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    Old Poet, His Art And Why He Composes Til Death Sings

    With pen and paper he writes as rushes a rising tide
    his true heart wide open and sworn to nothing ever hide
    always loyal to those humble, hard working, verses true
    full of poetic history, even a tale or two
    watching dawn's resplendent birth and knowing Time onward flows
    ever mindful that Kindness and Love are flowers that grow.

    Words come forth as a massive and loud growling ocean tide
    his journey a dancing wave, prays for everlasting ride
    as hard earth below and brilliant blue sky both sing in tune
    he feels that beat that cries out for, coming of shining moon
    honest in an Art he swore to be his love and his maid
    letting time and honor tell if he ever makes the grade.

    Staying real except composing from his romantic dreams
    swimming in deepest eddies often were great white sharks teem
    his solemn vow, his sweetest goal- this truth he thus relays
    we shadow beasts by divinity granted sunny days
    upon midnight hour and in its darkest of dreaded dread
    he allows ancient muse to filter sweet verse through his head.

    With pen and paper he writes as rushes a rising tide
    his true heart wide open and sworn to nothing ever hide
    always loyal to those humble, hard working, verses true
    full of poetic history, even a tale or two
    watching dawn's resplendent birth and knowing Time onward flows
    ever mindful that Kindness and Love are flowers that grow.

    Robert J. Lindley, 9-11-2019
    Rhyme, ( Quid ventis et frigus cantus mollis luna curat angustia animam meam. )
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 09-11-2019 at 03:11 PM.
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    The Deep Solemn Prayer And Sincerest Of Hopes

    I walked myself to that great sacrifice stone
    Aware of multitude of sins, I must atone.

    Forever seeking path to die, make true amends
    For miseries I have caused lovers and friends
    This path, lit by wisdom and verses that speak true
    Leads me to a judgement that is too long overdue
    An Achilles begging fateful poison arrow
    Walking into death, burn in its fiery narrows
    In vain hope, this sacrifice wipes dark life away
    By some miracle, fulfills prayer I now pray.

    I walked myself to that great sacrifice stone
    Aware of multitude of sins, I must atone.

    Dependent on mercy and God's infinite grace
    With knowledge that I can not my bad deeds erase
    Nor within encasing of human flesh and bone
    Bleed I forgiveness from a heart once made of stone
    Yet that saving Light giving great hope sings to me
    This soul may escape this pain and again be free
    Given entry to paradise of Heaven's shores
    Believing that even for me God's mercy pours.

    I walked myself to that great sacrifice stone
    Aware of multitude of sins, I must atone.

    Robert J. Lindley, 9-13-2019
    Rhyme, ( The Fateful Journey Along That Very Fine Narrow Edge )
    ( Tracing the steps along the ledge overlooking that darkest, deepest abyss )

    Note - Written in tribute to this poet of olden times, and this famous poem
    My Beloved Is Mine, And I Am His; He Feedeth Among The Lilies,
    By Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
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    May Heaven's Blessings Both Our Hearts Enshrine

    In dread of night, facing your doubts and fears
    darling, you know my love is no token
    I will shield you, from those shadow cast spears.
    if that darkness, has your kind heart broken
    I pray, shed not any wet weeping tears.

    If that gleaming midnight moon for you fails
    know that my deep love and courage holds true
    as was sworn, will shall travel happy trails,
    for this dark world giveth me only you,
    in your beauty all other beauty pales.

    When dawn shines its glow, your pretty face shines
    its bright promises are bountiful gifts
    your Love and Hand to Me, this world defines,
    no other blessing this heart so uplifts
    may Heaven's blessings both our hearts enshrine.

    When dawn shines its glow, your pretty face shines
    Your Love and Hand to Me, this world defines.

    Robert J. Lindley, 9-14-2019
    Rhyme-Romantic, ( A Love Poem, Written Early This Morn For My Darling Wife )

    Note-
    Posted with her kind permission.
    As rarely ever, do I post these for others to see.


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    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated Part Three, the Conclusion
    Part Three, (the Conclusion)

    Dawn, bright rays fell upon Achilles and his band
    exiting ship, Greek sandals felt soft Trojan sands
    with mighty magnificent Greek pride in courageous hearts
    each seeking greater fame they knew would come as battle starts.

    Landing all around was mighty horde of Greek ships
    as falling Greek anchors through Trojan waters slip
    Achilles, full of joyous prospect of this contest's gifts
    gave warrior's brave words to his warriors spirits uplift.

    Near their shores, Trojan scouts blew horns, Greek first landing
    to Hector, Troy's greatest leader none withstanding
    rushing to meet fighters in many bloody battle fought
    until sun's disappearing rays flowing bloodshed did halt.

    As night, slowed removal of the fallen Greek dead
    even Achilles brave men, felt dawn's coming dread
    yet Olympic gods felt pride, how Greek warriors had died
    as Achilles and his men's glory filled their hearts with pride.

    For months, then years the Gods watched as great battles rage
    as Troy held out due to wisdom from its great sage
    and its massive fortified walls, warriors brave and true
    even cruelest of the gods gave Troy's warriors their dues.

    Day came that Achilles the great Prince Hector slew
    as even some mighty Greek warriors had too
    Fate, had not delivered Death's deepest goal, its blackest hand
    that of Achilles's sad end, greatest sorrow of his band.

    Achilles rose, saw dawn and knew it was his last
    a vision, he saw his ship sailing its black mast
    true to his warrior's brave heart, he felt not a grievous fear
    knowing his life would end, as Death its icy hold grew near!

    Fated, Death sent poison arrow into his heel
    finally greatest Greek hero did Death's hand feel
    was not this end, his legendary fame that sealed his name
    sacrifice that brought this warrior his everlasting fame?

    And the climax, that was to then seal Troy's sad doom
    as greater sacrifice must enter Death's new room
    for Gods decreed that thousands of Troy's citizens must die
    to honor this hero's death, defeat was the Gods's new cry.

    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
    (Part Three)
    Part Two-titled, 2. Achilles, The Journey To Troy
    Part One-titled, 1. His Heart and Soul Were Mortal

    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
    (Part Three) - Is the Conclusion..

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    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14
    Total # Syllables: 468
    Total # Words: 340
    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 10-15-2019 at 06:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated Part Three, the Conclusion
    Part Three, (the Conclusion)

    Dawn, bright rays fell upon Achilles and his band
    embarking ship, Greek sandals felt soft Trojan sands
    with mighty magnificent Greek pride in courageous hearts
    each seeking greater fame they knew would come as battle starts.

    Landing all around was mighty horde of Greek ships
    as falling Greek anchors through Trojan waters slip
    Achilles, full of joyous prospect of this contest's gifts
    gave warrior's brave words to his warriors spirits uplift.

    Near their shores, Trojan scouts blew horns, Greek first landing
    to Hector, Troy's greatest leader none withstanding
    rushing to meet fighters in many bloody battle fought
    until sun's disappearing rays flowing bloodshed did halt.

    As night, slowed removal of the fallen Greek dead
    even Achilles brave men, felt dawn's coming dread
    yet Olympic gods felt pride, how Greek warriors had died
    as Achilles and his men's glory filled their hearts with pride.

    For months, then years the Gods watched as great battles rage
    as Troy held out due to wisdom from its great sage
    and its massive fortified walls, warriors brave and true
    even cruelest of the gods gave Troy's warriors their dues.

    Day came that Achilles the great Prince Hector slew
    as even some mighty Greek warriors had too
    Fate, had not delivered Death's deepest goal, its blackest hand
    that of Achilles's sad end, greatest sorrow of his band.

