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#1127699 - 05/13/17 06:05 PM If I Pen a Masterpiece  
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If I Pen a Masterpiece

I can paint a bubbling fountain,
Mold the canyons of a mountain
With the rhythm of a simple line
Violet moonsÖthe sun and Venus,
I have touched them with the freeness
Of a man who wanders verse and rhyme

But as yet I canít uncover
Phrases that describe a lover
With all my tomorrows in her hand
Looking back on all Iíve written
I can find your beauty hidden
In each rhyme about foreverís plan

Someday I will write a song, for a love that will not cease
I will name it after you, if I pen a masterpiece

And when doubts have robbed my spirit
In the darkness I can hear it
Somehow when you hold me silently
And when life seems cruel and lawless
Even songs provide no solace
You can find the words to comfort me

And Iíve tried to see each daisy
Evíry river running lazy
In a light thatís soft and lyrical
When I feel the warmth within you
Know, my love, that Iíll continue
Trying to describe a miracle

Someday I will write a song, for a love that will not cease
I will name it after you, if I pen a masterpiece

And for a man so small
What I need most of all
Is for someone to believe in me
Youíve helped me understand
That heavenís open hand
Blesses evíry sparrowÖeven me

Someday I will write a song, for a love that will not cease
I will name it after you, if I pen a masterpiece

#1127701 - 05/13/17 06:53 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Frankly Robert...Ive never thought you were nearly as good as you thought you were. But this one, fwiw2u, seems to me, beautiful and excellent.

Martin

#1127702 - 05/13/17 07:30 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Not Bad...lol
NO this is Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#1127709 - 05/13/17 08:55 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks Barry. smile

Martin, I don't know who you are or how good I think I am, but I'm glad you like the lyric.

#1127747 - 05/15/17 01:01 AM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Rob,
is this a rewrite? Seems I read this quite some time ago. I could be mistaken but I liked it then and now.

John


Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword never had an editor.
#1127786 - 05/16/17 12:28 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: John Hoffman]  
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Hi John. This was written for my wife on our 20th anniversary on Sept. 17th 2008. I wanted to include it in my book. The best archive I have of my lyrics and poetry is my page on Taxi. Unfortunately I can't copy and paste from there onto a Word doc for some reason. I used to post stuff here and then copy and paste from here. That's why this got posted. Now JPF won't let me do it, either. I had to use Musesmuse. It took me two hours of pure drudgery to copy and paste the poems I needed for my book Saturday afternoon. I had to reformat them all with choruses etc because the formats were lost when Muse moved last year. It's confusing, I know.

Anyway, I sent the book to a couple of trusted readers. When they tell me it's a yawner, I'll go back to life, haha.

#1127802 - 05/16/17 09:45 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Very classy lyric.

I just copied this and pasted it in Word with no problem (just to see if I could). Don't know what is causing your problem but I am using Windows 10 and took only a few seconds.


Colin

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#1127813 - 05/17/17 09:43 AM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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I don't know what the issue is, either. I never did learn computers. It's a bummer, though.

#1127881 - 05/19/17 05:00 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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You always have paste options. Just choose unformatted text and you are good to go


If writing ever becomes work I think I'm going to have to stop

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#1127882 - 05/20/17 12:17 AM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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A well thought through piece of writing poetic I would go for more than lyrical .Great stuff
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1127896 - 05/20/17 12:53 PM Re: If I Pen a Masterpiece [Re: couchgrouch]  
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A definite masterpiece Robert!

Geneva


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