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AWAKE  ~ IN and OUT ~

Spring arising, before morning light,
I walk under the new epic sun
The aroma of yesterday, gone
Today's the day that will follow tomorrow
I quickly walk a certain walk
Unique is all I can display
Watery eyes staying in the past
While vehicles pass and pass
Crosses lacking faith
I stay awake and mend with my fate
Foggy toys, I want to play
I can't keep up with all your kicks
I look, I stare, at the walls
Bright and early, I step on old dolls
I stay and feel, the way you want
Lifeless, and still so full of energy
Mad words, unconscious forces
My sweet needs, now reside inside of you
Mad, sad, and outside the box
You close every door and keep me away from dark

You only allow me to feel your morning light
Why can't you let me see what's behind the shadows?
Why do you turn on all the lights? 

I'm here the way you want me to be
Happy, and merry, for the world to see
This blindness will continue to spot
Unless you wake up first and remove the dot
You gave me the thirst, you once knew
So filthy, so full of  -spew
Under this closed freaking door
I'm exposed like the midday sun
You bang my head on the wall,
You killed me in a way that made me feel!
I only answer to your call
In and out a hoop~ like a ball
In me, you can not find any real dreams!
Inside you filled me with a raging scream

I'm in wonder around your air castle
Strange and hung on your mantle
Stepping on a one footed slave

Alert, alert Am I!!!
I shake, we kiss, I wake,
You sleep...........................
I zip all things into one zipper.
Pounding my hands against my ears
Crazy, taking a jab upon all jabs
Crazy, you say~ that's me everyday
I'm up and I caress the photo we once had
I lay only staring at you once more
I awake before I sleep
Your promises I keep
In me~ you are also in deep
My stars change everyday
Waiting for you, to pull the trigger
Still wishing to be a sun digger

You can't touch or loosen the knots
Together we will daydream our way to the top
I make your nerve system come alive, 
We run into the wind and listen
Quietly in our chamber of thoughts
Near and far, we both nod off
In this daily race, with no face
No space, 
I caught myself awake, 
The day I fell asleep for you.


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  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Welcome back my dearest friend, a romantic write with beauty in each line, missed you kid. a unicorn poem is what you want and so shall it be done. cheri

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Awesome!Fantastic and lovely piece,Linda...Congrats on your win in this contest....O.A.Olusegun.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 12:48:00 AM
    Congratulations, PD, always had a streak of wins for all the inspiring poems you shared here. (^_^) Noel

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:33:00 PM
    extremely entertaining. xoxoxox xoxoxoxoxox xoxoxo Nate

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    Date: 6/8/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A SWEET THANKS.. NOW THIS IS THE BEST reality POEM I HAVE... and it's about you... :-)
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 9:09:00 AM
    This is tremendously marvelous my dearest sis! So glad to read this once again but can't find my comment, can't remember if I left one be4. Anyway, I adore this & the writer so much! You're indeed so great & brilliant one- my/the king/queen of poets. By the way, I see ur shamrock avatar changed to a star. Before I 4get, I want to greet you happy St. Patrick's Day in advance. I researched about him a while ago 'coz we don't celebrate it here. Thnx a lot 4 sharing ur stellar poems! LoveM, Leo

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:58:00 AM
    So nice... I really liked it. Jeremy

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 3:22:00 PM
    I think we all mend and play with our fate. Such fine metaphorical jewels in every verse. Sometimes being in the light exposes us to the darkest things. I really like how this poem ended and began. Well, I loved it all really. Onto the next awesome piece! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:38:00 AM
    I think of a crazy hangover that ended up working out in favor of you when I read this one. Great.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:11:00 AM
    Well that's quiet a poem there. I see it was for a contest, but it sure has a lot of emotion in it. It reminds me of another poem of yours. Great job on this poem. I'm hoping someday I will awake from this slumber, or is it a stupor lol? Again, nice poem, well nice job that is.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Hi PD just dropping by too thankyou for your comments on my work, and to say this is a brilliant write about beauty and beast love it, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 10:11:00 AM
    I like this one! Thank you for your encouragement on my poem "Night of Wolves!" I've been in this circle many times before, but never won-----I think you have to be a PREMIUM MEMBER to get top billing! Tamara

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 4:09:00 AM
    These are wonderful lines blending the beauty with the beast, which always exists in one way or the other in all our aspects. Life is a sweet dream and a nightmare too. Like every day ultimately slips into the darkness of night. The Poem shows a fine struggle between the dreams and realities. You have sketched very beautifully & in a mind blowing way both these aspects in this unique write from your creative pen. Thank you for your precious words. Love & best wishes always...Ravindra...Poet D

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 11:46:00 AM
    Beautifully done. :) -edwaard

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Fantastic expression of real love without leaving any space to be encountered. The whole thing is a great concept, still i am trying but you did well. Best wishes all the time in time and more than time, i feel. Thanks........, loved always, bl

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 7:33:00 AM
    Blessings to you! Thanks for your comments and all that you do! God bless you! Have a wonderful day! JP

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 2:55:00 AM
    p.d. this is epic, up and down, in and out, you lull and then you shake and shock, zipping all things into one zipper..WOW, then the last two lines are just the cement in the whole wall, fantastic...David

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 11:20:00 AM
    congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 5:50:00 PM
    i got cut off from reading this after the first half, but went back and reread it ....and then again. SOOOO Smooth! I want to thank you for your placement of Open Sores at the Number One Slot. That is one of my Oldest poems. It is a VERY sentimental Piece! You are the best!

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 6:54:00 AM
    you must have been having a bad night when you rote this un....I like it though like a mad hatter kinda of day.

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 9:05:00 PM
    congrats PD my BFF on a superb write and win luv.. in fantastic free verse.. awesome as always luv.. thankxx for my first place win appreciate.. kisses to baby cutie..