Perfect Love Song

Elephant Tears by Phil Burns

Elephant Tears by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant believe you’d come back to him
Even if he wrote the perfect love song
But he tries to create one anyway
In the hope you do just to prove him wrong

 He tries to express things in romantic words
Like Oor Rabbie and Will Shakespeare wrote
He wants to remind you of all the sweet things he said
Which he is sure you already forgot

 He wishes he could sing like Orbison
No one touches your heart quite like Roy
So the rivers of pain that run down his face
Would transform into tears of pure joy

 He could compose a magical musical treat
Like that Canon by Pachelbel
Perhaps then you’d forgive him at least some of his flaws
If he could just do one thing so well

 Perhaps he could write a great melody
Or a truly magnificent symphony
But he still can’t believe you’d come back to him
Unless it was just out of sympathy

You are the only girl who makes his heart dance
The only lady who can float his boat
You are the one who appears in every song
The inspiration for every poem he ever wrote

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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11 Responses to Perfect Love Song

  1. emmylgant says:

    Très beau. UnElephant sait jouer
    De la musique avec ses mots
    Comme Dusty il peut faire pleurer
    Ou danser comme Presley.
    Il crée ses symphonies
    Pour ses joies et ses maux

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  2. nightlake says:

    sad indeed. and Phil’s artwork reflects the heartache

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  3. Al says:

    What a sad poem with a broken heart. It’s brilliant. Hope you are okay my friend

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  4. RoSy says:

    Ohhh- I hope the one you speak of listens to your song & dances with you.

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  5. summerstommy2 says:

    Oh Sir elephant, your heart appears broken and such heartfelt sentiment, beautifully expressed

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