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  • Reliving Summer

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    Music bed by: JDonovan02 “Dawn”

    Mornings were

    kissing the sunrises

    on your forehead

    Almonds and wild honey—

    the scent

    of my every forgotten hour

    Catching butterfly kisses

    in the yard under white ribbons

    then taking what we caught back to our personal cloud

    Backroad memories

    always brought us back

    to our senses

    Your breath on my ear,

    the sensations of sunsets,

    give me the much-needed chills

    Nights drinking wine from Solo cups

    making our own bonfire between the sheets to stay warm

    then admiring the sapphire moon from the sweat beads on your neck

    What I would give

    to relive those days

    and to stop time itself.


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  • Not Mine to Love

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    Music Bed by: Music_For_Videos “Hopeful Piano”

    It’s painful…

    Almost unbearable

    but my heart still follows you.

    Day after day

    with nothing to say,

    if only you knew.

    I play along

    like nothing’s wrong,

    burying this secret within.

    But the time will come

    when all is said and done

    as I watch you walk away again.

    Words unsaid

    will be my greatest regret.

    My heart knows what it wants

    but deep down, I can’t let it have it.

    The flower that my heart flutters to,

    is out of reach by a simple truth.

    Why?

    Why must it be you?

    A guy like me can dream, right?!

    Maybe I could cast my fear aside

    when I’m an arm’s length away

    from my new life.

    I’d grab your hand

    and pull you close,

    taking us both by surprise.

    I’ll tell you everything

    that I’ve kept to myself

    as I get lost in those eyes.

    Please forgive me

    for being so forward

    but you just had to know.

    If it’s meant to be

    then hold me tight

    and promise you’ll never let go.

    I know that won’t happen.

    Who am I kidding?

    Someone like you with me?

    I’ll just go my own way

    but from a distance

    I can still admire your beauty.


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  • Under The Stars

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    Music bed by: ZakharValaha “You are always with me”

    Only when a shadow’s silhouette points North

    can my eyes clearly see you…

    Off in the distance

    between dusk and dawn.

    My heart knows you’re there

    but I can’t convince my mind otherwise.

    It’s as if time no longer knows who we are.

    Tasseled dreams hang from the stars tonight—

    just one wish away from being mine again.

    Hearing your heartbeat would be the death of me,

    if you allow it.

    Now, let me rest my head on your chest

    and sleep.

    Like a December rain or April snow,

    you appear back into my life—

    facing reality once more.

    How many times will I have to say,

    “Goodbye” to you

    before I can completely move on?

    Regardless of what I pray and hope for,

    tonight is all that matters.

    I know that you’ll be leaving again

    this time for good.

    Please take our memories with you

    in exchange for the pain I’ve caused

    and promise me you’ll never forget how much I’ve loved you


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  • Literary Pianist

    Image from the anime: Violet Evergarden by Chang Chun Mao
    Music bed by: ZakharValaha “Angel Piano”

    Among the many hues of morning,
    black and white are all that’s in front of me.

    Thisincessant tappingcan be too tediousthisearly

    And not before long,
    the tapping…turn into notes…
    followed by a subtle tone—
    one I’m familiar with and somehow know.

    I can’t tell you what I’m writing. It feels like…I’m on stage, you know…performing.
    And that’s when I hear it—a gentle voice I’ve been waiting for.
    It’s just as angelic, if not more.
    No longer deafened by fear,
    I continue to play what I hear.

    One…two…three.
    Days I thought were gone still have their melody.
    My Childhood dream within reach.
    Imagination finally freed.

    I can feel the words I want to say.
    I don’t know why I hid them away.
    Was it wrong of me to hold them back—
    lacking the courage of their talent perhaps?

    Time to toss caution to the wind.
    I don’t know when it’ll be back again.
    And for the moment, I can let go
    of all the archived secrets within my soul.

    Four…five… and six…

    Everything soon turns back into silence.


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  • Going Your Own Way

    Image by: Re°
    Music bed: “Thinking of Home” by ohhgeeeznotagain

    Give me a winding road to get lost on,

    somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

    I want to see lost memories play

    like carefree kids in the Summer.

    Someday, I’ll run wild and free

    out-running the troubles that follow me.

    With the wind at my back,

    I can see all the possibilities.

    Round and around

    with the clouds gazing down,

    I’ll follow the path

    that’s led me to the here and now.

    The miles of today

    will gladly show me the way

    where life laughs a little

    and comes back around.

    Many dream of a second chance

    too occupied with past regrets.

    All it really takes is a bump in the road

    to notice it.

    With one foot in front of the other,

    and a personal little prayer,

    problems always come and go—

    no matter where you wander.


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