Saturday, December 28, 2013

Scenes around us.




Living in a mile of ocean
Stumblin on a second hand
Waving to the scenes around us
As we take drink of our bitter brand

Searching for the real salt pearl
Leaving no stone unturned
Dancing to scene around us
As we step away from being burned

Will the fire burn bright
Right thru the night
Will there be ashes
Of our love

Waiting for a rain of manna
Wandering in the sands alone
Hearing the scenes around us
As we pick up another dry bone

Staring at the red orange sunset
Dreading the day ahead
Embracing the scenes around us
As we slip into our trundle bed

Will the fire burn bright
Right thru the night
Will there be ashes
Of our love

By Dave Schipper © 2013 Rose Riversongs

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Eve (Peace be with you)


Snow is gently falling, the cat’s under the tree
Joyous light is calling, new hope for us to see

Winter is here, and nothing to fear
Friends are in town, and comfort abounds

Peace to you, Peace to you,
God’s peace to you, Peace.

Church bells are sounding, the parking lots full
The eve service starting, racks packed with wool

Jesus is here, and nothing to fear
Good friends around singly heavenly sounds.

Peace to you, Peace to you
God’s peace to you,  Peace.

By Dave Schipper © 2013 Rose Riversongs

Saturday, December 14, 2013

For Lady Rose MacClare


What a horrid way to start!
Oh my Rose you break my heart,
Yet you are so quick to move
In and about with something to prove

Let’s start again, and this time slower
I will love you, as you get older
If you still have a need for me then
If not, I’ll say “oh my we loved back when”

By Dave Schipper © 2013 Rose Riversong

My Fantasy


I stood in line with all the rest
Watching you in that cotton dress
Unaware how pretty you are to me
The smile you gave to each anew
One by one the patrons slid thru
Until again it was my turn to see
………….. my fantasy, my fantasy

The magic in your eyes and smile
Would make an hour wait worthwhile
We share names in this daily repartee
Is it really intimacy
Or merely friendly privacy
Alas again it was my silent plea
………….. my fantasy, my fantasy

Alone I find myself again
Waiting this time with pen in hand
Mere feet apart could be a mass sea
For in our time, we never talk
Or chance a moment to be caught
Until again it was my time to leave
………….. my fantasy, my fantasy

by Dave Schipper © 2013 Rose Riversongs

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My inspiration




You are my inspiration
A muse,
Unbounded exhilaration.

Your smile
Demure yet accented by
Those eyes
A window to bold intrigue

I pause
Though you are three steps ahead
With plans
Fabric in Venetian red

You reach
For my hand and say quickly
What if,
But I’m lost completely

Alas
You are my inspiration,
Though near
I fight for inhalation.

For Denise Lovett on The Paradise
By Dave Schipper  © Rose Riversongs 2013 

Enjoy the rest of my deep love for Denise at my other blog.