A Thing or Two!

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By: Wayne Brown

 

You can hide in the shadows

Pretend that I don’t see

You can walk ever so softly

Hoping I won’t hear

But I know a thing or two

 

Love come from deep in the heart

Infectiously growing, spreading

Consuming those all entwined

You may not believe it

But I know a thing or two

 

The way you care shows in your eyes

It flows from your slightest touch

Peaceful, warm, tender

You think I can’t care?

But I know a thing or two

 

A simple kiss can work miracles

Dry the tears, calm all your hurt

Sensual, damp, lingering

You think it silly?

But I know a thing or two

 

Love ones cross over never here again

Moving into other shapes and forms

Invisible yet present

You might not see it

But I know a thing or two

 

Happiness is simply a state of mind

A wish we can believe in

Here yet fleeting

You might not find it

But I know a thing or two

 

The answer is not always found in books

Sometimes it comes from prayer

God’s answer, unspoken

You might not feel it

But I know a thing or two

 

Looking back, life is ever so short

Melting slowly like butter in a skillet

Just 3000 Saturday nights, give or take

You might not see the end; I can

But I know a thing or two

 

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Well my man, I know a thing or two and one of those thingy's is that you are a Poet and a novelist. Now you just need to be found, and WHAM you have a contract. Please remember us when you are famous and getting the BIG checks:0) I liked this poem, it ran off the tongue very slickly(is this even a word) lol....UP rated.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, Ken...as they say at BP, I will always remember the "little people" (LOL!). I hope they discover me soon as I am not getting any younger! Thanks for your good words! WB


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Sweet and touching - ever so softly spoken - you are gifted that is for sure. Looking forward to more of these and seeing you get famous - God Bless.


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

I enjoyed the rhythm of this poem. It flows so smoothly while stirring up emotions. Well done. Thank you.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Whidbeywriter...thank you. I appreciate your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed it. WB

@Ken R Abell...good to see you here Ken and glad to hear you liked this one! WB


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Wayne Brown, like I always say, "there's just no substitute for real butter" and you, my friend are it. Your words are sweet and smooth as homemade butter...now pass me a biscuit, cause I know a thing or two, as well, lol! A lovely poem, just lovely. ~ Laura


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Laura...where you been..this new social life of yours is cutting into my "praise time"! Glad you liked it. I felt like "butter" when I wrote it too! WB


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Haha! I am remiss and I will attempt to redeem myself, however! I could stay here day and night and not be able to laud the praises of all you've written over the past couple of weeks! Perhaps one of my little social soirees should include an evening of "Readings - By Wayne Brown" that would kill two birds with one proverbial stone, LOL!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Laura...you've been reading my mind! And now ladies, a reading by Wayne Brown. Wow! If you could pull that off and it started to spread from city to city as "the thing to do", then my picture would surely be on milk cartons soon! WB


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Wayne, this is so beautiful I am at a loss for words.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Bpop.....Good thing that I wasn't Poppy! WB


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

Yes indeed you know a thing or two. Love does come from he heart and it infects. Loved your poem! Thank you


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@pennyofheaven...Thanks for taking the time to read and leave those nice comments. I enjoyed writing it! WB


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

You had me at the picture -- skillet with butter . . . I use it all the time, but pretend I don't. My diners (kiddos) are very healthy, but naïve too! If it taste good, they don't often question. Ha!

You know, you are right -- Looking back, life is ever so short . . .

We really must take advantage of all that is offered. Hope you will read my latest Katy Winslow and agree.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...just finished it and commented. Life is like buttah and it melts in the skillet a little too fast sometimes! WB

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