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WHEN I STOP AND PRAY

When the storm clouds boil around me, 
And the lightning splits the sky--. 
When the howling wind assails me,
And life's sea is rolling high--
When my heart is filled with terror,
And my fears, I can't allay--
Then I find sweet peace and comfort, 
When I simply stop and pray.

When the things of life confound me,
And my faith is ebbing low--
When my trusted friends betray me,
And my heart is aching so--
When the night seems black and endless,
And I long for light of day--
Then I find a silver dawning,
When I simply stop and pray.

There are things beyond the heavens
I can't begin to understand,
But I know that God is living,
And I know He holds my hand.
Yes, I know He watches o'er me
All the night and all the day--
And He's always there to hear me
When I simply stop and pray.

Copyright © William Robinson

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Meet Me Half Way




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Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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Every now and then

Every now and then I come to you a climbing jasmine through the window of your heart a perfumed smile beneath your sheets a sweet scent in waking thoughts an empty porch of swinging dreams Every now an then I come to you a hush-hushed whisper on a restless night a drop of sunshine on winter lips a tender touch upon bare shoulder a yearning moment in ardent kiss Every now and then I come to you a melting snowflake upon your lash a silent breeze tickling your cheek soft gentle wind behind your ear a vivid memory a vision gone a lingered breath which once was here
(revised and reposted)

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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A Greener Grass

You think I have a pretty face My dresses weaved from frills and lace You think that I'm a spoilt brat with diamonds around my neck and roses in my bed You think I own the pot of gold A blissful future to behold You think I live on a greener grass but you know nothing No ,you know nothing about my past There are chapters still on hold A thousand words untold There's emotion still enclosed in a lacrimal drop There is a tasteless tale,a colourless spume and large waves that fall on the shore There's a silent cry which keeps yelling why which keeps loving and hating,mending and breaking Pushing ,embracing our God My unfaithful devotion keeps begging in motion Asking what,where,when,and how long For how long should I wait for to feel the affection, love and protection to listen to daddy singing for me just one birthday song For how long should I pray for,to listen to daddy just calling out my name on the phone You think I have a pretty face My dresses weaved from frills and lace You think that I'm a spoilt brat with diamonds around my neck and roses in my bed You think I own the pot of gold A blissful future to behold You think I live on a greener grass but you know nothing No, you know nothing about my past You know nothing about the way I feel About deep scars that would never heal You just keep thinking that I live I live on a greener grass.

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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MY VIOLIN

Playing my violin
in my pretty dress
No one here knows
my life is a mess
No mom or dad
just my strings and bow

Every night on the street
breeze is in my hair
I've got hopes and dreams
but does anyone care
Oh, I want to believe 
there's a family for me somewhere

Another day comes and goes 
But I'm not losing hope
You think I play for them
But my violin helps me cope
Praying for a change tonight
Maybe you'll hear me play
And adopt my violin and me
That'd be my New Year's Day

Playing my violin
in my pretty dress
No one here knows
my life is a mess
No mom or dad
just my strings and bow
But tonight feels like magic
I'm ready for a show

A crowd gathers on the street
breeze is my hair
I've got hopes and dreams
that you're out there somewhere
Oh, I'll play with all my heart
be out there somewhere

Another day comes and goes 
But I'm not losing hope
You think I play for them
But my violin helps me cope
Praying for a change tonight
Maybe you'll hear me play
And adopt my violin and me
That'd be my New Year's Day

*One of my vulnerable children poems

Date: 1-1-15

Copyright © Lyric Man

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BetweenThe Lines

Between the lines I walk a million miles You hold me in your arms a hundred thousand times Between the lines I wonder about your dark and serene nights Are you all alone,Is there someone on the phone Is there someone by your side Rubbing off the colours of my little smile Between the lines,you're on my mind I will spend a lifetime searching for your eyes Searching just for you,Oh darling if you'd knew Would your lips make love to me the way they used to do Will you come between the lines or leave me feeling blue Between the lines there's a paradise,Between the lines I write So many words unsaid,many moments gone,and wishes still unheard Between the lines ,between the lines I write you'll once again arise Blazing in my heart like a candlelight You still live inside of me,you re-appear suddenly You keep getting closer ,so unexpectedly Between the lines,yes you are still there ,and I am still here We were meant to be,never to be set free Between the lines,,between the lines I write
This lyric poem is inspired by a Lionel Ritchie's song 'Hello'

