17 lines


I wish I could swim

into the blue, blue electric blue,

but we’re absolute beginners,

heroes just for one day.

Five years, that’s all we’ve got,

so let’s dance,

kick off your red shoes and dance the blues,

cos planet earth is blue

and there’s nothing I can do.

I can remember,

standing by the wall,

It was a godawful small affair

to the girl with the mousey hair,

but wild is the wind,

once we were lovers,

and we could be heroes

just for one day.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

26 thoughts on “17 lines”

      1. I get it.

        I was a huge fan of Bowie, but not in a usual way, but for me, once upon a time, the one who trumped Bowie was Jim Morrison.

      2. I’ll have to keep that in mind, when I get around to it – although sitting here, I don’t even need to hear the song, it’s already playing in my head ….. but I’m not sure about P.C. I will have to investigate further.

      3. I must say I haven’t heard Perry Como sing since my grandma went through a ‘phase’. My memory of his voice might be faulty, but for me, the two of them sound the same.

      4. LOL – well you know, once we make a particular association, for whatever reasons, they are often hard to shake or break, even if we revisit them and things have perhaps changed; it’s just the nature of the beast. 😉

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