Poetry by Jeff Green


The Blues

by cricketjeff on January 13, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I’m lying in the bath and drinking tea
I don’t know why I’m feeling sad today
It’s not as though the world’s been harsh to me
But part of what makes me has flown away

There’s dreadful news from Haiti on the box
I’ll send some cash, what else is there to do?
And friends have been assailed by dreadful shocks
But that can tell me why I’m feeling blue

Where do I want to be this time next year?
I do not even know about next week
You’d think by now I would have got things clear
It’s fifty years since I began to speak

Perhaps I should just take myself to bed
And maybe find the answers in my head