(a doo-wop song, debuted in 1954)
A melody to finish
Tiring us out, as
We dance under its
We are young:
What do we care
When our energy’s
Entropy an unknown
We go until we
We never drop
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
August 25, 2016 at 1:19 am
A wonderful wish. Being able to go until you drop. Of course like you and I, we know that happens quicker than with others; we’ve nothing left to ‘drop.’ Wonderful poem. And I actually have heard the song 🙂
August 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm
I laughed when I read your response. You’re right–our energies are so challenged! I’m happy you like this. Thank you, Amanda. I was reminded that the song is featured in the Back to the Future film series.
August 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Ah, probably where I heard it. Those movies are always on TV 🙂
August 25, 2016 at 1:26 am
oh. wow. that final line is firm with finality, brother! the youthness of your voice is delightful to read. ❤
August 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm
Thank you, sister! The youthful voice is naturally firm–and I guess youthfulness can be expressed the same! Your insight is terrific.
August 25, 2016 at 2:47 am
oooh I know that song….. was that song in Back to the Future? back in the day !!
August 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Yes, as I just wrote Mandi. I was talking with a friend last night, who reminded me that the song was in the film. Naturally enough, I could not then get the tune out of my head. At least it’s a fetching melody from, as you say, back in the day. Thank you!
August 27, 2016 at 1:06 am
Earth Angel, Earth Angel, will you be miiine….
August 28, 2016 at 12:07 am
My darling dear
Love you all the time