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The word is now out and the excitement level is at fever pitch, 76; Clancy's journey, written and produced by; E. Lloyd Kelly (The poet) is now on the shelves in Amazon/Kindle stores worldwide. Follow the link to go see the book now. Go ahead, start reading this new and exciting book by Author and poet E Lloyd Kelly. Just click the Preview button at the bottom of the red book image, please share this with others via the share button right there beside the preview button and feel free to leave us a brief comment or review. Happy reading 

A poem about beauty in sunset

Picture of a golden sunset
The golden sun's long spiky ray

 

Sunset Poem

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Sitting here in awe I’m a-watching

 

The hot yellow sun slowly a-setting

 

Tumbling down bit by bit

 

Carrying the light of day with it 

 

 

Watching shadows a-growing tall

 

As dark grew brave into nightfall

 

And geese fly south to yonder rest

 

To feed their young and cover the nest

Picture of sunset
Still going down

Picture of setting sun; still going down
Golden sunset beside an A-frame

But I'm still sitting in this same ole spot

 

As I blinked the eyes in awe and watch

 

The golden sun’s long spiky ray

 

B/Sides stained glass windows in tall frame-A

 

 

 In the front of a church where the speckled bird perched

 

And I still a-sitting in awe and stare,

 

At the sinking sun behind trees there

 

Where the sun went down… and out.  

 

By; E Lloyd Kelly 29th Sept. 2016

 

Picture of setting sun
Sunset; almost gone

Welcome to Montreal once again: The Poem

Picture of Montreal streets on an average Mtl. day
Welcome to Mtl. in the longest and busiest season of the year

There will be poems about Montreal traffic woes. 

There will be poems about some bad days and not-so-bad ones too, but this is Montreal the fairest of them all. 

Whatever you do. don't sweat it, relax, enjoy the ride and... 

Welcome to Montreal once again, a place where all varied views can contend

Even though one might get turned around and sometimes get send,

To the far side of the farm to water and tend, yes it’s okay to get upset on some day but… be sure to make your way back to Montreal... again

 

This here is my Montreal, and she’s the fairest, finest city of them all

World renown for her many festivals,

Rubbing shoulders with street protesters, and carnival

 

So what if there are a few traffic delay,

Or a construction work-site causes them to turn you away

Because the ramp has just been closed which leads to the highway

This is Montreal for you, enjoy it anyway

 

This is not a problem about which to complain,

You just might be pleasantly surprised at what awaits you down the lane

Might just be another reason to ditch that plan; to never set foot here again

But finds that you add this “new find” to your bucket list and make it Montreal, one more time again

 

That plan you’d made to tour Centreville 

Was disrupted by backhoes, jack-hammer and a thousand drills

And you’re finding it hard to swallow the bitter pill

It’s okay, make a U-turn and go see St. Joseph on top of the hill

 

But whatever you do and wherever the road leads you from here my friend, make sure you make the effort to make it Montreal, one more time... again.

 

E Lloyd Kelly 27/10/16


Waters of Silver Springs

 

A collection of poems and some stories about them

 

There will be poems about life, poems about death and poems about many of the varied life experiences in between.

 

Waters of Silver Springs is a collection of poems and some stories about them, written and produced by (The Poet) E. Lloyd Kelly and span a period from the early 90s to today

but for the most part these are brand new poetry pieces on the landscape. Go ahead, indulge and discover. The-poet

76, Clancy's journey is a  fictional story (based on some real-life events) of a talented young man who; in his senior high school years, gave up on a promising football (soccer) career to chase a long-time dream of becoming a world-class entertainer like his idol Bob Marley who has just died and left him as well as the entire Island in mourning… but not for long. 
Excerpt: Bigger things Mr. O'Connor shot back... what bigger things are there than getting a good education which is what you gave up to  go Chase after god-knows-what.... I'm following my dream dad and it's actually working just fine. Can we go inside? Mr. O'Connor shook his head, kids nowadays, he said over his shoulder as he walked through the big living room holding on to his briefcase loosely, the handle across the lower joints of his fingers but the thumb, proud and rebellious hangs aloft refusing to even touch the leathery contraption: You all think you know everything 
Some Shitty Vacation
Some shitty vacation is a crime fiction. Set in Montreal the story crosses borders to become international; you can run but... 
Lance is a hitman, on his R&R vacation, he inadvertently ran into a fugitive from mob justice and everything changed.
Excerpt: 
He found her that night, sitting there in the SUV slightly slumped in the driver's seat in an attempt to make herself less visible. To others it might have worked but to Lancelot Turner it was a futile effort on her path, she was like magnet and he was like steel. 
Self published by; E Lloyd Kelly and is now available on Amazon/Kindle and Securespace 

