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Egyptian Eyes

with this rush from all that is golden and the silent
crush of love seared to a sun stroked blister by
your now silent way. You could love me like no other in the
splendor of our day. Though we dressed in ribbons
and rainbows, though I begged you always stay.
I owe too much and many that you taught me how to pray.
To turn from earth to heaven with what I had to say.

Show me all your powers at the rippling shores of death
only there and nothing nearer let me die alone like this
all the new light that is left for splendor turn it all to bliss.
Deny my thirst for love and cackle with it
as a final blow to stop me breathless in my tracks
remembering desires glow could be better than a kiss,
remembering the gush of life is a miracle like this.

for gods sake, hurl your sharpest point
across this vivid day.
Let your dashing spear shear my horizons
and ruin promise faintly sought
and the faint endeavors I have wrought
but oh the pleasure of this beauty that tells me now to stay.
The mysteries that shadow our most reverent thought,
reveal themselves today.

I see you as a God wrapped prize in gold-leaf bound ‭‪
and realize that Gods wrap packages of “Life and Death”
and in calling it Giving, do not call it death.

Isn’t this so we should smile with our last breath?

Let me still know thirst beyond the rivers edge,
carry my heart, as light as a feather
in to my gleaming tomb
enshrine me in the glare of this Egyptian sun.
I once loved so many , how can I be undone.

With reverence for our fresh garments
and your artful grief.
place a gold coin in one hand,
in the other, for a thief.

for wanting was the better part of wakefulness
and often that of sleep.

When Gods dressed us in rainbows
and then, in fine Gold Leaf.


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1. I was born.
2. Realized that I was the Only Universe I would ever know
– outside of you.
3. Discovered that I could take part in creation.
4. So I do.

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  • sandra22
    sandra22about 3 years ago

    “With reverence for our fresh garments
    and your artful grief.
    place a gold coin in one hand,
    in the other, for a thief.”
    A few of my favourite lines from your thoughtful poetry, Ernie

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 3 years ago

  • I’m thrilled – and I know my mummy will be too. Thank you very much.

    – TheCandle

  • AnLile
    AnLilealmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully created and wonderfully stirring. xox

  • I’m so glad you like AnLile. Thank you.


    – TheCandle

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 2 years ago

    A complex and truly artful poem….you are masterful indeed.

  • Thank you Chrissie. I see it now. Sorry I missed your comment.


    – TheCandle

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you Patricia. I am honored to be among your most select gallery.


    – TheCandle

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