Thursday, March 31, 2016


Who stones the path of love, with soleless shoes
In paradise, awaits nectar, no one sings the blues

Run to the fountain, where love, flows ever free
Trumpet your choruses, busying flutter, as a bee

Where, under shady trees, congas rock after school
Why, string the puppet now, you gotta be so cruel
SO CRUEL © gillena cox 2016

Written for Isadora's prompt
Out of Standard - What's My Line
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
The Challenge: to write a poem incorporating the lyrics as you misunderstood them to be. Never misheard a song lyric, or just not getting inspirado from yours?
We all have one....that one song lyric we have misheard and believed to be accurate only to find out some time later (and probably after some great debate) that the real lyrics are something else entirely.

I chose "So Rude" by the group Magic, when i first heard the song, i thought they were singing [Why you gotta be so cruel]


  1. Ah Gillena, I like your lyrics better than the original (which is still a great song), and this poem is perfect companion! Thanks for posting and viva la!!!

    1. Thank you for your appreciation Isadora

      much love...

  2. A song within a song, happy weekend!

    1. Thank you for your appreciation Vandana

      much love...