    Achilles rose, saw dawn and knew it was his last
    a vision, he saw his ship sailing its black mast
    true to his warrior's brave heart, he felt not a grievous fear
    knowing his life would end, as Death its icy hold grew near!

    Fated, Death sent poison arrow into his heel
    finally greatest Greek hero did Death's hand feel
    was not this end, his legendary fame that sealed his name
    sacrifice that brought this warrior his everlasting fame?

    And the climax, that was to then seal Troy's sad doom
    as greater sacrifice must enter Death's new room
    for Gods decreed that thousands of Troy's citizens must die
    to honor this hero's death, defeat was the Gods's new cry.

    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
    (Part Three)
    Part Two-titled, 2. Achilles, The Journey To Troy
    Part One-titled, 1. His Heart and Soul Were Mortal

    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
    (Part Three) - Is the Conclusion..

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    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14
    Total # Syllables: 468
    Total # Words: 340
    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019


    “Divine Achilles, remember your father who is, like me, on the grievous door step of senility. Maybe he, too, is all alone in sorrow and no one is there to defend him. But when he hears that you are alive, his heart is filled with joy. Because he still hopes that one day he will see his beloved son returning from Troy. But I, I am utterly unblest, seeing I begat sons the best in Troy, yet of them not one is left…”

    http://www.grethexis.com/achilles-st...iam-king-troy/



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    Posting this here now. My blog that I presented today at my home poetry site.
    Just explaining about this long poem. is creation and my thoughts and reasons on being so long in completing it. -Tyr

    My blog from my home poetry site-- 9-21-2019

    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated (Part Three) -Conclusion, to be posted today...
    Blog Posted:9/21/2019 1:29:00 PM
    Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
    (Part Three) -Conclusion, to be posted today...

    I am about to post here the third and final part of my very long Achilles series, the three part poem was started on 8-04- 2018, each part taking more
    and more time to finish because of meeting the numerical challenge I had decided at the onset in including in my writing this long poem.
    All three parts meeting the below counts given.....

    Syllables Per Line:
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
    0 12 12 14 14
    Total # Syllables: 468
    Total # Words: 340

    Math being one of my favorite subjects I often include mathematical challenges in creating my poetry...
    In this very long poem they are as follows
    three times 468 syllables equals total of 1404 syllables.
    three times 340 words equals total of 1020 words
    1404 syllables + 1020 words equals a total of 2424....
    This was a compromise from my original idea of writing a 2400 word poem on Achilles. I saw how I could shorten the long poem
    and still get in my favorite number which is 24. and do so not once but twice.
    Truth is, it has taken over a year to complete and part two took three times longer to compose than did part one, while part three has taken seven times longer than did part two- thus
    entire long poem has taken a bit over 13 months to complete.
    My longest ever poem to complete. And certainly one that I will never dare to attempt again. As I now have on my agenda six other incomplete poem series that I must some day tackle, if my time on earth permits such in my- to date now, a bit over 49 year long poetic journey.
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    Tribute Poem, Dedicated To Memory Of Our Loving Father
    ( 1901- 1968 )


    A man of great courage and iron nerve
    as a youth into trouble he would swerve
    some had called him, brute, rascal or knave
    yet none ever stated he was not brave.

    With strength God given and proud Southern born.
    Always between two worlds his soul was torn.

    As a kind and honest man he was tops
    a father, a farmer proud of his crops
    with labor and sweat falling from his brow
    he taught us all, to love, by showing how.

    With strength God given and proud Southern born.
    Always between two worlds his soul was torn.

    Swearing family was Hope and Treasure
    gave us love, always in equal measure
    made us swear to defend family name
    taught us respect, asking only the same.

    With strength God given and proud Southern born.
    Always between two worlds his soul was torn.

    Life had never been easy, nor his friend
    he lived it well, right up until the end
    as a giant, one we did so admire
    a hero, our hopes he did so inspire.

    With strength God given and proud Southern born.
    Always between two worlds his soul was torn.

