Reminder of the Good



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We shared a puits d’amour

In the café on rue Bonaparte

Parisian nights the gallery

And pastry the delicious art

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A tapestry of colorful awnings

Line the narrow street

And in the chilling evening air

I can feel your radiant heat

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The City of Love for one night

Holds us in its glowing embrace

Passion makes the clock stand still

Playful trick of time and space

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But when morning light finds us

My body will be needed by others

Men I love just as much as you

A valiant band of brothers

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It is why steeped in sweet pastry

I warned my heart had no longevity

But you loved me with all you had

Held me tight in spite of the brevity

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And every day that past after

Doing things that no one should

That one loving night in Paris

My only reminder of the good

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Comments
12 Responses to “Reminder of the Good”
  1. beth says:

    Heartbreaking respite

  2. That’s the way it is…from the most sublime of heavens to purgatory…
    Very good my friend,
    All the best to you,
    FBC.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I’m glad I looked up what puits d’amour was; at first I interpreted the phrase to mean that you were sharing some sort of secret love affair at a cafe! thanks heaven for Google…

    I’m guessing this is hinting at a quick romance by a soldier who had a brief leave from duty. And while it was brief, the wonderful memory lingers on…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Heartbreakingly beautiful.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    So much emotion in this one. I feel for the couple who were unable to spend more time together.

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