Let’s Go Play on the Roof

Let’s Go Play on the Roof

Let’s go play on the roof

Crawl inside the drier

Get out grandpa’s matches

And start a little fire

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Let’s throw kitchen knives

How ’bout a round of mumble y-peg

Pull down hornet hives

And run with them between our legs

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We could hide inside the fridge

Play in traffic

On a bridge

If we get too bored

There’s the Ouija Board

We could bring back

Grandma Midge

Or play Blind Man’s Bluff

On Dead Man’s Curve

If that’s not enough

Pop a paper bag

To wake up Merv

Let’s break glass in ice

Break dance naked

Breed some lice

Sniff a tube of glue

Make black Kool-Aid

Hide a shoe

We can always find a game

Like playing chicken

With a moving train

Awake a sleepy bear

Fling some monkey poo

Into a lions’ lair

Wash our hair in bleach

Microwave a leach

Spook the cat

Hunt for bats

Build a pumpkin bomb

And dress up Tom

Shoot Niagara Falls in barrels

Singing dirty Christmas carols

Play poker with dry camel chips

And Crazy Glue between our lips

Let’s go play on the roof

While every one else sleeps

Give each other purple Herbies

And definitely the creeps.

© 2012 David Brunoehler

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February – Fourteenth Day

February – Fourteenth Day

February

Fourteenth Day

Glad I’m with you

Just wanted to say

The same old three words

I use every time

But in a new way

So you’ll know they’re mine

“Tequiero”

Spanish for

What I’m feeling

But I feel much more

Seems like the best words

Have been used before

I need new language

For one I adore

We could cruise the South Pacific

Through a thousand little isles

Where ever Tagalog is spoken,.

Mahal Kita” brings smiles

I’ll say, “Salamat po” for “Thank you”

And we’ll be off on our way

To celebrate this date:

February

Fourteenth Day

Kinda scary

In a way

To be carried

Away in this way

Not afraid to

Take any chance

So I will tell you

J’taime” That’s from France.

“S’agapo”

That’s the Greek

With a hand-sign,

No need to speak

“Ti-Amo ‘s” Italian

“Ik hou van jou” – Dutch

“Ich liebe dich” is German

I won’t use as much

Long ago cave people painted

Their feelings on the walls

And in some primitive places

They copied animal calls

“Mel in le” is the Elvish

From the Lord of the Rings

“Wo-eye nee” is how the Chinese

Wooed romantic things

Around the world expressions

A zillion different ways

On every February

Fourteenth Day

–Instrumental Bridge–

This could be the best solution

Simply put in foreign tongues

But before I settle on one
There’s a couple more to run

Like a nudge under the table

Like a wink I toss your way

Little things that say “I love you,”

There, I said it anyway.

Different words that share one meaning

I am trying to convey

For this very February

Fourteenth Day

© 2012 David Brunoehler

For What It Is Worth

For What It Is Worth


For what it is worth

I’m not what you see

Behind this frail figure

Are volumes of me

Not a bed number

Without dignity

But lifetimes in chapters

Of real history

You see a bedpan

I’ve seen a war

To me you are children

And I’m so much more

I’ve probably been

What you long to be

So look once again

As you care for me

For what it is worth

I don’t envy you

You’ve no sense of value
Of what war vets do

We stand up and fight While you misbehave

For each wounded Vet

There are ten in the grave

When you laugh and joke

The thing you don’t see

Since I paid the price

Your freedom’s on me

 

 

You’ll see as I tremble

It’s hard to let go

I hardly resemble

The person we know

©  2012 DavidBrunoehlermm

Alright

If it ain’t all right
Better re-write
Give a little more
Of what you need the most
Do another chore
When you feel like coastin’
Then if it ain’t all right
Alright
Do it again.

Hasn’t Anybody Seen Her

Hasn’t Anybody Seen Her

Got a card and letter

From another new address

Sounds a little better

Than the other place, I guess

Every note

Is more remote

She’s running for a reason

I feel she can’t express

 

Hasn’t anybody seen her
Will you please inform me if you do

Never leaves a number

Don’t try to call

If you do she’ll move
I really want to see her

She’s so beautiful and rare

Last time I was with her

Almost got to kiss her

Turned around and found she wasn’t there

 

When we were younger

Lived together for a year
She was full of laughter

Right before she disappeared

To this day

She won’t stay

You mention a commitment

She’ll blow your dreams away

 

Hasn’t anybody seen her

Never mind if my love is blind

I’m happy when I’m with her

That’s all I know

Just about all I can say

Where’s a better way to find her

Pretty blonde, about five ten
I could paint her picture

Put it in a poster

In a magazine for single men

 

Ones who saw her would remember

And give their all

For a chance to get to greet her

To meet her

In person

To see her back here again

Hasn’t anybody seen her
We have always been best friends

Even though we still are

I think we’re too far

Apart to do back-bends

 

Bet she still has golden long hair

Opal eyes that look through you

I’d make it my duty

To protect her beauty

Just to be around it again

 

No matter what the reason

She changes like the seasons

I make it my business

Just to be with her again.

