Janice Marie Foote's Musings

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Whimsical Poems

Breaking in Two...

Hickory dickory dock tick tock tick tock tick tock
All the world is smiley mouth and sweet talk
Tick tock tick tock tick tock speaks the clock on the wall
As the sun languidly rises and the moon silently falls
Swallowing down days that temporally pass us by
Over and under and between taffy blue skies

Oh why oh why
Don't I remember and why can't I recall
Why lost friendships took a great big fall
Next to humpty dumpy off the brick wall
Smashing them into itty bitty pieces oh so very small

Oh why oh why
Does there come a time in everyone's life
When memories become still photographs
Pasted so carefully inside fading scrapbooks
Where strangers silently turn their pages
Like ghosted dreams of days long past

Oh I know it's so sad
Childhood dreams rode away on pretty horses
Midnight butterflies flew away away away away
Flew away from you into skies that were blue
Still pull your heart out and put it on display
'Cause you don't have to be so alone
No one has to be all alone (if they don't want to)

And love tonight is breaking the world in two
As the sun plays musical chairs with the moon
The day leaves the night comes
Sleeping they live inside my head
Where life's imagination dwells
So far below the evening sky
My wandering mind dreaming
My traveling soul seeking
Enchanted I sleep in neverland
What will I dream I do not know
The fragments fly away like chaff
Yet strange my mind is tickled so
I cannot help but laugh at all that has past
Yet strange my mind is saddened so
I cannot help but cry at all that has died
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Dreams...

Listen to the wind closely
Dreams are whispered
Inside silence's patience

Catch many falling stars
With your wishful hands
Inbetween earth and sky

Dance with the muses
Under the sun and moon
Drink in life's infinite love
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Endless...

The universe exploded in my belly
My mind became infinitely endless
My forehead touched the ground
My lips kissed the azure sky
My soul cried tears of love's joy
That fell in drops of cosmic rain
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Gossamer Wings...

There's a fairy flying
Through magical skies
With gossamer wings
Delicately spreading dreams
Across cotton candy minds
Whose invisible to the jaded eye

Ring around the rosies
Pocketful of posies
Ashes to ashes
They all fall down

As dreams freefall in between daisies
That dance along tar baby streets
Where pony tailed laughs are heard
Outside cookie cutter houses
Where they catch cosmic dust
On the tips of their tiny tongues

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake
Baker's man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can

Suddenly calm steals over the playground
Their eyes turn up to the sun wiggling its nose
Magically transforming the blue sky
Into an endless black cosmic sea
That winks sparkles from above
Onto their hopscotch visions

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down falling down
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady

Alas the moon calls final curfew
Turning their playground into a pumpkin
That can no longer bear the weight of
Giggling bodies twisting around inside jump ropes
Beneath limbs swinging freely from monkey bars
So like little birds, they fly back to their nests

To sleep, baby, sleep
As thy papa guards the sheep
While thy mama shakes the dreamland tree
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee
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Leonids Meteor Shower - Fire in the Sky...
 
Here on the still green grass I laze
As I stargaze at the celestial maze

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While trails of light playz
Thru my vivid stardaze
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Where stars everywhere fall in a craze
Fire in the sky causing a dizzy haze
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Upon this night sky's shooting star craze
I wish upon them my life's future wayz
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'Tis one hour later my mind still in a starry haze
On this grass here I laze continuing to stargaze
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'Cause I am amazed and in a daze
To see how this night's sky craze
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Has changed the sky playz
In tonight's celestial maze
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Love Divine...

Love divine transforms water into wine
Above intoxicated souls that dance
Below the waxing moon throwing shadows
Over silver stars hanging in Her silkened sky
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Night Magic...

Dance with the muses
Play with the faeries
Drink in the stars
Ride the celestial skies
From the dark of night
'Til the morning light
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Sanguine Emptiness...

Fecundly docile under the relucent sun 
Hollow out my archaic bones
Strip me bare of unessential deities
That dance blithely on bare ground

Fill my days with sanguine emptiness
Lay fresh a fertile earth to walk upon
With feet bare of yesterday's raptures
Unbound to walk through elysian fields

As I ardently stand at the edge of twilight
Ebbingly transpose my staccato days 
Into adagio nights filled with calm
So that I can lie peacefully sublime

Placidly supine under the luminous moon
A jezebel's odalisque for love's pander
Three breaths away from ecstasy
Inside the muses ecstatic dance

Shallow out my nights with Bacchus bliss
Divine nectar from the grapes of thine
A medley of red, white and blush
One crushed shade for each passing emotion
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Soar...

Dance free upon the earth
Swim deep in the ocean of love
Soar high with birds in the sky
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Stars...

Fly over the moon
Reach for the stars
Over all the fast cars
Underneath Venus and Mars
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Your Life's Dreams...

Your feet are your roots
That connect you to Mother Earth

Your hands are your branches
That touch on the wisdom of Father Sky

Your belly is your trunk
Where you breathe in the earth's essence
Where you breathe out your life's dreams
Breathe them into the earth

Your heart is your center
Where your life's dreams pump through

Your mind is your sky
Where your life's dreams take wings and fly
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... JMF (c) ...