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Red says the Sunset

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Red says the Sunset

Close my eyes to paint a picture Takes me back to a time when I was just a kid The world around me was ever growing And there was a sweet innocence in everything I did The morning sun was my simple smile Her warm words whispers on my skin, and Red says the sunset, red says the sunset How I needed a friend To share in this happiness That I thought could never end The city was my playground An enchanted land everywhere to explore Abandon buildings, hidden places near rushing railroads Giant puddles extracted from all of thunder storms Rainbows, archways, paths leading to front doors And red says the sunset again every day Red says the sunset come out and play If I could only go back To lazy days lying, amidst the talling grass Jumping daringly from rooftop to rooftop Befriending minnows, frogs, crickets and crabs Climbing trees, skinning knees Teaching myself about fire from only one little match In every noon it was huge, it was Watching over me Red says the sunset, red says the sunset all over again In childhood I never found that needed friend But, the little boy still journeys on Now as a husband, a father,and God fearing man Red says the sunset, red says the sunset Happiness shines all across this land

Copyright © Michael Smith

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:47:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 4:58:00 PM
    Michael I skimmed your titles and came to this one, which made me want to view it. For me, this is the kind of poetry I enjoy reading a lot: easy to understand, flowing and sweet. You actually made enough rhymes that i almost thought this was a rhymed poem. And near rhymes as well. Excellent poem. (please direct me to the ones of yours that you are most proud of)

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:53:00 AM
    Michael I love the unfolding story, well done..David

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 10:37:00 PM
    This is such a well-written poem, I enjoyed reading it today.

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 9:33:00 PM
    Such a tender write Michael, Well've been missed here on the soup :) big hugs ,love deb

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:38:00 PM
    this is a wonderful poem, with grand imagery too. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 7:26:00 PM
    Awesome. Good visualization. Toquyen