Regis Auffray

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Across the Ocean

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I was conceived

Beyond the ocean

Years ago

Long after I had been born here

I went back to the place

Across the ocean

Where I first began

Or so my father showed me

That was a year before

I was blessed with my first child

By some coincidence of time and place

She was begun there as well

That summer

In the land of my ancestors

The Celts

In Brittany

I come from across the ocean

But I am home here

Although I appreciate

My beginnings

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January 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Dark Dream

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Dark Dream

 

Dim dreamscape

Dismal

Cold

Dark skeletal trees

Crows peering down

From a starless sky

Your face appears

Your eyes seem sad

Yet

You keep looking at me

Aloofly

Pitilessly

Perhaps disdainfully even

Coal black icicles

Beneath your eyes

Frozen tears?

And then

The stark dark realization

I am looking at the mirror

In my soul

Those frozen tears

Are not from your eyes

But from mine

My heart melts with sorrow

The light goes out

And with it hope

I am not feeding the crows anymore

For there’s nothing left of me

© Regis Auffray (01-14-17)

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January 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Dark Dream

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Dark Dream

Dim dreamscape

Dismal

Cold

Dark skeletal trees

Crows peering down

From a starless sky

Your face appears

Your eyes seem sad

Yet

You keep looking at me

Aloofly

Pitilessly

Perhaps disdainfully even

Coal black icicles

Beneath your eyes

Frozen tears?

And then

The stark dark realization

I am looking at the mirror

In my soul

Those frozen tears

Are not from your eyes

But from mine

My heart melts with sorrow

The light goes out

And with it hope

I am not feeding the crows anymore

For there’s nothing left of me

© Regis Auffray (01-14-17)

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January 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm

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Would You?

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Would You?

Would you like to walk with me

would you like to talk with me

though I’ve placed my bet

 

Would you like to dance with me

would you take a chance with me

now that we have met

 

Would you like to hike with me

would you like to bike with me

though the road is wet

 

Would you like to roar with me

would you like to soar with me

now we’ve paid our debt

 

Would you like to race with me

would you like to place with me

though we’ve not run yet

 

Would you like to weep with me

would you like to sleep with me

now’s no time to fret

 

Would you like to sail with me

would you like to wail with me

though that’s all we get

 

Would you like to fly with me

would you like to cry with me

now we take the jet

 

Would you like to bend with me

would you like to end with me

though we have just met

 

Would you like to fly with me

would you like to die with me

now the sun has set

© Regis Auffray

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January 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

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