The Girl Next Door

Editor’s Note:  This subject is not original, and other poems or songs have been composed about it. This is my version of topic and is not intend to take the place of other copyrighted materials with the same or similar title.

The Girl Next Door

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.
Well I’m married now and I love my wife,
And have two children who love me, too;
But times I look at the kids growing up,
And my heart starts to feel a little blue
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

We had just moved in, and I was 9 or 8,
I can’t remember now, but it was my fate.
She might have had curly blonde hair,
And we shared a squeaky backyard gate.
It was so long ago, I can’t think of her name,
But I loved her and she loved me the same.
I would be going her house to play games,
I was sad when the day we moved came,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

I didn’t want to leave, but Dad had to go,
I can’t really remember why, though.
I never saw her again as I grew up,
But the memories of her are so bold.
There have been other girls since then,
But the first one is the only one when
I could say I really had a girlfriend.
I didn’t want the good times to end
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

My baby girl is cute and turning 10.
She says at school she has a boyfriend.
As a dad, I’m not sure how this will end,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

 

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I don’t want to see you anymore

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A poem by Brother C.J. Chatham III

I don’t want to see you anymore

You thought the time here wasn’t worth your rent,
even after all my credit cards have been spent.
I want to know just to whom you will go,
so I can warn him of the kind of person you are.

You are a bitch, baby, bitch, baby, a regular whore.
You need to leave, now, leave, now, before I pay more.
Don’t let the screen hit you when you go through the door.
I really don’t want to see you, anymore.

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Listen to the Leaves

Listen to the Leaves

L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s, so s i l e n t
and q u i e t.
There are no secrets in the jungle
because there are so many leaves,
and they listen to the movements of
the animals. They know the
direction of the wind, when it blows.
Tap the knowledge from
the leaves, and wisdom will flow
like water through the roots
entrenched in
the wild, deadly bush country.
L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s.

 

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Let the Answers Find You

Let the Answers Find You

When, in times of trouble or decision,
and answers to questions are hard to find,
let the answers find you.
In desperation, the answers can be
lost because grasping at false ideas
will double the cost.
When the answers arrive, they may be
camouflaged before your eyes and with
vision they can be seen.
Time will yield opportunities for change,
and answers to your problems will find you
if you will let them.

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Making the Grades

Making the Grades

Converting knowledge into numbers…
graded, debated, degraded and rated,
are the highest numbers a sign of the best?
This reality of education is the true test.

Converting knowledge into numbers…
justified, quantified, analyzed and relied,
do the charts and graphs illustrate trends?
How can knowledge be measured in the end?

 

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Don’t Let Her Down

Don’t Let Her Down

(Instrumental introduction)
(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.

I’ve known her a long time,
Since she was just a child,
And now she’s grown up,
And she’s a little wild.
She knows what she likes,
And I think she likes you,
But if you don’t treat her
Right, you’ll be the fool
Who asks,” What did I say?”
As she turns her head and
Silently walks away.
You had an argument,
Which really is just a test
To see how you two will
Get along during the rest
Of your time together.

(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.
(Instrumental bridge)
(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.

 

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I should be with you

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

I should be with you

You hope things are going to stay the way they are.
It has been my experience change is natural, by far.
Not only houses and cars, but people change, too.
If you consider what I have said, I should be with you.

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Make a Sand Castle

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Make a Sand Castle

What can you do now to help
bring peace to this world?
You can smile a while, instead of frown.
That brings people down.
Become part of the community instead
of a couch potato watching
those events on TV.
When someone truly needs help, give
them a hand, and see where they land.
From one small seed the gift will grow,
and others will learn how much love will show
even more how much better this place can be.
There will be those who will attack this philosophy,
but killing, violence and hatred only brings death,
destruction and loss of personal property.
Donation requests come in the mail daily,
and you say you don’t have enough money,
since you have enough just to survive
or get through the week.
Investigate before you invest in a charity,
since giving to all good ones is an impossibility.
Know that the answer to an argument is
not a bullet from a gun, and after the
embers of anger cool down, the damage
cannot be undone. Holes are left the walls
of people’s lives who are shattered,
who then suffer in the present.
People are not that much different,
though some see separate colors or gender.
The world would be much better if all
lives matter and we could get along.
Drugs, legal or illegal, are not an
escape from reality, and their abuse spreads
like a cancer to bring other problems
in this world, your community.
What can you do now to help
bring peace to this world?
Start with people you know, your friends
or your family. Be aware, care,
And take on some extra responsibility.
Take one day, one moment of sharing,
one step at a time, and the mountains of
obstacles can be reduced to stones
washed by the Sea of Tranquility into mere
sand pebbles on a beach.
Then it’s to celebrate and make a sand castle.

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The ends of a gun

The ends of a gun

Is there a right end of a gun,
or just a wrong end?
Which side is which?
The answers seem obvious.
No matter what they
are used for – crimes,
terrorism, entertainment or fun-
the damage – physical, mental,
or psychological – can be done.
Guilty feelings can kill as much
as a bullet, and emotions can tear a
heart into pieces, too.

The business is from a beeper,
and a call takes you away
to a place where the deal is down.
And a gun is for protection.
How quick are your reactions?
It is important or B A N G! you
can be killed, and fill a hole in
the ground.
And even a bungled burglary
can end in an accidental tragedy.
Is there a right end of a gun,
or just a wrong end?
Which side is which?
The answers seem obvious.

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