THE KING OF FOOLS  (A poem by Blake Grantham)

I am the king of fools
and it often seems
forever I will reign
I play the favorite songs
of lovers lost
knowing that I’ll feel pain

There are many women
that made me laugh
and many made me smile
When I reflect
on those precious moments
I ponder for a while

Then I come back
to the here and now
since reality is today
Because those ships
that passed me in the night
has long since sailed away

So I replay scenes
with saddened eyes
that happened over the years
Then I go to sleep
and later wake
with a pillow soaked in tears

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