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In the midst of the night,
Surrendered my fight.
Struggling through tears,
And times long gone by.

I've walked the path cut before me,
Whether by fate, or chance.
Tis' I who've treaded the waters,
At times gently, at times wrecklessly.

Yet, it was I, who walked the walk.
Should it be me to tell those holding me above redemption,
Of my failures, or my triumps?
Might we simply yield, to love and acceptance?

Allow unturned stones to slumber,
Sift until their residence becomes the past.
To eventually become part of the whole,
Yet again, by coincidence or virtue.

Where past and present mold into no regret,
Becoming the moment of eternal residence.
Knowing the true way, before the journey,
Reaches it's destination.

Might I mount the courage,
To get to know myself.
To meet myself,
Before my arrival.
Barry A. Lanier



Bad Alcoholic Dream

Boarding the airplane,
I walked right by the bar.
The aroma of spent draft,
Jack Daniel's whistling thru the air.

Still shaken, I took my seat.
The stewardess took my order.
A business lady, seated next to me.
Gave her order to the stewardess.

She brought back my coke and ice.
She brought the lady beside me,
An assortment of small liquors,
Lady! there's your handbag.

Stuff three or four in the bag! Now!
She took only one, and poured it.
It sat there in isolation, saying drink me!
The business lady, took one sip.

Approaching Atlanta, I was in a frenzy!
The stewardess came by and what?
The business lady poured out her drink!
Catching my breath, such a waste of good liquor!
Barry A. Lanier



Balienated Affection

Affection, a tender feeling toward another,
Fondness, a propensity to feel, to do, to say
Knowing all of this I have considered affection
You know how my St.Charles Spaniel cuddles

Looks at me with those with those big brown eyes
Licks my arms and snuggles against my breast
A genuine look of 'please hold me close'
Yes, indeed I tried this.....and she went to bed
Barry A. Lanier




I miss her so much

I still cook meals for two

Always two plate settings

A red rose on her plate

Unless we are talking

Just me and the silence

That surrounds me

I place the dishes in the sink

Lying to myself

'I'll wash them later'
Barry A. Lanier
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