Wine and Roses!


PAPER WINE, PAPER ROSES

By:

Steve Erdmann

COPYRIGHT, C, 2021

Another version of this can be seen at Of Wine and Roses! | The UFO Spotlight On…

….

Here I sit outside this courtroom,

Wine on my breath,

Starring at the roses:

It’s about all I got left.

My heart if broke,

My tears are falling,

On this Courtroom writ,

But if you’d ask just for the facts,

I’d surely let you see,

One big paper rose made from this divorce decree.

….

Paper Wine, Paper Roses,

That’s what our love has come to be,

Like your name on some old grey paper,

Your heart is as black as ink,

Not like real wine and roses,

You can’t smell nor can you drink,

Paper Wine, Paper Roses,

Are vines that my life can’t sink. 

….

We were wed one early June,

And you were such a lovely lass.

We lived on wine and roses,

And a love that had to last,

You grew strong, life went on,

With a baby at our side,

But like some parched old paper,

Those promises became tied,

And behind life’s steel bars,

I now am serving time.

….

Paper Wine, Paper Roses,

That’s what our love’s come to be,

Like your name on some old grey paper,

Your heart is as black as ink,

Not like real wine or roses,

You can’t smell nor can you drink,

Paper vines, paper roses,

Are vines my life can’t break.

….

Now our daughter is at a tender age,

Just as when you were all I had,

And into her life has entered,

Love’s sweet melody,

But before this love progresses,

There’s one thing I request,

A toast of wine and roses,

That will bring the absolute best,

And release my soul from this cell,

And lay my hurt to rest.

******

Another version of this can be seen at Of Wine and Roses! | The UFO Spotlight On…

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