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Passing The Lonely Night

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Passing The Lonely Night

(Lyric Contest Entry)


I pretended to be sleeping, ....  through long hours of the night
I could hear your quiet breathing, .... in the early morning light
Empty words we never said,  just the rustle of the bed
I pretended to be sleeping, and hushed my silent weeping
Knowing you were close, beside me,...pretending something, too

Our nights come dark and lonely, 
Nights cold as two hearts grieving
Exhausted love, that cannot sleep
A worn out love that we can't keep
A love that's running out of breath
Is brushing death too soon...

I pretended to be sleeping, but could hear our two hearts beating....
I lie awake with anxious waiting...just to hear your footsteps leaving
A branch against the window glass, is scratching to come in
As if to pry,........the words, "goodbye",..........still waiting to begin....
A love that's running out of air...is breathless in the wind

I pretended to be sleeping, I hear the small clock ticking
The hour hand has swung around, a new day lost before it's found
It has gone too far to turn around
A love that's running out of breath
Is coming to an end.....

I pretended to be sleeping
But, I can't ignore the sunrise
The day arrives, without disguise
I must face it now, and ask it why?
You turn your back, as if to hide
Pretending something too....



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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Paula's "Passages" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 6:42:00 PM
    What a good song! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Carrie--Your poetry is always over the top!

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie...enjoyed your lyric!!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:35:00 PM
    beautiful piece indeed, Carrie. Many congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 10:24:00 PM
    Well, you wowed me as usual. And I am sure this will wow paula. VERY good stuff, CArrie!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:09:00 PM
    I need to fav these words for they sang to my heart with such beauty it evoked my empathy, you have a special talent Carrie, may God bless you with your writing for many years to come, luv vie