do you believe

do you believe by anelephantcant

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do you believe

do you still believe in Santa Claus
and hang your stocking every Christmas
do you recall the present you gave me
your heart gift-wrapped in kisses

do you still believe in Camelot
and fragrant damsels in distress
in the noble knight who gave his life
as I did to you in my sworn quest

do you still believe in ancient tales
enchanted forests where dragons roam free
and the saving lips of the handsome prince
once upon a time I rescued thee

do you still believe in fairy godmothers
who wave a wand to create joy and laughter
in big bad wolves and poisoned apples
a glass slipper and happily ever after

do you still believe in magic
in wondrous things no one can understand
do you still believe in love my love
the future life that we have planned

do you still believe in in anything
mermaids playing harps beneath the sea
ancient gods or golden unicorns
did you ever believe in me

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if we meet

if we meet again by anelephantcant

if we meet again by anelephantcant

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if we should ever meet again
when I return from exile
I know your eyes will light up
and you’ll greet me with that smile

if we
should ever meet again
when I am old and grey
you
will stroke my hair so tenderly
ask me why I stayed away

if we should ever meet again
you strong and me defenceless
your hand will gently touch my hand
say our parting was so senseless

if we should ever meet again
you will fondly reminisce
talk of the years we were together
recall the sweetness of each kiss

if we
should ever meet again
when the skies are springtime blue
you will tell me that you love me
promising that it’s still true

if we
should ever meet again
it will be no great surprise
when you laugh at me as always
and repeat those same old lies

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la mer

la mer by anelephantcant

la mer by anelephantcant

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la mer

La Med
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

la mer by anelephantcant

la mer by anelephantcant

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beauty

every goose every wave every tree

every goose every wave every tree

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beauty

this poet can’t possibly define beauty
I am not sure if anyone can
what makes the heart sing
depends on so many things
whether you’re a poet a woman or a man

there are those who perceive beauty everywhere
every goose every wave every tree
every child every horse
whereas others of course
roll up a newspaper when they see a bee

these are the people who never look upwards
to the castles or the clouds in the sky
they stare at their feet
as they walk down the street
and their eyes never light up with joy

the poet loves swallows and rivers
I am enchanted by rainbows a beach and the moon
a giraffe ambling by
a divine butterfly
a cicada or frog as they play nature’s tune

but I can also be moved by things man made
by cities like Venice and San Francisco I’ve savoured
by bridges fast cars
by music and art
and I’m emotionally wrecked by Michelangelo’s David

I remember watching the sun rise from the Pacific
I gaze in wonder at stars dancing above
I am utterly enthralled
because I see with my soul
and beauty is in the eyes of each person I love

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the wall

the old fountain by anelephantcant

the old fountain by anelephantcant

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I gaze into the wintry sky
where the gulls circle the moon
I write the words for heartache songs
but there’s no melody to the broken tune

the old fountain still has beauty
though the water has run dry
it seems like a sad metaphor
for the precious tears I can no longer cry

against the wall where once we kissed
is the shadow of a tree
it dims and fades with passing clouds
it’s still more substantial than your love for me

there is yet no trace of blossom
the slim branches look forlorn
I pray springtime will be here soon
with one last small hope that I can be reborn

the wall by anelephantcant

the wall by anelephantcant

 

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I dream

cold and wintry by anelephantcant

cold and wintry by anelephantcant


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I dream

each night I dream of yesterday
when I was young and had no fear
not the day before the night I dream
but the yesterday when you were here

each night I dream of skies of blue
before the cold and wintry rain
I dream of long gone endless summers
and I dream that you might come again

each night I dream of rock n roll
and how your hips sway as you dance
I dream that you don’t walk away
I dream you give me one more chance

each night I dream of svelte mermaids
of soft waves and the dark green sea
I dream of paradise and golden sun
I dream you bathe in bliss with me

each night I dream of tales of yore
of brave knights and damsels distressed
I dream of Camelot and heroes bold
I dream it’s still me that you love best

each night I dream of ghosts of love
of days so short and oh so few
I dream of the time that flew so fast
and I dream of the ghost of you

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never lonely

never lonely by anelephantcant

never lonely by anelephantcant

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Never Lonely

I never once felt lonely
all the years I was alone
but everything is different
now you’ve been and now you’ve gone

all those years before I met you
I’d no worries I’d no sorrow
I smiled to welcome every day
now I’m afraid to face tomorrow

I lived my life and I was happy
as a solitary man
lovers came and lovers went
lovers wept and lovers ran

they left no trace behind them
no tiny shadow on my heart
then you and I found each other
and then you tore my world apart

they left no mark upon me
their beauty barely touched my life
till you cut through my defences
and sliced my soul out with no knife

all that I am is far behind me
like an ancient Celtic cross
I know the truth that leaves me broken
there is no loneliness like loss


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