That’s No Way To Say Goodby

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I loved you in the morning,
our kisses slow and tender,
your hair upon my pillow,
like glowing fiery embers.

Many loves precede us,
I know we aren’t unique,
throughout this world they love and live,
and carry on all week.

Yes I loved you in the morning,
leaned in to kiss goodbye,
and hoped to see a smile,
or maybe a little weep.

Instead you rolled away and said:
“I’ve got to get some sleep!!”


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Because of You

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Because of you, I marvel;
How hot the flames can be.
Because of you, I wonder;
Is there always “we”?

Because of you, I answer;
Forever is my deal.
Because of you, I claim;
It’s OK again to feel.

Because of you, I wonder;
The length that I might go.
Because of you, I marvel;
The brilliance of your glow.

Because of you, I take;
The part that you will give.
Because of you, I claim;
A love that lets us live.


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Fly to You

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I fly to you; I can think of nothing but you –
I wonder, why would she care about me?
Instead of sleeping, I sit here, working it out…

The day we met I’ll remember forever; like a brand… seared into my memory –
Your smile flares my soul, your eyes burn though me, your voice fills me with warmth –

This is IMPOSSIBLE I say to myself! Get out of my head…. And for a couple of years I watch your hardships, and wish I could stand with you.

And then the universe catches fire, you transfix me; we sit eye to eye, shoulder to shoulder; and the gates of passion open with love…

Maybe I’ll never know why, but I am the luckiest man alive!


 

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The Flight

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It was a quarter to seven, I was dreaming of heaven
When the big airplane left
Yes we were late, but we sat at the gate
Enduring some god-awful wait

When it finally ignited, we flew like United
Hoping to make up the time
And now my connecting, might be affecting
My flight to your loving arms

But fear not my dear, there’s always good cheer
We’ll make it in the end
No matter the fight, I’ll make the next flight
And be with you in the end!


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Northern Dance

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They dance high tonight, the Northern Lights – Illuminable!
And I look up and think of you – Inestimable!
Your soaring laugh and smile seem – Unreachable!
I reach to touch you, and fail – Inexcusable!

Then on the phone you whisper to me – Incomparable!
And over Northern night I fly to you soon – Unavoidable!
And in a few short hours we’ll meet and delight – Inflammable!
Just to be near you undivided – Unsurpassable!


 

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The Ravens

 

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After my encounter with you again my day is brightened,
and I wonder how to love –
how to rally myself against the harsh January cold,
the crisp sounds in forty below air,
the grind of the packed snow under my boots…
and convert time into eternity.

So I walk, and what do I sing in the still, cold air?
While bundled up in our parka,
roaming down the path.

And can I really see the ravens in my path?
With their dark wings open, they are like holes in the night.
And in search of what?
So I stand in puzzlement, and wait for them to finish.

And as they suddenly fly away, I wonder…
Maybe they too wait for all this,
to give away to love itself,
to look into the eyes of another, and feel everything –
the pleasure of love in the long January night,
to wrap your wings around her, as if the long night has ended.


 

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