Ode To Billy Joe – Author Lyne Beringer

Billy Joe, I love you

Her arms were wrapped around him tight

I will never leave you

Leave without a fight

He said “I’ll be here always”

“Hold back your troubled tears”

“I’ll kiss away the nightmares”

“Soothe your pain, ease your fears”

Destiny had found them

Each of them alone

Both came from distant mountains

Where they’d howl, they’d run, they’d roam

Electric was each moment

They knew their love would never end

Each had found their counterpart

Unleashing wildness deep within

But as he held her in his arms

He could not bring himself to say

That trouble marched upon them

Only one would get away

She looked into the windows

Hidden behind his eyes

The mask he wore was chosen

To give him refuge and disguise

What he’d never noticed

About the one he loved

Was that she had the gift of shifting

Any shape she could become

All at once she pulled away

Then leaned in one more time

She kissed his cheek and whispered

I’m so glad your mine

Then out the door, she slipped away

Swallowed by the night

Became her lover’s guardian

As the moon turned full and bright

So if you’re in the mountains

And the night feels far too long

The moon will hold you in her gaze

And share their ancient song

For once upon a long lost time

As legends go you see

One gave all her everything

To set her lover free

©  Lyne Beringer

Excerpt from the book “Alaskan Vogue”


db8a9960b5c5f88bad8126f81e5eb612 About the Author

I never thought the word “writer” would be used to describe me and the thoughts that tumble out of my head onto paper. It’s a new me, giving away words all neatly packaged up in rhyme.

 I have lived in the interior of Alaska off and on for nearly twenty years. Alaska gets in your blood. It lures you in then takes your soul hostage, becoming part of who you are, who you become. Every summer, the days are warm, long, and inviting. Tourists descend in droves, racing toward the next adventure, and a rich, colorful history provides plenty of businesses with trinkets to sell the Alaskan nostalgia.  Anything seems possible when you are standing outside at midnight and the stars are nowhere to be found. That is until winter rolls back around.

Visit Lyne’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/lyne-beringer.html

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www.amazon.com/Alaskan-Vogue-Poetry-Land-Shadows-ebook/dp/B01IOJ2DMG

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