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I Wonder Why


Larsen M. Callirhoe
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Larsen M. Callirhoe

i wonder why

 

 

i wonder why the stars

do shine on us at night.

i wonder why my lover

is not by my side right now.

 

i wonder why the fish

swim in the sea

 

you see i wanna make love

all night long with you my love

and hold you tight

like there is no tomorrow.

 

to dream of you is all i wanna do.

i listen to our favorite song

on the radio that is playing

in my new car.

 

to bad the words to this song

could not be with us all our lifes.

 

i wonder why fruit grows on trees

and taste so good to the eyes.

you see i wonder why i can't

hold you tight by my side

all my life.

 

you see im a dreamer been one

my whole life.

i love you so much elizabeth.

 

i wanna dance with you

under the moonlight

and see your reflection in the pond

that is beside us.

your soft reflection in the water

only makes me appreciate you more.

 

you see im a dreamer

been one my whole life.

the day we meet

i will treat you like this.

i will take you to other worlds

in your dreams

and show you the stars at night.

 

i wanna dance with you

because it feels lik im in the clouds

everytime i hear your lovely voice.

 

i want musicians tto serinade you

as we eat our favorite foods.

we would make a toast

of our love for one another.

 

the red wine would get us drunk

as we drank to our hearts content.

 

i wonder why lovers do fight

sometimes the wind feels just right

i will always love you.

i had to write it in words.

so you had something of me

to always hold close to your heart

when i am not near you.

 

the birds chirp away in the morning

telling us the sun is up.

i do wonder why you cry for no reason

at all. you see i really love you.

 

i wish everyday we could hear our children

playing in the rain

but they do grow up

finding their own lovers

in this crazy world we do call home.

 

but most of all i want to sit on the beach

from sunrise to sunset with you

the waves would be so soothing

as we watch the sunrise and the sunset.

i would hope our lifes would always

be this constant.

 

you see i wonder about so many things.

but most of all i do not trust god

the way i should.

you see i wanna life with you forever

and he has other plans for us.

 

i wish we could dance under the moonlight

because all i wanna do is hold you tight

and see your reflection in the pond

by our favorite resturant as we sip wine

getting drunk. to bad

these moments could not last forever.

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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goldenlangur

Hi Victor,

 

Perhaps I'm wrong in my reading of your poem but I interpreted this poem as a kind of a dream - waking dream in which your deepest desires and longing take centre stage and you float in this realm of fulfillment which is painfully different from your everyday life. I love these lines:

 

 

Larsen M. Callirhoe wrote:

 

i wish everyday we could hear our children

playing in the rain

but they do grow up

finding their own lovers

in this crazy world we do call home.

 

......

you see i wonder about so many things.

but most of all i do not trust god

the way i should.

 

 

I felt that the deep seated longing and hope juxtaposed with a niggling doubt of the powers of the divine presence to alleviate your pain and suffering is the leitmotif of your poem which is such a mournful outpouring of feelings and thoughts.

 

 

As ever, much moved by your verse, Victor,even if I got your intent wrong.

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

hi goldenlangur,

 

you were right on the mark with this one. i am pretty predictable. im a dreamer been one my whole life. just have to learn some dreams don't come true and learn to make as many dreams of mine become not only a possibility but a reality.

 

take care friend.

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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goldenlangur

Hi again Victor,

 

Predictable you're certainly not!

 

Larsen M. Callirhoe wrote:

i am pretty predictable. im a dreamer been one my whole life.

 

victor

 

But a dreamer, certainly yes icon_smile.gif Where would one be without dreams? And how could such beautiful poems be written without dreams?

 

 

Take care, my friend and keep dreaming and writing - the food of the soul and spirit.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe
Hi again Victor,

 

Predictable you're certainly not!

 

Larsen M. Callirhoe wrote:

i am pretty predictable. im a dreamer been one my whole life.

 

victor

 

But a dreamer, certainly yes icon_smile.gif Where would one be without dreams? And how could such beautiful poems be written without dreams?

 

 

Take care, my friend and keep dreaming and writing - the food of the soul and spirit.

 

oh goldenlangur you made me smile and blush at the sametime lol. its funny you think im unpredictable. i thought alway that i was unpredictable lol. it goes to show you how differently we look at the samething. really makes ya think lol.

 

vic

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goldenlangur

Hi again Victor,

 

To phrase it better - you're poetically unpredictable and keep you readers entranced and engaged!

 

Yes, I too am delighted when you or some other reader sees something in a piece quite unintended!

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra

What a wonderful poem and then a conversation icon_smile.gif. I was reading what about you talk icon_smile.gif and I was wondering what means the word predictable / unpredictable icon_biggrin.png so I used the translator , and now I don't know what to say icon_smile.gif , I see all of us are predictable, and sure sometimes not. icon_smile.gif

 

Victor this poem shows again how romantic you are as a poet. You are using here wonderful picturesque imageries in which I have enjoyed:

 
but most of all i want to sit on the beach

from sunrise to sunset with you

the waves would be so soothing

as we watch the sunrise and the sunset.

... and many others.

Yes you are eternal dreamer as all of us. At least nobody can't take our dreams, even God. Everything we can lose but dreams - no, same is with feelings. So it is better to dream than just watch into reality what often hurts a lot.

 

Well done Vic

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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The first thing I noticed is how you juxtapose seemingly naive musings like "i wonder why the stars/do shine on us at night" and "i wonder why the fish/swim in the sea" with anguished sophistication: "i wonder why my lover/is not by my side right now." This effective formula is repeated successfully elsewhere in the poem, like in the part where you mention the beautiful fruit on trees and then go on to wonder why you can't hold the object of your affection.

 

This part I like:

i listen to our favorite song

on the radio that is playing

in my new car.

It stresses how material things, like a new car, don't mean anything, when one is denied that which s/he wants.

 

Yes, "sometimes the wind feels just right." Too bad/these moments could not last forever.

 

Tony

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