2007 Form Challenges
#17 Rondel Prime

The Rondel Prime is a very beautiful but neglected poetry form having lost its popularity to others in the passage of fashions. It is a 14 line poem which forms around two rhymes. The refrain, in the Rondel is set up in the first two lines of the first stanza.

The rhyme pattern is very simple being .A. B. a. b a. b. A. B for the first two stanzas and a quintain for the final stanza that mirrors the first two stanzas, with the last line repeating the first two lines of the first stanza a. b. a. b.. A. B

The Rondel Prime also allows a variation in the rhyme pattern, of the final stanza you can have a. b..b. a..A. B. also.

The meter is open but like most French poetry, it is usually eight syllables and this is one of the forms that in its purest form does not repeat any of the rhyme words. Here is an example usng the first type
In Spite of Time

In spite of time, caused by fate
In love with you is all I want to be,
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.
Meeting when our lives make it not too late
I dream of a future when we could be.
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.
Loving, sleeping sharing life's rich plate
You and I are together as we should be.
Dream time together our senses sate
In the halls of waiting you and me
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.

Ryter Roethicle

And the alternative final stanza
I know

I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time
And that ever in the stars above
We meet and share and you are mine
We have a life others dream of
When fates decree to be sublime
I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time
United only by mans stars above
Separated by a different clime
A union that will be soo fine
And secure in the knowledge of
I know that I have met my love
Somewhere in the mists of time

Ryter Roethicle



Rondel Prime
Challenge Replies

Maryse Achong

A Dogs Life
Questions
Recognition
Thailand en Rose

Lorainne Dafney

Fairies In My Garden

Lori Martin

Goodbye
Song of the Lori Jaye

Galadriel Myst

Colliding Ships

Peggy Nelson

Good Morning

Ryter Roethicle

Autumn
Dare I
Darkness
In spite of
I Taste Your Essense
Memory of Trees
Rain Descending
Submissive Shadows
Taste Test
Would You?

Leny Roovers

Awareness
Choices I
Choices II
Choices III
Fear
In Times Unknown
Listening
Soul's Song
Thankfull
Tides
Veils
Winter
You
You Are

Dinah Serritelli

Proof

Nicola Wynter

All I Know
December
The Falling Eve

Crown of Sonnets

Colliding Ships

Peggy Nelson

Thank you list

Ryter Roethicle

I Looked and Listened



Maryse Achong

A Dog's Life

Poor dog she got a rotten deal
But then she did not have a say;
Wed to a man, it seems unreal,
Better to have remained a stray.
What kind of freak would even feel
That to marry a dog’s okay.
Poor dog she got a rotten deal,
But then she did not have a say.
He hoped these rites would help to heal
Him of his sickness, dream away!
Whilst he enjoyed a sumptuous meal
A bun made up his ‘bride’s’ buffet
Poor dog she got a rotten deal
But then she did not have a say.

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Questions

Who’s to know what the morrow’ll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store?
Maybe we will hear our heart sing
Like it has never sung before.
Perhaps it will do no such thing
And we will find ourselves heart sore.
Who’s to know what the morrow’ll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store.
Perhaps we’ll see a light shining
From underneath a once closed door,
Are we to take the chance and fling
It open, or choose to ignore.
Who’s to know what the morrow’ll bring
Who can foresee what lies in store.

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Recognition

If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.
The mere fact that He lets me ‘be’
Is reason enough I would say.
But other gifts given freely
I accept in a casual way.
If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.
The mountains in their majesty
Show off their hues, a grand display
Whilst great trees bow their heads humbly
As gentle breezes make them sway.
If I just look around I see
Why I should offer thanks each day.

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THailand en Rose

Thailand’s gone pink, that’s what I read,
And yellow is on the way out,
Because of their king, so it’s said,
Once ill but now up and about.
The good news like wildfire spread,
The King wore pink there was no doubt.
Thailand’s gone pink, that’s what I read
And yellow is on the way out.
Now that they’re wearing pink instead
Of yellow, soon there’ll be a drought
Of anything pink, what a dread-
Ful thought, enough to make one pout.
Thailand’s gone pink, that’s what I read,
And yellow is on the way out.

