ladysighs

poetry, thoughts, quotations

NaPoMo ~ eXodus

This land is mine said a creature
Crawling out from the sea
No way said another
Belongs not to you but to me

This land is mine said the snail
Its house upon its back
That’s not true said the duck
As he gave a quack quack quack

This land is mine said the ladybug
Her red wings full of dots
You are wrong said the grasshopper
To decide we must draw lots

This land is mine said the aardvark
As he ate his lunch of ants
You are mistaken said the grasses
And all the flowering plants

This land is mine said the hippo
Wallowing in slimy mud
You are in error said the dove
It’s my reward from Noah’s flood

This land is mine said the lion
You know that I am king
Sorry said the bear
That don’t mean a thing

And so it goes forever
Forever and forever more
To decide whose land it is
We need to have a war


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This land is mine
God gave this land to me
This brave and ancient land to me
And when the morning sun reveals
Her hills and plains
Then I see a land where children can run free

So take my hand
And walk this land with me
And walk this golden land with me
Though I am just a man
When you are by my side
With the help of God I know I can be strong

To make this land our home
If I must fight
I’ll fight to make this land our own
Until I die this land is mine

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

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I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ When the Red Red Robin

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Little bird fly high for me
Little bird please spy for me
Tell me will my love return

Little bird don’t cry for me
Little bird don’t sigh for me
For his love I do so yearn

Little bird say goodbye for me
Little bird dry my eye for me
When will I ever learn

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National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Vaya Con Dios

When friends start on a journey
You must wish them God Speed
And pray that their holy one
Will give them all they need

But a little word of caution
It is best to ask before
Which of ten thousand gods
Is the one that they adore

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Now the Hacienda’s dark the town is sleeping
Now the time has come to part the time for weeping


Vaya con dios my darling
May God be with you my love


Now the village mission bells are softly ringing
If you listen with your heart you’ll hear them singing


Vaya con dios my darling
May God be with you my love


Wherever you may be I’ll be beside you
Although you’re many million dreams away


Each night I’ll say a prayer a prayer to guide you
To hasten every lonely hour of every lonely day


Now the dawn is breaking through a gray tomorrow
But the memories we share are there to borrow


Vaya con dios my darling
May God be with you my love

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Unchained Melody

Reined in repressed restrained
I ever will remain
Confined cuffed and chained
I never will complain


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National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Tennessee Waltz

I love to do the cha-cha
The tango and bunny hop
Trip the light fantastic
Jitterbugging I’ll never stop

Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye
From the jive I won’t abstain
But never ever in this life
Will I dance a waltz again

I can shimmy like my sister Kate
It really takes no brain
But if you ask me to dance a Waltz
I’ll be compelled to refrain

I can boogie-woogie all the night
You may call me a bit vain
But when a waltz begins to play
I really must complain

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I was dancing with my darling
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced her to my loved one
And while they were dancing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes I lost my little darling
The night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Scotch and Soda

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S   toned from your love

C   razy for your touch

O   n a trip flying high

T   urned on very much

C   loud nine I’m afloat

H  azy seeing double

*

A   lways a bit tipsy

N   ow sloshed in your bubble

D   elirious and juiced up

*

S   mashed and benumbed

O   verly intoxicated

D   ream land here I come

A   ahhhhh

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Scotch and soda mud in your eye
Baby do I feel high
Oh me oh my do I feel high
Dry martini jigger of gin
Oh what a spell you’ve got me in
Oh my do I feel high

People won’t believe me
They think that I’m just braggin’
But I couldn’t feel the way I do
And still be on the wagon
All I need is one of your smiles
Sunshine of your eyes oh me oh my
Do I feel higher than a kite can fly
Give me lovin’ baby I feel high

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Roll Out the Barrel

There’s an old barrel behind our house
Used to catch the rain
Pours off from the roof
Comes down through the drain

The water is so fresh and clean
The taste of it is right
And when Saturday comes around
We bathe in it at night

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There’s a garden what a garden
Only happy faces bloom there
And there’s never any room there
For a worry or a gloom there
Oh there’s music and there’s dancing
And a lot of sweet romancing

When they play a polka
They all get in the swing
Every time they hear that oom papa
Everybody feels so tra la la
They want to throw their cares away
They all go lah de ah de ay

Then they hear a rumble on the floor
It’s the big surprise they’re waiting for
And all the couples form a ring
For miles around you’ll hear them sing

Roll out the barrel
We’ll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel
We’ve got the blues on the run
Zing Boom Terrara
Join in a glass of good cheer
Now it’s time to roll out the barrel
For the gang’s all here

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Quiet Nights

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Oh to spend a quiet night with you
On your breast I’d lay my head
But the only time you button up
Is when you’re fast asleep in bed

A soundless eve is my desire
When nothing would be said
But about your jibber-jabbering
I knew that when we wed

Your blathering babble is up to speed
You really are well-bred
But hearing the same thing day after day
Is what I really dread


Quiet nights of quiet stars
Quiet chords from my guitar
Floating on the silence that surrounds us

Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
And the window that looks out on the mountains and the sea
How lovely
This is where I want to be
Here with you so close to me
Until the final flicker of life’s ember

I who was lost and lonely
Believing life was only
A bitter tragic joke
Have found with you
The meaning of existence
Oh my love

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Puff the Magic Dragon

A closet full of memories
Bygone and long forgot
I try to recall and summon them
But my mind is in a knot

Faded thoughts of yester years
Escape during the day it seems
But oh how clear they reappear
At night within my dreams


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Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Leepuff4

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tale
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came
Pirate ships would low’r their flag when Puff roared out his name

