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You have fought with all your might Its time to let go of your earthly fight The angel’s are waiting at heaven’s door To welcome my father who I adore Time is running out, it makes me sad Soon I will lose my lovely dad I LOVE YOU Jan xxxxxxxx 9th February 2015

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Blinded by Right and Wrong

I stood on a hill and screamed for peace...
Lost in the noise were friends that teased...

A mask that hides what's wrong and right...
Too many stones thrown that blinded my sight...
Wolves that prowled with a sheeps face and a devils soul...
Crept slowly in the dark where the truth was never told...

My cape is wrinkled and torn and bloodied from the day...
A battle well fought where being right lost its way...

Then left with a heart with blood still there to drain...
No need to ask the question, I'd do it all over again...

I don't write stories, I don't write make believe... I write what's in Me....    Michael

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A Failed Marriage

My shallow waters have failed to hide the deeper agony pulsating inside. I could forgive your lies but not forget. Do you have remorse, do you feel regret? Feelings were buried in a shallow grave as we failed to mend the love God gave. You failed to speak and I failed to listen, Fingers are pale where golden bands once glistened. Broken hearts called to each other refusing to bend. Not so long ago, I called you my best friend. Now, I'm left to grieve my failed marriage. The love we shared, your words disparaged. I could forgive your lies but not forget. Where is your remorse or display of regret? I can no longer burden myself with this shame. Standing tall, I have given my sorrow a name. I struggled to save our once happy home, but you chipped it away when you decided to roam. So goodbye I shout to you and to failure! Moving forward, your love is no longer my cure. My life is becoming a new adventure, and memories of your face are becoming a blur. Yes, I could have forgiven your lies, tried to forget, if your heart felt remorse or just a little regret. * a work of fiction For Nailed or Failed Contest (Black Eyed Susan)

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One Toy Soldier

One Toy Soldier

Little toy soldiers are all put away
Training is over for this time of day.
Where do these little boys go now to play?
Away from their home to die in the fray.

Little toy weapons are no longer there
But boxed in attics by mothers with care--
Where keepsakes still hold a lock of his hair--
While rockets and missles challenge his fare.

Little toy bad guys and little toy good
Haze in the distance when misunderstood.
Where fall the lilies on long crates of wood
And each gave their all--as good soldiers should...

Little toy soldiers are coming back home...
Mothers are weeping, laments all alone
Where flags lie folded--the gift of Shalom...
As the long box is lowered...'neath the loam

One little toy soldier is placed on the top
Remembering All--so that None be Forgot.

deborah burch©                            


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To Jan Allison About Our True Real Self

Introduction: Our real problem is, "Will we ever be able to learn who our true, 
real self really is?" Being true to and with ourselves is that thing which is the 
most important in the makeup of our whole mental mind as well as balance. 
The suicide death of Robin Williams and a comment about living behind a 
mask made by an Isle of Man beauty have served as the inspiration for writing 
this poem. 

Our True, Real Self

It may change time to time and is in constant flight,
And of the fact, we should never, ever lose sight
That God is true and for us His huge help is here;
Believe in and always know He is close ad near.

Many times God, myself, I so often will ask:
" Why am I wearing and behind a mental mask?"
Trying to hide true self and me that You made,
Who often loved so simply to sit in the shade.

My life is over and done which was much fun;
I am a memory for my fans who won't forget me
And free at last in heaven, a far better place to be;
Where again someday, you can laugh along with me.

James Thomas Horn
173 Shadowood Court SE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Email address: Poem of the Day
for August 16, 2014

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The Reflection

I stare in the mirror, my tears fall in vain
Can’t see my reflection through the veil of this pain.

Who is this person I struggle to see?
I don’t want to judge her but it’s surely not me.

This stranger I cast looks so tired and weak,
I wish I could help her but I’m frightened to speak.

Cause it’s dark and lonely in this shell where I’m bound
Where once there was laughter, is now void of sound.

and the beauty I knew in just yesterday’s time,
seems gone in an an instant with life’s rythym and rhyme…..

Then GOD he spoke child…What do you mean?
You’re more beautiful than anything that I’ve ever seen!

The reflection you cast it don’t matter to me,
What matters is that you can see what I see.

That your spirit is filled with a breath that is true.
And a beauty so deep that this world can’t undo.

I know that your journey seems to heavy to bear.
But I’ve given you family that love and who care.

So hold on tight through the dips and the turns,
For the ones who believe are the precious who learns.

And wether your journey is to stay here or go,
Please know I love you so much more than you know.

I wish I could tell you the beauty that awaits…
But you will know only, when you see heavens gates.

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In Search of Nature

Wandering past the boundaries of his small reservation,
Crescent Moon saw the land of his ancestors’ generation.

Tales handed down spoke of vast plains where buffalo used to roam,
but plains had become cities, animals had found a new home.

Most of the creatures had been captured, tagged and placed into zoos;
Anger coursed through Crescent Moon’s veins as tears from his eyes did ooze.

Tribal leaders had told him that the sky was once a bright blue,
but now smog was so thick that only faint rays of sun pierced through.

Seeing mountains in the distance, he pursued a vision quest
taking him through streets that were once the great forests of the West.

Snowy peaks he finally reached, but they were lined by ski resorts.
Fire burned in him, knowing beauty had been sacrificed for sports.

As he climbed over peaks to view a river flowing below,
he saw only tainted waters that caused his anger to grow.

Sadly, slowly, he made his way back to the reservation,
knowing there was no way to reverse what the white man had done.

Although others had adjusted to life in captivity,
he’d no longer participate in tribal festivity.

Instead he made his home in a cave behind a waterfall,
to envision his land as it once was, not a shopping mall.

*Entry for Francine’s “A Nature Tale” contest.
By Carolyn Devonshire, September 30, 2011

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Marble in Columns on Green

On a slope graced with green
White marble stands in proud salute

For beneath these engraved pillars of memory
Lie the resting places of heroes

A solitary green fir looks down
As if sheltering the lost and the taken

So many names, from all walks of life
A father, brother a girlfriend or wife

On a sunny day, they glow radiant like their lives
On a dull day, they stand out against the greys

For the living, life goes on 
Tomorrow is another day

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Broken Words

  Tearing time into a token
broken words of wisdom spoken

on a cinder closely cleaving
burning on as you are leaving

brush me off your sleeve like powder
must I scream a little louder?

Can't you hear me ,can't you feel me?
ribbons black as you unreel me.

all the visions in my head
of everything you did and said

now you laugh and say goodbye..............
don't turn around to watch me die.

(for a friend)

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Pulling Back

Pulling back my broken heart 
Before you can finish tearing it apart
Now I am finally beginning to see
That you never meant to love me

Desire for me is not nearly enough
Why should leaving you be so tough
Your sweet ways and masculine charms
Won’t keep me happy in your arms

Love is needed, love is required
Without love, my heart grows tired
Of waiting for you to say to me
I love you as you love me

What will I do to slowly end
This love affair with my dear friend
Our weekends together will happen less
My phone calls will be less frequent, I guess

No longer will you hear from me
How deep my love for you can be
Fewer kisses and cuddles and late nights
You say you’re not ready, I guess that’s right

My goodbye will be so very slow
I will be gone before you even know
That we could have had it all, my dear
If falling for me wasn’t your biggest fear

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I'm Sorry Part 1

I'm sorry that I'm always sad, 
That I do things to make you mad.

I'm sorry that I've lost my hope,
I'm sorry for the ways I cope.

I'm sorry that I bring you down,
I'm sorry that I make you frown.

I swear to God that you must believe,
I love you more than you can see.

I'm sorry that my heart is dying,
I swear to you that I've been trying.

I'm sorry that I cannot see,
much future left in front of me.

I'm sorry that I'm so depressed,
I realy know that I'm a mess.

Writing this note's made me see,
Just how much hurt I've made you grieve.

I'm so disgusted with myself,
I'm so damn bad for your good health.

I know that It's hard to admit,
I've made this such a long hard trip.

I feel like I have ruined your heart,
Like I have torn you all apart.

I have a question for you dear,
And, yes, your answere I do fear.

You said that you missed her big picture,
When you saw, you changed your fixture.

For your sake, love, please look at mine,
Before your heart's put on the line.

I'm sorry that I'm so impatient,
I'm just afraid life's not worth waiting.

I really don't want you to leave,
I want for us to both believe.

I want to once again find hope,
But it will be hard on my own.

But then again if I'm too much,
I don't want to kill all your love.

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I'm Sorry Part 2

I'm sorry for the ways I fight,
I'm sorry that I dim your light.

I'm sorry I'm so negative,
That I am so competative.

I'm sorry that I'm so outrageous,
I'm sorry my hurt's so contagious.

I don't want to see your heart eache,
Cuz when I do my heart it breaks.

I'm sorry that I'm not so strong,
But you inspire my hearts song.

I'm not alone cuz now I see,
Your light that's shining just for me.

I'm sorry that I'm up and down,
But, Dear, You win the patience crown.

My love for you's so strong, please see,
A fire burns for you in in me.

I know that It's hard to believe,
But God will help us, just you see.

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I Can't Change the Way You Feel

Every since we went together, 
You've been on my mind. 
I care about you so much, 
I just can't leave you behind. 

Your smile, your laugh, your personality--heart 
Seeing you makes me think about what we should have had from the start. 

After all the lying, arguing, and crying, 
I wanted to be with you so I kept trying. 
I think I'm holding on to you because we never had serious love, 
We're suppose to be as close as 2 matching gloves. 

Letting other females take you away was the wrong move, 
If you want me back, you have a lot to prove. 
All I wanted was for you to be real with me, 
But all you did was lie. 
I lay down at night and I always wondered why. 

Someday I will accept the fact that we're not meant to be, 
I always wanted the key to your heart but you never gave me the key. 

I gave you my all, but I guess that wasn't good enough... 
I Cant Change the Way You Feel.

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You say you want me to be free,
but really you just don't want me. 

Now i'm drowning in my pain,
standing in the pouring rain. 

How this fell apart is such a shame.
You made this in to some game. 

You were just in it because you had some thing to gain.
Your lies are driving me insane.

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This Time of Year

The air is fresh, mornings crisp and clear
God I do love this time of year
Vibrant colors abound on the trees
Gracefully falling with the breeze
The workday runs from sun to sun
Until the "Bringing in of the crops" is done
I am a lucky man to live this life
Respect of my community and loving wife
Sometimes in life the land yields plenty
The blessings throughout the day are many
As I watch the sunrise to the east
It gives my soul a spiritual feast
For all my friends everywhere
To my Lord a silent prayer
To the north her majesty appears
For all to see beautiful and clear
Forever snowcapped and standing tall
Lady Shasta watches over all
To the south another blessing to see
The Sutter Buttes clouded in mystery
It was the Lord that gave them their birth
The shortest mountain range on earth
The coastal mountains to the west
Offers the sun a place to rest
Followed shortly for all to see
The "Harvest Moon" clear as can be
Then comes a moment that is hard
As I head my "Cat" off to the yard
My final ride of this year
My face accepts a single tear
My heart becomes full of sorrow
I inject myself with poison tomorrow
Thats the price that a junkie must pay
Years after he has changed his way
The reason is very clear to see
I put myself "At risk" to hepatitis C
I can't stop the fear from flooding in
What will it be like to hold a rig again
Through all the loss and all the gain
I reckon that moment will bring me pain
But through the pain I'm able to see
God has his angels covering me

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Birth Of A Child

A woman shattered the night, with her agonizing scream
Sacrificing her might has dawned realization of a dream.

She has given me a wonderful heir, to bear my name
And left her sweet memories, for the spirits not wane.

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The Black Sheep

Pushed aside, location of home obscured, limited by isolation:
drifting aimlessly - subscribing to a voluntary incarceration.

Outcast by an alternative perspective, a differing sense of direction,
through a desire to develop resolutions to numerable imperfections.

Others recede into bad habits - shirking from every challenge,
placing emphasis on ignoring responsibilities; yet expecting a life that’s lavish.

So it’s hardly surprising when their dreams fall by the wayside,
having taken the easy road too often, they’re fighting against a landslide
to recuperate what was lost, or rather thrown away by being lax and care-free,
they’ve imposed upon themselves a limit, as to what they can achieve.

Armed with the powerful weapon of fore-sight, I clawed myself out of the rut,
but it’s little consolation for having to watch my friends get stuck.
Trying to avoid a patronising tone, I conceal myself into anonymity -
uninspired by foolish games, approaching every overture with timidity.

Wanting to tell them to change, to realise their mistakes,
but sometimes things are hardest to see when they stare you in the face.
It’s their life to live, and do so how they wish -
I just pray they realise: there’s more to it then “getting pissed”.

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Turtle Talk

Hop right on my back
turtle slow and green skinned bark
A journey to tag every bit left of nature
it's something I know that you can't help but do...

We'll pass up the river here soon on the right
The fish live in bubbles and cry in the night
You'll catch them with words that you've wanted to say
I'll take you there now but can't show you the way
Then we'll pass Jaw Dropping Junction and Turn
where the fork in the forest continues to burn
You'll see every mother who's lost every child
Prepare yourself now, for the fires gone wild
We'll take a left there (Watch your eyes in the smoke)
to the plateau of kindness where someone once spoke
and commenced planting saplings, to bridge to the moon
We'll reach there by morning, or latest, by noon
We'll dine with the remnants of Frick and of Frack
(the tribe of white elephant twins and their pack)
They'll trumpet of oceans gone under the sea
They'll laugh when I tell them that they can be free
For they have been sentinels long since the fire
and they'll not give up, or saunter, or tire
They hold great conferences up in Malloo
where they talk about me and they talk about you
Perhaps every human, who sets out to trod
by the skin of his birth, with no notion to laud
the immeasurable gift of all animal kin
should consider these words, somewhere deep there within:
The animals know us - they know every name
and they'd never destroy us, though we'd do the same
But one day, we'll pay for each folly and crime
with an internal conscience, do plenty hard time
One look at an orphan, grasping for breath
One ocean in oil, polluted with death
will break us with feeling and kill us in kind
for think of this thought, somewhere deep in your mind:
We're breathing the air that the animals breathe.
We take and we take and they hardly receive.
The clocks winding down and we've something to do
and that something begins here with me and with you

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My Best Bud Joe

I sit and think what could have been	
a life with Joey, my best friend.

The many things we could have shared,
The special way he showed he cared.

At age fourteen he stood six foot five
Was big and strong and so alive.

Why wasn’t I there that fateful day
To try and save his life some way?

I had no way to say goodbye,
Why did he go, why did he die?

At first I blamed my God for this,
For taking him, the life he’ll miss.

But since I’ve come to understand, 
It wasn’t God but the fault of man.

The careless company that took him away,
Should be made to suffer, made to pay.

I’m still so mad it hurts inside,
I miss him so, I feel deprived!

It’s so unfair he died so young
Not knowing what he could become.

Now he’s gone and I’ll never know
How life could be with my “Best Bud Joe”.


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Piece Me Together

Silence and deaf ears.
Sad times and many tears.
Friends and family so relieving.
Eyes and hearts in me believing.
Times of trial hard to recover.
No time or love from another.
Welcoming arms and open hearts.
Help and comfort and a new start.
Take these things and piece me together.
Take away the bad things and I'll feel better.
Haven't you needed this yourself?
Will you add to it or will you help?
  Hold me close and never leave.
  Keep the puzzle together and you'll be an important piece.

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One Broken Heart

I had a crazy dream last night
In it you were holding me tight
Loving me with all of your might
Oh, baby it felt so right

I woke up to find you gone
You have left me here all alone
Gotta learn to live on my own
Lost the sweetest love I’ve ever known

Sleep escaped me after my dream
Tossing and turning every way it seems
Guess I didn’t fit into your scheme
This hurts even my self-esteem

Saw your face each time I closed my eyes
Every night since you said your goodbyes
Your leaving caught me by surprise
Feels as if it will be my demise

Promised myself not to cry any more
Didn’t know that would be such a chore
Your leaving has rocked me to my core
Now the lonely tears have begun to pour

Dawn came on a new day
The fifth since you went away
Lord, help me make it, I prayed
Wish I didn’t feel like I was betrayed

Two empty arms aching to hold you
Two soft lips needing to kiss you
Two gentle hands longing to caress you 
One broken heart still in love with you

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It's better now

Sometimes, life isn't always how
It looks at first. It's all better now.
I felt so overwhelmed by the world's demands,
But I feel better knowing she understands.
I no longer have to regret the things I've said.
I know now that I can move on instead.
I felt as if I was without that thing I could never find.
Now I'm back in my body and back in my mind.
I found that moment where my world was bright.
I found that the sky's still blue and my world's alright.
Loves are loves, traitors are traitors, but family is always there.
Now I can look nearer for someone to care. 
I hope that everyone can be like me and find shelter from the rain.
Love, family, friends, help, anything to help fight against your pain.

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Disappointment was never as lovely as she
Hope caught in my heart fighting delicately
She's always the dream that never fades upon waking
The cause and the comfort for all of my shaking

I like to glance over then turn carelessly
Just to see if it makes her come over to me
Her smile is infectious and wipes away fear
If it fades then I show her that I'm always near

Sometimes we are split by self-built barricades
So I break through our silence of awkward blockades
And no matter how often old times we recall
We'll forever laugh and the false walls will fall

They all think I'm crazy my truth to repress
Do anything for her and never confess
Yet silently love I continue to show her
It's enough just to feel that I'm getting to know her

But despite my devotion and adoration
There still remains space for one complication
The spark in my eyes grows colder and dim
When I am reminded she's happy with him

Surely love wants the best for the person it's for?
Not selfishly trying their joy to ignore
But however hard jealousy my heart will dent
If my darling is happy, then I am content.

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for T-Bell

  Knowing her song

still she won't sing it,

her bag's full of notes,

and still she won't bring it,

with veins full of music

she floats on a tune,

she soars on concertos

far over the moon,

I beg and cajole but I'm

just not her Mother,

she won't shed a note

it seems for another,

we're playing piano

on notes  on a page 

waiting for morning 

when she  can asuage,

all of the grief that she finds

on the keys,

see how the muses 

are down on their knees

whispering hope into

lyrics she hears

sonatas that shimmer

away on her tears.

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I am a slave

My message lies not in the sentence
If you learn to read between the lines
You will hear stories in my silence
My life is not about roses and wines

I look strong on the exterior
But I am weak on the interior
I may be smiling on the outside
But I am hurting on the inside

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The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat (Endangered Species)

Arriba, Arriba as Speedy Gonzalez would say
The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat is dying away 

Baja California is where they do reside
On a little strip of land just 100 meters wide

Due to agriculture and progress it’s sad to say
All but nine-miles of their habitat was taken away

Truly nocturnal they only come out at night
Strongly territorial they’re ready to fight

Once numbering in thousands now 30 are left
How long can humanity go on being deft?

They bathe in the dust so its sad but true
In captivity they last just one day or two

When they are threatened believe what I say
Two-meters at a time they go hopping away

They mainly eat seeds, fruits, insects and such
Amazing kidneys allow them to not drink very much 

They rarely drink water because these words are true
Their kidney’s are four-times as efficient as the kidney in you

The odds they will rebound are far less then slim
San Quinton Kangaroo Rats fate is looking rather grim

Even if you don’t hold rats dear to your heart
In the overall cycle of life they play their part

Every species on earth fulfills some sort of need
The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat regulates the diversity of seeds

Plants, insects, ants, and birds need them to survive
Without the San Quinton Kangaroo Rat they cannot thrive

Arriba, Arriba as Speedy Gonzalez would say
The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat is dying away

Being one who spent years in San Quinton this
endangered species caught my eye. Reminded
me of the jail house mouse that would frequent
my cell. An odd sort of connection I'll admit but
rather interesting I reckon.

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Gone Almost Forgotten

Sometimes when my mind's lazy I think of you
The times that happen are getting quite few

Wreaked havoc on my heart 
What the storm did in its path

Sadistically rape my love
Then offered a black dove

Forged a degree to get by
A degree you have to lie

How does knowledge make gold
When there's a hole in the shoe sole

Shame on you big professor
You play my money and me a sucker

Me the poor illiterate woman
Fed clothes and shelter the educated man

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A Marine's Poem - from Iraq

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death;
I look at this war and I’m exhausted, and so out of  breath!

I look to my spirituality for an answer to appear.
I’ve seen fellow marines die and “death” is what I ultimately fear!

The days seem to never end, and this desert is extremely hot!
I’ve witnessed the death of my friend and I ask God, why he got shot?

Yesterday, our platoon leader took a hit; two bullets to the back!
I want my country to know that we do this ---- for her and hope we make it out of Iraq!

I think about my family and I miss their warm and tender essence.
I wonder if my girlfriend thinks of me… I can’t wait to feel her presence.

I hope death doesn’t come for me; that I make it out of this hell hole.
I pray God forgives me for defending country; that I do not lose my soul!!

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Goodbye Granddad

Gravity pulls my tears into pools.
Im sinking in sorrow -emotional fuels. 

Just turn back the time, I just want a moment. 
To say goodbye once, to cherish and own it. 

I loved my granddad - a man more than great.
Paired with my Granny as the perfect mate. 

A montage of memories that rush my soul.
My eyes fill with tears, I'm losing control. 

Just keep it together, it's what he would want. 
They all say the same, but I stand in front. 

Happiness swells, yet sadness prevails.
Like Christ on the cross, with hands full of nails. 

Life has a reason, and death isn't treason.
-It's moving on up.. A lifetime's a season. 

I look to the sky and say my goodbye.
The time won't turn back, I gave it a try. 

I close my eyes and imagine this-
Paradise in a place full of bliss. 

World peace in a piece of the world.
Without loss and bombs never hurled. 

Snow that falls that doesn't freeze.
Sun that shines that doesn't cease. 

A land where "The forever" is real.
A scene where the sick always heal.

Life with infinite love, like gusts in the wind.
Two little doves, with eternities to spend. 

God has a plan, fool-proof to the core. 
Now Granddad's with him, a reward of much more. 

-Yours Truly

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Numbed And Exhausted

Just like closing a book without reading a page,
Or as to a child who is tired of being a kid;
Like a preacher that won’t stay in a pulpit so long
Or to a sprinter who leaves from the running throng.

No time for laughter or for returning a grin
Or consoling oneself for the pain deep within;
No self-pity or pride to be felt by the heart
Yet reserved and reluctant for another start.

Sleep is precious and so desired by the mind
Having no urge for a smoke or for the spirit of wine;
No more is the longing for a kiss or embrace
When the will of a man only needs its own space.

Like a rooster of the dawn that would be cackling no more
As the dew that would dry without wetting at all.
Or a poet who used to spend some long sleepless nights
For the mind is now stalled with nothing to write.

No more rhyming lines or a tune for a song
Though the art for the craft is still able and strong;
But to rest and to rest is what the soul ever wanted
For the spirit that is numbed and so exhausted.

Date & Time of Writing
November 19, 2011
1:32pm – 2:05pm

I had a sleepless night and feeling the pain within my heart up to the time of this writing. I am simply getting impatient of my own patience. I feel that, for such, I become vulnerable to exploitations and blatant lies. Albeit, I still strive to be fair by keeping the pain within myself and hoping that at the end of this particular writing the pain I have inside would be just a driving force of coming up another piece of a candid poem.

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Worn Out Shoes

I tap out the rhythm and the blues
While wearing these old worn out shoes

Any New Rhyming Couplet Contest

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Pluck your soft and gentle strums, Forcing out your fading hums Sing forgotton words, now empty, That used to tug my tears a plenty Whisper through soft lips, the truth, Awakening your dying youth Words of saddening emptiness, Between the Bars, just one more kiss Mumbling lyrics, fumbling strums, Forcing out the softest hums Brush the air with every breath, Until all sound is put to death

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Memories - Abuse

Oh mom I see your blood.
It runs from your nose like a flood.

I cannot run or even hide.
I am screaming inside.

Why is he after me.
I am too little to flee.

I cannot scream or cry loud.
Oh God who am I now.

Where are you mom for I fear.
Oh God, I need you near.

I am so confused.
Why have I been abused.

Mom I see an Angel near.
Now we have nothing to fear.

Why did he do these things to us...

Edward J. Ebbs :(

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on the impending demolishment of the Harewood Dams

For decades now we've swam, we've played
and on the grass, in sunshine laid.
A haven for our meditations
visited by our many generations.
Pristine beauty, nature's pride,
and now, bereft, tears we've cried.
To be destroyed, torn asunder.
Governments decree, a total blunder.
Safety issues is their claim,
so our park they now defame.
This decision, we don't understand, 
upcoming destruction of community land.
Other solutions they will not hear.
Their stubbornness abundantly clear.
We now say goodbye to memories
of wandering through paths of trees
beside the lakes of childhood life.
Their idea of progress cuts like a knife.
For decades now we've swam and played
and on the grass, in sunshine laid.
A haven for our meditations
that's been stolen from future generations.

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Always pulling rabbits 
From the bottom of my hat,
Always looking forwards,
Never looking back.
Like to keep you laughing,
Laughing through the night,
Keeps our broken hearts at bay,
Hidden from the light.

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A Tear That Is His

                           That same raindrop catches me either in the sun or shade...
                            The clouds look all the same but for a few that won't fade...
                                        The taste of a tear is always on my tongue...
                                                A salty spice from a cry not sung...
                                             I look up to Heaven to see who it is...
                                               My unborn child , a tear that is his...

                                                      written by Michael J Falotico
                                                         Falling Raindrop contest
                                                        sponsored by Carol Brown

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Give Me A Break

Give me a shelter, give me a break 
Give me a job! Give me a piece of steak 
Give me a chance! Give me a break 
Give me shelter for my whole body aches. 

I have no place I can call my own, 
I got no place where to relax my bones, 
I don't have a table and I don't have a bed 
I got me nothing! Not even a piece of bread. 

Sometimes I feel like I am already dead, 
I'm just a human being that needs to get ahead, 
I lost my job, I lost my home and I lost my family, 
Can you please help me and pray for me? 

Give me a shelter, give me a break 
Give me a chance! My life is at stake 
I am a homeless person, but please, give me a break 
Give me a shelter for my whole body aches. 

Give me a shelter, give me a break 
Give me a job! Give me a piece of steak 
I don't have a table and I don't have a bed 
I am homeless.I got nothing!Can you please,give me a piece of bread? 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 


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Mr Wonderful

A broken promise, demoralized man who is incapable of being true, 	
A thoughtless coward, oblivious clown, this is what I think of you,

A woeful chicken, a runaway guy is how you're now portrayed,
A selfish critter, a prideful morsel is the reputation you have made,

When flesh spoils in a slaughter house the smell of you comes to mind,
For your manipulation has made you completely colorblind,

In your mothers soil you were the bad seed,
As you grew up we realized you were just a weed,

A fragmentation, with no revelation is who you really are,
A scab that stopped healing, the beggar who keeps on stealing, now just another scar,

A predicable cycle, a sick little mess, a hidden agenda that isn’t well dressed,
A miserable liar, disposable fool, too bad you weren’t like an infertile mule,

Just like a wolf, you would consume your own,
For apparently humanity was something you were never shown,

Just like wild animals that abandon their first litter,
You fit right in, you unoriginal quitter.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Indigenous I Am, from the Stolen Generations

This is a journey, a trip call it what you will It follows the footsteps of my ancestors, and allows my thoughts too spill Firstly let me take you back, to tell you so little of my past Indigenous I am, from the "Stolen Generations" I did not last This is why I must make this journey, to allow me to find the real me To retrace the few steps I made, to rediscover what my young eyes seen How ironic that the person I'll ride with, is the son of the then official Whose deliberation to round up us children, the scene, locale It's now the morn of our travel, where I look I find hard to see The peripheral of the distant horizon, is all that really captures me The town where I grew up so young, barely to the age of five Perth, now bustles like a termites nest, zig zagging in busily strive Into the bush we go, to a place where us youngsters so enjoyed Moore River Native Settlement, which soon became children void As I walk my arid lands, patterned in the heat of this day I recall with every step, where us Indigenous children played We could survive on the smallest of fruit, water we could easily find Even the son of the then official, said that we are a superior kind He marvelled when I spotted tracks, traces of where animals crossed Remembering back to when I was five years old, our lands always talked We opened up as we led our horses, introduced all those centuries ago They opened up my lands, rivers we walked, now the white man flows This is a journey I had to make, it's called, it's in my will No more "Stolen Generations" no more will my culture spill

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Baby Shalom's Shattered Dreams

Daddy, mommy, why are you laying me down on the grave?
I was dreaming before that you’ll be putting me in my cozy crib.

Are you so remorseful and that's the reason you are crying?
I’m only five months old trying to understand  your feeling.

You got married so young and you didn’t know what to do
You didn’t  take care of me in your womb but, still I love you so.

I was dreaming and wishing you to nurture me with your love
Give all the things I need until I grow and make you proud.

I am so deeply wounded,  but I forgive you with what you did
I’ll just be your little angle to guide you both and your next kid.

As we bid  goodbye then , bring with you my shattered dreams
I do plead, to my brothers or sisters make them whole again.

