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The Genie

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broker6
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0 posted 11-07-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for broker6   Email broker6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for broker6

The Genie
by Richard J. Budig 1996


He was a leftover hippie,
A minstrel from the past
With a guitar on his back,
And a dirty shirt and a bottle in a sack

He sat in the park
Down among the shadows
In a pile of dry leaves,
With one of his songs upon the gentle breeze

I know you, he sang,
I know all of your hearts
And all of their lonely rooms,
Of promises made by the light of the moon

And I know that face
The one you see in your head . . .
Sun dappled hair blowin' in the wind,
And ruby red lips that smile without sin

And I know all of your voices.
I hear them whenever I sing:
Come back sweet girl, they say
Let me be in love with you just one more day

Well, if it was in my power,
This guitar would be a magic lamp
And I'd be a genie all the long day
And she'd appear before you when I sing and play

Finally, as evening closed,
This troubadour from another time
Hung his guitar on his back
And took a long drink from his paper sack

And then he went like he came,
Shufflin' along on old rope sandals
Hummin' and singin' about a girl he once knew
And about "all the places I still look for you"

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1 posted 11-07-1999 09:40 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Broker6 ... this is lovely, haunting and oh, so familiar. Seen and heard this hippie on many a street corner. Like it very much.

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Denise
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2 posted 11-07-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your words have painted a picture and it is wonderful! Well done!

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Denise

X Angel
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Kewl!
Shawn Mullins has a song out about an old guy he ran into at Twin Rocks, Oregon
this has the same type of flavor. I liked this muchly
X

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
Watcher666
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Hauntingly beautiful!Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
merlynh
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5 posted 12-11-1999 12:25 AM       View Profile for merlynh   Email merlynh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merlynh

Well it seems like you write poetry too. This was very written very good. Thanks for the read.
 
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