choice

Klaus J. Gerken

as god is my witness
i swear by command
i haven’t done nothing
that you’d understand
don’t be surprised
there’s a negative there
the truth does not favour
a positive flair

without a commitment
you flounder like cork
on a lake without purpose
like an empty new york
you ain’t gonna notice
you ain’t gonna care
the journey is shallow
and the point empty air

now i haven’t wrote nothing
that you want to read
i ain’t won no prizes
and i ain’t gonna plead
forever myself
not a difficult choice
i won’t be contained
and i’ll keep my own voice

kjg 407pm 23 feb 2015

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