A Wayward Dream

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A Wayward Dream

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Tonight I revisited the songs

We used to dance to

I thought about

The way our bodies

Touched and swayed

To the music

And for a few moments

We were suspended

In time

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A time when we

Were in tune

With one another

About seven years

Packed with laughter

tears tender memories

Some were bad

But mostly good

Deep and true

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A wayward dream

of eternal love

trapped between the past

And between the now

A love paralleled

Alive with contradiction

For my heart to

Achingly dream

A wayward dream

Written by: Theresa H Hall

December 29, 2016 @ 5:00 AM

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Artistic Inclination

Painting by Pablo Picasso

Painting by Pablo Picasso

Artistic Inclination

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Woke up today with my mind

Brimming over with ideas

Watched a Picasso video

Thanks to Julian

A colleague

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A friend really

He shares with us

Historical stories and facts

To keep us coming back

For more

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So back to my story

About how I have

Stayed in the background

Until now for such a

Long time

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It’s just my artist’s inclination

Lying quietly while my brain

Produces dreams and such

Feeling terrific vibratory joy

A rush

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It’s my artistic inclination

Painting in my head

Poetic license

Scripting words for the living

The dead

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My artistic inclination

Singing favorite tunes

Visiting musical days past

And yearning for what is

To come

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Theresa H Hall

February 9, 2016 @3:33 PM

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A Casual Affair

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A Casual Affair

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When we first met I didn’t understand

The skip of my heartbeat

When you took my hand

Ain’t it grand

Two people meeting

Again and again

Lovers in bliss … a gift

Isn’t this what I’d wished

It was remiss of me to expect

Anything more

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Through the rains of spring

Into the heat of summer

We’d meet and exchange plans

For a future you knew

Would never be

Unexpectedly I realized

 I had fallen in love

And when you saw it In my eyes

You pretended not to see

You turned and walked away

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A casual affair is only good

Until it gets serious

I cry into my pillow from loneliness

For a lover who doesn’t want ties

There’s no compromise

You’ve said your good-byes

I cannot ask you to love me again

You said we’ll remain friends

You’re over me

But I am left holding on

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I wonder if you ever think of me

From time to time

I can’t get you off my mind

Replaying each moment we lay entwined

Between sheets and thorns

Where my heart was laid bare

You really don’t care

You said we’re still friends

It was remiss of me to expect

Anything more

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You told me you’d see me around

I can’t ask you to love me again

We’re no longer lovers

Just friends

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Written by: Theresa H Hall

March 31, 2015 @ 4:29 PM

Copyright © 2015 “Sleeping Kitten – Dancing Dog!” All rights reserved.

Songs In 3/4 Time

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The rhythmic timing

Matches the beats

Of my heart

At once awakened

From self-imposed slumber

Inwardly I sway 

One-two-three

Songs in 3/4 time

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Eyes open or closed 

I waltz along

For the song

Takes me to 

Another place

One-two-three

Songs in 3/4 time

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Always I’m forever 

Drawn to music

Written by others

Who understand

The magic of

One-two-three

Songs in 3/4 time

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I love to dance

Imaginary waltzes

Spinning round and

Dipping down into 

Romantic liaisons

From my youth

Keeping time

One–two-three

Songs in 3/4 time

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Written by: Theresa H Hall

September 2, 2013 @ 1:11 PM

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Song: When I Am With You

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When I am with you any dream that I may dream comes true
Any star in the sky I can buy with a sigh when I am with you
Whenever we meet, whatever the sweet occasion
Where angels won’t go, I go with no persuasion.

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When I am with you I am nothing I was before
I am everything I ever wished I could be and more
So it’s not just for what you are yourself that I love you as I do
But for what I am when I am with you.

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(Instrumental interlude)

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So it’s not just for what you are yourself that I love you as I do
But for what I am when I am with you.

When I am with you I am nothing I was before
I am everything I ever wished I could be and more
So it’s  not just for what you are yourself that I love you as I do
But for what I am when I am with you.

** One of my all time favorite songs sung by Johnny Mathis.

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Monica – Monica

 

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The phone’s been ringing lately
And when I say hello
It’s someone else for Monica
I tell them I don’t know
Who she is they want to reach
I have to teach them
That her old number
Is not at her old home

Monica – Monica
Where are you now?
The friends keep phoning
But you’re nowhere
To be found
I try to keep explaining
That I live here now
Monica – Monica
Oh, where are you now!

Most of the voices asking
Have an accent too
I try to speak some Spanish
But some don’t have a clue
Monica – Monica
You could have called
Them up
And told them you were moving
Instead they’re all upset

Monica – Monica
What happened to you dear?
I keep on getting wrong numbers
And you’re in the clear
I cannot take a message
For I don’t know where
You are
Monica – Monica
You left me in a stall

Monica – Monica
It’s time for you to say
Exactly where you are
So your friends and family
Don’t worry
So they won’t be afraid
They really miss you Monica
And I’m tired of answering
My phone
To find the caller is for you
They need to leave me alone!

Written 12:51 PM February 24, 2009
Theresa H. Hall
Copyright 2009