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Swan Angel

by

Nola Bartolo

she fly's with the moon
she hides in the clouds
but she finds me

wounded and hurt
she sings to me
of lyrics that belong to my soul

my swan angel
my swan angel

she fly's with the moon
and she hides in the clouds
but she finds me

bruised and alone
she comes to me
lifting me back to the shore

I have her in my heart
my swan angel


Dance

by

Nola Bartolo

You told me to dance
You told me
That it might be my last chance

You told me to dream
You told me
To dream in blues and green

You told me to love
You told me
That it might be my last chance

You told me to laugh
You told me to get a life
You told me to dance
Will you dance with me?
Will you take that chance?

Those Words

by

Nola Bartolo

Last night I had a dream that we spoke
Our words are
A personification of my hearts beat

Our words are
The winds truths
As she sings to me

These words are
A personification
Of my hearts story

Enveloping me
On a September morning
Stay with me a while

Those words are
A personification
Of me right now

A motherís voice
A motherís words
I can still hear them

Oh the connection
Forever entwined
My swan on a September morn

You went away
Another September morning
And it still can make me feel that way

I felt that day you went away

Those words a modern love
a personification
I can never wave bye bye

The rain that falls
An August drop
Your turn to get to the church on time

These words are my ballad to you
A personification
Of me...

Her Song

by

Nola Bartolo

Something she said
To her daughter of the night
Her emeralds shining, empowering
Reflecting in the moonlight

I felt her
As the words echoed in the winds
Whispering in delight
The winds sang that night

Her words
The tale of the hermit
A torch light
A red a belt, her passion burning bright

She was sharing the knowledge
Attained on her journey
She was thinking again of aligning
My actions with my heart

She told me that the cards had been dealt
That the wheels were turning
She told me that the decision
Was mine to make

She told me to listen
To listen to the words
She told me to listen
To listen to the words that the hermit had to say

At midnight she told me to dance
She told me to laugh
She told me to scream
At midnight she told me to dream

She told me to write her song.

Evening Sounds

by

Nola Bartolo

Evening sounds crickets singing
Songs of desire songs of denial
Songs of yesterday songs of Christmas day
The heat is intense in its stillness spray
It covers me
It covers me
It gets inside it gets inside
Smothered by its power
I didn't know it to be like this

Love I didn't know it to be like this
Love I didn't know of bliss
Love I didn't know exists
It covers me
It covers me
It gets inside me
I didn't know love to be like this

Sometimes I just sit here and wait
I think so hard I canít breathe
I am calling out to you
Cant you here me call out your name
I am calling you
Come home
I am calling you
To come to me

Even in a dream would be nice
Just a private visit alone you and I
I close my eyes and I can hear you say
Sweetheart
Yeah that would be nice
Sweetheart

Cover Me

by

Nola Bartolo

Evening sounds and the crickets are singing
Songs of desire
Songs of denial
Songs of yesterday
Songs of Christmas day
The heat is intense with its stillness it sprays

It covers me
It covers me
It gets inside
Iím smothered by its power
I didn't know love to be like this

Love I didn't know it to be like this
Love I didn't know of such bliss
Love I didn't know exists

It covers me
It covers me
It gets inside
I didn't know love to be like this

Sometimes I just sit here and wait
I think so hard I canít breathe
I am calling out to you
Canít you hear me call out your name
I am calling you
Come home
I am calling you
Come home to me

Even in a dream would be nice
Just a private visit, alone you and I
I close my eyes and I hear you say

Sweetheart, you cover me.

It covers me
It covers me
It gets inside
I didnít know love to be like this

Love I didn't know it to be like this
Love I didn't know of such bliss
Love I didn't know exists

Captain at War

by

Nola Bartolo

Captain at war
My Captain at war
He is at war with himself
A civil man

Captain at war
My Captain at war
He is a man of desire
A gentle man

Captain at war
My Captain at war
While you are away
My Captain, I wait and I pray

My Captain at war
My Captainís at war
I waited once for you
I sat and waited for you
You walked through the crowd
You walked, I was so proud

Captain at war
My Captain at war
While you are away
My Captain, Iíll wait and Iíll pray

My Captain at war
My Captainís at war
That one day you might
One day you might just
That one day you might just stay with me
One day you might just stay with me

The Southerly

by

Nola Bartolo

The southerly wind howls bringing
Music to my ears, words in my head, a lyric!
A lyric, a story, a thread

The cape myrtle trees pink flowers,
Backdrop a pink sky, a dance!
A dance a story a thread

The name she was calling was yours
She was calling
Calling your name,
Calling your name
She was calling, calling, calling
Calling your name
Calling your name

She said baby,
baby
baby
baby...

