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THE PEPPERMAN AND A TIME BEFORE


I OPENED A DOOR TO A TIME BEFORE, 
WITH DELUSION, MYSTERY AND SO MUCH MORE. 
THE SUN WASN'T SHINING BUT THERE WAS PLENTY OF LIGHT. 
I FELT TRAPPED IN A WORLD BETWEEN DAYTIME AND NIGHT. 
THE STREET LIGHTS HAD CANDLES, NONE OF THEM LIT.
THAT THREW ME OFF, FOR A MOMENT A BIT.
COBBLESTONE STREETS AND BUILDINGS OF BRICK. 
A STENCH IN THE AIR THAT WAS MAKING ME SICK. 
I LISTENED REAL CLOSE I HEARD SOMEONE WEEPING. 
IT SOUND LIKE THEY SAID IT'S THE SECRETS I'M KEEPING. 
I LOOKED UP THE STREET SAW PEOPLE WALKING ALONG. 
I RAN TO THAT SPOT AND FELT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. 
I STOOD IN THAT SPOT WITH MY BACK TO AND ALLY. 
I HEARD A GIRLS VOICE SAY MY NAME IS SALLY. 
I TURNED AROUND AND WITNESSED A FLASH. 
I LOOKED TO THE GROUND AND SAW A PILE OF ASH. 
I HEARD PEOPLE LAUGHING, IN BACK, TO MY RIGHT. 
I SPUN AROUND QUICKLY, THERE WAS NO ONE IN SIGHT. 
I STROLLED DOWN THE STREET AND THOUGHT QUAINT LITTLE TOWN. 
WHAT REALLY SEEMED STRANGE, THERE WAS NO ONE AROUND. 
I STROLLED THROUGH THE PARK TO TAKE IN THE SIGHTS. 
I SAW A LOVELY YOUNG LADY, WHO'S SMILE WAS BRIGHT. 
I JUST HAD TO ASK, DO YOU REALLY EXIST? 
WITH A WINK AND A NOD SHE GAVE A SLAP ON MY WRIST. 
COMPLETELY SURPRISED, THIS MADE ME GASP. 
SHE SAID MY NAME IS TAZZIE AND I LIVE IN THE PAST. 
I SAID MY NAME IS PEPPERMAN. SHE SAID I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. 
YOU WALKED THROUGH THE PORTAL FROM A WORLD NOT FAR. 
I WAS REALLY QUITE STARTLED. DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. 
SHE TOOK HOLD OF MY HAND AND SAID PLEASE WALK THIS WAY. 
THE SUN SEEMED TO SHINE WITH A WARM GENTLE BREEZE. 
THE FEELING OF EMPTINESS DISSIPATED WITH EASE. 
THE FRAGRANCE OF LILAC BOMBARDED THE AIR.
COLORFUL FLOWERS WERE EVERY-WHERE
FROM THAT POINT ON, THE PLACE CAME TO LIFE. 
I FELT MY MEMORY WAS SHARP AS A KNIFE. 
ICE CREAM VENDOR AND CHILDREN AT PLAY. 
THIS ALL TOOK PLACE ONE YESTERDAY.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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