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Green With Envy

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Green With Envy

Barefoot as I walked on the beach
As a flash of light came from the east
It drew a fading line in the night sky
As I ran towards it as if I could fly

Several months before the rush of August
It came to me like an unlikely comet
Just like I dreamed it would be
Out of my reach, across the sea

Oh lustrous fallen star
I wanna be where you are
Ditch my life and live in the shade
Of this heavenly mark you have made
Relinquish all my hopes and dreams
Risk it all on one of my wild schemes
Build sand castles in a crater by the sea
'Till the tide washes it away and face turns green

Wasn't aware of how hungry I'd become
Or that my legs would tire so fast and start to numb
All night searching for the comet that had fell
Looked back at my distant home and bid it farewell

It was pass the break of dawn, my breath was cold
I followed my compass and watched the day unfold
With sores on my feet I bottled all my determination
With passion I clinged to my ever-growing imagination

Oh lustrous fallen star
I wanna be where you are
Ditch my life and live in the shade
Of this heavenly mark you have made
Relinquish all my hopes and dreams
Risk it all on one of my wild schemes
Build sand castles in a crater by the sea
'Till the tide washes it away and face turns green

But it wasn't meant to be ~ life of a fallen star and me
You were a glint of light in my wildest dreams
But it wasn't meant to be ~ just another wave in the sea
Driven by the moon, draws me in just to turn me green
Green with envy



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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:56:00 PM
    This is superb. These two lines caught my breath....Ditch my life and live in the shade/ Of this heavenly mark you have made. Awesome! I love all things celestial! :) BTW...just a pointer...It's cling....clang...clung. ;) I answered your response on A Bit Naive...also on my poem...the kiss of dawn....my favorite time of the day! Pure bliss! :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/28/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I figured you would enjoy this one... with all it's "celestial-ness"... lol. It's pretty crazy how many different conversations we are having all at once!
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 11:25:00 AM
    - Timothy ...... what is a quality poem (?) .... just like this I think! - A poem that you can be proud of, whether it will win or not - (Then must "judge" be blind, green and toothless ..... kidding) - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :))

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Green and toothless... never heard that expression before... haha! You are such a likable person Anne!
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:27:00 AM
    I see a Golden star beside your name for this one. A sure winner. This is well expressed.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am humbled by your words. This one was really fun to write, for I didn't really know where it was headed...
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:11:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery of sea and sky. I really enjoyed reading this exceptional gathering of words. Keep 'wishing upon that star'

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Kim... your comments always brighten my day.
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:08:00 AM
    Hope this does well in the contest Tim. Tae care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/27/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard!