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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Common Ground

Common Ground

Some people like to say the word “tomato,”
While others refer to say “tomato.”
The more people discuss differences in life,
They try to argue angrily each side is right.
But they soon discover many things are the same,
And they call emotions or feelings by different names.
Some people like to say the word “pecan,”
While others refer to say “pecan.”
Some say the difference depends on where you live,
But each person needs opportunities to give.
Varieties of experiences make us all great, the
Time to learn from each other is never to late.

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63

63

There’s a start of arthritis in one of my knees.
The eye doctor prescribes glasses so I can see.
Spring and fall allergies now make me sneeze.
I can’t bend over to cut the nails on my feet.
White hair on my head has begun to recede.
I guess I’m not as young as I used to be, but
I can’t retire yet since I’m only 63.

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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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Hello Mister Sunshine!

Editor’s Note:  This will be the last new poem for the Friday New Poem feature for two months, a summer vacation, of sorts.  Efforts to publish a new poem every week for the last several years on the World of Words by Elias Tobias has taken a toll from my bank of poems, and the word bank accounts need new currency, new words.

Hello Mister Sunshine!

Hello Mister Sunshine!
I’m glad you could come out today.
The rain has stopped for now, and
I feel like things will go my way.
I’m starting to feel the warm touch
of your pleasant solar rays.
I have a busy schedule, so I invite
you to take the time to stay
long enough so I can finish my tasks
and still have some time to play
before the dark clouds return
and the sky again becomes gray.

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Three Time Loser

Three Time Loser

I’m a two-time loser,
and I’m on the road.
My lovers have left,
and now I’m all alone.
I’m tired of traveling.
This life is getting old.
What I need is a wife,
and a place I’d call home.

But I can’t live those dreams.
Life’s not as simple as it seems.

I want to see the love
light shine from her eyes,
and have a place I can
rest my head at night.
I’d like a woman who would
rather kiss than fight.
She would love me, and
I would treat her right.

But I can’t live those dreams.
Life’s not as simple as it seems.

I’m a three-time loser,
and I’m still on the road.
My lover just left me,
and now I’m all alone.
I’m tired of traveling.
This life is getting old.
What I need is a wife,
and a place I’d call home.

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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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Counting

Counting

She marks the days off the calendar until her wedding day,
And the father counts the cost of this investment for the
Day he will be a proud grandfather while the mother
Counts the number of guests who said they would arrive.
The bridegroom counts the days he will be with his bride
After the day and night of the marriage ceremony.
The guests count how far they will need to fly to get
To that location, and how much the hotel room will cost.
The caterer counts the guest list to arrive at how much
Food and beverages to prepare for the wedding reception,
And the minister puts the wedding date on his calendar.
The photographer consults with the bride to arrive at the
Kind and the number of photos to record the unique event.
The florist counts the kinds of flowers according to the
Color theme, and she makes sure all the flowers are fresh.

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Echos

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Echos

You need to live life
as it happens day by day,
love who you live with
and watch what you say.
Echos return as rumors
in very distorted ways.

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Sun and Rain

Sun and Rain

As I looked through the window, the sun came
From behind some clouds and the ground was
Bathed with light.

The grass was greener, and I could see spots
On the glass that needed to be cleaned.

The darker clouds covered the sun, the wind
Blew the trees around and raindrops that hit
The glass made the spots on the window
Disappear, as if they washed away anything
That needed to be done, but was too hard
Or difficult to deal with.

Then I felt the rain come through the window.
And I wiped by eyes with my hand.

There is so much more I could do, or should
Have tried to do, but some things are hard
To deal with.

Sometimes I need the sun to see the start
Of a new day, and the green grass,
But I like to see the rain, too.

The grass gets greener, and the water cleans
The spots off the windows.

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