I Will Fall

I Will Fall

Took a few falls

On alcohol

Had a spill or two

On some pills

And my stride – it broke

That time we smoked

As a kid

I rolled down hills

Kinda liked the feelin’ of fallin’

What a thrill, as I recall

And I still am reelin’ Darlin’

Cause for you

I’ll always fall


Had a pile up

On roller skates

Parachuted once from a plane

Though I don’t do dope

A bungee rope

Offered falls that drove me insane

Cause I liked the feelin’ of fallin’

Never wanted it to stop

And when I’m around you, Darlin’

My head spins

And then I drop

I will fall like the river Niagara

Fall even with a Viagra

Fall in love when I’m near ya

Yes I will

And I’ll fall from Grace if I have to

Plop my face in a fondue

Fall in line just to see you

Yes I will

Did a jack-knife

From diving boards

Dove a Flying Swan

Off a cliff

Down the stairs

I fell

And lived to tell,

When I looked back

My neck felt stiff 

I’m so fond of the feelin’ of fallin’

Often chuckle going down

And when I’m around you Darlin’

My knees buckle

To the ground

Broken ribs, a hip,

Ankle bone and toe

That’s what’s grown from

Seeds that I’ve sewn

Now hospitalized

Where nothing’s more despised

Than a fall

The biggest no-no!.

Even if asleep is all that I’ve fallin’

I must lie on bed alarms

And  if you come visit,Darlin’

They will rig one

on my arms

I’ll go head over heels

For the way that it feels

Like the way I felt,

On the day I fell

For you


©  2012 David Brunoehler

Country Club Tension

Country Club Tension

Here, have a Cuba Libra

To relieve ya

From your hot, hazy, humid


Country Club tension


How ’bout another Mai-Thai

You seem so dry

In this hot, hazy, humid


Country Club Tension


Tanning on the lawn – yawn

Millionaires in rattan chairs

Check each others’ swim wear

Shaded eyes hide jaded stares.

Another dry martini

In Bikini

Better yet make it dirty


Wet apprehension

Who’s drinking whiskey sours

Oh, they’re ours

One more round’s a tad risky


Chad has your room key

Cunning in the sun – fun

Shooting from replacement hips

Slick expensive lo – tions

In the palms with pool-boy tips

Am I the only one who feels out of place here?

Would it be better if I were a member?

I’m sure they all know best

Since I’m an ‘uninvited guest

I think I need a Gibson

For the onion

With a warm Bloody Mary


Good with White Russians

Now mix them in a blender

For this bender

I am starting today till

I’m far away

From this stinking


Social invention

Once I’m far from here

I might have a beer

And did I fail to mention

I will down one shot

Every day I’ve not

Set my booty in snooty

Country club tension

 ©  2012 David Brunoehler




Have you seen my smile

The one I always wore

It’s been gone a while

Not this long before


Where is my youthful grin

The one I’m famous for

I can’t help wonderin’

If I’ll wear it anymore


It makes my face look sad

My first impression – mean

I’m really not that bad

My gladness goes unseen

If I turn up side down

My face will make a shift

And as I loose my frown

I find I’m smiling up side down

With this gravity face lift


© 2012 David Brunoehler