Could I have Been

Could I have Been

A Poem by Philip Franklin

Feeling sorry for myself


 Could I Have Been

By Philip Franklin


Could I have been a rock ‘n roll star?

But farther said “Get a proper job”

So I did, and I went far

In my profession

But my heart would sob


Deep in the night I still dream

Of the songs I would have sung

At the square gardens

To hear the girls scream

Ladies, I beg your pardon


Every sha la la la every whoa oh whoa

Still shines

Every note I would play

Would tug at your heart and your mind:

But I got a proper job

And so the music had to die.



© 2008 Philip Franklin

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I come from a musical family, and so far eveyone has done the same as you. I guess most of us can look back and wish for something a little different. Try not to worry too much about it--you're in good company.

Posted 11 Years Ago

you made me cry.

i am left....with nothing left to say.


a favorite.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Philip Franklin
Philip Franklin

York, United Kingdom

Well I'm slighly, no completely barking mad. I'm a grumpy Old Man desparately trying to release my creative juices, err sorry about that, after years of suppressing my nature to bring up my children a.. more..