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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Sleeping With The Enemy

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

See what you want to see
Don't Look at me!
You are staring you are watching;
Eat what you can't be

Come sleep by my side
The whole world is our playground
Don't make a sound
Stop clowning around

In the mist of the night,
You keep me from crying

I wipe off the taste of your lips
You kiss me starting at my inner hips
You broke me in a way..
I hate to say your love is better every day 
I deny you, the one thing I can't say

You are my pillow
Where I rest my legs,
Can you feel me~
This moment feels right
I just want to die here, 
Die here ~ 
Die here by your side

I sleep with my eyes wide open,
I sleep with the enemy by my side
Come here and hold me
After you watched my worlds collide
Come here and love me
I'm yours till the end of time
You can rock me!
Under the moon and its rhyme
I put it all to a side, how I hate you inside
I can't let go
I just want you to know
I'm a fool in love with you
Even if it doesn't show!

~SKAT~
12- 7- 10

Copyright © SKAT A


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SWEET ISLAND GIRL

Early morn
Birds still sleep
Crickets warm
Not a peep
Coffee in hand
Dreams are free
Thinking of you
Thinking of me
Last night's prayer 
Has made it here
Rain soaked skies
Begin to clear
And what I see
On distant shore
Sweet Island girl
I long for more
Hear your heart
We are in tune
I love you so 
I'm coming soon

Contest: Craig's "Lyrics Again"
Date: 9-9-14

Copyright © Lyric Man


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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Today I penned a love letter
I know you'll never see
Secret thoughts and feelings
Bottled up inside of me
Romantic muse on my heart
Words written with the mind
My forbidden introspection
I know you'll never find
For I, myself, am the bottle
I'm not floating on the sea
The message is deep inside
Heartbroken that we can't be
I know this sounds strange
But every word I say is true
Although we've never met 
My heart is missing you!

Date: 11-7-14
For Shadow's "Favorite Old Poem" Contest

Copyright © Lyric Man


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Oh I Miss You

Where are your eyes when I need to drown
Where have you gone, you're not around.
It's so lonely in the one horse town,
Am I screaming when I can't hear a sound.

Oh I..Oh how I miss you,
Oh no, Oh how I long to kiss you
Can't you see what this is doing to me
I need your soul I need your poetry.

When we have cut all ties I'm still bound
I seat my throne with a broken crown
I'm so lost in the lonely I have found
Tracks of my tears and a frozen frown


Oh I..Oh how I miss you,
Oh no, Oh how I long to kiss you
Can't you see what this is doing to me
I need your soul I need your poetry.

And there is silence in every second we are apart
When there is longing and love in a forgotten heart
I'd give anything to have you back again
You are my muse, my strength, my hope my friend.

Oh I..I miss you more than you know.
Oh I miss you...more than you'll ever know

Copyright © Casarah Nance


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Never Let Go

Heads turn, hearts burn
the song of the love bird
singing out loud
eyes sparkle, souls dance
two as one in perfect rhythm
another romance
 

I've been waiting
waiting so long
I've been searching
searching for a love that is strong
now that I found you
I'll never let go
now that I found us
you ought to know 
There's no place I'd rather be
There's no one I'd rather see
right beside me
right here beside me
now that I found us
you ought to know
I'll never let go

Heads turn, hearts burn
the song of the love bird
singing out loud
eyes sparkle, souls dance
two as one in perfect rhythm
another romance

fall in love with me
place your head 
on my beating chest
and just rest
fall in love with me
put your hand
on my pounding heart
let love start

Come gently kiss my lips
look deeply in my eye
never say goodbye
Come gently take my hand
be my only guide
lead me to our paradise

Heads turn, hearts burn
the song of the love bird
singing out loud
eyes sparkle, souls dance
two as one in perfect rhythm
another romance

now that I found us
you ought to know 
There's no place I'd rather be
There's no one I'd rather see
right beside me
right here beside me
now that I found us
you ought to know
I'll never let go

Copyright © Tim Smith


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Room 13

Doors close on a broken heart,
A broken man, a world apart,
I watched you down the motel hall,
Lonely stride with eyes that fall.
Turn you heart to my view,
I'll take you hand and rescue you.

