Category: Poetry

Conflict

This piece appeared in the first and only issue of Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts, Sciences & Everything in Between, which evolved into this website. She was telling me about the death penalty and the murders that hurt her family…

After the Holidays

Listen to .mp3 sample of After the Holidays. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt Lyrics Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland Take a Sleigh Ride, Let it Snow But like Frosty’s one day All these songs melt…

Lost in Paradise

Listen to .mp3 sample of Lost in Paradise. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. Lyrics If their life were good Most people would Be happy with their fate Still, down deep inside It’s not denied They want a life that’s great…

Gratuitous Silence

The music for this song was originally written for You Could’ve Been Something Special (Love Theme from Gratuitous Violence). Mark felt the music worth reusing for a piece with a greater likelihood for longevity. Other than the title being a…

Three Times a Burger

This song was written as a submission for Wendy’s Search for Sizzlin’ Sounds Contest, in which Wendy’s sought to judge the best song about hamburgers. Learn more about Potluck’s custom songwriting service which uses Appreciative Inquiry to draw out your…

Wonderful, Rotten World

Listen to .mp3 sample of Wonderful, Rotten World. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt Lyrics Sometimes I feel so hungry Wanting what I have not Sometimes I feel I don’t need What I’ve already got Sometimes…

Latinize

Listen to .mp3 sample of Latinize. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. Lyrics The dance Is something that most people limit to ballrooms They jitterbug, foxtrot So schmaltzy they waltz all around They prance In costumes they never would model in…

A Textbook Case of the Blues

Listen to .mp3 sample of A Textbook Case of the Blues. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. Lyrics My life don’t make no sense, so I’ve been searching around for clues No, no, no, nothing’s making sense, so I’ve been searching…