Posts Tagged ‘losers’

trail of destruction

May 6, 2017

You went out for some coffee
But you never came back
Now you call me on the phone
And you wanna slither back

You disrupt and take advantage
Everywhere you go
You owe a thousand dollars
To everyone I know

Do you ever stop to think
About the things you’re doin’?
Do you ever contemplate
Your trail of wreck and ruin?

You’ve worn out every welcome
From here to Timbuktu
After all the things you did
Why should I get back with you?

“I just need another chance”
Is all you ever say
Take your basket full of sorry
And please just go away

by Richard W. Bray

I’m not here to be your friend

March 26, 2017

kindness knows no shame
Stevie Wonder

Men are fierce and men are strong
I’m not here to get along
I shout and shove and get my way
People do the things I say

I’m not here to hold your hand
I’m proud to be an honest man
You won’t hear me apologize
Kindness is for gutless guys

I’m in charge; I make the rules
I’m not here to comfort fools
Do your job and don’t complain
I’m not here to ease your pain

I’m not here to be your friend
Love don’t matter in the end
Got no time for feeling sad
Cuz I’m a man just like my dad

by Richard W. Bray

Long List of Reasons

March 4, 2017

zzprison

I never made it home
To love you like I should
Got a long list of reasons
But none of ’em are good

I stopped to check the score
I had money on the game
I was headed out the door
When my appetizers came

I was feeling kinda lucky
My dice were getting hot
Some dude from Kentucky
Was lining up the shots

I was scared I’d miss something
I was totally right
It was the same old nothing
That I’m doing every night

I started painting red
Didn’t know when to stop
Got punched in the head
When I spit on a cop

So I’ll spend another night
In this stinky old cell
I never did you right
But I always meant well

I never made it home
To love you like I should
Got a long list of reasons
But none of ’em are good

by Richard W. Bray

Keeping it Real

March 1, 2017

zzzrealfake

Stop coming round
To tell me
How you figured it out
You found another lazy
Lying lily-livered lout

On a mission to detect
The legit from the faker
Like you think you get a vote
When a man meets his maker

Good people
Bad dudes
Guys you heard were gay
Losers, winners, boozers, sinners
Put your list away

On a mission to detect
The legit from the faker
Like you think you get a vote
When a man meets his maker

You can’t find
Anybody
To fit your ideal
Stop telling everybody
How you’re keeping it real

On a mission to detect
The legit from the faker
Like you think you get a vote
When a man meets his maker

by Richard W. Bray

If Only

February 26, 2017

zzzzifonly

If only I was taller
I’d be in the NBA
If only you were perfect
I never would betray

If only I were lucky
Things never go my way
If only I were handsome
Love would never go astray

If only
everybody
Would just let me be me
If only somebody
Would love me just for me

If only life were fair
I never would complain
If only this world
Didn’t have so much pain

If only the past
Was something I didn’t know
If only you still loved me
Like you did long ago

by Richard W. Bray

The Champion of Ridicule

January 31, 2017

zzbar

In this godforsaken bar
Where all the dregs and outcasts are
I see the saddest drunks
I archive every punk-ass punk
Who’s lowlier than me
Amongst my nightly company

Perching on a barstool
Providing my narration
I’m the champion of ridicule
Dispensing defamation
For a smattering of fools
Inside my favorite location

Laughing at these losers,
These sorry woeful boozers
Is my greatest joy in life–
Once I had the perfect wife
But since she let me be
The laughs are all on me

Perching on a barstool
Providing my narration
I’m the champion of ridicule
Dispensing defamation
For a smattering of fools
Inside my favorite location

by Richard W. Bray

everybody tells a little fib now and then

January 29, 2017

zzzliar

Walter thinks that someone
Is sleeping with his wife
If he knew it was me
It would mess up his life
I told him not to worry
To shelter him from strife

It’s considerate to lie
When you’re protecting a friend
Besides, everybody tells
A little fib now and then

My boss really likes me
And he’s such a great guy
He’s losing lots of money
But he doesn’t know why
If he knew I was embezzling
He would probably die

It’s considerate to lie
When you’re protecting a friend
Besides, everybody tells
A little fib now and then

I’ll never tell my wife
That I pawned her diamond ring
She got it from her grandma
And she really loves that thing
But cubic zirconia
Makes some pretty nice bling

It’s considerate to lie
When you’re protecting a friend
Besides, everybody tells
A little fib now and then

by Richard W. Bray

love him so much – hurt him so bad

January 26, 2017

zzruthbatke

And I wonder sometimes, what is it in me that hates me?
Richard Wilbur, Complaint

He was the perfect man
Every woman wants to meet
Loving and honest
And friendly and sweet

I love him so much
I hurt him so bad

I beat up his sister
And slept with his dad

I love him so much
I hurt him so bad

I took all his money
And burned down his pad

I love him so much
I hurt him so bad

Left him demolished
And totally mad

I love him so much
I hurt him so bad

Something inside me
Just has to be sad

by Richard W. Bray

monument of wind

January 21, 2017

zzwind

such a big man
you tell people what to do
you can scream and you can threaten
you can fire people too

personified destruction
a walking fist
knocking things over
to show that you exist

so full of empty
a monument of wind
a maelstrom of hollow
surrounded by skin

by Richard W. Bray

Pigeonhole

January 20, 2017

zzzthumbdown

You don’t know my life
You don’t know my story
Don’t try and put me
In a category

You rag on everybody
That you ever knew
Thinking up ways
They ain’t as good as you

I ain’t hanging round
To hear you talk smack
You slander and smear
Behind everybody’s back

You rag on everybody
That you ever knew
Thinking up ways
They ain’t as good as you

There’s a million things about me
You’re never gonna know
Don’t try and stick me
In your pigeonhole

You rag on everybody
That you ever knew
Thinking up ways
They ain’t as good as you

by Richard W. Bray