By the Morning Glory

September 3, 2015
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Down by the river
                     sing for me the old dirge 
                     and let your voices merge
Lay me down
                    by the morning glory
                    by the morning glory
Remember me
                    when you tell my story
                    when you tell my story
Lay me down
                    like an old reverie
                    by the morning glory



Started a new day
Woke up and prayed
And asked for God’s grace


I tried to see the world with new eyes
But it was drowning with human lies
No color, everything was black and white


I cannot suffer
As Life gets tougher
We’ll dig a place
For me to lay


Woke up a new man
Trying to understand
Life’s divine plan


Yet human nature made me cynical
Love’s vanished, and hate’s natural
My heart’s grown cold and miserable



I’ve seen to many vain hearts start to rot
Everyone meanders not giving it a thought
My friends say I’m idealistic
My views are not realistic
I’d rather dream of a world where we all get along
Send me to sing with the cherubic throng

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SH333 said...
Sept. 10, 2015 at 5:59 am
I love this so much I don't really know what to say! You have talent, talent, TALENT! It's beautiful. Very, VERY beautiful! Sad, too. But great job. And you gave it a very capturing title, so I was interested in it even before I started to read it. Don't even have any advice to give you, it was so lovely! Please check out my very first teenink submission ever, called Kentucky Summer. You can search for it. I'm hoping for lots of comments and corrective criticism, especially from talent like yo... (more »)
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Apr. 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm
awwwww, thanks for the sweet comments. i appreciate it. now, that i read it, i can see what needs some work. but that always happens as a writer looking back to previous work. sure, i'll check our your piece soon!
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