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

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A dragon lives for ever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff the mighty dragon he ceased his fearless roar

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

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His head was bent in sorrow green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
With out his life-long friend Puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Over the Waves

Ever and always voyaging
Upon the briny deep
You cast your last anchor
And found eternal sleep

Drifting and alone
I curse the greedy sea
Hear your phantom voice
Oh come and sail with me

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Sail over the waves
while the breezes are rippling the sea
One favor love craves
just a kiss would be heaven for me
Day dies in the west
and the waters are trembling with light
Lean closer and rest
let me kiss you my dear one good night


In the murmuring song of the sea
lies the meaning of love’s mystery
In the magical kiss of the spray
you will know what my lips dare not say
All my heart you have caught in the snare
of your eyes and your clustering hair
And I dream of love tender and true
sailing over the waves with you

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ No Moon Above

moon
Deception is your nature
Never what you seem to be
A journey made in darkness
Brings me anxiety

Susceptible to illusions
Tied to fertility
Following hidden meanings
Is my destiny


No moon at all what a night
Even lightning bugs have dimmed their lights
Stars have disappeared from sight
And there’s no moon at all

Don’t make a sound it’s so dark
Even Fido is afraid to bark
What a perfect chance to park
And there’s no moon at all

If you need atmosphere
For inspiration dear
One kiss will make it clear
That tonight is right
And bright moonlight might interfere

No moon at all way up above
This is nothing like they told us of
Just to think we fell in love
And there’s no moon at all

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ More

Dear Dearer Dearest
Do not be distressed

Sad Sadder Saddest
Now I must confess

Wicked Wickeder Wickedest
Others I’ve possessed

Fine Finer Finest
With you I’m impressed

Nice Nicer Nicest
You are the very best

Love Lovelier Loveliest
Love you more than the rest

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More than the greatest love the world has known
This is the love I’ll give to you alone
More than the simple words I try to say
I only live to love you more each day

More than you’ll ever know
My arms long to hold you so
My life will be in your keeping
Waking sleeping laughing weeping

Longer than always is a long long time
But far beyond forever you’ll be mine
I know I never lived before
And my heart is very sure
No one else could love you more

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Lullaby of Birdland

Your voice is like a lullaby
So soothing to my ears
Relieving me of my cares
Subduing all my fears

Softly you speak to me
When lights are turned down low
The gentle tone of your words
Sets my soul aglow

When the daylight comes again
And from me you must part
I relive all your whisperings
I know them all by heart



Lullaby of Birdland that’s what I
Always hear when you sigh
Never in my wordland
Could there be ways to reveal
In a phrase how I feel

Have you ever heard two turtle doves
Bill and coo when they love
That’s the kind of magic
Music we make with our lips
When we kiss

And there’s a weepy old willow
He really knows how to cry
That’s how I’d cry on my pillow
If you should ever tell me
Farewell and good-bye

Lullaby of Birdland whisper low
Kiss me sweet and we’ll go
Flying high in Birdland
High in the sky up above
All because we’re in love

 

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Kentucky Waltz

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Set your feet loosely together
Your left hand on partner’s back
Place it very lightly
Give your partner a bit of slack

Bend your right elbow slightly
Gently clasp your partner’s left hand
Breathe in and out calmly
And listen to the band

With your left foot now step forward
Do not land on your partner’s foot
And if she doesn’t move
Be sure you just stay put

With your right foot now step forward
To the right and do it quick
It should be parallel with your left one
Please your partner do not kick

Continue with these directions
While counting one two three
And you’ll soon be able to dance
To the waltz from Ken-tuck-y

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I can hear that haunting waltz of Kentucky
I fell in love the night I heard that tune
And I was the girl that was lucky
But it all ended too soon
As I sit alone in the moonlight
I see your smiling face
And I long once more for your embrace
In that beautiful Kentucky Waltz

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

NaPoMo ~ Johnny Angel

The boy next door my neighbor
He never looked at me
I was only in my tweens
And me he did not see

I used to watch him from afar
When I came home from school
Shooting baskets in his yard
I thought he was so cool

And when I’d go to sleep at night
About him I would dream
He was the star quarterback
On the high school football team

Years passed I saw my idol
Walking down the street
He was just a wee bit plump
He’d had too much to eat

His hair on top was thinning
His blond had turned to gray
He looked at me and gave a wave
I didn’t know what to say

Hello he called and said to me
My how the years have flown
You’re the girl who lived next door
How beautiful you’ve grown

Every story has an end
And this one is so sweet
We now sit and bill and coo
On our living room love-seat

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Johnny Angel
How I love him
He’s got something that I can’t resist
But he doesn’t even know that I exist

Johnny Angel
How I want him
How I tingle when he passes by
Every time he says hello
My heart begins to fly

I’m in heaven
I get carried away
I dream of him and me
And how it’s gonna be
Other fellas
Call me up for a date
But I just sit and wait
I’d rather concentrate

On Johnny Angel
‘Cause I love him
And I pray that someday he’ll love me
And together we will see how lovely heaven will be

I’m in heaven
I get carried away
I dream of him and me
And how it’s gonna be
Other fellas
Call me up for a date
But I just sit and wait
I’d rather concentrate

On Johnny Angel
‘Cause I love him
And I pray that someday he’ll love me
And together we will see how lovely heaven will be

National Poetry Month
THEME:
Twenty-six songs and twenty-six poems
Songs A-Z by mixedupmeme
Poems by ladysighs

memeuke2

I will continue posting the many entries left in my Draft Folder. But because it strains my eyes, I will not be reading many WP blogs or making and answering comments.  Hopefully a rest will help.  Thanks always for coming around.

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