The Great Blue Lonesome

My heart’s sailing out on a high tide
Into the waters of the great blue lonesome
The mountains and the valleys of the waves
Have taken down ships much stronger than mine

There’s way too much sea out here to cross
Continents of water and nary an island
Seems like I”m sailing my heart, getting nowhere
Hoping for a beach and a little patch of sand

My heart’s off into dangerous waters
An iceberg out to take the Titanic
Terrors of the deep and Moby Dick
Sharks circling and my heart’s in a panic

Then one moment of magic and sun
Just when it looks like it’s going to storm
A clash of the sea and I’m overboard
The waters part, my heart’s on shore again

And it’s goodbye to the great blue lonesome
Since Cupid tapped me on the shoulder
No more diddly-squatting for me
I’ve found true love and friendly waters

Story Man

If I have a theme song, this might be it,

I am a story man
Riding through the sky
In search of a story
In the great far and wide

Over the horizon
A distance away
A feast of stories
On a table they lay

When I take a bite
Of a Once-upon-a-time
Will it be a main course
With the finest of wines

Or an appetizer
Or the just desserts
Will it be a romance
With its own little quirk

Will it be the sweeter
Or will it be bitter
Will it be a summer
Or will it be winter

Will it have a desert
Or a walk in the snow
Will there be a fire
Wherever I go

Will it have a monster
A Mister Cyclops
Or a boy named Jack
Doing the beanstalk hop

Or a Cinderella
Who lost a shoe
At the Midnight Ball
Oh my, what could she do?

Many are the stories
The Once-upon-a-times
So choose one or two
And follow their rhymes

To laugher and tears
And ice cream cakes
In a land of wonder
So come fill your plate

I am a story man
Riding through the sky
In search of a story
In the great far and wide

Lost in Space

What can I say but here’s another pickin’ and grinner.

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

They were folks lost in space
When they left the old home place
And went out searching for
A new home among the stars.

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger

Past the Van Allen Belt
So fast the ship might melt
Passing Mars and Jupiter
The outer planets a blur

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

Neptune and Pluto flew by
Onward they did fly
Into the deepest space
Leaving the human race

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

They left on their trip
In a tin can of a ship

On board the Robinsons,
Doctor Smith, Major Don
And a B9 robot
For all parts cold and hot

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

On a lovely moony night
Look at the sky to the right
In the distant night
There’ll be a small small light

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

It’ll be the Robinsons
Out there on their own
Out for an evening stroll
To the right of a black hole

Danger, danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

They left on their trip
In a tin can of a ship

They were folks lost in space
When they left the old home place
And went out searching for
A new home among the stars.

Purgatory

One foot in the water
One foot on the land
One’s turning left
One’s rightward bound

Like the Roman go Janus
Or the Gemini twins
One foot’s going outward
The other’s coming in

Straddling the proverbial fence
‘Tween today and the morrow
One’s on a road to hope
One regret and sorrow

One’s going to Hades
One to Avalon
Like Humpty Dumpty
I may crash and burn

So I take a moment
To charter moon and stars
And wonder what to do
When both feet spread too far.

Bald Man’s Blues

A pickin’ and a grinner

I was having a bad hair day
And for me that wasn’t easy
All my hair had gone away
And my head was feeling breezy

It was a big bad thing
When my head went lean
It was a big bad dream
When my hair left the scene

Once a shaker and a mover
Now two strands for a leftover
My hair’s nothing but a loser
And not much for a combover

It was a big bad thing
When my head went lean
It was a big bad dream
When my hair left the scene

All my bats were in the belfry
The top of my head was thin
Pulled down by Old Man Gravity
My hair took it on the chin.

It was a big bad thing
When my head went lean
It was a big bad dream
When my hair left the scene