Daddy, mommy, thank you so much for my very  beautiful name
Don’t forget your Baby Shalom whose love will forever be the same.

First Place
Contest: Unborn Babies Dream
Judged: 10/14/2012
Poet Sponsor: Scribe Marlon Linton

Written: Oct. 11,2012

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Silence of My Mother's Eyes

Dull from age even her eyes can no longer tell a story, Alzheimer’s disease silenced her mind - I’m so sorry.
Written August 11, 2012 For Black Eyed Susan's contest "Silence" Placed 2nd in contest

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Rat Race

Rat race, rat race,
All going to the same place,
Move faster and pay no mind,
Their games keep mankind blind,
Another number for the rich,
Someday when were in their ditch,

Rights, fights,
Gave them away for ravenous appetites,
Illusions and delusions
I pled guilty to sinister pollution,
Frustration comes 
As humanity goes numb

Rat race, rat race,
Inevitable landslide
Full of pride
Everyone’s lied,
Morality has died,
With arms open wide

America the Great
Like prey, they just wait
Bow down to your money
Make love to your greed
While you feed your need
Vampires now lead.

By: Sabina Nicole

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The Ninth Of December

Daddy left Mommy, when I was two
She really didn't know what to do
Four little children under the age of six
Was a situation, she just could not fix

Christmas was coming, she didn't have a dime
The bills were piling up at the same time
She tried to focus on her belief,
Lost the battle and applied for relief

A county program, for the very poor
Barely kept the collectors from our door
So sad she was, by her lack of funds,
She couldn't buy presents, for her little ones

With grandma watching us, she left to go out
She never came home, we were forgot about
I was too young to remember Christmas that year,
It was years, before the whole story, I'd hear

Grandma tried hard to make it right,
She took care of us until Mom returned, one night
Branded in my memory, the day of her return
After nine long months, I would later learn

Mom never mentioned the time she was away
She loved us to the fullest every single day
Twenty-four years quickly flew by
When I think of the day it happened, I cry

God took my mother on the ninth of December
Unexpected, a loss I'll always remember
Going through her belongings, we came across.
A small newspaper article, that intensified the loss

How we found it I will  never know
This plea, with a picture, from so long ago
As I read the article, blurred by my tears
I was transported back, through the years

To a little girl on grandma's knee
Looking at a shabby, Christmas Tree
Crying for her mommy, who wasn't there
While grandma patted her silky hair

Grief, it hit me, no time to hesitate
When I saw the significance of the date
December ninth, the paper, said it all
Memory upon memory, I would recall

Two events, so many years apart
Yet, I could feel the child with a broken heart
Holiday Spirit, sad to say, I had none
Decorating that year without the usual fun

Mommies little tree, on a table it sat
Her homemade ornaments, and a tree mat
Going through the motions, I have to admit
All I wanted to do, was quit

Events don't shape us, they make us learn
Even grief, has its turn
Memories of a Christmas, thirty years past
Impressions, they fade, but still last

By Karla Null~Godsgift~

Your "Saddest" Christmas Ever Contest

Sponsored by Constance LaFrance~A Rambling Poet~

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There was a ballplayer named "Ron",
I would always run home to watch him on television.

He batted fourth and played the third base spot,
That's the corner they always called "Hot".

As a power hitter and great fielder he stayed,
Fifteen years in the big leagues he played.

An "All Star" player many times over,
Because he was a perennial "Gold Glover".

He wore the number 10 on his uniform,
But his emotions for his team on his sleeve were worn.

Ron Santo was this player's name,
He should be in baseball's "Hall of Fame".

He was tenacious about his life's view,
Ever positive, as he fought Diabetes and Cancer too.

I had the good fortune to meet the man,
And listened to his story of the "Black Cat"....SCRAM!!!

He raised awareness and millions for JDRF,
Gone now to the ages, this his legacy would be left.

One thing that all of you should know,
Wherever he went, he put on a great show.

On a "Field of Dreams" he now will play,
Where he can click his heels every day.

Swollen with tears now our red eyes we rub,
At the endearing loss of "This Old Cub".

We'll miss his radio groans, his sighs, and his laughter too,
Because like us, his veins ran only with "Cubbie Blue".

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Searching for Summer

Nasty old winter is getting me down
I'm looking for summer all over town

I lift up a blanket of snow off the ground
Sadly there is no green grass to be found

My very next stop I'll go down to the beach
With waves and sand summer may be in reach

The lake is solid like a piece of glass
No sign of summer I'm freezing my ass

Summer summer reveal yourself to me
Sun warm my face place leaves on a tree

Hey wait a minute is that a red Rose?
I pick it up, place it under my nose

I'm so sad to say, the rose isn't real
You can imagine how sad I now feel

My search is over I know when I'm licked
As I head home I'm feeling real ticked

I see a young woman walking my way
Wearing a bikini on this cold day

A glimpse of summer my heart starts to race
I'm confused, yet there's a smile on my face

Searching for Summer contest
By Richard Lamoureux
March 14, 2013

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How can I get a fire started?
It's too cold, the sun has departed.
Northern winds whipping by,
Filling darkness in my sky.
I cannot shake my weariness.
It steals away my springtime bliss.
Bitter cold, and to my bone
Under gray skies I am all alone.


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Her little linen doll

That little linen doll from December
She gave me with her heart, I remembered.
By her tiny hands thus not as perfect
But ‘twas a memory I couldn’t neglect.
My little baby really tried her best,
I saw her stitching at night without rest.
And when that needle jabbed her soft, white skin,
She’d be strong, hid her tears with a large grin.
Then that day had come, her doll was finish
December twenty-fifth, I would not wish,
The Lord took her away, out on the street.
Just a young child, her youth’s still incomplete.
As we pull her out from the twisted wreck
Wrapped in her arms, something I wouldn’t expect.
There held in tight, her little linen doll...
The picture was so vast, I must recall.
I will never forget, that fateful night,
When the angels sang to the blinding light
But she is gone, what’s the use of regrets?
What was left will always be in my chest.
Our memories and times we were together,
Sewn in her doll, sealed by her endeavor.
Though the doll and my baby have come to past,
They remain in my heart, forever to last.

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To be alone

No one sees you walking by
No one cares to you say hi
You feel alone, with not a soul
Accompanying you inside this hole

Your heart is clasped with a cold hard touch
From a society absent of this it is so much
It hurts so bad when no one sees you cry
To be your friend no one cared to try

Look this way and your soul to behold
That I am someone that has felt the cold
Of a society absent and no one cared to try
To lift me up, because nobody saw me cry

Dear lonely person with no one to hold
Come seek friendship from me it's not to bold
Sure I tend to shy from the crowd
But I will listen to your heart that speaks not so loud

I do not pretend to be someone I am not
So of a true friend you have confidently sought
Look no further I will always care to try
For I always will be here to carry you when its time to cry

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Daisy Chains

We make daisies into a chain.
Giggling, laughing, it starts to rain.
We lift our faces to the sky
and soon we're drenched, you and I.

I close my eyes for a moment , brief.
Opening them I'm consumed with grief.
My heart is pounding in the dark night.
Gone is my child, the meadow, the light.

Only in dreams do you come to me.
In morning light my tears run free.
I long for sleep to see you again.
Only my dreams bring relief from pain.

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Diverging Cross roads

Lady with expressions of peace, grace and poise Aura of calm, aloof from surrounding cacophony of noise A motherly sculpture stands there all alone Memorable remains of mortal, ages by-gone She oozes all woman-like beauty and charisma Still standing at cross-roads of life, in a dilemma At night, secretly she weeps silent sad tears Drop by drop, dreams and desires flow, washed out by fears A searing pain shoots up from the hollows of emptiness In a world full of people, she's surrounded by loneliness Lest her plaster of Paris mask cracks, as pangs surface above She yearns achingly, regretting her long forsaken love There is sometimes too much worldly, put up at stake Burdened with Duties to perform, sacrifices to make Craving for soft whispers of love, she longs for freedom To love and be loved unconditionally, reign as Queen of her kingdom A contemporary heart tied down at the altar of tradition She'd rather spread wings, soar high in the sky of ambition Not wanting at all to lead a divided soulless life Still went on being the dutiful mother and wife Day in and day out, she spent years of life, pondering Which path of the cross roads to take, ever wondering Until one day God saw this fine woman of Virtue He transformed her then into an inspiring immortal statue Till this day this the gracious Lady at the cross roads stands there Reminding us of such women quietly living among us,everywhere! Yesha Shah for Gail Doyle's "Standing at a Cross roads contest"

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                          - Your Hair Was Long When We First Met -

Flickering Over a Computer Screen Her
Projected Light Soaked into His Eyes.

                         - You Made Me Weep With Passion -

I Became Nocturnal Just To See You,
It Killed My Bones and Enriched My Head.
                         - Your Smile Moved My Skin -

Holding Your Hips While Your Hands 
Became Soaked in Dish Water.

                           - I Remember Clasping Them in Mine -

Leading You Up To Our Room and The
Love, it Exploded Through The Walls.

                           - Ten Years Later With Our Clique of Friends -

Your Hair Flickered Through The Candlelight
And Through The Meaningless Conversations.

                          - But It's Just Old Light -

The Various Candlelit Parties Strove On For A
Decade or Two and Your Beauty Multiplied.

                          - Nocturnal Again -

Although Our Appearances Where Grey We
Held Each Other on the Sand, Time Slipping

                          - Slipping So Quickly -

The Moon Fragrented The Sand A Crimsoned
White, and Your Skin Tingled Beneath Mine.

                          - I Held You Till You Slept -

                                         - You Were So Weak -

Back in Candlelight, Your Hair Reflickered, And You
Smiled Even Though You Could Barely Breathe

                         - I Stroked Your Hair -
                     - And Told You All About Us -

"You Are My Sweetest Downfall, I Loved You First"

It Was Repetitive and I Whispered It Right into your
Ear Until Your Breath Caught Up With Your Heart.

 - You Were So Weak -                       

              - And I Held You Till You Slept -

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Broken Pieces

                                 My eyes closed as broken pieces fell to the floor...
                               Through my fingers they dropped by an open door...
                              The breeze blew in as I struggled to put them back...
                                         Some fit and others drifted into cracks...
                                    The hands of the clock don't flip back like pages...
                                   They only tick on and fade like curtainless stages...
                           As the door closes I stare at the pieces left on the ground...
                      Only to remember how the beat of two hearts made one sound...

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His Screaming Silence

The absence of him speaking cries aloud
Hearts can bleed when there's no sound

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One Excuse Leads To Another

What do you mean you see lies in my eyes?
Stop it now hon...Can't stand it when you cry
You do NOT know me! I swear I would never...
(What can I do? Can't hide this forever)

She asked me to dance, I was just being kind
Got crazy and drunk, lost track of the time
She said she would drive 'cause she didn't drink
Whose car? Don't remember; ours, I think
Kiss her? No way! (At least not on the face)
Where? Well I guess we went back to her place
I swear to god hon, I'm telling the truth!
First time!...Her name? I-uh, think it was Ruth...

Can you ever forgive me? Please have a heart
Can't forget? Okay, I guess that's a start...

(DAMN IT, you're a fool! What the HELL did you do?
Shoulda' denied the whole thing; she doesn't trust you!
What about the others? Can't get any dumber!
Gotta' THINK...Oh god; did I give her my number?)

***Loosely based on the divorce of two very good friends of mine... 
Susan's contest

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Dirty Dan

<                             Driving along in my automobile
                               Seen homeless man holding sign will work for his meals

                               Should I stop or should I just Go !
                               Should I give Or Should I just say hell No !

                              But what if that was me
                              Crying out with such pitty

                              Not knowing where to get next meal
                              Three kids crying at worn out heels

                             Cardboard boxes to call our home
                             Dumpster diving for pieces of foam

                             Think I'll give him a piece of my pot
                             Opened wallet and gave him alot

                             A nice twenty came on out
                             Wiped out was his sadden pout

                             Drove by an hour later
                             Homeless camp wiped off roadmarks slatter

                             Wonder where dirty Dan had now roamed
                              Just hope he finds a better suitable home

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The Second Man

Am I doomed to live a tale I cannot simply complete?
Shall I always remember her with every knocking beat?

I loved a girl who was never supposed to be mine, 
I drew her sky with lilies and her ground with pine; 

Saw new horizons from the beam of her blue eyes, 
Never knew these radiant cyans could be made of lies;

They warned me not to dream far with a too-closed lid,
Vanity told me it is envy and my vision became turbid! 

First month was a walk in Eden with roses flying in between, 
Second month declared the birth of a love yet not foreseen; 

The third summoned all jealous gazes and murmurs in a chest, 
In the fourth she disappeared and no it is not some silly jest! 

I wandered far and long trying to figure out as much as I can,
Why the only girl I loved would run away with another man?

Does love deceive humans when it manipulates and controls them?
How easy for us to blindly fall into a cleverly-webbed state of rem!

A year passed me by with all of its months and weeks and days, 
I aged in that empty year but had to bitterly live that phase;

Just then I saw her striding along the road, a vision to be seen,
The girl, who haunts me still, was carrying a baby so serene!!

My heart grew colder as I greeted her with the words I barely mustered, 
The scene deadened me since then and left me again heart-flustered! 

(True Story - Happened between 1996 and 1997)

© Guru Jad 2013

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We Made An Angel

We made an Angel for Jesus,
although he was tiny and small,
he’s now in the army of Jesus,
and helps to watch over us all.

Our baby was born in October. 
A beautiful blue eyed boy.
He appeared to be healthy and happy, 
he filled our hearts full of joy.

We had him for only a short time. 
His life seemed so normal at first!
Just before he was two, without warning, 
his health took a turn for the worst!

Six months later, he went up to heaven, 
to explain it, we won’t even try!
For a while, we were groping for reasons, 
why someone, so young had to die?

We kept on searching for answers, 
for what we could not understand?
Why God, would let this thing happen, 
was it all just a part of His plan?

All of a sudden it hit us, 
we knew just what God had in mind!
He let us make Him an Angel, 
to help Him watch over mankind!

Yes, we made an Angel for Jesus, 
although he was tiny and small,
but he’s big in the Army of Jesus, 
and helps to watch over us all!

Dedicated to Angel Bobby 
(Robert William Taylor -  1968-1971)

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A Whisper In The Dark

                                      Lost in the rain, I did't see your smile...
                                Tugging on the strings of my heart for a while...
                                     I reach my hands through the darkness... 
                                     Clenching and holding all that's endless...
                                  I try to scream but whispers steal my voice...
                                 And only silence and blindness are my choice...
                             Like a drop of rain that never reaches the ground...
                             My cries of desperation fall to a all to similar sound...

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The Ugly Sin

We can't get back the years we have lost
The Demon inside stole you at all cost

The father you loved and trusted in
Took your innocence a mortal sin

Your broken spirit yearns more of the same
Now he tells me... that I am to blame

I should have not left you and trusted him
Denial has ways of making life grim

Now what can I do since he took my child
In ways someone could never take mild

I have no witness but you my sweet girl
Protecing your secret till God's grace unfurls

In bed thinking what could I have done
Of all Ugly... this the ugliest one~

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New Glasses

At last the blackboard I can clearly see Then whisperes of "four eyes" come to me My heartfelt joy is turned to tears I still remember, after all these years

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Unravel Me

Tears stream like water, rain in the night
A heart that still hungers for all to be right
Stoned by a circle, mocked while on stage
Emotions grow heavy from pain into rage
Scabs that were healing I picked them apart
All to uncover, I had to restart.

The essence of the soul, Purity
Only in your arms, Security
For the ship is overtaken by rough waves
I know that You’re the one who saves
Hear me while I sit
In the dark.

Carelessness, comes from movie clips inside my mind
Walls built to last start to unwind
And I can’t take the ache within the knots
It’s as if all I’ve learned I just forgot
For the flames of bitter yesterdays just ignite
Restless with this walk, I lose my sight

The essence of the soul, purity
Only in your arms, security
For the ship is overtaken by rough waves
I know that You're the One who saves
Hear me while I sit 
In the dark.

But I’m not alone
No I’m not alone
Going to the otherside
I must resist this fear 
Come alive!

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: 4-8-12
Song written for the piano

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Not Your Fight

Dragging, lagging down this road,
Many things I was never told,
Stumble, tumble to the ground,
Looked up and saw no one was around,
Scraped and bruised... on both knees,
Begging for this disease to seize,
One more breath before I break,
When suddenly I realize You died for my sake,

When I can’t seem to find the words to say,
To cancel out these feelings of dismay,
When all I’ve seen was equivalent to shame,
And tornados wipe right through the pain,
When water washes the frailty and dishonor,
And most thought I was just a goner,
Your whispers penetrate my night,
 Speaking out “this is not your fight”
“ I died to fill your life with might”

Holes in souls are hard to bare,
Especially when your scars are there,
Hearts that plead to overflow,
Sometimes bleed and cannot let go,
But through the madness and through the times,
There is only one name that comes to my mind,
Nails that sacrificed for our greater good,
Can relate to my deaths even if He was misunderstood,

When I can’t seem to find the words to say,
To cancel out these feelings of dismay,
When all I’ve seen was equivalent to shame,
And tornados wipe right through the pain,
When water washes the frailty and dishonor,
And most thought I was just a goner,
Your whispers penetrate my night,
Speaking out “this is not your fight”
This is not your fight,
This is not your fight.

Sabina Nicole

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Wine and a swine

The weaker 
the wine, 
the bleaker 
the swine.

Volodymyr Knyr

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Little Bimbo

A long time ago we had a pet, his name was Little Bimbo
He came to us all bald and crying, his mother he didn’t know.

Our dad had bought him from some kids, who were trying to kill him to eat.
They had killed his mother before, and now they wanted this baby for meat.

Our dad was a strong sailor and it was before the quarantine laws.
He threw the children money, and grabbed the baby’s paws.

Bimbo came to live with us, he lived inside a fireside oven.
You may think we would eat him, but no. it was the warmth that it did govern.

Bimbo grew and played with us like a little brother or sister.
He would hide inside our jumper, if he didn’t like a strange mister.

One day poor Bimbo trapped his tail, it was really quite a shock.
Especially when the vet said, "The rest of it was also for the chop."

Poor Bimbo was now accident prone, his balance he had lost.
He fell into a thorn bush one day and now his sight was lost.

The vet was upset, but not as much as we were on that day.
Our little pet monkey Bimbo was taken far away.

Our mum tried to pretend he was being looked after. and that he was well
We knew the truth when the vet came round, and returned  Bimbo’s little Bell.

©~GG~ 2012

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Hate does not nearly explain what one feels When "cancer" strikes and life's joys it steals Randomly it comes to the young and old So often before life's stories are told God's reasons cannot be understood Faith commands the bad and the good I sit by his bedside and hold him tight Easing his passing with all of my might Sometime soon we may find the answer To this horrible scourge called cancer

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They say “God has forsaken us just look around”
Wars and storms are destroying our hometowns,
They say “if there is a God why are so many in need?”
People are steeling and lying with hearts overwhelmed with greed
They say “It’s all Gods fault”… man takes no blame,
We curse God, push him out of our lives, and then accuse him when we are put to shame,
Oh blinded world filled with an abundance of vanity
You speak evil of him with mouths filled with profanity
Disobeying all he has commanded us to do
His rules were made to keep us safe, to avoid the chaos in which we now suffer through
They say “God is far and he doesn’t care”
When it is our hearts that have turned from him, grown cold, brittle and bare
All we have to do is repent and change our wicked ways
Then in the blink of an eye he will restore us to our golden days
But human pride thinks it can beat him and reason thinks it will win
Read the bible, rebelliousness is how destruction all begins
Society gets darker and more corrupt each and every year
Many are growing hopeless and becoming overwhelmed by fear
God never left us… we as a country left him
God cannot bless a nation who is worshiping sin
In his infinite mercy he has allowed judgment to shake up his lost sheep
Those raindrops you see are his tears…yes our God does weep
Wake up great nation remember why we have been incredibly blessed
It’s not because we’re so brilliant it’s because our forefathers made vows to God that we would give him our best
Generations are born and then they die
It is our obligation to leave a legacy about our creator who is more than just a mystery hidden in the sky
His eyes watch over every human, animal, insect and tree
His love holds this entire world unconditionally
So take some time to consider how fragile are lives really are
Man can’t stop natural disasters or shootings by a mad man in a car
Live each day in love, forgiveness and submission
Put away idolatry, lust and religious tradition
Make a decision to have a “personal” relationship with God alone
And watch how life will change for you whether you’re young or already grown.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: 11/6/12

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There is never enough time

There is never enough time to just hold you and look into your eyes
Just one more second is all i need but its never there

There is never enough time to tell you that i need you
Or time for the romance that i so badly want to share

There is never enough time to find out about your day
Because there is always way to much to do

There is never enough time for  your attention
Just to stop and say  i love you

There is never enough time to find out all your wants in life
Your dreams ambitions and were you want to be

There is never enough time for you to look toward the future
And if there was would you see me

Theres never enough time for you to truly be mine
Between work and kids and chores

There is never enough time for me to be satisfied
You always leave me wanting more

There will never be enough time to tell you all my wants in life
Or how i have the next three years planned

Theres never enough time for uss
And i dont think you'll ever understand


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The horror of the story stuns,
Another massacre with guns.

So many innocents are lost.
They paid the catastrophic cost.

But there are folks who stoutly say
Their guns and amunition stay

Or they and loved ones could be harmed.
They vow they must be fully armed.

Some of the folks who run the show,
Say that assault rifles must go.

The other side with different view,
Say guns don't kill, but people do.

They cannot find a common ground
And sensible answers are not found.

While they are wrangling and delay,
School children are the ones to pay.

When two sides argue and defer
More tragic incidents occur.

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Withering Petals

Withering petals from a red rose falling to ground, silently they fall,but in my mind make a large sound. © kash poet 2012 ==================000================== Placement:1st ;(March 2012) Contest:Twenty Twenty Sponsor:David Williams

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Night time thoughts

There’s a persistent pain eating away at my heart
Memories of what was… tearing me apart
How can I smile after all I have seen?
How can I dance when I am in this machine?
There’s a repetition chipping away at my soul
Fighting for the right to be complete and whole
How can I sing when sorrow weighs heavy on my chest?
I tried giving you my absolute best
There’s a fight between my spirit and mind
I need more than a temporary sign
I need more than this internal grief
I need waters to flow in order to gain relief
There is a fire brewing underneath these twigs and sticks
Illuminating all the shames and dirty tricks
Revitalizing purpose and desire
Learning to submit to someone much higher
How can I fly with wings of distortion?
How can I rebirth this emotional abortion
Numbness lasts for parts of this season
When all one knows has committed treason
Questions rose during battle and retaliation
Nights under stars are born inspirations
It’s as Sweet as honey in its final hour
Only pure love can bring forth life, restoration and power.

By: Sabina Nicole

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I wonder if you see me ,
if you really care,
If I’ve become some spirit ,
just passing through you there.
A will’o'wisp with no real form,
to tie me to your sphere,
I am just a haint to you ,
with naught to hold me here.
We used to be lovers bold,
and cared naught who saw,
held tight with bands of brightened gold,
without a taint or flaw.
But you have found another,
who’s caught your soul from thee,
torn it like a paper mask,
worn on Hallow’s eve.
So tis not I , the haint,
but you my dear,
and you don’t realize,
the spider caught you in her web ,
and drained you with her lies.

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Go Go Girl

Pretty girl dancing on stage with an edge.
Hiding softness with cold eyes that look dead.

Costumes and glitter a mans fantasy.
Not the person she thought one day she'd be.

Daddy's little girl that was yesterday.
Today she's Lost in the rolls that she plays.

She looks in the eyes of the men as they stare.
Dancing and giarating swinging her hair.

Feeling the beat as she moves to the song.
Trying to believe she's doing nothing wrong.

Hoots and hollers they say take it all off.
Dirty old man at the front with a cough.

Dancing for money she has bigger dreams.
At home all alone her tears fall in streams.

A few more months maybe another year
Yet look at these girls that are still dancing here

Lies so convincing one day they will stop
Pouring out dreams never reaching the top


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I'm Not As Strong As You Think I am

I'm not sure how much more of this I can take,
At any given moment, I may break.

It's harder than I thought, to watch you die.
I say "I'm good", but it's just a lie.

Every visit, leaves me broken.
With every jumbled sentence spoken,

You fight so hard, to maintain your grip.
Even still, I watch you slip.

I'll laugh and smile, as long as I can,
But I am not as strong as you think I am

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Bright Hungry Belly

Return to the desk the teacher and classmate
The bell rings hurry you don't want to be late

Mother pushing for your learning bright hungry belly
Father is absent not a penny milking the skinny cow shelly 

Grandfather swells on self not caring who die or live
Deeming it sacrilege to dip in his pocket and a penny give

Grandmother tries to hold it all together knowing the need
Giving of her means caring the bright hungry belly to feed

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when people say

Every day,
You would think people pray,
They scream Jesus mighty name,
But constantly use it in utter vain,
No one ever says Buda when they get upset,
They just say the name who freed us all with no remorse or regret.

By: Sabina Nicole
Contest: Word I Hate When people Say
Written: 7/23/12

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On Bended Knee

awareness of what she had done
liberated tears, one by one

memories flooded her musing
sorrow struck for what she’d be losing

her vision began to blur
her words no more than a slur

“how did I get to this point”?
a moment, she could not appoint

where there was hurt, she felt numb
her core felt vacant like a drum

eyelids curtain, all became dark
nothing now but a question mark

“will God forgive and welcome me”?
I pray He will, on bended knee

April 21, 2012
For Paula's CONTEST "...and with a sip"

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My Days have Come, My Nights have Past,
Death has Come to Me at Last.

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Too Deep

I’m tired but I don’t want to sleep-
For when I sleep, I go down to deep-

And it is hard to see the light ahead-
When inside your heart feels all to dead-

When your life is based on shaky ground-
Every second the air seems to gain a pound-

And you know you can’t fix the past-
When every time you know you’ll come in last-

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It's Time I was Moving On

Sad news today, February 6th in our year 2011
To "The Great Gig in the Sky" sell out in Heaven

My favourite blues rock guitarist, Mr Irish Gary Moore
Joins the "Midnight Blues, "Too Tired" no more will he tour

At fourteen years of age he received his first guitar
Like many budding rockers aspirations to be a rock star

The Beatles, Elvis Presley and the amazing Albert King
Heavily influenced this left hander, who made his right hand sing

As he grew past his teens, the genre he'd enter would mean
The likes of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Hendrix, now he's seen

Blues Rock it was to be, when Peter Green caught his ear
If you grew up with this maestro, you'll know his career

It started way back, way back in 1969
Skid Row, from Dublin he joined, as the music industry would find

This is where his association began, with Lynott, bassist extraordinaire
Many nights sharing the blues, this two Irishmen would share

His solo career just grew and grew, then into Thin Lizzy he would blend
Sharing the Black Rose stage with Phil his Irish friend

The blues became his life, with two Albert's who'd share his stage
Guesting with his 'Midnight Blues Band' many a jam they would engage

I now close my humble tribute, for he'll always be in my heart
On this day in Estepona, Spain, my hero in final depart

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When I Call You Mama

Mama can you hear me call your name?
Doesn't matter,I love you just the same.

Ninety years you've lived here on this earth.
And you have struggled ever since your birth.

A mother who was cold,a distant father.
An alcoholic husband who couldn't bother.

Now you live your days out in confusion.
Life to you is just a dark illusion.

When I call you mama,you just stare.
Sadly,I wonder is somebody there?

Yet I'll keep on showering you with love.
Some day we'll be together up above.

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All The Lonely Souls Need Love

He sat so bent and crooked on that bench
So sad to see it gave your heart a wrench

Wrapping his bony arms around his chest
The old man struggled,tried his very best

To fend off chills here on this dreary day
I sat with him and listened to him say

The words that trickled softly from his lips
In between the day old coffee sips

"My Belle and I we used to come to town
When we got tired we'd come here and sit down

This was our special place,we loved it so
We'd feed the birds and have a cup of joe

With arms around each other hold so tight
Until the afternoon turned into night

But now my Belle has left and gone above
Without her I have nobody to love"

With that he struggled up and walked away
I watched as he diminished in the day

So many lonely people in this world
If we could take a hand,our hearts unfurled

We might just ease their sorrow for awhile
All it would cost would maybe be a smile

So next time you see sad and empty eyes
Just take a minute,listen to their cries

It might enrich your life and give them hope
We all need someone's love to help us cope

* for John Heck's "Blink!" contest

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Rammed Into The Weedbed

Rammed into the weedbed she found her way to shore.
Her thoughts invaded by her crew who shifted on her boards.
Back across the water; her visions through a door.
One that shut repeatedly when shipmates pulled her chords.
Resting now as though a chore
that sailors leave like lords.
Down the boardwalk from the floor
relieving her in hoards.
Maiden ship from head to core
who's damage comes in torrids
Without these journeys and your lore
these men would have no swords.

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Put Down NUKES, Put Up Yir' Dukes- - - - - - - --------

HUMAN BEINGS MAN...don't tell me it was necessary!
Couple hundred thousand people obliterated in a few seconds is beyond the realms of scary.

