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
8 Responses to “Reminder of the Good”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    You might be the only person I know in real life who can actually say, “We’ll always have Paris.” Casablanca is a very quotable movie, and one of my favorites! I’m glad you had that one night. ❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Kristian! During my time in the Marines, it felt like all you could ever hope for is one night, but I am also thankful as they allowed me to see the world.

  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful, Brad. This is a movie in my mind~moving,…miraculous,…and true. ❤️

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    I am glad you have that time with someone who was able to provide comfort in love before you had to go back to your unit. I like to think of my own father having found women that were kind to him and gracious to him when he was serving his country abroad at such a very young age. Hugs, Jonikins

  4. beth says:

    what a beautiful retelling of that very special night

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