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Thunder And Lightning ( when I saw you ) by Jeffrey Littrell

it was Thunder Over Louisville
the smoke hung in the night
there were thousands down on 4th Street
under the fireworks so bright

I was trying to get a taxi
at 6th Street and West Main
when she rushed under the canopy
it had just begun to rain

some might deem it happenstance
or perhaps, the hand of fate
that brought us both together
at that time and on that date

the wind came off the river
deftly lifting her skirt high
her umbrella was turned inside out
we laughed until we cried

she pulled out a pack of Dunhills
and I set one ablaze
we agreed to share the taxi
and I tried to turn a phrase

there was lightning in the skies above
and magic in the night
and for the first time in a long time
I knew I’d be alright



beneath the waves, trapped in a dream
this journey started from a stream
when I felt that I could swim no more
the coming tide brought me to shore

upon the highest mountain top
silence brings time to a stop
if one should plummet to the ground
the spirit leaves, no longer bound

from far across a great divide
our separated hearts collide
two paths apart are joined as one
your silver moon, my golden sun

with eyes of faded denim blue
and a tongue as sweet as peach fondue
her hair is dandelion gold
her magick reveals my truths untold

SAVANNAH by Jeffrey Littrell

I am imprisoned by that moment in time,
trying to move forward against phantom restraints,
clinging tightly to her memory
as if it were a rosary

the stained glass window
contained an aperture
that let just the right amount of sunshine
fall upon the narthex

outside, a renegade yellow balloon
drifted above the Southern Live Oaks
as the Spanish moss
hung wet with dew

UNREQUITED by Jeffrey Littrell


how could he not see

the timeless beauty you possess ?

you radiate

you bathe all in your love

although I’ll never feel

your heart softly pounding

you push in close

then tease me with a shove


you infiltrate my thoughts

you captivate my senses

I’m left a helpless victim

to your charms

that foolish man who lost you

can only do as I do

and wish that he

were wrapped inside your arms



the smell of poppy-scented candles

wafted from hidden votives

my reflection was in her window

coyly masking hidden motives


in a turquoise mini-dress with pearls

and that perfume I adore

she kicked off her high heels

and laughing, pulled me to the floor


wrapped inside her sweet embrace

conquered and entranced

my head was spinning dizzily

yet my senses felt enhanced


your pirouettes and violent kisses

now linger on my mind

a sweeter tasting grape, I know

that I shall never find

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