Truman you musta' been sniffin' glue know you didn't need to do it. 
I can hear ya' today giving the A-ok to the Enola Gay, "Kill 'em screw it!"

And not only did you pull it once, but you saw the need to do it twice. 
It wasn't like the "Little Boy" you deployed landed in a field of rice

No sir, ya' went and sent the "Fat Man" to devastate the city of Nagasaki even faster!
Just three days after the blaze reeking disaster plaster casting Hiroshima in disaster!

Now before ya' good old boys start raisin' yir' voice about December Seven!
Ramblin' off at the mouth racist claims and who is or isn't gonna be in heaven.

Half a century to think about whether or not two wrongs makes a right.
and ya' still can't see the sin in bringin' NUKES instead puttin' two dukes up in the fight?

Are you kidding me? Someone please tell me the rationale in evaporating innocent women and babies.
when the question arises of taking harmless family's lives....the answer is IFS, ANDS, or MAYBES!

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So Many

So many surviving,
Desperation is driving
Impulsive decisions
In need of emotional circumcision,
So many astray
In a world of disarray
Polluted by deception
In need of a spiritual resurrection,
So many sedated
Zombies that have mated
Domino effect
When the substance causes havoc
So many in a daze
From their lies and heathen ways
False comfort, counterfeit light
Consuming all their appetites
So many in chains
From years of hurt and pain
Paralyzed by the one
Who was cast out of the sun
So many bleeding
Yet they are doing the leading
Cannibals are feeding
Not listening to those who are pleading
So many, so many,    run away
Traded their birth right for moments of gray,
Tranquilizers to disguise
The torment they hold deep inside
So many forgot,
That blood was shed to remove their spots
Tormented  souls who have fallen down
Those who found out no one was around
So many isolated,
Infected with self-hatred
Pride comes before the fall
There is only one who can save them all
Only God can make them whole
Give them a purpose and a goal
So many drowning in their fears
In pure ignorance they don’t see clear.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Teacher of Pain

             teacher of pain 

         why do you stay?

         I had my lesson 

                     for today.

     You tore the last shreds

             of my dreams
    you heard the last

          of    tortured   screams,

         Hoarse and huddled
                  in the rain

    why do you turn to me ...again?

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The leaves are crying 
Winter takes charge

The daylight is gone 
Quietness takes place

The church bell is ringing goodbye 
Angels are singing welcome

The time is getting high 
Check out what is left behind 

So quicker than thought 
Yet a life is gone 

Everyone will go this journey 
Time unknown to anyone is the reason for this goodbye in tears

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A Cowboy Is

The movements of others to far away lands
Drifted into American folklore, within histories hands

Fur trappers they started many centuries ago
In a country to become as the years truly flowed

Centennial by centennial, amidst wars between they
Slowly they emerged into cattle driven play

The vast expanses of prairies so green
Lured Barons of the beast to their riches they always dreamed

Herds in vast amounts recreating the Bison's exist
Where they eventually replaced in numbers, in numerous consist

The eventuality of the Iron Horse, opened these lands up even more
Sheridan, White Oaks even Tombstone, led to street filled open sores

The James Gang and William Bonney, are two that history has shown
No care for what they declared that the Wild West was their throne

The sad thing about the cowboy era, is in the scenery that was left behind
On many a prairie from their past, where greed has left them so blind

We have the opportunity to look back and rewind, for hindsight allows us to do
So many were never ever heroes, just what do we find in them so true

Just for a moment to the future, whilst countries in our time have been invaded
They are the modern Indigenous, like the past, the cowboys left degraded

The above are written from my heart, if you know me you will know me to be true
For if I was born to the Indigenous, to your ancestors, I'd stand in front of you

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Stark disappointment brings silly distress..
That which even tears and trash can't repress..

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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Darts

Drops of sweat slip from my furrowed brow
Eyes squint, select a number and let fly now

Miss again, a millimetre is a mile once more
Aimed for triple twenty, only got double four

The walk of shame, my oh so familiar friend
Silence broken, on alcohol I forever depend

The steel point of eyes bore into my neck
My opponent leaves me a juddering wreck

I lose the match; the wife won’t give me a kiss 
I wish I could have been anything else than this... 

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mixed emotions

As the days go by 
I wonder why
I'm sitting here alone
not answering my phone
I walk along the river 
and then I shiver
I kneel along my bed
praying for those who might be dead
I'm bathed in sunlight
and I feel so bright

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Two lines

Don't ask me why this poem only has two lines.
He left me with these feelings no words can define.

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All Things Being Equal

All things being equal... all things are not Some are fortunate while some get forgot There's no equality in the scheme of things It doesn't seem right, some feel the sting The pangs of hunger, the feeling of despair We have plenty, they've nothing to wear My heart laments at this grave injustice How do we help the needy, the helpless These poor lost souls, they suffer so much While we have plenty within our touch Can someone please tell me why this is so Why can't everyone share in the glow The glow of a life, of gladness and joy Instead of the sadness of young girls and boys Perhaps some time in the days up ahead We'll all know joy and equality instead! © Jack Ellison 2013

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Peter Pan Envy

Peter Pan Envy 

I envy Peter Pan
He never get’s old as a man

He can fly back and forth to never-never land
To his lost boys a merry band

If I had Tinkerbelle’s fairy dust and could fly
I would go up and up into the sky

I would fly up to my wife who’s in heaven
And take her back to nineteen fifty-seven 

The fifties were a great time in life
It was when I met my future wife  

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The Deadly Dart

Wherever I go through out my whole life,
I end up struggling with lots of strife.
Thinking that my life is a total waste,
Wanting it to be over in a haste.

I can feel the pain inside my own heart,
Like someone through at my a deadly dart.
The wound is easing deeper and deeper,
Will the pain ever stop getting bigger?

Feeling emo is never a good thing,
Cutting your arm makes a really bad sting.
Blood is dripping from my arms and my heart,
Failing to dodge the largest deadly dart.

Drowning in all the lies and self pity,
I live each day but always feel sh*tty.
I have lots of thoughts about suicide,
But then I think about those who have died.

Those who have died not just from suicide,
But also those who are really nice guys.
...This "poem" was actually suppose to be a couplet (on any thing you want) for my english 
class but i made this kind bcuz i was feeling emo that day...and also after i was done i read it 
over and it almost sound like a rap song which, i guess, is kinda funny and cool.........

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Words from The living Dead

Wait in the car I’ll be right down,
Don’t want to get sick, I’ll be quick, so stick around.
I feel so bad you know I don’t want to do this,
Don’t hug me and don’t give me a kiss,
I deem myself powerless
And your God must lie
Even your tears these days don’t move my eyes,
Wait in the car I’ll be right in,
Just one more fix and then we can begin,
I wish this stuff was better but I swear I don’t want to get high,
I can still feel the pain in my body… but I swear I did it just to get by,
It’s all about me now don’t you know?
Are childhood love I keep injecting away as the years go,
It’s all about the past… forget that it’s a new day,
My life died along the forbidden way,
Wait in the car it might take me some time,
Gota set it up just right, be nice and clean while I lose my mind,
You know I am a good listener tell me how you feel
That’s what all the junkies tell me while we digest our daily meals.

“I am done waiting in the car you might as well have injected me too
I lost my best friend to something brown and blue”

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: Oct 2, 2012

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No Home

Man with no home, where are you at?
I brought food to where you once sat.

"Here I Am!" A voice spoke free and bold,
"By this old bin, dead from the cold"

I was shocked to find him there,
his corpse lie froze, with a death stare.

At first, I wept at his sad fate,
then grew mad that I was too late.

"Weep not" he said.  "You loved and tried,
There are those who are glad that I died."

"My soul flies free and sings a song,
my shell lies cold, to right an old wrong."

For the One to One, one syllable poem contest.

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Kill Me Dear

The most incredibly ironic scene
To everyone, it is quite obscene
A scene where a lover has to kill
Their soul mate, against their own will
They were trapped in a wicked game
One must die or it would be lame
If they choose not to abide by the rules
Then the world doesn't need more fools
The killing weapon is a gun
So that the injury cant be undone
How is it you're supposed to choose
When your loved one you can't lose?
The two truly loved each other
They can't settle for another
Their code was always and forever
Now, will it ever happen? Never!
She wants them both to stay alive
But she's in denial, both can't survive
She doesn't know what to do
It's just a dream, none of this is true
She closes her eyes wanting to wake
This cruelty she can hardly take
She sits still and cries a river of tears
Struggling to control her own fears
He's already made his choice
But he doesn't want to lose his voice
The pain he's going through is surreal
He wished, it, he could seal
Facing his fears, he walks the line
He convinces himself everything is fine
Walks to her with all his might
His temptation, he must fight
He embraces her, he can't lie
Because one of them has to die
He can't lie and say it'll be okay
Can't charm her with his usual way
He pulls the gun to his head
Logic from his brain has fled
She grabs the gun and yells "no"
The gun has become their mistletoe
Felt like forever, a final kiss
with an eternal bliss
"But honey, you're the one to live
Protecting you is all i have to give"
He puts the gun in her hands
"C'mon do it" is all that he demands
He puts her finger in the trigger
Pulls it, a small bullet with a, damage, bigger
The shot, echoing still in her ear
While he mouthed "kill me dear"

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They took him away, I don’t understand
He was wrongly accused, I’m taking the stand
They said he was bad, was that all they could say?
He was actually good; isn’t that a shame
He suffered badly;  can’t believe he didn’t won
Ten years in prison, now this is wrong
He payed the price, can you live with that?
Keep questioning yourself, did he take that shot?
They said life is too short, I’m disagreeing with that
I think life is unfair and that’s a fact.

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I Sing A Sad Song

I sing a sad song for the cold, lonely
Moments no one will admit to aloud.

I sing a sad song for all of the broken promises
Made with thoughtless illusions.

I sing a sad song for the faces pressing
Against the window panes in longing.

I sing a sad song for wild anticipation
Of days with happy endings that never come.

I sing a sad song for the telephone
that never rings enough.

I sing a sad song for all of those who
Waste time singing sad songs...

Like you and

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The Difference My Life He Did Make

The Difference My Life He Did Make

Precious are the memories which lift my soul
Soring to heights of remembered laughs
The joys having made eternal will always last
Good experiences for the lessons I did learn 
This life of a man who shared in kind
For in his living day by day
This man helped me in showing the way
A way of living as a better husband father and man
A way of living that I might stand
To stand tall for family friendship and right
That from this day-forth his trodden path reflects light
Light to shine when worries I do care
Light to glow my path when in despair
I rejoice to know the difference my life he did make

In remembrance of my Father-In-Law
Poem by Mark A. Goodson (son-in-law)

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Not in the Night

        Now begins the night
   my world defines itself in light.
      when everyone has gone....
     I look around and I'm alone.

         The barren room recalls
your voice and how the cadence falls.
         footsteps on the stairs,
                 I turn to touch
             who isn't there.

          Splinters in my hands,
from crawling through the netherlands.
      I'm Lost beyond the wire,
    barbed and brutal with desire.

      I'm forced to face the ways
to try and spend these loathsome days.
           But I would be alright
                 except for you............
                      in the night

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Detox me from this World

Obsessions and vanities 
False lovers, calamities

Misfortune and shame
Our world’s sinister game

The more you have the more you need,
Fixing your eyes on possessions and greed.

Stab your neighbor through their eye
So they are blinded by your lie.

Keep all busy and far from home
So children are left to roam alone,

Murdered by the age of eighteen
What do you expect when your world is creating machines?

Assembly lines are still in effect,
Just this time it’s your soul they require you to check,

Loyalty fades through each generation,
Yet we wonder why so many are filled with manipulation.

Take a pill, for Everything
As long as you perform, conform and bring 

Take no time to share or care
Just as long as at 7am you are there.

Smiles are perceived as suspicion,
Our mouths are ammunition.

While each group gets worse
We embrace societies curse.

For intellect now rules
Yet, technology has created fools

Dependent on everything else
Except God and ourselves

Detox me
From deep within
For this war is something I will win
The shallowness of daily faces
Leads my spirit into dry places,

Detox me
From former foes,
For their webs were spun and I didn’t know,
Their empty hearts that cannot understand me,
Leads my soul to cry out to thee.

Detox me!

Detox me!

from this world.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Raindrops falling

Raindrops keep on falling on my window pane
Sounds like music to me that can ease my pain

Oh little drops shinning from the velvet sky
Shower me your kindness, let the sorrow fly

Raindrops keep on falling and bathe my soul
Touch me for the love you bring over the rainbow

Rain keeps on falling in my heart you’re a melody
This pain inside me is simply melt away

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I Sing A Sad Song

I Sing A Sad Song
I sing a sad song for the cold, lonely
Moments no one will admit to aloud.

I sing a sad song for all of the broken promises
Wrought by circumstances beyond anyone's control.

I sing a sad song for the faces pressing
Against the window panes in longing.

I sing a sad song for wild anticipation
Of days that never come.

I sing a sad song for the telephone
That never rings enough.

I sing a sad song for dreams woven of
Hopeless illusions.

I sing a sad song for all of those who
Waste time, singing sad songs!


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Running away for love

This could change my life.
He knows all i want is to be his wife.
I'm so ready to be gone,
I'm so sick of feeling alone
Should i stay or should i go?
I ask my best friend and she says "hell no"
Its not like I'll be gone forever
Only one more year and we'll be back together.
Its a fresh new start,
With someone i love with my whole heart.
So many thoughts in my head
as i lay on this cold stiff bed.
I just want to be in your arms,
Just so scared of who this all harms.
My hand shakes as i write about this decision,
Like a new doctor making his first incision.
In my heart its a 100% yes
But in my head I'm thinking 'is this the best?'
All the thoughts of this goin right 
Out wieghs the thoughts saying 'this isnt so bright'
Finally out of the madness
No more having so much stress.
No more screaming in my face
Finally ill be in the right place
Just hoping they accept me into their home
Because God knows i cant do this alone.
This isnt a maybe
are you ready baby?

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Love Found a Way

A childhood basked in the essence of sheer betray.
Through the eyes of innocence; love found a way.

Damaged, not completely broken by the memories.
I am the woman I am today, for what you did to me.

Abuse, pain and torture, from my lover yet I stay.
Through the eyes of madness; love found a way.

Amidst those eyes of hatred, a daughter it did bring.
Beautiful and dainty; a painful heart now proudly sings.

Vicious shots of venom; at my cost and my dismay.
Through the eyes of verbal abuse; love found a way.

Each poisonous word out of mouth, helped me realize.
The loving husband persona was only a crafty disguise.

A psychological diagnosis, as if I were on display.
Through the eyes of insanity; love found a way.

Creativity blossoming with the passing of each word.
Articulate with a passion for my life's saga to be heard.

A past full of trauma has made me whom I am today.
Through the eyes of victory; love found a way.

Life has many trials which all of us must endure.
But love will find a way to open those closed doors.

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Edit and Waste

Crop, copy and paste.
These are the days of edit and waste.

Digital pictures matching our taste.
Everyone fuzzy in dot-matrix.

Saved as a file in some special place.
Not just a folder, a name with no face.

Shared with our friends all over the net.
Nobody wiser to that they've not met.

Clicked on again to remember the time.
Scrolled by a mouse; through thumbs in a line.

Dragged in and dropped to folders where bound.
Making them searches of files to be found.

Beautiful pictures fill up my screen.
Some of them larger than what I have seen.

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Kiss the rain

Hello, darling come right in
I want to feel you on skin
Hold me, do not let me go
I hide feelings that you don’t know
Do you miss me, my sweet love?
My little angel from above
I daydream of you repeatedly
But do you ever think of me?
I need to see your lovely face
Your smile that sent me up to space
I crave the sound of your sweet voice
As I remember when you made me rejoice
I’m going crazy day by day
The more that you are far away
I kiss the rain in thought of you
My neighbors think I’m crazy too
All I beg is that you don’t forget
Together until death; Romeo and Juliet
My mind’s shutting down, my heart’s getting cold
There is nothing left to hold
So I kiss the rain to feel your touch
As I remember that sweet rush
Only dark clouds since you have gone
Raindrops falling one by one
I feel them pressing on my lips
I feel them sliding on my hips
And I imagine you right next to me
Here to stay for eternity

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This Will Startle You

This Will Startle You

What if you were to become overly involved
Results were that your group was dissolved
Wondering where he should go from here
As he tries to overcome his each fear.

On you mind, what will worry have an effect?
Which is next sin he should try to select
And remove from arsenal containing many
In the end will finally no longer have any.

Meaning of this, what could it possibly ne?
So committed suicide to set my soul free
From all of my life which was full of despair
And on my body, I felt trauma everywhere.

Was all mixed up from my mental condition
That is a modern rendition of a new tradition
Of having given up when all is finally lost
Died and behind remains of life had tossed.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

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Transformed smile

The hurtful smile
A life lived in denial...

Pressures exerted from the outside.
Life dealt him the hind-side...

The emotion of fear -
a peaceful, yet regretful tear...

Rolling, rumbling, glistening...
his face is resting...

The hurtful smile
relieved for a while...

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Into the Darkness, But I Emerged

I wish I was asked this question when I was five years old
For it's a question I would have answered as my words unfold

This never happened yesterday, it was way back, 1966
What made our neighbour decide, to ignite his floorboards sticks

Our whole house woke in panic, smoke billowed everywhere
Into the darkness we stared, at five years old and scared

Thoughts running through my head, confused in a darkening world
Then suddenly I could see, my vision became un-blurred

What I took I couldn't grab, for it was already a part of me
For I, I took myself, and thanked my eyes to see

But going back to the original question, just what would I grab
It would have been an image of my brother, he was seven, and he was fab

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When you are deeply in love with a man whose heart is as black as coal, 
 Even though you don't know it, He'll wither away your soul.

You think you know him, oh so well.
 But he's controlling, manipulative, and he's made your life a living hell.

Trust, unequivocal love, fidelity and support is what you gave him.
 In return, he took everything you own and you're left saying "who, what, where and when"?

Secretly you still have love for him and you don't know what to do.
 Wake up, he's never going to change, stupid, he never really loved you!!!!

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Lost, following darkness at an exaggerated speed.
 Feeling helpless with an ever growing need.

Trying to catch your breath with a tremendous scare.
 Its there, all you have to do is inhale the air.

Panic is an unwelcome, yet familiar friend.
 Dear God, tell me this isn't the end.

He isn't even six weeks old and here he lays. 
 Death banging at the door, chased away by she who prays.

Thank you for competent nurses who love their job. 
 Thank you for that stranger to hug you while you violently sob.

I love you more every day that I see my son's bright smile.
 You really never left me, you were there all the while.

I owe you my son's life and that broken piece of my heart.
 Thank you for not taking him away and ripping me apart.

Dedicated to God......

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Buried Alive

Soup kitchens, holed shoes, torned pocket Shared bed, stenched wall, damped floor City siren, whispering ally, neon glare Brown bag, trembling hand, goosed skin Silked lined crombie, blackened nails, matted hair Stray dog, molded bread, scavanged bin Lost lust, torn soul, wretched hope
Dedicated to "Boxcar Brian"

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Emotions for Sale

Poet having sale, garage all clear About nine, they’ll be here Can't say how I got the notion Wrote poems for each emotion Display all, nothing in the bag Each emotion has a price tag Take “Happy” home and you’ll feel swell “Sad” maybe one that’s hard to sell “Love” I expect to go real fast And “Hate” will go to those harassed “Anxiety” and “Jealously” Available as you can see Also “Guilt”, “Anger”, “Shame” and “Fear” I think all of them are here Looking for one that you see NOT I’ll compose for you on the spot

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Dark and mysterious
-- You are my greatest fear
Rapt and enshrouded
-- There's nothing I can hear

Penetrating intersection exuding me dry
Excruciating pain.. Oh! How I beg for peace..
Can you see my tears? They dried as I cry
My clock is fading so, can I at last be at ease?

Dovey Annie

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Watch as your wishing star flys through the sky,
The way that your faith has been burned up so dry.

Watch as this barbed wire coils your soul,
The way that we love until we're burned in coals.

Watch as the dragon so fiercly stands tall,
The way that you know your opinions wont fall.

Watch as our beautiful family is built,
The way that we know that our roses won't wilt.

Watch as the wings mounted upon your back,
The way that a brilliance you never will lack.

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Wake up from your sleep
Its about time we reap
The happiness of the moment
Going on and on like a current

Lets go out in the sun
Its time we take a run
The rain will soon drizzle
Everything will soon frizzle

Today its so bright
Hold my hand tight
Imagine we can fly
Up and Up so high

As the clock ticks ten
Lets go into the den
I know as time slides
The pain will subside!

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What do you do when the storm rolls in?
You hide in a raincoat and a plastic grin.

How do you bear the lack of light?
You just smile and nod, you don't put up a fight.

When your angry or hurt, can anyone tell?
No, you just keep your happy face on and survive through this hell.

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Embedded Ivory

-Listen To Those Keys of Ivory Boy,
                          They'll Help You To Forget -

Everyday Was Pain, Red Sashes Across The
Hands and Wrists. Face Red with Anxiety.

                                      - Never Miss a Note -

The Cane Bore Down With Such Velocity,
That The Crack Matched the Entailing Scream.

                     - Hours of Endless Practice... -
                                             - Its For You Papa... -

The Notes Struck with Such Precision, Accuracy
And Intimacy, That the Boys Tears Spattered the White.

                                        - Silence -

His Father Frozen to The Floor, No Expression,
No Sound... "Go To Your Room Son"

                                         - Bare Feet Against Wood -

There Would be No Screams That Night,
No Red Marks to Hide From The World.

                                         - Just Rest -

Crying, He Soaked His Pillow as He Smiled and 
Closed His Eyes.

                                         - His Father Sat at The Piano... -

                             - His Fingers Laced With The Tears of a Prodigy -

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When I cry.... U say that I am weak;
If I stay quiet.....U complain that I don't speak:
For everything I do.... U have a ready advice,
And evaluation of what U call virtue & vice:
Its my life....the burden is all my own,
So why don't U please leave me alone......!!!

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Thunderstorm in Venice

A testament to human will it stands,
Fair maiden of all the foreign lands.
An equilibrium between Earth and sea,
Maintained in grotesque ecstasy.
The gentle lap of waves doth speak,
Of times ere now, of bygone weeks,
Of countless Romeos in ages old,
Emotions worth their weight in gold,
And whispers in the dark I hear,
Every time I saunter near
The unlit alleys and ragged walls,
Creaking bridges and eerie halls,
Fair Venice why art thou so dark?
Distress'd art thou, thy face is mark'd--
With horror; in words which no man dare etch,
Captured forever in this gloomy sketch.

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Lonely Love

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The Court Of Humanity

This man will hang for his sins against humanity
Judged so harshly by his peers, he will not be set free

He asks “Why must I die for my crimes?”
“Because you’re guilty and it was only a matter of time”

He demands “But who decides if I’m guilty?”
“We do, we are the few thus we are the many”

The man stood in silence as he contemplated this
He queried “That makes no sense, what point did I miss?”

“Our meanings are not for you to decipher”
A quick moment of silenced followed, broken by the man’s laughter

He jests “How am I to understand my fate, if you will not share with me your conclusions?”
“Do you mock this court? The only conclusion you shall know is that we will not tolerate obtrusions”

He observes “I think this is a case of the blind leading the blind”
“Justice is never blind; we understand you and your kind”

He accuses “You are all like me”
“Yet you’re guilty, while we’re free”

He asks “So freedom is perception, we are as we perceive?”
“No freedom is corrected to serve the people’s needs”

He asks “So freedom is a business, produced by whom?”
“Freedom is none of your concern, your time is up, and your life is due”

And so the rope was put around the man’s head
He demands “Wait let me speak my last words before I’m dead!”

He speaks “All I fear is that I will be forgotten”
“That my family will not remember me and the other side will win”

“I don’t understand what it is to be human, I can’t handle the pain”
“And you all understand too well, yet you can handle the shame”

As he braces himself for death
He utters his last words under his breath

“If ignorance is bliss”
“Then apathy is a heaven you couldn’t bear to miss”

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Your Hurt Just Hurts So Bad

I know you hurt - I know you work,
You've never recognized your worth.

I feel your pain - its every day,
Please let your fears just wash away.

I know your scared - it's never fair,
Please realize I'm always there.

Your hope is gone - this feels so wrong,
Forever I shall sing our song.

I see your cuts- were stuck in ruts,
Please promise me you'll shed no blood.

I love your heart - a brand new start,
We never will be torn apart.

We'll run away - that flawless day,
I promise we will be okay.

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Amber Nectar

The glass she placed down on the table She would have another now, if she were able The pain melted for just a little while This amber liquid could make her smile Her life was spiraling down and down like the drink Round and down, but she thought she would not sink. Inner strength she knew that she possessed Would it save her when she was put to the test? The pains the problems would all dissipate She would show them all, if it wasn’t to late. This amber nectar she knew was just a crutch As the last straw, the drowning man will clutch. The dregs in the glass, they are smiling now Tempting her-fill me once more, you know how. “I make you feel better, most of the time Go on take another sip, it isn’t a crime.” The man at her side put his hot hand on her knee Squeezing it, “I’ll get another in and then we will see.” You get on outside the customers are waiting Get out and work now, there’s no more debating. You will earn what you drink, that’s what you desire This amber nectar is now all you require. You know nothing in this life ever comes free Now get on out there and earn money for me. And with a last sip this saddened lass Drained the now painfully empty beer glass… Entry for the "And with a sip" contest by Paula Swanson

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Trust is the sole thing
which I aspired forever
but never did I gain it
from anyone so near

Always in my mind I did hope
to gain at least one's trust
but in every case
 I got the betrayal first 

One fine day I decided 
to count the umber of persons 
who had trust upon me
but to my amazement I found
hardly there was any that I could see.

I felt embarrassed as well as ashamed 
that so untrustworthy I was
that I couldn't be named 
for any good purpose or cause

My condition being worse than the worst
for I couldn't gain even my beloved one's trust
which I think surely is a must
to gain at least one's good trust

What's the use of my life
without anyone's trust
Oh God, Then please let me die
as I think I'm unfit 
to live in this world full of lie

Believe me the feeling of being betrayed 
is much worse than being un trusted
As the un trusted one can lead a solitary life
But  the betrayed ones are always haunted
and can't die even out of a knife.

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Invisible's Invincibility

I am an invisible man.
Try and see me if you can.

Shy and quiet I remain alone.
Silent is my voice’s tone

No one can feel my pain and sorrow
As I hide inside of my burrow. 

Shadows consume my body and soul
As I embrace the misty cold. 

The reason for my unseen being
Lies in the fact I hate being seen.

This life and existence’s of my own choice
And I choose not to have a voice.

I am silent. Invisible. Inexistent.
Yet I am invincible, an immortal being

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Blooded Honey

Her face is like a marble statuette,
blank of expression, emotions beget.
Motionless throughout vicious verbal storms,
driven by not complying to shared norms.
Weep, weep, weep bladed tears of rusted blood,
the only nectar of a frozen bud.

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In a moment of peace, 
I wondered, I hoped the pain will cease

Drowning in confusion, I sought comprehension 
Is it a Reality or an illusion?

As a virulent cancer, the past gnawed me ruthlessly
I think back on the days of purity & sincerity. 

With anguish, I doubt every word, every touch, every glance…
Now, I wander through the days and nights as if in a trance…

For a moment of peace & truth, I crave
Regardless of the pain, I forgot and forgave…

Again, my mind agrees & my heart denies.
Forever, I will remain in this chaos of lies 

The difference is now I’m aware of the mask within 
Oh Universe, let the pretensions begin…

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Why So Painful?

I stand, utterly hollow and alone.
 Staring and wondering if he'll phone.

Why is it he has this hold over me?
 Why can't he just leave me be?

One minute, I think I'm over him, 
 then all those thoughts and feelings begin.

The biggest part of me knows we can't be together, 
 but then I remember, we vowed it was to last forever.

I think of the name calling, and him being so vile.
 Then here comes the happy memories followed by bile.

My throat burns, from the bile and from the pain.
 A lump, stuck there as the tears fall like summer rain.

How does one get over the hurt and betrayal?
 He's nothing at all like his first portrayal. 

I thought he was loving, kind, and an honorable man.
 Was his facade all part of some cruel, sinister plan?

How can you ever put your heart out there again?
 I can not begin to tell you how heart wrenching its been. 

I feel sorry for him, that he has to put me down.
 Its the only way he can make himself feel renown.

I just wonder when the pain will start to subside.
 I truly don't know how much longer I can stay on this ride. 

One part of me still loves him, for I am still his wife.
 The other part, can not keep putting myself through the strife.

A husband and wife are expected to go through dissension.
 Love shouldn't have to be this hard though, its too much tension.

How do you say good-bye to a man you love and equally hate?
 I never thought I would feel the love I have for him abate. 

I fear a divorce is in order, as I do not feel he will ever change.
 Its not like for the last two years we haven't been estranged. 

I wish I could say that I want to wish him all the best.
 But I don't since he's left this ragged, raw hole in my chest.

