Reflections

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There are times

when I look into the mirror

somewhere way back in there

I can see the faces

of my friends and me

perhaps they’re just faded memories

but the music sounds so clear

the laughter close and dear

 

The years may have flown

had I but known

that they’d pass by so quickly

with ups and downs

like on a wild roller coaster

I would have stopped

to treasure them more

but they just whizzed by

16, 20, 30 and more

 

The pictures remain

and they are stored in my mind

when I look at old photographs

it seems that the action

going on there

could begin again

if only there was magic in the air

and I could return to yesterday

for must a moment more

 

The road I’ve traveled

has had it’s twists and curves

surprises round many a bend

but I wouldn’t have it any other way

for then the friends I now treasure

wouldn’t be mine

and you and I my friend

wouldn’t be in this together

 

So throughout time

and all the tears and fears

all the years that have rolled along

bringing the silver threads

and golden memories

were worth it my friend

and I must say

let’s meet once more

and step into yesterday

relive the joys

hug and say, “I love you”

before the closing of our day

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The Loneliness of the Night

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The sun set flaming orange in the sky

leaving bright streaks

that mingled with the purple twilight

and then the black of night came

creeping in

cold and dreary not a star up above

loneliness hanging as heavy as time

 

The minutes ticking by

ever so slowly

while I sit alone feeling

separated from the world

outside it was so dark

seemed as if there was nothing

but a black void

the world of spirits

that go flying about in the dark

if there ever was a creature

that felt so very small

I’d probably be a mouse

 

Eagerly awaiting the start

to a brand new day

to be able to say

Hey, maybe it’s not all so bad

I should be glad to look upon the sun

once more

and as the dark fades away

above a red sun pops up

to say good-morning

and head held high

I walked out the door

in the light of the rising sun

to be myself once more

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Galloping Horses

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I wish that you and I

could ride madly

on galloping horses

that would just take us away

high up to a mountain top

with a view that would blow us away

perhaps looking over forests and meadows

or sprawling cities lying at our feet

 

Away on galloping horses

till we can’t catch our breath

riding like crazy

at the speed of light

along a churning sea

leaving hoof prints in the sand

kicking up the spray of the waves

 

Away on galloping horses

where time no longer matters

and we are free to be

in the wind and the sun

just you and me

as our galloping horses

keep on running

until we’ve had our fill

 

Then and only then

will we stop

where we like it best

let the horses roam about

shiny from streaked sweat

their breath misty in the air

nibbling at red clover

as we fall back into the grass

perhaps along a river

and then we’d laugh and laugh

from the sheer joy of it

and when the world seems

to be encroaching upon us

 

Off on galloping horses once more we’ll go

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Musical Notes

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Listening to my favorites

I imagined musical notes

like wisps of smoke

floating all about

filling the room

filling my soul

Musical notes

that made my heart beat

made me happy or sad

These musical notes

had a colorful hue

bright and shiny colors

I’d never seen before

as I closed my eyes

and just drifted away

Musical notes

taking away the drabness of the day

words filling my senses

and the door to my memory

opening in my mind

to let in these musical notes

let them in and make my afternoon

a golden one

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Reality

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Life is like riding upon a carousel

Always seeking to catch

That golden ring

Riding about wondering

If tomorrow that ship will come in

 

Life is like a flowing river

Ever seeking to meet the sea

Ever seeking to find a way

Out of the gray and ordinary

Smiles few and far between

 

Life is like wanting to fly

Feeling captured in a cage

Looking to soar into the sky

Over the clouds

Perhaps take a magic carpet ride

 

Life is like music

The notes and tunes changing

Some are sad, some glad

Days when the good times are here

And days when we’re wondering

If we struck a wrong note

 

Life is full of color

Just have to mix it right

The dark with the bright

Exchanging smiles for frowns

Seeking a helping hand

When the world turns upside down

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Beauty of the Sea

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Early morning

a hush still over the sea

brilliant blue reflected from the sky above

like a field of blue bonnets waving in the breeze

the wave caps glinting

in the sunlight

plaintive cries of seagulls overhead

looking to land upon the waves

watching the sea come alive

Comes the golden afternoon

casting a soft glow

over the rippling sea

while the water sparkles like diamonds

spread out on a blanket of sea green

such beauty that it could almost make you cry

as I walk along the shore

leaving footprints in the sand

that the waves will wash away

still leaving a part of me behind

seashells telling tales of ships and treasures

soon the sun begins to dip low

the greenish blue of the sea

mingles with an orange glow

as the sun slowly slips into the sea

nightfall and the water as black

as the star studded sky above

moonlight shining a silvery path

across the sea

stretching from shore to shore

the only sound waves lapping against the shore

time for dreaming

until the sea wakes to a new dawn

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Bridge Spanning My Mind

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There’s a bridge spanning my mind

it leads me to you

whenever special memories

come flooding back

Whenever I think I can

still hear your voice

coming from the years past

There’s a bridge spanning my mind

from which I can look down

to see turbulent waters

with waves crashing below

in times of trouble

Knowing that sunny days

will soon be on the way

There’s a bridge spanning my mind

that I walk whenever I miss

the ones that I loved the most

It never lets me slip or fall

over the years that have come and gone

This bridge just keeps expanding

Stretching as far and as wide

as my memories will allow

First I’m crawling then walking then running

Life rushes past

like you can’t imagine

even in your wildest dreams

and it makes me breathless

Then it’s good

to stand once again

on that bridge spanning my mind

sparkling in the sun

with golden thoughts and memories

I see you somewhere

along the way

waving to me

as you get farther away

I know that someday

I’ll catch up to you

There over the rainbow

when that bridge

spanning my mind

comes to an end

and I find myself

in the world beyond

over the rainbow

where the bluebirds of happiness fly

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