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Optical Hopes and Illusions
Optical Hopes & Illusions
Excuse me I don’t mean to presume
But your eyes follow me wherever I go
If this warmth that I feel
When you look at me
Isn’t simply one sided
I thought you should know.
Pardon me babe I can’t take anymore
The touch of your hand is too much to bear
I might just lose control
Do something mad
It’s overwhelming this hope
When you smile at me dear.
Is it too late love, have you given up?
I’m sorry it took me so long to decide
This love is so new but
Our friendship so rare
And I fear losing you boy
So my heart I would hide.
Am I assuming too much?
Was I blind?
I’m torn in two directions;
What should I choose?
You’ve been my friend
And you’ve been my guide
Just tell me please
I am lost in the woods.
Could you give me a hint, give me a clue
There’s only so much waiting I can take
Do I dare kiss you?
What would you do?
Should I risk my everything
For my heart’s sake.
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Literature
Night Calls
Night Calls
Come with me, fall into darkness
Come discover the beauty of night
The secret ways and shadows
The wonders seen without sight.
Come with me, sink into magic
Darkness and wonder we possess
Walk with me through dreams
While the world lays at rest.
Come with me, dwell within me
Until dawn brings the light
Hold me until we feel eternal
In the warm embrace of the night.
Come with me, feel passions song
Until night throbs in your blood
Let me feel you, skin to skin
In a moment my heart will ever hold.
Only come to me beloved
I have no place in the light
And would you have ever loved me
If I were not the Lady Night?
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Literature
Love Thy Fellow Men
Love Thy Fellow Men
The joyous bells and blazing sun
And frosting of delicate lace upon green grass
A chill in the air when the day is done
And twinkling lights on roof and glass.
Sons in the darkness when the snow has yet to fall
Call to mind ancient cries of celestial host
Before man knew of the season or who we would call
Savior and sacrifice, carpenter and king, father or son or ghost.
Skies of grey and gold and blue
All the faithful scurrying below
In heart of hearts, honorable intentions true
To Celebrate the Birthday in the best way we know.
Let our names lead all the rest.
For if we love, we will love our best
And if we do not love Him best, then
We will be writ as those who love our fellow men.
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Literature
Let Me Rest
Let Me Rest
Oh, lady, I am in sore need
My heart barely mended
I am broken and alone
       Let me rest, bring me home.
Lend me your strengthening arms
Guide my wandering path
So long its been since the moon has shone.
       Let me rest, bring me home.
My sword arm is weak and wounded
My soul is weary
My magics spent and flown.
       Let me rest, bring me home.
I am tired, still I journey
I will keep to the road You set me on.
Up ahead I see your light shining
Have I come, to the world beyond?
       Let me rest, bring me home.
       In your mercy
       Let me rest, oh I am weary
       Let me rest, bring, me  home.
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Literature
The Mirror
The Mirror
The mirror tells me I’m alive and well
All of my friends can’t seem to tell
That the best part of my heart is gone
Since you left me to face my life alone.
Chorus:
I can’t breathe and I don’t eat
I can’t sleep and my heart doesn’t beat.
Every day and night takes an eternity of moments alone, so empty.
Now that I’m without you and me.
But I’m alive and well, the mirror tells me.
I was fine before I ever met you.
Work and play, now and then try something new
I looked in your eyes and I’d never felt that way before
And with you in my life, I wanted so much more.
Chorus:
I can’t breathe and I don’t eat
I can’t sleep and my heart doesn’t beat.
Every day and night takes an eternity of moments alone, so empty.
Now that I’m without you and me.
But I’m alive and well, the mirror tells me.
I miss who I was when you loved me.
The strength and sweetness only you could see.
I changed with you, becam
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Literature
I Drown My Sorrows
I Drown My Sorrows
Every now and then the thought of you strikes me
Like a lucky punch I don’t see, a slap from behind
And the pain just overwhelms me from missing you
There’s only one sure way to take it off my mind
October’s the hardest time, when the leaves are turning
It holds an anniversary, the worst in the year.