I know that's not the ladylike way to be.
 However, you have no idea what he's done to me.

I once tried to see the best in people, and love fierce.
 Well, with his coldness, my heart did he pierce. 

I can only hope to one day, heal my broken heart.
 He should be ashamed, for tearing my faith in love apart. 

But I forgive him for all that he has ever done.
 You see, it is I who will be the bigger and better one.

I only hope I can one day try my hand again at love.
 And I hope its him that I will no longer be thinking of

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Beaten Up

Strange sounds strike
In the heart can create a spike
Nerves also under pressure
The intensities you try 2 measure

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Take me into your arms
I don’t want more qualms

So near and so far away
To be close to you I pray

‘You can trust me’ – you say
‘Maybe I will’ – one day...

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You've Hurt Me

My heart is in pieces,
And it is all down to you,
Have you any idea,
What you are putting me through?

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Morning Wishes

In the light of another early morning,
I stand outside, watching the birds soaring.

Today will be one of a better day,
If only my peace were here to stay.

But alas the serenity I feel will all disappear,
And in it's wake will be the shattered things I hold dear.

The crumbling memories of love lost,
The broken dreams forever lost.

A close friend once revealed a light,
But now I am utterly alone in this fight.

There is no love left for me,
I am broken, can no one see?

Now always left behind,
Why is no one ever kind?

I am no longer who I use to be, 
Sometimes I just wish that I could be free.

As free as the bids high above, 
As free as a highly soaring dove.

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I Wish

I wish, that you could find some peace.
And the embarrassment you feel, would cease.

I wish the anger, you display was gone.
It's the cancer, you've done nothing wrong.

I wish you could enjoy the time that's left.
Before we all endure, this terrible theft.

But most of all, I wish you knew,
You're my grandfather and I Love You.

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The Nightmares

Nightmares that come are so bad I'm  afraid to sleep
Exhaustion enters making sleep needs reach their peak

A little light sleep to settle down falling falling deeply sound
The horror no no go away nightmares please dissipate

Same dreams every night since my darling baby cried
She nursed, very well fed in the morning she died

Nightmares night afer night awaking my baby I dread
Being rocked, rocked, rocked, looking down my baby's dead

(My adoptive mother lost a child, a little girl at age nine months old.  Back then people used 
home remedies very seldom saw a doctor.  The child had been sick with a cold, mother fed 
her and the next morning she was dead.  The  doctor who examined  the corpse said that 
she had had pneumonia and choked to dead on the mucous.)

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What Will I Do Without Kayley

What Will I Do Without Kayley

There were raindrops like big tears;
Some day will think of all the years
Without my dog, I now have been
And gladly would do it over again.

Why doesn't life ever seem fair
As I see Kayley walk up each stair;
Loved to play and roll in the dirt;
Not even a flea would he ever hurt.

My dog eventually will have to die
And as all my tears I start to dry
To a close, his curtain was drawn;
Kayley world is where he has gone. 

The Death of a pet is hard to endure
And agree with me, I know for sure;
Even worse is telling your child why
His pet he loved so much had to die.

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The Night She Died

Murder was in his gaze,
As he seized her and slapped her face.
She knew then, she had to fight,
And that was the moment - she died.

He tore her clothes and scratched her arms,
but there was nobody to raise an alarm,
She tried to hold him back but he just pushed her aside,
And the second time that night - she died.

She did not even raise her voice,
But that animal, he left her no choice,
It killed her to do so, but she defied,
And a thousand times that night - she died.

When she begged him to kill her and he roared,
She couldn't hold it together anymore,
Her soul withered, she broke down and cried,
Coz that night along with her husband - she too died!!!

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A Life Saving Whim

We are going to Corfu, what a great thing,
Come on its booked, let’s go and buy everything.

‘Hang on,’ say’s hubby, 'In Corfu it rains a lot'.
'I want more sun, not the rain, we have already got.'

But it’s booked we are ready one week to go,
‘I want to change it’ he says, 'so to Rhodes we will go.’

At that time we didn’t know what a crossroads that was, 
Instead of Corfu, we changed it because,

My husband and I wanted more sun than the rain
That was the point in changing our plane.

Ok, we are at the airport, now watching and waiting
The flight we were booked on was just to the runway taking.

It stopped all of a sudden and smoke did appear,
The poor people on board, they could not get out of her.

We had changed our holiday on a whim because of rain
Fifty Four people died in front of us on that plane.

The plane we had booked but had changed at the end
Took all of those lives but our prayers we did send.

The crossroads had appeared we were lucky that day
We had changed our course and our lives that we can say.

But to the families of those that perished back then
We have never forgotten and ours prayers still go out for them.

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Whipporwill and a Daffodill

Whippoorwill and a Daffodil

Found fragrant flowers I will lay upon
Grave of wife who recently had gone
To heaven where she is waiting for me
Who one day soon again I shall see.

Flowers were to be a gift for her
I put on grave which was obscure
Behind tall trees where lilacs grew
And red roses which there were a few.

All this many memories back would bring
Of the one I still love more than anything
Now there were not any thrills anymore
Meant so much to me and did adore.

Time I decided to take and devote
And tend her grave which rather remote
Heard a whippoorwill and felt one last thrill
When I did seen a new blooming daffodil.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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Ramble With Glen Campbell

Ramble With Glen Campbell

Now that I have become an old-timer
What if I were to have Alzheimer
Disease and things start to forget
But still each day the sun will set.

My memory seems to come and go;
Wasn't that you who I used to know?
And if new song I recently did make,
A much longer time it now does take.

Remember on TV when I had viewed
Some singing cowboy who was tattooed
His hands flew up and down a long fret;
What the tattoo showed was a sunset.

Shiny sunset just happened to be his
Whose soul here on earth will sorely miss
He is glad we still remember his face
Even left a son behind to take his place.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

Please forward this to the Today Show for me.


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Then and now {Double Posting}


I welcome you all to the dance
A place where souls are held in trance
Destiny is our truest fate
Taking your soul will feel great
I was born unto this life
To distribute pain and strife
There is nothing you can do
I shall have this dance with you
As we dance across the floor
I shall show you what destiny is for
You can try with all your might
I will have this dance tonight
As we dance you should know
I will crawl up in your soul
So take my hand and join the dance
I hold your soul in my trance
No need to try and run away
With your soul I shall play
By the time I am through
Nothing that you can do
For I shall leave you like a shell
As I take your soul with my spell
There is nothing like a dark romance
So will you please join the dance?

Beauty can be rated by so many things
Like the noise birds make as they sing
Beauty is a flower growing from a seed
It also is a baby tender with its needs
If a person takes the time to look around
There is so much beauty on this earth to be found
Beauty can be a mountain all covered up with snow
Or it can be firelight with its entrancing glow
One thing in my life I have come to know
No beauty is as beautiful as the beauty of the soul

I posted this this way to show how
much poetry has changed me. I
guess now you understand why
I wanted to bury them old poems.
Sometimes like right now I just
can't help but cry for my pain is
very deep.

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False lover

Chilling thoughts consume my mind,
I once found it hard to forget your kind,

Disturbing feelings dangle from former threads,
When I remember words you casually said,

Now you are just a ghost from long ago,
Yet, familiar spirits haunt me so,

I speak the word and then they flee,
You’re no longer the boss of me,

Nights underneath the moon so bright,
Over powered by his dazzling light,

It’s no wonder you had to quickly leave,
Someday the darkness you will dreadfully grieve,

Swollen by the times we shared,
Inside your box you were quite scared,

Spinning webs like you always did,
I made a vow and spoke my bid,

A pretentious weed stuck in poor soil,
At last my dear I need not toil,

In your garden of false delusions,
Our love was one massive illusion

I have bound you  forever by his infinite power
I now know who I am in these final hours

I forgive your sin but surely you will die
Without repentance to the One who is more than just in the sky

My name has been erased from you
For I have grown inside, I have been made new

With a tree of life and a garden of love,
With roses that blossomed and birds which are doves.

Purity, restored in spirit body and mind
Never again will you be able to find.

Me, my heart, my future, my now
In time you will have to bow 

And kneel
To the Creator and give an account for all the souls you tried to steel

But mine was preserved and your motives absurd
without these stories I would have had no glories
without the pain
My testimoney would be in vain.

Goodbye false lover,
Goodbye fake friend,
I always knew you and me would come to a chilling end.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Breaking of agile pieces of flesh you have torn.
Taking this fragile soul like a mask you have worn.

Trust is a magnet; A fake crown I humbly wear.
Thrusts have become stagnant, and beyond my repair.

Lying in darkness the dead now awake.
Trying through blindness you drive in the stake.

Silence is beckoned by your foolish pride.
Balance is reckoned as you walk in stride.

Frightened now I walk this shallow ground.
Hardened you balk, yet loudly you sound.

Showing you only what you handle well.
Ceasing ever lonely in our bondage of hell.

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Me and My Mirror

Me and My Mirror 

 Looked in mirror and then found my face 
 In a polite, particular and poignant place 
 Where there were wrinkles and two ears, 
 Eyes with brows and occasional tears. 

 Lips laughed and words they did speak 
 And my wandering eyes soon would seek 
 Things to see as I looked around; 
 Ears never heard eyes make a sound. 

 When mouth was hungry, God had fed; 
 Looked higher to see gray hair on head; 
 One more time in mirror tried to peak 
 To see movement in my each cheek. 

 What if both my eyes, I were to close 
 And had missed seeing any of my nose;  
 When I started to turned around; 
 Lonely face no longer could be found. 

 James Thomas Horn 

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An Eagle for Last Time

 My heart sailed so high in the sky 
 And under me my soul passed by 
 It was small like a single splinter 
 Into heaven again it would enter. 

 While on earth much sadness I had 
 Even tough I never did anything bad 
 What was it I might have done wrong 
 Based on this I started writing this song. 

 An eagle for last time he had screeched 
 When heaven again finally would reach 
 Wings spread outward into the spirited air 
 Flapping sounds with us He now did share. 

 Felt breeze gently blowing against my face 
 Every feather was found in perfect place 
 God said my soul had been set free 
 And the eagle had actually been me. 

 My sadness turned to happiness instead 
 And after I finally found myself dead 
 Even though for years I had grieved 
 I was in heaven and now felt relieved.

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Ram Shackled to Ruin

To my left it stands weathered by seasons of time Memories so many, absorbed in it's walls Even a fire could not deny us of it's history Ones thinks of the efforts to save this once fine structure Now ram shackled to ruin, it brings tears to ones eyes Built just before the Civil War, it hid many a lost soul Many a storm caressed her wooden frame Whilst sheltering beasts remained safe from nature's anger Summertime's were so joyous with barn dances Even weddings were celebrated within these walls Sadly economics became it's downfall My great grandfathers red barn, a shadow of it's former As you travel through the mid west There are many eyes like mine, viewing and sharing similar memories

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In God's Hands

In God's Hand

One day my darling dear ran away
Left silently without a word to say
Which I would ever want to hear
Like I love you or lets have a beer.

Lives like mine more than likely will
All your desire along with ability kill
She so closely had carried with her
Including my cat who likes to purr.

All I got left is my guitar and me
As I start singing a soft, sad melody
And If you sing, I will strum along;
Maybe we can make it become a song.

Played notes and out my heart poured;
And are the only thing that I can afford;
God Himself never would want to design
All of my sadness and an absent mind.

Eventually, finally a fool will forget;
Something had happened even better yet
On earth. she still will be waiting there
I'm in God's hand with His loving care.

James Serious Mysterious Horn, Retired Veteran

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Hardened Heart

Barriers cracked and chipped with age
Once standing firm now tremble in rage.
To regain the solidity once defined
That now lies uncertain, its’ strength resigned.

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Yet So Far

I wonder through the space of time
Thinking of you, "Always be mine"
As tears of sadness flood my heart
"Why is it that we must part?"

Heal I will, in time to come
But who'd be there to mend my scar?
Your love, I guess, is just not mine
You're so near and yet so far.

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Its Silence

The fog creeps in its silence covering everything Slipping up from the creek, wrapped itself around my heartstrings
Something called Poulter's Measure A person who sold eggs would Sometimes give 12(dozen) and sometimes give 14 eggs if the hens were laying good..

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You're Gone

Screaming to be free
Detesting all of me
Wishing you were here
Drowning in my fears
Crying to be whole
Loathing your new goals
Fighting to survive
Longing to feel alive
Struggling with this fate
Trying not to hate
Smothering all this pain
Explosive once again
Combating this new plot
Hoping I’ll get caught
Probing feelings naught
Tasting hateful lots
Pleading for your help
Banish hurtful yelps
Dejecting the unknown
I’m tired of being alone

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There is still hope

Not falling in love again will not do,
Putting off this garment of sorrow is overdue,

Time will heal this broken heart,
though what happened is an unfortunate act,

Pull yourself together to fight this vice,
infidelity is painful,being reserved is not very nice,

Once,my love was betrayed and I felt dejected,
but there came a soul who made my love reflected,

A blessing in disguise,which might be for you the same,
She healed my heart and brought sparks into it as she came,

I know you have a similar SHE out there,
which will be sincere,loving and so dear.

Olusegun Arowolo   Contest:"How to heal a broken heart";Sponsored by Michael Falotico

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I neva envsagd dat I wil enta dis knd of mess
wat I dtest most in lif now covas me wit hs dress

No  notin  abt drug traffikin , yt I  ws  accuzd
Is it a crime 2 help a frnd in ned?dis made me confuzd

wen d content of d bag ws opend I felt djectd
Ignoranc is nt an excuz,all my appeals wer rjectd.

*No--know     ;neva--never   ;envsagd--envisaged
enta--enter   ;dat--that      ;dis---this  ;knd---kind
covas--covers   ;wat--what   ;lif---life   ;wit---with
hs--his  ;2--to  ;abt---about  ;traffikin--trafficking
yt--yet  ;ned---need  ;frnd---friend  ;confuzd---confused
wen--when  ; d--the  ;opend--opened ;djectd--dejected
Ignranc--ignorance ;nt--not; excuz--excuse;wer--were

CONTEST:"Text Talk" sponsored by David Williams

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A blanket full of holes
With no folds for comfort.

C. Alvez

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that kind of boi

It's funny how most guys are set to seek, kill and destroy your heart
They've got nothing but one intention from the start 
Have no clue how to love but force themselves on you 
They lie all the time to let you hear what you want to 
Tell you they love you until the end, your the one they want 
Try to act all innocent until they get caught 
And they look for someone else to play with like their favorite toy
He's quick and doesn't care, he's just that kind of boy

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My Blue Dress

I never seem able to stop a fall, my life is just a mess

Even though I don't look it- smiling in my blue dress

I comb my hair and keep it down, something I never did

The secret behind it? I can keep my face well hid

My smile, and my kind words mean nothing, no not these days

And on the outside, though I may seem stable, my body discretely sways

I cannot handle the weight on my back but bear it with a grin

Though on the inside I lost the game, on the surface I appear to win

At night I'll curl into myself and cry until I'm asleep

Yet in front of people-smile. I smile so they can't see me weep

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The Monster

The monster became a living, walking nightmare
my dive into insanity, no longer perfect, containing a blank stare

I should resist, the monster will find me, run away with me
Pretend to hear my meager complaints, force me to see what I'm afraid to see

Blame and guilt, volleying right and left, up and down
It's crashing me closer, with every step, I'm falling to the ground

It's all a game, just play along, play the game, play it well
Brimming confidence, dissolved in thoughts, of what? I won’t tell

Demons, devil born souls, run quick, run fast, stand my ground
No sense of fear, n sense of foreboding, not even a slight sound

High speed, pursuit of hell, bent on going, bent on crashing
Giving into the power, life's faster, lights flashing

Crash and torment me again, my eyes close after all
The beginning of the end for me, feeling numb after the fall

Is there a way out? I'm different, distant and moved on
Listen to the water, calling, coaxing into death, I'm gone

Endless, empty cloud; dreamless oblivion; oxygen, exhalation
Am I dead? Still alive? Broken into pieces, I need motivation

Reality closes in, walls me in; until there’s nothing there
Death comes behind me, containing a blank stare.

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In My Children's Eyes

Mommy, why do you keep putting that needle in your arm?
Why do you keep putting us at harm?
Mommy why do you keep putting that needle in your leg?
How many times do we have to plead and beg?
Mommy, are we not enough for you to put the drugs down?
Are we not worth being around?
Mommy please, you have to let the drugs go.
We want our old mommy back and all the love you used to show.
Our beautiful mommy who was forever so lively and bright. 
Can't be so weak to give up this fight.
Do you want to watch us grow up big and strong?
Do you not realize your teaching us wrong?
Slowly we watch as your slipping away.
All we do is worry more and more everyday.
Mommy, you need to face your addiction, no longer can you run.
You have two children who need you, a daughter and a son.
We are so scared that one day we will find our mommy dead.
With a needle in her arm, lifeless on the bed.
If your not strong enough to do it for us then do it for yourself.
Stop making us worry about your safety and health.
We just want our mommy back, the way she used to be.
Before the drugs took over, a loving caring mommy is what we need.
Mommy, we need you out here with us, helping dad.
We are so sick and tired of being lonely and sad.
Its not fair for daddy to raise us on his own.
So get your act together, get clean and come home.
We hope this time you can truly stay sober.
We hope this time it will finally be all over.
Once again be the loving mother and wife we know you can be.
We miss you so much mommy and hope this time you can stay clean.
Mommy, you are very loved by us but we cant accept the things you choose to do.
You can win this battle mommy, we know you can because we believe in you.

This poem is dedicated to my children: Daunavyn and DayonaLee
I wrote this while being incarcerated at Sarasota County jail. I am a struggling addict trying hard to accomplish my goal and become a recovered addict.
When I took the time to see my addiction through the eyes of my children I finally realized how much it had, is and was affecting them.

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Insignificant Other

Heavy is this heart that holds the weight of silence.
As I venture into my thoughts of self inflicted violence.

I cannot accept this line of "it's not you, it's me"
I drown in destruction of detailing my agony.

Was I wrong to worship you want and attention?
Was it pathetic to beg for an ounce of redemption?

I replay every word, not knowing where I went wrong.
I set fire to the poetry, and suffocated your song.

This infatuation was intense, it infected my soul.
I am left mesmerized by this meaningless bleeding hole.

Silence is the killer in me, broken, betrayed I wonder.
Of how without warning I became your insignificant other.


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White Walled Room

I sit here in this white walled room, not knowing what to do,
I sit here in my misery, thinking all my wrongs through.

All there is to do in here, is think of my mistakes,
And think of all the people that have blown me off like flakes.

This room is full of people that I truely do despise,
But I have done them wrong as well, see myself through their eyes.

Its really hard to understand why I mess up so much,
But in this white walled room it gives me time to dwell on such.

And why I'm so pathetic i guess we will never know,
I know I'm stuck in here because the punches that I've thrown.

So anyone thats reading of the white walled room I'm in,
I'm sorry for what I've destroyed, including ex best friends.

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That November Day

I will never forget that cold day in November.
It will be a day I will forever remember.

Anxiously sitting in the courtroom,
Praying that this day does not end in doom.

All the testifying that day is said and done.
I am nervously awaiting my fate and that of my sons.

The judge is gone but only an hour,
The expression she is wearing is quite dour.

She sits down at her bench and gives her verdict to me.
They are going to take my sons, the three.

She says I am not a good mother,
She says her choice was no other.

I sit there in disbelief and stun,
I cannot believe they are taking my sons!

She won't let me say goodbye,
I am not given the chance to try!

I sit there in that vile room and cry,
Please wake me from this dream and tell me it is a lie.

Unfortunately it is no dream and I lose my breath,
This is hell for me, without the death.

I try to make sense of this some, 
But I cannot, I am way too numb!

Life without my babies, this cannot be,
Please someone just answer me!

What I have ever done,
To make me lose my sons?

I thought I was doing right,
By asking for help that night.

God, If only a warning had been given,
I would not have made that decision!

You would think the pain would go away,
It does not, it is still with me today.

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Healing a Broken Heart

When the broken heart becomes lost and sadly will not mend, in grief, it crawls ever weaker needing help to ascend For if the trodden heart does not heal, it will surely die love showers will bring rainbows when raindrops cloud the eye The hopeless will need passion, the soul cannot abstain a broken heart can mend when it feels love's embrace again After the chill of winter, the earth needs the warmth of spring as the doleful heart in silence soulfully desires to sing Prayers will lift the broken heart with God's strength and healing touch the clouds will part, the sun will shine, God's hand the heart will clutch The spirit needs uplifting; give comfort to a forlorn friend With abundant love, hope and friendship, the heart will surely mend By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 17, 2012 for the How to Fix a Broken Heart contest (Michael J. Falotico)

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Rose's colored glasses

with quivering lips and shaking courage       									      	The whiskey blended with dutch discourage                									   placing on table empty, glass fills with tears 								  	          In the fire and pain, the problem not clear                          																						 ~                                                                                                                                            Writing to remember, last kisses 	 									             bottle never heals only eclipses

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A cold rain falls upon the ground,
Death in the gray day all around.
Muffled in mist of somber clouds,
Its cloak of darkness ever shrouds.
Obscured is the peace found within,
All that is and has ever been.
Under cover of leaden skies,
It waits patiently life's demise.
Each drop in melancholy sound,
The unspoken word of death found.
Bringing closure and setting free
All that was and will ever be.

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Torment manifests in my soul
Loved ones seem compelled to console

I live my past again and again
People’s sympathies bring back pain

Suppressed feelings vanquish
Longing grief shall languish

Infuriating my flesh with pain
Someone remind him of his shame

How I wonder about her fears
Far beyond my withered tears

Believe me when I tell you this
My child’s father stole her bliss

Such torment frustrates my world
Satan exploited my little girl

How can I subjugate this hell 
When Satan lives within her shell ?

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In Desperate Attempt

Chase your dreams,
If only, if only...

As the last words I speak
Pierce the hearts of the loved.

If he's anything like you,
Do I really want to go there?

It's a question of acceptance.
Fighting to wrap myself around it.

Just breathe, just breathe,
I stumble around feeling,

Glazed over in reality,
Nothing; not you and I exist.

Desperately looking at a legacy,
17 years in the making;

If only, if only,
I could chase my dreams.

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The Hardest thing I've Done

The hardest thing
 I've done,
Is watch you walk
 away, with her.
The hardest thing
 I've done,
Is watch you kiss
 Her goodbye.
The hardest thing
 I've ever done,
Is watch you
 Love her, instead of me.

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Chorus of Angels

sounds of explosions all around
whitelight; ringing sounds

then the silent credits roll
and the light turns cold

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The Stinson

If I had to pick something, I suppose
Her perfume would be what I choose

But there are few
to make her more like you

The sight of her shirtless back
Keeps your memory off track

Her hand across my chest
Is enough to let me rest

But she is to naive
Because I let her believe

That just for tonight
Happiness was in sight

Her beauty is masked by a disguise 
One filled with my lies

But you’ve never woke up more alone
Than when her number isn’t in your phone

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Shattered Dreams

We learn that life is tough
And you must always be rough
You can only be able to survive
If your willpower, you revive
Because life is like being in a ring
A fight, every punch like a sting
Your opponent is surely fate
If you can beat it, great!
But trust me, it will be hell
Ask anyone, they will tell
Because fate will take away
All your possessions if it may
It will take away your loved one
Just to have some fun
You will have to watch their death
All of it, to the last breath
It will take away your friends
Bad things happen in trends
From your job, you will be fired
Although, everyone, you inspired
It will toy with all your emotions
Waste all of your devotions
All you can do is sit and cry
Even if you wish you would die
Nothing will stop it on its quest
Its the one winning the contest
Enjoying each one of your screams
Leaving you with shattered dreams

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The Mistress On The Hill

She liked her wine and cocaine,
The mistress on the hill.
She used it to dull the pain,
How good it made her feel.
He took her to all the dives,
She learned to love the flame.
It wasn't the best of lives,
But who was she too blame.
She loved her wine and cocaine,
How good it made her feel.
She used it to dull the pain,
The mistress on the hill.

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perfect create

Life isn’t always really great,
It very much depends on your fate,

Many-a-times you want to dictate 
But, you are not even in a position to state,

You want your issues to abate,
Whereas they amplify at an alarming rate,

Often, good things happen quite late,
You expect them to occur at a particular time but they spring on some other date,

What you can do is just wait,
For opportunities to knock your gate,

You may never know 
Who is going to be your mate,

You ought to be loved 
But you still are a recipient of hate,

You wish your woes to deflate,

You feel nostalgic memorizing the blissful moments 
Which facilitate you update,

And your life to completely translate,

That results in producing
A magnificent individual-  “A perfect Create”!!

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Curled Up

Her skin white, drained
Her expression dark, pained
Eyes staring out, completely blank
Hair lifeless, dank
Her fingers curled, still
In her mouth, a cyanide pill

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Bounty Hunter Born and Bred

Bounty Hunter Born and Bred

An excellent movie, I just had seen
About someone who was very mean;
Started to think and time did devote
And then this poem, I finally wrote.

Tom Horn will surely die today;
For his dirty deeds now must pay;
Was a bounty hunter born and bred 
And pretty soon, He would be dead.

Was a person that they all had hated;
In saloon for a while, He waited;
Then took a short single breath
And shot the poor soul to death.

Did decide to set Horn's life free
By hanging him from a tall tree;
Shot so many people who did die;
For his death, this is reason why.

James Thomas Horn
Norview High School, Sophomore
Norfolk, Virginia

Wrote this after seeing the movie                                                                     Tom Horn and was 15 years old
just after my dad was killed on
the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid. 

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Hollow Puppet

Hollow puppet dancing on her strings,
Fear, fear please don't trim her wings.
Crumple down to hard dirt floor,
Never, never to dance any more.

Limbs this way, that way thrown;
No movement truly her own.
Dark, empty all around,
No purpose, value anywhere found.
Meaning escaped,
Fear evaporate.

Hollow puppet dancing on her strings,
Begging, desperate, please trim her wings.
Pain, pain go away,
Let me dance no more this way.

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unforseen tendencies

I'm tired, yet still wide awake 
Thinking about how all we had was dull and fake 
I stood there and saw you kissing her 
everything has become a heavy blur 
I could tell in your eyes that's all it took
she got your heart with just a look
I don't know why i even try 
all you do is make me cry 
all you do is break me down, but you've made me see 
there's no way in hell we were meant to be

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Between the ears

I raise my glass 
and give false cheers 
Leave on the light 
to hide my fears 
Wear make up 
to fade the years 
Bow my head 
to avoid their sneers 
Run in the rain 
to disguise my tears 
Plaster on a smile 
as inside it sears 
Gaze at the clock 
as the time nears 
Watch it slip away 
as it disappears

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Broken Lamb the Absent Shepard

Broken, shattered, torn little pieces,
Of my self; I continue to lose the way,

Dealing, deserving, dishing out,
A suitable punishment there is not,

A bloody trickling of tears,
Covering the body in sickness and in fear,

Stretching the length of my insides,
My shame knows no bounds, besides,

Who could fix this broken thing?
So lost in a cliche of words that is so a maze, bring

Me, this lost lamb, no shepard to be had,
No, deserving hardly, I willingly walk the other way.

Shall I not desert the others?
I shame mothers and I shame fathers,

Stay away from me!
Only pain and misery that will be.

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Remembering Back...

Three and a half years
After “we” parted,
Remembering back
When “we” first started.

The laughter and tears
The times that we shared,
Remember back
How much we had cared.

You would take me out
We’d go on long walks
Remembering back
All our sincere talks.

As I think it out
Asking myself why
Remember back
Was it all a lie?

A couple months passed
We got back in touch
Remembering back
I loved you so much.

We realized time
May bring change of heart
Remembering back
Our very first start.

No more hurt you said
And no more lying
Remembering back
In the rain crying

Awaiting your call
Or knock on the door
Remembering back
My heart sure did soar.

Accepting it now
You never have cared
Remembering back
Everything we shared.

You just want to hurt
And play your own game
Remembering back
It won’t be the same

Goodbye forever
The memories will last
Remembering back
It’s all in the past.

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I have depended on you through it all 
now im ready to jump and fall 

No more sweet innocent lines
id rather leave behind this pain and claim what is mine. 

The black spells all around, 
clame my heart without a sound

Prepared to loose my life 
to stab my heart with a sharp knife. 

Determined to rid of the pain inside
but not knowing how to cope and wanting to hide. 

I feel so afraid of the things ive done
of not being accepted and always having to run 

The darkness of the night shadows over this wee one
wanting to do anything that is fun

To do something daring, frightening and scary 
but longing for some love and comfort to relieve this weary 

Not knowing where to look, 
not even knowing the Holy book

I dont want my heart to feel so hurt 
to feel so burdened and disturbed

I can no longer see his face, 
and i feel so distant and scared in this place

All hope is lost at this time
im just hoping he can wait for me 

until I conquer this climb

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The winds of autumn blow 
Creating change

The crux of the matter
Do I bend or do I break?

Willow knows the truth
She may weep besides waters deep

But she drinks in courage to face the future
And bends when winds do blow

And in her serenity - she survives
'She accepts the things she cannot change'

© Brenda V Northeast 24th Jan. 2011

For Nette Onclaud’s- Serenity response

The Serenity prayer  by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference Amen 

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A Soldier Departs

A soldier dies for the sake of his country
He lived in a land where we’re all meant to be free

Bleeding from his wounds he speaks before his life is done
“Not every soldier goes to heaven and I fear that I am one”

“I fought to save the innocent from suffering”
“I fought so hard but I couldn’t save them from dying”

He gasps as he chokes on his tears
His mind is but a fleeting memory thinking of long forgotten years

“My parents said to grow up and live strong”
“If they could see me now, would they hold me before I’m gone?”

“Or have I crossed the line between man and beast?”
“Oh Lord I beg of you, let this pain cease”

“Or has God forsaken man?”
“Does it matter? I’ve already fought and died for this land”

Hovering between life and death
He speaks with his last breath

“Is God watching now, have I done well?”
“If not heaven, where else can I go? For I’ve already seen hell”

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Me and You

Things have changed and so have you..
They ain't the same, the things we knew..
If in seasons could I retrograde,
Many a thing today wouldn't have fade..

When one gets locked, the other comes free..
Yet my blues had failed me to see..
They're mistakes I have to learn,
Instead, refusal wishes that they be burnt..

I'm sorry, it's you I've failed..
But naught could change the things we've veiled..
The we they know is but our mirror;
The true reflection is what that's clearer..

If things have stayed and so have you..
They'll be the same, the things they knew..
We'll walk in light; stay as dear,
And many a thing today would still be here..

Dovey Annie

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They still wander with caution and fear in the remote swamps and grasslands 
of India and Siberia, and these carnivorous animals are the beautiful tigers.

They are trapped, poched, killed and their soft furs are shipped overseas for huge profits,
but their sad end is drawing near, unless some caring human really gets involved and acts. 

Their life span is shorter in their natural habitat, struggling for food and those caged in zoos
have a longer life expectancy...they never experience those hunger pangs in early noons. 

They are an extremely hostile species, ready to devour anything that has flesh and blood.
Does anyone wonder why they react so indignantly, don't they fear of being taken and sold? 

When tigers are attacked, they fight back and killing they prevent their threat of extinction.
Do we all realize their animosity for the huntsmen, who chase them and shoot them down?

Let's all feel some compassion for them...let's save them and give them freedom and dignity.
Let them roam freely as they did once in South Asia, living in full accord with humanity.

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If I could say it now contest

The day you abruptly went away,
My heart became frozen and my soul grew shades of gray,
My little eyes watched as your cadillac pulled out,
After listening to all those screams and foolish shouts,
The driveway was vacant, the house became dark,
I knew at that moment we would never again go to the park,
When I got home from school you would not be there,
I prayed to God that you would still some how care,
No one explained to me at seven years old,
That I would have to watch so much unfold,
Depression set inside that vacant place,
I no longer had that bright smile on my face,
The tire swing we built together fell apart late that June,
I would now have to learn way too soon,
How to fend for myself and take your place,
I had to fill your empty space,
I tried so hard to be like you,
Even built a tree house in honor of you,
I learned how to fix things around the house,
I even protected mom once from a mouse,
But no matter what I did,
It did not make up for me not allowed to be a kid,
Other kids got to see their dads, even when their parents got divorced,
But that wasn’t the case for me of course,
All I did was think of you, my first love had been devastatingly untrue,
The events that happened after can’t be written in just one poem,
Only God could possible have the right size thread to have sown
The chunks that life took out of me,
All because my daddy never came back to be
What every little girl desires
The protector, provider, the one who inspires
All grown up and it is now bitter sweet
For now I help other little girls whose dads caused them to have years of defeat
 One day when I have my own
I will be able to set the right tone
I will be able to feed my inner child
Embrace her and enjoy what you so freely defiled
We either repeat are parent’s mistakes or do whatever we can to prevent
That generational cycle from becoming like cement
Braking it now and forgiving you
Was the best thing I could ever do
For I harbor no resentment and I have no anger
I just know that not having a father put me in a lot of danger
But I am blessed to have had my heavenly dad
He was the one who was there when I was sad
He was the one who protected me from strife,
The one who taught me how to reverse my life,
I can live free because now I see,
 what you did in the end, hurt you more than it did me.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written 9/6/11

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Ominous dawn murderous day
warhorse hooves defeated flay

Mace and axe steel to bone
vacant eyes face of stone

Natures tears from mothers eyes
never these loins a son will rise

Courage worn in tattered skin
ashes to ashes as all begin


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kisses from mommy

Secluded in darkness
just with one kiss everything brightens
arms are made of tenderness 
nightmares can be treacherous 
just one kiss 
my world is fill  with bliss 
heavy and sudden rain 
just with one kiss she ease my pain 
you are a walking miracle 
with every kiss To comfort and to care.
Your love follows me everywhere

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It is the eczema of the heart and the itching so profound,
      no matter how close you may look the wounds are not to be found.

Form : Couplet

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Incited by her Allure Sensuelle...
a vulnerable man is noticed by all.

Quite by nature, I rarely frequent clubs...
loud music turns me into a demon from hell.

She brought me so many Martinis on the Rocks...
I drank them too quickly and took a bad fall.

The spell in the potion must have acted too slowly...
I showed her respect, but she became too sensual.

Discovering the foul play, I was dismayed by her madnesss...
she left in a hurry and disappeared down the crowded hall.

Entered in Jared Pickett's contest, " The Ghazal "

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Cold Comfort

I meet you, and your everything I need,
So ****ing perfect; the man of my dreams.
You have a woman, so we are just friends;
But do you know we can't live in pretend?

She lies to you and hurts you, so you eventually leave.
Greatest day of my life because you came to me.
I'm so happy all the time; always smiling,
But then you go back to her and leave me dying.

And now I can't eat, can't sleep; for thoughts of you with her.
And no matter what I do you won't take my lure.
So now your happy all the time and I'm miserable at best.
How can I settle for anyone less?

You once made a promise that if you were to ever leave,
The first one you would look up would be me.
So now this promise is my comfort on lonely nights;
Cold comfort it is, since I have lost the fight.

I dream of the day when you will be mine,
When my happiness returns and everything is fine.
Even though I'm deluding myself with this,
It's all I have left along with the memory of your kiss.

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Goodbye to an Austin Angel

She was headed off to college at 18 years old,
News of the crash leaked out, and the mood turned cold.
She was the best person you could ever know,
When she danced with her team she put on a show.
Recently in Ohio, I found this rock,
With its angelic shape I found this cross-walk.
In the crosswalk I found my old best friend,
If only my heart could find a way to mend.
As a young country singer once sang, 
“18 years have come and gone,”
It’s hard at this point, it’s hard to move on,
I guess it’s time to move down the line,
I need a reassuring sign to ease my mind. 
Goodbye my friend, may heaven treat you well,
In the past, I will no longer dwell.
Hello my guardian angel, you are my eyes,
For you are with God, and He is wise.
Goodbye Tracie Lynn, you made people smile,
I’ll be there for you after a while. 

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My Public Apology

I'm saying sorry to all of you,
The sorrow is like an arrow piercing me through.
I never ment the stupid things I said,
I'll keep them in my heart 'till I'm dead.
I need to know so I can be free.
Will you forgive me?

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Had To Be Hung

Had To Be Hung

How could he have been an outcaste?
Must have been somewhere in his past
To be forgotten, not remembered at all
While from God, he will await His call.

Him as he was should God try to take
After all of the hearts he often did break
On so many others himself would force
With misty eyes all found much remorse.

Had to be hung was proper thing to do
Who never had been like me or you
Horse leaper forward as it did lunge
From world, his life we then did expunge.

On his grave marker, what will it wear?
Here lies a killer who never would care
Looked up in sky and saw his soul pause
Name on grave left behind was a lost cause.

James Serious Mysterious Horn

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Soul revival

From the deepest shadows
To my hidden sorrows
In a land full of disease
Where the fire cannot cease
A place where a lonely sin
Desire within
Hunts my lust
Throwing me into the dust

And when I wake up from your dream
Wishing you'd be my greatest sin
I lose my actions and my destiny
My desire to be your mistery
And bow upon my chosen fate
And my desire to be your mate

And now a lonely child is born
With no desire to watch porn
Society bans him
With the desire to be mean
He desires Everything
But there is no such thing
He outsmarts Everyone
Yet he loves No One
He commited greatest sin
To have no desire within
Loneliness and lack of passion
Made his heart enjoy no fashion

But there is someshe in his brain
One she which fights in vain the pain
Killing the beast which has the right
To have his life and throw no light

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I have this desire
To write and inspire.
But would the world open its ears and listen
When most of my life has already been written?
What about my life could possibly be said
To make it worthy of being read?
Sexually abused by a family friend,
These were dark times that seemed to have no end.
Raped and verbally abused,
This was a life I didn’t choose. 
As a third grader I was obsessed with my mortality.
My mother had a severe hoarding tendency. 
My father was physically there, but emotionally absent.
I possessed a strong fear of peer judgment.
Drugs and alcohol littered my street.
Strangers became the only people I’d meet.
 I saw men bleed until their last breath.
I’ve felt the sting of a premature death.
I saw evil on a daily basis. 
I became just a number in a social worker’s cases. 
I feared I’d be called a liar.
It was a constant battle to keep my head held higher.
The stories of my life could fill a book,
But would anyone bother to take a look?

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Time moves by so quickly
I wake up, and 3 months have past,
Most of the time I’m ok
But sometimes my love for him won’t pass.

I wonder if he ever loved me
Truly and with all of his heart,
I ask myself “why couldn’t he forgive
And give in to a new start?”

I am sure he finds himself
Looking up on some days,
Wondering what I’m doing,
Who I’m with, and if I’m ok.

I’m sure he still loves me
And I’m sure he’s still hurt,
I know he’s confused,
And lonely, and unsure.

I wonder if he ever thinks
About going back in time,
I wonder if he’s ever wanted 
To take back the hurt and all the lies.

I sometimes wish we had made it work
And all the pain wasn’t in vain,
I sometimes find myself loving him so much
I want to cry out his name.

Yes, my love for him is still hanging on
Oh so very tight,
Although I’ve tried very hard
To let go with all of my might.

I know that he’s moved on
And found someone new,
A new marriage to help him cope
With being sad, angry, and used.

Sometimes I ask myself, 
“Could it still work, should we even try?”
And as my heart aches and I bow my head
I start to wonder if HE cries.

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Should Be Fading

Should Be Fading

Islam women, they are always degrading
Habit into past should be finally fading
And the be replace by total equality
A much better place our world will be.

Suppose Mother Mary never had been
Or Son Jesus to save us from all sin
Just who would we be here and now?
Either some sow or maybe a milk cow.

Noah's Ark had contained each animal;
Two by two until it was frantically full
Themselves had to learn how to please
And none of them had been Islamese.

All of us have become completely hysteric
By actions and atrocities that are barbaric
Which not even an animal would try to do
Like cutting off my head and also maybe you.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

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The Last Poem

This is the last poem I will write, the last one about you.
You threw my love away and now we are through.

You were my inspiration, I started to write again,
So many poems about you, it seems they wouldn’t end.

But end they did, like you have ended our relationship.
I‘m not writing you love poems, you just want friendship.

Things will be all right, yes, things will be just fine.
I will still live even though you’re not mine.

Goodbye, darling, hope you find what you need.
This will be the last poem you will ever read.

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The knife in my wrists is going farther.
The gun in my hand is rising.

The dagger in my chest is sinking deeper.
The arrow through my heart is being ripped out and I'm crying.

I know you're not a mind reader,
So this is what I'm thinking,

I feel like dying.

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A Painful Truth

I love to read of poetry so divine
That is beautiful in even shabby hands like mine,
But sometimes you have to read it quick 
Since the smell of love can make you sick.

So offer now a kiss of yours, and I will soon reject it.
Do not offer me your hand, for I will not protect it.
My love dies like the sun, only to come back again,
But other times it will stay as an unwanted stain.

You could suggest not gold nor myrth
That could cover a fraction of its worth;
Since a watchful, youthful eye is a valuable as dirt,
(Especially now that I know how love can hurt).

Imagine now from years ago, each night you slept,
You'd dream of the one person that left.
Now try to picture just how I see it, 
And imagine still loving them to this day.

I love to read poetry as I sit and start to weep,
For they have a reason why they're getting no sleep.
And, ah, the poor saps have the same, lovestruck skit,
But the painful truth is, how I miss it.

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He made me fall in love then he broke my heart,
I hate this world and I'm falling apart.
He took my heart and threw it on the floor,
I doesn't love me and I cant take it anymore.
My heart is broken and it won't heal.
I wish I was dead so I couldn't feel.

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How Did I Fall In Love With Words - Again

For It Seems .. The Fool Once More
Took Hold Of My Heart For Another Encore.

Inside My Heart .. He Made Me Believe
His Words So Real But I Was Deceived.

We Laughed, We Joked, We Fooled Around
He Told Me .. Always. The Fool Was Crowned. 

Didn’t Quite Realize What I’d Gotten Into
Until The Finality Of His Unrequited Adieu.

I Know In My Heart Another Lesson Learned
Can’t Run And Hide Just Because I Was Burned.

He Gave In Return What I Offered Him
The Fool Saw And Snickered, Turned Happy To Grim.

No More Lies, No More Late Dates
Does Love Really Exist For Me .. I Hesitate.

No Not For Me .. Can’t Anyone See
Destination .. Alone ~ Just Me and Me. 

He Said It Was His Job To Make Me Smile
Something He Did Quite Often But I’ll

Forever Regret The Last Time That We Did
Where Words Became Stupid-Crazy .. Oh God Forbid.

I’m So Sorry I Let This Happen, Just Wanted To Be Friends
Nothing Left To Say Now Nothing To Make Amends.

So I Must Pick Up The Pieces Of That Broken Heart
Get On With Life And See To My New Start.

All In All I’ll Be Free To Be Me Again
To Laugh And Love The World - Forever And Ever … Amen. 

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The Car

Your arm around my throat, Continued to provoke.
Under your sleeve you beat my face,Was strangled by your arm's embrace.

I soon gave up and that was when, you led me to the car,
You bashed my head into the side,then threw the door ajar.

Around my body you had grasped, both my legs and my neck,
Then you threw my weak limp body into the car's back.

As you called my broher out, to help to lock me in,
you forced upon that 12 year old such a filthy sin.

Locking in that dreadful car yourself and my hurt self,
you turned around, continued beating, till I screamed an yelped.

Finally the only thing I knew, just must be done,
I strained to reach and grab my phone, i dialed 911.

He raced us out the neigborhood, to try and get away,
demanding that I give my phone, Dear God, there was no way.

He then pulled out his cell phone, and dialed the same number,
He told them I was killing him, that I would pull him under.

You'd never believe what happened on that dark an dreary day,
Was it I that got in trouble, yes, my father got away.

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Every time I look in her eyes
I wonder who holds her when she cries
You would never guess what’s behind that mask
You wouldn’t have the respect to ask
She never lets it falter and fall
She keeps on going despite the horror in it all
Losing herself because no one else cares
Almost too late to stop the razor blade tears
Sick of always feeling hopeless
Done with constantly being useless
Finished with fighting unwinnable wars
Covered in blood from the final holes she bores
Wondering if they’ll be too late
Counting on no one saving her fate
She cries alone in the dark night
Bloody and broken from every days fright
Getting weaker and weaker inside
Pleading for this pain to one day subside
With tears spilling from agony filled eyes
Trying not to scream while she cries
Pleading with a deaf god by day
Hoping before morning she’ll be death’s prey

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Summer Always

Summer Always

Summer so simply seems to be
The perfect time for you and me
To go out and play everyday;
Listen to what Lord has to say.

Spring is when flowers start to bloom
And love seeing some in every room
On table beside your mother's bed
Who you know will soon be dead.

I will always love to here her laughter,
But now she is nestled in the hereafter;
Still remember her sitting in the shade;
To God about me she always prayed.

He's so handsome and do take care of;
God provide him with all of your love;
Before he's in heaven and also there,
Free him from all sins and deep despair.

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Once I went to a hospital
There aids patient’s were on the beds with death’s proposal

As Aids is pronounced it is not so simple
To take every breath they cross huge pain hill

There I saw life and deaths fight
They hopefully fight for life but death was in their sight

For each breath they were given pills
But the gap between the world and patients make their life more terrible

Those people are far from life and closed to death
Those people with such short and painful life are kept away like filth

They are treated as if they have done crime
No one understand what brought them in such a time

They are nether fully death nor alive
By the physical and mental pain they prefer death, then to survive

On the other hand doctors does not allow them to die
With the medical power these half death people are force to survive

So Aids end is not so simple as Aids is pronounced
For these peoples terrible physical and mental death is announced

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In the House of the Cow

Shuffle, plod and now
I moo in the obedient line of cows

Hack, slash and cry
Concealed I stare blank down and sigh

Shovel, bend and pack
The meat cold slides now off my back

Eyes, ears and nose
Master seems to not need those

Revolt, stalk and stand
Burn through control the dirty brand

Whittle, shave and douse
The Cow in me supports the House

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In Heaven Again

In Heaven Again
(Another sad poem about my son.)

Why has so much sadness overcome me?
When what I wanted was to always be
A proud father as well as faithful parent
Which is something they say is inherent.

My child passed away without one word
Now to heaven soul has been transferred
Can no longer enjoy his presence anymore
After last time I saw him go out the door.

For a while would sit around and often fret
His memory to heaven go, I had to let
Time slowly passed by and I knew then 
I too will die and see him in heaven again.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran

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What If I

What If I

What if I were the one who did die first
Would this way be for better or worst
Having to leave my lovely wife behind
And it took me forever for her to find.

Days of my life continued to increase
Some day soon she would have to release
Me so to heaven would be able to go
And will watch her while she remains below.

Path to heaven is perfectly plain and clear
Course is true once your twilight is here
May be few clouds forming in a clump
Heaven will be near right over the hump.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran
Continution of my sadness poems.

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Crowded Loneliness

Walking down a lonely road 
Melody inside my head echoed  
Passing by all sorts of people, 
People passing by me, so strange yet simple 
Imagine all the people walking by, 
Not caring to notice, just staring blankly at the sky 
Yet one of those people might know a secret, 
One that you can't see, like a ghost or a spirit

Try going through this magic window 
A window of light with curtain of shadow
The miracle of looking beyond the obvious 
A land in your mind where creation is countless  

Moving by and moving through
What's the difference? I don't know.

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Will Always Miss Jane

Will Always Miss Jane

Was Friday morning and found much frost;
Another woman from parish had been lost,
Which Father Dave did say today;
She died and to heaven had gone away.

No matter what, we will miss her so,
Much more then you will ever know;
When she died, her face had been glowing;
She knew where she would be going.

To heaven she went to see her Lord,
Where everyone will be rest assured
The Lord for them always will wait
For us all there at the pearly gate.

Now to heaven she has gone,
Where each day is like a lovely new dawn;
While here wind blows or it does rain,
And we always will remember Jane.

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An Angel

An Angel

I Said I’d never sin or do it ever again
And remember when, buried I had been;
Before death river ran, and I always can
Have a perfect plan she can understand

What plan will be is between her and me,
In all reality, had wanted her to set me free;
If I found a way so crime would never pay
People say it most likely will be a lovely day.

When she was around could hear my heart pound;
Now there is no sound, because I am heaven bound;
Everyone I did offend always wanted my life to end
So God please send an angel to bring me back again. 

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The Taste of Bittersweet

To feel pleasure or to feel pain
funny how they feel the same
You butter me up and buy me a smile
the monster inside you I forget for a while
Tearful nights and angry dawns
yet you believe "nothing's wrong"
Close the wound and hide the scar
so no one knows who you really are
You say sorry countless times
playing your game and fooling my mind
So I build a fortress around my heart
walls like rock you can't tear apart
Let your fury rise and then fall
but I'll show you no fear behind my wall
They say love hurts and so I stay
but in the end a price you'll pay

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No Better Place

This reminds me of my dad who died on 
board the Carrier Intrepid and Battleship 
Arizona sunk in Hawaiian  harbor.

No Better Place

Deep down in water was a ship wreck;
Silence flowed from forward to back deck;
Loneliness was over ship's entire length,
With no energy left or any strength.

God's fish swam gently here and there,
Death and suffering was found everywhere;
While all their bodies and souls would wait
For God to pick them up at a certain date.

Date came and God took each one again
Back to heaven having let them all in;
For families and relatives saved a place,
Full of God's love and His much grace.

Heaven many say has always been known,
As a perfect, pleasant place of its own,
For each soul who did die under the sea
And no better place could there ever be.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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Same Old Hat

Same Old Hat

It was same old hat I had worn for years
And even though as my last one nears
Many memories meaning so much to me
Were waiting there and will always be.

There was the time I held your hand
While picnicking by sea sitting in the sand
When birds and your voice flew around
And forever can still hear each sound.

Also hear your heart beating next to mine,
After giving you a very nice Valentine
Saw your picturesque face when you passed away
Then flowers did put on your grave every day.

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I Hope Not

I Hope Not

You have become such a big bore
We don't want to hear you anymore
They seem to say when my poem I send
Maybe I should not send one ever again.

James Thomas Horn

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After the War

Warfare is a malicious psychological game,
Once it is over, you’re never quite the same,

Warfare is extraordinarily dense,
Once it has been overcome, it rarely makes any sense,

Some become drifters, images dancing in forbidden space,
With echoes of a once young, familiar face,

You can’t buy back the time or obscure place,
All that’s left is a bitter aftertaste,

And you may win but somehow you still loose,
For the deserts leave you with not much of a choice from which to choose,

Warfare is the rotten apple,
But at least you have food inside your starving chapel,

Warfare with its deliberate sinking song,
Blasting bombs that shatter all who were once strong,

Blasting bombs that haven’t gone off in so long.

BY: Sabina Nicole

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Please dont fall Asleep

Wake up America, 
Arise from your slumber
Media has desensitized your minds
We live in a new world of technology that has made you colorblind
Meaningless, with deeper meaning
Music lyrics have been subconsciously stealing
While you think it’s the beat you are feeling
Listen to the words and then tell me if it’s still appealing
Even Movies have brainwashed your judgment of what’s ok
Too many people are sitting back, watching our ethics slip away.
The Government has helped us all too simply learn to accept
While gradually breaking down the family structure, many have just slept.
No longer can we allow these planted seeds of lies to continue to grow
This is real reality, not some entertainment show
Our children are not aware
That their future is in for a scare
Our youth are looking for role models and leaders
They have become susceptible to idolize bottom feeders
Wake up America,
We need a real change
Bring back integrity, morals and stop being estrange
They keep us busy in televised drama 
Currently immune, with no proper armor
While people are starving and walking around half alive
They are plotting our nation’s permanent demise
Sex trafficking is at a an all-time high
Wealthy men are raping young girls in America and when they are done with them they watch them die!
Poverty and greed is causing drug dealers to lead
A generation of angry lost young man
Creating baby’s that start the cycle again
The more eyes that now see
The more we can be
Brought back to truth and sanity
The rich are getting richer and the working class have grown tired
Democracy is being set on fire
You may question what you can do
If everyday each person changed just one view
We would be able to recover what has been lost and start bran new
The people need to take a stand and vote like they really care
We must join together, use our voice, and remind them we are still there.

BY: Sabina Nicole
Written: 1-1-12

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Hurricane Katrina

Katrina is such a beautiful name
Much too pretty for a hurricane
When the storm crossed the shore
Lives were changed for evermore
Mothers praying, babies crying
Many lost, many dying
People were scattered across the states
Some lost everything, even mates
Nearly a year has come and gone
And there's still so many without a home
Nobody knows how it will end
There's still so many hearts to mend

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Thanks for being my friend
Thanks for being so true

Thanks for all those moments
Thanks for giving me these torments

Thanks for turning your back on me
Thanks for making a fool out of me

Thanks for hurting my heart so deep
Thanks for making me cry and weep

Thanks for all your hypocrisy and lies
Thanks for breaking all our ties

Thanks for your friendship’s delusion
Thanks for your crude deception

Thanks for hiding all the secrets
Thanks for doing this betrayal

Thanks for leaving me in failure
Thanks for going away forever

Thanks for letting me know this fact
That you were never friend just did act

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An Old Boardwalk

I heard that there had been some talk
About doing away with the old boardwalk;
To maintain it was such a high expense
And continuing to care for made no sense.

Now all what we do is stare over there
At the boardwalk in bad need of repair,
While time and hands of a clock proceed on
Soon dilapidated boardwalk will be gone.

Now when together we want to walk and talk
Or birds and animals might tart to stalk,
Woods with all of them will have to share
Because the boardwalk is beyond repair.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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Death Awaits

Death awaits the young marine
The touch of a woman, true love, never seen

Bullets tear through him
He drops to the ground, with blood soaked skin

His companions push forward for victory
He’s left to die, nobody listens to him scream

Angels come to save his soul
Demons laugh for the life they stole

As the soldier cry’s from the pain
He thinks “If I’m to die, who’s to gain?”

A victim of reality, thoughts through his head
Choking on his tears, knowing he is dead

A flag upon his body, his comrades stand and mourn
His parents watch on, staring at the flag, as youths they burned

A memorial was held and heads were hung low
But war must be continued and soon it’s time to go

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Everyone is a fake,
You are just your mother's stupid mistake.
No one loves you for who you are.
Just drown your sorrows in a bar.

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Love was so sweet

Love was so sweet but it has become sour!
Love was so strong but it has lost its power!

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The Disease

Crawling up my veins, I can feel it
The thought in my head, can I beat it? 

It has been a while now, it has become my only company 
Since I discovered it, I have been living in misery 

At first it was fine, I thought I was safe 
Until they tested me in metal things as dark as a cave 

The thoughts that run inside my mind 
"You're dying, you're dying", they're leaving me behind 

Helpless and useless on a bed 
The same place where I am going to end up dead 

These people's faces that I cannot stand 
Nurses and doctors stick needles in my hand 

All the people I thought were my friends 
None of them stuck by me to the end. 

But I didn't forget the tears my loved ones cried 
But in the end, they all seem so dead and dry

Me and the disease, now it is just a race 
So obviously clear from the paleness of my face 

It kills me, all the fake smiles they gave 
I wonder if they'll smile, after they place me in my grave 

And all the people around me, they don't understand 
But still, they stick needles so deep in my hand 

And now that I'm here, paralyzed and weak 
Nothing but another chance of life, do I humbly seek 

Tears fall down, and so does hair 
As empty as my soul, so is this life unfair 

All the misery and all the pain 
16 years have gone in vain 

The disease I fight, the disease I hate 
In my blood it so vigorously accumulates 

And none but God shall I try to persuade 
As my life so slowly fades

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Someone take me away

I want to be lifted
high in the air like the gifted
i want to fly to a land
where these acts are banned
so no one can see
then me and you could be free
to do as we please
a sin to others that believe
we'll feel happy and high
but the moment wont last
because privacy is the past
so i sigh and lie
"This will have to be a good-bye"

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Mama said wipe your feet
I just mopped the floor
Mama said don't yell so loud
And don't slam the door
Mama said feed the dog
Then go set the table
Mama said you must cook
For I just wasn't able
Mama said a lot of things
Heaven knows it's true
But one thing Mama never said was
I love you

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Sleepless Dreams

Some nights, no sleep, I lay awake, I still feel like I'm dreaming. In darkened rooms, I slip away, my soul and heart start scheming.
Your face, a thought, as I get lost in memories of our past. Smile and sigh, no worries or lies, I know it will not last.
For daylight brings, the truth it seems, no more fantasies awake. Reality shows, coldness grows, the morning my heart does break.
Throughout the day, I'll ponder or pray of happy times ahead. But soon as darkness comes again, sleepless dreams within my bed.

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I could tell it was raining before I even heard 
The pitter patter of little drops

Because it was hard for my body to get out of bed again
But what am I saying!? It's always hard for me

To escape the colored covers and my dreams
It's hard enough to exist in reality

Let alone be forced into it by the bring of an alarm.
It was always easy to make someone laugh

It's like this life has been one long headache
And my days are one Advil after another

I close my eyes hard enough to escape 
And i can't close my ears or ignore the sound of the clock 

Telling me to wake up.
Telling me to wake up.

They say after the rain there's a thousand 
Poetry submissions titled "the rain"

So this will go un-submitted 
Just like a thousand others

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Pure and Must Endure

Pure and Must Endure

Why a fool do I always continue to be?
When there is much to understand and see
Like compassion and a heart that's pure
We have so much which we must endure.

If you will only, always stand by my side
So again I won't ever have to hide
What is there about being selfish
Disappear and go away is what I wish.

Let happiness come into both our life's again
Even though  many times I may have been
So hard to put up with and also a pain
And on you have been such a strain.

God to you I do pray day after day
Could there possibly be any way?
To know what is it I should do
That will make all my dreams come true.

