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A young lady, searching for love in all the wrong places, unburdens herself to an older friend late in the evening in a New York piano bar. Her friend is the piano player. He is so touched that he puts her words into a song. This is a scene from a play by Francis Eaden.
A LADYíS LAMENT (Ginger's Song)
By Francis Eaden
I donít like my life, or the things that I do,
or what I am going to be.
I want to be something; Iím better than this,
I want to be me!
I donít like the men that take me to bed,
but finding a lover is rare,
and ďusingĒ is the rule, and the name of the game;
I just want someone to care.
I donít ask much but the touch of love,
to let me know someone is there;
I donít need much, I just need to know,
that somewhere thereís someone to care.
Thereís so much of love, that I donít understand,
but I want to learn, and I want to burn,
With a loverís touch on my hand.
Touch my cheek and Iíll dance; my lips and Iíll soar,
through the sky up above.
Make me hear music, and Iíll fly like a dove;
Just reach out and touch me, and let me know love
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|Reviewed by Annette Hendrix Williams
|That is wonderfully profound. Learn how to refuse sex. That is how to find love. Everyone wants a young woman to smile at everyone else, then they scorn her for not being judicious in her choices.|
|Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
|What every soul longs for!! wonderful poetry...Sandi|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Good stuff here, man. A sultry and bluesy lament to be sure. Come on, let's have some more of your stuff.|
|Reviewed by Beth Elaine
|You show a lot of wisdom about female-kind!|
|Reviewed by Eddie Thompson
|"make me hear music"...."and let me know love"....
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|Is there a line missing in the next to last stanza? Unfortunately, all too oten, love doesn't work out the way we want it to do.|
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
|This is Excellent!|
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|Emotive and beautiful verses expressed well!|