Jeffrey Pipes Guice

New Orleans

Come Bite The Apple

It started completely innocent
With all the best of intentions...
We were both working really hard
On our mutual abstentions...

We went together as friends
To her first Mardi Gras ball...
The furthest thing from my mind
Was that I was going to quickly fall...

Our friendship was a gift
From our Higher Power up above...
It wasn’t suppose to happen
That I would somehow fall in love...

My sweet blue-eyed Jane
I completely missed the riddle...
You deserve all the credit
For playing me like an old fiddle...

Your juicy luscious lips kept saying
“Come bite the apple for a while.”
After all your many empty coos
I fell victim to your measured guile...

You didn’t mean to be cruel
But I guess it’s all the same...
You played me like a bloomin’ fool
That’s how we players play the game...

I now know you didn’t feel a connection
It was all just a one way thing...
I fell in love with you, my Jane
Not realizing I was just a fling...

My sweet blue-eyed Jane
Played me like a shiny toy...
I allowed my heart to get broken
Just like a young giddy school boy...

Why couldn’t I just see it
I tried to teach you how to fight...
But I offer you no blame
For my broken heart tonight...

For once under your spell
I lost my plan of flight...
And in the midst of all my pain
I finally saw the light...

While deep in solemn prayer
The answer fell into my lap...
For you, my sweet blue-eyed Jane
Became my thinking trap...

So my sweet blue-eyed Jane
Just give me the heave-ho shove...
You’ve been playing with me long enough
I’m just not the one you’ll ever love...

© 2020 Jeffrey Pipes Guice
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