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Skip-Beats (redux, 2006, still very meaningful))

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jwesley
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(Christmas, A Year Ago)

Standing by the stone
carved with your name,
iPod earpiece
singing wooded flute laments,
I see your eyes shimmering
behind the closed lids
of my own,
and my heart
skip-beats,
skip-beats,
beats . . .

A year has passed?
Couldnít have.
Just couldnít have been
a year,
a year since
the relentless gnawing
of the beast inside
silenced the songs
you used to play,
the wooded flute laments
I hear.

Sadden souls cry
fading out in long,
single notes
rising suddenly,
at the end.

You knew,
and your soul cries
for life
in the voice
of the wooded flute.

You sang the glory
of living . . .
the songs of life,
you aged
itís tone with your heart,
melded itís soul
with your own.

And my heart skip-beats,
skip-beats,
beats. . .

Christmas,
a year ago Ė
coming soon.

Wooded flute
crying in my soul . . .
skip-beats,
skip-beats . . .

Beats.


© wesley james beard, jr.
december 2006 (reformated 2013)
© Copyright 2013 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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Okay. You could be talking about me and . . . her. We always hurt the most after we cannot do anything about it.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

EmmaRose
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the sound of the flute breaking through the sill cold night both fills and makes the heart ache simultaneously, leaving us helplessly human
Lovely sentiment expressed
2islander2
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a wonderful Christmas music, for the heart and more, thanks a lot
yann

have a merry christmas
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A year ago... time passes, feelings don't.
Well done, J
Ms. E
 
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