you can’t take them with you

Poem #17 from tuesday night at emile’s

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can’t take them with you

you can’t take them with you

sometimes you want to love them
all night long
sometimes you want to keep them
when they ought to be gone
sometimes

you want to keep them

but you can’t take them with you

on the days when you reach them
the days when they reach you
you really want to keep them
pressed in an album
like a rose flavoured prize
the perfume to let you have them
all over again
but you can’t
take them with you
so

leave them standing in the aisle
with your voice in their heads
filling up their senses
from the songs that you sang
in a promise they’d be with you
wherever you might go
a little lie to hold them
till the end of the show when

you can’t take them with you

you can’t take them with you

no


© Frank Prem 2003

Tuesday Night at Emile’s Poem #18:

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