and some of us telephone

but we never get through

when your man comes back home

your laughter is true

there's a flush in your skin tone

and your eyes are bright blue

 

They say love is blind

and they say love is wild

I can see on your face what you need

but the road ain't too kind

to those left behind

and you're too young to wear widow's weeds

you're too young to wear widow's weeds

 

When your man ain't around

you take care of the plants

you keep cleaning the house

you keep making new plans

for when your man comes back home

and how you'll enchant

that love that you both know

and your mutual dance

 

Well, of course love is blind

and it's certainly wild

I can see on your face what you need

but the road ain't too kind

to those left behind

and you're too young to wear widow's weeds

yes, you're too young

to wear widow's weeds

 

 

Part-time Widow

 

When your man ain't around

there's a change in your eyes

they darken with your mood

and you wear a disguise

when your man ain't around

you act funny and smile

but those who know you

see the widow in your style

 

But when your man comes back home

we don't see much of you

 

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.