    When his death came it was in peaceful sleep
    pray we safe journey, his soul Heaven keeps
    he died on the same day as of his birth
    for sixty-eight years, showing us Love's worth.

    With strength God given and proud Southern born.
    Always between two worlds his soul was torn.

    R.J. Lindley, May 27th, 1973
    Rhyme, (Dedication to our father)
    Note- Our father passed away in 1969 on the morning
    of his birth, exactly 68 years old to the day.


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    0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
    Total # Syllables: 300
    Total # Words: 240

    Note, today : 9-24-2019 (50 years after father's death..
    I have decided to present this poem, taken from my private journal.
    Written when I was a mere lad of nineteen years young. Five years after
    father's death and during my first year of marriage to my first wife.
    Nothing in my life has ever affected or hurt me more than his dying.
    I was fifteen years old and to me he was everything. After his death,
    I went into a nineteen year long battle against this dark world-
    lived a wild youth, fought many, many fights, endured many sorrows
    and somehow lived to tell the tale. Now blessed with loving family,
    great friends and the blessing of having found poetry to be a true
    and marvelous treasure to read, compose and gift to others.

    ""Et hoc modo orandi, cum vero corde orant,
    Caritatem Deus tuus benedixerit mihi omnis longa dies,
    Atque divina iura pace locus tuus manum meam navem
    Olim te in Caelo, oro te anima mea et lapsum.""


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTermGuy View Post


    “Divine Achilles, remember your father who is, like me, on the grievous door step of senility. Maybe he, too, is all alone in sorrow and no one is there to defend him. But when he hears that you are alive, his heart is filled with joy. Because he still hopes that one day he will see his beloved son returning from Troy. But I, I am utterly unblest, seeing I begat sons the best in Troy, yet of them not one is left…”

    http://www.grethexis.com/achilles-st...iam-king-troy/
    Thank you my friend. I finally had time to click on the link you gave and read.
    Just as I remembered it when reading it as a 13 year old boy. I wrote an essay on it and received an A+
    by my very strict teacher, who was a huge fan of Greek mythology.
    They used to have teachers that were like that-- that truly inspired young boys and young girls to read and enjoy classic literature..-Tyr
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    Seeking Ever The More, Greatest Of Truths

    I.

    The soul, which like a heart true beats
    hers to my love forever weds
    singing songs that passions entreat
    to invite joy to lover's bed
    tho' Fate oft dances as it cheats.

    II.

    And Spring gifts its sweet heated thaw
    winter fades into hidden caves
    across the land its warmth crawls
    as mortals for this bounty rave
    tho' Fate oft plays as it slow gnaws.

    III.

    This earth with its great darkness yields
    to little to the meek and mild
    as bright flowers bloom far afield
    life gives us mother and dear child
    tho' Fate oft ruins what man builds.

    IV.

    Nature, with its measured turns
    glorifies its resplendent sun
    as its hot flames so brightly burn
    we mortals ever seek more fun
    tho' Fate oft our milk overturns.

    V.

    Life, this great force we hold so dear
    is but whispers in flowing winds
    yet with faith be we of good cheer
    hope rests beyond the river bends
    tho' Fate oft kindles our deep fears.

    VI.

    This sad truth our hearts must now hear
    man is made of mere flesh and bones
    Life and Soul felt more when in tears
    saddest love hold dark overtones
    tho' Fate oft casts its sharpest spears.

    VII.

    And in wisdom comes greater light
    for we may walk blinded and lost
    as love's soft pleasures conquers night
    new dawns may sprinkle gleaming frost
    tho' Fate oft kills much with its spite.

    R.J. Lindley,
    June 12th, 1975
    Rhyme, ( Verses Birthed From Midnight Dreams )
    Presented as was written, no edits to poem...

