Monthly Archives: March 2013

Millard Keynes

Millard Keynes was a fine fellow
whose parents thought he should go
to the town to find a lass,
if their standards she could pass.

Though Millard was a smart young chap,
the ladies did not like the crap
that he brought to town that day;
condescension got no play.

Millard Keynes went home alone
like a dog without a bone.
packed his bags and soon he left;
oppressive spirits were bereft.

Out into the world he went,
free of judgement and torment,
finding that he could be
open to humanity.

Millard Keynes is happy now,
deeply fulfilled, not high brow,
in a life of his dreams,
fully bursting from the seams.

© 2013 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – a variation

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

I first saw you as a child
Growing up a little wild.
Resting in your arms, I cried,
And you were my spirit guide.

There so peaceful, little star,
Far away is where you are.
Let me feel your presence nigh,
Shine my way and then go by.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Take me to your trails afar,
Light my path up in the sky,
Now it is my time to fly.

© 2013 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.

A new poem – published by Leaves of Ink magazine

Leaves of Ink magazine published a new poem of mine today. It can be read on Leaves of Ink here: Let it flow through you.

Let it flow through you
any time of day.
Let it flow through you,
don’t ask it to stay.
Let it flow through you
in the middle of the night.
Let it run its maddened course,
don’t put up a fight.

If you think you need to
help it on its way,
don’t be fooled so easily,
it just wants to play.
When you see it coming,
step out of its way;
when it sees you leaving,
it won’t want to stay.

If you think you’ve learned to
somehow read its mind,
know that you are always
twenty steps behind.
When you wake up one day
you will clearly see
that its wants and wishes
cannot set you free.

Let it flow through you
any time of day.
Let it flow through you,
don’t ask it to stay.
Let it flow through you
and just gently be.
Let it run its possessed course,
and you will be free.

© 2013 Marlon de Souza. All rights reserved.