a foreign flag

a foreign flag by anelephantcant

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a foreign flag

beside the water
hand in hand
under a lamppost
just a kiss
cold cold night
warm warm lips

wrapped in layers
in morning chill
a foreign flag
red leaf on white
through the market
less unsure

brown eyes shine
as waves caress
mermaids pause
beneath your pen
Atlantis charms
with masks and fans

in high tree-tops
the raven calls
across the ocean
I remember
the greatest hurt
you too forget
nothing

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moments

a moment with you by anelephantcant

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moments

you were a moment in my life
a moment gone
a moment lost
perhaps
a moment wasted
but still
always
just a moment

there were others
you know
longer moments
warmer moments
certainly
better moments
but still
always
just moments

with you
I remember
certain moments
special moments
wonderful moments
but still
always
just moments

and yet
in truth
I remember
every moment
with you

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lost

azure coast by anelephantcant

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lost

you point up to a shooting star
say I should wish upon it
tell me I must honour you
with a poem or a sonnet

you laugh at my strange accent
say it sounds like I am lost
so I follow you from high white peaks
to the salty azure coast

I play this tune on my guitar
but the rhythm seems all wrong
my fingers bleed my voice breaks down
when I try to sing your song

an image on a postcard
a frozen waste a polar bear
you didn’t even sign it
just wrote wish you were there

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la mer

la mer Méditerranée by anelephantcant

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La Mer

la mer Méditerranée
by night
dark
calm
sparkling in gentle moonlight
soft rivers of mercury
undulating
mysterious
while
fish
in splashes
of gleaming silver
dance
along the shoreline
by day
whipped
by the Mistral
racing eastwards
in choppy
white tipped
ridges
of flying spume
myriad colours
determined by depth
by shadow
by drifting cloud
perhaps
by nature’s palette
wild and magnificent
but
from the mountains
pure glass
shaded aquamarine
my heart
and soul
rejoice
in adoration

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memories

golden sands by anelephantcant

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memories of you

silver fish dance in moonlit surf
mermaids frolic in turquoise hue
we two holding hands on golden sands
these are my memories of you

water falls down a steep sided gorge
eagles soar in skies brilliant blue
ravens who call to tell you they guard
these are my memories of you

fountains that bubble on moss covered rock
cobbled lanes that were never new
city of artists vibrant alive
these are my memories of you

hair tangled wild in summer Mistral
dazzling smiles that I believed true
eyes with a promise of eternity
these are my memories of you

casual goodbye when last we met
a heart that is broken in two
tears that keep flowing never to stop
these are my memories of you

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like you

like you by phil burns

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like you

slender legs in summer dresses
saunter past as cute girls do
but of all the pretty swaying ladies
no one just no one walks like you

snow white teeth and rose red lips
sparkling eyes of green or blue
mouths that light the darkest moments
but no one no one smiles like you

warm hands caressing sweet and gentle
the passion that ignites anew
the thrill that floods our every contact
no one but no one loves like you

the melodies of joyful people
the happy sounds that gurgle through
from children lovers mothers old folk
but no one no one laughs like you

moments mystical and magic
mermaids shown and known as true
rainbows captured by your soft kiss
no one fills my dreams like you

slender legs in summer dresses
sparkling eyes of green or blue
the thrill that floods our every contact
but no one breaks my heart like you

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Scotland Blues

The Saltire, or St Andrew’s Cross by anelephantcant

November 30th is St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day.
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Leaving Scotland Blues

Across the loch into the glen
Settling low on hillside heather
The morning mists moisten his eyes
Brush his heart like snow white feather
This love he knows
Will never go
Leaving Scotland forever

Across one more majestic bridge
Into the sleeping city centre
Soft drizzle falls like angels’ tears
A fitting start to this adventure
This doubt he knows
Will never go
Leaving Scotland forever

And she looks from a window there
With no more words to say
She too breaks slowly from within
As she sadly turns away

The lowlands pass beneath him now
The rolling hills abandoned
The verdant slopes are dull and grey
With sorrow and with chagrin
This ache he knows
Will never go
Leaving Scotland forever

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