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Lorainne Dafney

Fairies In My Garden

In my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers
a sense of security, home
no clocks chime the passing hour
my thoughts are free like winds that roam
in valleys and mountains towers
in my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers
Where seeds are planted and then grown
sprouting quickly from spring showers
their dainty petals seem to clone
from garden fairies sweet powers
in my garden with thoughts alone
drifting between perfumed flowers

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Lori Martin

Goodbye

It appears again I must say goodbye,
letting love fly through mist of pain,
releasing my hold with heavy sigh,
vowing, never shall I trust again.
Tears overwhelm will not to cry,
shattered heart leaves bloody stain;
it appears again I must say goodbye,
letting love fly through mist of pain.
If life were only pure black white
(instead of all this murky grey)
and lovers would mean what they say.
Understanding not the how or why,
it appears again I must say goodbye,
vowing, never shall I trust again.

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Song of the Lori Jaye

the silence burdened with her plaintive song
melancholy cry of the Lori Jaye
to fly beyond this cage, her clipped wings long
despite Fate's decree that here she must stay
green gold eyes weep while heart yearns to be gone
as each morn she watches dawn of new day
the silence burdened with her plaintive song
melancholy cry of the Lori Jaye
wills her mind to accept, tries to be strong
unable to fly, her strength slips away
rainbow-hued aura slowly fades to gray
a comfortable life but its essence wrong
the silence burdened with her plaintive song

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Galadriel Myst

Colliding Ships

A kiss on full lips crash colliding ships
They meet in firm touch, their claim to ensnare
Together they ride, they roll in the dare
Under stars on cool waves with white, frosty tips
Taste of warm breath and mingling cool air
Fine balm to a soul amid ocean dips
A kiss on full lips crash colliding ships
They meet in firm touch, their claim to ensnare
Motion o'ertakes them, the waves at fast clips
Gather power between the swollen, red pair
On waves of collision throws caution beware
To the winds of the cooling night airy whips
A kiss on full lips crash colliding ships
They meet in firm touch, their claim to ensnare.

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Peggy Nelson

Good Mornings

Good mornings to our waking souls
We’ve found a better atmosphere
Love so alike, clearest love flows
Face in thy eyes, love glow appears
A life of impulsive love controls
The highest love, stable sincere
Good mornings to our waking souls
We’ve found a better atmosphere
Our love grows, enriching our goals
Mixed with life’s pain and roaring cheers
Love’s not perfect, it comes with tolls
Look, hear, think; feel love persevere
Good mornings to our waking souls
We’ve found a better atmosphere

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Ryter Roethicle

Autumn

I always love the early autumn
With dying leaves of Gold and Brown
The fallen leaves upon the lawn
A crinkled patchwork eiderdown.
So on life goes ad infinitum
A time of rest for all that’s grown
I always love the early autumn
With dying leaves of Gold and Brown
To Earth a time of sleep has come
Is wearing now a drab nightgown
Some beasts also prepare their home
Gathering what summer has grown
I always love the early autumn
With dying leaves of Gold and Brown

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Dare I

Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?
Grip me tight and bid me slow
As my lips shall your body cover.
Forgotten eyes I now discover
That with passion they would glow
Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?
Patience, waiting, you recover
Relearned what I thought I know
And relaxing in loves afterglow
What pleasures shall we discover?
Dare I touch you still my lover
Are you cold that you shiver so?

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Darkness

The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be e'er my friend
And bring with it all the evil class
Seeking you, your life to end.
See dark clouds over the moon pass
Furtive moving at the roads bend
The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be e?er my friend
Hear the howls from the hungry mass
Desiring blood message they send
See your bloodstains on the grass
Quivering in death, bowels spend
The darkness will all encompass
Midnight will be ever my friend

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In spite of

In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.
In spite of time, caused by fate
In love with you is all I want to be,
I dream of a future when we could be
Meeting when our lives are not too late
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.
Loving, sleeping sharing life's rich plate
You and I are together as we should be.
Dream time together our senses sate
In the halls of waiting you and me
In spite of distance, you are my mate
Spending forever together for eternity.

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I Taste Your Essence

I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing on the wind
I feel you still at my fingertips
And see you smiling in my mind.
Each night with dusk I feel a kind
Of bond with you of honeyed sips
I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing on the wind
The heavenly dust of passion grips
My soul and body to unwind
And free all feeling of loving nips
My will to lock and mind to bind
I taste your essence on my lips
I sense you blowing on the wind.

