the children

where by anelephantcant

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the children

where are the children
the question once more raised
why are they so hard to find
are they already in their graves

where are the children
we think it’s time to speak
but governments and schools evade
the answers that we seek

where are the children
a question decades old
we suspect the ghastly truth
that makes the blood run cold

where are the children
the flowers of the brave
the petals scatter in the wind
to cover unmarked graves

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where

we hold rainbows by anelephantcant

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where are we

so where do you think we are my love
now that nothing is ever what it seems
do we smile share a kiss say goodbye walk away
or do we continue to believe in our dreams

do you really think we can go on as before
do you still feel the buzz and the chemistry
or do I disappoint as I predicted I would
when I promised magic so wrongly and shamelessly

do I let you down by being only me
is there something more I could have done
I realise I am able to drive you insane
I know that you want more than fun

it’s difficult when we lead such different lives
and when we have such divergent aims
but the plan always is to make me see sense
it is time to stop my juvenile games

I want to discover the answers you have
though it is clear that I don’t know the right question
I hoped you might tell me in spite of yourself
I thought for me you would make an exception

the end draws near and that decision awaits
we hold rainbows and dance on moonbeams
do we smile share a kiss say goodbye walk away
or do we continue to believe in our dreams

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yes or no

yes or no by phil burns

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yes or no

there are so many ways and so many words
to tell me what I need to know
but there is only one answer that means anything
just tell me if it’s yes or it’s no

there are so few requests I make of you
I make no demands on your time
but there’s always one topic you try to avoid
it’s as if I am crossing a line

is there something that I’m missing
somewhere else you’d rather go
if someone else is in your heart
why don’t you just let me know

there are so many questions unanswered
I ask but you never reply
it seems there is one word you can never say
just tell me so I understand why

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when the ripples began

when the ripples began by anelephantcant

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when the ripples began

looking back I remember
when the ripples began
that exact moment
when my life
lost tranquillity

like a sweet gentle breeze
your smile
brushed my mind
and your eyes
and mine
started dancing

your voice soft as love
your accent beguiled
my ears
were enchanted
and heard
not a word

but these days are long gone
and my life
is now calm
though there are times
when I still miss you

my soul starts to writhe
and my heart beat is faster
because
looking back I remember
that exact moment
when the ripples began

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water

rain falls eternally by anelephantcant

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water

I clamber up the mountains
quench a thirst from ice cold stream
breathe sharp air into gasping lungs
try to climb out of this dream

I stagger to the waterfall
see the clouds rise from the rocks
but nothing can disguise the sound
of the tongue that never talks

I limp down to the valley
where the wretched river flows
crawl desperately towards the sea
to seek the word that no one knows

I stumble through the puddles
the rain falls eternally
your reflection boldly mocking
while my eyes stare back blindly

for water is like last year’s love
swallows hope like flooding earthquakes
seeping in through tiny cracks
like memories and heartaches

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obscurity

obscurity by anelephantcant

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obscurity

whenever she’s not here with me
I feel the night surround me
and then I know the loneliness
as darkness closes round me

in my mind I see her smiling
sweet innocence and purity
then the light goes out and I am left
abandoned in obscurity

I wander by the water’s edge
breathe a frown a tear a sigh
watch tiny fish glint deep below
twinkling stars in dark green sky

I view my whole life in slow motion
what a wasted time I think
and like the darting silver fish
to blacker depths I sink

and once again my thoughts drift back
to the time when I first met her
when first I looked into her eyes
knew I never could forget her

sadly I now learn life’s greatest truth
as I pursue her still in vain
find searching through my memories
pleasure leaves long before the pain

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your world

my world by anelephantcant

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your world

in your world
there is no winter
autumn slips softly into spring
summer seems to last a lifetime
the days are long and full of joy

in your world
there is no night-time
the sunset filters into dawn
sunshine smiles on every moment
the days are long and full of joy

in my world
is only darkness
snow-laden clouds as black as sin
cold winds blow an icy hatred
the nights are long and filled with pain

in my world
there is no daylight
the morning frost bites sharp as blades
embittered hailstones fall with vengeance
and you are nowhere to be seen

I once lived in your world
but you have never been to mine

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