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Red says the sunset



Close my eyes, paint a picture…
Take me back to a time when I was just a kid.
The world around me was ever growing
And there was a sweet innocence in everything I did.
The morning sun was my smile,
Her warm words whispered on my skin... and
Red says the sunset, red says the sunset,
How I needed a friend…
To share all this happiness that I thought could never end.
The city was my playground, an enchanted new land ready to explore…
Abandon structures, hidden places near rushing railroads, giant puddles from thunder storms
Rainbows arched leading right to my front door.
And red says the sunset again every day,
Red says the sunset come out and play.
If I could only go back,
To lying on lazy days in the tall grass,
To wading after minnows in a little brook pass.
To jumping dangerously from rooftops,
Climbing trees, skinning knees,
Learning to start a fire from one little match.
In the afternoons it was huge, it was…
Red says the sunset all over again, red says the sunset,
This time I had found a friend.
To share in my adventures,
This truly was not the end.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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