Nowhere to Be…

Last post, I quoted from a poem my Dad often referred to in my youth – I’ve searched for years to find the real poem, because I love it so much – – below is a paraphrasing of what I remember and I’m SOOO counting on my WordPress community Poets to help me find the link to the original – so far, all I find are modern song lyrics that aren’t itΒ  – –

Here’s my best memory of what Dad said:

Nowhere to go, but out,

Nowhere to be, but here,

Nothing to eat, but food

Nothing to drink, but beverages

Nothing to forgive, but hurt

Nothing to enjoy, but friends

Nothing to Love, but Life

Perhaps, this was my Dad’s creation – but he was so open about his ‘song writing’ and guitar compositions, I have to believe that somewhere, in the Universe, this poem manifested prior to 1937 and became a favorite of my Dad’s and I would love to read/memorize/give credit to the author.

Thanks for your help.

Update! – My pal over at New Bloggy Cat found the poem – Full Details Here!

7 thoughts on “Nowhere to Be…”

    1. At this point, I’m starting to think this was one of Dad’s creations – – guess I’ll start going back through the ‘journals’ to see if I can find it! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’ve tried to find it off and on for the last 20 years – – think maybe it was his own work – but still haven’t let go of the quest to ‘find’ – πŸ™‚

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