It nearly destroys me when I begin to forget
But I have a remedy to hold back the tears.
Chorus:
I sit back in my chair, look at your pictures
I remember everything we used to do
And your smile is so sweet and you make me so happy
I drown my sorrows in the memories of you.
I drown my sorrows in the memories of you.
Life leaves that year farther and farther behind
And it’s said that pain fades but I don’t see how
All it takes is a sound or a piece on the news
Bringing back yesterday to here and now.
Chorus:
I sit back in my chair, look at your pictures
I remember everything we used to do
And your smile is so sweet and you make me so happy
I d
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Literature
I Like the Quiet
I Like the Quiet
The breeze is barely a kiss upon my face
The stars are dim and the moon fat with light.
All around me the world of man
Has escaped into the dreaming.
And I like the quiet.
My trees are tall brothers with piney arms above
The scent of night is full with flowers and nightbirds.
Only a cat stirs the darkness
With the glow of patient eyes.
And I like the quiet.
Give me quiet nights and mornings of mist
Before dawn disturbs the silence.
When the world is peaceful with worship
Before the battles of the day.
I like the quiet.
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Literature
If Forgotten
If Forgotten
If forever lost I wander
Far from home and kith and kin
Sorrow and joy become me
Sweet tears and aching laughter
Fill me and leave me empty.
If alone surrounded by folk
Centered within my soul in shadow
Ecstasy and pain as one
Darkness and light entwined
The echoing song of the moon.
If forgotten…
If lost to all hope and gone
For only dreams to give comfort
Pray let me not be forgotten
To walk the path again
Let memory be my return.
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Literature
Exile
Exile
‘Tis the season to be jolly
For smiles and laughter and ivy and holly.
Doesn’t anyone ever doubt
What the music is all about?
Home for the holidays
But I’m far from home in so many ways.
I don’t care for mistletoe
With grass on the ground instead of snow.
Angels we have heard on high
Do they sing, or is that their cry
For the loss of innocence
As we forget what Yule once meant.
Silent night, holy night
And I’m longing for a simpler sight
A cycle of rebirth
In praise of the mother and son of the earth.
Hark the herald angels sing
But for me no joy or peace do they bring.
All is frail this time of year
Lost friends and ghosts upon the air.
Here we come a wassailing
With cheer and laughter everyone sings
Pass the wine and as we drink
All that’s left of the past is faded music.
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Literature
Childhood Dreams
Childhood Dreams
I have heard in the silence of dreams
A sigh of a far away song,
Of a world I long to see, a whisper away
Out of my reach, and it seems
There’s nothing left to say.
Spells and unicorns dancing
Waking seem far beyond
The world in which I walk, so much is gone
Only alive when I sing
Yet I’ve lost that song.
Music I’ll never remember now
The dreams have faded,
Lost in a wood full of nightmares
Legends and how
Am I to control my fears.
I knew this world once intimately
I walked every path
Took innocence for granted, no second chances
I sail a stormy sea
Without backward glances.
Only childhood dreams.
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Literature
Dreams Don't Wait
Dreams Don’t Wait
Have you ever stopped to think
About all the things in life we forget
Have you ever wondered how in blink
There’s so much that we regret.
The dreams we didn’t dare pursue
The life we might have had me and you.
Dreams won’t wait,
They go in one direction ever forward
Never stopping for a moment
You have to chase them like a kite
On a broken string
You have to catch them
Don’t give up for anything.
Dreams don’t wait.
Have you ever stopped and seen
A perfect moment to hold in your heart
Have you ever pursued a might have been
If you could only start
All over again, what would you change
Would your life be rich and strange?
Dreams won’t wait,
They go in one direction ever forward
Never stopping for a moment
You have to chase them like a kite
On a broken string
You have to catch them
Don’t give up for anything.
Dreams don’t wait.
Because I wonder now and then
But I let go of that string one day
And never really cared ag
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Literature
Evening Memories
Evening Memories
I walk alone in the evening
I do this often and I don’t see why
Its easier to forget when I’m with others
No echoing thoughts or beating heart
Too loudly under a darkening sky.
