love fits

love fits by anelephantcant

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love fits

you tell me you can’t stay with me
because my love no longer fits you
when you go you take my heart and soul
even my shadow escapes with you

my friends all ask the question
are you so sure she loves you
I say of course I am convinced
she doesn’t know me well enough not to

you tell me you are leaving
because you have nothing left to give me
I say I don’t want anything
I just pray that you’ll forgive me

sometimes you make my heart scream
I think I can’t stand further pain
but when you’re not here I ache and wish
I can suffer that way again

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into smoke

precipice by anelephantcant

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into smoke

I follow her into the nightmare
although I am terrified of the cost
so deep so deep is the night
that even the darkness is lost

when we arrive at the precipice
there is no slight hint of surprise
her wry smile does not falter
her hair falls over her eyes

I hear a tinkle of laughter
but I do not get the joke
I see a glimpse of  shadow
as she disappears into smoke

the flowers have all wilted
she says fly butterfly fly
the cocoon slowly crumbles
the sky begins to cry

she steps between the raindrops
is untouched by the wind
I collapse beneath my innocence
uncertain of where I sinned

she dances with no inhibition
cares blow away in the breeze
as she radiates sunshine
my soul melts in deep freeze

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Nightfall

The song of the poem, too cool!

Sound Bite Fiction

nightfall

I often wonder through the day
where you go when you get that call
I never ask and you don’t say
I only hope you’re here before nightfall

I’ve loved you from the day we met
it was not just my heart you stole
you took my peace of mind and soul and yet
I hope you’ll return before nightfall

I have no desire to tie you down
pinned like a butterfly to a sad dank wall
you are always free to move around
but I hope you’re back before nightfall

because when you’re not here I worry
I want to know you’re safe that’s all
you don’t need to even hurry
but please come home before nightfall

my life is strangely void without you
I feel that I’m much less than whole
I don’t resent the pain you put me through
I want my arms around you come…

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mermaids dance

mermaid by Carolina Sartor

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mermaids dance

in that split second when we met
time stopped and froze the sands
I loved you from that moment when
we first saw the mermaids dance

minutes passed or maybe months
you thought of me and took a chance
once again we wandered hand in hand
and watched the mermaids dance

the wind was soft sea spray was fine
we felt our love in every glance
oh to live again those perfect days
when we saw the mermaids dance

years have slipped by my one time love
since our Côte d’Azur romance
my heart aches yet with memories
of mermaids singing while we danced

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two horizons

two horizons by anelephantcant

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two horizons

you promised me you’d never leave
pointed to the far distant horizon
a perfect girl who has two hearts
the second one you keep your lies in

I believed your every word and touch
your tender kisses tantalising
quite besotted by your silver tongue
in the mouth you kept your lies in

your sensual beauty left me blind
so enticing mesmerising
I gazed into the golden depths
of the eyes you kept your lies in

why could you not admit to me
surveying that far distant horizon
you knew then what I could not
we saw two different horizons

a perfect girl who has two hearts
the second one you keep your lies in
one full of joy and life and fun
and one that love withers and dies in

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Emotion Doodles poem collab

AnElephantCant stop laughing
He is making a considerable commotion
He loves sweet Andrea’s doodles
Oodles and oodles and oodles
Delightful portraits of hilariously improbable emotions

The Perks of being Different

This morning, I got a poem fromAnElephantCantbased on my Emotion Doodles!
Thank you so much for that!
It is simply too sweet to be sitting in just my mailbox.

I decided to make drawing to what he has written and like to shared it with you,

P.S. Make sure you follow AnElephantCantsince he offers great work which I only found out about this morning!

Here we go with the Poem:

The umbrella believes that she can dance
with Fred Astaire-like elegance
She avoids the rain with nonchalance
and a certain well-bred arrogance

1The valentine tries to play his part
he sends a card to get romance to start
He always hopes Cupid will fire his dart
but deep down he’s a sadly sceptical heart

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Grumpy ghost stays hidden whenever it’s light
she only comes out to haunt the night
She tries so hard to give a fright

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It’s Over

Music by Kris Anderson

Sound Bite Fiction

It’s Over

sunshine could not match your first smile
when I longed for you to hold me
now I spend each tear-stained night
wondering why you have not told me
it’s over

the thoughtless rain falls yet unceased
the wind can’t chase dark clouds away
the leaves won’t grow on barren trees
perhaps they too need you to say
it’s over

silver stars have lost their twinkle
golden moonbeam’s light is duller
gay butterflies are painted grey
even rainbows have no colour
it’s over

each cold minute of each cold day
my heart breaks because I love you
the snowflakes shiver through my soul
they can’t stop me thinking of you
but I know it’s over

Click here to hear this poem put to music by my California-based friend and musician extraordinaire Kris Anderson:

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