She said baby, baby baby baby
She was lonely baby baby
She said baby, baby baby
She said baby, baby baby

The wind she keeps singing
The trees they keep dancing
As my fingers keep tapping
To her song of you and me

Kissing Me

by

Nola Bartolo

I miss you so
I want you so
I am thinking of you reading this
Thinking of me feeling this way
I am thinking of you reading this
Thinking of holding me
Kissing me
Kissing me

I miss you so
I just want you to know
That my heart
well she's racing
That my soul
well she's dancing
And your holding me
Kissing me
Kissing me

One Of These nights

by

Nola Bartolo

One of these nights
We will be together
Tonight I know
I truly know
That one of these nights
We will hold each other
And cry together
And laugh
And smile

One of these nights baby
You and I
Together!

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Thoughts of you.
They permeate the air today.
A scent, I catch a glimpse
Of a sweet memory
A song might come on
"Isn't She Lovely"
You once sang this
Thinking of me.
Today thoughts of you are everywhere.
The sun is shining on me
Is this you?
Coming through as rays of delight?
I feel calm and relaxed
In these thoughts of you today.

My Sea

by

Nola Bartolo

In my sea,
A mermaid I have always been
A mermaid that you often see

She swims inside your soul
She swims inside your heart
This mermaid she's turned into a butterfly.

Put up your hand and fly
Put up your hand give it a try
This butterfly sheís sweet
This butterfly

A Day To Mourn

by

Nola Bartolo


She was crying tears of joy
when her daughters wore colour
the day she was in the spotlight.
We forget the day belonged to her
for she was not black inside;
rather she was filled with gardens
of beautiful roses.

Death
A fake and guilt
ridden experience;
she did not want for her kin.
She struggled with
weighted locks of tradition
on that day she broke free.

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Who is this new man?
His arms encapsulating
His taste refreshingly familiar
Breathing vitality into us.

This cycle is mythical
Intruders removed
The mind, once preoccupied
Focusing on this element

Water washes away pain
Tears remove its scars
New tears fall
Amongst us the formation of one

A strong and powerful presence
Forgetting pettiness
Lifelong treasures
Born in his delight

Sweet and caring
Sprouting stable roots
Firmly planting the seeds
The growth of friendship

Inevitably
The eagle flyís again
Spreading his wings
Taking the child with him

Not forgetting the woman
Arabia is never bored
Satisfaction and a craving for more
She jumped but didnít fall

Antarctica will never melt
She has been acknowledged
Embraced with a pleasant warmth
Strange, proving not impossible

He, like Manawee
Has persisted
Tried and tried again
To my surprise and delight

His plight deemed successful
Thank you
For his determination
A quality I adore

His eyes bore into my soul
Breathing the birth of happiness
Flowing through my veins
Hot with desire

Absolute seemed so far
His foot is stable
Let me follow him
A compass creating many more wonders
To my lifeís dream.

Thirty Three Seasons

by

Nola Bartolo

Thirty three seasons of womanhood
A woman tonight possessed

Unleashed within a sorceress
Howling with finesse

Wild raw like a predator of the night
Nurturer provider a woman in twilight

One without the other
Like a daughter without her mother

Lost afraid and petrified
No more! Screams the warrior inside

This life will be embraced
All senses will be raised

To capture the aromas
Of this precious life around us

To listen read and touch
To live this life free

A communion of my past

by

Nola Bartolo

I once asked the question,
Who would take your place?
Tonight a matriarch was crowned
As she walked into her offspringís home
To find her past entwined with the present
With but a hint of the future on the horizon.

The wall took them back
On this day of Saintly honour
A celebration many moons before
To see those that once were and
To also see that was now.
It was a moment when her guests sighed
As those days merged through blood

Her young descendants held the beat
As they played the drums of the Matriarchís land
The constant hum a reminder
Of the history that flows through today
As well as tomorrow.

