Lyrical – John Anstie

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What do you do when a hopeful dream begins to fray
and leaves you wanting more than all the things that thrill
heart-warming, precious moments that may not overspill
beyond the passing of another, special day. 

So drink to life as if it has a happy end 
share it even if it were not yours to share 
and then, if you don’t have enough of it to spare 
of fortune’s favours to reach out to a special friend ... 

Sing riffle, ruffle, shuffle, muffle and divide
bobble, bubble, babble, rabble, don’t be terse
ripple, topple, tipple and tumble into verse ...
a place where harmony and dissonance collide.

The air now full of music, of tales that soon unfold 
the gasping tortured spirits, grasping at their last
soul raking and heart breaking tales of one life past
and stories that would otherwise ... remain untold. 

Then how do we narrate the things that burst the soul
these uncontainable urges, are they all for you
or are they all for me, or both? So what’s to do ... 
let’s dance together, do all the things that make us whole. 

©2021 John Anstie
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One thought on “Lyrical – John Anstie

  1. “Sing riffle, ruffle, shuffle, muffle and divide
    bobble, bubble, babble, rabble, don’t be terse
    ripple, topple, tipple and tumble into verse …
    a place where harmony and dissonance collide.”

    ^ This is my favorite stanza of this poem, although I enjoyed the entire thing quite a lot! 🙂 I especially like the end – would that we could all dance together and make the world whole again! Thanks for sharing this with us, John.

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