‘Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You’

From Rae Armantrout — https://ethicaldative.com/2022/04/12/how-poetry-feels-about-itself/

… Is the best song ever written. It makes a start, goes somewhere you can follow, and has a wind-up. Hank Williams tells a story every man jack of us can relate to. This song and a few beers will see you through hard times. Your modern tunes don’t hold a candle to it. I wish they’d make music great again.

Hank teaches us in this song how a woman can hurt a man, make him play the fool, break his spirit and his heart with one kick. In theory a man can cheat, too. But men don’t cry, and there’s cryin’ all the way through this song. Besides, it ain’t “heart” that makes a man what he is, is it?

From Rae Armantrout — https://ethicaldative.com/2022/04/12/how-poetry-feels-about-itself/

Let’s face facts. Women are what’s called mononuclear by nature. They’re meant to stand by their man, so it hurts more when they cheat. On the other side of the coin, a redblooded man is built to follow his instink, to get his hoggin’s — you know what I mean. Boys will be boys. When there’s a bull in the pasture, the heifers come a-callin’!

You want real poetry? Listen to it:

Your cheatin’ heart will pine someday
And crave the love you threw away…

Your friends,
Brett K. and the Boys

Brevity is the soul of it
(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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