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Memory of Trees

The memory of trees is everlasting
A century of youth in flood and drought
Lovers talking neath you, interesting!!
Loves carvings and the pain it brought!!
Later the family by you pic-nicking
Children play some hide whilst another sought.
The memory of trees is everlasting
A century of youth in flood and drought
Much later you are there a solitary king
A wise man sits beneath lost in thought
You stand there silent ignoring everything
Realising that is what life is all about.
The memory of trees is everlasting
A century of youth in flood and drought.

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Rain Descending.

Rain descending from sombre cloud
From the grey morning as we arise
Hearing rain fall like an angry crowd
In the drought catching all by surprise.
The birds sit quietly in their nests
For once listening to nature’s cries
Rain descending from sombre cloud
From the grey morning as we arise
A strong wind picks up the shroud
Dragging it o’er, helping suns demise
Half light now lights a land once proud
But to most Aussies it is no surprise
Rain descending from sombre clouds
From the grey morning as we arise.

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Submissive Shadows

Behind your eyes I can see your soul,
And feel your suffering from the past.
I will do my best to make you whole,
I can see the shadows fading fast.
No longer am I here just to console,
But to build on something that will last.
Behind your eyes I can see your soul,
And feel your suffering from the past.
To walk with you I see as my roll.
We’ll take our time and make it last,
Learning from each other as we stroll
Building a love that is unsurpassed.
Behind your eyes I can see your soul,
And feel your suffering from the past.

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Taste Test

I want to taste your wine tonight
Sweet on the lips, like grapes from the vine
Slow lapping sips a gourmet delight
Savoured and prepared, a taste divine.
For a hungry heart the taste is right
Rich and full bodied see how it shines
I want to taste your wine tonight
Sweet on the lips, like grapes from the vine
It’s morning now, I still taste the night
Loves hangover, I will now define;
A besotted lover who is not contrite
Wishing every moment to recombine.
I want to taste your wine tonight
Sweet on the lips, like grapes from the vine.

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Watching

I looked this morning for the first time
Seeing a whole new world waiting.
For a while watching blue skies creating
White scudding airships, and their climb
Towards their port a darkness away.
I heard the birds no longer mating
Instead like any couple debating
Food and kids and school and crime.
I pondered on this and went my way
It gave an insight in how to treat my day.
I feel the media has too much power
It tries too much to control our lives
What was a good thing has turned sour
Spreading deceit is how it survives.

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Would You?

Would you turn back the hands of time
And live again without mistakes,
To show to age a face sans grime
And live a life that’s full of grace?
Or knowing the sinful ways regime
This time be casual with laws breaks,
Would you turn back the hands of time
And live again without mistakes?
Whatever, to live a life too sublime
Would be boring and perhaps fake
And far best to avoid a life of crime
The middle road is the one to take.
Would you turn back the hands of time
And live again without mistakes?

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Leny Roovers

Awareness

As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.
While ribs expand and air is stored,
I feel each vertebra align-
in lotus pose upon the floor,
I’m resting in my inner shrine.
As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.
My chest expands to open doors
between my body and my mind-
my soul protects a precious ore
from which Your radiance now shines.
As breath is born within my core,
awareness flows along my spine.

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Choices I

I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body deep inside;
memories pleasantly rejoice
as I’m carried on words’ soft tide.
Sometimes life offers us a choice-
dare we make it, follow new guides?
I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body, deep inside.
We must choose freely, never foist,
and reaching hands should be untied,
as only then eyes can grow moist
in mirrored glances filled with pride.
I’m softly stroked by your warm voice,
stirring my body, deep inside.


Boulet


Choices II

Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.
I know that there are different views,
and neither might be what it seems.
As many-layered truths confuse,
we often see but the extremes.
Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.
Our daily life might bring the blues-
we wish for more exciting schemes;
yet sometimes, with a lucky fuse,
present and longing flow in streams.
Each moment of our life we choose
between reality and dreams.


Boulet


Choices III

I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.
Like grains of sand, but out of sync,
my life spilled speedily away.
One morning I woke up and blinked-
Had I forgotten how to play?
I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.
From that day on I am and think.
Awareness holds all clouds at bay-
connected with a conscious link,
I fall in step with life’s sweet sway.
I used to live in clouds of pink,
not in the moment of today.


