Reflection

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Feel the stillness of the hours
The fragrance of times ago
Twilit memories
Filled with dreams
Floating gently on the wind
Lost longings
For longings lost
Like a sunset through the trees
painted in watercolor
over another scene
Or the slowly circling mists
That open softly on the moon
Tinged often with regret
That all was left far too soon
Never again to wander
Upon these hallowed paths
Down towards the water
To embrace the sea at last
gazing at the night
With one last loving glance
To fall amidst the waves
And press the sands of time
Forever into daydreams
Upon these silent shores

Shallow

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Shallow

Dreams radiant with colors
Hope dressed in seasonal desire
Each passing day, flush with fruition
And every plan carefully laid
The myriads of all the precious things
That push the real gifts far away
Yet somewhere there is a deep longing
An inescapable ache
Like looking at beautiful reflections
On the surface of a lake
All the while knowing it’s so shallow
That there’s nothing underneath
And so the glimmer of all we make
And all that we must have
Will never fill the void
Or bring the peace we crave
Seeking salvation for the season
And for the coming year
Lies in an acquaintance with deeper waters
And a life designed by giving
For more than just a day