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Songs on Saturday ~ Sailing

those who love must learn to sail in storms

Sailing can become all-consuming passion for the sea and the wind.

~

I can sail a yacht as well as most

ghosting by the Mediterranean coast

yet the sea and the wind are never at rest

and no mere sailor can ever best the storms

please listen very responsibly to this music post

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

sailing a yacht is reasonably easy in good weather

 

Inebriated Woman

there’s a reason some women do that sometimes

I really didn’t think

she was always drinking

just usually very drunk

and high on skunk

and I shrank back

from ever thinking

about who she fucked

when she’d been drinking

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

strong drink gets weak women into trouble

No Resentments Here

let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday

~

animus

on a poster

on a dingy wall

in the room where

the meetings were held

were these spiritual words

no ill will, hostility, bitterness

no matter how ugly the jealousy

dissatisfaction, rancour, antagonism

there is no justification for resentments

not here, not with one you loved, not ever

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

in a bar hunted by singles

drinking and smoking alone

is no panacea for resentments

 

 

the song of the moon

I saw the crescent  ~  you saw the whole of the moon

~

I see truth when I see you

I hear the song of the moon

and when I hear your voice

whispering the heavenly tune

I see the rainbow above

and when I feel your touch

you do so much to me

lifting my deepest gloom

with each beat of my heart

I know that I’m in love

for my world is you

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

if he lives with an open heart

each man shall find his Venus

 

Ignoble Desire

nobility is not being better than anyone else,
it’s being better than you used to be

~

I wanted more

than just to adore her

she could see

it was all about me

there was no nobility

in my lust and desire

I was no better a man

than I used to be

just another ignoble lover

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I like to believe that I’m a better man than I used to be

 

 

Reflections of Despair

I know not age, nor weariness, nor defeat.

~

far off a beaten warrior

as seen in a winter mirror

his life a long road to nowhere

no noble quest, no gentle lover

no castle no princess in a tower

and by the path of this beaten warrior

dark thorns abound, no leafy bower

and the rabid black wolf cowers

from the constant defeated anger

the warrior has suffered a year

as for hope, that will never

lighten his burden of error

for the dragon’s fiery terror

he is doomed to endure evermore

and all he prays is to die

to sleep forever more

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Run Baby Run

she learned to run from what she feels, right into a nightmare

~

she left her job in an office

bought herself a Mustang

now she’s dealing blackjack

in the bright lights of Las Vegas

turning tricks on Saturday nights

she wants to leave Las Vegas

make an end to the nightmares

they say suicide is painless

she needs to be alone tonight

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

what happens in Vegas

stays in your memories forever

Evening

evenings are a time to forget past mistakes

~

I don’t want to know your life story

I don’t need your intimate history

all I want to do is walk with you

in rapture wandering aimlessly

by evening’s calming seas

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

every evening I get closer

to nature’s healing power

Dishonest Disguise

A real woman will be honest no matter how painful the truth is

~

everybody lies

you can see it in her eyes

learn the dark surprise

there’s a deep disguise

but if you’re really wise

you won’t ever despise

her, just accept the prize

the love her lie implies

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

men need to believe a woman’s lies

 

Lying Eyes

your eyes hold a big surprise, it’s called the truth

~

you have fallen far

deep and wide

into her lying eyes

and you drown

in lovely lies

~

 

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

once, I believed the lies

and yet the truth hurts worse

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