(Poetry) Shine On, Wherever

Along with reams of short stories, and longer attempts at fiction, I’ve written countless poems over the decades. The bulk were written in my teens and twenties and I literally have folders full of handwritten and typewritten compositions.

I’d been threatening to put a selection into print since the mid-90’s. I remember discussing it with an old girlfriend in ’95 but a number of things always seemed to stop me. Part of that was not really being sure if I wanted to share them with the world, part was never having the time to go through what was amounting to thousands of bits of paper – ranging from typed and formatted finished compositions to hand written stanzas on the back of paper bags, or anything I had at hand when inspiration hit.

A few years ago I finally got round to sorting out a collection and published them under the title “Wild Card Symphonies”. Consisting of three smaller volumes of my work, “Wild Card Symphonies”, “Cry To Me”, and “This Graveyard Heart”, the book totaled just over 120 poems. You can buy a copy (plug plug) through Lulu on one of the links at the bottom of the page if you like what you read and want to have more.

Shine On, Wherever

I’ll never know the things you’ll do

Now that you’re gone

And we no longer speak.

I’ll never know the jokes that you’ll laugh at

Or the things that will make you smile

Now we’re alone from one another,

But you will always shine within me

And bring a smile to my face,

Or a tear from my heart.

There’s no way of knowing

How you are feeling from day to day,

Who you are loving and wanting to stay.

I’ll never know the one who keeps you

And wins the prize of your heart.

I hope that you are happy,

I hope that you’re not alone,

But I’ll never know.

I’ll never know the dreams

That will come to you in the night.

But you will always shine within me

And bring a smile to my face,

Or a tear from my heart.

(SHINE ON, WHEREVER, By A R J Abranson, 05-08-95/15:33)

My poetry anthology, Wild Card Symphonies, is available to buy now on Lulu in both Softcover and Dust Jacket Hardcover.

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Wild Card Symphonies, Cry To Me & This Graveyard Heart are Copyright ©2015, Angus Abranson. All rights reserved.
Cover design by George C. Cotronis (Ravenkult Studios, www.ravenkult.com) Copyright © 2015 Angus Abranson
The moral right of the author has been asserted.
No reproduction in part or in whole without prior written permission from the author of the copyright owner.

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