James Thomas Horn

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Midnight Prayer

When on my pillow I lay down still
Musing over the days daily drill
I whisper a prayer into the night
God of love please no more fight
And a tear trickles down the eye
Into the star studded, moonlit sky

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If you were my wife

Even thoughts on you add fuel to my hellish life!
It seems it would be better if you were my wife!

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Demanded and Empty-Handed

Demanded and Empty-Handed

On themselves, so much they had demanded
But from Olympics came home empty-handed
After all of the sincere effort they had put in;
In four years, will have to do it over again.

Many things we all may have to face
If you finished either fourth or fifth place
A medal might never be in your sight
And will pray to win one again tonight.

James Thomas Horn

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Once Too Often

We started married life with love and eager expectations,
The future ours to live with verve and taste of world's sensations.
And then the secrecy began along with sudden rages.
Forgotten days togather ran as time closed empty pages.

Where is the sweetness of the past? Where gone my ardent lover?
I huddle in the darkened room and shiver under cover.
He's quiet now.  I rise to bathe my swollen, tear drained eyes.
He'll wake to say he's sorry. I know now that he lies.

The happiness I thought was ours, perhaps was truly never.
My love has turned to fear and pain that can't be borne forever.
Swiftly, I pack an over- night to run from all the pain.
I know I'm worth more than he thought.  I'll not be back again.

By: Joyce Johnson

For Michael J. Falotico's contest. "I'm worth more than you thought"

Not my story.  Strictly for the contest. But I have read in the news that one out of four women will be beaten by her husband or lover.  Unbelievable and shameful.

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Pain and Gain

Have never been sure where I should begin
But it looks like I have been lured in again;
Parts of puzzle pointed to finally all fit
After I continued on and never would quit.

Life is also like that each and every day
No matter where you look or which way
And after very much time I did devote
Accidentally erased poem that I wrote.

Isn't it so silly how many people may be?
Words from their minds soon being set free
And a problem by me now must be faced
What was written ended up being erased.

All the words were lost never to return
Like something thrown in fire you badly burn
And end up having a felling of much despair
As poem burned up and blew into the air.

Poem I once wrote is now completely gone
And to myself, this had been brought upon
By matches becoming my mortal enemy
Burning up my poem and setting it free.

Now that I don't have my poem anymore
What was the reason I would write it for?
To many, my poem had been a big pain
When all I wanted was intellectual gain.

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Two Deaths Did Occur

In my life, two deaths did occur
Which were both hard to endure;
My father was the first to die;
For him a long time I did cry.

"Eternal Father" at church would play;
Remembered my own who passed away
And memory of him came back to me
A sailor who had been lost at sea.

Was fifteen and made it on my own
Until I had been finally, fully grown;
There were six and I was oldest of all
Whose lot in life was likely to fall.

Enlisted in my country and soon did serve
Which into my life threw quite a curve
Until one day my wife happened to meet
With bright blue eyes and smile so sweet.

It was instant love at her first sight
Our lips met together each lovely night;
Much joy to my heart she always brought;
Into her web of love I had been caught.

Had two sons and surely loved them so
And up each day we watched them grow;
As time went on, we each started to see
Our love for them was always equally.

One night our youngest had left town;
Why in the world would he have to drown
Found face down in a soft running stream
About him now we still do so often dream.

When your son from your life does leave
For a long time, you will have to grieve;
As all of time still advances even yet
You still will morn and about him fret.

He's with God in heaven way up far
Memories of him made us who we are
All of the many years continually pass by
And we eventually too one day will die.

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Only if Lady Liberty Came to Life

She has stood gacefully in the harbor for years.
She witnesses the peoples happiness, defeats, and tears.

This lady definately has a lot on her mind, she definately has a lot to say.
The very momnt they end this war, will be a great day.

We must unite as one, together we all stand.
She encourages you to join her, it's easy, just take her hand.

Only lonely cold nights she had conversation with the man in the moon.
His face full of worry, and he wished our soldiers would come home soon.

She will continue to hold that torch, this being our guiding light..
She will stand for equality, and for all that is right.

She may be a statue, but she has watched over this country for an eternity, or so  
it would seem.
She stands proud to represent the people of the United States, and the American 

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Nothing Can Happen

I stare into the dark abyss
Midnight ice; a wicked hiss
Wading through the solemn storm
Deepest depression takes its form
Shattered promises and lost dreams
Happiness torn apart at its seams
Phantoms dance gleefully in the hail
They knew that your life would derail
Was it not they who hid in your mind?
Whispering their assurances, all will be fine
Perhaps today this wasn't the case
Hot salty tears trail down your face
An answer to the winter wind
Leaving fear with those who've sinned
Enveloped finally by sweet surrender
Inside fades a dull ember
Giving in, succumbing to midnight entrapment
Heaviness descends, of course... nothing can happen

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A Young Child

A Young Child

Saw a bright sunset and a big rainbow;
Both so beautiful when viewed from below;
As I still was looking high into the sky
Had disappeared as they passed by.

Rainbow with colors is completely surrounded;
Then saw lightening and thunder that sounded;
Dusk entered scene and started appearing;
End of a delight day was now nearing.

What joyful and wonderful experiences I had
And to do all over again sure would be glad;
When I prayed to God more, heard Him say:
" Tomorrow I make will also be a great day."

One day to heaven God will surely take me;
When I arrive there, He put me on His knee;
Even though a young child when you died;
Here in heaven with Me will forever abide.

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I Want My Mommy

as I lie in this womb
for it's my heart you'll hear beat soon

da beat beat beat
and da tapping of tiny feet

attached cord
was my mighty sword

words of disgrace
embedded in my taste

drug of ill fath
served on my plate

you have rather me died
than to hear my wimper and cries

I could of made you proud
instead of being wrapped in this tiny shroud

now I am someone else's angel
wearing a nice shinny golden halo

as my unspoken words goes out to you
I hope your next child won't have to go through this too

Tribute To The Unborn

Entery For 
Raul Moreno's
Unspoken Words Contest
GL All

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Cry Out

The sadness overcomes me
I am lost within
The walls of loneliness and pity.

No one can save me
No one has my heart
I am doomed without rhapsody.

My eyes stay closed 
And so does the door to my soul
My spirit slowly escapes me.

Without love 
Tested both 
Are my will power and my creed.

The rain won’t stop
And neither will my tears
I must have a gray cloud above my head.

Thousands of people 
Thousands of places to see
And with all of this I’d rather be dead.

What is wrong with me?
Has he, Satan, taken my tongue?
Has he made me hate?

I must cry out 
I need God 
Before it’s too late.

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Johnny 's Song

He was born to sing upon his land
Now he's resting in God's Everlasting hands

Didn't matter who you were
That voice you'll remember for sure

A voice that could shed many a tear
Or make you just want to stand up and cheer

Oh how'll I miss this one hell of a man
Made me today of who I am

Across oceans far and wide
Johnny sang his songs with passionated pride

Now he soars amidst his eagle friends
High above the rockies bends

Oh Johnny this song's for you
As I sing about your eagle friends too

In Loving Memory 
John Denver  { 1943 -1997 }

Soar My Feathered Friend

  {  R.I.P. }

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Sad Round of Beer

Sad Round of Beer

When in all of self-pity a person wallows
Will soon be greeted by their own gallows,
And all the many things they tried to hide
Encouraging efforts to commit suicide.

With many felt like I had a close bond
Which disappeared with wave of a magic wand;
To many may seem tragic my difficult end
So this euphoric, eloquent eulogy must send.

What words could describe my each woe?
Battle is over and towel in have to throw,
And now on earth, I am no longer are here;
For Robin, drink one more sad round of beer.

James Thomas 
Retired Veteran

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The Bard

He came upon the midnight gloom, Through woods where mighty redwoods loom. A bard with lyre upon his back, And want of coin within his sack. There in the streets all gathered ‘round, To hear him play his haunting sound. He sang of love and tragic things. He sang of knights and mighty kings. He told his tale in rhyming verse, As all who gathered were immersed. Once he had been a valiant knight, Clad in armor that shone so bright. He served a king both fair and just, He earned his favor and his trust. Then came the day love pierced his heart, And all he’d known was torn apart. For she belonged to another, A man he loved like a brother. But she returned his lustful gaze, Her passion set his heart ablaze. And when the king came on the scene, He found his first knight with his queen. Soon everything came crashing down. A kingdom crumbled to the ground. Now what had been has passed away, Save the memory of that day. It’s kept alive in song and verse, And serves to fill his empty purse. A tale of woe, forgotten not, Of Guinevere and Lancelot.

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Replace Me

I seemed to have lost all of my luster
And found myself starting to fluster
With my life and what was left to do;
My real person no one ever knew.

Should I hang myself in the shower?
Somehow be killed by electrical power
Or burn my body until it will singe
So on certain people, I can have revenge.

There are many things that must be faced
Like being let go by a show and not replaced;
This whole relentless story goes on and on;
Petty soon to heaven, I will have gone.

James Thomas Horn

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Remains on My Mind

Remains on My Mind

What now mostly remains on my mind
Is if God in His glory could help me find
My lost child who meant so much to me
So I could set my mind and his soul free.

Last time I say him was early yesterday
Went outside so he could fish and play
Left and never would he ever return
I am choked up as things inside do churn.

God, if he only was back for a minute or two
I would sweetly kiss him so and thank You
But now have to hold back the many tears
After he has been dead for all these years.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran
Another poem I had written back 
in August 27th, 2005 on our 39th
wedding anniversary. He had been
reported missing that very same day.

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Love So Dear

Love So Dear

Child always seemed to be very sickly
While weather outside was hot and prickly 
Face was full of fever and looked red
Just like he was close to and almost dead.

What if my tiny child were to die today?
To him, what is last thing that I would say?
Loved him and he was important to me
This is last time precious son will ever see.

Time passed by slowly and it started to rain
On my window played a soft, lovely refrain
But now that my child is no longer here
He's in heaven, my son who I love so dear.

Crying can cure almost anything
But back my son will never bring
And while I am here in deep despair
God, with my son, His comfort will share.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran
Our son's name was and still is Jamie
who is our lost angel.

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To Be Needy

We just drove by Family Assistance;
People were there with much persistence
And we always wondered what it feels
Like to have lived on Meals on Wheels.

Women were there holding a child's hand,
Impoverished and poor in our great land
Having nothing at all except a  need
For food so children they can feed.

It seems so sad where they all live;
God said to us that we should give
All of the things which we could spare;
How can life sometimes be not fair?

We should be so kind and considerate
Helping those who now are illiterate
Or down in dumps and very old,
And are very needy we have been told.

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How many times have I tried to remember,
and I tend to forget?
How long have I been the pretender,
- since the day that we’ve met?

Will the grass now grow greener,
since I’ve wet the earth?
Will your heart now become leaner,
having established my worth?

Will my questions be answered
by God’s quiet grace?
Or will my doubts
be reflected
right back to my face?

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My Tears are Gone

Because of you, the cry of my heart cannot escape through my eyes.
My tears are all gone, but not the pain I feel inside.
The sleepless nights, full of heart wrenching sobs,
No longer plague me but… I want the tears to fall.
Without this luxury, there is no escape.
The pain overwhelms me, like my heart’s being reshaped. 
It’s been so long now…they said it would get better in time.
I’ve waited and waited; only to see through their lies.  

To everyone else, my heart has healed. 
But I’ve become a good actress, and put up a shield.
My shattered heart won’t let anyone in.
I feel all alone in this battle I can’t win.
I’ve tried to get over him; I’ve tried to move on
But without him with me, I feel so wrong.
Its unnatural living, as I go on my way.
I feel something missing, every moment, every day. 

Oh I cried and I cried, but like a sudden drought,
Somewhere along the way, my tears ran out.
I have no one to talk to; I can’t tell him my feelings.
So I live my life, pretending I’m healing.
Inside there’s a fire, burning at my soul.
A huge void is left, only you can make whole.
As my heart grows numb, I long for escape
I have yet to find it. And so I will wait…

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A Fabulous Fable

What could it be which would enable

Me to bring an end to my fabulous fable

In some form by me I only seldom do:

Where could there possibly be a clue?

Searched here and there with despair

Ended up throwing my hands in the air:

New show has been cancelled someone said

Next thing you know they found me dead.

From a rope did see my body dangle;

Why would anyone try to strangle

Themselves on notice which was short;

Gave it out but never gained any support.

An autopsy it proved myself, I did kill

And while now high in heaven I will

As I look back remember all of those

Who really wanted to be Russell Crowe's.

Handsome I no longer was anymore

And what was my life worth living for?

Now no longer am part of the gang?

So one day myself in bedroom did hang.

James Thomas Horn

Retired Veteran

Trying to understand Robin Williams.

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dot dot dot

dot dot dot
you love me, you love me not
yeah i get it, we are kids
life is kind of like mad libs
but i just can't stand this all
my life with you has finally completed the fall
i want to be your friend
but the relationship part, has come to an end
if you still like me that way
then there is nothing else to say
i will have to leave your life
this too will cut me like a knife
but until you are over me
i will have to watch and see
so i'm sorry but please make up your mind
while all my thoughts i try to find
dot dot dot
i was in your life, maybe now i'm not

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In Heaven With Him

In Heaven With Him

Even though down the sun is now creeping
All my promises I still will be keeping
And some day soon start living with God
Who I always will love and forever laud.

When the day God will take me away
He has prepared a place for me to stay
High in heaven where all the angels are
And Jesus on His wrists is wearing a scar.

Like Jesus, I will have also risen too
After my work in this world was through
I am an audacious still nice and trim;
Thankful for being up in heaven with Him.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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When I Was A King

Woken was the king to a reality when he was once great. 
He rises to his feet to rise to the occasion, but only to find out he’s years too late. 

You see, all good things must come to an end. 
There are more things important than the money you spend.

Time is on the side to those who side with it.
Don’t blink because beauty you just might miss it.

The beast is the truth, and the lie you told yourself.
With love there is no need for wealth as I always say myself.

The throne slips through your fingers like sand.
No longer do you have a queen to hold your hand.

They say it’s better to have loved & lost than to have never loved at all.
I disagree because I see her face on every girl as she is my downfall.

However, you cannot force a king to rule. 
He might be cut out to jester or be a petty fool. 

The queen may never have been a queen to start.
She might take your riches & rob your heart.

I was once a king…
But I’m nothing more than a boy lost in love with no hand for my ring. 

I guess love had my imagination in an odd place.
Either that or I should have seen the signs when you wanted “space.”

My mother always said my first love would be a fling…
But 3 years later I still feel like she was my queen & I was her king…

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My efforts tree

It seems you have shown me a wrong route
Will my effort’s tree never bear fruit?

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Hate Is My Friend

When one isn’t loved
Hate begins to dwell,
It starts deep within
And then it begins to swell.

But I must be strong
For hate isn’t weak,
It will push against my insides
And at my heart it will begin to eat.

I will start to grow bitter
My words will grow harsh,
My appetite for love would wither
Like a lone flower in a murky marsh.

I would be doomed to roam the earth
In a hypnotic daze,
Only to answer those 
With wicked and evil ways.

Meaningless is my life now 
For I have no love,
Why should I carry on?
Haven’t I had enough?

It seems to me 
That I shouldn’t even try,
For no matter what I say or do
No matter if I cry,

I will always be wrong, 
Or stupid and careless,
And that is why to you readers
I share this.

For love is my enemy
And until my dying end,
Love will always be my enemy
And hate will be my friend.

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Nooses hang upon the trees,

swaying gently in the breeze.

Self loathing rips through his chest,

a raging beast which never rests.

Unseeing eyes stare through the mist,

wondering if he'll be forgotten, or missed.

His wrists are slashed, his leaves stained red,

His heart is heavy like carrying lead.

As tears come to his eyes,

his final words,

a whispered, Goodbye.

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If Only

If only you could stay true
and not hurt me the way you do
if only i'd listened to what i'd been told
and my heart held on with a stronger hold

If only you had talked to me
then together is what we'd still be
if only my heart was able to heal
and the pain i feel wouldn't be so real

If only the miles weren't what kept us apart
and a brand new beginning we could start
if only we could have made it through
and the loss of you isn't what it had to come to

If only we could have held on longer
then our relationship now would be stronger
if only this could be a bad dream
then that much better it would seem

If only you'd have at least told me why
i could have spent less time trying not to cry
but in the end this is how you chose it to be
So don't even try coming back to me

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"Deterioration" Abandoned is this cold, dark house, The only life a half dead mouse. The hum of the flies behind the walls, And on the floor broken, staring dolls. The wallpaper peels, and rots, Away from loving pictures of parents and tots. A bed is flipped, And the curtains ripped. Rays of light shine through, And fall on the spot I shared with you. All the memories I've not forgot, All the times that we had fought. Now I feel so alone, Petrified, lifeless like a stone. My empty heart feels like this rotting home.

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The Tear

Months had gone by since I saw you last.
I thought I had put you completely in the past.
Seeing you there, with her, in our favorite place,
I could look at you with a smile on my face.

You turned around and saw me standing there.
All I could do then was look back and stare.
Your eyes met mine and our gazes locked. 
Once again, I felt like my heart beat stopped. 

A frozen smile on my face, so you wouldn’t know 
That in that moment, I knew I still loved you so.
Standing there with her, you started to speak,
Then you saw a tear slip slowly down my cheek.

I closed my eyes and turned slowly away.
Leaving, knowing that I could never stay.
The heart break I bore was just like before,
But, walking away from you hurt even more.

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Still a single man

I have tried to marry as much as I can
Oh God knows why I am still a single man!

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So gracefully grazing the sky,
Higher than blue birds fly

Above the cauliflower clouds,
Below the starry crowds

Such a commanding machine of man,
Speedily sweeping the land;

Now carefully descending down,
Their gaze cast to the ground

A frightful fearsome eye,
A baby child's cry

Ensnared in a teething trap
The towers did collapse.

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No Poetry?

How sad a place the world would be
if there were no more poetry.

How could we ever sing a song
if it were blank where words belong?

It would be such a horrid curse
if the world should lose her verse!

We'd lose our love calls and romance
and places tiny angels dance.

We'd lose a special way to share
our joy, our sorrow, hope and fear.

Too sad a place the world would be
if we did not have poetry.

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Been on Back Road Again

Been On Back Road Again

I have been on a back road again
And never can ever remember when
God made great girl like her for me
Such a lovely sight for us to see.

But back road I have reached its end
So this letter still will want to send;
Remember guitar that we once had?
Lost it one day and now I am sad.

Reminds me of all my love I lost
After by life around being bossed;
She didn't wanted to be my wife;
So went out and took her own life.

Why do certain things occur?
It was me God made for her;
Unhappy am forever and a day
Knowing that she passed away.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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A Dead Rose

The rose grows unbalanced to the right
Because she is deprived of light,

Water is scarce, but when it can run,
The rose soaks it up and leans into the sun,

Her thorns are stunted and endearingly tender,
Though this means they do not have strength to defend her,

Her petals are thin and so easily torn,
Such a delicate flower the bush never had borne,

But far fairer roses selfishly surround her,
And this is how the gardener found her.

So pull out her petals so pretty and pale,
And break off her prickles so fragile and frail,

Then cut off her head and leave her to decay,
Tend the wilier roses and just walk away.

And as her sap weeps as she withers and rots,
The rose is watched smugly by the flowers in their pots,

And as she lies dying in darkness on the floor,
They turn to the sun and lounge in it some more,

And when the rain washes the dead rose away,
The flowers are asleep and have nothing to say.

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Monsoon Season

Torrents of melancholy brine cascade from leaden skies;
Mirroring the salty streams of tears that seep from my sapphire eyes;

Folded limbs of bruised porcelain reach out to feel the patter of the rain;
Each stinging drop a tiny shard of ancient liquid pain;

Muddied pools form on a thirsty earth that drinks and drinks and drinks;
My own parched heart does nothing but watches, waits, and sinks, sinks, sinks…

With the monsoon comes a stultifying death of putrefaction to leaf and bough;
Matching the decay that stirs the topsoil of my soul like the blade of a rusty plough;

Snails drag their curlicue shells through promising forests of lush mossy growth;
Just as slow my sighing breaths sift through my lips uttering silent bitter oaths;

The monsoon season is a blessing to the earth and a curse to a trapped soul;
Bound by adolescent selfishness I think only of myself not of the whole;

Forgetting the urgent thirst of the ground for water I curse the curtaining rain;
Staring mutinously into the gloomy grey day with my face pressed against a cold window 

Rain, rain, I murmur through reproachful lips, go away;
And please I entreat you -- return again some other day… 

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Love Is Suppose

Love is suppose to be kind But people push it just behind. It makes me sad to see all this Love for some is neither peace nor bliss. But that's what most people do Some live like this everyday. They just don't seem to care Eyes blinded only by pain and tears. Confused minds cold hearts All these lives are torn apart. And the children pay the price This is not in any way right or nice. Everybody deserves to be happy But what I see is really crappy I meet sad people all the time And in their eyes I see no love sublime. People keep searching everyday They think they know more than you Some amassing more than they need for Always wanting and wishing far for more. But that's what most of us do In this life we all try to touch the sun. And as we look at the sky at night We all wish that everything was right. We all want love peace and joy Find a place no one can destroy. We all want to reach for the stars Make our dreams come true from the start . In the end there is only right and wrong And black and white makes things flow. Love is supposed to be nice and kind Love is not supposed to hurt and be unkind. But sometimes love can cause us all pain Love can create a very good and strong chain. But sometimes love can be the wrong kind And produce pain and fear in the heart and mind. With the right direction and guidance We can all make it through life and advance Take life by the hand and sometimes dance looking at the sky Don't take anything for granted, but look ahead for a new day. Love is supposed to be kind But people push it just behind What this world needs more is God and love Look for God and you can find all His goodness from above.

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Picture on the Wall

Picture on the Wall

I'm sure you will always remember me
When it was you and I who used to be
Running up and back down a path
Before you gave me my next bath.

Loyal, dedicated dog and I did follow
Wylie jumping over tree that was hollow
But now his body sure seems so sore
Just lies around not moving anymore.

Wylie was my favorite and best friend
Who I love but his life came to an end
He's no longer here but for him will call;
Only thing left is his picture on the wall.

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If acorns could fly

Imagine an acorn that falls from the tree
As i fell from my parents 

When I hit the ground I fell in love
My roots grew deep in you and you made me strong

You cut those roots of and now I am dead
Yet I still stand like a rotten old tree

It's a shame acorns can't fly
Never having hit the ground I might have lived on 

My son Tyler is my acorn he made falling from the tree 
Well worth hitting the ground

Help him grow strong as you did me
But teach him to fly For the ground is nothing but dirt!!!

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Mournful Sad Dove

Mournful Sad Dove

Just had heard the melody of a mournful dove,
Who, long ago, had lost the one he so did love
And now a sad song he will sing everyday
Trying to mourn all of his sadness away.

His sadness lasted forever so it did seem
And he remembers one night having a dream;
She was in it with her eyes full of tears
What happens to love when it disappears?

All of his sadness was so hard to endure;
When he woke up was in heaven with her;
Is always great when to heaven have gone;
Am with her each day even after dawn.

In heaven, there is never any dark there
Angels always with each other will share
Knowing they now are in a perfect place
And before each meal to God say grace.

James Thomas Horn

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Some Stillborn Child

Some Stillborn Child

Always seemed to be so sad
About  someone I never had
Before and not here anymore;
Now can't open or shut a door.

Where could my child have gone;
Why did God bring this upon?
Me and would have to suffer so;
Not see a face that likes to glow.

Child once had been a part of me;
Soul floating in air finally free;
Will miss him or her very much;
Only for second I wanted to touch.

No! Child forever is incomplete,
From head's top to bottom of feet;
Outside day's weather is kind of fair;
Child's in heaven now high up there.

Could that be a boyfriend instead
He was in an accident and is dead,
To forget there is never any way
Another prayer for him started to say.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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An Empty Swing

The saddest thing in the world, is seeing an empty swing.
The swing that once held a small child giggling, laughing, swaying in the breeze.
The swing that once held an elderly couple smiling and holding hands,
thinking back and reflecting on things that might have been.
The saddest thing in the world is seeng an empyty swing.
The swing that once held a mother and child, reading stories and telling dreams.
The swing that once held a boy and his frog, or a girl and her dog.
The saddest thing in the world is seeing an empty swing.
Holding all the memories of what used to be.

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You are my cough syrup

I have caught a bad cold and you are my cough syrup
So my heart becomes stubborn it never gives you up.

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No Love to Sow

At one point in my life, I had much love to yield
And now my heart; is a fallowed field

That has been overworked and sadly underfed,
It is now a place in which to bury the dead

Feelings relegated to dank shadowed tombs,
Oh, how I wish I had never left the womb

Warm and safe; I was never unprotected
Until cruelly expelled into a world so neglected

At one point in my life, I had much love to yield
And now my heart; is a fallowed field.

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Sweet Thing

  Confection caught between your teeth,
I wasn't good enough to eat.
  You Spat me out after the taste,
was cloying to you and debased.
  While I, there on the eaten side,
gave up my heart and soul and pride.
  Tasted ,Wasted,and Defiled..........
What kind of beast consumes a child?

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The Tears That I've Cried

A tear for every lie
Every lie that I've told
Every time I deceived
Deceived someone I loved

A tear for every loss
Every loss that I've gained
Every time It rained
Rained on my parade

A tear for every time
Every time I've been unfaithful
Unfaithful to the God I serve
The God I serve and adore

A tear for every time I cried
I cried and wept miserably
For every pain that I've felt
That I've Felt for every Pain

The tears that I've cried
That I've cried every time
Has made a river from my heart
My heart that's found despair
My heart that's welcomed despair

The tears that I've cried
My heart that has cried
That has cried the tears of despair
My heart has welcomed despair

The Tears That I've Cried
The Tears That I've Cried

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My Dad Was Sent

My Dad Was Sent

One day my dad will be with again,
In heaven on high not knowing when;
God, He only knows this very thing;
Many times about will start to sing.

Oh, God so gracious and all knowing
Sometime to heaven I will be going
And as approaching that very day,
There still is much for me to say.

Top of my head was all that was kissed;
Opportunities together were often missed,
And lonesome to me my life has been,
Yet, he still did found time to discipline.

Now that he has gone what will I do
To let life make many improvements to;
Still ease my suffering with all the pain;
Futilely Cry until nothing is left to gain.

Time marches on while days pass by
As my beleaguered body soon tries to die
My mind down deeply remembers each moment
Until back to heaven my dad was sent.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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Last Single Breath

It had been his last shallow single breath
Before cat was doomed and met his death
Now, it seems like wherever I will go
Love for my cat still does grow and grow.

Made me happy by giving his all
Why would terrible tragedy to him befall;
Friend such as him who was mine all mine
Who had gone to heaven leaving me behind.

Oh God way up above who to me is great
Wish there was a way that they could sedate
Poor cat who had been having bodily pain;
You and Your Son's presence he's about to gain.

Cat with much comfort him You will treat
Up in heaven where there never is any heat
You sit on a stool next to a pleasant pool
And everything there you always keep cool.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran not Poet

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Mother of a teenager

   He has spoken some words, He has broken my heart,
 This is my son my oldest whom I've loved from the start.
 Where have I gone wrong, what have I done,
To feel such hatred and anger from my first born son.
I've shown him love and never quit when things got tough,
 I'm not sure where this is going but I know it will be rough.
 I think I've done well, I always taught him right,
 Is this just a phase will it get better over night?
I am afraid of what may come, Not sure what to do,
Should I step back a while , and let go for a few?
My mind is overwhelmed with worry and fear,
 He'll be an adult in less than a year.
Where do I go to become what he needs?
I thought i worked hard and planted all the seeds,
He is angry , and lost I know he doesn't want to hurt me,
 He's my little boy, I just want him to see,
 I will never be his enemy, I will always be there,
What he is feeling I may not understand but I do care.
 This is boy  my heart and my soul,
Is this what happens as they grow older?
 Lord give me the strength give me the wisdom to get thru this,
 Let me be what he needs there's not a moment I want to miss.
 I am broken right now and lost in my sadness at this time,
 I hope we can make it, and soon get passed this and climb.
 Further and further in life as we go,
we need these things to happen to help us grow.
Now as a Mother and lost ,hurt and confused,
 I pray we will make it and soon know what to do.

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Surrounded by madness, engulfed in it's grip;
Through the door of insanity, sometimes we all slip.

A world filled with darkness, a bottomless pit.
Chaos and destruction, no one gives a spit.

Hatred and anger, well up deep within;
And nothing else matters, everything seems a sin.

No hope in my eyes, my faith has long went.
My reason for living, like my energy, well spent.

Somewhere at the bottom, i reach out a hand;
Hoping against all, on a kind heart it lands.

My world has all crumbled, there seems no way out.
Every move i make falters, i can't help but shout.

My night's filled with worry, my day's filled with dread.
My faith has long left me, i just want to be dead.

Somewhere in the darkness, reality strikes hard.
The pain is unbearable, i want to blow my brains 'cross the yard!

I reach out for faith, and reach out for love;
But darkness besets me, where's my God up above?

No one seems to love me, no one seems to care.
The whole world is my burden, alone, not to share.

