Only Stardust. It’s a 6.

He drank Scotch whiskey and hand rolled his own, fond of the six string he sang until the dawn

Driven by longing, he roamed from town to town, searching for the one place to lay his wandering roots down

His Momma named him Nomad, and told the story from the start, he was fallen stardust looking for her heart

She died when he was 7, left the Gibson and her car, money in the bedroom closet, one more childhood scar

Life’s no simple matter is all anyone would say, so he grew to manhood silently, looking to the day

He’d find his future, find his life, find a purpose, if not a wife, to steer him steady, steer him clear, the road he travels, the road he fears

25 thoughts on “Only Stardust. It’s a 6.

  1. UP June 27, 2019 / 7:41 am

    He drank Scotch whiskey and hand rolled his own, fond of the six string he sang until the dawn…that’s my grandpa! Great six. I’m on the road today to Florida. Have a good weekend.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 27, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you, Larry. I appreciate you saying that. When I was finishing it up, I was thinking the same thing. While not a lyricist, I may return to this piece and see what more I can do to make it “song worthy” 🙂

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  2. clark June 27, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    nothin like a pome with a morning cigarette and a white china mug with coffee-lipstick stains on the rim

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  3. Kristi June 27, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    These are absolutely song lyrics! You are on a roll with your Six Sentence Stories!

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  4. Pat Brockett June 27, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    Life’s no simple matter. . .Great use of the prompt.
    I hope he found his future.

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  5. dyannedillon July 1, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Damn, Denise! Awesome!

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