Was i

I touched your skin

You gripped my heart

Was I the best

You said the worst

Was leaving on a bus

The shadow warmth if

Our hands empty

Or happiness found

In the shine of your smile

Was I the worst

The best you said

Replaced the last

Flickering shade of

Yesterday’s lost love

Was I the one

The alpha to your

Dreams of golden

Medalled paths

Between the love

Of final words

(C) Frankie mcgivney

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Calling

London is calling

Falling in the snow

Waiting for my footsteps

To make it through the war

Inside my mind

The battle wages no more

I know my place among the stars

Where she shines upon the ground

Glittering buttercup symphonies

Rise and fall for us

To sing along the grassland hills

Where my heart it waits to roam

Shivering in the cave lights call

I.isten to.myheart as it learns

The way to devour the fear

Upon a midnight quay I stand

to remember forever more

My dear who listens to my voice

She wrote me a poem

A sonnet and a song

With a lonely refrain to cast

A hook of love sweet tune

To embrace beneath the falling

Roar of the waterfalls last hope

One step removed i roam

Among the shadows and the time

To watch the world’s smile

Shimmer to shine among

The heartache and the crime

No prison cell to hold me

No chain to keep me down

She holds the key for me

To sing my endless love

(C) Frankie mcgivney

Where do you go to

When you’re lying alone

In a double bed

Far from the middle

Close to the edge

And all that you dreamed

Has fizzled and gone

But the lights still a burning

And the hearts still alive

Where do you go to

You turn to her eyes

And sink to your knees

And pray to the sun

Or.the moon or whatever

You call a god or a demon

When you ain’t never

Going to be the big time winner

And wouldn’t want to be

But hope you don’t see the

Jack ass losers spot up close

And you dreaming of a day

And writing of a midnight

And the moon ain’t whinging

And the children deep sleeping

And your lusts all a.pounding

And you ain’t got no relief

And the whiskey ain’t expensive

But it cuts your throat and

Lines it flow with your soul

You look but can’t see

Her shadow in the light

You wake up to think

Her absence to be

The same as putting your lips

To the rim of an empty champagne

Glass broken not stirred

With the love of her touch

And you ain’t sure where

Your going and no.matter

How much you try you can’t

Recall where you been

You can’t see the answer

In the road of their song

Hollow and abandoned

The sound effects

Are brutal

The smoke ain’t green

And she smiles

And it’s all gone

To her and you

Frankie mcgivney

Writing and contemplating

Rambling

Rambling in Spain

It was green

A pocket plant

For a couple

Black and red

Beetles

And rabbits

They looked at me

And I at them

Then they did what I can’t

They vanished

Not a sound or twitch

To be able to just stay

Hidden and watch it all

Drift by

The handsome waiter shock my hand

I had been the one to smile

To ask him how he was

We had eaten already so passed by

His outstretched menu

But the day was hot and he looked

Roasted as a Sunday duck

I grasped both hands

and humanity was good again

50 lengths of the pool

Easy peasy salmon squeeesy

Dee swam smooth

Ava was a mermaid

Luke like a swimmer with shoulders

The Spanish girls admired

I miss the mats the sweet the puzzle

Of my physical heaven of Brazilian

Jiu jitsu but I’m lifting and swimming

And walking and eating

It’s only worth it

It’s only worth it

If it’s worth it

Wheres the anger gone

The fight against the clampdown

Wheres the anger gone

The fight we never lost

Black and white

Brown and yellow

One and all

Just one race

One people

Wheres the fight gone

One creed

Dump your trump

Your losing card

Take the fist

From your balls

Raise it

Once then twice

Where’s the heart gone

One race

One creed

Take your religion

Your national pride

And burn it with your flag

Where’s the fight gone

One race

One creed

Francie talks

Talking

Would you say hello

If I smiled and said hi

Do they sit and listen

When tales are spun

Do the words drift away

To float in an amber sky

Lay your shirt upon my sleeve

Say the words I long to hear

Twist a poem and story

With a lack of truth or just a touch

It don’t matter just say it out

Say it loud

And listen

Please listen

To those who try

To go beyond the screens

The veils which hide

The beauty of the words

The logic it twists

The picture burns

Impregnates and tunes

The song inside

Drift away from your desk

And hear

Young love remembers that of me

Long ago i used to hear your smiling

in the place where my lonely heart will be

now i stray alone among the lost dreams

Where the thoughts they fade away to whispers

and young love remembers that of me

___

Alone she wraps the scarf around me

in the tale the wind it shadows free

my eyes they see the strangers fingers

and her smile is lost for you and me

And young love remember that of me

___

Stolling down the brook now

i listen to the flowers in their bloom

they flutter their prayers to my memory

where the river meanders to a stream

And young love remember that of me

 

(c) Frank McGivney (a work in progress)