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The Ivy and The Brick

It must have felt like love at first,
The clinging of the ivy vines,
Until his rich red heart had burst.

Her tendrils slaked an ancient thirst,
The tender touch for which he pined.
It must have felt like love at first.

Too guileless to suspect the worst,
She speared him with her soft green tines.
Until his rich red heart had burst.

Her coils so patiently she pursed,
He never guessed at her design.
It must have felt like love at first.

Crazed with cracks, its strength dispersed,
From end to end the wall declines
Until his rich red heart had burst.

So new to love, so poorly versed
In joy, so baffled by her signs,
It must have felt like love at first.
Until his rich red heart had burst.


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Initials on a Tree

I sign your initials on an old tree And surround it with a heart of desire I want the world out there to come and see The world needs to see our heart completely That’s been put on this tree with love and fire I sign your initials on an old tree People want to view this tree tenderly It’s not like the tree sits on any mire I want the world out there to come and see Heart is formed with love eventually The tree should never be placed on a pyre I sign your initials on an old tree Formed are letters of our names perfectly All the letters put on smoothly not dire I want the world out there to come and see The world can see our kind heart lovingly Our love together shall never expire I sign your initials on an old tree I want the world out there to come and see
Russell Sivey Entered into Anne Currin's "Anne's Favorite Poetry Form: Villanelle! (Any Subject)" contest 3/24/2013


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Her Tears of Sorrow

Her tears of sorrow and pain flow along Tenderly I stroke her hair in my fingers Her heart is exposed for me to hold strong She hurts by the world’s events and its throng The pain she holds seems to always linger Her tears of sorrow and pain flow along I offer her my shoulder for to cry on This thing in her life sure presents a zinger Her heart is exposed for me to hold strong I hate to see crying, I hold her hours long I’m always here for her, she’s a real ringer Her tears of sorrow and pain flow along In my heart each tear surely collects upon Her soul comes out for she is the bringer Her heart is exposed for me to hold strong If you think we’re not meant to be, you're wrong Our love is two harmonious believers Her tears of sorrow and pain flow along Her heart is exposed for me to hold strong
Russell Sivey


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Profond intérieur

From my breaking point, i try to reframe
All my thoughts seem to sway
My heart hates what my mind became

Every emotion in my body, i try to tame
my mind says go, my heart says stay
from my breaking point, i try to reframe

For my mistakes, i take the blame
maybe we'll be again some day
my heart hates what my mind became

I smile just to hide my shame
For my wrongs to you, I will pay
from my breaking point, i try to reframe

I feel crooked with no aim
alone again, tonight I'll lay
my heart hates what my mind became

Now harshly we play in loves game
Disappearing fast like snow in may
From my breaking point, i try to reframe
My heart hates what my mind became


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My Heart Decided Long Ago

My heart decided long ago
   That life is for adventures, and
That bound'ries flow like rivers flow.

Though people told me what to know,
   I'd weather ev'ry reprimand --
My heart decided long ago.

I fought false rhetoric, and so
   Set out across an unknown land,
Where bound'ries flow like rivers flow.

I'd learn from flower, deer, and crow --
   I'd sail the sea -- walk soft, white sand --
My heart decided long ago.

I felt the winds of wisdom blow --
   The breath of Life, and Her command --
That bound'ries flow like rivers flow;

And on Life's river now I row,
   My destiny within my hand;
My heart decided long ago
   That bound'ries flow like rivers flow.


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Honey, I Love You!

Honey, I love you! And what I say is damn true
I swear, cross my heart and hope to die, if, I lie
O can’t you feel, I really wanted to be with you

You’re that someone that I want to share my stew
Come home, let’s fulfill our dreams, and don’t cry
Honey, I love you! And what I say is damn true

I float, like clouds in the sky each time I touch you
‘Cos of tingling shocks and warmness of your pie
O can’t you feel, I really wanted to be with you

I miss your love, your caring and your sensual view
The sweet kisses too, you’re giving every time I fly
Honey, I love you! And what I say is damn true 

Wish you believe my words, even if you’ve no clue
For I know no more how to prove that I did not lie
O can’t you feel, I really wanted to be with you

Listen to your heart and not to a dreadful gossip
Twirling like migraine, that’s why you can’t sleep
Honey, I love you! And what I say is damn true
O can’t you feel, I really wanted to be with you 







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Heart of ice

A fire burned deep within his soul
 for her,  but she was  aloof  and cold as ice
As his  desire blazed out of control

Her frosty emotions  became  her purposed   role
the flames of warmth could not make her nice
A fire burned deep within  his soul

No spark of love could make her whole
the embers of passion were a roll of the dice
As his desire blazed out of control

The  fire blazed from his head to his soles
her icy demeanor was her only vice
A fire burned deep within his soul

Her   frosty heart  like an avalanche rolled
a   frigid  smile would have to suffice
As his desire blazed out of control

 But her heart of ice he could not cajole
With  tears and despair  she paid the price
A fire burned deep within his soul
As his desire blazed out of control


Joseph May
For  Fire and Ice contest









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The United Nations

Did you get my
Number yet?


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Head vs. Heart

Today is the day my heart has to take a stand
Against the agony and anguish of being alone.
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That it has unequivocally had the upper hand.
It’s a prudent proposition, the evidence has shown;
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand.

How can you hold on to this hollow strand
Holding this overly oppressive weight of stone?
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That forever is but a forgotten fire never fanned
By the fervor of two fevered souls never grown.
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand.

Hasn’t the bullying, bullfighting, butting and
Beating been enough to burst every single bone?
Hopefully today, my head can make it understand

That war is definitely warranted and I command!
Love has become loathsome liar we must disown!
Today is the day my heart has to take a stand,
Today, my head will make it understand.


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Whispers of Light

While sleeping I hear whispers of light.
How softly he spoke with a quiet glow,
Illuminating colors swarming the night.

Blue’s bold, red’s extreme, yellow’s delight,
Mixing and blending creating a wonderful flow.
While sleeping I hear whispers of light.

Slowly the colors become intensely bright;
They are alive and begin to grow,
Illuminating colors swarming the night.

He comforts me into the zone of twilight.
Oh what a dream “I can see Van Gogh.”
While sleeping I hear whispers of light.

I become free like a bird in flight,
And can see all the joyful colors below,
Illuminating colors swarming the night.

Why are people staring at me, how impolite.
For eternity in a gallery as part of the show.
While sleeping I hear whispers of light,
Illuminating colors swarming the night.


By: Greg Stanley
February 5, 2014


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Hail to the Knight of Woeful Countenance

Hail to the Knight of Woeful Countenance, 
the impossible dream with lance in hand.
Alonzo had dreamed, dreams of ambiance.

Knight, Don Quixote, rose in allegiance
The man from La Mancha, felt in demand
Hail to the Knight of Woeful Countenance.

His squire Sancho Panza, flaunted the stance
From old Rocinante, slain windmills at hand.  
Alonzo had dreamed, dreams of ambiance.

His make believe love, a one way advance.
Dulcinea, ……………..gets no wedding band.
Hail to the Knight of Woeful Countenance.

Castles and mules and a loser’s penance.
Bound  by the rules only Knights understand
Alonzo had dreamed, dreams of ambiance

Retiring, a dream brings him assurance
New found sanity, he swears with raised hand
Hail to the Knight of Woeful countenance
Alonzo had dreamed, dreams of ambiance

Sept 15, 2012 © cghjr


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The Ending Yet Not

The time has came to an end,
My heart is beating fast,
I want to embrace you,
For ever you shall be mine.

Why is love so hard?
My tears fall and fall,
Memories will remain in my mind,
I don't like this ending,
I wanted happy ending.

All I wanted is a small house,
With a happy family,
I wanted to be what I didn't,
See with my parents.

God why is he fading off,
He is everything I got!
I searched hard,
To find the one I want.