Those that stayed
A group of fragmented memories
Delighted by the tales being told.
Hot coffee brewing
Sweet watermelon refreshing
Music playing
As they ventured back with pride and reflected
Allowing me to relive a dormant emotion
That has been awakened,
A communion of my past.

Awake

by

Nola Bartolo

Awake
Awake I dream of another time
A time when you were near
Bushfires on Christmas day
frisbees, chlorine and fruit filled plates
dogs barking, laughter
and cricket in the driveway

I cannot forget that time
never could I have imagined not being there
never with out you
I hope one day we can again go back
to visit our memories together
Awake

Slumber

by

Nola Bartolo


Awoken from her winter slumber,
the ice queen begins to melt.
Arabia an oasis,
a song, a beat heartfelt.

A motherís fear of loneliness,
without her own to share.
A daughterís devastation
buried deep, the beast aware.

Cobwebs gathering on her souls wall
she is fighting to get through
the strong current like pull
Struggling in her hearts waters deep and blue

A calm like morning sun
begins to dry the stain.
Allowing again a carnage
every thought confessed in vein.

Albert

by

Nola Bartolo

It was just another day
This day that we now share
It was my birthday but you didnít call
I thought you didnít care

I was just getting ready for my party
When there was a knock at the door
It wasnít who I thought it would be
It was something I couldnít ignore

I realized this was not a birthday wish
But one to break the news
You had been in a tragic accident
I had to take off my shoes

My world crashed in that moment
I was told you had lost your life
I lost my balance from the shock
As my guests started to arrive

So six years on and on that day
I wish that you could see
That this day is meaningless
Without my big brother
sharing a drink with me

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Lover of mine
Returning to his bed
To find me
Patiently waiting
With love intact
The light is on
Showing my smile
He climbs in
Finding me
Warmth
Injecting strength
No more loneliness

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Take me in your arms
Feed me sweet foods
Smother me in honey
Till I can take no more
Intimidate my mind
Intense reactions
Allow me to be myself
Loud
Wild
Intimate
Affectionate
There is an overwhelming
Desire to reciprocate
Give back
What you willingly give
Like children we play
aware of the consequences
Kiss me and whisper
Sweet words that make me smile
The flame is alight
A flame of passion
Personified by our locked pleasures of flesh
Introduce me to your touch
The sweet smelling touch of your hands
Free me from constraints
Allow me to run wild
Stimulating your every move
Let me sweep away your fears with my presence
A perfect fix
Creating a rule free world
A world of fire
Burning brightly like the sun
Giving warmth to the cold
Healing pain
Like touch on a lonely child
Laughter is but peripheral
Tears, a mirror image of my heart
Tears of joy!
Evil spirits leave me
Go and amuse yourselves some other way
Leave me to the pleasures of beauty
Beauty in the form of companionship
Your eyes generate electricity
Sending bolts down my spine
Leaving me speechless
Eyes shut
Creating an image of you
Needing me
Craving
Intensity
Like a praying mantis I await
Allowing fate to play its part
A stubborn mule, impatient
I want it all now
You! I adore.

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Falling under the radar
Can anybody see the demise?
Falling under the radar
Can anybody hear the cries?

So many layers, so many years of pain
So many stories, the fear a drain
Silence surrounds me
Some body please knock on my door

As I am

Falling under the radar
Can anybody see my demise?
Falling under the radar
Can anybody hear my cries?

You Make me Want To Dance

by

Nola Bartolo

You make me want to dance
You make me want to dance alone, with the lights on
You make me want to dance
You make me want to dance with you alone.

I feel you
I feel you touch me
I feel you
I feel you make love to me

I feel you
I feel you behind me
I feel you
I feel your rhythm deep within me

I kissed your lips
I kissed your lips and we were one
I kissed your lips
I kissed your lips and our hearts were one

I saw you
I saw your reflection
I saw you
I saw your eyes wide with intention

I felt you
I felt your presence
I felt you
I felt engulfed by your essence

As a new evening breaks
The floor beneath us shakes
Connected by infinite desire
Pulsed and filled with fire

Sometimes it is nice to listen to the wind blow

You arrived dressed in my blood

by

Nola Bartolo

You arrived dressed in my blood
I thought I would cry
Your eyes open
Your body swollen
Thrown on me
Skin to skin
My own flesh creation
In you, I am again alive
I am a mother

Don't Go Away Sunshine

by

Nola Bartolo

dont go away sunshine
stay a while
smell the roses

dont go away sunshine
stay a while
dance in the beaming rays

dont go away sunshine
stay a while, walk with me
taste the grapes

dont go away sunshine
swim with me, talk with me
hold me, kiss me

dont go away sunshine!

