contented, we sighed

why is it i
keep missing the bus
i’m sitting here waiting
i’m thinking of us
entwined and entangled
contented, we sighed
i’m thinking of you
and the bus goes right by
how is it i
kept missing the clues
the hints you were dropping
the visual cues
detached and distracted
the growing divide
i’m thinking of you
and i can’t help but cry
and there goes another bus
passing me by

Ω
 

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by skitterphoto, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – missing

he’s a little eros

animated-cupid-image-0036poor little cupid
sittin’ on a cloud
doesn’t have
a girlfriend
isn’t he allowed?
i’m a lonely angel
he’s a little eros
we could be an item
we could be
each other’s heroes
dear when you flew by me
whistling romanticallyanimated-angel-image-0010
you seemed so
debonair and sharp
your hair a windy mess
you almost all undressed
zing! went the strings of my harp! *
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
created for the Daily prompt – zing
* shout out to my girl judy, doing the james f. hanley original verse here

royalty

i am the king of the kangaroos
she is the queen of the nile
we met at the hotel of cockatoos
what caught my eye first was her smile
°

kangarooswe both decided we’d settle down
and all of our friends would live near
she’d wear her snakes, i’d wear my crown
she’d stand while i’d sit in my chair
°

we’d paint the river in greens and blues
and invite the koalas to dine
then we’d raise some egyptian kangaroos
but we’d let them run free at age nine
°

i am the king of the kangaroos
she is the queen of the nile
we live by the river of greens and blues
what impresses me most is her style
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© 1975 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture courtesy bing.com/images
Daily prompt – paint

to have you look my way

what do you admire he asked
while i admire you?
what is it you’re looking at?
what can a person do
to have your full attention
to have you look my way?
tell me how to win you back

tell me what to say.

there’s no one here but you & me
no other human being…
what is it you’re looking at?
what is it you’re seeing?
what’s it gonna take for you
to look me in the eye?
what is it you’re thinking
while you’re staring at the sky?

 …

she sighed she said
when we first wed
you were another guy
she sighed she said
her love was dead
she sighed she said
goodbye.
Ω

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – admire

lily’s lawn wedding

the guests arrived

at half-past five
and we were half-past ready
we hadn’t laid the linens out
and no one could find teddy
the tents were half-mast standing up
and half-fast falling down
and something spilled
and left it’s mark
on lily’s wedding gown
so how to keep them entertained
and where was the food and what if it rained
amy sang a little tune and andy did a dance
that wasn’t bad, surprisingly,
considering the circumstance
then momma served her famous punch
–we hoped that all the guests had lunch–
and they drank up and in a flash

the wedding was a smash
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy unsplash.com
created for the Daily prompt – guest

how real is your love

how real is your love
she asked
would you walk across a desert
with the hot sun beating down
would you take up economics
would you dress up like a clown
if all or any of this
meant we
could be
a team
together?

how real is your love
he replied
would you not ask silly questions
with my cool heart turning mean
would you take up cleaning & cooking
would you dress up like a queen
if all and I mean all of this
meant we
could be
a team
forever?

no she said
i will not  be your slave
no he said
i will not be your knave
so they broke up
amicably

breakup
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by hans, courtesy pixabay.com
created just for the
Daily prompt – desert
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