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I Just Don’t Have You

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Everything’s turned out so good

Just like I always said it would

I got more riches than one man should claim

I even got back my ole’ good name

I just might make it to the Hall of Fame

Every one a my critic’s been put to shame

It all turned out so good

I just don’t have you



Everything turned out so fine


I’ve become a legend in my own time


I’m no Johnny-come-late, I’m a latter-day Faust


I got a spiffy car and a brand new house


I got odles of money and a trophy spouse


Nobody remembers I was such a louse


It all turned out so fine


I just don’t have you




Everything’s turned out so sweet


Now I’m as wholesome as potatoes and meat


I’m in the prime of my prime, living a life of ease


I can go where I want and do what I please


I’m just sitting around shooting the breeze


Who would a thought I’d become such a tease


Everything’s turned out so sweet


I just don’t have you




Everything turned out so grand


I no longer have to live from mouth to hand


I am the chairman of the board, I’m the leader of the pack


Everyone wants me to scratch their back


I’ve become so much more than the sum of my lacks


I can kick up my feet and finally relax


Everything turned out so grand


I just don’t have you



Everything’s come out so swell


I’ve escaped from my living Hell


I’m the talk of the town, I’m the king of the hill


I’m fit to be tied and dressed to kill


Everybody thinks I’ve become such a pill


I’m drowning in the luxury of my own swill


I shouldn’t complain but I probably will


Everything turned out swell


I just don’t have you

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I like the theme of this poem... sacrificing people (or relationships) along the way to notoriety. I like how you end each stanza.

Joshua Hennen
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Audenesque, isn't it?

anonymous contributors
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Thanks, but I was thinking more "Guthrie"-esque, as in Arlo.

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