Your Love

by

Nola Bartolo

Your love
A feeling I have felt

Your love
A feeling I have fought

I didnít know how
To live with your love
I told myself your love was wrong

I didnít know how
To live after your love abruptly left
I told my self your love had gone

Your love
Leaving me delighted

Your love
Leaving me so frightened

A souls kindred our love
Survives the subliminal

A souls kindred our love
Survives the winter
Smiling again as the sunshine returns

Sometimes

by

Nola Bartolo

sometimes it just takes me by surprise
taking me back to another time

sometimes it just takes me by surprise
taking me to another place

sometimes it just grabs me
into another time
when I was born

sometimes it just lifts me
into another place
where we were born

this time is now deep with in my heart
this place is now deep with in my soul

The Lebanon

by

Nola Bartolo

The Lebanon
My fathers home
The Lebanon
My mothers home
The Lebanon
I do not know
The Lebanon
Murdered again
Murdered again
Why do I only mourn you
When I think of you now?
Why do I associate scenes
Of today with you?
Why do I cry every time
I read about you these days?
This is not The Lebanon
That I experienced
These are not the memories
Of my 3 months with you
In you
In your heart
In your soul
These are not the memories
That I have of you
These are not the memories
That I share of you
The Lebanon today
As many others have passed
The Lebanon today
Is deeply mourning
Another mans death
Another brother killed in The Lebanon
Another funeral procession
In her streets
The artery the heart
Children filled with sadness
As we sisters are reminded
To celebrate
To celebrate The Lebanon
I feel in me
The dancing
The singing
The drums
The laughter
The love
The passion of
The Lebanon
Where have you gone?
This must be resolved
For my heart is breaking
Each time I see a coffin
In her streets

The Lebanon

by

Nola Bartolo

The Lebanon
My fathers home
The Lebanon
My mothers home
The Lebanon
I do not know
The Lebanon
Murdered again
Murdered again
Why do I only mourn you
When I think of you now?
Why do I associate scenes
Of today with you?
Why do I cry every time
I read about you these days?
This is not The Lebanon
That I experienced
These are not the memories
Of my 3 months with you
In you
In your heart
In your soul
These are not the memories
That I have of you
These are not the memories
That I share of you
The Lebanon today
As many others have passed
The Lebanon today
Is deeply mourning
Another mans death
Another brother killed in The Lebanon
Another funeral procession
In her streets
The artery the heart
Children filled with sadness
As we sisters are reminded
To celebrate
To celebrate The Lebanon
I feel in me
The dancing
The singing
The drums
The laughter
The love
The passion of
The Lebanon
Where have you gone?
This must be resolved
For my heart is breaking
Each time I see a coffin
In her streets

Smile

by

Nola Bartolo

you make me smile
you make the sun shine
you bring me joy
you bring me hope

You make me smile
You are heaven
You are paradise
You are a dream

I smile because of you
I smiled in your presence unknowingly
I smiled in your arms
I smiled in your arms

I smile now with thoughts of you
I smile now at the slightest memory
I smile now just knowing you
I smile at our friendship

Sore

by

Nola Bartolo

Sore.
My body is aching.
My thighs are burning.
My tummy is tight.

I am life, physically engaged in the living.

Sore.
My mind is resting.
My ego is hurting.
My future is bright.

I am life, mentally engaged in the living.

Sore.
My heart is dancing.
My veins are racing.
My heart beat is tracing.
My intuition is right.

I am life, emotionally engaged in the living.

I am sore

My soul is waiting.
My soul is smiling.

Swiming

by

Nola Bartolo

Swiming along side of you
I glide through this life
The distance evaporating
With a song, a letter, a word

The thoughts are again purified
The dreams welcomed in
As the birds greet the dawn
Beneath the sky

You make me feel alive
Content to live
Content to shine
Content to smile

One day you will arrive
And I shall be right here
To bring to life these words we share
To experience again that smile

Until then I shall rejoice
For my body owns you
My dreams explore you
My love adores you

October Sun

by

Nola Bartolo

As the hummingbird hummed our tune
the sands of time stood still
As the hummingbird sang our song
the sands of time roamed free

As the hummingbird danced our dance
nothing else existed. Just for that moment...
As the October sun began to melt
the winters sleep,the winters dream

Good morning good night
I hope the sun is shining
As somewhere a butterfly transforms
free to be who she is

Today I heard a hummingbird hum that tune
and the sands of time stood still
Today I dreamt that a hummingbird sang her song
As the sands of time roamed free

As the hummingbird dances her dance
the sands of time are mine
the sands of time are mine

are mine
are mine
are mine

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

I cannot understand the emotion
Occurring with such rapid force
I cannot seem to vocalise
The tides of pleasure in my body
Waves crashing, making my body ache
This ache is new to me
It feels divine

My thoughts are drenched with you
Craving your touch
I have but glimpsed a taste thirsty for more
From between my shadows you appeared
Shattering through any barriers surrounding me
With a skillful ease
You tempt me into a relationship
Hitherto denied to all others

Pessimisms once at the fore
Pushed aside refusing to let you go
I knew of you long ago
Subconsciously placing you in some never region
My mind upon seeing you
Creating a motion picture of our future
A comedy of errors
As your eyes bore into my soul
I knew instantly that you were my leading man

I tried to ignore you
But you fixed yourself under my skin
You continue to surprise me
As my subconscious awakens from its slumber
Feeling rejuvenated and full of force
For this my dear I thank you dearly

I cannot seem to stop this conversation with my mind
It is as if you are here with me
Old friends sharing dreams and even dark secrets
Oh how I wish it were true
You holding me in your arms
Gently caressing my lips with your own

Helpless have you noticed that after you kiss me I comment
Helpless and vulnerable
Strong and sensual movements
My dream is of our first night together
Creating love between us
A love so sweet
Unique as it is ours
Sleeping beside you amongst our love
An insomniac

Is this too much?
Am I risking all?
Sorry but I cannot hide from you
What I feel at this precise moment
Respect my honesty
Helpless and raw
So eager to please
Regardless this moment is for me unforgettable

A moment that will shape me
Donít abuse my desire to be clear

Kiss My Trembling Fingers

by

Nola Bartolo

Kiss my trembling fingers
Probe my mind with your own.
Enter my world, a world of endless passion
A ball just waiting to be filled

Dry me with yourself,
And create some more
Of the river that flows so freely for you
Taste me, warm and young

If you touch me
You will understand
What happiness truly is
I want you close to me

Tears cover my pillow
Your love covers my body
Touch me! Kiss me!
Feel me tremble, at the mere mention of your name

Destiny Returns

by

Nola Bartolo

The day finally arrived
Bringing again
My babyís arms
Enclosing me

Creating emotions once lost
Tears no longer haunt
Only laughter and ecstasy
The man

The change in him
Screams posativity
We connect in every way
Secure in our emotions

Open at last
To love real love
The past removed
The future a far away place

The present incredible
My mind desires only today
Little questions asked
One thing certain
Destiny has returned!

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Yesterday you shocked me
Calling me
Catching me off guard
Pleasantly you came to me
You must have heard my silent screams
You answered my body
Calling out to you for days
We are still connected
Not physically
Well not all the time
How happy I am for you
Your determination unbridled
Successfully you walk through life
It is yours
You own it
You bring happiness to me
In all sorts of
Fascinating ways
Why did we meet?
Why canít we say goodbye?
What does the future hold?
For you and I
I know that no matter what happens
I will always know you
You are an eternal friend
For however long I live
You will be special.

My Daughter

by

Nola Bartolo

With one look into your eyes
The future, past and the ever present all merge
You have begun a new life for me
One that proves to be challenging and difficult
Also as clear and as beautiful as a diamond
You are my stone

You are a gem so rare that your smile
Produces such a shinning light
So bright my heart explodes with colours
As magical as a kaleidoscope
Warming parts of my soul that were frozen with grief
In you, my mother and brother breathe again

Both dancing to the tunes of happiness that new life brings
Can you feel it too?
You look so deeply into my eyes that it seems
You are piercing my soul
Introducing a love that I have never felt before
A love I didnít know was there

A love I wish I had acknowledged when she was alive
A love you have helped me discover was there all along!
Each day with you I am blessed
Blessed with a gift
A gift of life renewed
The music once more is heard

Can you feel the drums of your ancestors?
Can you hear the beat of your history?
Dance my child to these rhythms of life
Let the music of my past guide you
Let the music of our family run freely through your veins
Like fire it will burn in your heart

Love life with this fire as passion breeds from your soul
Love with all your heart
Dance with all your might
Live a life filled with passion and be true to yourself
Follow your heart and listen to your dreams
For dreams never lie
Never!

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

Today I heard you squeal and my heart stopped
Your voice was like music as it floated by my ears
Fluttering like a butterfly awakening at dawn
Bringing with it hot tears evaporating fear

Your eyes light up and your face is clear
No malice, grudges or any mistrust
You like me no matter what I do
That is what you bring to me, absolute love.

Any pain you feel I feel it too
Only worse, for if I could deny you the pain it would be worth it
To free you from the pain of this world
But then how would you grow?

You are my daughter and in me your future was born
In my mother, your past was written
In you, well you have the power to live today
The endless choices are yours to make.

If you love someone set them free
Free to fly
Free to dream
Free to live

Dancing In The Nights Moonlight

by

Nola Bartolo

Dancing in the nights moonlight
The word is out and shining bright
Dancing in the nights moonlight
The word is out and shining bright

Celebrate and walk with me
Celebrate and talk with me
Take my hand
In this wonderland

Stay this way with me tonight
Together you and I in full flight
Let the rain keep falling
And the sun keep shining

Love is so high
You and I
Love is so fine
You and I

Dancing in the nights moonlight
The word is out and shining bright
Dancing in the nights moonlight
The word is out and shining bright

Mine

by

Nola Bartolo

I sleep in colour
I dream in sunshine
I wake in hope
That one day you'll be mine

I sleep in colour
I dream in sunshine
I shower with intent
This feeling is divine

My desires excite
My love simply grows
My emotions delight
My heart, well it glows

I sleep in colour
I dream in sunshine
I wake in hope
That one day you'll be mine

Untitled

by

Nola Bartolo

I wish

It is you my muse an all true man

Reaching out for me

The lady in your life with power and passion

I got my music

What a shame, pearls in fulsome prison blues

Is it love or something like it?

Nothing can change my love for you

I just got to get you back into my life

Love is a battlefield, like a tattoo

Misty, the truth hits everybody

Mystify me, I owe you one,

The end of a love affair,

Nature boy shark attack shop around

Cruising, loveís in need of love today

Is it bad for the soul? Turn me on, runaway

To fight the Raspberry beretís

At dawn, go within Jumbo

Do you want me international lover?

This strange relationship, teenage love affair

All in love is fair

One more try

With a solid bond in your heart

Track 13, is a love supreme

You shiver, I dance the Mexican

Will I ever see your face again?

Immigrant, the boy who cried wolf

I should have loved you

Close your eyes when you hear Lionel sing,

Three times a lady imagine Seoul

When you were you busy being fabulous

Meet that man, reach for me

Dance you pretty young thing

Thaw your cold, cold heart,

Why canít we live like this together?

Misty, self deceiver ooh la la

Listen to my heartbeat itís better

When you wake up tomorrow morning

Personal Jesus the war is over

Watching, I thought about you, a man eater

Watching, I thought about the letter

Could heaven ever be like this?

A windswept October in Seoul

Hard work, slipping into darkness

With morning yearning a last chance

Is there a place for me?

(Shocked by my guy

bomb the world)

Athena, tell me something good

Turn me on to warm love

A long shot still in love

Closer to the ribbon in the sky

A new age, supersonic up town

Is your love strong enough?

A scarlet fever I know she bops

Sheís hard to handle

She needs somebody to love

My cornflake girl, help somebody

With your strawberry letter number 23

My worldís upside down

Cherchez la femme, rock, feel the fire

My words some untitled

Jesus children of America

Something the blue jay way love, I canít wait

Good golly miss molly if I were your woman?

To manifest destiny I donít know why but I do

The love and the music in Zanzibar

Girl, why you wanna make me blue?

Statues Mr self destruct Bob George

I found a million dollar baby in a five cent store

Ainít nobody home but three little birds

Why donít you try me? I know we can make it

Love is the drug, you got to treat her like a lady

I want to rock you hereís the mainline

Let me go lover to love somebody

Godspeed, weíll be together burning up

Like an enigma you got to me

Ever where Iíll be there Lady Madonna

Kentucky woman, what is this feeling?

If I could build my whole world around you

I would satisfy my soul, be true to yourself love will never do

I need somebody to love tonight

Just as that same Octoberís night

Immortality, boogie on reggae woman

My stranger in paradise, you are Europa earthís cry

You are heavenís smile, with my imagination

I kiss my lonely world good bye

With families, we canít play around

The walk of life, dancing in the dark

Yearning and learning for a moment in life

Runaway, tell him the more you get, the more you want

The Renaissance, the Mona Lisa's love lost world

Cry softly lonely one with grace and funk

It serves me right to suffer an immigrant song

Since I fell for you I give my body up to the music

One of these nights, the boss playing you and I

Jingo, the words cowboys and angels, little bird

I wanted to be wrong yet I was born to run

I keep on for miles and miles, If I could only be with you

One hour tonight? Get up I feel like a sex machine

I feel wonderful tonight dreaming of loving you

I donít want to be kissed by anyone but you

You, you give me something, hey brother, pour the wine

Hook me up a night to remember

Itís crazy love but donít let the sun go down on me

Loan me a dime, why? You canít hold back your loving

Take me back to this impossible prayer?

Waiting in the weeds?

Take me home, I'm working overtime

I wished on the moon candy

Love will find a way

Friendís will get to heaven if you hold my heart

Iím telling you something, In your hard land, hold on

And Iíll sing you a message

Yesterdayís love child, around 1942

Once bitten, twice shy let the music play

A foreigner waiting for a girl

A player in a parallel universe

Love me or leave me with eyes of a tiger

With a lust for life with every breath you take

A love epidemic burning to shine

Jump Iím yours, the sweetest taboo

A pinball wizard, sexual healing

Jazzieís groove track number 1, Lady, you bring me up

What a pretty good year

Stay this way

Shimmer

by

Nola Bartolo

As night mourns the loss of another day
The morning sings of a new awakening
My dreams taking me back to that day
When your smile mirrored a woman in waiting

As the sun shimmers, I smell flowers
As the moon glimmers, I see her powers

Yearning, she governs the tides of life
Her offspring dance to a melody of desire
She lights up my sky tonight with lyrics
Forging my own floods ascending higher

As the rain falls, I sing
As the breeze calms, I cling

Emotions are jetting through me
The deluge begins to spin and pirouette
Sedating my fears, cleansing my tears
My words a current, an outlet

As the sun shimmers, I smell flowers
As the moon glimmers, I see her powers

Thin Ice

by

Nola Bartolo

Have you ever been traveling on thin ice?
And thought at anytime now it could break
And everything you knew could just sink? I have.
Have you ever done something so bad?
You thought that there would be no turning back? I have.
Have you ever wanted something so much?
That without it life would end? I have.
Have you ever been so down and out?
That you didn't want to wake up in the morning? I have.
Have you ever thought that things could not get any worse?
And all of a sudden it does? I have.
You are probably thinking that my life is an absolute hell
it isn't.

Apart

by

Nola Bartolo

Each day comes another leaves
Pain and loss everywhere I look
Listen. Can you hear me? Calling and searching
Frantic for an answer
The nest is old the young chicks
Restless no longer singing for what is there to sing for?
No mother to tend to her young we are free to roam
And find our new home
The elastic stretching suddenly breaks left hanging
Clinging to the past
I know I have to let you go, let go and embrace the new
The emotions of yesterday sting like acid
Leaving a mark daily reflecting my hope into the future
Jeopardizing as the pain seems not to pass
Buff me create a new attitude seek some calm
Restore my confidence in the day so that
I can remove myself from the dark
Why are you no longer here? Tell me where you are?
Tell me how you feel about the two of us no longer together?