To The City Of Dreams

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Roads may lead
To the city of dreams
Or the vista of nightmares
And no-one can tell
If the pathway is to heaven
Or to hell
All the glittering lights
So pretty in the sky
Tell you it’s beautiful
But maybe they lie
And they’ll never, never, never
Tell you why

Voices may call
As sirens to rocks
Or angels to the sun
And no-one dare say
If this is the sweetest
Or bitterest way
All the colours so bright
Are where the birds fly
So surely it’s safe
But maybe you’ll cry
And they’ll never, never, never
Tell you why

© Helen Valentina 2019

 

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Watercolour Dreams

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I’m drifting in watercolour dreams
Soft hues flutter past me
Whispering childhood secrets
I cannot yet hear
But I am content
Even so

I’m floating in watercolour seas
The rainbow has fallen
To earth at my feet
I am content
I am complete
Even so

© Helen Valentina 2019

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Perfect Silence

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In perfect silence come and go
The water following the flow
The less you learn the more you know
In perfect silence come and go

In perfect balance, harmony
Where three are one and one is three
A single note, a symphony
In perfect balance, harmony

In perfect time it will be known
The angels sing, the meaning shown
The hermit is no more alone
In perfect time it will be known

In perfect silence come and go
There is no more that you need know
The rain that falls, the flowers that grow
In perfect silence come and go

© Helen Valentina 2019

 

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A New Sunrise

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And have you yet found
A new sunrise?
Not requiring you to strive
To fulfil impossibility
But allowing you
To simply be?
What have you found?

A new child cries
At its first sunrise
Unaware of where
The roads may lead
Innocence and hopefulness
Are treasures indeed
Just simply be
What have you found?

The earth turns slow
In circles of the eternal
That each little spark
Will rise at its allotted time
In perfect rhythm
Perfect rhyme
To simply be
What have you found?

© Helen Valentina 2018

 

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Fit Together

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We fit together
As you see
Birds of a feather
So easily

We are so snug
Almost a crime
Give you a hug
One more time

Others will crave
All that they see
How we behave
Just you and me

We fit together
As you see
Birds of a feather
So easily

© Helen Valentina 2018

 

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Breathing

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Breathing underwater is hard
Keeping cool in a heatwave even so
Holding till the moment the right card
Making them want more as you go

Equilibrium is brief
Balance so eludes
Time’s a wretched thief
Reality intrudes

Breathing underwater even still
Keep a tempest in a paper cup
Just a momentary thrill
Hold on tight and never give it up

Insanity is good
Curious, full of mirth
Still you really should
Come down to earth

Breathing underwater as I try
To turn the world upon itself at last
You’ll remember me here by and by
But only when the moment’s passed

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

 

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Red Walk

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This young lady in red
Queen of all she surveys
See as she climbs
See how she sways
They’ll be talking about her
For days

This queen of the screen
Up the staircase she climbs
She how she glows
Everyone knows
She’ll be a star
For all times

La Vie On Rose they sing
Pretending they are blind
Thinking she’s a friend
One who will not stray
Leaving them so very
Far behind

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

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Lost Seraphim

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Up in the stratosphere I see you dance
Lost seraphim so little understood
Lumbering silent though the aching sky

Once heralded as gods of circumstance
Offering pain or offering good
Till they stopped believing by and by

If you stray from orbit by some chance
You’ll remind them you are made of blood
Once they remember they will cry

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

 

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Tranquility

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Perfect tranquillity
Speaking to me
Calling to the shore
A mournful moon
Lovers fled too soon
But all is quiet
All is peace
For one sacred night

Total serenity
Calling to me
I will doubt no more
Nature’s simple boon
Transcendence coming soon
For all is quiet
All is peace
For one sacred night

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

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Belief

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For one moment of belief
I have bled
Forgetting all the oaths of foolish youth
I fall here
Before the crown of thorns
Till something new is born

Make of me a thief
Full of dread
Clinging to this mountain-face
So sheer
All that I’ve foresworn
Till something new is born

Honesty is grief
I am shed
Of clothing of a wilful child alone
Do you hear?
I come to pray, not to mourn
Till something new is born

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

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