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∙ • § • ㅅ ∙ merde ∙ ㅅ • § • ∙

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“merde!  merde!”

i  hear you whimpering in the shadows

whatcha gonna do?

bridges all burned

 

personne ne vous fait confiance”

no one trusts you…

 

personne ne vous aime

no one likes you…

 

personne ne va vous aider soit

no one gonna help you neither

 

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“merde!  merde!”

i  hear you praying

…but  too late

 

le temps est écoulé

time’s run out

 

“vous avez à faire face à la musique”

you gotta face the music

 

“le diable veut son dû”

devil wants his due

 

nowhere to run

pay up!

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“Bad Boys”    Bob Marley


**merde ~  ‘shit’  in  French  { makes it sound classier,  don’t it? }

originally posted  8 November 2013
revised  22 March 2015


artwork ~   “The Devil Attacking the Window”   Matthias Grünewald
{ public domain }




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∙϶∙ ЭЄ ∙∙ all by my self ∙∙ ЭЄ ∙ϵ∙

 

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all  by  my  self

is  this  truly  my  fate?

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faced  with  choices
decisions  not  made
determined

which  direction  i’d  go

if   we  don’t  move

f o r w a r d

when  given  the  option

we  are  choosing

to  live  in  the  past

…alone

i  listened  to  my  fears
never
to  risk
that  love  might  succeed

now…     all  by  my  self

regretting  the  roads  not  taken
a  cliché,  but  true

too  late  to  change

the  indecisions  made

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all

by

my

self

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“All By Myself”   Eric Carmen

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originally posted  14 July 2011  { revised slightly }

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artwork  ~  “Mary”    Henry Ossawa Tanner
{  public domain }

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∙⊱∙ Ɣ ∙⊰∙ Devil beware!

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the  Devil’s  got  no  magic
not  black  nor  white  nor  green

He  got nothin’  but a bag of  tricks
He  just ugly  and  full of  shit  and  mean

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the  Devil’s  got  no  magic,  no  allusions  or  illusions
that will trick me  into thinkin’   He  knows which way to go

He  got nothin’  to sway  me
just a worn out dog and pony show

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the Devil’s  got  no  magic
no enchantment  to  bewitch me

He  got nothin’  i  want
’cause  i’m  more evil  than  He  ever be

∙⊱∙ Ɣ ∙⊰∙

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“Devil Woman”   Cliff Richard

image  ~   “El Angel de la verguenza”    Francalejandra
{  creative commons license }

originally posted  26 July 2012

inspired by the prompt ~
Fireblossom Friday #9   at  imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  The Devil, You Say!


thank you,  Fireblossom!

“Devil Woman”   Cliff Richard

lyrics ~

  • Songwriters:  Terry Britten,  Christine Hodgson

I’ve had nothing but bad luck
Since the day I saw the cat at my door
So I came into you sweet lady
Answering your mystical call

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
And I knew it was a spell she cast

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you from behind

Give me the ring on your finger
Let me see the lines on your hand
I can see me a tall dark stranger
Giving you what you hadn’t planned

I drank the potion she offered me
I found myself on the floor
Then I looked in those big green eyes
And I wondered what I’d come there for

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get  you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil  woman
She’s gonna get you from behind

Stay away, look out

If you’re  out on a moonlit night
Be careful of them neighborhood strays
Of a lady with long black hair
Tryin’ to win you with her feminine ways

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
You’d better get out of there fast

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get  you

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pictures of…

one image ~

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one  moment

less  than  a  heartbeat

purporting  to  be  “her”

nothing  more

than  a  sliver  of  the  reality

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and  a second ~

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i  don’t need a frame
for a photograph of  you

in my mind’s eye
i  see you smiling
any time i  so desire

memories
flow at will
pictures of  you
time can never erase

you have imprinted yourself
deep within my heart

always and forevermore

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∙∙ Ꮼ ∙∙


“Photograph”    Ed Sheeran

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image ~  Zorki 4  { camera }   Brian Eager
{ creative commons license }

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this is my submission to ~

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Fireblossom Friday:  Picture This    at   imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  Your title must be  “Pictures of”  (plus whatever you add.)

{ i  had two poems come to me ~ thanks for the inspiration,  SP }


thank you,  Fireblossom!

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Poetry Pantry #257    at    Poets United
submit a poem,  old or new

thank you,  Mary!

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ฐ ◦ณ· · oh, this love is unrequited · ·ณ◦ ฐ

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seeing you…
is unexpected
like finding a hundred dollar bill
or a stash of  chocolate you forgot you’d hidden

fancying a kiss
all breath escapes my lips


contemplating  your touch
my body quivers uncontrollably

you walk past
…unseeing

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“Unrequited Love”   Lykke Li

originally posted  16 April 2013

my gratitude to Ainsley Allmark for his input

“Unrequited Love”   Lykke Li

lyrics ~

Once again it’s happening
Oh,  this love is unrequited
Twice the pain,  the suffering
Oh,  my love is unrequited
Oh,  my love is unrequited

That must mean I live again
And get back what I gave my men
Get back what I lost to them

Oh, the shame
This crying game
Oh, my love I’ve been denied it
Oh, my love is unrequited

And I know it so well
I could play with the beat
Looking back at myself
While the violin plays

And blue is my tune
Another stitch to my wound
Another inch in this thread
And I know it all too well
When once again it’s happening

Oh,  my love has gone divided
Oh,  my love is unrequited
Oh,  my love is unrequited
Oh,  my love is unrequited
Oh,  my love is unrequited

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