New Brunswick Canada
With three ex-wives expelled from mind.
In sullen space he loomed and moped
his distant memories mulled in smoke,
with pillars of distaste inside.
But every day his heart evoked
silent thoughts of love regained
a search for happiness through pain.
Filled flush with wealth under his roof
full to a fault with money's hope
enticing minds with regal show
with words to pitch his worth aloof.
He'd surely trap a callow soul,
with acid kindness and deceit
But when she came one month, to clean,
The darkness of his thoughts went dry,
then sunward went his soul on high
filled with life his heart broke free!
The shadows of his latter pride
were lit with daylight and unchained
from the guileness of his game.
Then, too, she brought his faith to swell.
His needs beheld in her sweet face
uplifted by her tender grace.
On him, like gentle rain she fell
to water wisdom long displaced.
He offered her his wealth and fame
at her feet he threw his gain.
He watched her soft eyes slowly drop
Stoned innocence filled her light laugh
as she spoke pure unabashed
deep words of love spilled from her thoughts.
She spoke a river's length of love to last,
about her boyfriend and their plans
he watched her eyes glow for her man.
Through years of trading he had fought
where friends were shallow, fierce and dim
where all the world was made to win
and render profits at all cost.
Yet this sweet bird flew over him
from her nest of silver dreams
and he felt helpless and unseen.