Borrow the Lyrics Challenge — Goodbye

72B343C7-55A8-48B9-933B-465FB033AEACMy blogging buddy, Jim Adams, tagged me for a fun new game, which is called “Borrow the Lyrics Challenge.” Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. Include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. Challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. Credit the person who started this challenge (PJ) and the person who challenged you, which was Jim.
  5. Include the rules of this challenge.
  6. The new rule that Jim gave me was that the song I use must be from 1971.

My one invented new rule for the person I challenge is that the song must be sung by a British artist or group.

The song I chose is the Carole King 1971 classic, “It’s Too Late.” The verse I’m focusing on is “One of us is changin’, or maybe we’ve just stopped tryin’.” I’m going to try my hand at being poetic, which is a stretch for me, since I suck at poetry.

I really tried to give you my all
Despite my efforts, our love did stall
When it came to matters of the heart
We began to slowly drift far so apart
Maybe I just got too damn lazy
And it has driven me quite crazy
What bound us together has long been forgotten
And now we no longer have anything in common
So there’s no point in even trying
Cause we’ll both end up in tears and crying
Let’s just agree to go our separate ways
And each make the best of the rest of our days

I’m going to tag Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, to go next. Remember, Teresa, you must choose a verse from a song by a British artist or group.

13 thoughts on “Borrow the Lyrics Challenge — Goodbye

    • Fandango July 12, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks Jim, but I think it’s a stretch to call my lame attempts at writing poems “poetry.”

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 12, 2019 / 8:14 pm

      Ha! I’m a poet and my feet show it — they’re Longfellows! 🤪

      Like

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith July 12, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the tag. I love that song by King. Great poem to go with a great song 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. PJ July 13, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Really nice poem! Thanks for participating!

    Liked by 1 person

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