Boulet


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Fear

I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me
And makes me stop to live instead
So now my life's no longer free
The thoughts he thinks are really bad
I feel him watching me with glee
I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me
Some days I'm longing to be dead
Then I won't have to pay the fee
Which will be mine when I'll be lead
To that I just don't wish to be
I feel this person in my head
He's trying to take over me!!!

II

Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over
The world is becoming unreal
As I day by day discover!
No matter how I may appeal
Or may try to find a cover
Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over
I cannot escape this ordeal
My spirit has to uncover
Need a hiding place to deal
With this dread that seems to hover
Ever so slowly I can feel
My mind being taken over

III

I feel I'm being drawn apart
And bits and pieces of my ME
Are slowly breaking from my heart
Will there be any left to be?
I feel I have to be on guard
For all these parts of me I see
I feel I'm being drawn apart
And bits and pieces of my ME
Are growing like a vicious wart
They listen to the name of WE
Where is the I, I used to be?
I'm searching; don't know where to start
For bits and pieces of my ME
I feel I'm being drawn apart!!!!!!!

IV

I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's
It's too confusing every day
To listen to their many lies
I need to find a way to stay
Just one, at least in my own eyes
I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's
If I can switch most off I may
Be able to live without cries
Find strength to live just through today
I don't want yet to say goodbyes
I feel I have to find a way
To reunite these many I's

V or the end of it

I think I found a way at last
To stop those voices in my mind
To get rid of fears from the past
Or jolly well pay back in kind
Today I found in my mind vast
A way to freedom from this bind
I hope I found a way at last
To stop those voices in my mind
Go back to sanity real fast
A message read in eyes not blind
I look into those eyes and find
For me the die has not been cast
I know I found the way at last
To stop those voices in my mind!

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In Times Unknown

In times unknown we must have met
How could we else have met this time
To our destiny we were led
To find at last a love sublime
It is not easy as of yet
To tell of this is not a crime
It took awhile before we met
We had to wait a long, long time
But after everything's been said
I really couldn't give a dime
I'll send you in this little rhyme
All of my love and heart instead
In times unknown we must have met
How else could we have met this time?

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Listening

Within the silence of my soul
I bow and listen to my heart;
my mind is aiming for control,
it still reflects each daring dart.
Old armour bled from many holes-
they’re mapped since on a rusty chart.
Within the silence of my soul
I try to listen to my heart.
Your loving voice could make me whole,
I trust there can be a new start,
so one day we might talk and stroll
and can look back on times apart.
Within the silence of my soul,
I try to listen to my heart.

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Soul's Song

As voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world,
its circling overtones are crowned
when flow of breath brings song unfurled.
Your music's touch is deep, profound-
within my heart vibrations swirl
as voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world.
While crystal clarity abounds,
deep in my spine a snake lies curled.
Resounding notes are spinning, twirl-
entice her slowly from her mound;
as voice gives birth to thought in sound
that echoes from the inner world.


Boulet


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Thankful

There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.
Blue winter skies that I adore
and autumn trees, when colours shift;
The drive to work is not a chore,
when dawn breaks red as grey veils lift.
There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.
Life’s sweetness and its pain explore
the way I cope with lessons’ cliffs.
Your warm embrace touches my core-
I learn to bend with harsher drifts.
There’s much that I am thankful for,
my heart is flooding with Your gifts.

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Tides

As waves of song wash on mind's shore,
life's flotsam slowly is transformed;
it's taken back into sea's core-
left wreckage swept by last night's storm.
My soul is cleansed, so it can soar
above the planes where angels swarm.
As waves of sound wash on mind's shore,
life's flotsam slowly is transformed.
This purity of sound explores
all hidden corners and it warms
as frozen hearts fall in rapport.
Eternal rituals perform
as waves of sound wash on mind's shore-
life's flotsam slowly is transformed.

Veils

Within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease-
no enmity amidst the peers
as gentle talk flows like a breeze.
Respect can end the reign of fears
and growing insight will appease-
within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease.
If we could tune our inner ears
to listen deep within soul’s seas,
I feel all mental clouds would clear
and love could heal the world’s disease.
Within the realm of still veiled spheres,
all deities converse with ease.

Winter

As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.
I dream of summer, golden sands
and weightless floating in blue seas.
At work I have to meet demands-
my time and thoughts at people’s plea.
As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.
Our thoughts have built a bridge that spans
blue oceans, mountains, forest-trees.
One day that bridge might firmly stand,
connecting hearts in pleasure’s tease.
As winter grabs with icy hands,
I long for your warm touch on me.