I feel rushed to obtain my mind,
The words just keep on,
Coming in rush,
As if you are leaving,
At this moment and on,

I want to talk to my best friend,
To look in your eyes is hard,
My emotions run,
My tears cant stop!

To say goodbye is hard,
To have no one to turn to,
When I am happy and sad,
When you are alone,
I want to be by your side,
Every where you go,
I want to be there with,

My heart has the deepest cut,
I want you to be close to me,
Like we were before,
I feel angry with God!!
Why are you leaving me?

This isn't the vision I had in mind,
Best friends and lovers forever apart,
I wanted you to be the one,
To hold my hand and get married.


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Turn the sod to find a hand in your hand

Turn the sod to find a hand in your hand
   Lord of your dreams come to haunt your reason
Rot Rot O Heart soiled through the muddied land

One mistake too many mounting offhand
   Scars experiences of every person
Turn the sod to find a hand in your hand

If only you could have known before hand
   What destiny marked out as your poison
Rot Rot O Heart soiled through the muddied land

You wouldn’t hasten to offer your hand
   Extremes make for a right lethal portion
Turn the sod to find a hand in your hand

No sacrifice should be your last command
   Come bodies: go in sundered unison
Rot Rot O Heart soiled through the muddied land

If you interfere with Nature’s grand plan
   Then gladly pay the price of treason
Turn the sod to find a hand in your hand
Rot Rot O Heart soiled through the muddied land  

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2005-2012. From the collection:
Poems Omega Plus, 2005-2012


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Word Feast

See the greatest poets of all time
the circus of poems had come to town
with many a form, verses and rhymes

People came to unravel the sublime
mysteries and myths came to be known
see the greatest poets of all time

Poems about nature, cowboys, and crime
people came from all around
with many a form, verses and rhymes

Windy verses of seas of brine
there were even quatrains on clowns with frowns
see the greatest poets of all time

Haikus, senryus, and ballads were fine
limericks on ladies dressed in brown  gowns
with many a form, verses and rhymes

If words were edible many would dine
a feast most satisfying and profound
see the greatest poets of all time
with many a form, verses and rhymes


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Hopeless Chemistry

Into your heart, a hopeless race.
Do you feel what I feel within?
Our chemistry could blow this wretched place.

Every time I see your face,
My broken dreams come easy then.
Into your heart a hopeless race.

Its closing in, I have no space.
The look on your face, that grin.
Our chemistry could blow this wretched place.

Fingers tied together like lace,
Our love would be the perfect sin.
Into your heart, a hopeless race.

A heart of love I’d trace,
Just so your love I’d win.
Our chemistry could blow this wretched place.

I don’t want to be second place,
Or a could have been.
Into your heart a hopeless race,
Our chemistry could blow this wretched place.


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HEAVEN-A MIXTURE OF HAPPINESS

heaven lies in innocent and peace heart.
where does the innocent and peace heart lies?
first it lies in god. 
next to god is the babies.
in their each and every action there lies heaven.
heaven there in our vision.
how we face things is the heaven, which keeps us happily.
have a fine and good thought in the heart and mind.
all is well and every where is the heaven.
life will float in air.


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Portrait of Handsome in his Youth

Euginia Liapich
Any poem/Any form - for new poets of soup. 
November 26,2013

Well-powered ideals flowing free
Your Existential ,Passionate search for Truth
While wallowing in Unacessible Grief

It being usage rather than TB
Consumption, over-consuming to consume
Well-powered ideals flowing free

On Reminiscence of a Family tree
Upon your life in the Genetic Doom
While wallowing in Unacessible Grief

Upon exploring your Artisitic Streak
On cultivating your Poetic Bloom
Well-powered ideals flowing free

Did you for once the future nor Predict
And living with Your unwarranted Gloom
While wallowing in Unacessible Grief

Priorities changes Ideals not as Chief
By moral fall I was overconsumed
Well-powered ideals flowing free
While wallowing in Unacessible Grief


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Eternal flight of dark and light

The shadows of eternal light
Reason by virtues light complete
I lift my eyes and raise my hope

