Cyprus Symphony Book 2

February 5, 2013

Dr Americos

How many are there, who are truly great? How many in a lifetime do we actually meet? Shadows of those past and present in our memory, […]
February 6, 2013

The Present

If I could, I would present you, with all your aspirations; Parceled up in protective silk, that I would use for wrapping. Also, my gift for […]
February 6, 2013

The New President

Determined he strode purposefully into the arena. He, who had won the hearts and votes of his fellow countrymen. The first black American to lead his […]
February 5, 2013

Mike the Alarm

I think of Mike as Mr. Cyprus, middle aged, not too tall. With a deep knowledge of alarms and so much more, he is curious about […]
February 5, 2013

Remorse

If I have ever upset you, or given a moments disquiet, Please forgive me, for I am a child of the universe, And wrong doings against […]
February 6, 2013

Why

Why must you have women chase you? Are you not brave enough to Run after and win them for you. Women who chase, I believe are […]
February 5, 2013

Security of State

Has security of state sapped our souls, When once our hearts were true and bold Our strong British spirit the envy of all, We were British […]
February 5, 2013

The Downpour

Black thunder clouds above the mountains Proclaiming at last, rain is advancing; To quench the parched dry soil’s thirst And to feed the unborn blade of […]
February 5, 2013

A Tribute

I see her at a distance walking swiftly to greet me. She is, from her voice, just as I had imagined her. Chic, well groomed, a […]
February 6, 2013

Modern British Foreign Diplomats

(The rebuttal; Cyprus, from October 6th— 30th December 2008) These days, men in high foreign diplomatic positions, It seems in their lofty ivory towers of distinction, […]
February 6, 2013

The Lament

The soul singer sings, to the throb of the saxophone. His dark deep gravelly resonance bemoans, His loss of love and grief profound, pours forth. I […]
February 5, 2013

Stop Fighting

People, people, put down your knives! You have now taken too many lives; The battle fought and won long ago, Fills now our hearts with terrible […]
February 6, 2013

The Illusion

I was nothing in your eyes, by your inertia, I must surmise. All those hours that I spent with you in my mind; why was I […]
February 6, 2013

The Rose

You gave me a special rose in my mind, with your early morning call. Your loving voice on the phone to rise and fall. This beautiful […]
February 6, 2013

Turning Away

I tend to turn away from ugly scenes; When perhaps I should have stayed, changed things. If I ignore, what is blatantly wrong, my conscience stings. […]