Portfolion of Richard Lawrence Harrington

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Unspoken

     

2003-12-10

He sees you
He does
Stares eagerly away
Not the slightest falter
Piercing eyes within your averted gaze
A beast without manners
Or a compassionate prince
A selfish tickle on your velvet cheek
He wants to see you
But not disturb
Helpless
He holds the key in fear
You keep the doors in tranquility.
     
 

Symmetry

     

2003-9-16

See this balloon make a friend.
I try but all these others can never see you.
See the childhood predestiny.
Maybe it was meant to be.
See what makes us the same.
You and me.
     
 

Presight

     

2003-6-29

I saw it but nobody else did
she was young and beautiful
old and the same
a thousand years with one lost
I saw it
she fell for all but here and her
me and there
hopeless girl without a gift of tears
I saw it all
here was the first, the last, and the always
the word, the touch, and the love
it came without condition?
I saw it all the way to the end
and now she's a busty babe
and all the boys like her
but they can't do what I did
     
 

Tales

     

2002-9-14

to the stars we sling our hearts
to help them find lost love's arts
where they go some wish they knew
where in time these lovers flew
they'd find tales of you and I
they'd see us rise into the sky
     
 

Discontent

     

2002-8-28

I once met a man who devoured me whole,
and I saw from outside, discontent was his soul.
He stared at the sun and all that it be,
so I asked him myself just what he did see.
He said that its beams would give his sight haze,
but he wished that he could look down with its gaze.
He wanted its distance so I would look small
for I disgusted his liking with body and all.
He set me aback and made ready my flee,
but I stood my ground for he longed to be me.
He told me my youth put want in his eyes
like any old man who'd find me a prize.
He took to my image with hate and adorn,
but he envied me then for he loathed himself more.
     
 

Discontent 2

     

2002-8-28

"I'm too young to die
and heaven's hell for my cares.
Only one more year
and my powers will race free.
I've so much to do
in such little time.
Life can let the peers teach me
for they know all I'll care to learn.
I'll relax in the sun
where my body can melt away.
Girls are hard to love
with all those to choose from.
I wan't to be older,
yet I don't want the body.
"I await my endless night
and Maker's glory dawns my day.
One hundred years ago
I was the god I long to be.
My work is done
so retire my soul oh Lord.
All lessons are learned
and my mind starves in vain.
This body does not move
for the bones need greasing.
A sight of love takes me off
to memories of my wife in heaven.
I want to be young again,
yet I don't want the life.
     
 

Where It All Goes:

     

2002-7-5

To the night sings my soul
For purples of her love drift the sky
To times we'll fin'ly meet
For purposes none shall ever know
To this dear love of mine
For people not e're to see with eyes
To things misunderstood
For patient hearts which long late realize
To the strangely destined
To taken grand morals
     
 

For Your Word

     

2002-2-26

Touch.
A stroke of grace across the wings of a Pegasus.
Power

Touch.
The gift of a chance for sight of love.
Birth

Touch.
A knife and shed the blood of meaning.
Death
     
 

Last Chance

     

2002-2-2

And I walked, walked in wonder
for sight
of thunder at hand.
Hate
is
at
hand.
You
And my love, loved me never
for time
is ever at end.
All
is
at
end.
Lost
in mind.
My bleating soul,
Dead.
Hear
my tears.
Hear all my "I love you's."
I do.
And I know, know your feeling
for life
of stealing at hearts.
Life
is
at
heart.
And I leave
this moment
for you,
your endowments
I knew.
Love
fares
on
me.
     
 

Humble Child

     

2002-1-14

He did his best
as best he could
To please the lord
as all men should
He came in clothes
so hard to wear
With blighted shoes
I would not bear
He did his best
to make god glad
And he gave thanks
for all he had...
     
 

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