Salt of the Sea

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

An elephant fell in love with a flea

the flea fell onto the elephant’s knee

the elephant bent down to make its plea

the flea got squashed, a sad cup of tea.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

When the cow jumped too high, over the moon

the dog ran away in a Pantaloon

the March Hare and Alice began to croon

it all became a song, a loony tune.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Draw a line in the sand of ancient times

then count till you come to the end of primes

infinity’s a corona with limes

when you’re broke, you’ll opine not having dimes.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Monkey business is good for heart and soul

grab a dog by the tail, to howl, cajole

put a bucket down, catch rain from the hole

a monkey’s uncle is out on patrol.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Dance to the rhythm on rooftops, rain drops

fools rush into pop culture, hear cool pops

drink cool aid, run around the clothing shops

materialism, break dance with props.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder

the male ego will begin to smolder

a cock in the barnyard crows, a scolder

Foghorn Leghorn protects his coop folder.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Tides of good fortune ride waves of delight

a girl wants a man who will hold her tight

a blessing in disguise who knows left from right

with sharp wit, keeps a lofty goal in sight.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Pirates and wenches gleam in the twilight

moonbeams and starlight will brighten the night

ghosts and demons of the past will bring fright

a time for love needs two souls to excite.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Life is a gamble, take risks, fish with bait

cook with fuel, duel, skewer to relate

to kill the mules, let them cast off their fate

to fight to the death, an attrition rate.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Jello is wiggly, a roll in the hay

guys and gals want someone with which to play

an ocean voyage, swash bucklers with sway

a schooner, the Titanic run astray.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Bathing in the sunshine, no time of day

space ghosts in hiding, a rainbow bouquet

a place in someone’s heart, love to convey

a passion for fruit, time to sail away

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Wax on, wax off, the deck shines to agree

Norse gods, the myths of notoriety

Valhalla, Odin, battles yet to be

fantasia, songs of bedlam on a pea.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

The land of Nod, a time to be carefree

three men in a tub, sailing off to lea

to find a place, a time for you and me

to know true love, and never have to flee.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

To sleep secure, a better life to reap

to lie together, never more to weep

to sail in the heavens above, felt deep

to feel the salt of the sea, lovers leap.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Come hell or high water, just let me be

to sail the ocean blue on a jet ski

sails unfurled, the clouds will set my heart free

to distant shores, there to climb a tree.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

(c) September 28, 2012 by PBM

The Land That Cannot Be

The Land That Cannot Be

I live in a land that cannot be,
my heart and soul are there set free,
where secret loves let passions flow,
where never – never love is allowed to grow.

I live in a land of born to be free,
living amongst animals who play with me,
high on a mountain top, by the deep blue sea,
where waters run free, life comes alive with glee.

I live in a land where nothing goes wrong,
where all is well and peace is love’s song,
where hearts beat true, work is just a pun,
where old friends and new share in all the fun.

I live in a land that brings harmony to the throng,
where all sit together, holding hands all day long,
where urchins and creatures play games as I watch,
laughing and giggling along with my silly Sasquatch.

I live in a land where age no longer matters,
where everyone lives with rhythm of pitter-patters,
where boys and girls make love until dark,
then dream of it all while sleeping in the park.

I live in a land that is not meant to be,
where true love exists for you and me,
where life is a dance, where lively we prance,
where love is free to bloom in a land full of romance.

I live in a land where secrets are fun to play,
jokes are silly pokes by folks in life’s foray,
where time and space stand still, dying is forbidden,
love goes on where nothing is ever really hidden.

I live in a land where loves, old and new, brew,
where jealousy and worry give way to a love more true,
where life is an adventure of splashing in a stream
sitting in green meadows, passions swell, eyes all agleam.

I live in a land where all my dreams come true,
where life is a foible of fantasies, never being blue,
where harm never comes from just being me,
where my love is freely given and you are always free.

I live in a land where love and charm are meant to be,
where wars are just games, a challenge to set me free,
where video machines are free to bend rules of the road,
where boys play gleefully, girls always kiss a loving toad.

I live in a land where life is always easy
where giving and making love will never be sleazy,
as passions flow givingly and always freely,
as juices well up to explode ever so ideally.

I live in a land that cannot be,
existing inside me, a loving, transcendental me,
overcoming life’s struggle to evermore be free,
loving who I am and what I have come to be.