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Midnight in Paris

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Midnight in Paris

She was the hidden flower of the seine
She walked her sadness through the streets
The sky was grey, the wind made her shiver
She cried for her mother, to hold her pain

Her heart was torn
All her friends had left
Alone in Paris, like an empty bottle of wine
Her desires drained, every solitary drop

If, only if, a smile would appear
She laughed, she cried, all the same
The tears hidden inside
She rode the subways to emptiness

If, only if, she could be a painting
The museum walls could hang her thoughts
And drown the grey clouds hanging above
If, only if, her heart could beat once more

If, only if, the life could give peace
And sleep would become a blanket of warmth
Float away, she dreamed, 
Broken hotels and empty windows

If Maman I could hug you once more
Before the Eiffel tour fades from view
My Paris is leaving me
As I leave you


The Cemetery of Thoughts

There’s beauty in sadness
There is sadness that we don’t see
The lonely
Who need to see
The beauty of Paris
Kiss the lonely
And wake up broken hearts

Copyright © arthur vaso

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 12:17:00 AM
    very nice words up there ;}

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:51:00 PM
    France Gall - 1993.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 8:12:00 PM
    This was beautiful in a haunting melancholy way....I love those conditionals...if and only if....Life doesn't always turn out how we want, and sometimes when we are broken, we need a mother's love the most. My daughter turns to me when in pain. Lovely write. BTW...I love Paris. Been there and fell in love with Sacre Coeur. Had one of my most profound spiritual moments inside there. I see you've posted a link. I will try to get to that. :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:03:00 PM
    oh I SO love Paris. Is this for unbearable beauty contest??? It's very lovely.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/22/2013 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, It was inspired by this song, Si maman si - Marie-Pier Perreault
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Well done my friend, really enjoyed this one ....Seren

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 8:56:00 PM
    A brilliant composition my friend! Marvelous phrasing, steeped in emotion, and superb imagery.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/21/2013 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Keith, glad you liked it