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Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?
Lost, his sparkling absinthe eyes, but still, my heart keeps calling.
I thought I saw him run away, with a young girl, hand-in-hand ...
Swallowed by the ocean mist, their footprints in the sand.
Oh, have you seen my darling boy, with a smile broad and bright?
Seems he went a-wandering, in a full moon, late one night.
While captured by his fancies, he's inclined to court a whim,
So counting evening fireflies, would be grave concern for him.`
Oh, have you seen my darling boy, with dreams and hopes anew?
He holds the mind to conquer, a kingdom, grand ... or two.
And yet he'd rather spin you, tall tales that make you smile -
Wise anecdotes, adventurous, to charm you and beguile.
Oh, have you seen my darling boy, replete with loves and life?
He's apt to wink or tease you, suffused with virtue, rife.
He's endeared to melancholy, yet he masks it with a laugh,
His child's heart aches for others, but breaks on their behalf.
Oh, have you seen my darling boy? He sings an impassioned tune,
Of swirling maelstroms, seas of suns, the faces of the moon ...
He's oft' to feign a scoundrel, though he's chivalrous and kind,
And loves to search a sunken heart, for the treasure he may find.
Oh, have you seen my darling boy? No ... I doubt you ever will,
As I call to him across the years, but the air is hushed and still.
So ... tho' I've chased him, wide and far, I'm quite sure I'll never see ...
His corn silk hair and absinthe eyes, for that darling boy ...
~ 1st Place ~ in the "You And Yours, Lets Get Personal, Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 1st Place ~ in the "Your Choice, Any Form, Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 3rd Place ~ in the "Your Personal Perfect Poem Pick, Any Theme, Any Form" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.
~ 2nd Place ~ in the "2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 8" Poetry Contest, Mark Toney, Judge & Sponsor.
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