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The Alchemist

Illustration for a poem by
Elaine Catherine McGinty :

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Sitting In The Dust, Coins Turning to Rust, 

What You’re Waiting For, Is Already Yours...                    

 

Get Up Now Get out and fly,
take your dreams and fly away, 

get out of here before I chase you,

do my thing to bend and make you mine.                

 

Holding Up the sky,
eyes are wondering why, 

you wanted to be sure,
so gold is never yours.                                                  

 

Lead turned in to gold,
fire blood no one knows, 

the secret is in your hand,
why travel the sea and the land.                                                                                                                           

The Alchemist is ME,
with fire my breath you see, 

to chase your dreams away,
you’ll find them right here, one day                              

 

Get out of here, before I find you, 

wasting dreams and making lies true, 

sitting there in the dust, 

coins and birthright turned to rust            

 

Get up now, get out and fly, 

take your dreams and fly away, 

get out of here before I find you 

do my thing to bend and make you MINE.