I'll show you things you've never seen,
I'll make you dream in room thirteen.

Window's open to a poolside view,
There is a jacuzzi with room for two.
A little slow dancing to a Sinatra song,
The breeze in the curtains move along.
A king size bed with sheets colored blue,
I'll take you to the clouds, that's what I'll do.

I'll show you things you've never seen,
I'll make you dream in room thirteen.

A night to remember could be yours, just see.
There is a light on, and that light is me.

I'll show you things you've never seen
I'll make you dream in room thirteen.


March 15, 2015

Copyright © Casarah Nance


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Think Not Of This Night

My cherished one , Think not of this night with an absent moon But think of those nights that we used to know Think of those nights 'neath the sky's window light where we lay side by side . Think of sea-scents that wafted before Think of old waves that lulled us to sleep as they lapped on the shore. My cherished one , Think not òf this night with an absent moon But think of those nights that we used to know Think of those nights 'neath the sky's window light where we lay side by side . Your tanned face was not a blank page It was filled with sweet words that I spilled and soft kisses I've trailed. My cherished one , Think not of this night with an absent moon But think of those nights that we used to know Oh those nights 'neath the sky's window light where we lay side by side . On those nights, how you gazed with deep amorous eyes . As Spring was half-dressed , your restless fingers caressed Out of love , it was built , our warm cosy nest . But flowers just didn't bloom , and birds couldn't survive , Nor did our dream , or our child , Neither did you in the line of my life . My cherished one , Think not of this night with an absent moon but think of those nights that we used to know Think of those nights under the sky's window light where we lay side by side ,Oh yeah , once we lay side by side .

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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It Is Springtime In Heaven

It is now springtime in heaven Sky is so blue...sun shining so bright Beautiful flowers are everywhere Angels are dancing...as the harps play Here on earth...we scamper around Sky is so blue...sun shining so bright Beautiful flowers are everywhere We are missing the angels in heaven Angels are dancing...as the harps play They await the day...as we do also As once again we will all be together Our mothers and us...in heaven above Dedicated to: Our Mothers in Heaven and her children who will be missing her this weekend on Mother's Day To all of you who still have your mother here on earth with you make sure she knows how much you love her.

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown


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I love the way

I love the way



I love the way your gentle blue eyes shine

As your lovely face, it tells me you are mine

No words could tell, the love I have for you

It shines through me, so pure and sweet and true.



My years with you, have been the best I’ve known

Through all these years my love has grown and grown

I know, at times I’m hard to understand

Yet how I melt beneath our love so grand.



Until the end of time we two be one

Our love so vast it could outshine the sun

Together we two drown within such bliss

I’d die without your love, be sure of this.



Nothing could ever stem my love for you

It fills the Earth, the seas, the sky so blue

Forever and a day, this love in me

Will join us two together endlessly.

Copyright © Peter Duggan


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Kiss The Sky


Dropped some purple haze with Jimi -
we created castles out of polished beach glass,
then we fused with acid-laced clouds.

Kissed the sky
so high.

Jimi started bawling,
his torrential tears washed us down and out to sea.
Each drop of water became a pixel,
until reality morphed into a painting of musical notes,
and the music transformed back into a fresh reality.
There wasn't any more doubt
whether we were experienced now -- and how.

The tide washed us up into heavy crosstown traffic.
Jimi wandered down Voodoo Blvd,
I became a hoodoo child
gobbling up sugar cubes filled with liquid sunshine.
I watched the yellow cabs race by,
watched the heavy metal race by.

Jimi was jacked into electric ladyland,
his radiant smile, hiding pain
and covering other people's lies.
Even so, Jimi believed in his message,
sincerity set him apart from the crowd,
which is why he made sure
not to let his smile, wither and die.
But the more that his manager pushed,
the more that Jimi's pusher came....

