Author Archives: brianroycefaulkner

Yes

We met when l was tripping seventy-one. I’ve held you my whole life—at seventy—two. I never really was in love before; Now, love’s in love with me, loving more, And you are all l know, or need to know, To … Continue reading

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Excoriated!

Excoriated from coast to coast, Because all human pride I toast. I take excoriation, I take it as I boast That better men deserve our praise And heroes earn the most! Excoriate me, damn me, Scorn me all you can! … Continue reading

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On First Mars Sunset

Cold is sunset with no cloud; And yet, it’s new. Up to man for show more proud; And so, we’ll do!

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You Say

You say you’re sick And I grow ill; You say you’re better, With joy I swell. You say nothing, Just smile and smile; I’m in Heaven All the while.

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Petunias

Petunias, red and white ones, Petunias purple blue, All these petunias Are falling for you! Gentle their petals, Delicate, too. A thousand petunias Are calling for you! “Oh, put us in boxes, So we can grow long And fall in … Continue reading

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How Silently

How silently the day dies. It dies and dies away, Smooth, serenely easy, And the last boat goes, Goes serenely up, Up the stream, Serenely, as in a dream, While the last light dies. It dies and dies away.

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O Queen

O Queen of my life, O Spiritual Wife, O Beautiful Boss of me, I’ll do what l can To be your “Yes” man As long as your love’s for me. You are so sweet And you are so cute— And … Continue reading

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