with publication.
They come easy; my fingers just type.
But this one is special; it has to be right.
Sometimes words get in the way of what
my heart really would like to like to say.
So here, Dad, is a poem for your Father’s Day.

 

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