Friday, August 10, 2007


it was for you i did everything
you told me i could earn it

all i had to do was work hard
that i could make it right
that i was wrong

you taught me that things weren’t right
you taught me tears and pain like bricks
i had to carry and place just right
so that everything would be better

that the world was wrong
that everything had to be fixed
and that would be my responsibility

tired in my sixth decade
i still love you


Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Are good stuff as always Russel, how are things, I've been up to my neck in coursework again but that is life I suppose.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for that. I've been really busy too. Taught half the summer and now I'm back updatng syllabae and getting ready for the fall semmester. As you say, that indeed seems to be life! I'm so glad to hear from you :-D

arch.memory said...

Goodness, this is amazing! I'm floored...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ashraf! I'm so glad this little somber yet hopeful tune helped you to pass the time and gave you a little something to chew on while you heard it.