 

 

 

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© 2012 David Brunoehler

I Hate to Have to Love You, But I Do

I Hate to Have to Love You, But I Do

 

 

I have got to tell you something

Hope you won’t think I am cruel

It has to do, in part, with the way that I’m feelin’

And, in part, with what I learned,way back in Sunday school

 

Perhaps you haven’t even noticed

I’ve been quiet for a while

Today I took a look back at how you’ve been behavin’

And I see how many times I’ve gone an extra mile

 

Before you get up in a lather

Here me out until I’m through

I have a problem keeping track of my cheek turns

And if things don’t turn around they’re gonna turn on you

 

Along the lines of “gotta love it”

It’s engrained inside my head

Every time I got myself into trouble

Here is what my mama said:
You make it hard to love you, but I do

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true\

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

Hate to pay my income taxes but I pay

Wake up early, walk to work on Saturday;

Eatin’ only what I should

Do my best to just be good

And I’m prayin’ some temptation

Will not lead me astray

 

“I hate to have to love you, but I do”

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

]So back to what it is I”m wantin’

To communicate to you

Despite all reasons not to dig what you’re doin’

I will continue

Much as I hate to

I’m gonna have to

I hate to have to love you… but I do © 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

I Hate to Have to Love You, But I Do

 

 

I have got to tell you something

Hope you won’t think I am cruel

It has to do, in part, with the way that I’m feelin’

And, in part, with what I learned,way back in Sunday school

 

Perhaps you haven’t even noticed

I’ve been quiet for a while

Today I took a look back at how you’ve been behavin’

And I see how many times I’ve gone an extra mile

 

Before you get up in a lather

Here me out until I’m through

I have a problem keeping track of my cheek turns

And if things don’t turn around they’re gonna turn on you

 

Along the lines of “gotta love it”

It’s engrained inside my head

Every time I got myself into trouble

Here is what my mama said:
You make it hard to love you, but I do

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true\

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

Hate to pay my income taxes but I pay

Wake up early, walk to work on Saturday;

Eatin’ only what I should

Do my best to just be good

And I’m prayin’ some temptation

Will not lead me astray

 

“I hate to have to love you, but I do”

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

]So back to what it is I”m wantin’

To communicate to you

Despite all reasons not to dig what you’re doin’

I will continue

Much as I hate to

I’m gonna have to

I hate to have to love you… but I do © 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

I Hate to Have to Love You, But I Do

 

 

I have got to tell you something

Hope you won’t think I am cruel

It has to do, in part, with the way that I’m feelin’

And, in part, with what I learned,way back in Sunday school

 

Perhaps you haven’t even noticed

I’ve been quiet for a while

Today I took a look back at how you’ve been behavin’

And I see how many times I’ve gone an extra mile

 

Before you get up in a lather

Here me out until I’m through

I have a problem keeping track of my cheek turns

And if things don’t turn around they’re gonna turn on you

 

Along the lines of “gotta love it”

It’s engrained inside my head

Every time I got myself into trouble

Here is what my mama said:
You make it hard to love you, but I do

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true\

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

Hate to pay my income taxes but I pay

Wake up early, walk to work on Saturday;

Eatin’ only what I should

Do my best to just be good

And I’m prayin’ some temptation

Will not lead me astray

 

“I hate to have to love you, but I do”

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

]So back to what it is I”m wantin’

To communicate to you

Despite all reasons not to dig what you’re doin’

I will continue

Much as I hate to

I’m gonna have to

I hate to have to love you… but I do © 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

I Hate to Have to Love You, But I Do

 

 

I have got to tell you something

Hope you won’t think I am cruel

It has to do, in part, with the way that I’m feelin’

And, in part, with what I learned,way back in Sunday school

 

Perhaps you haven’t even noticed

I’ve been quiet for a while

Today I took a look back at how you’ve been behavin’

And I see how many times I’ve gone an extra mile

 

Before you get up in a lather

Here me out until I’m through

I have a problem keeping track of my cheek turns

And if things don’t turn around they’re gonna turn on you

 

Along the lines of “gotta love it”

It’s engrained inside my head

Every time I got myself into trouble

Here is what my mama said:
You make it hard to love you, but I do

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true\

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

Hate to pay my income taxes but I pay

Wake up early, walk to work on Saturday;

Eatin’ only what I should

Do my best to just be good

And I’m prayin’ some temptation

Will not lead me astray

 

“I hate to have to love you, but I do”

“I hate to have to say it but it’s true

What you’re doin’ unto others

Wouldn’t want done unto you

I hate to have to love you, but I do

 

]So back to what it is I”m wantin’

To communicate to you

Despite all reasons not to dig what you’re doin’

I will continue

Much as I hate to

I’m gonna have to

I hate to have to love you… but I do © 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

What A Marriage Is

What A Marriage Is

Take away the picture perfect wedding

Wipe your plate of big designer cake

Let those rows of fresh cut roses live on

Let’s not make that big bridal mistake

 

Keep the guest list down , in fact don’t have one

Dress in what you wore when we first met

Register all gifts to homeless children

Make them ones they won’t forget
For all the things that symbolize a wedding

Focus now on what a marriage is

The union of two souls who’ll share their bedding

As spirits that is all it means

For all the love between two human beings

Who’ve found the reason why they want to live

Together they may make or raise a family

As one they’ll have more room to give

 

Cut down on the price of matching bridesmaids

Wouldn’t it be nice to not dye shoes

No more putting men in rented clothing

Not to mention all that booze

 

Forget about the need for wedding planners

Cancel invitation printing bills
Think of what you’ll save on wedding dinners

When you marry with no frills

— Instrumental Bridge —

For all the things that symbolize a wedding

Focus now on what a marriage is

The union of two souls who’ll share their bedding

As spirits that is all it means

For all the love between two human beings

Who’ve found the reason why they want to live

Together they may make or raise a family

As one they’ll have more room to give

 

Tell all the camera men to mind their business

Send every entertainer on his way

You probably have to beg forgiveness

When you tell the preacher he can’t stay

 

For all the happiness that lives between us

And how it grows with each new day

A wedding runs the risk of making bogus

What two lovers meant to say.

 

© 2012 David Brunoehler