Jimi was hypnotized by the flashbulbs of fame,
attempting to out-run a childhood filled with shame -
blowing out speaker stacks
with that twisted pedal magic,
spellbinding incantations
vibrated from his guitar,
making love to the sky with rainbow hues
of acid rock-induced rolling blues.

Jimi simply wanted someone to love him back
even half as much as he could,
for Jimi's love was honest and hard,
with wings waiting to be released
into a world not yet ready to be fully free.

Kissed the sky.

Kiss the sky
so high.









2013 "I Love You Like Sky" Remix
May 20th, 2013




+/-

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner


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MY BRIGHT DAY

He said he loved 
And said he cared
On my darkest day
Said he'd be there
The clouds moved in
The sky grow black
Never said goodbye
He never came back
Rain turned to tears
And fears to dread
Hope seemed lost
Dreams were dead
Last gasp prayer
The sun rose again
You walked by me
With a friendly grin
Ten years passed
And I'm your wife
We have two kids 
And a wonderful life
Been through storms
You didn't walk away
On darkest nights
You're my bright day

Copyright © Lyric Man


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Little By Little

Above the sea another ocean and just as blue Sailing upwind is all impossible But don't give up yet Little by little I come to you We' d catch each wave We'll ride the tide Little by little,We'll make it right I don't believe in fairies but I believe in you And I know,You know Little by little you come to me just the way I do Together We can make it One pillow shared by two Our sailor moon will take us above the sunset hue Years robbed away our passion but could not steal our dream In our dream all is possible Our lost wings We'll redeem With our wings We do wonders Our freedom makes us whole We'll let dead stars shine their light in the dark night of our soul. Charmaine Chircop PS : These lyrics I've written are now being played in a song by talented Archie Clifford and Alice Clark.If you have five minutes to spare please do support me and them by visiting this link 'http://soundcloud.com/archieclifford/archie-clifford-ft-alice-clark-little-by-little'. Yes,Do visit soundcloud and support the song 'Little by little'please!!!

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop


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FALLING HARD AND I CAN'T HIDE

There are thousands of poets here
Somehow you know you're the one
Oh, I've never come out and said it
But It's obvious my heart you've won

You write like Heaven's sweet angel
Your style I can't even describe
God knows I've fought these urges
But this is one thing I can't hide...

Yeah, I've never held your hand
But I'm awed by the things you write
And I've never watched you move
But seen your painted dances in the night

Girl.. You've never kissed me softly
But you've intimately touched my heart
You know we've never even been close
But I just can't bear for us to be apart

Because through all your gifted artistry
You've let me peek so deep inside
Now I've seen beauty in perspective
I'm falling hard and I can't hide...

Yeah, I've never held your hand
But I'm awed by the things you write
And I've never watched you move
But seen your painted dances in the night

Girl.. You've never kissed me softly
But you've intimately touched my heart
You know we've never even been close
But I just can't bear for us to be apart

5-3-15
Contest:  J.A.B.'s "When Love Was Innocent!"

Copyright © Lyric Man


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I LOVE YOU SO

You take my breath away,
Smile at me, don't know what to say..
There's no words to describe what I'm feeling.
When dreams come alive,
It feels like, time is standing still..
Everything becomes clear and has meaning.
In that moment, captivated by your beauty.
Speechless, that you long for me..

Girl, I love you so
Oh, how I love you
How you love me so

You take my breath away,
Smile at me, don't know what to say..
There's no words to describe what I'm feeling.
When dreams come alive,
It feels like, time is standing still..
Everything becomes clear and has meaning
In that moment, captivated by your beauty.
Speechless, that you long for me..

Girl, I love you so
Oh, how I love you
How you love me so

Completely taken by your amazing eyes,
I don't deserve such a wonderful prize..
Our love's in the clouds, oh yeah I'm floating.
Fate brought us together, unexpected bliss..
Been captivated since our very first kiss,
Intoxicated by you, your affections I'm drinking.
And in that moment, the world is a mine.
Every thought feels so sublime..

