Treasure Island

Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

How Long?


How long are you gonna wait to say it,
After I hit the town?
How long are you gonna wait to show it,
When all I have left, is a frown?

Go ahead, sing all you want;
It's the only joy left,
Of this union;
I will not bend,
I will not beg,
I will not rant,
Forging a path to reconciliation.

But let the embers burn,
Below the smoldering heat;
Then, what you feel, I shall not spurn,
To win the heart That I seek.

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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  • David Wood (4/22/2013 5:50:00 AM)

    Love is the glue to lifes rich tapestry. A lovely poem Buxton I give it 10/10. (Report) Reply

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