The Poetry Corner featuring Ed Ireland

Good morning! I’d like to welcome Ed ireland and his poem, Why Can’t You Come Home, from his book, Forgotten Treasure, available on his website (Check links below).

Why Can’t You Come Home by Ed Ireland (Forgotten Treasure)

Well it’s 3AM and I closed another bar
And I still remember that night when I went too far
When I took a good man for granted
It was a dirty shame the way I acted
And now I sit and I drink and I’m so alone
I miss you baby
Why can’t you come home
I know I was wrong
But it’s here that you belong
Please tell me baby
Why can’t you come home

I went to the picture show just the other night
The movie was another happily-ever-after love delight
But real life doesn’t work like that
Sometimes love is a little like combat
And I sat through the show and I felt so alone
Couples everywhere and I’m on my own
And I know I was wrong
And I can sing it here in my song
Just tell me baby
Why can’t you come home

That night is carved deep in my mind
I didn’t know how I could be so unkind
And when you walked away I saw all your tears
My heart turned to stone and I laughed at your fears
But now another night passes me by
I can only hold onto my pillow and cry
So sorry at how I broke your heart
If I could go back I know I’d be smart
And instead of watching TV in the dark all alone
I’d be waiting for you baby, waiting for you to come home

Please tell me baby
Why can’t you come home
I want to tell you baby
It was me who was wrong
And I’d love for you baby
To please find your way home

Awesome poem, Ed! It sounds like it’d make a great country song! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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2 Responses to The Poetry Corner featuring Ed Ireland

  1. edireland says:

    Actually, that is exactly why it was written. Sometimes I like to write songs…except that I can’t write music. But that song was rolling around in my mind after listening to Lady Gaga doing “You and I”. Incidentally, if you want to hear a great country song, you tube Lady Gaga and Sugarloaf doing that song. WoW!

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