A folksy duo or a rocking boy band, or somewhere in between...

Scarlett

© 2010 by Christopher and Maria Clymer Kurtz

She’s seen better days, with a pretty face.
The boys, they were all in love with her.
Back then she had her way, when she had her ways;
She could twist their hearts in two.

Her days, her ways, are tired lines across her face,
Ragged signs of one-time better days.
Her ways to play, a faded tune from yesterday,
A weary lovers’ song of better days.

The scarlet summer falls, ashen winter calls;
The wind, it chills her to the bone.
The skies are blue and gray; and now she’s 

lost her way.
Her whole world is torn in two.

A moment of truth, her pride falls away.
She’s ready for love only now it’s too late.
She puts back on a pretty face--nothing’s left to say--
She sets a smile, and turns away, 

bound for better days.

She’s seen better days, when just a simple phrase,
A smile made them think “invincible.”
Back then she had her way, when she had her ways;
She could twist their hearts in two.