"Make one man weep, make another man sing..."
from "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News
by Elizabeth Anderson
It ain’t never been easy for a gal like me
To find someone with a longing to be called “we;"
I search and I search with my head and my heart,
But whenever I’m “together” it all falls apart;
And yet there are some who never are lonely;
They kiss and they hug and they dance all slowly-
A smile on their faces, and I have to hide my frown
As they walk down the aisle in their suits and gowns;
Bells chiming for “love,” bells chiming for “us,”
But I’ve never been invited to get on that bus;
I’m happy where I am, and I’m happy where I’m not,
Yet of the nature of love, I’ve never been taught;
Sometimes I long and sometimes I yearn,
But I tell myself that I’ve earned what I’ve earned
And they’ll burn and they’ll burn,
Till they all fizzle out and they’ll have to learn
What it means to look on
While love turns and turns.
Elizabeth Anderson is a sophomore at Linganore High School. When she is not writing, she enjoys contemporary dance, playing her clarinet and ukulele, and reading her favorite books. She loves taking social studies classes at school.