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On The Road Of Life
by Londis Carpenter
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
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A country music song with a twist ending--written to show that all country love songs don't have to have a sad or unhappy ending. LOL


By Londis Carpenter © 2005



I was walking on the road of life one day

And I heard a voice—here’s what it had to say:

“There’s a marriage that needs mending,

A young wife that still needs tending—

Think of the cost before you walk away.”


I thought of how my life has gone till now,

Words spoken in a simple wedding vow.

Of things I didn’t say

When she first began to stray,

Wondered if it’s too late to say them now.


Sometimes a man must taste some awful pain,

The kind of hurt that drives a mind insane.

It seems with some heartbreak

There’s no medicine to take

You just turn to drink, trying to numb the pain


I should have asked her why she went to find

Another love while I still gave her mine.

What was I doing wrong?

To make her feel she had to roam?

What could I do to get her back this time?


I poured the whiskey in the bottle down the drain.

Turned back toward home to try and face my shame.

Before I could state my plea

Or try to make another “we,”

Another fool had given her his name.


I was walking on the road of life today

And I heard a voice, here’s what it had to say:

“I just wanted you to find

Better than you left behind.

Knowing there’s no guilt at all you need to pay.”


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Reviewed by Cynth'ya 5/11/2005
Hang onto that last line of this writing;
"Knowing there’s no guilt at all you need to pay.”

You know Londis, some people just can't handle love--for true love is stronger than guilt.

blessin's, and walk on to the ones who will be drawn to YOU.
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/11/2005
Has all the elements of a country western, Londis. Pain, misery, heartbreak... I can see you strumming your guitar. (generic smiley)

Love it.

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/11/2005
Lonny, me sweet, the only thing missing from this very winning song is your voice singing it! Think I'm kidding? When I heard you sing it left an indelible imprint and this one should join the others on a CD, so I can share it and you can get rich being a talented creator of poetry and song. What a pen you play with! (smile) Good stuff! katy xox
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/11/2005

Thank you for penning a song with a thought provoking twist at the end--love it! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/11/2005
i love it! well done, londis! :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/11/2005
Most interesting state of "affairs"..alcohol in my humble opinion is the main reason for most unhappy people!!

Lovely song whit quite a twist at the end!!

Love Tinka
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