AUTUMN LEAVES IN VERMONT

BLINDING SPLASHES OF COLOUR,

AS LEAVES ABANDON THEIR TREE,

RUSTIC FLUTTERINGS DANCE IN TIME TO THE WATERS EBB AND FLOW,

LISTENING, YOU CAN HEAR THEM

WEEP AS THEY SAY GOODBYE,

THEIR LAST BREATH OF BEAUTY.

FIONA

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SQUIRRELS

LITTLE SQUIRREL IN THE TREE,

COME CLOSE AND SAY HELLO TO ME,

NO NEED TO BE AFRAID SMALL ONE,

I WATCH THE WAY YOU PLAY AND RUN,

YOUR BUSHY TAIL WAVES AT ME,

THIS IS AS CLOSE AS I WILL BE,

SKITTER, SKATTER UP THE TREE,

RUNNING FAR AWAY FROM ME.

FIONA

TIMES SQUARE

LIGHTS, MUSIC, SMELLS, SENSORY OVERLOAD,

THROWN INTO A WHIRLPOOL OF SCIENCE FICTION,

BY DAY DISGUISED AS A CITY STREET,

BY NIGHT A DEVILS DEN OF HALLUCINATIONS,

AS THE DARKNESS DESCENDS, THE MORPHING IS COMPLETE.

BRIGHT LIGHTS BLIND YOU, MUSIC BRAINWASHES,

LOCKED WITHIN THIS IRIDESCENT BUBBLE,

THE OUTSIDE WORLD IS SILENT, NON-EXISTENT,

A COLOURFUL ARRAY OF DISTRACTING BAUBLES,

PLAY NICELY MY PRETTY, AND WE WILL LET YOU OUT.

FIONA

ELVIS’S HOUSE

A SUBDUED SILENCE FILLED EACH ROOM,

AN UNFINISHED LIFE, LEFT MID-SENTENCE,

TIME HAD STOOD STILL, AWAITING A RESURRECTION,

LONELINESS NOW THE SOUL OF HIS HOME,

A HOME, AWAITING ITS OWNERS RETURN,

EMBEDDED IN EVERY ROOM, A PART OF ELVIS,

MEMORIES SPEW FORWARD, RAPIDLY UNFOLDING,

ROOMS ONCE FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, NOW SILENT,

SETTLING DUST A REMINDER, 

EVEN THE GREAT DON’T LIVE FOREVER.

FIONA

MY DARLIN’ HAS GONE.

While I was in Nashville I became all caught up in the country music scene. I wrote a song, just lyrics as I don’t have a musical bone in my body. I hope y’all enjoy it.

 

Each night as I kissed him, I thought that he cared,

But his heart and his thoughts were a wanderin’ elsewhere.

I thought he was mine, I know now I was wrong,

He wanted a woman he’d loved for so long.

CHORUS

My darlins’ a gone and I drove him away,

I really do wish he’d decided to stay,

My heart it’s a breakin’ as he walked out the door,

I wanted him now more than ever before.

 

Sittin’ so lonely on the bed we once shared,

I remembered the smell of his tawny brown hair,

He never did  love me, he said on the phone,

Deirdre’s the one, she’s free, let me go.

CHORUS

My darlins’ a gone and I drove him away,

I really do wish he’d decided to stay,

My heart it’s a breakin’ as he walked out the door,

I wanted him now more than ever before.

 

What will I do now my baby has gone?

He left in a rush and left his ol’ gun,

I held its cold steel and knew what I must do,

To clear up the rain and bring back the sun.

CHORUS

My darlins’ a gone and I drove him away,

I really do wish he’d decided to stay,

My heart it’s a breakin’ as he walked out the door,

I wanted him now more than ever before.

 

Deirdre was there with my man in her bed,

I pointed the gun at the curls on her head,

She screamed and my man held her scared little hand,

A pull of the trigger and Deidre was dead.

CHORUS

My darlins’ a gone and I drove him away,

I really do wish he’d decided to stay,

My heart it’s a breakin’ as he walked out the door,

I wanted him now more than ever before.

 

Now Deidre is gone , he will have to come home,

Its’s me he will love, not that man stealing ho’,

He looked at me sadly and left me again,

With one bullet left, I put the gun to my head.

CHORUS 

My darlins’ a gone and I drove him away,

I really do wish he’d decided to stay,

My heart it’s a breakin’ as he walked out the door,

I wanted him now more than ever before.

FIONA