By Maureen Barron
Why Don’t You Ring?
Phone call. "Why don't you ring? I could be ill or dead I might as well be It's like no one cares I always have to ring them. They never ring me." "Because I" "Hello, hello, are you there dear? As I was saying Why don't you ring me? No one ever picks up the phone. I feel so alone. Why don't you ring?" "Because I" "And another thing, you never visit me. How long ago would your last visit be? It's more than a week at least since you came. What's up with you, what's your game?" "Sigh!" "Hello. Are you still there? You know life isn't fair Will you give me a ring sometime? I'll try not to moan. Don't forget -pick up the 'phone and give me a ring. Bye." "Goodb... ".bzzzz
Why Do the Birds…
Why do the birds sing in my darkness Why does the sun not warm my soul Why are you missing Where are you? I hope you are okay I cannot be happy as I walk among daisies The Devil has got you in his clutches Came out of a bottle and took you away All I can do my darling Is pray and pray.