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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

a smile lost


we’ve carried the smile of our hearts
in our hands for so long, now.
feeling safe that we would
not drop it

the love sick smile that we
once stored in that secret
special place where only
you and I knew its keep

we would bring it out
to share to pleasure upon
even when there’d be pain
and turmoil rampant
we’d wrap ourselves
in our smile and all would
be fine

burning coals could be
underneath our naked feet
and we would not notice
with the nascence
of our smile

have we displaced its keep
or did it fall
slip between our fingers
while bathing in the suds of time  
rinsing in waters of complacency

will you help me find it
and grasp it tightly in our hands
shelter it in a new secret cove
not to be misplaced again

Monday, October 14, 2013

song of the stream


remember when we used to run
and climb, we’d jump into a pile of leaves
run through cool streams with shoes on
we’d stop and sit on the rivers’ bank
sometimes talk about our dreams
but mostly look into each others eyes
and promise to each other our tomorrow

tomorrow has come and no longer can I run
age has taken my legs my hips
still I wish to roll around the Fall of leaves
and listen to the song of that nearby stream

we now sit together on the rivers’ bank
share what we had seen when some of yesterdays
we’d look into each others’ eyes
when quiet and a swirling wind would whisper
in our ears in lieu of spoken words  
and we’d listen to the water in the stream
as it harmonized a chorus to our dreams