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Shifty, smoky shadow

Updated on November 30, 2012
"Young woman in the garden of Bellevue" by Edouard Manet (1832-1883) Private Collection
"Young woman in the garden of Bellevue" by Edouard Manet (1832-1883) Private Collection | Source

Where have you been for all my life

For I have been looking for you

A number of years and all over the place

The shadow of you always eluded me

Sometimes I think that I may have

Crossed path with you not knowing who you were

Sometimes I think that I met you

But didn't realize she was you.

In the end I still miss you.


I know you are somewhere longing

To meet me just the way I am waiting,

Filled with desire to communicate.

You, the smoky vision in my dreams

I know that the day when we meet,

We'll both have reached our home port

And from then on only one ship will sail,

On which we'll cruise together.


I don't know what you look like,

So it doesn't make things easier.

Come out of hiding and show yourself to me

Let me lay eyes on you, embrace the vision

Of your body. Surprise me ! Capture me !

What are you waiting for, time is running out.

Let's enjoy together the autumn of our lives.

Let me discover you.


So you, shifty, smoky shadow of a woman,

Put an end to my misery

Come out of your cloud and mesmerize me


Copyright 2012 by Austinhealy, his heirs and assigns

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Nicely done! Welcome to the Hub!

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