Of Little Fame and Glory

And when you tell me of my life and things I’ve done,

don’t be so sure I won’t deny it all,

even the truth can get so very old

it becomes legend.

And legends never are composed of words of truth,

that’s why I say the things I did while in youth

will never match the ordinary life

I’m used to living.

So I’ll deny the things you’ve said,

deny it all,

the things that you remember,

the things that I forgot,

the laughter in the sun,

imaginary days of wine and song,

nostalgic of the things we’ve never done,

so if you come and tell me my life story,

of little fame and glory,

I’ll pay you deepest courtesy,

I’ll listen for a while,

holding back a tear, perhaps hiding a smile,

and when you’ve finished

while I’m giving you a hug

I’ll whisper in your ear as I give your back a rub

and I’ll deny I’ve lived my life that way,

that’s all I’ve got to say…

C.2020. Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 21 JAN 2020, Valencia, Spain

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  1. ourcrossings · January 21, 2020

    Are these all your latest poems or do you have a big stash of them somewhere? Poetry certainly suits you, Francisco. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · January 21, 2020

      Hello Aiva, and thank you. I’ve always written poems, in the past songs but these that I’ve published on the blog are all new, mostly I start writing them a few days before to let the thoughts mature and the vocabulary age, you know, kind of like wine 🙂 You too, have a lovely afternoon. It looks like Gloria is finally leaving us, thank God…

  2. janetsm · January 21, 2020

    You are quite a poet. Writing poetry has always escaped my grasp.

  3. D65 · January 22, 2020

    Hey there 🙂 I have linked you in the 15 Day Blogging Challenge wrap up that has finished now (https://daysixtyfive.com/2020/01/23/15-day-blogging-challenge-wrap-up/). I have listed your blog, as well as provided a thank you for all your contributions to the challenge. I hope you have a lovely day, thank you so much for being a part of the challenge 🙂

  4. charlypriest · January 22, 2020

    All rights reserved you said so I take them, what are you gonna do? Yo soy el que saco esas fotos…. te queda bien el pelo largo ese, un hippy moderno con gran escritura y fotografía y pintura….. que mas te queda?
    Alot more for sure.

    Stay Frosty gent.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · January 22, 2020

      Charly, venga, me alegra oír tu voz, bueno tu voz literaria… Jejeje… Esa foto es muy vieja y ya no tengo pelo, jejeje, un abrazo,

      • charlypriest · January 22, 2020

        Seguro que estas mas guapo sin pelo.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · January 23, 2020

        Venga, hay que adaptarse a todo y lo del pelo o sin pelo es cuestión de genética y bueno, que se puede hacer…un abrazo y un saludo y sigue en la faena,

      • charlypriest · January 23, 2020

        Por cierto, ahora la moda es estar calvo (como yo) asi que vamos bien.
        Un fuerte abrazo.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · January 24, 2020

        Venga, igual Charly

  5. SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️ · January 23, 2020

    Love your blog

  6. ohiocook · February 15, 2020

    Thank you for following my blog!

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