Dark are the passions of my hope
with sorrows eyes I know not, how to cope
The shadows of eternal light

Dark are the passions of my love
with sorrows love I can not dream
I lift my eyes to raise my hope

Gone are the shadows of my doubt
with dreams I see tomorrow shout
The shadows of eternal light

Dark and grey tomorrow, knows no bounds
yet dreams are built on yesterday
I lift my eyes to raise my hope

Gone are the days increasing blues
raised to levels yet unknown
the shadows of eternal light
I lift my eye's to raise my hope

Rhyme battle round four


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Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps

Perhaps this is the price I must pay?
I fear there is no way to break free,
When I need to push you far away.

When I succumb to your whispered “Stay”,
Even then I know you’re bad for me.
Perhaps this is the price I must pay?

I cleave to your heart as sun to day,
Yet cry as I fall on bended knee,
When I need to push you far away.

Silenced by you when I want to say
“Begone, no more, please just let me be”.
Perhaps this is the price I must pay?

I feel entrapped, like a creature fey,
As you claim to love me but don’t see
When I need to push you far away.

Even as I want to capture prey,
Your animal heart beats so cruelly.
Perhaps this is the price I must pay?
When I need to push you far away.


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Love's Toll

Heaven lies within the heart of the soul,
Old and young can not escape its predilection.
None will know anything greater than love's toll.

Wise, past and present chase an impervious goal;
The formula to love's mysterious perfection.
Heaven lies within the heart of the soul.

All know its haunting hypnotic control,
Its magical and delightful ramification.
None will know anything greater than love's toll.

Moon, Earth and Sun all apart of love's charming whole;
All ingredients of love's baffling complication.
Heaven lies within the heart of the soul.

Even the stars far and beyond have a cameo in its role;
far too many fall for their romantic illumination.
None will know anything greater than love's toll.

As you can see my dear love takes self-control,
But when it come to you, mine is admiration.
Heaven lies within the heart of the soul.
None will know anything greater than love's toll.


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Joyfilled

My heart is filled with happiness today
Spreading sunshine makes me sing
Nothing will dampen my spirit, I pray

Traveling alone down life’s pathway
Holding the hand of heaven’s King
My heart is filled with happiness today

I see fellow travelers filled with dismay
Knowing not to God they should cling
Nothing will dampen my spirit, I pray

From His presense never let me stray
Knowing that salvation He did bring
My heart is filled with happiness today

To be counted among the saints, I did obey
To live in heaven’s eternal spring
Nothing will dampen my spirit, I pray

So with my heart light, my voice will ring
Praising God for  each and everything
My heart is filled with happiness today
Nothing will dampen my spirit, I pray


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Creeps in slowly contest

Guard your heart closely through all your seasons,                     
Open wounds he’ll find to borrow within,
He’ll creep in slowly committing treason.

Does not need to have a special reason,
His kisses slowly stop you from breathing,
Guard your heart closely through all your seasons.

After you wake, you find a strange lesion,
Wallowing in an original sin,
He’ll creep in slowly committing treason.

All along you thought he was just teasing,
Question yourself how did this begin,
Guard your heart closely through all your seasons.

Find yourself uncontrollably freezing,
A plunderer tried to take his cheap win,
He’ll creep in slowly committing treason.

You’re left with an image that’s not pleasing,
Eyes shut, recalling a menacing grin,
He’ll creep in slowly committing treason,
Guard your heart closely through all your seasons.

By: Sabina nicole


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Mastered art (Give or take)

When hardships in lifetimes are unforgiving
The lessons it gives is decisions worth making
I’ll learn this and master the gift of living

Unselfish and always prepared for the grieving
Of ever present humps without shadows forsaking
When hardships in lifetimes are unforgiving  

In teaching the secrets that lead to believing
That the goals make the journey worth undertaking
I’ll learn this and master the gift of living

Crystalloid nightmares with frail hope deceiving
Rainbowed hearts varied in degrees of breaking 
When hardships in lifetimes are unforgiving

Kaleidoscope dreams of creation retrieving
New found ideas from cold minds flaking  
I’ll learn this and master the gift of living

Shattered on transparent glass my mind keeps misgiving
Some rocky pasture filled with thoughts, there for the taking
When hardships in lifetimes are unforgiving
I’ll learn this and master the gift of living


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Away

Softly she enters the path into wood
Dressed in summer's white linen, black hat unband
Toddlers follow, these of her motherhood

In bloom today trees ..dogwoods, cottonwood
She carries her butterfly net in hand
Softly she enters the path into wood

Tiny little girls become sisterhood
Drawn to nature are they, bugs, blooms, and
Toddlers follow, these of her motherhood

She spies butterflies in the thick hardwood
Escape today,  play her spirit's demand
Softly she enters the path into wood

Away from the creekside where sometimes flood
Away into the scary woods not planned
Toddlers follow, these of her motherhood

Away she goes into the deep away 
Stray away from everyday dismay
Softly she enters the path into wood
Toddlers follow, these of her motherhood


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REAL LOVE-Lasting Love

It flows like spring out of a perfect pair,
Quantum and sparkles of joy made it real,
Rumbling,grumbling,our love is deep and dear.

Some had suffered heart breaks which is not fair,
For their words were void with no secured seal,
It flows like spring out of a perfect pair.

True love and care,with goodwill is so glare,
Sadness and trails came,made our hope refill,
Rumbling,grumbling,our love is deep and dear.

Though fights ensure,but we settle them there,
Right from the start we prepared for this deal,
It flows like spring out of a perfect pair.

Gossips,hatred,we sailed through;cost we bear,
Fire of love burns in our hearts with strong feel,
Rumbling,grumbling,our love is deep and dear.

O death!you came but failed,truth is our heir,
Though you have gone,you are in my heart still,
It flows like spring out of a perfect pair,
Rumbling,grumbling,our love is deep and dear.


Theme:Lasting Love  ;Date:1-13-2012


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You Let Me Sit and Cry

I still wonder your reply
I’ve been waiting so patiently
And yet you let me sit and cry  

I’m always so shy 
Yet I opened my heart for you 
And I still wonder your reply

I have feelings for you, and I don’t wonder why
You know how I feel 
And yet you let me sit and cry  

I looked you in the eye
And told you my secrete  
And I still wonder your reply

My heart was so broken, I thought I might die
You were there the whole time 
And yet you let me sit and cry

I always wished that you were mine
Until now you never knew
And I still wonder your reply
And yet you let me sit and cry


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Whispers

No matter how big the sore 
My heart will only open to me;
And will always stay closed as before 

I dare not even pour 
My heart with a lonely bee;
No matter how big the sore.

People yearn to explore
It and give me many a plea
But it stays closed as before

My heart swore
Not to open to thee
No matter how big the sore

It has split in a war,
To an unfixable degree
But refuses to open as before

Now I ignore
My heart and give you the key
No matter how big the sore
As I’ve never done before


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Enchantments of Love

Wrap me within the gaze that bewitches me
Seduce my mind as my lips kiss your soul
Gather me to you and set my heart free

Fingers touch revealing what mystics see
In hazy eyes, find love's magical goal
Wrap me within the gaze that bewitches me

Muted emotions crave spellbound liberty
Enchantments of love mundane doubts console
Gather me to you and set my heart free

A single word can fill my heart with glee
But your eyes reflect where my senses roll
Wrap me within the gaze that bewitches me

The briefest glance denies me reality
Overwhelmed senses I can not control
Gather me to you and set my heart free

In love's chains, show my heart clarity
Lost in your loving eyes I become whole
Wrap me within the gaze that bewitches me
Gather me to you and set my heart free


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My Precious Daughter

We met when you were three
I know you like to climb trees
My precious daughter
you like hearts and butterflies
you always try new things that sometimes make you cry
mom tells you it is a good try
My precious daughter
you always giggle
when you get tickled
My precious daughter
I am the only mom you've really had
this makes my heart so very glad
My precious daughter
when you get sick and don't feel good
I will take care of you like a good mom should
My precious daughter
I love my precious daughter so very much
I love her hugs and kisses my heart just reaches out to touch
My precious daughter


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The Coming

I come to learn, and make my coming prompt.
I feel my intellect in what I cannot understand.
I know by going where my heart and intelligence leads me.

We learn by doing. What activity is there to be started?
I hear myself jumping from eye to eye.
I come to learn, and make my coming prompt.

Of those helping me, who are you?
May God bless the Helpers! I shall give back to you,
And know by going where my heart and intelligence lead me.

A Letter is written on a Page; but who in the world may know what’s next?
The author goes on an imaginary dream come true;
I come to learn, and make my coming prompt.

Fate leads us into a whole world of unknown
For all who know, so don’t be afraid,
And, exceptionally, know by going where the heart and intelligence lead.

This dream supports me in a lovely manner. I must believe!
What goes around comes around. And is waiting.
I come to learn, and make my coming prompt.
I know by going where my heart and intelligence lead me.




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When Love is Pure





When love is pure, a beauty calls my name,
to see her light upon my guilt and fear,
I hide my heart behind these walls of shame.

I used to think that love was just a game,
and played the best but never drawing near,
when love is pure, a beauty calls my name.

Until the day she took my heart to tame
with gentle kindness, love then became clear,
I hide my heart behind these walls of shame.

In her embrace, my past remained the same,
how can I be worth this, her heart so dear
when love is pure, a beauty calls my name,

In that first kiss my soul released its blame,
her love dried the very last lonely tear,
I hide my heart behind these walls of shame.

Her touch incites my soul to dance in flame,
to enter in the light within her sphere,
when love is pure and beauty calls my name,
I hide my heart behind these walls of shame.





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Natural Temptation

While Lusts fever sweats out self-possession,
Haunted Passion multiplies per heartbeat              
Turning cold blood hot with obsession.

Though the past has left an impression,
New Hunger hunts an old bed-sheet
While Lusts fever sweats out self-possession.

“No,” should speak an easy confession,
But loneliness pressures purity backseat
Turning cold blood hot with obsession.

Wild thoughts parade with indiscretion
Pendulum emotions erratically repeat
While Lusts fever sweats out self-possession.

Sex brews choice with oppression 
Baking bitter standards so semisweet 
Turning cold blood hot with obsession.

A war of feelings with no recession
Continually fight the ache to secrete,
Still, Lusts fever sweats out self-possession,
Turning cold blood hot with obsession.


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My Villanelle Prayer

Heaven open my eyes so I may see.
My soul grows bitter as taste of black tea.
Please take my wicked ways, away from me.

Heavy my burden, with my heart so gray,
For ever increasing my sins are they.
Heaven open my eyes so I may see.

Fools upon fools I've let litter my day
Blindly leading me into sinful play.
Please take my wicked ways, away from me.

Darkness has ventured, my life is in fray
I pray let me please raise my head to say
Heaven open my eyes so I may see.

As I fear earthward travels Heavens sleigh
Send pity, for I am the Devil's prey.
Please take my wicked ways, away from me.

See me, my Father, how my heart does weigh
Please bless me now Lord with your tears, I pray.
Heaven open my eyes so I may see.
Please take my wicked ways, away from me.


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Random Thoughts *24* A Villanelle

Villanelle:
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Heart-Ache



Why does my heart ache?
I am an alright guy
There is only so much I can take!

Often, I sit in seclusion by this lake
Think of my let downs and cry
Why does my heart ache?

I'm always honest, never fake
Occasionally, I'll tell a white lie
There is only so much I can take!

Bad decisions, I am plagued to make
No matter how had I try
Why does my heart ache?

My heart is burning at the stake.
Well done, completely fried.
There is only so much I can take!

Under a weeping willow tree, beside this lake.
Tears weigh heavy, I cry 
Why does my heart ache?
There is only so much I can take!


Jared Pickett
12/23/06
Asavvy1


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only one way

Ah, God, the way your little finger moved 
As you thrust a bare arm backward 
And made play with your hair 
And a comb a silly gilt comb 
Ah, God—that I should suffer 
Because of the way a little finger moved.
  
Dear, I to thee this diamond commend, 
In which a model of thyself I send. 
How just unto thy joints this circlet sitteth, 
So just thy face and shape my fancy fitteth. 
The touch will try this ring of purest gold, 
My touch tries thee, as pure though softer mold. 
That metal precious is, the stone is true, 
As true, and then how much more precious you. 
The gem is clear, and hath nor needs no foil, 
Thy face, nay more, thy fame is free from soil. 
You\\\'ll deem this dear, because from me you have it, 
I deem your faith more dear, because you gave it. 
This pointed diamond cuts glass and steel, 
Your love\\\'s like force in my firm heart I feel. 
     But this, as all things else, time wastes with wearing, 
     Where you my jewels multiply with bearing.
My lady\\\'s presence makes the roses red,
Because to see her lips they blush for shame.
The lily\\\'s leaves, for envy, pale became,
And her white hands in them this envy bred.
The marigold the leaves abroad doth spread,
Because the sun\\\'s and her power is the same.
The violet of purple colour came.
Dyed in the blood she made my heart to shed.
In brief: all flowers from her their virtue take;
From her sweet breath their sweet smells do proceed;
The living heat which her eyebeams doth make
Warmeth the ground and quickeneth the seed.
The rain, wherewith she watereth the flowers,
Falls from mine eyes, which she dissolves in showers

One day I wrote her name upon the strand, 
But came the waves and washed it away: 
Again I wrote it with a second hand, 
But came the tide, and made my pains his prey. 
Vain man, said she, that dost in vain assay 
A mortal thing so to immortalize! 
For I myself shall like to this decay, 
And eek my name be wiped out likewise. 
Not so (quoth I), let baser things devise 
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame: 
My verse your virtues rare shall eternize, 
And in the heavens write your glorious name; 
Where, whenas death shall all the world subdue, 
Our love shall live, and later life renew.
Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly, 
White as the sun, fair as the lily, 
          Heigh ho, how I do love thee! 
I do love thee as my lambs 
Are belovëd of their dams—
          How blest were I if thou wouldst prove me!


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My Precious Daughter

We met when you were three
I know you like to climb trees
My precious daughter
you like hearts and butterflies
you always try new things that sometimes make you cry
mom tells you it is a good try
My precious daughter
you always giggle
when you get tickled
My precious daughter
I am the only mom you've really had
this makes my heart so very glad
My precious daughter
when you get sick and don't feel good
I will take care of you like a good mom should
My precious daughter
I love my precious daughter so very much
I love her hugs and kisses my heart just reaches out to touch
My precious daughter


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it has been torn...

In desperate need of a needle and thread. 
Bringing the pain back into the light.
This heart on the floor, is already dead.

This chest growing heavy, filling with dread.
Could not lift it up, with all of my might.
In desperate need of a needle and thread.

Don’t touch that, take this heart instead.
The thought of the toxins, fill me with fright.
This heart on the floor, is already dead.

These visions and nightmares dance in my head.
I could even have wings, and never take flight.
In desperate need of a needle and thread.

Nothings been seen, and nothings been said.
For nothings been heard, and no ones in sight.
This heart on the floor, is already dead.

The soul must be dying, for all fear has fled.
Not god nor devil could understand my plight.
In desperate need of a needle and thread.
This heart on the floor, is already dead.


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Grey

A past once treasured, held so dear,
A fleeing thought she wished to stay
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

Change is this lady’s greatest fear,
Now she holds the infinite future at bay
A past once treasured, held so dear.

Others look upon, seeing this as queer,
Dreading the night she seeks only the day
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

Her path is vague, very unclear,
Her vision black and white, blind to the grey
A past once treasured, held so dear.

The fire hunts her, coming near,
She is no longer the warrior, becoming the prey
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

She has uncovered it, she is here,
From the trial some path, she did not stray
A past once treasured, held so dear,
Once more the heart sheds a tear.