~ for Heather ~she swirls about the roomepitome of gracea flower in full bloomlike visual perfumeshe does my heart embraceshe swirls about the roomshe's gorgeous in costumewith gossamer and lacea flower in full bloomher joy does me consumeand brighten up my faceshe swirls about the roomsometimes she’ll really zoomtrace flowing arcs through spacea flower in … Continue reading Heather’s Waltz
when I think back upon the years it always fills my eyes with tears what luck we had to find a love as pure as from the skies above the day won't come that I'll forget the summer camp where we first met and how from such a fumbled kiss grew 60 years of wedded … Continue reading ElderLove
~ for Sara C, who's battling cancer ~ May God e'er turn your head To show you gorgeous flowers May peace e'er fill your heart Throughout your darkest hours May God e'er lift you up And keep your body strong So that your Earthly time will be Like summer days, prolonged And Sara, may you … Continue reading May God E’er Turn Your Head
by Paul Raworth Bennett in support of a good friend Her shrink asks how is Bree He merely wants to see How well that she may be So fudge the truth does she I’m on my meds, she'll say And thus Doc's fears allay Since Doc has no X-ray His trust she does betray They … Continue reading The Struggle
by Paul Raworth Bennett It's New Year's Day, I'm uninspired And here I sit - hung over, tired Resolved to write, just peck away For fifteen minutes every day Who knows what stream of words will flow From foggy brains that barely glow? If gold, how fortunate I am... If dreck, then I don't give … Continue reading Writer’s Lament
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 ~~ Star of Magnificence ~~ The beauty of the zodiac God brought to earth in Roshanak Who brightened up in many ways The darkness of my winter days She can be crazy, loud and wild She can be tender, like a child But most … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roshanak!
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 He loved to ride his bike, did Paul Across the land, or to the mall And normally would sunny skies Delight his nose and ears and eyes So greatly was his patience tried On yet another rain-soaked ride But 'cuz he braved the awful … Continue reading My New Friend Heather!
by Paul Raworth Bennett Every year, a few musical icons from our formative years will pass away. This year, many rock music greats from the 70s and 80s (David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Leonard Cohen…) have left us to hold them in our memories and hearts. For me, this year has brought an … Continue reading Sunset over Greg Lake
by Paul Raworth Bennett Click here to listen along (the audio plays in a separate browser tab, so press "PLAY" and then return here to read along). (for DH) The graceful young woman, her dreamy blue eyes Reflected the colour of heavenly skies Her hiking companion, with spirited heart Did know that their friendship had … Continue reading Happy Day (a poem for DH)