Tag Archive: Rhyme


Happy Birthday, Chopsi.

rumi

Silence.

Doesn’t matter what you say
You don’t bring the spark anymore
The tone’s changed, the lines dead
What I would give to hear you again
But you don’t even listen now, do you?

Today’s the day I might say it out loud
Fear or relief, no companion.
And if I thought I could make it work, have you forever?
In my dreams, maybe. I was dreaming maybe.

I’ll see you soon? False promises again.
I hope and I disappoint, but that’s old news.
I can’t bring back the spark
But it doesn’t matter anymore, does it?

The Good Life

There’s the river there’s your house and there’s the church
And there’s us years ago
Deep in your garden where the nettle met the rose
Is where we’d hide ourselves
Yes we were just kids
But you couldn’t tell us that
These are the garden rules
That’s what you always said

Oh you’ll never know how much I love you so
Oh you will never know how much I love you

You would call the garden rules out like commands
And we would all obey
But you’d stifle giddy laughter as you spoke
And puncture the pretend
Then we would chase our tails
Until the sun forgot to shine
And our parents called our names
‘Til just you and I were left

Oh you’ll never know how much I love you so
Oh you will never know how much I love you

From your house we walk the river
To the church by the silent fields
Amongst the lavender and headstones
And the larks in our Sunday clothes
Your father calls to you
As he’s looking at his watch
You leave me with a kiss
On my quickly heating cheek

Oh you’ll never know how much I love you so
Oh you will never know how much I love you

Snow Patrol.

My two favorite people.

8th March, 2012

Take a bow ’cause you played your heart out
And take your time with working the rest out
And try and stay out of your head
I have seen you invent the damnedest things there

Oh, so what?
Maybe she could not really ever see you through herself
What does that change about you or her?
Try and stay out of your head
I have seen you invent the damnedest things there

Maybe down the road I’ll see you in a blur
From the speed of light you’ve had with her
Maybe down the road I’ll see you in a blur
See you in a blur

Don’t lean back, my friend
There’s not much there that will push you on
Use your stride, slow
And break it up over time

And try and stay out of your head
I have seen you invent the damnedest things there
Try and stay out of your head
I have seen you invent the damnedest things there

Take a bow

Greg Laswell

:-)

Hence I love rhyme

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W. H. Auden


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