Pam Schwetz

When Everything's Gone Mad

When everything's gone mad

but things are not so bad

it makes me feel glad

to think of what we had

Author's Notes/Comments: 

reading Debbie Harry's memoires and seeing When everything's gone mad inspired this poem...a blast from the past friend of mine who calls every so often out of the blue surprised me and got me a kindle edition of the book. He knows I love Blondie. He is the one who turned me onto the band. I got Parallel Lines and then got every other album i could find of theirs...pretty sure I have them all...some are on cassette tho and no longer play from overplaying them so much...I love Pollinator. I got that one on CD and a couple more I didn't have...I think I bought some that the cassette wore out on CD...I love their music. I am almost halfway through the book already...interesting story.

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I Push You Away

Afraid to get too close I push you away

when what I want the most is just for you to stay

Afraid to need you more than words can ever say

when your time on earth is up you'd seem so far away

And I just can't live with that so I push you away

 

It is just too hard to be the one that's left behind

It really devastates me It really blows my mind

When I think of wasted time keeping you at bay

You were never really mine yet I'm in dismay

 

I know that I think too much

Often feel out of touch

You mean so much but I don't show it

and so I have become a poet

 

Afraid to get too close I push you away

when what I want the most is just for you to stay

Afraid to need you more than words can ever say

when your time on earth is up you'd seem so far away

And I just can't live with that so I push you away

 

Please don't go

even though

I push you away

Please don't go

even though

I push you away

begging you to stay

but I push you away

I push you away

Author's Notes/Comments: 

song lyrics

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All the Way Up

ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP AS HIGH AS WE CAN GO
ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP WE CAN GET THERE YOU KNOW
 
JUST FOCUS ON THE GOOD
FORGET ABOUT THE BAD
YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU COULD
BUT NOW YOU UNDERSTAND
 
ON THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP AS HIGH AS WE CAN GO
ON THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP WE CAN GET THERE YOU KNOW
 
JUST FOCUS ON THE GOOD
FORGET ABOUT THE BAD
YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU COULD
BUT NOW YOU KNOW YOU CAN
 
ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP AS HIGH AS WE CAN GO
ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP WE CAN GET THERE YOU KNOW
 
ON THE WAY UP
ALL THE WAY UP
ON THE WAY UP
ALL THE WAY UP
 
BRIDGE PART:
YOU WERE ON THE WAY DOWN
BUT YOU TURNED THAT AROUND
YOU WERE ON THE WAY DOWN
BUT YOU TURNED THAT AROUND
 
ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP AS HIGH AS WE CAN GO
ALL THE WAY UP
UP TO THE TOP WE CAN GET THERE YOU KNOW
 
ON THE WAY UP
ALL THE WAY UP
ON THE WAY UP
ALL THE WAY UP
 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

I was watching a video on youtube and Ryan Cabrera jokingly said here's a new song called All The Way Up and proceeded to sing On the Way Down...I thought that was a good idea for a song and so this one was inspired by that...

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Don't Know It All

Those who know

they don't know

know so much more

than the Know It All

Those who think they know it all

know nothing at all

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Those who think they know it all know nothing at all...

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On Borrowed Time

On borrowed time

We are alive

We strive to thrive

before we die

and try to hide

that it's implied

we fear our death

so we regret

we might forget

our mission here

is not too clear

it's not too late

to change our fate

while we still breathe

we must believe

we'll do our best

to pass the test

and be what we

were meant to be

our will is free

do you agree

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I just thought of the name of the play I did in high school called On Borrowed Time and decided to use the title to write a poem...haven't written one in awhile...

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Such Delights

Neon lights

Starry nights

pretty sights

such delights

Author's Notes/Comments: 

just used the word neon in words with friends and this little ditty came to me...neon lights are cool aren't they?

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PTSD

Who hit replay

Shut it off

No not today

Life can be rough

Enough is enough

 

The past is passed

so why must it last

This loop in my head

I constantly dread

 

Who hit replay

Shut it off

No not today

Life can be rough

Enough is enough

 

PTSD is not for me

PTSD must cease to be

Got to get it out of my head

These thoughts that I have come to dread

keep playing over inside my head

 

Who hit replay

Shut it off

No not today

Life can be rough

Enough is enough

Author's Notes/Comments: 

PTSD...we all have it in our own way...we need to stop letting it get the best of us...so much time wasted on things that cannot be changed and need to be forgotten...permanently erased...learn whatever lessons from it and move on and keep living and learning...easier said than done but thoughts to ponder nonetheless...you are not alone. Keep dreaming, keep hoping, keep living life to the fullest...take nothing for granted....be greatful...Focus on the positive.Peace.

We Take Too Much for Granted

We take too much for granted

Count the blessings that you have

Be greatful that you have them

and pray that they will last

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Truth

Trust

I have a real problem with trust

I've just been disappointed too much

Author's Notes/Comments: 

WPOM poetry prompt...write a poem about trust...

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