Music Challenge #42: “Leave A Light On” by Tom Walker #musicchallenge #MLMM #amwriting

Credit: Google— Tom Walker Acoustic “Leave A Light On”

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Counting” by Margarita Engle: white, jungle, record, parents, police, shanties, pretend, native, census, silver, confound, ditch

Don’t pretend that everything’s right
My shoulders are here to cry on
Ditch the jungle, come to the lawn
Always ready to hear your plight

When the police came
Asking for your record
I didn’t utter a word
I saw your parents once
In their shanties still
Saying hello

Don’t you miss the home baked scone?
Silver stars we see at night?
Come back down even from that height
I’m waiting for you with bonbon

Confound between white and black
Census says more of the blacks
These things don’t matter
As long as you come back
I’ll welcome you with open arms
We’re natives to this land

Nandito lang ako
Kung kailangan mo
(I’m just here
When you need me)*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* La’libertas

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  1. I love your response to this music challenge. Sorry the response took so long. I really get this feeling of holiness and safety from your poem. Way to include all those words too. Hope you’re well and had a nice holiday season!

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