Ain’t (Draft 3)

Ain’t

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft.

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and in maze of labyrinthine pain.

Say I know no sunshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of dismay

Hell no sunshine when she’s away
know no be when I am not.

If there’d be no sunshine ever now for me
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way.

Hell no sunshine when she remains away
sorrow’s moody glow illuminates the way, and

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold.

Ain’t no sunshine from my youth
she is young and so aloof.

If my wisdom leaves her cold
she is young and oh so bold,
hell no sunshine when I’m alone.

I know she knows she is
young and free

Wish her well and then I’ll see
oh child you will be
so happy without me

And
hell no sunshine
when she remains away

Doesn’t want to see me dead
would want to gallivant instead

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold, oh

Yes I know, and knowing’s divine
but I miss her every day
don’t want her distant zones, ’cause
hell no sunshine when I’m alone
and though I’m bold, I am

sending young things away
’cause I know she wants to play.

Oh kiss me and do stay
’cause sunshine’s my elixir
and you such my trickster, but

haven’t you ever liked
my clever summer banter
when on tiptoes, a sun arose ?

I know, I know no:
no sunshine in setting sun

but I’ll give you
a red rose to stay, because
I could be a final day, and

you could sit with me a time
for Heaven’s sunshine yes

— Douglas Gilbert

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4 thoughts on “Ain’t (Draft 3)

    1. Thanks. Sorry i took so long to answer your other comments. I’m a slow motion writer, but everything you write brings me cheer. Love to see you bring me sunshine in your glowing words, and though I’m humble and undeserving, I can’t help but smile and caress your unique collection of stirring words in the pudding. I like pudding.

      1. I like pudding too…
        Oh and i like tea – fresh sweet tea. I think I’m going to make some this morning. I’m trying not to drink soda pop as much lately.
        Hope everything is going good with your big move.

    2. Thanks. I think it rounds it out with “hell no” throughout and “heaven’s Yes” for the end. Hope something moves me like you do with approval and encouragement tea. Fresh tea is sweet when brewed for an occasion where eyes meet.

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