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mocking caws

These are colors of the winter that I am seeing now

Painted with greys and whites the pictures to my tale

A tale of winter harsh and cold, of a time that’s best forgot

Of a time when I discovered, a body that morbidly rots

Along the banks of the canal, a ladies leg I saw

And I was ushered away fiercely, from the ravenous crow like caws

And I remember running, a running from that sound

I had no clue where I was going; I did not know where I was bound

I chose that moment not to tell, or speak of what I saw

And mockingly it followed, the crow with the callous caws

Why I did that I can’t tell, for fear is a funny thing

But to this day I still hear it, the mocking crow still sings

Caw, Caw, it goes all night, Caw, Caw, it goes all day

It will never leave me now, it will always stay

A punishment for cowardice, a punishment for my fear

No matter how hard I run from it, those caws I’ll always hear

I am being sent insane, a chastisement for my dread

And I will never forget this, not until I’m dead

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arranged to meet my dreams today

My dreams and I have arranged a meet

But it didn’t happen today

For I knew they were there as they were calling to me

I was by the spinney and they were far from me

By the canal they say, that’s where we are today

Where there’s a little moon and a liner

I couldn’t get there as there’s a block at the quarry

To walk there I’d have to walk two miles around

I believe they’re a dream, so I didn’t act like a clown

I did ask if they’d come to my little place, but they didn’t answer, I feel disgraced

For thirty minutes I walked up and down, past the same old trees

Sending messages from my brain, to my dreams… silly me

Collecting acorns with my son, I am chasing dreams am I dumb?

They said they’d convince me that they were real; I only wished they would, but they haven’t come still

I will go home, give lunch to my boy , I’ll try another day perhaps – maybe then I’ll get some joy?

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