SLOBODIJA’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE*

I guess I set my life up

The way I deep down desired it

Don’t own a home

Just a dusty, dirty car

And a resplendent Rat Terrier

Don’t own much:

Clothes

Boots, lots of boots

Backpack full of promises

MP3, Kindle, computer

And a really dumb phone

(where’s the peace emoticon?)

Sometimes I feel like a tree

Rooted eternally

Mostly, though,

Guess I was influenced by that song

Slobodija—freedom—a prized word of the Romani

I sing: “Slobodija’s just another word for nothing left to lose”

High price?

Maybe

Free to walk

But where am I going at this age?

No, just gotta believe

We are never too old for freedom…

 

Enjoy the video:

 

 

*Based on “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster, sung by Janis Joplin (of course).

(c) 2014 ViataMaja, Laminas

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