Picture of crystal clear flowing spring water
Crystal clear flowing spring water

Sweet water of Silver Spring 
Sweet water of Silver Spring, oh what soft soothing pleasures you bring
To my eyes my ears my thirsty lips
My tongue so long to taste your flowing delight.
While skins touches your smooth cascades beneath the soft shadows of night.
Your slender Arms hugs the neck of Athlone way over on the left,
Whilst George Town's high hills caresses your breast
Yet your cool clear waters bubbles and constantly your waters flow.
Where do you come from they asked, and where do you hasten to go
No one has ever answer, nobody seems to know.
Young ladies fair washing their hair, bending beneath your crystal flow
Shadowed curtains around them drawn, be it at nightfall or at early dawn
Chattering women washing their load.
On rocks smooth surfaces by the side of the road.
Valiant young men awaits their turn.
Sits on the culvert's edge as they discover and as they learn.
Just one short leg away from hip to toe.
You burst up from the ground and hurries to go
By lush green trees while bending low.
They salutes and bows in reverent show
Sumptuous, refreshing, sugary Sweet water of my unassuming Silver Spring
You winds your way over rocks and river Moss all live long day
Until you pours out of your glad waters, into the anxious jaws of Rio Sambre.
                E. L. Kelly. Feb 2016  

Picture of young boy riding a "quad" on two wheels on the highway... scary stuff
Exuberance in the heart of the young

The Road

(Dedicated to everyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one to the road)

Lilly white roses yellow pink and red, freshly cut flowers piled high in bundle

Monuments of sacraments amidst the flickering lights of many burning candles

Heartfelt offerings from strangers and friends, for one who’s life “on this very spot” met its fatal end.

 

I see them there a teddy bear on well-carved lawn corner lots, I see them everywhere

Bouquets and crosses marks the sites of loved ones loses, that bridge once crossed means innocence lost, and another mother cries, papa sighs, crying, sighing for a child who’s not coming home, much too soon gone.

 

Ghost cycle painted white, chained up against corrugated lamppost beneath city lights, there on the corner where his last ride ends; in doom, it’s an exhibit there in memory of one; gone too soon.

 

Holes burned black in asphalt that marks well the spot, twisted metals and debris there I see, fragments of the impact, which sends unsuspecting souls to yonder home never to return here, danger they say lurks on every roads; some real, some imagined, beware users beware.

 

Firemen’s hoses powerful beams washes the bleeding down a sewer stream,

yet while one walks these shiny streets, the bloodstain whines beneath the feet,

Trucks and cars with flashing lights, as seen from far through the still dark night, weary troopers fast losing sleep, must reopen these roads so with brooms they sweep, and mop, and wash, and scrub the surface clean, of all that’s left of a mother’s treasured dream.

 

Calvin drove his Cherokee jeep, down a ravine sloping steep, and into the icy cold water it sunk deep, nose first down, and the bubbles came up, then snow fell down, and cover him in.

 

And yet the road just keeps on twisting, turning, winding along,

She marches to the beat of her own tam, tam, she doesn’t care much about all that zoom, zoom zooming along. Honking flashing, flipping, crashing; rolling up in mangled wreck/less abandoned of foolish exuberance wrapped up in the hearts of the simple and the young.

 

She’s just the road, friend and foe of the way-faring man, she takes one from point A to B and all points in between them, other than that; she don’t give a damn.

 

By; E Lloyd Kelly 2015  

Picture of The Holy Bible (KJV)
Swearing on Bible!!

Liars
Then there are Liars and God deniers who are now becoming testifiers
swearing on Bible which they Are Liable

To values much less than market place flyers.

Seeking straight answer for their crooked questions
the truth though they conveniently skip, sparsely their consciences prick
this too, they forgot to mention.

Crooked technicians playing the fool, keeps themselves busy designing tools,
then with just as much vigor they are making the rules
which governs the game for everyone else
while they pile on the glory, wealth and the fame but only for themselves.

