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Feb 2014
just give it to the beggar boy
you found along the woodland path,
can't you afford this price to pay
for just one fleeting shadow laugh?
finding breadcrumbs scattered between
the roots of trees so deep, so dark.
The Ether where his secrets teem
blind worms spared from broken hearts

autumn leaves, so generous
they just keep giving
golden fish set swimming
through the air

trees' warm blood sacrificed
like droplets from the living
twig finger veins dripping
by winter beware.

daisy chains knotted with denial
through summer I wove
with sky speckled feathers shed
from free wings to teach my cloak
But the beggar boy he shivered with the Nordic winds
so I gave him mine
Now the aching leaves and I both freeze
because my body's weaker than my pride

autumn leaves, so generous
they just keep giving
golden fish set swimming
through the air

trees' warm blood sacrificed
like droplets from the living
twig finger veins dripping
by winter beware.

stop coming round here, beggar boy
I've nothing left but my own mind
it was what you always wanted most
so just let the path wind

stop coming round here beggar boy
I've nothing left but my own heart
Written all over with his summer days
I hope these words aren't so sharp.

Beggar boy, too broken to plead.
I won't go as the autumn leaves.

Beggar boy, his broken dreams.
I won't go as the autumn leaves.
Miryam L
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Miryam L  Ireland
(Ireland)   
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