Monthly Archives: August 2012

THE DESERTER by Jeffrey Littrell

you loved me like a brother

you once told me years ago

but when I came back from Georgia

things had changed…why, I don’t know

 

I was no longer important to you

that’s how you made me feel

at first, I felt great sadness

now, a rage I can’t conceal

 

someone said you’re down and out

that you have put on weight

do you really think I’d give a shit ?

you once were my soul-mate !

 

my writing’s going well these days

I’m feeling very good

I’m making friends and going places

I never thought I would

 

I just wish that I could share these things

with you, my once best friend

but your vanity and insensitivity

brought everything to an end

 

every now and then, friends ask of you

I tell them you don’t call

I’ve reached out to you many times

you don’t respond at all

 

though I can hold my head up high

as I walk down the street,

how will you look me in the eye

if once again we meet ?

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LE SOUIRRE BLEU DE LUNE by Jeffrey Littrell

 

Marcher parmi la clameur imprudente

d’un monde errone,

et se languir de compassion

 

Vous etes parmi lesextraordinaires,

les quelques choisis, ( ou benis )

qui par leurs dons naturels

 peuvent allumer la journee d’un ami

 

quand je sens votre presence coueur a coeur

mon chagrin s’efface

je redecouvre

que chaque fleur a sa facon de s’ouvrir.


BLUE MOON SMILE by Jeffrey Littrell

to walk amid the reckless clamor

or to stand within the chaos

of a world gone wrong

is to yearn for human compassion

 

you are among the special,

the anointed few,

who by their selfless sacrifice

can alter the course of a person’s day

 

when I leave your presence, reluctantly

my sorrow is obviated

I am aware

of every flower along my way


TRAVELOGUE by Jeffrey Littrell

 

had to get out on the highway

find out what the day might bring

I washed the car and filled the tank

I was up for anything

 

I love the sense of freedom

as the miles roll away

leading towards my destiny

and a promising new day

 

I pulled into a diner

just as sheets of rain descended

the steak and eggs, their specialty

came highly recommended

 

the waitress was a talker

and a picture of confusion

offering me some coffee

with a side of absolution

 

back out on the road

I saw a rainbow overhead

signifying hope

removing any sense of dread


FREE ASSOCIATION by Jeffrey Littrell

 

so once again my kindness was misguided

I move through life with sufferance towards my past

what first appeared as light within her smile

was deceit concealed behind a grinning mask

 

so I walk with trepidation around each corner

I cast a wary eye to all I meet

because of these resentments that I harbor

and the sour taste that started out so sweet


SUMMERTIME VIGNETTE by Jeffrey Littrell

 

as I followed alongside her

she led me among the black-eyed susans

down a path now seldom seen,

overgrown and reclaimed by nature,

to where wild blackberries grew

 

as the sun peeked at us enviously

through the trees,

the words she whispered

meant less to me

than the sweet release

of her kiss

 

though the rumor of dusk

cast encroaching shadows,

our two spirits entwined

burned brightly


ENTRANCED by Jeffrey Littrell

bashfully smiling

her faded-denim blue eyes

hold my reflection


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