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                          "I took my troubles down to Madame Rue
                          You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth
                         She's got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
                         Sellin' little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine."
                                           ~ The Clovers

 

                                     I followed the plan to a T
                                     No heartbeat slips, no loss of grip
                                     A all the way to Z

                                     It was supposed to work
                                     No fine print
                                     Witch dr.  approved and guaranteed
                                     One drop in coffee or tea

                                     Made from cupids hair
                                     The ink from Shakespeare’s pen
                                     A dash of lover's kiss
                                     Wait three nights
                                     Mix on the first full moon

                                     Late that evening
                                     While sharing a laugh
                                     I slipped it into your glass
                                     One drop then two
                                     Flat line, nothing happed
                                     Four more, with a good shake
                                     Nothing
                                     So, I poured it all in
                                     Watching your glass over flow like rain

                                     The purple liquid staining your hands
                                     And your gorgeous lips
                                     Running like pools of blood
                                     Puddles began forming on the tile floor

                                     This is when it hit me
                                     The love potion was all a myth
                                     I will never feel your kiss
                                     The whisper of your breath against my neck
                                     No heart beat skips

                                     I could never trick your heart
                                     I could never wind it to reciprocate
                                     Hearts do not work that way
                                     Love does not work that way

                                     One drop or two hundred
                                     Does not jump start a heart
                                     The potion was wasteful
                                     I am too wistful

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