Chicago - Jul. 22, 2019
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
 
Beachwood PP&T
Our monthly PP&T archive.
Chicagoetry
Rhymes for the Times.
Beachwood Bookmarks
So You've Decided To Be Evil
Vintage Beer Signs
Easy Bar Tricks
Best of Craigslist
Wacky Packages
Chicagology
Taquitos Snack Food Reviews
How Products Are Made
Everyday Mysteries
Chicago Zombie
FAIL
Texts From Last Night
Fuck My Life
Awkward Family Photos
QuackWatch
Alcademics
Lamebook
Ultra Local Geography
Uncyclopedia
Best Pinball Machine Ever
Land of Sky Beer Waters
Calumet 412
Chicago Patterns
Vince Michael's Time Tells
Renegades of Funk Chicago
History vs. Hollywood

Chicagoetry: Two Blues Lyrics

Two Blues Lyrics

1.

More Than the Blues

I hold my heart in front of my face
Like it's a skull I'm talking to.
I see my sadness take up space
Like it's something brand new.

If this is what is right,
Why's it feel so wrong?!
My heart's a house of fever
Showing movies all night long.

We should be together
But I know I bring you down.
Oh if I had a different face
Or was from a different town.

I won't think about you
If I try hard enough.
My distance is a defense
And my silence is a bluff.

I wish I had more
To give you
Than the blues.

2.

Jets in the Distance

Defy the only witness to the jets in the distance,
You think you'll never know the difference.

A voice in my heart gave witness
To the oncoming "Good-bye!" in the distance.

Well, was it a good offense, the best defense
Or just some random emotional sequence?

I saw her eyes, then I heard the jets.
Thought at first my heart had burst.
I ain't over it yet. Baby, I never knew what hit me.

-

J.J. Tindall is the Beachwood's poet-in-residence. He welcomes your comments. Chicagoetry is an exclusive Beachwood collection-in-progress.

-

More Tindall:

* Chicagoetry: The Book

* Ready To Rock: The Music

* The Viral Video: The Match Game Dance



Permalink

Posted on May 7, 2019


MUSIC - Pitchfork Highlights.
TV - Breaking: Trump Still Racist.
POLITICS - Trump & Hitler.
SPORTS - Cubs, Sox At Pivot Points.

BOOKS - Smokey The Controversial Bear.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Tube Packaging Market On Fire.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!