Author Archives: hopeless romantic

255 – Remembering Deep Cut Gardens

My quiet refuge has now been awakened
The places I loved have now been taken
It used to be when it was vacant
My tranquility was never forsaken

A place to meditate
Sober reality
A place to contemplate
On one’s reality

Watching the wildlife scampering by
Those in the undergrowth others on the fly
Sitting for hours
To join the beauty of the flowers

Tree climbing trees
Back drop for poses
Rocky cliffs
A waterfall
Cameras flashing to capture it all

Sharing it with others
Makes us all nature’s brothers
Nature makes us all a kin
It awakens the blessings that lie within
“Let the fields and their crops
Burst out with joy
Let the trees of the forest
Sing for joy’
Psalm 96:12(NLT)

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254 – As Time was Then

Nothing lasts
Just memories of the past
Still hold on
Though all is gone
Nothing again
As time was then

Summers at the beach
No longer in reach
Holding hands
Footprints in the sand

Drive-in movies
Seldom see
Soda and popcorn
Tooting the horn

Music in the park
Till it turned dark
Never A hassle
Burgers at the castle

Dancing at the prom
You on my arm
Too beautiful to see
You belonged to me

But nothing last
Just memories of the past
Those moments of you and me
Times of our mortality
Nothing again
As time was then

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253 – The Day is Gone

Pause for the moments
The day is gone
Life journeys on
Ascend the hill
Never look down
Feet no longer touch the ground

Growing old together
Fond dreams and memories
Time spent apart
Sweet memories of the heart

Renew those moments
Caress the past
Life’s moments
Life doesn’t last

The day is gone
Sweetness to sorrow
Never to meet
Never to borrow

Fallen asleep
Moments to keep
Where do they lie?
No time to cry
No time to weep
No time to say goodbye

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252 – Read Me (The Preacher)

Never read the written word
Rely only on what you’ve heard
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
Read me

Does forgiveness mean condition?
Is that your final position?
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
Read me

Does pride make you stumble?
Do you need to be more humble?
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
Read me

Ever since your youth
Have you played with the truth?
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
read me

Do you struggle with morality?
Has it blinded your reality
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
Read me

Do you need to find some peace?
In a world with no release
If you need to know
I’ll tell you so
Read me

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250 – I Never Knew

I took a trip on a train
Stared through the open window
I gazed on grassy plains rolling hills open prairies
What a wonderful view
But I never knew

Visited a museum
To see if I could see ‘um
From across the land
Painted by hand
Golden sunrises red sunsets
What a wonderful view
But I never knew

I read words that came alive
Visioning scenes I’ve never seen
The printed words penned by creation
Touched my imagination
What a wonderful view
But I never knew

I watched on the screen
Many beautiful scenes
Colorful flowers tall leafy trees gentle rain drops
Things to adore behind my closed door
What a wonderful view
But I never knew

On a lark I took a walk in the park
Freedom no fences!
Exploring my senses
The coolness of the rain
The breeze on my face
The warmth of the sun
Felt the dew on the grass
Smelled the fragrance of the flowers
Tasted  the water from the stream
Just a few
What a wonderful view
I never knew could be true
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin”
William Shakespeare

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249 – The Time is on Me

Is not life out of order?
Time shows it so
What was then should be now
Should not the first be last?
Who defines fate anyhow?

Time fails me
Time won’t let me be
Time beats me down
Time can’t be turned around

If time is running out
Can life be far behind?
Will death give me a sign?
Or am I walking blind

Do I follow?
Should it be?
Should I swallow?
For this time the time’s on me!

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082- Darkness Reigns

Darkness descends
Night begins
Closed doors
Saintly sins

Moon abate
Glossy eyes
Man believes
Devil lies

Spirits roam
Somber thoughts
Spiritual war
Battle fought

Hours fade
Unclean hands
Sexual immorality
Nightly stand

Gratify desires
Evil holds
Body sacrifice
Debauchery enfolds

Tainted hearts
Not ashamed
Guiltless minds
Others blame

Selfish wants
Forever owed
Needs met
Never sowed

Envy rules
Sour grapes
Others covet
Morals rape

Lust abound
Hearts exploded
Senses unchecked
Times imploded

Darkness reigns
Devils light
Man’s indiscretions
Never right
“He made darkness his covering,
his canopy around him,
thick clouds dark with water” Ps(18:11)

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091-Time Lies

Lovers sigh
Hopeless despair
Lovers cry
Eyes tear

Romance dies
No one wins
Unwanted goodbyes
Heartache begins

Open hearts
Tender kisses
Love departs
Forever misses

Wishing star
Dreams fade
Above par
Memories made

Feelings check
Emotions hide
Pleasures wreck
Cursed pride

Vain love
Forever lost
Finding dove
Whatever cost

Destiny never
Eternity alone
Solitude forever
Loneliness sown

Empty seasons
Silent melody
Never reason
No remedy

Time heals
Only those
Time steals
Fate chose

Destiny waits
Time flies
Despondent fate
Time lies

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248 – Just the Verse

Will I ever be the same?
A voice in mute
Puts time in dispute
I’ll dip my pen within my hand
To rest upon my stand
Time doesn’t heal
But its memories I’ll steal
To press for my appeal

If time allows
Not knowing how
Or what to do now
For what’s left for me
If only the verse
And not the melody

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246 – Love’s Second Chance

I tried to pretend
That our love would never end
No whispers No sounds
But the second time around
Never came around

No second chance
To renew a romance
Hope never satisfied
Disappointments abound
But the second time around
Never came around

I searched high
I searched low
Where ever I’d go
I thought our love would be found
But the second time around
Never came around

I knew
It was only you
That made my heart pound
But the second time around
Never came around

Did I not see?
Was it to be?
I though are love
Knew no bounds
But the second time around
Never came around♥



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