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A fading Dream

The purple gloom of midnight hides
all outward signs of the decay.
A sense of grandeur still abides.
That’s absent by the light of day.

Stray silver moonbeams softly show
to best advantage what remains
of elegance from long ago
but very tactfully refrain,

From highlighting faults and flaws,
so obvious in the bright sunlight.
The broken panes and sagging doors
are kindly hidden by the night..

The formal gardens overgrown.
They have been long deprived of care,
dividing walls just heaps of stone.
Show through the brambles here and there.

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A Man.

A man who knows he is a man,
his gentleness quite freely shows.
His confidence is such, he can
dispense with all the macho shows.
For which lesser men feel the need.
All bluff and braggadocio.

A man who knows he is a man
sees little need to brag and boast
He acts gently because he can
show tenderness is uppermost,
he knows he's not an also ran.
He is a man first and foremost.

His instinct always to protect
The weak, the old and the helpless
He treats all women with respect
But tolerates the foolishness
of lesser men who can't expect
to be admired for manliness.

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Adolescent Angst

I’m a complete nonentity.
No one ever remembers me.
I haven’t got a single friend
although some times I pretend
I’m debonaire and popular.
A really well know movie star
with women fawning over me.
An adolescent fantasy
but then I have to face the truth.
I am an acned pimply youth.
No pretty girl would look at me
and take the time to really see
I have some stirling qualities
I am the guy nobody sees.

6-Apr-08

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Airborne for philip housiaux

Always airborne an Albatross
can easily vast oceans cross
They eat and sleep upon the wing
and rarely land for anything.
But even Albatrosses mate
although more often isolate.
They come together as a pair.
You cannot raise chicks in the air.
But once the young have learnt to fly.
Received the freedom of the sky.
They the resume the seperate
life style they appreciate.
An Albatross prefers to be
left alone completely free.

18-Apr-08

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Also Ran

Why is it men must strive to win
The pleasure lies in taking part,
the simple joy of joining in
To finish last is no great sin.
So why not be an also ran
at least it proves that you can run.
You’re not ashamed to show you can
take part in anything for fun
Somebody must be champion.
Why worry if it is not you
He will be beaten by someone
and lose his place. They always do
Today he may hold pride of place
Tomorrow is another race.

1-Apr-08

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Am I?

Am I insane? Perhaps I am.
Quite frankly I don’t give a damn
what other people think of me.
Because at last I’ve broken free.
I don’t believe that I must do
what others may expect me to.
There is no way I will conform
to what’s considered as the norm.
My little eccentricities
are not if fact designed to please
anybody at all but me
I go my own way happily
I do not think that life should be
Taken quite so seriously
4-Apr-08

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Birthday Present

I was deprived as a small child.
I never had a teddy bear.
When I look back it makes me wild
I really think it was unfair.
I never had a cuddly toy
to keep me company in bed.
Perhaps because I was a boy.
It left me scarred it must be said.
I should have had a furry friend
that I could tell my troubles to.
A pal on whom I could depend
who’d never tell the things he knew.
But now I am deprived no more.
A teddy’s mine at seventy four.

23-Apr-08

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Blissful Ignorance

As I grow old to my surprise
I’ve slowly come to realise.
That every thing I thought I knew
is mostly if not all untrue.

The things which I was taught at school.
They too must succumb to the rule
that truths like fashions quickly change.
New truths emerge to re-arrange.

The currently accepted view
when new facts have been proven true
at an ever increasing rate.
I simply can’t keep up to date.

I do not let it worry me
I jog along quite happily.

25-Apr-08

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Choka Sonnet

nature’s beauty show.
near Tokyo in the spring
guaranteed to please.
avenues of cherry trees.
soft spring breezes blow
setting pink blossoms dancing
on the cherry trees
their sweet perfumes they release.
lovers stroll below
unaware completely free
to just wander to and fro.
all that they can see
their own private paradise
where the blossom never dies,

10-Apr-08

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Dollars and sense

Financially the world’s a mess.
The reason why not hard to guess.

A credit based economy
will always lack stability.
Advancing cash too easily

may rapidly increase your take
but in the end it’s a mistake.
A nightmare from which you cannot wake,
leading to sorrow and heartache.

For people who have overspent
money far too easily lent
by bankers who had one intent.

To profit from your borrowing.
My final comment cash is king.

23-Apr-08

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