When You Ain't Got Nothin

Chasing my thirst into the
  desert at night,
  Otis Redding was right….
  “You don’t miss the water till the well runs dry”

And marrying the wrong woman
  for the second time,
  Smokey Robinson was right….
  “You better shop around”

Writing my pen empty with the
  same old words,
  Cat Stevens was right….
  “The first cut truly is the deepest”

And living in Macon because
  I thought it was safe,
  Charlie Daniels was right….
  “The devil did come down to Georgia”

Losing my religion only to
  seek God again,
  Robert Plant was right….
  “You can’t buy a stairway to heaven”
 
And when I’m alone and desperate and have
  nowhere left to turn,
  Bob Dylan was the most righteous of all….
  “When you ain’t got nothin, you got nothin to lose”

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 15, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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