The “Why I Can’t Write the Blues” Blues.

It takes a special kind of person to write the blues.

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They can feel it when they wake up in the morning.

The bunions they will have from walking in their shoes.

They couldn’t sleep the night with their wife up snoring.

They are often times more than half hung over, too.

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It takes a special kind of person to sing the blues.

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Their job is on the line, and it has taken their health.

Their dog was killed last night like an old country song.

Their wife is on their mind, and she has taken their wealth.

Their sorrow’s burning bright, and you all sing along.

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It takes a special kind of person to play the blues.

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Their fingers are curled from long days and guitar strings.

Their backs are broken from toting their own stage gear.

Their voices are gnarled from the wailing notes they sing.

They only earn a token playing their pain for beer.

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It takes a special kind of person to write the blues.

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I’m always bright and bushy tailed in the morning.

I typically don’t need to walk a hole in my shoes.

My words almost always leave the people snoring.

And I seldom ever drink more than one or two.

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If you’re still reading this, that’s why I can’t write the blues.

And if you’re still reading this, you can’t write the blues, too.

4 thoughts on “The “Why I Can’t Write the Blues” Blues.

    1. At this point, I cannot find my way out of cliche. That is why I am having trouble writing the blues. That and the fact that there is no one set pattern for blues poetry. Looks like all it has to do is be sad and repeat a line or two from time to time. I like to find a strict form and work on it until I have it figured out. I guess I will have to figure out what the blues form is to me.

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