But somehow when the sun is setting
I’m walking with only my thoughts for company
Its not as if I want to feel this way every night
Remembering how far I really am
From that moment by a glowing sea.
I don’t know what will happen now
Why I was lost, how I’ll control my fears
Staring at a foreign ocean so far from home
Remembering him and trying to forget again
The memories are a pain I cannot bear.
But at sunset, by the waters edge;
I can’t resist, he feels so near.
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Literature
Calling
Calling
I hear it on the breeze
The song in the wind, through the trees
That I never thought to find.
I feel it calling.
Like the moon on my face
A gentle caress, the sweetest taste
Of the most quiet rest.
I feel it calling.
I feel your lips on my skin
Your loving touch, let the music begin
Let me feel so much.
I feel it calling.
Draw me down to your kiss
Teach me of love, so tenderly as this
Beyond my heart to prove.
I feel it calling.
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Literature
Blood Calls To Blood
Blood Calls to Blood
What is this, that screams inside me?
What is this, that makes me feel?
Did I ever ask to have my heart woken?
When did the wound begin to heal?
Blood calls to blood
Living within us
Pounding my heart like a drum
Blood calls to blood
My heart calls me to you.
What is this, that blinds my eyes?
What is this, that works its will?
Did I ever drop my guard even once?
When did I ask for this magical thrill?
Blood calls to blood
Living within us
Pounding my heart like a drum
Blood calls to blood
My heart calls me to you.
And I can resist you,
And I can kiss you, pretend I don’t mean it.
And I can run, and I can hide
But I can’t conceal what’s inside.
But I can resist.
I can resist.
I can try.
Blood calls to blood
Living within us
Pounding my heart like a drum
Blood calls to blood
My heart calls me to you.
I can resist, but my heart
My heart still calls me to you.
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Literature
Broken Prayers
Broken Prayers
Traditional prayers ask for the courage
       To accept the impossible
       To accept the unchangeable
And wisdom in the discernment of these
And patience to battle the rage.
Sadly in the course of my years
       I have lost my patience
       I have lost my old wisdom
If acceptance is the key to regaining them
I wept it away with my last tears.
I was taught courage well as a child
       Nothing was impossible
       Nothing was unchangeable
It’s only as adults that this is altered.
Our dreams are reined, no longer sweet and wild.
And now I pray for the courage to fight
       To prove the impossible can be done
       To change the unchangeable
If my acceptance and patience fall away
In the wisdom I’ve won, that is my right.
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Audeo
Audeo
Listen to your elders child
Listen well and hold your tongue
Learn your place and keep your space
And you’ll need not be told for long.
Learn well your limits child
Learn how far you may go
Choose your mark and hide the spark
In the heart of everything you know.
Make your choices wisely child
Make your choices well
Time knows no bounds and fate no ground
And you’ve spent your years in hell.
Listen well and hold your tongue
No matter the time has passed.
Listen to your counselors
And those you dwell among.
Listen to the whispers
And the ‘can’ts’ and ‘shoulds’ and ‘don’ts’.
Give them your attention child,
The ‘impossibles’ and ‘won’ts’.
Then woman make your choices
Make them proud and stern and stand
On ground you won and earned
And hold time in your hands.
Hands out to the world
Palms forward and without fear
Earn your future woman
And proudly face the years.
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Shenandoah76209
Sheila
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United States
Current Residence: Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Same as above...I like a lot of everything.
Favourite style of art: I can't draw worth a damn so I like just about anything good
Personal Quote: We are responsible, always, for what we have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Interests
  • Listening to: Florence & The Machine
  • Reading: Nalini Singh
  • Watching: Justified
  • Drinking: Soda
Obviously not good at journal entries since I only manage to do them once very blue moon.  

Basically I'm going to upload my writing, but that's about it.  Rather write my fics than journals.  So there we are.

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DavinArfel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thankies for the watch :hug: !!!
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