You

There is so much now that we share,
the steps we chose have been worthwhile.
Your voice is telling me you care
as our talks grow versatile;
I feel your touch and am aware
my lips curve in a newborn smile.
There is so much now that we share,
The steps we chose have been worthwhile.
As deep inside me sounds a prayer,
I am enfolded and beguiled.
Your presence in my mind prepares
my heart to end its lonely trial.
There is so much now that we share,
the steps we chose have been worthwhile.

You Are

You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.
You are my harbour in the lee,
sustaining me when waves cause fright.
Your certainty brings expertise
to hidden future's unborn sight.
You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.
Your arms embrace me when I freeze
and lead my steps in ancient rites.
Your whisper is my autumn breeze
that cools my brow in shared delight.
You are my anchor in high seas,
my light, when clouds bring early night.

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Dinah Serritelli

Proof

Crying’s proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?
For when you left my heart you stole,
I need it back so I am free.
My only wish is to be whole
I beg...please listen, hear my plea
Crying’s proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?
Down lanes of hurt I fear I stroll
I need for you to let me be,
Loneliness is taking it’s toll
Surely my problem you can see
Crying’s proof I still have my soul,
But what about the rest of me?

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Nicola Wynter

All I Know

There's nothing going on right here
Right here in the forest of love,
Of love there is only grey fear
Fear is all I know and share.
There's nothing happening but tears
Just tears falling to earths care
Of love there is only grey fear,
Fear us all I know and share.
There's woods full of deer, and my dear
Can't be found amongst tree groves
Where doves coo and bill for a year,
I find no peace for love to rove;
Of love there is only grey fear
Fear is all I know and share.

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December

November gives ground to the snow
And I feel like a gimlet passed
My lips, leaving them red to show
How the world takes dreams surpassed
By the simplest event. Know
That the earth has it all wrapped,
My lips are left so red to show
How the world makes drams surpassed.
But this is no babe from the low
Ends of her to be carried
Forth in comfort, but a new plow
To lay the way for me to rest,
My lips are left so red to show
How the world makes dreams surpassed.

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The Falling Eve

The falling eve drops cobalt ink
On weeping stones that stand alone
Like thoughts that no one ever thinks,
Empty, a sonata of one.
Rising stars life us from that sink
To reverie of how we're shone
The falling eve dropping blue ink
On weeping stones that stand alone.
Stars sit on their canvas sky throne
Waiting for time to be in sync
With the light they make, this cyclone
Is their way of escape, they blink,
The falling eve dropping blue ink
On weeping stones that stand alone.

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Crown of Sonnets


Peggy Nelson

Thank You List

1. Family

Thank you, for bringing wisdoms light
Through-out our shared life’s ups and downs
Walked darkness, you conveyed insight
From rapes, shams, then surgical clowns
Where would I be without loves rite
Many times erased saddened frowns
Thank you, for bringing wisdoms light
Through-out our shared life’s ups and downs
No matter what life brings in heights
Family gathers, cures what drowns
The emotions lost from low spite
Powerful love draws, easing downs
Thank you, for bringing wisdoms light
Through-out our shared life’s ups and downs

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2. Friends

Thank you, past, present and future flights
Friends mean a great deal to astound
Countless friends vanished from earths sight
Killed in wars, gone from common grounds
Collecting friends, some slight, some tight
Few friends, ‘cause they’re up-tight and down
Thank you, past, present and future flights
Friends mean a great deal to astound
Friends through years, be they black or white
Losing some with words that wound
Helping others through wrong and right
No complaints, life keeps going ‘round
Thank you, past, present and future flights
Friends mean a great deal to astound.

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3. Religion

I must thank the lord every night
For the guidance when things are down
I have searched many, some were right
I’ve touched and heard angels around
I no longer fear death, as some might
Death came twice; my eyes they’re renowned
I must thank the lord every night
For the guidance when things are down
Religious leaders, face there spite
Justice will come for those unsound
Your grown now, search, seek your flight
Listen and learn ask all around
I must thank the lord every night
For the guidance when things are down.

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4. Books

Thanks you supreme writers that write
Without your works, facts would be down
gifts to dreams, would be out of sight
Never knowing how, would be confound
Books to teach, learn and dream at night
Some twist thoughts, making you astound
Thanks you supreme writers that write
Without your works, facts would be down
Large books, small books some to hold tight
Some understanding, some to ground
Some might clarify words they write
Reading can relax, and expound
Thanks you supreme writers that write
Without your works, facts would be down.

