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Broken People

I saw you standing all alone
on the cold street just below
huddled in an old tweed coat
broke and homeless in the snow.

I cannot see the hurt you hold
or the demons haunting you
but still I wonder what it was
that cut your heart in two.

There's plenty wrong in this old world
sadness never disappears
there's broken people left behind
in the rain they hide their tears.

I traveled far from New York streets
to L.A.'s Sunset Strip
did the things I had to do
always shootin from the hip.

Now every day I wait to see
what cruel streets bring my way
and every night I pick along
on this old guitar and play.

chorus  -  Broken people, broken souls
               broken spirits in the cold
               heartless actors in their roles
               heartless streets will make you old.

               Broken people, broken lives
               broken husbands, broken wives
               heartless streets and pourin rain
               broken people all in pain.


" When Heaven's Raining Teardrops "

Ya can't put it back together
once you've taken it apart
but I've wandered through forever
tryin to fix this broken heart.

Feelin beatin by the winters
and the icy winds that bite
there's no headlights down the highway
on this cold deserted night.

When Heaven's raining teardrops
it gets cold so late at night
now I miss you in the mornin
and those times I held you tight.

As I break around the next bend
all the skies turn overcast
and the sadness of this saga
is the ghost that haunts my past.

There's a beacon down that dark road
and a lonely street light's glow
hangs just below the rooftops
down a street they call skidrow.


When Heaven's raining teardrops
and the lonely rule the night
You'll not find me in the mornin
I'll be gone and out of sight


There's a gnawin at my insides
I gotta feed that empty hole
question is, which hole to feed
the stomach or the soul.

Ya know it ain't so easy friend
for the years have slid by fast
and all the towns I've drifted through
have looked just like the last.



When Heaven's raining teardrops
and the lonely own the night
You'll not find me in the mornin
I'll be gone..
come dawn's ..  first light.

  • Listening to: Sarah Mclachlan
  • Reading: Dean Koontz
  • Watching: YouTube
  • Playing: tiddleewinks
  • Eating: lettuce
  • Drinking: green tea


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Terry Finch
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I've waited half a century to write poetry and since then have enjoyed the hobby and have now blended some of them with digital photos [ photems ]. Both are pleasurable hobbies. Living in the Fingerlakes region of western New York State gives me the chance to view all the seasons and some of nature's best scenes. Inspiration is easy when you have a good teacher. I'm looking forward to doing much more in both poetry and digital photos.


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Placi1 Featured By Owner Edited 23 hours ago
Thank you for the faves!
Placi1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for the fave!
acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: Terry.
Mwrtis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thnx for the fav!!
1ForTheMoney2Go Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Thanks for the fav!!
acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:s
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Terry, Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz::party:
acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Happy birthday Terry!  :cake:
lecristal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
my friend, 
VasukiRaja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thanks much for the faves and encouraging words; all best wishes to you and yours! :D (Big Grin) 
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