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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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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