I’ve been listening to Stevie Nicks a lot lately taking me back to my younger days driving my black Pontiac or maybe it was my red Chevy. Anyway, now that I’ve been writing poems and lyrics, I noticed how poetic her lyrics often are (they would never pass muster from NSAI’s feedback police – lol).

Anyway, one night after listening to Stand Back by Stevie Nicks, I wrote these words in poem form (for a future song, perhaps).

Love Is Not Free (copyright 2018 Screamie Birds Studios)

I gave my heart away for the first time
The usual story, the tired old line
Ready willing and able he said
Down the garden path was I led?
One lie slipped into another
9 months later I couldn’t hide it from my mother

Not free not free
Oh the price I paid
Like my father losing it on a palm tree
Too sick to move one night I laid
Heart broken over a missing father I say
Love is not free, not free, not free

My heart saw something in his eyes
Black leather jacket he wore like a prize
I couldn’t resist the pull was too strong
Could something so right be so wrong?
I tried running away but I turned around
Under his spell my love was profound

Not free not free
Oh the price I paid
Like my father losing it on a palm tree
Too sick to move one night I laid
Heart broken over a missing father I say
Love is not free, not free, not free

Love is free they all sang
Living together is never a sin
But when the tree bore fruit where was he?
Suddenly love wasn’t so free

Not free not free
Oh the price I paid
Like my father losing it on a palm tree
Too sick to move one night I laid
Heart broken over a missing father I say
Love is not free, not free, not free