A Bard’s Privilege

A man can lie, cheat and steal,

He can do everything wrong.

He can wound every friend he has,

As long as he does it with a song.

A woman can sin and fall,

For all the worst things can long,

She can be as lustful as a man,

As long as she does it in a song.

People will forgive you,

Even when they can’t get along,

They will let you be your worst

If you can charm them with a song.

You can say “I love you” and not mean it

Have a marriage that is going all wrong,

Talk race, religion, avoiding the weather,

And still heal the breach with a song.

( (c)Noelle Campbell 2015)