The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165631   Message #4115788
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Aug-21 - 01:40 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Songs of the Ancient Matriarch (Holly Tannen)
Subject: RE: ADD: Songs of the Ancient Matriarch (Holly Tannen)
Well, I gave her a thread for her songs, but she likes to put them where she likes to put them. Don't mess with a woman with a creative mind. :-)

Thread #167408   Message #4115703
Posted By: GUEST,Holly Tannen
07-Aug-21 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs (COVID-19; Pandemic)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs (COVID-19; Pandemic)

I Could Not Stop For Covid
        by Homily Tannenson
Tune: The Bold Privateer

I could not stop for Covid
So He kindly stopped for me.
The Seniors’ bus held only us
And my mortality.
        He slowly drove down Franklin Street
        As I lay down my phone
        And wondered what to say
        After nine long weeks alone.                

We passed the school where children once
Played soccer on the lawn.
The playground and the swimming pool,
But everyone was gone.
        He paused outside the coffee shop
        I used to go to eat
        But no one was inside now
        And no one on the street.

I shivered in the morning fog
The air was cold and dank
No neighbors in the hardware store
The grocery or the bank.
        I raised my mask and asked him
        Is poison on my breath?
        Or shall I live and witness
        My town condemned to Death?