    Old Note: June 12th, 1975

    I do not know what future brings
    whether with joy Life sweeter sings
    dearer are my verse passions now
    ink stains paper, as my muse prowls.

    New Note: September 28th, 2019

    I see what my past hath me brought
    once in life my soul was thus caught
    between devil and deep blue sea
    but Lord did have mercy on me!


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Seeking Ever The More, Greatest Of Truths

    I.

    The soul, which like a heart true beats
    hers to my love forever weds
    singing songs that passions entreat
    to invite joy to lover's bed
    tho' Fate oft dances as it cheats.

    II.

    And Spring gifts its sweet heated thaw
    winter fades into hidden caves
    across the land its warmth crawls
    as mortals for this bounty rave
    tho' Fate oft plays as it slow gnaws.

    III.

    This earth with its great darkness yields
    too little to the meek and mild
    as bright flowers bloom far afield
    life gives us mother and dear child
    tho' Fate oft ruins what man builds.

    IV.

    Nature, with its measured turns
    glorifies its resplendent sun
    as its hot flames so brightly burn
    we mortals ever seek more fun
    tho' Fate oft our milk overturns.

    V.

    Life, this great force we hold so dear
    is but whispers in flowing winds
    yet with faith be we of good cheer
    hope rests beyond the river bends
    tho' Fate oft kindles our deep fears.

    VI.

    This sad truth our hearts must now hear
    man is made of mere flesh and bones
    Life and Soul felt more when in tears
    saddest love hold dark overtones
    tho' Fate oft casts its sharpest spears.

    VII.

    And in wisdom comes greater light
    for we may walk blinded and lost
    as love's soft pleasures conquers night
    new dawns may sprinkle gleaming frost
    tho' Fate oft kills much with its spite.

    R.J. Lindley,
    June 12th, 1975
    Rhyme, ( Verses Birthed From Midnight Dreams )
    Presented as was written, no edits to poem...

    Old Note: June 12th, 1975

    I do not know what future brings
    whether with joy Life sweeter sings
    dearer are my verse passions now
    ink stains paper, as my muse prowls.

    New Note: September 28th, 2019

    I see what my past hath me brought
    once in life my soul was thus caught
    between devil and deep blue sea
    but Lord did have mercy on me!


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Woe To He, That This Great Darkness Seeks To Embrace

    When blind man sees that pale horse in night skies
    innocence births waterfalls with its cries
    dawn rejects the cock's ringing morning crow
    mid-summer lashes earth with ice and snow
    Mother Nature stops its blessings and weeps
    you will know that Death and Fate play for keeps.

    When vengeful sun burns dying moon away
    as night's blackness and its shadows hold sway
    man in turmoil, accuses all the more
    those falling to kneel, for help they implore
    divine intervention to save us all
    from evil's hands and that last trumpet call.

    When darkness, its powers seeks souls to slay
    women and children, pawns with which it plays
    ground heaving, erupts and with gasping moans
    scorches oceans and burns even the stones
    as world denies this tribulation curse
    mankind will race from bad to even worse.

    When faith and hope are deemed to be false dreams.
    Earth and sky will moan loud, sorrowful screams.

    R. J. Lindley, 10-02-1974
    Rhyme, ( He That Walks In Blindness Must Soon Stumble )


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    Life, Love, And Verses Born Of True Poetic Heart

    Waken to Life, its joys that bring truest living
    amidst this world and its pitiless deceiving,
    Ample the blessings cast forth by divine givings
    true is the gratitude in grateful receiving.

    Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
    As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

    Be still and allow kind hearts to wonders bestow
    as golden prizes to those in direst of need,
    Pure as gleaming whites in blankets of heavy snow
    as counterweights to human graft and its greed.

    Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
    As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

    Fear not, that such goodness will by evil be slain
    for the Light by wicked blade shall not perish,
    Sweetest treasures by blackest of deeds no man gains
    that which in Love and Harmony we most cherish.

    Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
    As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

    As morn's radiant glows, entreats our admiration
    we with courageous hearts, our verses compose,
    Deep symbols, well thrown benevolent salutation
    oft as supple in colors, as is Love's red rose.

    Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
    As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

    As fleeing sun with soft red hues in honor gifts
    may we in our humbleness, this pleasure feel,
    creation gave us our souls, that Life oft uplifts
    and in dawn's brilliant glows, rays that heal.

    Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
    As life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

    Robert J. Lindley
    Rhyme,
    began on June 9th, 1983,
    finished today, October 3rd, 2019
    thirty-six years in the making.
    Now I am hoping to be able to finish about
    120 other unfinished pieces from decades ago.


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    Before The New Rising Sun


    Before the new rising sun,
    After night begins its slow fade,
    Consider what needs to be done:
    Inside this world man has made
    Where so many live and die,
    As slaves to blinded greed,
    While so few ask the why
    The millions so hurt and bleed.

    Before the loud cock crows,
    After its morning call echoes,
    Consider to let Love grow:
    Inside and outward as it shows
    Walk the path that so redeems,
    Softer heart and human soul,
    Abandon world's greedy schemes
    As such dark takes heavy tolls.

    Before that red sun sets,
    After sweet youth fades away,
    Consider what faith begets:
    Inside the spirit each day
    Enjoy peace that so inspires,
    The treasures of Life and Love,
    That kindles deep flaming fires
    Born from Light from far above.

    Robert J. Lindley, 10-07-2019
    Rhyme, ( Allow Truth and Light to gift their golden treasures)

    Note: This was rewritten from memory of a poem that was among
    the hundreds that were stolen from me and burned many decades ago.
    The title and some verses came to me but the rest are new.
    I am surprised that this poem came to me this morn as if it demanded
    that I address its premature demise those many years ago.


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    Flowing Deep, Those Ghastly Shards Of Regret

    Flowing deep, those ghastly shards of regret
    and the spasms they birth in weeping soul
    no reprieve, caught in that sorrowful net
    love's joyous flag no longer had its pole.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    Never saw her again, I ran away
    bare truth is, I knew she was wanted more
    than a simple life, with simple man's pay
    with her fast asleep, I ran out the door.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    Putting distance in our path, out of state
    I heard no cries, did not see how she bled
    looking back, her love became bitter hate
    my mistake seen, I wished to be dead.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    Six years and a million miles I had fled
    where sadder path my soul walked alone
    yet see her well I could, in her silk bed
    in sweet night dreams, we talked on the phone.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    Courage came and I went to her hometown
    to beg forgiveness for my youthful fear
    I saw her again in her blue nightgown
    I ran away, my eyes still wet with tears.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    As moon's rays through my window hit my eyes
    then I realized it was a bad dream
    nobody could hear my bellowing cries
    no, we would never again be a team.

    Moon was shining and sky was gleaming bright.
    That fateful night, I was blind, without sight.

    10-08-2019
    Rhyme,
    Written for the contest, If Only We Could
    Turn Back The Hands Of Time,
    sponsor, Silent One


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    Treasure Once Found Within An Enchanted Forest Dream


    With cravings of Love's joyous shout

    as warmth of rose in full sunlight

    casting its dappled shades about

    hot flames, ardor's red-throes excite...

    and within soft glows, its amber shine

    the fairy goddess became mine.

    Robert J. Lindley, 10-09- 2019
    Romanticism, (What A Young Poet Once Dreamed To Find )

    Note- After be chided for my not more often writing any softer, sweeter , romantic pieces, I took note and decided to sit a spell and let passion send its romantic fires to kindle flickering flames that once so burned my soul in my youth.
    This short piece flowed forth and resisted my mighty tempting urges to lengthen it.
    Actually, about forty years ago, I wrote about a hundred poems similar to this, in content ,in passionate embrace of the blasting fires that once stirred a young poet's seeking heart.


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