LAST CALL (BY DAVE VAN RONK)

LAST CALL
and so we’ve had another night
of poetry and poses
and each man knows he’ll be alone
when the sacred ginmill closes.

and so we’ll drink the final glass
each to his joy and sorrow
and hope the numbing drunk
will last til opening tomorrow.

and when we stumble back again
like paralytic dancers
each knows the questions he must ask
and each man knows the answers.

and so we’d drink the final drink
that cuts the brain in sections
where answers do not signify
and there aren’t any questions.

I broke my heart the other day.
It will mend again tomorrow.
If I’d been drunk when I was born
I’d be ignorant of sorrow.

and so we’ll drink the final toast
that neve r can be spoken:
Here’s to the heart that is
wise enough

to know when it’s better off broken..


finally found it…..happy new year..love jackie

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7 Responses to “LAST CALL (BY DAVE VAN RONK)”

  1. chattymoon2012 Says:

    Happy New Year, Jackie..had to crack up at Sooner’s New Year resolutions, that boy “just ain’t right”!!!! I hope you have good health in the New Year (and a little money too wouldn’t hurt, huh?)Hugz, Linda

  2. mentalexcrements Says:

    Happy 2006!!!!

  3. Sam Says:

    Happy new year jackie.

  4. Babs Says:

    Happy New Year!!! Even though we have to root for the fucking Eagles.

  5. yellowdog granny Says:

    happy new year yeah yeah..but what about the beautiful song by dave van ronk? aghhhhhhh

  6. Scottish Toodler Says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Great poem!

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