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5. Strangers

Thank you millions, you’ve lit my night
Thanks for smiles, when redound
Many strangers, smiles delight
When thoughts were so deeply compound
Many things make you smile bright
Hearing child’s laughter around
Thank you millions, you’ve lit my night
Thanks for smiles, when redound
A Stranger spoke of love tonight
Made me think of youthful bounds
almost fainted, could be my knight?
One look and we lounged by the pound
Thank you millions, you’ve lit my night
Thanks for smiles, when redound.

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6. Singers

From Solid Gold singers to recite
Thank you for years of songs renowned
Some having powered loves polite
Others caused trouble in bars found
Some soothed our hearts, giving insight
From Rock and roll to rapping sounds
From Solid Gold singers to recite
Thank you for years of songs renowned
I’ve spoken with some singers forthright
I took one home, he hung around
Soon I found out, he was not my knight
Sad he helped freeze any more bounds
From Solid Gold singers to recite
Thank you for years of songs renowned.

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7. My Lovers

Thank you for compassionate nights
With thoughtfulness on pleasured grounds
Treasured memories shared in sprite
Playing, working and fooling around
The joys out weighted the silly fights
Love was divine when you were ‘round
Thank you for compassionate nights
With thoughtfulness on pleasured grounds
Been a long road filled with red lights
I’ve found not one, right to lay down
Someday soon, I’ll lay with my knight
Until that day, dreams will surround
Thank you for compassionate nights
With thoughtfulness on pleasured grounds.

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Ryter Roethicle

I Looked and Listened

1. Your Sight

Your sight is bless’d like golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking
A peace of heaven has been torn
To light the day, for your making.
A smile that fades the waking dawn
Your look lights the day that’s breaking
Your sight is bless’d with golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking.
And so each day my life is born
The sight of you so breathtaking
And more each day to you I’m drawn
In love with you and your lovemaking
Your sight is bless’d with golden morn
Surrounding like a halo on waking

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2. Your Voice

Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon
Softly falling in loves domain
Pleasing my ears with its tune.
Make no mistake I do not feign
Nor been touched by the moon
Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon
The sweetest sound I’ll hear again
Nor tire of hearing, I beg this boon
Grant me sound of your refrain
A thousand years will be too soon.
Your voice is the sound of rain
On a warm summers afternoon.

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3. Your Presence

I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching
Our lives begin to intertwine
This feeling to me is everything
To you I dedicate each rhyme
My body, my soul every feeling
I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching
Through lives together spirits climb
Close to nirvana our lives we bring
Til that moment that is sublime
When we will possess everything
I feel your presence all the time
I feel your soul and mine touching.

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4. Your Touch

Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire
So familiar, yet I feel no shame
Many others know of my fire.
Your touch so casual, like a game
Yet feeds the fuel of lasting fire
Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire
Cupid shot with an unerring aim
There’s no need, your touch inspires
No simple arrow can lay claim
Thus twice I love, twice I’m afire
Your touch is of the hottest flame
That makes me burn with desire.

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5. Your Scent

The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years
A million flowers enriched soil
With love produced a thousand tears.
And from their tender loving toil
The nectar of these floral seers
The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years
Mere perfume where the juices boil
Or ambergris torn out with spears
Cannot surpass, their substance spoil
What nature gave you so sincere.
The scent of you is that of oil
The fragrance of a thousand years.

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6. Your Taste

Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided
One sip from of thy heavenly juice
Thy love has made to fill the cup
No drunken sot, yet I cannot sate
My thirsting of your heady brew
Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided
Fruit picked whilst fresh with dew
Then crushed in loving frolic
Till juice and love are mixed as one
Then aged in would love to taste
Your taste is that of finest wine
By the Gods the grapes provided.

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My Thoughts

Your life and mine we now will share
Cognisant of life and also infinity.
Climbing through time has made us aware
Of another, greater meaning to divinity.
We have touched and felt, now we care
Even greater feelings that could be.
Your life and mine we now will share
Cognisant of life and also infinity.
With this, my feelings are now laid bare
Open for you and all to see
That you agree is my prayer
So that you and I can become we.
Your life and mine we now will share
Cognisant of life and also infinity.

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