questions

book in hand by anelephantcant

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questions

I wonder if you think of me

in the morning
as you head to work
gazing at the fleeting fields
does my face come to your mind

in the evening
with a book in hand
or watching television
do you remember
how we laughed
at something trivial

when you lie in bed
calmly watching sleep approach
do you recall
the words I spoke
or wrote
in stories
and on postcards
or are they
like me
already forgotten

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inferno

inferno by phil burns

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inferno

I feel that spark the first time I see her
on a dark icy cold winter’s night
the January gloom dissipates now
her smile is as bright as daylight

the flames warm my heart without warning
I am never the fall in love kind
but the look in her eyes sends me reeling
in an instant I know she’ll blow my mind

the fire she lights overwhelms me
never before has my life been so good
but I overlook one tiny factor
a furnace devours so much wood

the inferno lasts only a short time
the passion burns out in a flash
her radiance like a glorious sunset
leaves me discarded in a grate full of ash

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even if

pink elephants fly by anelephantcant

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even if

you know how I feel about you
it is no secret and you understand why
there is only one thing I ask in return
say you love me even if it’s a lie

my world exploded in ten million heart flakes
the sublime moment when I first saw you
I long for only one thing to make my life complete
say you love me even if it’s not true

we watch butterflies dancing in moonlight
while mermaids caress the star-bright night sky
my dreams sparkle perfection except for one tiny lack
say you love me even if it’s a lie

as unicorns frolic in high scented meadows
we chase white rabbits across a field of spring blue
and summer lasts forever in the land where we kiss
say you love me even if it’s not true

for this is a place where magic abounds
pink elephants write poetry and fly
truth is far less important than fantasy here
say you love me even if it’s a lie

I see rainbows black sprinkled with heartache
deep in the shadows there lies darkness still
it now seems that Aurora can not come again
please just once say you love me even if we both know you never will

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fragment of love

the geese by anelephantcant

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fragment of love

I still recall the first night
in an airport long ago
you brushed my cheek
you promised that
I’d always have
a fragment of your love

the river rolls eternally
the geese still on the banks
you took my hand
and in your eyes
I saw shining
a fragment of your love

now years have passed
the times have flown
since last I held you safe
but still
you give me so much more than
a fragment of your love

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she loves the poet

she dances by phil burns

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she loves the poet

she loves the gentle poet
with his clever lines of verse
she adores his rhymes and rhythms
his seductive use of words

she loves how he paints pictures
to transport her laughing soul
she is quite thrilled by his talent
knows she’s losing all control

she loves the way his thoughts flow
like a sparkling Highland stream
she dances to the music
that invades her every dream

she loves how he sculpts sorrow
that drives the sadness from her heart
her mind softly enchanted
fascinated by his art

she loves that he makes magic
that brings laughter to her eyes
she sees unicorns and mermaids
romping high in heaven’s skies

she loves the vision of his writing
and the thoughts it stimulates
the subtle sensual images
that his silken pen creates

she loves the gentle poet
as only such a woman can
but life is never perfect
she sadly doesn’t love the man

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waterfowl

the rocks by anelephantcant

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waterfowl

waves rumble
round the rocks
in wintry sunshine
I sit
contemplating the ocean
my mind
far away
across the planet
or
maybe just
deep inside myself
when I see
overhead
a solitary bird
a waterfowl
perhaps
a Canada Goose
and
my heart weeps

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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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