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Terry O'Leary Poems
The Tale below was carved one night, Upon the Stone, by candlelight ...most won't believe, but some just might .........most won't believe, but some just might
Ill-fated crowd neath foreign cloud: the Silent City braves against a sudden sullen flood (unleashing lashing waves that wash the stony structures clean with radiance that laves) .
An Eye For An Eye
There once was a couple of cats Who fought a continuous spat.
Captive Bird - 12 Bars 12 Dreams
12 BARS Twelve rusty bars, one frozen lock - Confined, sublime, an ancient Roc, Enclosed inside a barren cage - Her catacomb in sundown sage.
Standing lonely in a crowd Feelings severed, screaming loud; Heart rejected, growing cold Trusting ways begin to fold
Another Cruel Link in their Chain
1. Beginnings Her babe was her joy, such a beautiful boy, and he suckled her breast till the end...
At Heaven's Gate
. THE MEETING Alone one night neath lantern light, I trudged a weary mile. Forlorn, I went with shoulders bent (the storms around me howled)
Cold rains wet and weary... seeping through the sky, Spectres pass ’long side me... bent, with collars high, My visions are invisible and no one sees me cry.
One Way Ships
Flings and wings and rings rejected… Cupid’s arrows fly deflected… “It clearly is too late” she signed, “to love, adore or pay me mind”
. NOW Well, GI Jack is welcome back, he left his legs in 'Nam. He wakes at night in sweat and fright, then drinks another dram. He doesn't know quite where to go, so seeks his uncle, Sam.
PROLOGUE The Flame, aflicker, licks and flays, illuming evening’s negligees With braided curls she swirls and sways,
Buried in the Sand
A beggar clump adorns a dump, his pencil box in hand - With sightless eyes upon the skies he's lying there unmanned. He's fallen down in Shantytown, his knees too weak to stand,
He Was My Sun
He was my sun, my one and only son, and dressed up as a cowboy for the day. And so I handed him a little gun of fastened random sticks, for him to shoot and play.
Zero Forces Infinity
**** ZERO **** Minus one plus one
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The Tale below was carved one night,
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won't believe, but some just might
.........most won't believe, but some just might
Well James made Beth his lovely bride
(And angels smiled, though teary eyed)
...their bodies bound, their spirits tied
.........their bodies bound, their spirits tied
Upon her hand, a shimmer shone,
As bright as blood, a ruby Stone
...and brighter still, as love had grown
.........and brighter still, as love had grown
Soon James was sent to man a ...