the answer

the answer by anelephantcant

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the answer

don’t live your life she sternly said
until we can be together
you tell me you are on the road
don’t lie I know you better

her face is red her skin is blotched
her temperature is rising
frustration oozes from her pores
I find it unsurprising

women clamber on my wagon
thinking it’s the place to be
they hope that I’ll bring love and joy
free them from misery

I always try to do my best
I help whenever I can
but I can never be the answer
after all I’m just a man

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yet unknown

lies and rust by anelephantcant

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yet unknown

I talk of my unhappiness
to the wind and birds and trees
understand that I must never count
the tears nobody sees

I recall all your bland promises
now sadly turned to dust
hear the echo of the wedding bells
silenced by lies and rust

seconds or years keep slipping by
I miss your smiling eyes so much
I’d give a decade of my life
for just one more tender touch

you need some time to find yourself
say give me space to be alone
neglect to come back to my arms
for reasons yet unknown

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the last cliff

the last cliff by anelephantcant

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the last cliff

I fall for her completely
it is not hard to understand
her hair the colour of mountain midnight
her skin the shade of burning sand

I love her in broad daylight
and in the darkness where
we met
yet she remains somehow intangible
like an elusive silhouette

I remember when she welcomed me
like a flower does a bee
but now that springtime’s over
she quickly casts
me free

I wonder where I went wrong
think of perhaps maybe what if
but it is too late
now to hold her
I tumble over the last cliff

I have no hope of salvation
and less chance of survival
I see the rocks sit patiently
awaiting
my arrival

so now my end is imminent
I still feel it does not matter
my life is pointless anyway
I never can forget her

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because of you

because of you by anelephantcant

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because of you

the world was always dark
the sky was never blue
then suddenly the sun appeared
all because of you

my life was dull and dismal
quite grey no other hue
then suddenly the rain stopped
all because of you

nights seemed to last forever
sunny days were few
then winter turned to summer
just because of you

my life was bright and joyful
clouds parted light shone through
lines disappeared from my old face
all because of you

your eyes were my great treasure
your smile my favourite view
my heart at last found happiness
all because of you

but it didn’t last forever
you found somebody new
now I am broken hearted
all because of you

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le Mistral

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le Mistral

soft at first
brushing
high leaves
teasing
gentle
refreshing
building
but slowly
to a strength
that shakes trees
destroys parasols
abducts hats
rattles
windows and doors
clears the terrasse
of all
but the most solid
items of furniture
and
for three days
dryly
unceasingly
inflicts pain
sand and grit
in eyes
conversation muted
constant noise
in ears
gradually
fraying nerves
until
of a sudden
air is still
sky is clear blue
tranquillity
and good humour
return
to Paradise

* * *

Le Mistral
rests
patiently
ponders
his return

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the beach at night

the beach at night by anelephantcant

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the beach at night

we go to the beach at night time
when the moon sleeps beneath the sea
the stars dance along the shoreline
and the sun of course has run free

amorphous clouds drift darkly
obscuring the lights in the sky
intermittently changing the shadows
never hiding the beauty in your eye

the waves murmur to the jetty
the sand whispers to the foam
the bay reflects the quietude
until morning returns home

walking in happy harmony
a state of unequalled grace
the perfection of the moment
made pure by the love in your face

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shadow in the mirror

shadow in the mirror

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shadow in the mirror

I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
as soft and dark as midnight air
my eyes are slow to see the outline
of the space where once you were

you took the sunshine when you left me
I live now in constant chill
I purged all trace of you existence
but your spirit lingers still

your face still hides behind my eyelids
your laughter echoes through my dreams
but you don’t fill my every moment
I swear that’s just the way it seems

I know that you are gone forever
that I won’t hold you close again
none of these things are a problem
the memories of here inflict the pain

the day will come when I’ll forget you
and then my heart will stumble free
there’ll be no sorrowed tears in my eyes
and no water in the sea

my eyes are slow to see the outline
as soft and dark as midnight air
I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
it’s just the space where once you were

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