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She descended from a far away land
I was from the backwoods
She was my life and death
I was her lover boy

They taught me simple things
Beware of seductive pretty strangers
How to drive a car very fast and true
How to meander as a tourist in blue

To drop a note inside empty walls
To see my reflection in windows tall
To pick up this and that from here and there
Cross a border or two, if I dare

She moved into my dreams
They knew I was compromised
I knew not a thing at all
So I played the spy and the clown

East German prisons and needles
Russian doctors and dreams
Tomorrow sometimes never comes
Lucky me to be so old and dumb

In the basement of a side street
A Paris jazz saloon
I sat alone
As it dawned capon me

I have no one, I am the clown
The spy that never was
Photographs dancing in my mind
Lovers dancing arm in arm along the Rhine

Helsinki rendezvous
Swedish diplomatic moves
Vodka for both, a drunk white rose
The Russian red room was to be my tomb

I lost my lover
Pistol whipped and left for dead
Never be the spy and the clown
My only desire to touch the sea of Oland
Hope the hell I drown

Rainy days and clowns
Those days of cat and mouse
Left me alone in the old spies house

Hanging around
Saved the world
Lost my love
Time for me to cut my throat

Spies end up playing solitaire
Clowns end up alone
Fools drown inside vodka dreams
Lena still lives in my heart, weeping

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/30/2015 3:37:00 PM
That poor spy! Was this for that one contest from last week? I think it quite fitting for a faraway love! You wrote a great poem here, Arthur. Glad I finally came here to take a look!
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arthur vaso
Date: 1/17/2016 9:35:00 PM
I cant believe how many comments I miss, I am so sorry for this, if you happen to know any one wishing to be my secretary, let me know! LOL
Date: 7/22/2015 12:15:00 PM
this is an awesome piece. Its nice visiting your pages once again. Definitely a 7!
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/22/2015 8:55:00 PM
Thank you Funom my friend!
Date: 7/17/2015 8:40:00 PM
Whoa! Wow, wow, -lucky me to be so old and dumb--vodka for both, a drunk white rose..Sugar your lines capture me...I enjoyed this!! :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/22/2015 8:10:00 PM
Cheers beautiful!
Date: 7/17/2015 4:48:00 PM
I was hooked from start to finish Arthur - such great imagery - you penned an amazing tale:-) hugs Jan xx 7
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/22/2015 8:09:00 PM
Thank you Jan Hugs :)
Date: 7/17/2015 4:48:00 AM
Incredible write 006! Tomorrow you'll do it all again.. So if tomorrow never comes it's ok...
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Date: 7/17/2015 11:16:00 PM
Double 069 LOL thanks Dave