The light shines no longer, I'm at the end of my rope;
Send me help, my God, quickly, or i won't be able to cope.

All i know now is pain, a great darkness inside.
So much anger and chaos, and nowhere to hide.

What's left of my life? Why should i keep trying?
The pain inside hurts so, all i think about is dying!

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Too Soon

Questions rise, when every year
      An instinct tells them Autumn's near

A sign of season's sad farewell
     They form in arrows, numbers swell

In summer breezes, cool of night
      Against pink skies, with wings in flight

Familiar landmarks they recall
      A southern path, a time to go

They know the way, when autumn calls
      A calling voice that we don't know

The geese take wing, their journey starts
     How sad I am to see them part

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Quite A Blow

Quite A Blow

Child's happy face now seemed so sad
He's with God in heaven and is now glad
From his horrible family has escaped
Over bed kid's clothes are still draped.

His hat is there he had once worn
Now head is scratched up and all torn
A double life the loser father had led
Child choked and bled until he was dead.

Someone was  gruesome who should be gentle
Has many emotional problems and also mental
And I am sure all of this will be a big blow
For people working at headquarters of Home Depot.

I find the whole Ross Harris incident hard to believe.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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Hot Cakes

Oh I made so many mistakes
Cause I was not your hot cakes!

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I'm living in the past. 
I'm goin nowhere fast. 
This concept of life, I can't seem 2 grasp. 
I'm reaching, I'm reaching, I can't catch a break 
It's like im sleeping, & can't seem 2 wake. 
I call & call on God, but no answer 
How much does it take? 
I pray, day 2 day for heaven's sake 
Painful memories of the past, 
I can't seem to shake 
It's like im walking, running, in place. 
Regret haunts me 
He stares me in the face. 
I can't fight him off, 
I have no mase. 
I'm standing still in a memory pit 
I'm daydreaming, 
Reality hasn't hit. 
I wonder what if 
What coulve been 
I need to smell the coffee, just a wiff 
I swear, I can't win. 
Save me from the postion im in 
At a standstill, 
Yet my mind is moving 
I just need the courage, the will 
I need 2 move forward, but I fear losing

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Was There With Him

Was There With Him

Why the Civil War it ain't no more,

And never knew what it stood for;

Brother killing brother and each other

And will there ever be another?

Rifles fired while cannons went booming

And over horizon had been looming

A ghost of someone I once knew

Never understood there point of view.

What if it is I who may be dying first

How I had died was not rehearsed

It was then I started to realize

My blown up body could not recognize.

So sweetheart she's still standing there

And at my tombstone starts to stare

Dreamed of me riding my horse;

Now she does live in deep remorse.

Just saw his ghost go passing by

Is now floating high up in the sky

Heaven's light is bright never dim

She wishes she was there with him.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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The Case Against The Moon

She held the case against the moon
in bubbled glasses sea green hewn
and whispered nothings to the fish
her sea fins swishing at her wish
"The case against the moon", she said,
"began the day that I was wed
and on that day the tide pulled back
to swirling waves to ships attack
It 'twas this day my love embarked
a voyage to sustain my heart
while I a lowly mermaid be
he came to set my spirit free...
His ship was bitten by the wind
a low and moaning hull of tin
His eyes of coal to be immersed
while I searched for my wedding purse
Pearls from oysters for my crown
and seaweed stitched a wedding gown
His laugh and all his love did die
and, on my fins, I know not why
And so bold moon, I challenge you
to bring the worst that you can do
and I will fight with all my will
until the tides return to still."
The passive moon, it heaved a sigh
and tides began to do or die
while waves in turmoil turned to swell
the fish turned too, and wished her well.
She threw her glasses to the sea
and dove to indigo caves once free
to tether nets of liquid ore
to quell the moon forever more
On flying fish she pulled her nets
beyond the sun's impartial sets
to catch the moon and hurl her down
a luminous splash, and then no sound
The earth went dark, the sea went cold
all mermaids there went grey and old
The sea floor shook at the moon's embrace
in a glowing ripple of pure disgrace
Still in the sky in purple wind
the mermaid whispered: "I have sinned"
She shed a thousand briny tears
and flew the skies with grief and fears
'till deciding at last what she should do
She set a course to save the moon.
She dove to the bottom of a sea of light
and what she saw was quite a sight
The broken pieces in scattered glow
This wasn't the moon she used to know
So gently, with fins and liquid lips
she balanced a shard on her mermaid hips
and flew to the ink, to the sky of sorrow
with a sadness of what would be brought the morrow
The sliver she placed in the sky that night
became the "new moon" to dimly light
the ocean each month to gently grieve
it's ships and it's mermaids to long bereave.

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Amoral, without a reciprocal scope to feel joyfully full;
grasping greed, and shunning the idea of giving it all. 

Unsentimental, with unsound thoughts turned to darkness and evil;
a void very deep, where feelings don't float, but drop like gravel.

Amoral, hiding inside a fortification without foundation and belief; 
knowing exactly when tragedy completes the destruction of self. 

Self-centered, only seeking vague and temporary gratification;
ignoring the devine source, which grants any soul illumination. 

Amoral, trashing self-esteem to avenge an injustice, which grew into a long grievance;
stealing affectionate glances and kisses of intimacy without considering repentance.   

Unmindful of hurtful comments and words that make you invincible, coercive and powerful;
love seems just a senseless, subliminal emotion, or another meaningless and empty word. 

Amoral, and rejecting any solace offered, bitterness is not tasted in your strong poison;
and gulping it down, it only satisfies your thirst for inconsideration and total alienation.

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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TO DO...







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On a minute to minute basis,
I hope to find a new oasis.

I'm wrestling with my demons,
Because they're always scheming.

Now this bad feeling comes over me.
Zaps all of my fun and energy.

No spring, no recoil, or elastic.
Don't do something that could be drastic.

Right now I feel like a miniscule speck.
My life seems it's closer to a train wreck.

Down most of the time, just won't rise above.
You can't always save what you truly love.

I'm not the kind to act dramatic.
Don't do something considered drastic.

What's happened to me? Well- I'm sick you see.
What to do for now? Cease the blues somehow.

Reach out and give someone a call.
Before you take that giant fall.

Take my mind off these thoughts so tragic.
Don't tempt me or think I'm sarcastic.

All I really want is, a big, long hug.
Is that so bad? Love conquer this thug.

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Someone Come and Save Us

Such a waste of breath with their wealthy treasure chest
And their constant search for substance; at the cost of life without reluctance.

Some resent the air they breathe; it's an anger that has seethed;
If this had been some other days;  we would end it in our ways.

The mind says run for cover; but you're not alone there’s others
And we know that's not the answer; so the doubt spreads like a cancer.

Wondering as we can; and trying to understand;
Did this begin as a mishap; and did we know this was a trap.

Are we slowly losing hope; how much longer must we cope;
It's no longer about right; corruption has too much mite

Perhaps this is quite common; but it’s an ugly place to fall in;
And justice comes to us none; since the power man has come.

Is this really where we want to be; when death comes round to see;
And does malcontent begin at home; or from out there where we roam.

Come on boys we're fighting for democracy; sign the slip and come with me;
We're going to the east; it's there we'll kill the beast; the power men must feast.

Who will build the fires; as we're hardening from this mire;
And can we stay alive; while we're trying to survive?

Some may have to stay; to live through ending days;
In this story there are doubts; can you hear the muffled shouts;

It's so hard to continually ignore; how can we take it anymore;
This disease has turned contagious; please someone come and save us.

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Had Been Hard Thing

Had Been Hard Thing

What I really would have enjoyed
Actually now only became a void
A spot in space that I have missed,
And not only that, ceases to exist.

In my body, slight feeling was felt
When standing straight or had knelt
Down picking up things from the floor
But now nothing exists anymore.

It was an absence or a missed space;
Could have been body with a cute face
Someone who I know and will miss so
Out from my body all of it did flow.

Year later only a memory and thought
With tears back that I had hard fought
Past went bye and now no longer is there
Now had been hard time for me to bare.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran

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In The Dark

It is when it is dark That I know i'm alone Like walking into the house When nobody is home The yelling doesn't stop I'm just begging for silence They lock themselves away In a place where I can't be Even when I've done nothing wrong The problem is always me Now I sit in the dark All on my own To revel in the silence Now that I'm alone

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Staring from afar at her silent agony
She mouths out words of pain. He cannot set her free
The handcuffs pull relentless at her pale and fragile wrist
Though her own heart holds her prisoner, her face had beauty kissed
Sun spilled from Olympus, begged its' child to break her chains
And two colossal pewter eyes refused to dry the rain . 
To shoulder twice her burden, be her oxygen would he;
one thousand lifetimes over, just to hear her screaming free
His tortured flower, five feet tall and forty feet away.
Took all his heart to swallow that today was not the day.

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Part of the Past

Part of the Past

He had headed to school with much haste
And end of efforts would be much waste
And what to me does seem so pathetic
Had a weapon which was a semi-automatic.

Form of gun control is only answer to me
So our safety and security there will be
Again finally feel safe as well as sound
While others died and to heaven are bound.

What matters most is becoming defensive
Even if it ends up being quite expensive
Ones who recently died will be the last
And our sadness is now part of the past.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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Six o’clock on a Sunday morn
I hear the call of a forlorn
Dove. Its mourning sound so sadly
pled evokes a melancholy.
It spurred my thinking back in time
When I was of another mind:
A time when we had fell in love
And witnessed by a turtledove.
So many springs have come and gone
And still I hear its cry at dawn.
A sound that conjures up in me
A sad but loving reverie:
A daydream of that morning bird
Whose sad refrains we both had heard.

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Death Took You Away

Sounds of sweet music coming from your lips
The gentle touch of your finger tips

Your arms so lovingly around me
These are but a few things I miss from thee

Memories of you are all that is left
My life once full of hope is now bereft

Tears flow easily down my cheeks
This has been going on for weeks and weeks

My heart is so full of pain
Grief hitting me like a train

When all I wanted was for you to stay
Death came and took you away

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Trapped in my past

Forgiveness is not what I ask, for it's a concept i'll never grasp, Always trapped within my emotions, like a roaring ocean. Pain, hate, anger, and shame consume me when I look at myself that's all I see. Very little restraint or self control, I always get pulled back into this hole. In my darkness I contemplate, reliving my every mistake. If I had only done this or changed that, if only I could take time back. I feel sorrow for all that I have done, but yet I still keep hurting everyone. The one's I love and are suppose to care for, the one's most cherished to me whom I'm suppose to adore. How can you forgive me when all I do it take, pride, self esteem, your dignity away. You forgiving me is like throwing salt on the wound, I don't forgive myself so why should you?. Forgiveness is not what I ask, Why?....because i'm still a little boy trapped in my past. M.Mahauariki © 2012

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Losing Alzheimers

It's this feeling I carry in the back of my soul
always feeling it there though I don't often show
that your voice is my voice and I long for your eyes
to light up, set to twinkle, unburden my skies
I miss you as someone to never be missed
I miss you like words on unlistable lists
Too grand to call mountains, too young too call old
I miss you like summer to winter's unfold
It's this feeling I carry, kaleidoscope see
I carry you with me.  Do you carry me?
Through eyes with no twinkle and tongues with no words
do you hear me still? or has silence occurred?
I know you as someone I'll just always know
I know you regardless of words spoken, so
in this sad revelation I offer you still
that I feel you now with me and I always will.

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Nepenthe- A solemn sip to relax like wine.
A grape like liquid from a freshly sprouted vine.

Yet it not doth to numb a pain- such as Nepenthe
as wine only sweetening my tongue and tooth to wealth

And only the Allah has gifted me his wine- because its soothes
rather be drugged to only pain that yet strentgthens like booze.


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By My Side

It's been three and a half months since you left my side,
I'm still here, and I haven't died,
I still feel the emptiness you left in me.
I'm still deaf and I still can't see.
It hurts so much when I see you with him,
when I think to myself, what could have been?
I want you to know I’m leaving this place,
all because I'm alone, because you wanted space.
I'm sorry I love you and I still don't know why you cried,
I hurt myself with the thought of you, when you're not here, by my side.
I want you here with me, more than you know,
pain I try to hide, the pain you'll never know.
I swear to God, I'm not right in the head.
Too often I think I'd be better off dead.
I'm not trying to be selfish, it'd be better for you too,
if you didn't have to deal with me, and what I put you through.
They said it would get easier. Christ, they were wrong.
You’re still all I think about, all day long.
I'm really not mad at you.
You did what you had to do. 
The blame lies on me, for asking too much of you.
All I want out of life is you by my side.
For that alone I live, and for that I’d die.
Now I know what heaven feels like,
and now I know, I'm still alive.

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The Sands Of Time

The sands of time slowly trickle away
Bringing sadness each new day

Our souls forever entwined
As tears fall like rain in my mind

Drowing in this grief I always feel
From this pain my broken heart won't heal

I've cried enough tears to form a river
At times hard enough to make my body shiver

I wish I could feel you holding me tight
Keeping me close to you all through the night

Loving you since the day we first kissed
You will be forever missed

To heaven one day I wish to ascend
Reuniting with my husband, lover and best friend

As the sands of time slowly trickle away
Being with you again is what I pray

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Behold the bed of nails
    that lurks in chambers horror
beneath a bulging gibbon’s eye
    bleached skin to corpse-like pallor

A green-eyed lass lies bleeding
    the torment drains away
her paste-white body pleading
    his life for hers betrayed

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Sadly not a life worth saving
Not a song worth singing
Not a heart worth pumping
Not a mouth worth laughing

You told me I'm not worth it
Yet you held me close once
You touched my heart once 
You kissed my eyelids once

Laughter was our medicine before
Starry were my eyes long before
Neverending were our conversations before
Shivers were sent with every touch before

Alas the time has come for us to part
For we no longer complete each others heart
Alas the days were bright full of delight
But now the memories hold no longer bright

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perhaps you'll set me free.

  How long shall chaos reign in my own heart?
How long before my soul is torn apart?

you stand before me,
sick and weak of  hands,

have I been harsh in making my demands?

Remember when we ran across the world...
with dreams wide open...
and bright hopes unfurled?

we laughed upon that hill right over there...
as you wove colored feathers in my hair.

  That bond of love now tightens
'round my throat,
and chokes me as I read the words you wrote

For two have shared what only one can claim
and you must choose the water or the flame

The love of one runs cool and deathly deep,
and comforts you in silence as you sleep.

The other burns as brightly as a flame
the embers catch your breath,

they're not the same.

Too sad to care when you 've not cared for me,
the choice is yours..........
perhaps you'll set me free.

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Leaving you

I hate leaving you in that god awful place.
It breaks my heart, that sad expression upon your face.

A visit of only once a month is not enough
I never want to leave it is so tough.

I hope you know this was never my choice,
For my opinion was never allowed a voice.

Four years of us being apart.
It constantly breaks my heart.

You are my son and I love you dearly.
If I had known, another choice I would have made, clearly.

Forgive me my son,
For I know the battle was not won.

But one day soon you will be free.
One day soon you will be back with me.

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Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
His lonely heart only knows to survive.

He stands on the corners and begs on the street.
A small dingy can filled with change at his feet.

Some people say he is just simply lazy.
Others have said he is brooding or crazy.

I've heard people scream to him - Go get a job!
I've seen people throw things and laugh - What a slob!

I shake my head and my eyes fill with tears.
I wonder what happened in his younger years?

I can't help but picture this man as a child.
Did his Mom or Dad hit him, or just let him run wild?

What gives people the right to stand there and judge?
It could have been them standing knee-deep in sludge.

It may have been alcohol, depression or war.
How can anyone know why his life went ajar?

I don't know either, but still there he stands.
With the shirt on his back and guitar in his hands.

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You Called Me And Said

You called me and said
I'm not really dead

It was all a lie
I didn't really die

I was so happy to hear your voice
I loudly began to rejoice

Just then I began to scream
Realizing it was just a dream

A new day has began
As i'm left without my man

You really died that day
The pain I feel is here to stay

So many tears I have shed
Wanting you beside me in our bed

Our love still existing in my heart
Even though we are so far apart

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Since The Day You Died

Since the day you died
Life has been an emotional ride

The numbness starting to subside
So many tears my eyes have cried

Emotional pain becoming part of everyday life
Grief cutting through me like a knife

Wonder how much pain I can endure
Before I just can't take it anymore

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A flame extinguished
With a heart full of anguish
No more sparkle in the eye
No more tears to cry
Living turned dormant
Longing made torment
Gone the will
Fled the ability to fulfill
Left forsaken and hollow
Absent the voice to follow

A flame extinguished 
All hope relinquished
A creature forlorn
Too long had it mourned
Once did it glisten
As all came to listen
Once did it radiate and glow
Given all the world to grow
But somewhere vitality
Surrendered to reality

A flame extinguished
Ambitions vanquished
Even Fear packed his things
No longer could he bring
A feeling of mortality
A reprieve of morality
Should we pity it
Empathize with its forfeit
No,  this path it chose
And this it knows

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Misguided Teen (Through his eyes)

I see you standing at the grave site
Familiar feelings come up and take flight
For I stood their mourning once too
Sorry for this pain bestowed onto you
I’m sadder today then I’ve ever been
This being that just turned sixteen
Please don’t be sorry or mad
Unanswered questions may leave you sad
But forgive my misguided deed
My short lived anguish now decreed
Misunderstood burden you must carry
Can’t stand to see this tragedy
I’d give anything for you not to feel this way
Except the event that brought you here today
Don’t hate me, please, soften your heart
Pray for this soul that must depart
I heard and felt the tears you cried
The stinging burn you felt inside
Was me praying for acceptance
A final request of remembrance
I caused suffering and made you yearn
And passed the point of no return
Wish I could take away your pain
Until that day we meet again
Helpless, but right through crying skies
Our tears still show grief undisguised 

"Dedicated to the memory of Winston Wayne Swartbooi"

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Glass Restraint

The vortex path into my soul, mirrored in projection
On the outside looking in, a window of reflection
Disabled by an art of choice, a blinding writ emotion
Reading the essence of your voice, then hearing your devotion
The canyoned crevice of our minds, grow deep with indecision
Bridging gaps most far and wide, channeling our vision
This TV case, a shell that traps and shields me from so much
And dampened soul when monitors fog up each time I touch

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She Walks Alone

She is thought of to have the sweetest kiss, 
Not one you would want to miss.
Only the bluest of periwinkle could truly describe her eyes,
And her frown could make a grown man cry.
All she wants is to be in her love's arms
And to fall in love again with his charm.
Still she walks alone.
She had noone to call her own.
Now she must know how to make her life begin.
So, until their paths meet again,
The only hand she has to hold is her own.
And she walks alone.

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Dark times

I’m sit in misery, up to my eyes,
I cannot even breathe,
My mid is deaf to my souls cries,
I cannot even leave.

Despair has become my only friend,
Conversation is small 
My tears despair loves to spend
Always I have to crawl

There is no door in this sad place
No where to run and hide
I cannot even hide my face 
Believe me I have tried.

No escape from this night filled hole
No glimmer of light
Like being stuck in a prison of coal
An eternal night.

Now as I stare down, knife in hand
Soul cries release
What is it no my arm has planned
To give me peace

As my arm begins its slow flight 
I glimmer I espy
My arm held back against all my might
A vision of the sky

In my coal black prison I still remain 
Trapped in my grief
But I know now I can keep myself sane
Just a drop of belief

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Praying for the life I had in mind

I wish I could see
What's next for me

My life hasn't turned out great
All I can do is wait

To see how my life will be
I'm always down upon my knees

Praying up to God
Waiting for his approving nod

Then my life will turn a page
I'll be released from this cage

If I just hold on a while
I'll finally find a way to smile

My eyes will open wide
I'll no longer need to hide

I'm sick of being sad
Of always being mad

I want to let it go
If only I could know

That one day I will find
The life I had in mind

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Grieving Coquinas... for Nancy

Coquina butterflies, in cases, in glass
30 years locked in my memory's passed
The beach just brought home with it's sand still warm
to a house full of love, to a brand new home
When he smiled then, when he caught her eyes
they remarried in whispers and sweet surprise
As a child I learned, and I learned it well
Drop into love, so with ease, I fell
I fell in a dream with the ocean's kiss
while thinking of them in happiness
'till the moment he wrapped the shore up to bite stone
'till the moment he told her he'd leave her alone
Not by free will did he swim out to sea
for the love of his life he would never bereave
Nay, but with sickness, an anchor in tow
He kissed her and smiled so she'd always know
She swam out so far, to the boundary of currents
and filled up the sea with her tears in her fury
She screamed 'till her lungs had shriveled in salt
and broke open emotion, engaging them all.
Coquina quiet in cases, in glass
in their home by the sea, in their infinite past
She'll love now no more for once you are bitten
there's no breaking butterfly wings, it's forbidden.

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her soul unNamed

  She doesn't have a name you say?
I didn't know they came that way,

I think she thought she nearly knew
her name was something bright and true

like marigolds and poppy seeds
it doesn't matter..............
what she needs,
is so much more than just a name,
she needs to try to be the same,
as that young girl in mauve and blue,
who lived to fall in love with you.

  who draped her sweet sad soul around,
the closest thing to hope she found,
who shaved her head to make to make your coat,
who tied her dreams around your throat,

who drew you pictures of the flight 
of angels through the dead of night,

Go back and tell her you regret,
the things you did,she can't forget,

nameless now forevermore,
an undeserving metaphor
for those you threw out in the rain,

thy name is

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Churning and churning thoughts flood my mind
Overwhelmed I deliberate unbeknownst what to find
Gazing blankly forward I attempt tranquil wonder
Alas my perplexed mind can not contemplate yonder
Bewildered I retreat poignant and undecided
Aghast I suppress an anguished lament unguided
Folorn I submit to my morose numbness once more
Drained I finally walk out knowing its over forevermore

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Time to Grieve

They say time heals all
I just want to bawl

How much time does it take
Before my heart doesn't ache

As time goes by
I still wipe tears from my eyes

Time creeps slowly by
And I just want to die

Time is a curse
I can't imagine anything worse

Then having time
Time to grieve

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Broken To Pieces

Broken to pieces, I wept bitterly 
for my Savior and my deliverer to set me free; 

from the curses of His people spoken and set,
to cause much hurt and harm without any regret. 

But I found comfort in knowing that I was not alone.
I wasn't the only person to whom curses were sown.

For there's someone who is much greater than I,
who did not have to, but chose to die;

To redeem you and I from the curses of sin, 
and put our lives back together again.

Every time we take communion and break the bread of life,
I am reminded of how He too was broken and sacrificed.

So I now rejoice in being broken to pieces and delivered from despair;
For if I were never broken, then there would be none of me to share! 

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  He kept  her in to tell the time
that she had left as Valentine.
  The children came and found
her there
with shreds of someone in her hair.

  She let him leave and save his face
but she collapsed in dark disgrace,
fed by the doubts of where and why,
she came back home to see him die.

  She asked him twice 
before he died.
He simply smiled at her and sighed.
He turned his face back to the wall
He closed his eyes..........
and that was all.


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Too Late my Love

stole her hopes and plans,
and now too late she understands,
that she was worthy 
of the chance
at happiness and true romance.

Now she just sits 
with broken hands
with blinded eyes,
and shattered bands,
to contemplate
the worst of crimes...........
a thief who stole,
her gift of time.

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Shadow Lights

  Shadow lights reflecting 
on the tattered fringe
of soul,
the shiny threads reminding me 
that yes,
I once was whole.
The  remnant of a garment
That they now use as a shroud
wrapped around the sad remains of 
one who once was proud.

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Hide and Seek

  Why can't I wake to find you here
a bad dream took you off my dear
why can't it just be hide and seek 
you know I promise not to peek
and you can find me every time
I'll count to eight or twenty nine
if you'll come laughing through 
the door
I just can't like this game no more,
you're playing mind games
with my head
yesterday ,
I found you dead.
now just get up and
hide again
it's scaring me and I
can't win
I even gave you CPR
but you went off in
someone's car
That ain't the way 
to play the game,
your rules are
driving me
it ain't 
the fun
it was
so I 

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when the stars first formed in an unlit sky,
i opened my eyes and wondered why.

when the weather turned and scooped me up,
i flew and swam and never looked back.

when the sun beat fast and lightning flashed,
i laughed at the madness as my dreams were smashed.

but when the first flowers opened and i saw the colour blue,
i cried with joy at the thought of you.

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Last night a sad dream I had,
This one, for me was quite bad.

I was at work and my baby I did see,
He knew right away it was me.

He broke away from this person other.
The new one he was to call mother.

Into my arms, my child flew,
There was no other joy to compare to!

My youngest son, my baby boy,
Oh the feeling of utter joy!

He says" I want to come home Mommy".
Oh Lord the pain hits like me a tsunami!

I awoke with a start!
Breaking was my heart...

Tears streaming upon my face,
The pain just won't erase.

For me the pain is with me every day.
It will never ever end I dare say!

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Hark Liar

Taunting and pestering they continue their charade
Blinded by their lies I assist their masquerade
Alas my heart has been wrenched from its rest
Unable to understand their harsh lies I draw a test
Woe beseiged my innermost sentiments
Aid I wanted to present to her at that moment
What fraudulent ways of achieving monetary gain
Thankful I am to my aid who helped me see their game
Whirring in this gyre, this forced entrance so eerie
I see my ruin and save my cherished sanity
Entrenched I would have been in this menacing cruelty
Adieu I bid you you conniving menace to society!!!

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Escape through Nature

Hiding in the mountains freedom
Away from all worries of pain
Not afraid of the occasional bear,
Even the lions I had no care,
Just to catch a squirrel,
To pet its raspy brown coat,
Just to catch a good thought,
That's all I could hope,
I sit on the edge of a fallen tree,
Feel the bark softly scrape me,
Look upon all of the wildflowers,
Touch the petals made of fine silk,
Don't pluck them or they will wilt,
I hear angry screams calling my name
Its the darkness of drunken madness everyday the same
I must hide....hide I must,
Those impaired screams are the one's I don't trust,
I'll stay hidden until its safe,
This time it won't be my blood to taste.

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Nobody drinks alone
Except when all alone
Toasting callous skies
Rubbing bloodshot eyes

Mumbled words of drag
Dreary days gone stag
Cursing at double doors
Calling hope a whore

Stumbling for a dance
Shots of circumstance
Falling to the floor
Spilling whiskey’s war

Sipping anguished age
Dregs of drunken rage
Spinning shards of glass
Cutting friends that pass

Emptied bottles of pain
Relics without refrain
Collecting broken lies 
Closing bloodshot eyes

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Because of You

Because of you my life was given to me,
Becuase of you my life is what it was made to be.
Because of you I felt abandoned and thrown away,
Because of you I never thought we would stay.
Because of you I can't trust anyone but me,
Because of you many horrible sights I was forced to see.
Because of you I was abused in more ways then one,
Because of you my childhood was filled with horror instead of fun.
Because of you I learned that drugs were the thing to try,
Because of you look at me I can't stop and you keep asking me why?
Because of you I learned how not to be a dad,
Because of you I'll give my kids everything i never had.
Because of you i hate me,
Becuase of you I can't break free.
Because of you I learned how to be tough and never get hurt,
Because of you no one can ever make me feel like dirt.

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Time Fighting

I used to think that you were my soul mate. 
I thought that  I had known that since our first date.
I used to feel special and loved, just like a queen.
We never fought , never had a word or thought that was mean.
I took for granted you thought I could do no wrong.
Daydreaming to the radio whenever I hear a romantic song.
Fantasizing that it was you, I just read about in that sultry book.
Knowing that backwards was never a directional option for us to look.
Crying as you slipped onto my finger the most beautiful ring,
Anxiously waiting to see what tomorrow may bring.
Brought us to a life-altering decision and a night full of fun.
Nine months later, it brought us our amazing son.
As time has gone by, it has brought us some difficult times,
Some sweet as chocolate, others, sour like limes.
Bonding us together as a family, sticking together like glue,
Pulling our selves above the nasty, drowning slew.
As the times have gone by, I have started think,
"How long has it been since either has given a wink?"
Realizing that we are no longer the people we used to be,
My eyes are focusing on the real you that I am beginning to see.
Feeling obligated to do as you say, for I don't want be lonely or scared.
Resisting to the ideal of fighting back, as to the temptation of being dared.
You are not the only one that has changed for better or worse, over the years.
For, I have become more aware, gracefully wiping away my unheard tears.
I am not going to pretend anymore, I know that I am not perfect to you
Nor, you are to me. I've tried to change us both till my face has turned blue.
Exhausted from the challenges that we make each other face.
I still want to know that you love me and that I will always have a place.
However, if things can't change and everything is still my fault,
Then, don't even bother, without my combination, you will never open my vault.
Doors will be closing, as new ones open, hopefully not courtrooms, for instance.
If that is what is best for everyone involved, we can still love you, from a distance!
Keep in mind that two very special people think you roped and hung the moon.
Make a whole-hearted decision about the cards on the table, don't fold too soon.
I know we both are fighters, lets hang in there for our family and decide no to quit.
Different perspective, lets fight together not each other, kind of ironic, I admit.

