Lady Generosity

Lady Generosity
suddenly, standing before me
Says my voice sets her at ease
and she’ll do anything I please

The night was a vicious dark
so, I wished for more moon
and with a flick of her hair
we’re climbing the stair to her room

She’s a lonesome soul and she tells me so
Loves the silence of being home alone
To hear her laughing loudly with me
is a sound I remember so fondly

Though, I know we’re just passing through
this is not some enthralling start
That doesn’t mean a night can’t feel a decade
on the timeline of a heart

The bunting, sails, lanterns, ropes
caught by the wind coming off the sea
Well, everything is dancing now
and she’s dancing with me

I smile ‘Let’s drink the wine
‘just enough to feel the vine’
She sings of the crashing waves
that rise with each kiss we exchange

Her short hair skitters
like paintbrush tips across bare shoulders
We’ll both feel quite ageless and free
melting in a quivering mass of relief

She says ‘you know, I will not stay
but don’t despair, I’ve filled you full of art
and a night can feel a decade
on the timeline of a heart…’

Now, my body, it is weary
and my soul stinging sore
but I’m grateful for the moments spent
and feel left with something more

I’d have done anything to keep her
delay the moment she’d depart
but this night will feel a decade
on the timeline of a heart…

[2022]

Thanks for reading.

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Tom Alexander

"Art is a lie that tells the truth"

7 thoughts on “Lady Generosity”

    1. Ah ha thanks Peter. I will have to have a listen to that one. I wrote 4 pages of verses for this one and had to compress it down into a single page so I am suspicious that it might not entirely fit together but glad to see it works for some 🙂

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  1. Oh dear! Thank you but I have a nasally Aussie voice and cringe doing script readings with my playwriters group. I will clarify my previous comment by saying that I read your poems – to my computer – at a quicker pace than you. Not rushing but perhaps more tension.

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