Fire blazing fire light fire power fire might
invade the darkness shadow sights
Harvest moon high and bright haloed veiled escort the night
Enchanted tots furnace circle smoke and darkness black and purple
Naked branches rustled leaves haunted forest assaulting breeze
Awake the shadows invade the night ascending sparkles shining kites
Rosy cheeks hypnotized wonder stare glowing eyes
Roaring flames stars of dapple shouting snap pop and crackle
Autumn evening moving sky glowing coals enchant so high
Chill of beer soothe of wine lassie smiles suitor finds
Clanking sodas crunching chips autumn night not to miss
Table loaded blacken night hooded friends back in sight
Toasted mellows ummm let’s eat sticky mittens alluring treats
Dogs on sticks wood ablaze sleepy children eyes aglaze
Home in darkness sleep is waiting
Life is fleeting ambers fading
Jerry A. Scuderi
November 11, 2011
|"Come Here" -- copyright 2013, Avis D. Matthews|
Shimmer silk in blanket darkness ;
velvet tones seek grief to loose .
They siren tales of the heartless ;
a love’s exile sings the blues .
Glimmer rays flood the show girl .
Her life’s a muck ; so seeking lull .
Painted face framed by the lock curls
glares radiate from angelic dull .
Minstrel mannequin sing the blues .
Voice melodies of selfishness ;
screech sopranino of shattered heart .
Shielded tears yield their distress ;
senses sweat , stressed , then depart .
Glow image of surreal sorrow ;
bellow forth these tortured days .
Grasp your dreams though they are borrowed ;
wail , promote a staggered way .
Ceramic chagrin sing your blues .
Pour out your being of forced concessions ;
as Blank and Empties emit their stares .
Shout forth crystal soul’s confessions .
She’s open, tender , yet , life’s not there .
Treble goddess lives her blues .
Jerry A. Scuderi
September 28, 2014
We'll finish with some songs by Janis Joplin:
You may recognize "Ball and Chain": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5If816MhoU
I want to include "Maybe" from my favorite Janis Joplin album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caiBo_wTxrY
"To Love Somebody" is also from that same album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkGUt4QYc08
"Cry Baby" is from her last album, Pearl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDIaDS9HhMw