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  Floodgates flow with poets pain
reading them is such a strain
it makes one want to find a cure
how much can their hearts endure?
    yet to know they have a place
to say it all and bare their face
if they but knew how much God cares
they'd speak their poems in their  prayers.

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My True Love

How is it that my true love has not fallen?
It is true then, she wants that which is everything I don't have.

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Left Behind

Have you no remorse, no regret?
Am I that easy to forget?
Why do you make me cry?
You didn’t even say goodbye
Out of sight out of mind
Then left behind
I thought you kind, I thought you fair
But I doubt you even care
I guess we’re over I guess we’re through
So much for the person I thought I knew

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My Own Fixation

It is too easy to master the sadness, of my poetry
Than all the combinations, of winning the lottery

I’ll just think I’m sad, sadness becomes my poetry
I’m already mad and sad; still, I don’t win a lottery

That I decided to have my fixation, on a sad poetry
Than harvesting great sadness, of losing the lottery

There is, at least, one big profit of writing sad poetry
Freeing the pain that you gained, perhaps, in a lottery

So come hand in hand, let us build a world, of poetry
Rather than investing your hope, of winning a lottery

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Bottle Up the Pain

Azure treasures,heavy laden
guarded by a sweet mermaiden
underneath a coral reef

come and sacrifice your grief

It is worth a gold doubloon
to give up mourning after noon
it feels so good to stoke the pain
embers there inside your brain

are you willing to deny it?
If you are the sea will buy it.
seal it in a Mason jar
now throw  it high
and just as far
as mortal man can fling his woes

to places only Neptune knows.

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I have these dreams  I believe that are near.
Ones of my family and friends having tears.

Their standing around with much silence to hear,
as the preacher announces, the one who lies here.

I'm looking around to my family and friend,
whispering to few , "What's going on here ?"

No one acknowledges I'm even there,
as I start to drift up to see me lying there.

I frantically look back down at my kids,
as my tears start to roll, for I know I'll be missed.

I'm screaming to everyone, "look I an here."
No one responds, for they can not hear.

I watch my two daughters look to the sky.
Hysterically crying as their asking "Why ?"

I frantically reach, as I'm drifting away,
screaming out loud, "let this dream go away."

I wake up from sleeping , with tears down my face,
thinking of loved ones and their true proper place

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These spinning thoughts are stuck in my head,
They’re evil and painful - impossible to shed.
I can’t seem to tolerate my life anymore.
Everything is so dark, everything I abhor.
It seems as though I’m starting to lose touch.
This pain and these voices are becoming too much.
My soul has been stolen and taken away.
How can I take this even one more day?
Thoughts of death keep flashing at me.
If I ended it now would I finally be free?
Would all of this darkness finally be gone
Or would my pain and sadness just linger on?
All of this darkness is making me numb.
From where has this pain and suffering come?
I’ve decided to end what I used to adore.
This life that I lead I can live with no more.

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Under a blanket of layered dust
Sat a trinket of eternal trust
Still bound in all its glory
A remnant of a woeful story
Oh how the memories  did linger
As it sought to find her finger
That’s what it craved  the most
To resurrect Ella’s fleeting ghost
Ella was cheated from her love
When the  Death grabbed her from up above
Her ring it was taken
Only to be forsaken
How she wished to put it on
To wakeup to the morning dawn
And turn her head and gaze at him
To hold once more her darling Jim

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emptiness flows through your veins
you have nothing to gain
other than the hatred which lays hidden in the dark
what else is there to do in order for you to leave a mark?

you want to prove to be a person of dignity
yet so many people can barely see
how hard you try
and how many times you've cried

trying to bring yourself to be true
making every effort too
everyday just keeps disappointing you
there seems to be nothing you can do

sadness is what your life brings
pain is what comes from everything
hope is lost in your world of deSpAir
it's too bad that no one even cares

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Upon the arrival of it all,
It is still quite hard to recall.
Was it day or was it night?
Did she do it out of fright?

Who could of expected this from a sweet and innocent girl?
No one even knew that she was in her own little world,
For she hid her feelings, speaking to none.
Everyone asked "how had all this begun?"

She trusted no one, not even those who cared,
For there was too many things that she had feared.
Her fears came from the past.
She didn't want those brutal memories to last.

Not wanting things to repeat,
She decided to repress all of the heat.
She took everything in, not saying one word,
Knowing that eventually she would explode.

She lived life pretending to be fine,
But as time passed there was no sign.
Situations became more disastrous and confusing.
Her thoughts began to become more perplexing.  

No one could save her, not even the person she loved.
She thought that he would bring her above.
Above the sorrow and above the pain,
Above all these things she couldn't explain.

Everything to her was meaningless.
The things she tried to fix constantly became a mess.
Her stress had caused her to take her own life.
She had succumbed to all of the strife.

Tears was what was left when she had died.
It was amazing the amount of people that had cried.
If she could of seen how many people did care,
She would have believed that there was nothing to fear.

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Inner child are you asleep?
I've wrapped you up so warm and deep

oh sleeping child will you awaken?
I am so lonely and forsaken.

I won't let others hurt you dear,
not the way you used to fear.

I'll protect you and caress you,
comb your hair and feed and dress you.

Then you share with me the things,
like crystal shards in frozen springs,

that glisten in your shattered eyes,
I 'm sorry I ignored your cries,

and left you there to face the night,
alone and lonely ,out of sight.

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Pain and Paint

Tremendously guarded, with mask and malaise
steel tipped and smiling through cloud lugging days
Hundreds of frozen dreams melt on your back
to be slipped on when least on your guard
Blessedly smart, so they've said once or twice
Always so gentle and saccharine nice
If they only knew the exposure within
They'd burn like a fire's obsession for air
We'll find you at night washing white down the drain
from the grease paint you don when your face is in pain
We watch through the window as you sink to your knees
in the pool of a million lost star dust decrees

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No More

Starting down a gun barrel,
But the trigger in my hand,
My very life is in peril,
To be here was never planned.

The end of all things is coming
For this my little lot
I’ve had enough of the running
I’d rather just get shot

To run forever more is hell,
From heart ache to ache,
To be locked in despairs cell,
Is now more than I can take.

The colours faded long ago,
Slipped quietly from my life,
I didn’t spot it as you should know,
They left only pain and strife.

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Fragmenting Heart

As she thought about all the things that happened in the past.
She actually believed that his feelings for her would last.
Forever she wanted for them to be one,
But forever has gone by, forever is done.

He had forgotten all about her while she waited in this pain.
She entered another world that almost made her insane.
She loved him so much but she didn't know what to do.
He broke her heart and they bid adieu.

This everlasting misery has broken her down.
The pieces of her heart can never be found,
For she was hurt so many times before.
When he left her here all happiness left with him out the door.

Now she has no clue what this feeling is all about,
They never even started anything but all she wanted to do was shout.
The only way in which this hurt would go away was for her to say,
"He doesn't love you, but everything will be okay."

Now she lives in a world of deSpAir,
Where she believes that no one even cares.
Though she is devastated now until the end,
She still wishes that they would begin.

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the Wishing Well

Take my hands and walk me down

to the place you saw me drown

in the lies you always tell

leave me at the wishing well.

wishes washing over lies

still my heart ,and fill my eyes

flowing tears for what you said,

take me down and find me dead.

Dead inside to all you do,

eyes of glass and heart untrue

take me down to where I fell

so in love

the wishing well.

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Raining A Sequel

He turned his face up
to the moon,
the rain was on him
like a wound
in rivulets it ran
him down
in waves of pain
intent to drown,
the anguish of
the love he feels
the torrent takes
him and he reels
from all the heartache
and the pain....
and rain.

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Suicidal Prayers

Suicidal thoughts, suicidal prayers.
Who gives a damn? Nobody cares.
I’ve brought myself up to be what I will.
Now just to keep life, I’m forced to kill.
I’ve been so alone as long as I know.
Just as I pleased, I could come and go.
Now this lifestyle I lead is simply too much -
A drug-induced daze - reality I can’t touch.
I’d be better off dead, but this should I choose?
I can’t win either way. Dead or alive I lose.
This world won’t accept me, should I choose to stay,
But this world wouldn’t miss me.  I’m no one either way.
I’m merely a wanderer who gets dreadful stares.
And all that I’m left with are suicidal prayers.

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Soup's ON

AH the faceless poet 
stirring up our meal
sharing all with strangers
telling how you feel
as we taste your potion 
as we drink your pain
how we wish that we could
mix a remedy again
a spoon full of sugar
to sweeten up the taste
to think that there could
be a smile
tho we can't see your face
  yet we are kindred spirits
and so we really care
we 're game to bite off anything
we'll even chew despair

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out to touch
the last time I saw you,
the tip of my mind,
rolls the memory around,
your face in the morning,
and night there beside you,
the letters spill out
in a tumble of sound.

words resting lightly 

like gossamer wings
folded discreetly
hiding their stings....

saying .........

"I love you,
and I always will
but something inside you
drains till you kill,
every new feeling
and tightens my throat
sucking the breath
from the songs
that we wrote.

I have to return to my feet
on the ground

I'm leaving my wings
for they're faded and brown.

just go back to sleep ...
I'm so sorry I woke you
I thought I 'd inspire you,
I meant to invoke you,
to love and fine works,
but you drank down my soul
I'll come back to find you when 
I have grown old."

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Tainted Love

When we first became aqainted, 
I had no idea your love was tainted.
I let down my guard and invited you in, 
I thought for sure your love I could win. 
I came with so much innocence and devotion,
You brought so much pain and commotion. 
But still I believed not seeing your lies, 
And you'll never know how much this boy cries.
Cried for what I thought was love,
I used to think you came from above. 
Maybe it's true maybe you did, 
Now I know inside your just a kid.
No I don't blame you for all my hurt and pain,
Soon someday you'll stand shivering in the rain.
When that day comes you'll think of a boy,
And wish you hadn't treated him like a toy.
You will remember his devotion and unmatched love,
Then you'll think he was the one sent from above.
You'll wish you didn't mess up your one chance,
Because with me you won't have the last dance.
I still don't blame you for all my hurt and pain,
Just remember who's standing cold in the rain.
I will never forget our time as lovers,
But never again will you have a place under my covers.

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Sometimes I wonder

Sometimes I wonder
If there will ever be

Someone to love,
Someone to comfort me

Then I sit down and hold my head,
It might be Better when i'm dead

So I Get up and go alone
To a place where I can  just forget

All the things that I find that I regret
And so I embrace the misery

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Love To Hate You

At first I thought I'd never love,
that's before your were sent from above.
You came in so sudden and without fear,
you left with no warning now I wish you were near.
That's quite impossible now because of the way I feel,
I feel so alone without you so I stop and kneel.
I kneel and I pray for a second chance,
but I know to you I was just a glance.
A glance into happiness something we both wish,
why can't we be together just like the spoon and dish?
I wish I could learn to cope in a new way,
So love to hate you is what I wish for everyday.

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Shivers from the cold entered her palms.
Her heart beated slowly as if everything was calm.
Her mind exploded when she's reminded of her past.
Life as a young woman for her never did last.

Tears of joy have never been cried.
No one stood beside her on this rollercoaster ride.
Fate left happiness out of her life.
It only let in what was known as strife.

Her ultimate desire was the love from others,
Yet she received nothing from those around her.
Though there were many people who did care,
She was never truly self-aware.

Life has gone by and she has given up.
It's too late for anyone to even help.
She has decided to stop everything as it is,
Forget all of the lies and all of this.

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See It Happening

Witnessed through windows of color and glare
The world had spun by, while he lived in his chair
Though wheels were the legs, he sat there so still
With dreams of soon walking above yonder hill

Each day since that day when he met with his fate
His life filled with sorrow which soon begot hate
He gave up on trying, on smiling and on will
For now he feels he’ll remain, there ever still

No glimmer of hope, though dreams come and pass
He once gave a try but had given up fast
He now sits and wonders. He waits for his end
As his house is a tomb and loneliness his friend

Just prayers remain effort, as that he does do
For deep in his heart, he holds his faith true
As miracles happen, he prays then to be
Walking yonder hill, for all then to see

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Eternal Bruises

The pain washes me like a tidal wave
These bruises the worst of all that you gave
Those angry words you’ve yelled have warped my mind
Against all the love I gave you turned blind
I tried and tried to get away
But you always knew the right things to say
My mind is betrayed by my heart
Which belonged to you from the very start
The excuses I invented nobody would buy
The only way out would be for me to die
Over me you had total control
You wanted everything including my soul
After each of our fighting sessions
I sank into deeper depressions
You never understood me or even tried
And when the truth came out it was all denied
The torture you put me through was so intense
The things you did didn’t make any sense
I still have nightmares of how it was
Whenever you got drunk or mildly buzzed
My scars are still here
A memento of my constant fear
The bruises have faded and gone away
The ones on the inside will forever stay

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Tongue Tied and Tortured

Her steel vice mouth cast motorized lips
to the steady position in an unsteady grip
It readied her passion on her poison dart tongue
and shot two shades right passed his ailing left lung
Machine grinding teeth 'till their points made the sound
like the clinking of cheers filled to pints all around
Dancing saliva expecting to shine
on the edge of her glass filled with martyr and wine
Striking the desk and exploding her chair
she spun circles up walls and flew into the air
Her words caught up with her and stoned her to death
Least she finally relaxed as she drew her last breath.

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Not yet

I have a rope, it's tied to a beam;
My hopes are all shattered and so are my dreams.
By my computer is a note of the whys
I hope they can read it; there's tears in my eyes.
There on the couch is a skirt that was hers;
Where her blouse is, of that I'm not sure.
I took a shower and washed my hair twice;
What ever I do I have to look nice.
I have some rags that will be of good use;
But I have to keep wondering am I being obtuse.
I'll make a dummy adorned with her wig;
I'll laugh like a mad man when it snaps like a twig.
What's that you're thinking, revenge is not good;
Then do clue me in, I wish that you would.
Better the dummy than her or me;
That's not so bad you have to agree

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Coming Together

I feel God's presence and experience His love no matter how 
A single touch of His hand is more than enough 
I read God's word so I can really grow 
God teaches values and guides thru life and that's so 
He's always there for me when feeling sad and low 
All I have to do is to call upon His Holy name that's all I know 
Sometimes tribulations and problems seem to multiply and grow 
But I know God will just hold me all the way through. 

A single touch of His hand is more than enough 
So I fasten my eyes on the Lord as I go 
Feeling in my heart His divine love and that's so 
Life can be sweet and life at times can be sad and bad 
You know that life sucks sometimes and that people run mad 
Pain pierces your heart and love can be tough 
But the Word of God tells the truth and kicks Satan out 
Mistakes are made and life's key just turns rough 
I read God's Word so I can really grow 
And in my heart I feel God's love and that's truly so! 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 


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So long at the Fair

 riveted around
denim questions that she found,
underneath the ferris wheel,
on the Midway,nothing's real.

  Every day she pays the fare
for the rides that take her there,
dusty powders,
to relive those 
childhood thrills.

  Like cotton candy on her tongue,
sensations surging
till she's strung,
 far out there 
on the breeze,
above the crowd,
the high trapeze,
sways and trembles in the light,

 She fills the BIg Top up tonight,
They yell and urge her to do more,
without a net................

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Shells of Winter

She feels to be broken, cast out and unkempt
to be left unwoken cocoon-like and bent
The egg shell of winter in powdered dust air
like fingers, like tendrils of wilt in her hair
Honesty in the room, blue and stiff beaten
like egg whites of snow crystallizing horizons
Just bury her too early sundown confessions
for she's lost in the shells of her pastime possessions

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Ah, memory, sweet memory,
Why do you come to torture me
With images, of a days gone by,
So tender sweet they make me sigh.
Fond memories, so sweet--in truth--
Like honey on an aching tooth.
Like nectar's taste upon the tongue,
No sweeter song was ever sung.
But that song is sung--that day is gone,
And the flow of life must still go on.
So, memories that torment me,
Go on your way and let me be.
That perfect day is gone, I know--
I'm living in its afterglow. 

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With malice in heart, an intent to kill
The door was kicked open, she stood there still

He whispered some words to inspire more fear
As she screamed for help, to anyone near.

“No one can help you, you’ve nowhere to go.
I’ll get you my lovely, like you’ll never know.”

Now, fearing the worst, she started to shake
Not knowing how much more she could take.

She prayed to herself that this wasn’t real
He grabbed her hair taught. She started to squeal.

He raised up the knife, with the tip at her head.
“I’ll see you in Hell, you’re better off dead.”

She wouldn’t give in. No, she’s not ready to die.
Reflexes kicked in, with a punch to his eye.

She managed to get free and ran to the door
She had to get out, not wanting for more.

When there on the terrace, she turned to look back,
The man had jumped at her for a final attack.

She jumped to the left as he seemed to take flight
Over the rail he had gone, to his last living night.

Looking down on the ground, she didn’t know why
That the vacuum salesman attacked her and wished her to die.

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The Outsider

I always felt the outsider, looking through an open door.
I know I was invited, but I didn’t know what was in store.

Spent most my life looking out. I never let anyone look in.
However, I really wanted them to. I never made true friends.

There were people that I knew, with whom I would hang out.
But, I remained the outsider, still possessing doubts.

Because of my unstable home and not wanting them to see,
my life was not one, like theirs and I never thought it to be

It never was that easy, to make and keep new friends.
In fact, to this very day, I will swear it never ends.

These feelings of unsurety that crawl into my head
still keep me from reaching out and keep my demons fed.

They prey upon my open mind when I’m trying to be heard
and push me back, away again, never to be cured.

When I was young, emotionally scarred, I battled to be free
and open up to those I knew. I was afraid of what they’d see.

That home that I was coming from; drinks, fighting and abuse
engraved into my very soul, I’d never win, I’d lose. 

As a parent, I tell my children, to open up and trust.
They will see and keep true friends, for having them, a must. 

I hope that they will always see, though no friends come by for me,
It doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t always trust and try to be

the best of friends with many others that they think are worth while.
I hope that they can keep their friends and inflict no self denial.

For if they do, then I have failed in trying to teach them right.
Because, by example, I’ll always be, forever in a fight

with all my demons that keep me from making any new friends
For to this day, I still put up walls. Some message all that sends!

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the seeker

  where you walked
the grass is greener
where you slept 
a sweet perfume
where you breathed
the air is cleaner
perhaps I will find you soon
  seeking out your passing
just behind your wispy 
in the air an
perhaps I will find the rune
    Find the rune that must be chanted
find the secret to your name
solve the clues that have been planted
in this dark December game.
    friends have fooled me
saying only 
that  I can't find you again
can't they tell I'm dying lonely
and I cannot bear the pain
   I never saw you in your bier
and I don't believe it's true
let them light a funeral pyre
show some sign
that it is you
  ashes blowing past my lashes
bring the tears  we never cried
I'll keep searching till I find you
I can hear you deep inside
  as you whisper how you love me
that you're waiting 'round the bend
how you're always thinking of me
and our love will never end.

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Take Her Home

Time is slowly coming to an end
Unsure of what is around that next bend
Awaiting for the final curtain call
Body tired of juggling so many different balls
Knowing that everything has been fulfilled  and done
Rewarding was the journey - although not always fun
Everything she had hoped to have done for now
Accomplished miraculously somehow
Happy memories locked deep in her heart
Loved ones will always hold a special part
Each day her heart cries out what seems in vain
Wanting the chance to end this never ending pain
Reaching out to anyone she may love
Wanting her soul to be free like a beautiful dove
How she prays silently inside every night
This suffering and torment she endures is not right
Misty eyes she looks up the great blue sky
All she can mutter inside is "Why God Why"
Every day she faces a world unknown to her alone
Her husband of 50 years has passed on before her now
She longs to join him someway somehow
Tired of being alone and in pain for so many years
Lord there is only one way to dry her tears
Her life has been full and journey long
In your Kingdom she know belongs
Call her home and let her rest now
Although she will be missed - we will carry on somehow

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An Addict

The sad reality of me is that I’m dead.
And its so extremely hard for me to live inside my head. .
You can never understand an addict so don’t pretend to try
This is me. I’ve always had it, the compulsion to get high.
Well maybe I am unworthy of a better life
Maybe I would rather let myself believe the lie
Or maybe I just sold my soul, Cause I had better things to buy
Monotony is more miserable than coming down, you see
Higher highs make lower lows, and that’s okay with me
I’d rather feel pain than nothing, rather make words rhyme
Always the same sad ending, but It hurts so good sometimes
Dark poetry implies a negativity in poets
But there is beauty in despair, freedom for those who show it.
Pleasure coming out of pain; its no concept that we haven’t heard
I like to cut my self in vain, regret the scars, but never learn
“God Help me,” I try to repent, but my desires make me sway
I let him down again, and now reluctant to attempt to pray.
 I’m so tired and you have to know that I have put my all in this
I can’t acquire strength enough, to rise above my selfishness.
I seek you out Lord, crying, my candle’s flame is growing dim
The fire deep inside has died; I have no choice but to give in.
Blow it out as if to say, there is no hope for me
Effortless to stop you I’m afraid that dope will steal my dreams
The sad reality of me is that I’m dead.
But when I become aware of this I drown myself in drugs again.

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When Love Fails....

   Yes it's all about love,
whether we live or die,
whether we laugh or cry.

  If you died before your time,
it was about love,
just where,what kind
we may not ever really know
but love has gone and made it so.

your mother died or left or killed
the little heart left unfulfilled,
your lover tore your soul in two
the pain was great and you were blue.

you're much too ugly /strange/too old
to ever have true love enfold,
your wretched //empty /awful self
and so you put you on a shelf
impervious to any chance,
of finding out a true romance.

No one understood or cared
about the marrow that you shared
your very blood and bones you poured,
out to the world and were ignored.

oh God ,that one could stand alone,
not craving flesh and blood and bone
to make us feel we have a place
we have to see it in a face

the face of love that wasn't there
and now you're gone,
we  don't know where.

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Hour Glass

Time in a bottle.  
We run full throttle.
Trying to catch what we cannot see. 
Wanting and longing for what we know can never be.
He watches me as i move across the room.
His face full of excitement and a little doom.
His eyes are like fire in the night.
His hands scorch while they soothe away fright.
We know we have only a moment before the door is locked with no key.
They will come again and carry him out to sea.
We watch from our tight embrace as the sand falls.
Our love and passion is put on hold whenever duty calls.
His touch and presence is ripped away like a child from the womb.
But when we are together i am his to consume.
No part of me is left untouched or with out his kiss.
He finds my secrets as my breath is forced from me with a hiss.
He holds me close and shows me his love.
My hand fits in his like a warm winter glove.
He whispers softly in my ear.
He wouldn't want to be anywhere else but here.

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I gazed helplessly full of sorrow
Knowing that this boy wont see tomorrow
He laid there on the ground
Full of agony but cried not a sound
My eyes full of silent tears
His eyes full of silent fears
He will die because of quick money
Because of the dangers he failed to see
He played with fire to feed his kids and wife
Now his body will never again breathe life
He'll be remembered only through a grave
People will forget where his body laid
In his coffin his soul will rest
With two shots in his chest
He was just a youth trying to be a man
It was the consequences he didn't understand
Now he lies here with his last few words
"Tell my wife I love her," was all I heard

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  It doesn't matter what you say,
I will love you anyway

love you as you turn to go
with another
and I know

you can't love me,
never will

I must take this bitter pill
wash it down with misery

glass of wishing
it could be

something other than 
it seems

love that only thrives
in dreams.

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to live ,to die

  And all the yesterdays between

the things they say and what they mean,

The alcoholic happenstance

that makes you have to smile and dance
with drunkards on the tavern floor
from every week since you were four
to just tomorrow afternoon,

   Don't find me now ,I left too soon,
If I come back and I'm not hear
I don't know what I'll do my dear,

So break the mirror on the wall,
I can't respond,

the wake up call,
would only force me to exist,
and then I'd know
the fiends I've kissed,

and I would scream and run away,
to live to die another day.

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Were We Meant To Be?

 Since the day you left me,
I've never been the same.
  The tears just won't stop falling,
but I know I'm the one to blame.
  The words you said so sweetly,
still ponder in my mind.
  The question of if I'll ever get over you,
haunts me all the time.
  But now that I'm living without you,
well, life can't get much worse.
  Even though you've been gone for awhile,
my heart still really hurts.
  I'm slowly getting better,
though you've found somebody new.
  And now I know it's over,
but I just can't let go of you.
  You've gone on with your  life,
I guess now I should see.
  Even though it was good while it lasted,
we just weren't meant to be!

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It Can't Be

So it goes, this lover’s fate
Now left alone to contemplate
How begot this moment, dark
No longer to rekindle spark

Where once a love he surely knew
Days of sunshine come to view
Happy times and smiles wide
But darkness came, now light’s inside

So, left to ponder this for now
He sits and wonders, oh, just how
He lost his one, his true soul mate
To be alone, tormenting fate

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Dust to Dust

Origin means it came from the unknown,

Death returns it back, the rest is bone.

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Where Love Has Gone

and for a while we were so happy,      
joined at the hips, you and me;         

there was always fun and laughter      
when we shared our time together;             

we made plans and drew schemes,  
looked to the future with our dreams;       

but things began to change lately               
and it was no longer you and me;         

sunshine had turned into gloom
for we lived in an unhappy home;              

storm was raging in the horizon,	 	
no longer we looked at the moon;     

words of love we spoke no more,                    
wondering what we were here for;     

we have reached the end of the road    
though we tried as best as we could; 

as we turned the last yellowed page,
we said goodbye and left the stage;    

and now that it is all over and done,
tell me, darling, where love has gone.

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It has been quite a while since I have opened my heart;

To feel these emotions just tears me apart;

I think I was a child, about nine years old;

When I closed my eyes as my heart turned cold;

I would tell you the reason if I really knew why;

I was not beaten, no one close to me died;

I hear how bad life was for the ones I hold close;

They tell me bad stories and tell me of their ghosts;

They don't understand why I need them at all;

They can't comprehend why I cry in the hall;

Well maybe it's time to tell you my ploy;

See, deep inside I'm still that nine-year-old boy;

I cry when I'm yelled at, I cry when I'm hurt;

I cry for attention when I feel just like dirt;

I watch other people and I know how to act;

I just keep moving forward and I never look back;

I get to the top and there is no place to go;

I didn't realize my life has been one giant show;

I don't know who I am now, and I can't find my reason;

I no longer belong here, it's no longer my season;

I don't have a calling, not anymore;

I'm still that little boy, trying to open the door.

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A dolorous mournful miasmic hue,
colors all of my closing days blue, 
sweetness of days gone, 
that can't be retrieved, 
has me missing those souls 
whose death left me aggrieved, 
life should be lived with the relish of youth, 
before old age comes and 
confirms cold deaths harsh truth, 
mark clear the note that philosophers chime, 
get busy with life while you still have the time. 
New York City

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My Backs Against the Wall

The uncertainty of my future and the torture of my past 
has shrewn my confidence asunder and shakin up my cast
a closed door in every direction my walls are closing in so fast
I feel the longer this continues the shorter I will last

Lately failure descends upon everything I touch
someone please jumpstart my tenacity cause I swear that it wont budge

down with a society where no one can lend a helping hand
how can you crush the ground beneath me and expect for me to stand

No one see's what I can do all they see is what I've done
ever since my troubled youth they label me as a felon

how am I supposed to feed my family and stay out of jail
you won't even give me a chance but rather see me in a cell

there's no pride left within me on my face at night I fall
Im the one that allways said don't give in and stand tall
yet if something wasn't holding me up I would fall
you'd expect me to be thankfull for something to lean on but my back's against the Wall

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Continues On

(to victims, may they find a way)

Hidden by a mask, not of plastic and tape
The woman walked along recalling the rape
Never again looking into another’s eyes
She dare not now. No one heard her cries.

Scared by the horror, the devastation, the crime
The man wasn’t caught, will he ever do time?
Her life must go on, so no more living in fear,
But she still walks on slowly, year after year.

The crime wasn’t physical, more of what he stole
A part of the woman, that made her feel whole.
Her life is too precious to let any man win
For that would be the crime, that would be the sin.

So, now she goes on, slow, and will never forget
The night that changed her life and not for the best.
She’s forever altered; her mind’s now set on her alone.
The poor innocent victim now slowly continues on.

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When I close my eyes, I see a lonely girl,
One that is desperate to belong some where in this world,

Aching for approval from any and everyone,
falling short of her own expectations,leaving her life left undone,

The mirror reflects an image that she hates,
Her outside shows a portrait that she creates,

A manufactured smile completes the illusion nicely,
Poised and proper, she pulls off happiness precisely,

No one sees the darkness inside,
No one feels the guilt that won't subside,

She opens her mouth, but cannot find her words,
The voice inside is begging to be heard,

I open my eyes to an absolute hush,
She knows that I am the only one she can trust.

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Perspectives (2005)

Dead bodies floating around
The world humbles helplessly to the ground 
We throw food away and feel bad looking at the starving east
This is happening on out doorsteps but no life is the least
Everything changes and it reminds us how lucky we are
Who knows when the next disaster is far