 

Boastful dealers and custom stealers all professing to show,

how much they be savvy and in the know,
while busily manipulating things the way they want them to go
and there's that someone who gathers all the spoils
though it was another who did labor, another who toil.
By; The Poet, E. Lloyd Kelly, May 2016    

Picture of sailboats on the lake
Views from the waterfront

Jenny was

Jenny was a very pretty little girl till somebody took her out of this world

Those small town cops didn’t ask for help, they try to solve the case all by themselves they never did, and I wish Jenny had lived, Oh but she never did oh how I wish Jenny had lived.

 

So I tried very hard to make some sense of it but somehow all the pieces does not fit, she was somebody’s queen-of-hearts who dreamt of marriage and a family to start she never did, and I wish Jenny had lived, but she never did oh I wish Jenny had lived

 

That afternoon it was not late she went for a walk out by the lake,

she wanted to soak up some fresh air before her walk back to the house there where Jenny live, and I wish Jenny had lived, but she never did I really wish Jenny had lived

 

Heaven only knows and can say why, some people live while others may die, why now can’t I stop these tears from falling, for Jenny sweet girl Jenny I wish Jenny had lived 

 

She had big dreams and set her sights on some day to see her name in lights with the contest won she was all set to go to the big city to start the show she never did, and I wish Jenny had lived, but she never did

 

To solve the case those lawmen fail, they foal up big on the small details it still hurts me to see the real sloppy job which those lawmen did with all the leads they had they never did, and I wish Jenny had lived, but she never did

 

Now forty years come and forty years gone and still those killers has never been found those town folks wants to put it all to rest but somehow it’s been without success they never did, and I wish Jenny had lived, but she never did.

 

Note; This was written with the intent of recording it as a song but then I changed my mind. Dedicated to those still languishing in the wake of an unsolved crime. We also grieve 

Picture of a scary face Which is actually a house, watching you, watching me.
Homeface

Prelude                         Note:   This poem is on youtube

Fling Flung as Emotions Sprang

Holding Diablo’s Careless Hand

Like The Sad Refrain of an Ancient Song

About Dan, And A Man & A Van

 

Coated Sugar Cubes As the Errands Went

Allennor’s Exhausted Vacations Spent

Sitting in Limbo Gripping Wistful Lament

Hastily Made Decisions Masked In Repent

 

Sweet Revenge a Mother’s Seed. Hovering North the Tender Reeds

Heavy Eyelids Awaiting Gluttonous Sleep. Morn’s Piercing Notes to jerk the Feet

 

Like Cords Hang Loose On Fizzled Ends. Too Far Removed From Make Amends

Blissful Lovers Has Long Gone And Spend. Life Line Extended Western Union Send

 

Fling Flung Emotions Sprang. Diablo’s Cold Crooked Fingers Still, Still Holding Strong  

Picture of a peacock
Peacock

Born for this

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A glimpse into your pile of nothingness at how futile your life has been
You’re going to take nothing when you go out of here cause you brought nothing in
You’re a loser there I said it, you’re just trying to save your very skin
But until you lose what’s to be lost, you’re never ever going to win.
 
You are trying and trying so very hard, wanting so much to succeed
Just so you may consume it all, in all your envy and in your greed.
But you’re a loser I know it, despite the social stair you be climbing
Until you lose what’s to be lost, you are never going to win
 
You’ve kicked the doors wide open and then, steamroll over haters same as loving friend
Yet in all of this you can’t venture beyond
That someone who’s standing right there you see, is that someone else who’s holding the key
He’s there to remind you if you’ll but listen to him
That you’re a loser mister man, and there’s a reason why you can’t get in,
Until you lose what’s to be lost, you are never going win
 
You spread your feathers like a blooming peacock, and boast of all the fine blings you’ve got
But what good is all that to you I wonder, when you are lying stretched out six feet under
Before that day finally break, it may do you good if notice you take, that you are a loser my friend, born to lose in order to win
except for losing your load of sin, you are never ever going to win
E Lloyd Kelly  

Jamaica has got to become self-sufficient says Garvey

we import something as simple as onions, that is absolutely and totally ridiculous, Says Garvey, when we have a tropical country

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All about sex, and love

Looking for a good romance novel to read? It’s coming soon, be on the lookout for the first romance book  from author and poet E Lloyd Kelly #Hardcore sex talk

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