WHEN YOU NEED ME

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When You Need Me

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Now all my Yesterdays

are Peopled with Strangers,

They were all once my Friends

(We thought it would never End).

Then Tomorrow came and

I don’t forget their names but,

now they are like Strangers to me.

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But You and I it seems

We share the same old Dreams,

So I’ll be there when You need Me.

Until the Kingdom Comes,

I will always come,

Yes I’ll be there when you need me.

Ah these Tragic Days!

We’re going through the Maze,

Trying to find New Ways and

avoid the old Cliches.

I know that it’s hard sometimes

(and I just don’t know why) but

sometimes I think we’ll make it!

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Cos you and I it seems we

share the same old Dreams,

So I’ll be there when you need me.

Until the Kingdom Comes,

I will always come

running, when you need me.

And our Future’s just a Haze,

the Human Race half-crazed,

meanwhile I stare Amazed and

Wonder if we’ll change our ways.

Somedays it’s hard to care,

but still we do our share and

I know someday we’ll get there.

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Cos you and I it seems

We share the same old Dreams,

So I’ll be there when you need me.

Yes ’til the Kingdom Comes,

I will always come

Running, when you need me.

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“The only way to have a friend is to be one”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Sermon is dedicated to my old mate, “Big Dave”, who requested some philosophical thoughts on the topic of Friendship. A worthy subject to reflect on indeed! But it’s too damned hot for philosophy, so for now I wrote this poem as a sort of philosophical stop-gap. I hope it will serve for the moment. Actually I put put some chords to it as well and now it’s a song.

So perhaps sometime in the future it will be recorded

and made commercially available to the general public, who will no doubt then proceed to download it illegally on “Bit Torrent” or “Spice Road” or “Pre-Loved Intellectual Property.Com”, condemning your humble author to a Life of Poverty and neglect.

And if it doesn’t become a Pop Classic, well,

just ask me to hum a few bars..

when you see me.

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FYI

Sunday Sermons will be taking a break next week, so if you’re in need of Spiritual Sustenance, we suggest you trawl through the Reverend’s extensive Historical Archives. (listed top right of the page) There you’ll be able to find a number of Christmas themed essays ( “Lets Kill Santa” is an old favourite) Or you can just pick stuff at random.

It’s all good.

The Reverend will be back on New Years Eve to take you into 2018.

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The Reverend Hellfire is a legendary Performance Poet and Trickster-Spirit, who is said to enjoy playing pranks on milk-maids and ‘Literary Supplement’ Sub-editors. Despite numerous reported sightings over the years, he has been determined by Authorities to be merely a particularly persistent ‘Urban Myth’. Yes. That’s right.. That’s him on the roof of your car when you park in the woods at night.

Don’t look.

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~ by reverendhellfire on December 18, 2017.

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