Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Cheryl Wright, iMs Beeds, iAlexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations, iDr. Stanley Crawford, iJeanne Miller, iPhyllis Jean Green, iRichard Harris, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Joel Sattler

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Messages
· 1,461 Titles
· 842 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Oct, 2009

Joel Sattler, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Salty and the Serpent
by Robert Saltzman

Salty and The Serpent is a gripping new crime thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very last page. Using a raw tone that explores society’s underbelly, this..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III] eBook
by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

Last book of the Winston Trilogy, preceded by "One Just Man" and "Elohim - Masters and Minions"...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Wolf at the Door
  2.  synchronized
  3.  morning gesture
  4.  Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  5.  I Sprung
  6.  The Garden of Death
  7.  imaginable possibility
  8.  The Fighter
  9.  I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  10.  Bedlam in Thibodaux
  11.  ISIS, et al
  12.  A Woman
  13.  fusion of muse
  14.  A women's day poem
  15.  The Domino Effect
  16.  Mankind
  17.  Catch A Thought
  18.  His Life
  19.  Watch What You Say
  20.  past encounter

ballad for billy song lyrics by Joel Sattler
by Joel Sattler

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Joel Sattler
•  THE BATTLE OF GOG AND MAGOG song lyrics by Joel Sattler
•  SMILING DOG BLUES song lyrics by Joel Sattler
•  ORISHA BLUES song lyrics by Joel Sattler
•  16 RPM blues song lyrics by Joel Sattler
•  THE OPERA AINT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS song lyrics by Joel Sattler
           >> View all 1,430



ballad for billy song lyrics
by Joel Sattler

I wake up in the morning
in a state of disbelief
I go to bed at nighttime
with a thousand petty griefs

if I only had a hammer
I would make myself a nail
if I could do the crime
then I would throw myself in jail

the time is coming when I will
no longer have a choice
I might as well go singing
long as I still have a voice

I'll open up the treasure
and unlock all of the locks
and see if I remember
where I put God in a box

the spaceman told me he
could get me tickets for the stars
but I only had the money
to make it up to Mars

I tried to make a symphony
of all that I had heard
but when it came to opera
I couldn't say a word

and when I broke the record
I was flying round the world
and gave up all my acrobating
for a little girl

so let this be a lesson
don't get lost in the unknown
it's better to be happy
than to laugh aloud alone

and when you're faced with darkness
and you're drawing your last breath
remember that there are some things
that are much worse than death

but as for me you see
I must be carrying this load
as I go down the infinitely
endless open road

yesterday I knew my place
and what I want of life
today I know each moment
balances on edge of knife

and every battle is
the battle of the Alamo
cause in the end there will be
no one left as well you know

the post apocalyptic
nightmare surely is a myth
cause after all is said
and done there'll be no kin or kith

our only hope is give them rope
and hope they hang themselves
before they take the rest
of us down to a living Hell

cause Heaven's only in your mind
and what you want to see
the Holy Ghost is someone that
you'd never want to be

and when the seventh seal is opened
horns begin to blow
and though you try escaping
there'll be no where you can go

the planet is your mother
and the sun is made of light
do not go gentle into
that good hurricane of night

so if you listened closely
then you guessed the secret key
but if you do I ask you true
don't say it came from me....


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/27/2012
Witty and well-written. At once lends itself to a strumming acoustic guitar, and, perhaps, some floating fiddle lines. Also enjoyed the reference to the Book of Revelation. Peace to you ...
Reviewed by Joel Sattler 8/27/2012

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.