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Robert Johnson wrote the song "Crossroads" during his short life. Eric Clapton and Cream brought it to a larger audience in the sixties. The movie "Crossroads" with Ralph Maccio (Karati Kid meets the blues) is based on this song. This poem is a play on the theme of that song.

Submitted:Jul 26, 2009    Reads: 201    Comments: 4    Likes: 7   

Seems I'm always at the crossroads
but the devil won't meet me there.
He must figure he's already got my soul,
I ain't his cross to bear.
It's not that I want to rule the world.
have power, wealth or fame,
I only came to claim what's mine,
redemption from the game.
Having traveled left and traveled right,
the road is not plain to see.
The straight and narrow for some is easy,
just not so easy for me.
Someday I may catch the devil
and get him by the tail.
No bargains made, or debts be paid,
on the other side of the veil.


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