Just a tear away from death. Reading a newspaper Stories of the untold Unnamed unloved With a candle blowed Unable to sleep Burning a bed of poverty Ready to die Too old anyway. Keep laughing and dancing To live it through Or you'll fall in love again. Selling candles - Human rights stuff Student went by Wanting to buy me a coffee A book under her arm And a missed train Magnolia blossom bright pink (Bought for her by her sister) To be lit to perfume her studies. Of course I said no But thanked for heart-warming me With her gesture, My coin in her hand before Our coffees came along And she talked about psychology Me standing understanding, maybe. To your health. (Some specialize in making our days.) Selling candles - Human rights stuff Without a chair in the cold But I'm getting winks, hellos and smiles for free. No more candles to sell - Candles lit. Fire-swords, whistles and windy embers To get out of prison Thick walls and no letters. A soft evening, waltzing around a sunlit sky. A dog is alive today. Keep laughing and dancing To live it through Or you'll fall in love again.