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Today's Poem - 07/20/2017
Everlasting Fulfillment - Viewed 6755 Times
David Devaney
August 31, 2003
I have walked in the footprints of my dreams
seeking there the consummation of my fantasies.
I have lived through my imagination, always certain
that I would experience the beauty of new life.
I have seen the beauty of a woman in her smile,
in the suppleness of her body and in the twinkle of her eye.
I have longed to experience the fragrance of her nectar
and the perfumed aroma of her essence.
I have touched her being with my soul
and shared with her the sense of everlasting fulfillment.
© 2003 David Devaney
Before the Dawn - Viewed 6446 Times
David Devaney
February 28, 2004
Before the dawn you’re on my mind
and bring me happiness.
I lie here silent in the dark
and know of your caress.
Too many years have passed me by
since I have new love known.
The fragrance just a memory
too long I’ve been alone.
I hear your words within my mind
they help me carry on.
I sense your presence and your warmth,
then quickly you are gone.
My heartbeat quickens with each thought
I tingle in the know.
And though we’re distant now in time,
our energy does flow.
I think that we were meant to be
blended in the hour.
Each the other sharing dreams,
the blossom to the flower.
So as the warming sun does rise,
so too do we each day.
Much stronger am I now since you
my life is on display.
© 2004 David Devaney
In A Purple Cow on A Highway Blue - Viewed 10381 Times
David Devaney
February 04, 2007
Now somewhere deep in Texas
Where the Brazos finds its end
And the pelicans do course the sea
As the winds great palm trees bend
Where the moon is shrouded by the clouds
That intersect the skies
And the Shrimpers troll the oceans rim
In boats their nets disguise
Where the chocolate sea begins to change
Into an aqua haze
And the people always share a smile
With spirits that amaze
Where the barges ply the inland way
With no wake often seen
And the bridges arch upon a land
Forevermore bright green
Where the streets all end upon the sea
And the sand crabs reappear
And everyone becomes your friend
When first you do appear
Where breakfast wears a purple hue
And always tastes sublime
And the sunshine is not far away
As you pass back into time
Where love does permeate the air
And happiness is pure
And E. M. T’s do Surfside proud
When life is so unsure
It’s here a gal remarkable
Does own a friendly bar
Painted purple by the sea
With a cow its only star
And too you’ll find Ms Kitty there
For few like her exist
Her hair a little pink and gold
With warmth you can’t resist
An extra special friendly gal
Who shares each day her heart
In a Purple Cow on a Highway Blue
Is the place where dreams do start
© 2007 David Devaney
Fireworks.. - Viewed 2926 Times
March 10, 2008
Overcome with awe for him,
She leaned in and kissed him,
Fireworks in her heart,
Her body pressed against his,
Her hair fell forward,
Like a curtain,
Hiding their faces for the briefest of moments,
Before she pulled back,
Her face alight with the brightest smile,
Her eyes still closed,
As if the kiss was still going,
And maybe for her it was...
© 2008 Sheevs
Maybe - Viewed 2519 Times
April 25, 2008
I see a women
Maybe thoughtless
Though I can't read her mind
I can feel what she feels inside
Maybe screaming
It's as if she don't want no one to know
She wants to be normal
Maybe happy
But she only knows what she feels
Neither anybody nor no one will ever know
The look of depression when alone
The look of happiness when people are around
Maybe if I could help her, then will she talk?
Then will I know?
Maybe if I become her friend
Then will she tell me?
Maybe if she were real
Then will she be happy?
© 2008 Danielle
More Then Friends - Viewed 2736 Times
April 30, 2008
Hanging out together as friends
I thought that was how it was going to stay tille the end
Then i heard a rummer by someone
That you had these feeling for someone
And you knew how I felt for you
And I didn't know what I was going to do
I felt lost and lonley
Then someone came to me
It was your sister
She pulled me close to her
And said to me softly
That i was the girl you have been loving
My heart started beating faster
Then I let out a little laughter
I was suprised
That this one guy
I have known almost all my life
Wanted to be more then friends
I didn't know what to say
I didn't know what to do
Then what came out of my mouth
Was that I liked you too
© 2008 Danielle
I Cherish To This Day - Viewed 4664 Times
David Devaney
January 21, 2007
When I now live in ecstasy
I think of you who’ve shared
A moment of my lifetime
For whom I’ve truly cared
I think of you that I have known
Who’ve touched upon my heart
The kindling that did bring the fire
To help love better start
You live within my memories
And help to make me smile
And certain moments that we’ve known
Do too my heart beguile
Beyond true love is friendship real
I cherish to this day
And when you touch upon my dreams
My life is on display
I am so much the better soul
Since you are part of me
The inspiration to the verse
That comes creatively
How special is it to recall
These moments I did live
And love and dream and fantasize
And life and times forgive
I have become because of you
The spirit of my choice
And nightly listen to the words
Your memories do voice
There is this sense of gratitude
I share because of you
A man, a prophet, poet, seer
Whose dreams each day come true
© 2007 David Devaney
The Backward Haunted House - Viewed 6098 Times
David Devaney
October 13, 2004
The cellar’s in the attic
The garage is on the porch
The house has no electric
Each room, a single torch
The bedroom has a kitchen sink
The bathroom has no tub.
And in the parlor fireplace
Are brushes used to scrub.
The chandelier is made of silk,
Each wall of candlesticks.
The drawers all hold the dental floss
That furniture does fix.
The ghosts do live beneath the stairs
Behind a secret door.
The goblins wander through the halls
Cause scaring is their chore.
The witch’s mix their secret brew
In cauldrons made of wax.
There are no windows anywhere
The door’s held on by tacks.
The dining room has two old cars
One purple and one pink.
And in the pantry one dead bat
That certainly does stink.
The carpets are of cobwebs made
With spiders all around.
And in a rocker near the den
Count Dracula is found.
His buddy Frankenstein alone
The balcony does hold.
And Halloween comes every night
The wind blows strong and cold.
For here in this old Haunted House
The weird meets the confused.
Upside down and backward rooms
Keeps all the guests amused.
© 2004 David Devaney
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