Girl, I love you so
Oh, how I love you
How you love me so

Yes, I love you so
Oh, how I love you
Oh, girl I love you
How you love me so

Girl, I love you so
Oh, how I love you
How you love me so
 
12-14-14

Copyright © Lyric Man


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IT'S OVER

You thought you’d make a fool of me
I was so blind but now I see
So now you’ve had your little joke
Guess I’m just warning other folk

You’d look at me with those bedroom eyes
But your tender words I now despise
You broke my heart through and through
Well honey I’ve got news for you

Your designer clothes are now in rags
Packed up inside black plastic bags
Your cars been scratched and it’s got a dent
Your names been taken off the rent

You love to flirt, but you’re a cheat
You’re just like a dog on heat
But I’m now aware of your little game
No man will hurt me ever again

Don’t get taken in by charming men
They use you and just start again
From now on I am in control
Hey man you’re just an asshole

Jan Allison
24th July 2014

Copyright © JAN ALLISON


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This Song is for my Mother

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 
Made so long ago
Created and cremated
Ashes of the words I spoke

Long separated by the miles
Distanced from her golden smiles
Memory of a mother
Shared my dreams and really cared

Long separated by the miles
Distanced from her golden smiles
Mama…
I know I wasn’t there……

For you

Would have placed 
A magic carpet 
‘neath your weak and shaky legs

Would have raised
A strong west wind
Let you breathe with ease again

Would have bribed 
God’s venal angels
Come and soothe your endless pain

Would have vanquished
All the demons
And bring peace to you again

Be the child
I never knew
In a land
We won’t grow old

Be the light
I always loved
Warmed my dark 
And lonely soul

Be the girl
Playing games
In a world 
The sun won’t set

Be the laughter
Calms my heart
I never will forget
I won’t forget, won’t forget

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
Couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
Song about old promises 
Made so long ago
Created….cremated
Ashes of the words I spoke

I broke my promises, oh mama
Now you’ve gone away 
I’m broken
Drowning in the pain each day

I’m  drowning…drowning...drowning…drowning

This song is for my mother
Let her hear me…….


Copyright © Catman Cohen


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YES, THERE'S A LOVE THAT LASTS

Yes, there is a love that last
It's all you say and more
But there's a counterfeit called lust
It looks the same till it's out the door
Both hold you when you're beautiful
Only love holds when you're a pain
Both are crazy about your body
Only love is crazy about your brain
Yes, there is a love that last
It's all you say and more
And when you're at your worst
Love offers peace instead of war!

Copyright © Lyric Man


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WE'RE STILL WE

Just because we're not together
Doesn't mean we're far apart
You may no longer see me
Cause I'm hidden in your heart
I am the warmth in your sunrise
The breeze dancing in your hair
Don't think for even a moment
That I'm gone, no longer there

I'm singing through that sparrow
My fragrance is in the rose
My shade is under the big oak
I'm in the poem you just composed
I still see you in the moonlight
Tell all your secrets to me
I'm closer than you can imagine
Never alone, girl we're still we

*A father on his deathbed pens this poem to his daughter to encourage her when he's gone, to remind her that he will never really leave her!

Date: 11-11-14

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Against The Silent Wall

I never saw your writing against the silent wall I never heard those footsteps walking to the door Like a sunset shadow you faded in my dusk Left upon my doorknob just a venetian mask A mask with many faces and unforgotten past A thousand million secrets and questions never asked No please,don't go reminding me of a time before Of those wistful moments that now I don't recall The stonehenged shrine of my heart is over six feet tall Cracks do let the light in but the wall resists to fall No please,don't go reminding me of a time before Of those wistful moments that now I don't recall Was there ever a vision with the beauty of your eyes Was there ever a fire with the passion of our nights Was there ever a sweet warmth where velvets bled a rose Was there ever a seashore where my fingers brushed your toes Was there ever a tree trunk where stars have carved our dream Was there ever a stream walk where our starved lips weren't sealed No please,don't go reminding me of a time before Of those wistful moments that now I don't recall The stonehenged shrine of my heart is over six feet tall I never saw your writing against the silent wall
Fiction lyric poem

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop