Looking For Heaven

•12/22/2016 • Leave a Comment

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Looking For Heaven

As I lie in bed

Covered in the darkness

Of night

The night sounds beyond

The window

I got to thinking about heaven

Maybe I have been looking

In all the wrong places

I thought some more

I ask myself

Where is heaven

Is it up beyond

The stars

Maybe below my feet

But when I look into

The depths of my love’s

Dark brown eyes

I get that feeling

That I have found

My heaven

I see peace and tranquility

A love so deep

My soul is at rest

My heart rejoices

For there is my heaven

Deep in those dark brown eyes

Ken Bennison

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A Boy is Born

•12/12/2016 • Leave a Comment

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A Boy is Born

Twas in the city

Of Matagalpa

On a damp, wet night

In the poor side of town

A boy is born

The father long gone

His Mother all alone

He haunted the streets

In Matagalpa

He begged for food

Stole when he could

Learned to be a fighter

To survive the streets

In Matagalpa

Coming of age

He shined shoes

Then joined the army

Told them, he wanted

To be a truck driver

As the years moved on

He saved his money

Bid his time, left the army

Started a trucking business

In Matagalpa

He was now a self-made

Businessman

The trucks became numerous

The money being made

For the boy, now a man

In Matalgalpa

He married his sweetheart

A daughter was born

He never dreamed of

Raised with love

Promised her an education

That he couldn’t have

Ken Bennison

Deja – vu All Over Again

•12/06/2016 • Leave a Comment

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Deja – vu All Over Again

Got me a red Mustang

Wrapped around me

Cruising down the blacktop

Doing a hundred and twenty

Far away stars lighting

My world

The landscape blurring behind me

As the night draws down

I can’t get her

Out of my mind

Her image haunts me

Like a dark shadow

My mind is tormented

My mind is in a fog

For the love.. for the love

Of a girl

Deja – vu all over again

The burdens and weaknesses

It is a road not taken

For the love of a girl

Deja-vu….

Deja – vu all over again

Deja – vu all over again

The tenderness of being loved

To feel the love, freely given

Light as a feather

Deep as the sea…

Waiting on a Sunday

To feel the love

To promise you

All of my tomorrows

The landscape blurring behind me

Just me and my mustang

Lost in thought

Waiting on a Sunday

•11/29/2016 • 2 Comments

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Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome and tepetl, meaning two mountains. It is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua

Grandpa And I

I was four years old

Swinging on the gate

The street is empty

Waiting for my grandpa

To come and fetch me

I was excited, as I waited

My bag was packed

Watchingthe street

For that big ole car

To come up the street

The sound of a car

Coming round the corner

In a cloud of dust

Braking at the gate

Kissed Mamma goodbye

Bag in hand, Grandpa waiting

Climbed in the front seat

He tousled my hair

Gave me a hug

With a big warm smile

We stopped up town

For a Coke and ice cream

At Belfoy’s Store

Then left town, heading home

To the farm

But times have changed

My Grandpa is gone

The farm is no more

It is now a memory

To fondly remember

I think back in time

At that magical time

A special bond we had

Just Grandpa and me

Time shared together

Ken Bennison

Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

•11/14/2016 • Leave a Comment

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

Volcano in The Mist

•11/14/2016 • 4 Comments

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

 

Yo Le Pregunte Ella Por Que

•11/09/2016 • 1 Comment

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

Yo Le Pregunte Ella Por Que

Me senté junto a la ventana

Cuando yo vi ella venir

|Ella acercó a la puerta

Yo sabía lo que estaba mal

Ella cara estaba hinchada

Sus ojos se ennegrecido

Una lágrima rodó abajo

Ella mejilla

La tomé en mis brazos

Tan suavemente como pude

Abrazandola cerca

Preguntando ella por qué

Ella dijo que estaba borracho

Acaba de comenzar oscilante

Por ninguna razón en absoluto

Ella salió corriendo por la puerta

Con sin un lugar donde correr

Ella vino a mí

Sabiendo que yo seria

Consuelala

La sostuve lejos

Mirando ella en los ojos

Yo le pregunté ella por qué

Ella permite que esto suceda

Ella me abrazó con fuerza

Dije que yo era

El único a quien le importaba

Para ella

Ella susurró en voz baja para mí

Que finalmente se dio cuenta

Que yo era el uno

Ella realmente amaba

Ella empezó a vocear

Como le acaricié el pelo

Le dije ella que

La amo

 
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