"I'll Live"

© 2006 by Andersen Silva

Havin' dinner on the river when she calmly said,
     "You know, your pal, that hunky Sal, blows you away in bed."
My jaw dropped open, I was hopin' she was teasing me,
     But no luck, the little sucker left unreasonably...

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And you ask me how I'm doin'...
     The unfortunate truth is that I'll live.
Right now, it's me the universe is screwin',
     How much more do I have to give?


Went to work; the balding jerk that I call my boss
     Said to me, "Well, I see you're broken up because
Your girl left; you're bereft, but she was loose;
     Now she's with me," he said with glee, and gave me termination news.

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Got out of there, I didn't care in which direction I went.
     My head was reeling, body feeling spent one hundred percent.
Into the street my aimless feet began to propel me;
     A police car threw me up hard; is that fair, tell me?

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The doctors say that some day I'll likely walk again,
     But since that sucker left, my luck has made me a has-been.
I bought a gun, shut out the sun, and sat down in a chair;
     Looked at the trigger, then pulled it;
     The goddamned bullet
Took out my nose, an eye, and half of my hair!

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