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I Only Had Enough

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 by in Poetry |

Woman reading poetry from a book

On the edge of town
I should have thought of what I was thinking of
Oh, the time has come for me to start believing
I should have known better
You’re just a dreamer
I only had yourself to blame
I only had enough
That someone else
Could have saved
I only had enough
Don’t waste no more time
You’ll be the happy man
Loving all the time
I should have thought of what I was thinking of
I should have talked to myself
Letting it end
Letting it start again
Letting it go
I should have realized
I should have told myself
You’re not going to save me
For the love of TV
(No, no, no, no
Just the other day)

Notable Quotes About Poetry

Street poetry on a typewriter
Street poetry

“He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.” — George Sand, from The Devil’s Pool

“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” — Allen Ginsberg, from Ginsberg, A Biography.

“Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.” — Carl Sandburg, from The Atlantic, March 1923

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, from A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays.