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Before the abyss, I had it all
Letting go of all I see
My friend, I hope our time won't end
It took a short time for you to notice 
Without knowing who I am 
We talked, we became friends

Connecting the dots, missing every line
Connect them and figure me out
Randomly it comes your way
Underneath a never known chemistry
Ask me to stay and I may
Grinding your teeth into my way
Cut out my eyes, and store them up
A tongueless mouth, nothing to say

Maybe by tomorrow you will forget
Losing myself in my own conversation
Hiding behind my one big regret
Don't know, Don't care
You had me open up
A book I closed, knowledge lost

No need to see 
A mystery called deception
What I am cannot be seen with the naked eye
Along came you using your *ucked* up perception
The ability you miss use
making sense of this connection
A process you carry with your own  patterns
You asked, you listened,  without making assumptions
A taste to take off my shoulders, 
To release an error locked in my Asylum
I myself am enjoying the insights about him
He's got me convince, using his perception

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You and I and I and You

You, who are so perfect in my eyes, so beautiful- adorable, and I, so flawed, ugly, damaged and crawling with defects; why do you enjoy my company? 

You, who are so sleek and slender, humming with a quiet intellect and a serenity about you, and I, so grossly overweight and pretentiously boastful and nervous; how can you abide my company?

You, who are a paragon of patience, so understanding and self-assured, and I, so insanely impulsive, so myopic and brimming with self-doubt; how do you stand my company?

You, who are so sweet, so considerably kind, so thoughtful and generous, and I, so bitter, so selfish, so self-absorbed; why do you choose my company?

You, who are so self-composed, full of self-control, so sound and stable, and I, so very neurotic, so completely compulsive and verily volatile; how can you tolerate my company?

You, who are so diligent, so driven and ambitious, so achieving, and I, so lackadaisically lazy, so uninspired, so complacent; why do you settle for my company?

You, who are ethical, so moral, so very virtuous, and I, so corrupt, so unprincipled, so wholly wicked; how can you endure my company?

You, who are so normal, so well-adjusted, so conventional, and I, so maniacal, so unbalanced and irrational; why do you condone my company?

You, who are bubbling with charm, who loves unconditionally and is absolutely accepting, and I, boiling with rage, fueled by misanthropy and incredibly intolerant; how can you welcome my company?

That you love and accept me for who and what I am, is a treasure beyond measure. I cherish your company, but why you cherish mine is something I cannot fathom. All I know is that I love you, my dear, beloved friend.

**This was written for two very dear friends: Karen and Tommy :)
***I also love palindromes ;)


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My Silence Speaks

I wish I could tell you
what you've done wrong
But there'd be no point
You'd explain it all away
and say, "Fight, Babe
Fight another day.
Battle scars come and go
This you should know
It's part of the game
fight another day."

I wish I could tell you
What you didn't do
That was wrong too
The hurt, it's just the same
I know, it's love's silly game
I'm done playing
You were terribly wrong
I can't be strong
I got no fight left
For another day

So, hey!
Wish I could tell you...
But, then again
My silence will let you know
I see it all
What you hide inside
Wounded pride
You lied
I cried
But if I tell you
All you'd do is deny

So...let my silence speak
Thought you're strong,
but you're weak
Fight another day...
Fight another day...

Fighting days are through
Yes, through for me and you
I have no words left
So...I'll let my silence speak! 

Eileen Manassian

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A Love Story

The girl is an ultra-modern scholar, 
Belongs with an upper-middle class family. 
Looking very nice, smart, gets angry suddenly. 
She reads M.A in English at Presidency University. 
She is assimilating to the ideas of Shakespeare, 
Shelley, Keats, Neruda, Byron...
Fluently speaks English, loves cricket. 
Shoulders are shaken by expression.
She cries alone, laughs with everyone....

The girl is very good.

The boy is a post-modern educated son of a lower-middle class family.
He studies M.A in Bengali at Calcutta University.
He is assimilating to the routes of Vaishnab literature,
Ideas of Bharatchandra, Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul, Jibanananda...
Writes poems, sings song, loves football.
He walks on the high-street and observes people.
He laughs alone, listens to everyone...

The boy is very good.

They are attracted by the opposite personality!
The  girl wants that her lover will be a modern man.
The boy thinks that his lover will become as the mind of his. 
They are changing silently
Losing individuality.

Time flows.
Love goes to another address... 


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Somewhere along waxed thighs, he is there like an aftertaste on my mouth; through warm fingertips he burns as silence closes my eyelids, and even the pang that he leaves becomes a flame in itself. And what is compelling about the musk of this star is how his gaze can climb into my universe fondling hidden caves when he heaves soft love; raw as touches unbuttoning my cellar, he saves me. A hundred whispers cover me from the mounds of a moon that burn like oil in me; and I am gone, so calm into the beams of his arms. Till the falling of evening, when again he strokes his laughter on my hair to drift there on my trails like a winding branch dressing my skin with songs of flowers waking our glazed vows, he saves me. Rachel Firmin's Hotsy Totsy Contest 2/22/2015

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A S-I-M-P-L-E Yes or No


Ink spills purposely on paper forming letters of certain alphabets to vowels and consonants. Though speechless, one puts forth effort to enunciate and pronounce aloud the syllables carefully to articulate loves interest. Do you want to be my one and only Love Interest?
Pace INK-U-SCRIPT 03-07-13

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Clouds of doubt hovered 
Over our heads 
They multiplied and grew to 
That brewed to a storm of anger which 
Unleashed its rage in
Thunder of words and 
Lightning of gestures           

In a while
The exhausted tempest subsided 
Clouds dissipated 
The sun of trust hesitantly appeared
It grew stronger and brighter, 
Reason prevailed,
Feelings warmed up,
Harts palpitated, 
Arms opened wide
We threw ourselves into
Each others embrace 
Finding thus shelter in 
Our love


Fearing the coming of a  
New storm, NO MORE!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  08 OCTOBER 2014

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My Heart's Eviction Notice

I’m giving you two weeks’ notice
And then I’m evicting you
From my heart
You haven’t been paying your dues…
Lingering caresses
Entwining embraces 
Passion laden kisses
And loving whispers
Are overdue
LONG overdue

What’s worse…
You’ve been trashing the premises
With your careless words
dirty excuses
filthy put-downs...
Your childish tantrums
And misplaced anger
Have littered my heart

You have been bringing in
Uninvited guests 
To share the night
Thinking I was unaware
Of the trysts
But this place is meant for you

There has been too much
Way too much
Wear and tear
And so I declare
You are being evicted
Pack up your things
And find another
to live in!

I need some time
To set things right
To make repairs...

The love paint needs to dry
The dream frames need to be hung
The soiled sheets need to be purified
I need to sew new curtains of hope
And wash away the grime from the
windows of my heart
Before I can even consider
Taking in a new resident.

Two weeks…..
Just enough time
For you to pay for damages
And then to leave
Before I have you thrown out
of this heart of mine!

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Sometimes I am happy, sometimes I am sad.
Sometime I sing, sometimes I stammer

Sometimes I dance on the music of my soul, Sometimes I dance on the fingers of 
one single person
Sometimes I expect so much from others; sometime I myself can’t meet my own 

Sometime I make fun of others and feel bad later, sometimes life makes fun of me 
and I smile
Sometime I win and sometimes I lose, sometimes I don’t even understand whether I 
won or lost.
Sometimes I laugh as if whole world is with me,
Sometimes I cry as if I am alone wandering in a strange land

Sometimes I give up so easily
Sometimes I work so hard that no one can stop me to achieve what I want

Sometimes I am dynamic person, who wants to change the world,
And sometimes I am a kid who expects anyone to embrace him tightly.

Sometimes I feel happy about the achievement of my enemy
Sometime I feel dejected with my own success.

Sometimes I help others and show them the right path
Sometimes I feel totally helpless and don’t know where to go

Sometimes I ask god to please give my past back
Sometimes I pray to show me the way forward

Life is composed of SOMETIMES and I just flow with that.
U admit or not but you are also sailing on the same boat.
So join me and enjoy it EVERYTIME as SOMETIMES life is very short!

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Hungry for You

A confession
bursts from your full lips
Almost against your will:
“I’m hungry ….
I'm hungry for you.”

I speak in seductive smile soliloquy.
My cherry glossed lips pa rt,
gushing out this succulent response:
“Come, my hungry boy.
Come and eat.

From appetizer to desert
Gluttony’s Creed is freed in me
Take time to t~a~s~t~e
From chocolate tips to cherry smear,
your taste palette I’ll tease
with full bodied, full course meal

Thirsty in--be--tween--needs
~~~~I’ll drench quench~~~~
from my blessed abundant flow
take it nice and slow as you go

Come, come and indulge
another dish to relish
My love menu
creations just for you
Just the right spice
Of naughty and nice
Satiation Celebration awaits
But now...
Eat..... s, l, oOoOoOo w, l, y

Don’t waste in haste…
These moments so ^u*n^ chaste

There you go, baby boy
satisfaction exhalation
Now, come  
Let me clean~~you~~up
Time to sleep
Here is my chest
plush pillow rest
I’m here
Hunger will not haunt your dreams

Contented sigh
Closed eyes
and here am I
Watching over you as you sleep
Insatiable the hunger for you
In my *eye*

Eileen Manassian

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Our Passions on Fire My Darling

A very long time passed between us
Before we met once again
Quite unexpectedly surprisingly
Exchanging very intense looks
Harboring most hungry urges
Possessing the wildest desires
Feeling rebounding emotions
Charged nerves electric and cosmic
Greeting happily and nervously
Walking closely together but unsure
Interested and yet afraid of what 
Next could happen . . .

A drink or two or three later at the bar
Then a couple more sitting in the booth
Losing the edge pent up tension from before
Us both now quite talkative
Us both now quite oblivious to time
Us both now quite friendlier
Us both now quite guarded still
We now hold hands remembering
Fun times much laughter much smiling
Depressing times much hurt much unhappiness
Like strangers in the night we really are
But not attracted for the very first time
Ready and wanting to start over again 
But not so sure of the “forever” part
Interested and yet afraid of what 
Next could happen . . .

And then—suddenly it magically happened . . .
Like destiny taking charge at once
Your touch my touch our touch one touch
Emotions exploding eyes probing hands feeling
Moving closer becoming one and one and one
Breathing faint then excited and more so
Crying sobbing laughing smiling revealing
Our eyes locked rocked as one in a spiral
Saying I missed you so much
Saying you missed me so much
A burning yearning desire a trembling fire
Our lips meet sweetly hungrily with much intent
Our desires at fever pitch ravenous and craving
Igniting our passions on fire on fire on fire on fire

Shutting out the rest of the world—be gone from us
While crying holding caressing kissing openly and deeply
We find each other all over again and again
A giddy feeling of love lost yet love found again
Asking why? How come? How could we? Why not?
This time all is forgiven—our bond unbroken
Our love rediscovered our lives restored
Our personalities mesmerized as one
Our minds in tune same time and channel
Our emotions most electric and having fun
Our oneness whole and most rewarding
Our love and desire both for an eternity
Our hearts' afire our hearts’ desire
Our passions on fire my darling! 

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
(October 22, 2014) (Free Verse)

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Here, My Dear

Humble yesterday, your intimate memories are now
bearing false witness, following our demise. 
There are scattered whispers of a residential cloud 
nine, that I called my own after the storm. 
No myth could be written guiltier. 
For beyond this stable armor of masculinity, 
existed a worst case scenario that I had obtained. 

It is no fault of your own, to interpret me with the 
simplest guess, and yet, it would be the greatest 
therapeutic comfort, knowing that you recalled my 
brief torture. Here it reads. 

The cruelest servant was obviously day one. 
For as I showered in my own gloom, the clearest 
joy accepted no hint of my presence. 
The hours worked overtime to deplete every page 
of life, that bordered around this broken clockwork 
of loneliness. 

By now I merely existed by priorities merciless 
hand. As I forced myself upon my studies, there was 
no absence of absent guilt on call. 
I realized this inevitable misstep, the moment I 
stumbled into a single entity yet again. 
By the time I found a conscience to shave towards 
a better day, spring had already departed, 
and I was just beginning to exit sobrieties 
unbearable cliff. 

The cause to blame beyond myself was tempting;
to see the bewildered scene, as opposed to feeling 
its complex wounds. 
I yearned for this flood to cease constantly, in 
retrospect, prematurely. 
However, the suffering hadn’t pierced my spirit just 
yet. That cherry that ultimately left a mark on top 
was my sick eyes. 

Perhaps defined as the perfect fate for the already 
faltered, was my cluttered throat, which 
allowed no apologetic cliques to exist in air. 
The devil’s vomit that would not pause until 
more suffering regurgitated, and lastly, 
the mindful ache that vibrated at its own

Friends could sense the hell that plagued my 
sleep. So much that they offered their similar 
battles to my faint ears. 
I heard their souls, but never their hearts; only 
mine was selfish enough for that luxury, despite 
its hostile coma. But then, 5 months, 22 days, and 
4 afternoon hours later, another chapter was introduced, 
and it was entitled The Aftermath. 

The acceptance of what could only be formerly 
beautiful, came to be the answer that cured me. 
In the end, I was thankful for the inferno, and 
overjoyed that these words could be written from 
Solomon’s throne. 

Previous rose, as you open and fold these heartfelt 
abrasions, be mindful of these moments that are no
longer bleeding, but rather teaching, of those bullets 
that never truly miss. 

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The portrait of marriage a
Made from hundreds of pieces, 
Large and small but all of the 
Same importance, 
Together put 
A masterful way for the desired outcome 
To attain:  
The completion of the portrayal of  
A relationship, a life to last

No one has ever been blessed all 
Pieces to amass
To perfection the given portrait to 
Always some parts will be missing or 
Not the desired ones would be in the
Right place
The portrait never gets done to 
The artist’s complete satisfaction 
A good artist has to keep in mind the 
Essential parts
Should never be missed from any mosaic
Of the sort:
Trust escorted by honesty
Selfishness coupled with admiration 
Sensuality tied with affection 
Love united with devotion 
The X factor, that the majority never 
Under consideration takes: 
Without it, all efforts will sooner or later,

© Demetrios Trifiatis
   08 OCTOBER 2014 

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The Definition of Perfect

Her laugh is so melodious, a siren song, crashing ships and stealing hearts. 
She's stolen my heart.
Yet you can't steal something that's already yours.
Her body is a mystery, one for the history books.
Her lips, so pink and kissable, taunt me like a schoolboy.
She is a goddess,
a true Aphrodite, 
a creature of immense and unexplainable beauty.
Yet beautiful is an insult. 
She is not beautiful.
She is a work of art, a true Picasso.  
In her eyes, I see infinity.
I see stars.
I see the Devil himself.
What I do not see, is her.
She wears a mask.
She hides herself from others like a frightened puppy in a thunderstorm.
And yet, she could not be any more perfect.
You look up the word perfect in the dictionary, and you will see her face.
Perfect dark brown curls, curls darker than my soul.
Perfect smile, a smile so killer it deserves twenty-five to life in the local prison.
When I see her, I'm a deer caught in headlights.
I'm frozen, turned to ice, turned to stone.
Her beauty could stun Medusa. 
When she smiles at me, I see Heaven.
I talk with God like he's an old friend.
And when she says my name, I melt like the wicked witch, 
and fall deeper...and deeper...and deeper...

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Tribute to My Dearest Daughter

Tribute to My Dearest Daughter
My darling daughter, Precious child of my youth, Dearest to my heart - From that wonderful moment When I first felt that fluttering of life, Rhythmically beating beneath my expectant bosom, I knew that I would unconditionally love you forever.
With deep motherly pride I helped you develop into womanhood Watching you become a strong, well-rounded woman. A loving mother yourself, you are not only a blessing To your own children and your family, But you are also a blessing to others - Those who hurt in life and need care and compassion.
With its ups and downs, life has transformed you, Challenged, nurtured, matured, and molded you. You are kind, thoughtful, generous, patient, and understanding, Unselfishly expecting nothing in return. You are a wonderful human being - You are a true angel. God bless you, my dearest daughter, my love!
Date: 7/26/2014 Entered in contest “Relationships” sponsored by Regina Riddle

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Dreamwalker Destinal

He don't, he won't, he can't, he will, he might...
he don't.
We are all on our way to somewhere
an individual path, an individual journey,
a destination.
It's okay that he don't
I have learned from him
those good attributes that i desire in a mate
also the ones I refuse to entertain
I don't believe in fate.
But I do believe in perfection
no accidents abound
everything happens for a reason.

You are on your path, 
traveling at your own speed
your journey has brought you to this moment
because that is where you needed to be.
For your own growth, for your own realization,
to discover who and what you really are.
and that's okay with me.

To cast judgment only fertilizes weeds
(more work for you to do)
cultivate your own garden,
do it with love, compassion and pardon.
Do it happily.

As I struggle
to remove my
 own blinders
fit the pieces of my puzzle together
because I know ... with certainty
they have brought me to this moment.

And I am on my way to Somewhere
Destination unknown.

No, in a multidimensional reality
how could eternity ever be boring?
and like the butterfly struggling to free herself
from the confines of that which she built herself,
I struggle to learn.

But I am on my way to Somewhere
with a universal guarantee of arrival
being then beautiful and free
all that I already am
all that lies dormant within me.
Like you...
I am on my way to Somewhere...

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i remember all of it that afternoon we cut hearts and stars from foil we placed the silver ones in the sky we placed the beating ones on our lips i know because i felt you like my own breath that is why I thought you were oxygen that was the times when matches were lit that was when my thermometer cracked i remember it all of that afternoon you were tearing leaves in the kitchen you with fingers long and slender you with french vanilla ice cream nails i know because in my mind i was licking you before you ejected a river of tributaries before we bubbled on to the element before we merged over an empty pot i remember that afternoon all of it the priceless german kitchen knife the bone cutting diamond hard blade the slashing beef tongue spiced in cayenne i know because like helium i floated away through the blood red tomato coloured air through the dripping wet haze of rejection through the liquid salt of hand made wounds i remember of it all that afternoon served on a yellow plate of grapes sour served in the fantasy of yesterday served in the kindlings of one afternoon

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Hold My Hand

Walking on a fine line
Finer than  a silky hair
Oops! We are mistaken
Hair is a rope of proteins and
Then a chain of amino acids
Is it an illusion? A phantasm?
Why they then connect 
Alike coaches of a train?
Harmony may be the glue
Attaching and sticking them
Together, dashing on the track of life.
I think, the line is nothing but 
A series of dots embedded 
In the matrix of unity
Come hold my hand, let us 
Make a line of life or lifeline 
Shun the inconvenience, Dear,
Nature loves symmetry.

© 25/09/2014
Malik Yaseen

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33 rpm

because so it is,
he says

ashtray's empty
Dolly Parton
spinning dizzy
in the
in my mind
all words
leave the
love laid to rest,
I can

© Gry W Christensen

(My take on "Relationships". My entry in the "Relationships" contest, ending Aug.  25. )

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You are the smell before rain 
You are the blood in my veins 
I need to get you out of my system,
bleed it out by the blade

You are an incurable disease 
You are the cancer consuming me 
I need to get you out of my head,
but I can only lie on my death bed 

You are the ghost of my reminiscing
You are the piece that is missing 
I need to come to terms inside 
Perhaps we'll cross paths in the next life

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The Stairs To Your Bedroom

naked together you clothe me in the fabric of your desire all the while soothing my want your lips part and make a smile and i die. i die inside. i die inside and out time moves too quickly before i know it you leave all left is a covered memory barely fills the insatiable me until once again it's we

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Broken Heart

My heart’s been broken 

If my heart had been broken 
I would be dead 
So I should clarify that my heart has been broken 
Emotionally and metaphorically 
I am only dead 
Expressively speaking 

And since I am dramatically interpreting my pain
I can also say I have been torn apart 
By his love because 
We were romantically 
Configured as one 
With a symbol of a heart 
Representing love and life beating as one  
And a ring that 
Revealed to the world our attachment of everlasting love  

But I guess 
Symbolically speaking 

He broke our love 
He crept around 
Behind my back 
While I blindly stood by 
As he destroyed my heart 
Our heart 

You know
That invisible 
Metaphorical symbol

Only to find out 
He had fallen head over heals 
Or maybe it is
Heals over head in love with another 
So he left me 
Or should I say 
He left me halfhearted 
Because his love 
Created and held together our heart 
My heart 
Now my heart is broken and bleeding 
I’m dying 

Emotionally speaking 

Though, it feels physical 
Because he literately 
Went away 

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Am I really me

I always reach for you
When the night seems too long
It feels like you should be there
Lying where you always were

I want to hold your hand
Feel your fingers tighten
Around my own tentacles
Two hands cleaving as one

Since you’ve been gone
The walls listen to my sobs
And seem to whisper of grief
That edges my very soul

Missing you is like a nightmare
Where I never truly wake
It leaves me feeling sluggish
Even during the sunniest days

I often wonder if I will ever find comfort
Amid the pain of my memories
Will I ever look through the old photographs
And caress the heart of what could have been?

Missing you is a tragedy
That keeps me grasping
For the pieces of the past
Which frequent my thoughts
Without you, I think
Am I really me?

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Love is a Mirage

Love all hate none
is a common saying 
I too fell prey to it
And Fell in love ....
My love worked well 
As long as there was sunshine
It vanished as the night approached
my shadow was no more  with me
Love was gone
At least for a day
Can love be so intermittent?
How could love change faces so soon?
Is it really love 
Or just a mirage?

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                                                      ' 72 '

                                         Played our song today
                                         'The Lofty Skies'.
                                         Never meant to bring back '72'
                                         All the feelings, I had for you.
                                         Only a circle of black vinyl
                                         Where the needle used to jump
                                         Over coffee stains and cigarettes.
                                         In your room full of posters
                                         'Tumbling Stars', down on us.

                                         The warmth from your pink dress
                                         Melted us to the single bed.
                                         When your brothers, had gone
                                         And mum was busy ironing.
                                         Before coffee, and the news curfew
                                         Then my last bus home.
                                         That was '72'.

                                         Saw you shopping today
                                         With your little girls
                                         Looking just like their mother.
                                         Sadly, I never spoke
                                         But then, you never saw me.
                                         Bringing back '72'
                                         All the feelings, I had for you.
                                         Played our song today!.    

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A mother's treasures

A solitary piece the diamond
precious rare gem most treasured
by those lucky enough to hold
Once in possession it is rarely out of grasp
Like the gemstone the mother 
requires very specific conditions
in holding fast her (family/) childrens love
Treasured forever in her heart
she will go out of her way
to preen and protect them
holding them dear to her
deep within her maternal safe – the heart
closely guarded by the mind
Her infatuation of all treasures to her 
are totally understandable
especially when you think to the complexity
of structure and process taken in creation
Just as from the ‘unbreakable’ in ancient greek
this alletrope of carbon
with strength of bonding between atoms
is representative of that strong love
between mum and child
The maternal being could be compared
to the superlative physical qualities of the stone
Even the characteristic luster
of this gem so prevaient from its ability
to disperse light and colour
compared to the many strengths, roles and qualities
of the mother
seen by the many she deals with daily
A most high pressured job 
versus the high pressured temperature
within the Earths mantle
that forms the delightful rock it gives birth to
Infants delight and ignite the forbearer
just as the jewel would dazzle the room
a mother’s love encaptures the magical luster
of those she’s birthed and nothing
stands inbetween this richest of cargo’s

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I Do Believe

"I Do Believe" 

The purpose of LIFE is to {Living In Faith Ever} 
to enrich God within us 
to an optimum level 
so that We as Humans 
can be guided by God 
to fuel out brothers and sisters 
with the same driving force 
to connect with the living God, 
to His existence and 
to See the Invisible, 
Believe the Incredible, and 
to Receive the Impossible 
to our everlasting journey 
to Heaven.

Rev. Samuel Mack
Copyright 2013

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Moments In Time

The sweetest sounds of burning trees
A gentle stroking in the breeze
The calm has lasted past the storm
Cloudy visions, Satan’s roar
Too many sights have passed my way
A time found only in the haze
The softest screams are running bare
My aching bones creak as I stare

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark

The battle’s started at the end
No one is coming to repent
The sinners grab their wine from prey
No judgment calling here to stay
The sport is reckless to be told
The one is laughing at his souls
It falters nowhere to be sure
The power grows forevermore
Like a spirit in the wind
I have no say in where you’ve been 
But cross the line to come to me
And pay the price for ecstasy

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark. 

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Trophy Wife

I watch your riveting sonatas
Layer decadent truffles
Upon his pupils

Leaking wanton tears

Grasping for serenity
To have epilogue’s slow dance

You latch onto love’s empty façade.

No return flights to your destination.

Where are YOUR wings, angel?

An embedded hunger for him 
To treat you like a priceless prayer

But, his knees are too decrepit to kneel in your temple.

Yet, you stay…

Your freedom becomes latched
Onto tortured leeches


It’s the closest you ever
To his flesh

You stare out towards melancholic branches
Cracking in unison outside your bedroom window
Under Gemini moon

A gripping slide of your fingertips
Against convex glass
Craving for encore
Of that night emptiness filled your lungs with lustful whisper

But, now,
Pandora’s Box is your only translator
Held by the skeletons in his closet

With your name written against necklace’s recycled parchment
As the one they blame
For being a silver medal

When will it be your time to shine?

©Drake J. Eszes

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With you in autumn evening

The sweet songs of birds, We hand in hand across the lawn, Pansies white yellow and violet Tossing their heads in the breeze. Somewhere the sound of falling leaves. The sound of squirrel cracking the walnut. Calm weather warm sun, White fluffy clouds forming different shapes, A passenger flight in the blue sky, Sun born in the horizon and about to fade in the horizon, Both our heartbeats echo inside of chest, Shutting and opening of our lips, Your unkempt hair flying backwards, Yellowish west sky. Heart shaped fig leaf's shadow. If I could stop this world from spinning, I would do so, Just to be with you In this autumn evening.

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'Utter Those Words'

Remember that lady you fell in love with? Do you remember that man that made your heart beat faster? The people you promised the world too? What happened to them? I know the years gone by has left their mark They might have grown a little older But do you know they still want to be your everything? Do you remember that first few months? You couldn’t compliment her enough Do you know even today, she still yearn to hear you say “Honey you look beautiful today” Do you remember how you use to text him every day? Even if it’s just to say “I miss you” What happened to those days? Life happened Do you realize that with every passing minute She might still want to hear those words again She might feel that she has lost her beauty The appeal she use to have Maybe today he might want to hear you say “I miss you” Maybe he wants to feel needed in spite of your independence Don’t forget to show you still care Even if you think they know it – Sometimes we forget to say it When the person in our lives needs to hear it the most ©161020131345

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A Woman's Thoughts

I want to be worth not loosing

The friend you won't let down

The one person you won't lie to, no matter how bad the truth may hurt

I want you to know you hold more, than my heart

You hold my future, my dreams, my tears and my smiles

I want you to know a look is all it takes to be enough

I get scared when I feel insecure, don't get mad, hold me

Trusting you is more important than diamonds and gold

I want to be worth not taking those daring chances

I offer you these things in return without the asking

Only then will I give my full heart in return

©Donna Jones

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A Beautiful Love

A beautiful day, beautiful is time,
When I have you lay by my side.
A beautiful feel, a beautiful rhyme,
Just to look into your eyes,
And lie by your side.
Never felt so better in life before,
Nothing would feel better than hold you,
In my arms forevermore.
Time and time I felt,
To kneel over and hold your hands.
I don't know what is right and light.
But one thing is sure and very pretty sure,
I will love you all my life.

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Hello, January, We Need To Talk

I've been waiting up late for you,
watching the clock like a featured film.
Suspense waits no longer.
Here you arrive at 12 am
with a firework's bang.
At this hour,
this is your greeting?
Hello, January,
we need to talk....
I haven't seen you in months,
and you come barging in.
You come on so strong,
but sometimes you can be so cold.
You let me down last time you were here,
like torrents of hail and snowy hills.
Snow can be fun, though,
and you did warm me up
with hot cocoa and a blanket.
Thanks for your reviving comforts.
What I'm trying to say is
that I've missed you,
and I forgive you.
I hope you can forgive
my past as well.
I'm sorry about my negative attitude
and my disorganization.
We should go on walks more
and eat healthy meals together.
I promise I'll be kinder,
and I'll try to appreciate
all the good you offer me.
Can we now start anew?

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Just Incase,,,

Just incase...
The world should end.  
Ive made a few friends,
Some relationships came and went.
Some endured to the very end.
Other relations could not mend.
No animosity, to any of them.
Its just life, how things begin,
And often end...

Just incase...
The world should end.
I dont have alot, of worldly possession's
Just some earthly aquirements,
Attained along the way.
Physical attachments, that will astray,
When my life has withered away.

Just incase...
The world should end.  
I hope one-day we Meet again.
This flesh, we do not own.
Its just a vehicle, that transports the soul.
Until, it finds a place to go.

Just incase...
The world, should end.  
I need to say, one more thing.
I need to let you know, how much I truly cared.
How sometimes, my own ignorance,
Ruined the love, I could have shared.
That my own fears, have often shattered my faith, &
How ive struggled, to find the right
Words to say.

Just incase...
The world should end.
Please know, I will always love you
Till the end.

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He's A Carpenter

Surrounded by various profession
Business, medicine, soldiership and education
It's heaven-sent and planned  for Him to labour
To work manually with strength and effort
True hardships; entails a great man of honor

He picked up woods and tools to craft
From small drawers and tables to houses that will last
An impression of humility and expression of equality
Though He is reverence; a Saviour from heaven

Joseph was the adoptive father
Where His skill of carpentry originated
He worked night and day; perspired with pain
He asked of no demand and with no complain

The name is Jesus born in Betlehem
The only begotten son of our Father in heaven
He could have worked in another occupation
But chose to make a living from down-below

Carpenters make
Carpenters create
They take the common and make it something to consider
Equipped with right materials they bind things altogether
The reason-being, for us to know He's a builder

Don't you know that we're under construction?
Whenever our hearts broken and the world is all we know
When we pray and call, Jesus is at work
To fix us and forgive; improving mind and soul

No work is greater if hardwork is shared
Truly, Jesus had proven that a carpenter's noble
To help us build our dreams and make the world stronger
"In Him, all things hold together"'.

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I See You

I see you
Do you see me peeking at you
From behind the rose bush?
Look at your lovely hair - a tousled mess
Those eyes, gleaming in the afternoon sunlight

I pull on your apron strings
Perchance a small smile
Oh no! Not a frown from you

I see you
Did you know that I was watching you
When you were busy making chocolate cake?
Just look at your sweet face
Flour on your nose and cheek

I squeeze your arm tightly
Mayhaps I get the spoon
Thank you for keeping me close

I see you
You don't know that I am looking at you
Wrapped up in your blanket
So cozy and warm - a quiet nod
A peaceful time for you

Can hardly wait for you to waken
I'll find a hiding place
So I can watch again

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Always the Lady

An hour before time, they put her through the motions.
Shoving and pulling her strings adding oil and suntan lotion.
Hot and humid still shining in candid spirit she professes
in music, a monotone but in finesse, a tune nonetheless.

Of her welcome song intrinsic in me but to her handlers, in blase
only the mere task of steering and roping in tense power play.
Embarking though marred by obvious signs of abuse and neglect.
Her rolling in elation disguised the slippery entrance and my regret.
Drivers accommodating cramped spaces as directed, gently to fill.
Opting to maitain serenity as they in vain, placate her iron will.

Do I hear her rising blood pulses or lack of joy in welcome thereof?
No, just the sound of tumultuous creaks and human smell
of perfume, tainted sweat and punjent oil leaks let off.
Disgruntled impatience of mere sailors but of her, not a peep.
Standing tall, holding firm a class of her own as she let sweep.
Riding the waves in style directing me to the destiny I must keep.
On and on she rides tantalising the waves as they foam at the peaks.
Such insight when she lapses into a lullaby putting me to sleep.

I return to a friend who knows well to serve, to ferry me ashore.
Another blissful time with her as the sea beckons for us to explore.
She is faithful, a useful companion with its own metallic commodore.
Sailing majestically forever a classy lady, our very own Lady Samoa.

(N.B  Lady Samoa is our Inter-Island Ferry)

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I knew I couldn’t love you
I knew I shouldn’t have.
I couldn’t resist 
the feel of your skin…
The sound of your voice. 
y heart was taken 
by the vastness 
of who you are…
and what you made me…
My time ended
I had to return back to where I was
nothing more than 
an empty chest…
you had taken my heart…
as I held the hand of your soul…
In our dreams 
there are no oceans 
to distant the you from me…
In our dreams…
there’s only the you and the me. 

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Groundswell Girl - Named by JB

Enter a storybook tale
Where I can be 
The heroine you hail
Lucid dreams of soft reflection
A touch heated with lust and desired protection
A breathe a gasp as we succeed 
Join the fairytale with me
Valiant night within dark eyes
the right movement and I make them shine
like moonlight on the steamy hot spring
care to follow for a little dip with me
Trailing like the water at my fingertips
Grasp me around my hips
As close as the breeze on my skin 
Whisper lies as I let you in 
Lips mumbling up my thighs
bare heart exposed to the sky 
fire burning in my veins
Am I a mistress of this lust or simply a slave
Trembling with desire
Take me till we've lost count of the hours
enter this storybook tale
Where I can be the heroine you hail

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Lately I've Been Feeling Like:

A piano being played
A donkey chasing carrots
A suitor turned suitless
A wise man turned fool

I think you cannot decide
I think you refuse to decide
I think I thought I knew
I think I think too much

About only you
About only will you
About only won’t you
About only maybe

So weary of maybe
So weary of won’t you
So weary of will you
So weary of about only you

Life is short
Life is fragile
Live is precious
Life goes on…

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The Hands of Pain

My soul pounds with rage.
This heart has been scorched,
by your burning words.

My soul gasps for light 
slowly suffocated,
By your hands of pain.

I bare the mark of shame.
Your touch has maimed my body.
My mind drowned out my screams.

Blow by blow,
Shamed so low.
Never did you know how,
Your hands of pain marked me.

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River of tear's

My love for you flow's like a river. It's that cool winters breeze that makes my soul shiver. To see that smile upon your face. My heart can rest from giving chase. To feal your lips pressed against mine. Run my finger tips down your spine. The feal of your skin so silky smooth. I know I'll win there's tomuch to lose. I once saw your eye's shine with glea. My foolish lies that chased you from me. For all these years i've had you to hold. Now from all these tears my face grows cold.How can I tell you about all this? How can I show you these things I miss? Like an arrow my love is true. Maybe tomarrow I'll know what to do. As for now I'll sit here and shiver. Wondering how to stop this tear filled river.

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Look at me And I’ll return your gaze But know not what you see Talk to me And I will answer But know not what you think Listen to me And I’ll tell you of me But know not what you hear But touch me And I will know you And understand that you Saw me Heard me Care

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The sun makes me feel warm.
Twirling flags makes me feel dedicated.
Writing makes my mind wonder.
Drawing makes me feel free.
Getting a good grade makes me feel accomplished.
Being a mentor makes me feel important. 
Spinning sabres makes me feel nervous, in a good way.
Food makes me feel happy.
Field shows make me feel like the center of attention.
Listening to music takes my mind off of things.
Holding hands makes me feel wanted.
Drinking tea makes me feel relaxed.
Reading poetry makes me feel inspired.
Taking pictures makes me feel creative.
Reading a good book makes me feel captivated.
Hugs make me feel safe.
Rainbows give me hope.
Being with friends makes me feel silly.
Rain makes me feel concentrated.
Christmas makes me feel like a little kid again.
Being around family makes me feel loved.
Sitting by a fire makes me feel calm.
Doing my hair and makeup makes me feel pretty.
Helping someone makes me feel appreciated.
Halloween makes me feel unique.
Fireworks makes me feel fascinated.
When people tell me their secrets, I feel trusted.
Roller Coasters give me butterflies. 
Looking at how much I have overcome makes me feel strong.
Seeing someone smile makes me smile.
Thinking about all that I have makes me feel blessed.

But isn’t it amazing how one person can make you feel all of this at one time?

-Laura Bussey

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What Is It To Be A Tree

What is it to be a Tree?
Do trees ever mind being so close intertwined ?
Do they ever long for space as I do? 
Do they prefer to be so meshed…branches touching branches
 all the time or do they like me long 
............................................................for autonomy

Do their branches reach for another’s touch? 
….................stretching to find it?
Do they cling and pine when isolated …as we do sometimes?

When a tree falls does another one grieve?

Do they sometimes wish to be free?
To be as free 
as he does....... from me?

Does life always include such serious stuff? 
Or do trees simply shift in the breezes
of superfluous fluff?

Do they ever 
to find
the sea?
To fly 
to fly?
like me?
What on earth is it like be?
to be a standing…a standing only ...are they lonely? 
beloved tree?
What is it?
to be a tree?

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The Man Named Jesus

Sometimes when the road gets short
and your body becomes weary
It seems difficult to keep your eyes open
There is someone who will carry you
Have you met the man named Jesus?

Not the man of churches
He's not waiting to rain down fire
He wishes to embrace you in his arms
Forgiveness and rest are his to give
Have you met this man named Jesus?

Your burdens may be heavy
There is no reason to carry them alone
You can give them all to him
He's a God of flesh and bone
Have you met the man named Jesus

Have you accepted the gift that he offers?
Fully paid through his great sacrifice
Not a religion a relationship
He will never let you down
He is the man named Jesus

He knows everything about you
He accepts you as you are
It's not about being good enough
He patiently waits at your door
Respond to the gentle knocking
You won't be alone anymore

Religion teaches us we have to earn our way to heaven.
God knows this is an impossible task for us humans. I am 
thankful that Jesus paid the price for our salvation and I accept 
his amazing gift. Have you met the Man names Jesus?

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A kiss worth its taste

She’s too tough for hallmark’s corruption,

                too cool for an easy rhyme.

If I were to bring her flowers, 

I’d have to buy a package of

Reese’s cups, and a bag 

of licorice to construct

a bloom worth savoring. 

She craves the originality

of a still dreaming sun rise

popping its back against 

the morning, wiping 

cloudy sleep out of 

the eyes of our 

lambent sky.

The calm of hot tea’s

embrace, as the warmth

of its revision surges

down a chocolaty wasted


The purity of a love 

sweetened kiss, 

in the arms of life’s poetry.

If I were to bring her flowers,

I’d bring them with that embrace;

A kiss worth its taste. 

-James Kelley 2014, All rights reserved.

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Body Of Curiosity

Loneliness surrounds us
Sounds of water droplets
This mint burst of breath
Lingering within my clothes
We talk of tongue
Discovering hands
Lying with bare skin
Leg on leg
Pulling of sheets
Tugging of hair
Hands locked backwards
This feeling of pleasure
As you slide in deeper
Body of curiosity
Our hearts meet
Over and over again
Pleasurable motion
Charming touches
Feelings of want
You slide in deeper
Whispers heard
From around the room
Desperate moans tune
Louder we sing
Deeper it seems
Hearts beating faster
Body of curiosity
Temperature increase
Pulling of sheets
Tugging of hair
I feel your mind wander 
Within me
Sweet calls of names
Between us lies your mind
In and out it seems 
Between us
Connected just right
Groaning of the night
Feelings of want
Our bodies quiver
Legs spread at each corner
Crawling fingers discover
Your mind wanders inside me
Touching my heart deeply
Connected together
Body of curiosity

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Right Now

Right now I respect your needs
I respect your wishes
Even though they stab
Like shards of shattered glass
Shrapnel puncturing my heart
Uneven in my thoughts
Unable to think due to a lack
A lack of function in which
My mundane self became accustomed
Expecting your love
Which right now I  realize was
Disrespecting your love
Your love
Which is my life
Regardless of decisions made
Your love
Which is my life
Because of decisions made
Right now
You will be my wife until my dying day
I will fight for my life
Your love
I will go round after round
Take beating and punishment
Just for my life
Which, right now and always has been 
your love
Right now 
I really need you to know
Your love Is my life
The only life I really care to know
And right now
I feel my life, your love,
Is dying slow

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First date

First date

I spent the evening
wishing you would make the first move.
I marked your song
but listened from a safe distance.
The gap between us elongated 
like an escalator 
laying down its treads
with the handrail busy, trying playing catch–up.
Over dinner the distance between us grew wider.
But we carried on as if we were governed by some unwritten rule.
But like a fool, I held back 
least the evening might finish too soon.
I surveyed your face for that give away glance.
Waited patiently for that inner dance.
Hoping that it would surface.
But your light remained red
even though I was on amber.
So I stayed, quiet, still.
Smiling, nodding and agreeing.
Mirroring your every gesture.
Matching your every move.

I searched inwardly for a hint of salvation.
I searched outwardly for some possible intension.
I was hurting like a defeated soldier.
I want to know you before you get older.
I spent an evening
wishing I had made the first move.
I marked your song
but foolishly maintained a distance.

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i wove you a poem uncut

i had a dream and in the dream i wove you a poem
i used the fiber of my character to create spools of silken thread
dipped in the juices of my passion i dyed them in the colors of my imagination
and re-enforced each and every single strand with the strength of my love

spun the spools from the intricacy of my spirit
designed a pattern to the rhythm of the music of my inner thoughts

enamored in your vision
crystal beads gather on my brow
as i toil your finely bred gift
as i braid every part of me
with every memory
into every sliver of fabric

sew in the loving glow emits my flawless dreams
and with my boiling blood initial my woven piece

my work at an end i awake
you lay there a wingless angel 
smiling as if you heard a bell ring
your boundless warmth embraces me

without a touch 
with just a hint 
i kiss you
so not to disturb your sleep 
and whisper
 'thank you’

Maurice Yvonne
entered for The Poet Contest
September 1 2014

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Ignoring Love

She loves to
ignore me.
Does she love me?
Yes I believe so, our love
is imperfect -like most, predicated on
imbalance, a victim of
poor timing, but living the old
lie of immortality… it really
an untruth?  Is it mortal?
Will it one day die?  I pray not.
At the end of all of it and everything
-it’s all I can give,
deathless love is rare, I have nothing
greater to offer, a love that will
outlive my life, outlive all things…..
I need to refocus, this doesn’t matter,
you see –she still ignores me.
I think she takes pleasure in it,
she does it so well.
Does she love me?
…..I think so, maybe

Written in Texas -AUG 2012

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One step back, Two steps forward...

Before I start I just want to say that I will always love you Baby..

I am letting you go, so go you are free
Free to learn that you were meant for me,
The pain and misery of our history,
Shall never flee from inside of me,

I deserve better than this,
You know I do,
But all I've ever wanted 
Was what I deserve,
To come from you,

Dating is preparing,
Preparing to give all,
I gave you everything,
A mistake that led to our downfall,

I did it anyway,
Because I want you forever,
But you are my first relationship,
And I didn't know any better,

If only you knew exactly how I feel,
You would not be so upset,
That I need time for my heart to heal,
You've done me wrong so many times,
Which are comparable to murder, 
But as relationship crimes,

I know we both never wanted this,
We sprinted off the start,
Racing towards infinite bliss,
Only to run out of breath,
And slowly move apart,
And lose eachother in innocent mist.

So when you come back,
You will be yourself once more,
Not who you are now,
But that innocent girl from before,

And since you have a tolerance to,
The greatest part of me given to you,
I will be come an even better man,
So when I learn how to give again,
I will be ready to take your hand...

By Janetta's Grandson.
A poem on a downhill relationship of me and my first relationship. I was getting 
badly because I became obsessive after a hard time in my life and she took 
advantage of
it.  So I postponed our future and let her go so she can see what she is doing 
and go back
to the girl she used to be, in the meantime I'm going to focus on getting back on 
my feet

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Origami Stars

* A wind came along to carry the pieces of who we used to be... Circling and settling, folding over and over again, until the shape of something new, was never far Origami stars, one sun, one moon, one world Where outside, looking in, eyes can't see where we connect; Built of rock, feather soft. A place of light, on darkest night Never will we understand the shifts and strains of wayward winds that whirl, and rattle and open fate's own door The knowing why is not what counts, what matters deeply more... is when I reach my hand to touch this vaporous thing... it is too impossible to define Mortal words cannot explain, .......... nothing to see, nothing to touch, just the faint breath of us A truth, not myth....that final sleep cannot erase.... So sure this breath of life we share is reason enough, that we are here

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They say that once upon a lifetime
There comes that special kind of love
And when it comes along
You'll know it in an instant
When you look into the eyes
Of that special someone meant only for you.
Its the look of true love. 

Pure and undefined.

It cannot be explained; it cannot be confined
Its a love that's pure and simple
And it plays by no set of rules.
This kind of love leads you to destiny
Without even a thought.

And what a comforting feeling to know 
The there's someone special, just for you.
Waiting to catch your eye
And feel the instant thrill
The moment that you know
That everything is so perfectly right.

It's a feeling indescribable,
But a feeling so strong
That is can only be called
"That funny little thing they call love."

When the chance at happiness comes around
You've just got to reach out and grab it.
And with a little luck and a prayer,
They'll feel the same things inside.
From their head down to their toes.
And that little flutter inside tells them, too, 
That this is it,
A love so true
And emotions so strong
That mere spoken words can't begin to express
The feeling that are shared.

A tender kiss; A hug; a caress. 
Tell the story better
But the eyes tell everything without hesitation
All the feelings from heat to soul
Are peering back at you
And in an instant, you know everything is right.
Safety and contentment warm you inside.
For this is what you've been waiting for.
Hoping, wishing, dreaming
And now the dreams come true.

So when the time comes,
When that one person comes along
And you first look into the eyes of 
Your someone special,
Say it first with your eyes
And look deep into their heart.
When the time is right
The words come, too.
Three little words that mean so much
And can only be expressed as:
"I love you!"

Remember the feeling that sweeps over you
Because that one special person only comes along
Once Upon a Lifetime. 

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Devil's Dance

Malady gently receives the hand of familiarity
and began a dance of deception.
Anguish bowed politely to oppression,
when vulnerability appeared.
Destruction cut in,
angering her partner subtlety.
Lies twirled in lovers arms, 
torment and misery moved together gracefully in unison.
Deceit caressed passion,
while vile dreams are crushed under the enchanting waltz.
Pageantry choreographed with devil's imagination.

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I have

Have you ever been brainwashed

I have

Have you ever cried so hard you were in pain

I have

Have you ever felt unsafe where you should feel the safest 

I have

Life is different now

Do you ever feel like someone finally understands you

I do

Do you ever feel your life's going in the right direction

I do

Do you ever feel you shouldn't be any other place in the world

I do

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Gold Digger

You go to work,
toil hard all day.
Works for me,
keeps you out of my way.
At the end of the month
you get your salary,
then you can buy me gifts,
with which to lavish me.

Wine and dine me
a few times a week,
then another I wont seek.
I need my hair done,
you can pay
but don't hang around,
you don't have to stay.

I'll even let you cook for me,
I'll have Lobster Frittata for my tea.
Dom Perignon is the drink I choose
but no plonk please,
no cheap booze.

We can go to Paris for the  weekend,
I'm sure you wont mind if I bring a friend.
Then we'll go shopping  and you can come too.
There'll be bags to carry,
there'll be quite a few.

If you get tired,
I suppose you can stop
but I'll carry on to the next shop.
I  test drove a sports car,
that was really nice,
I said you'd buy it,
didn't notice the price.

I'll sleep in the bed,
you can stay in that chair.
You can get a blanket,
you'll  be comfy there.

What's all that?
Is that my stuff?
What do you mean,
you've had enough?
Why are my bags by the door?
What do you mean,
you don't love me anymore?

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Interracial Love Poem

Love knows no color
we love with our heart
loving without barriers
we write with our soul
therefore we are artists...

this is a poem
about interracial love
sit back and read it
and learn like Aesop's fables...

She is dark like the night
I am bright as day
when we are together
we create a radiant light..

She the dark ebony princess
dark against my ivory skin
contrasting the shades of our bodies
we marinate in reality's dreams
stapling our color together
a passion that takes us
to forbidden exotic places...

Our color entangles within our arms
we dance in meadows taboo
we kiss in the soft tall grass
crushing daisies with our naked bodies..

 we speak bliss and love with our tongues
a language not even her African ancestors would understand
creating magic in our stolen moments
as our bodies yearn to satisfy the other..

Elders before us roll over in their graves in anguish
surprised a love so sacred and eternal
this bridge between two souls
perhaps could be too painful to witness...

My body electric to her brown crescent moon figure
sparking as i caress with vanilla fingers
into any crater that can  be found
satisfying the insatiable desires of our shadows..

After long afternoons of tongue and touch
we find safety in our refuge
laying in the ruins of our forbidden pleasures
so snug and serene in our exotic jungle...

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One self

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Who Am I

A new photograph floats to the surface
Playfully dressing up as the world around me
Hat, striped socks and all
Tiptoeing at the top for one last sweet moment 
Before sinking back into my ocean mind.

One after another they arrive
Single file,
Steeping my eyes in the world 
As the minds shutter, ever fluttering 
Strings together this conscious stream I play in.

My photographs fade in time’s wrinkled arms.
Joining their brothers and sisters at the ocean floor,
They hold hands and try to answer the question that is always asking itself:
Who am I?

Jacob Reinhardt

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A seed of love planted in the soil of my heart

I sailed unaware into 
the ocean currents 
of her life:

smitten, I 
desired to ride 

them with her;
the ocean ways, a 

seed of love 

planted in the soil of
my heart had taken root 
and grew--only to perish 

a young hope 

that's fleeting:
though I loved her, 

still wounded

like a careless 

In spite of 
this and myself, 
I looked 

for encouragement
in her stare; 

at the outlines 
of her graceful 

I did wonder: 
she was 


a Helen of Troy, a prize, 
on whose loveliness 

so richly gorged! 

But never was 
a lonely man 
more wretched 

I was, 

as she could 
not return my

with equal measure of feeling.  

I would be more
glad had she been 
unwedded to another,

could easily be within 
my desirous 


In time, I 

her again;

and love, or the 
appearance of it--like 
an aborted 


flushed down the 

with her parting 
as well!

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Twilight Lovers

Lovers whispering in the softness of the night.
Two entwined hearts, 
misted in sweet promises.

Floating together in the warmth of love.
Embracing the other's soul, 
desiring each others hearts.
Lips touching, 
adding heat to the swirling mist around them.
Delicious heat only lovers can know.

The hot flames of lust, 
igniting their bodies, 
inflaming their hearts.
Passion carries them through the night.
Destined for all the tomorrows on the twilight together.

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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,

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Wrong Way Out

My knees have touched every part of this floor
Not for the satisfaction one would get from acting out a favorite animal position
But more from being dragged around like an animal 
My disposition was no longer sweet

Cuts and bruises covered my feet
I tried to run
Even tried jumping out the window
Since luck spared me from being thrown from it yet

But every attempt failed
I was jailed
I placed my hands  on the glass
Clear for the world to see
In hopes that someone, anyone
Would save me

Each day I placed another blood stained hand print  on the window
Passerby must have thought I was an artist
Red turkey decorations 
In the middle of summer?
They must have thought it weird 
As they just looked and passed by

My cries were heard only by me
Numerous phone calls made to the police
One time too many, I guess
Because their visits ceased

I was advised to file an Order of Protection
Since the police themselves couldn’t offer protection
My mind was boggled with the thought of useless police
With such closed minds and biased beliefs

It was my fault for being in the situation I was in
Thanks a lot to those women  
Who deceitfully mirrored my pain,
Willfully brought shame to  my name 
For women, they are insane
For thinking this is a game

I am a woman
And because of that
I get  choked with
The insanity cloak
From the first mention of domestic violence
I was so sick and tired of
My pleas for help
Being  greeted with silence

The first chance I got 
I filed an Order of Protection
Thinking this was my underground railroad to freedom

Just to think
I survived through all the punching, slapping, pushing
Rapes and threats
Just to have this order of so-called protection
Place the highest bet 
On my life

I made it under ground and realized
The grass is greener on the other side

But why did I have to die?

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Ridiculous Me

Watch this scene with both eyes and try not to blink C: --> 

I stood there... silently
Like a predator near prey 
I sneak behind YOU

You weren't even aware of it!! Ha-ha! 

I made YOU jump hIgH
Like a startled hare
I chuckle and smile

You know that mischievous smile of mine? 

Your reaction was
PRICELESS - you were so upset
But YOU forgave me

Well...I'm flattered. . . 

We laugh'd together (just like the good times)
In a chorus - our volume
Picked up extreme sound

Believe me - I could hear our laughter from a mile away!

But I'm glad I did
My best to make you giggle

Ridiculous me... 
Wouldn't you agree?

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The Autumn Affect

There's something unspecific about the autumn nights
A certain shade of color that uplifts my inner child's eyes
Beside a cashmere moon Venus and Jupiter shine bright
Complimented by a sea of blinking infinite twilight
The scent of burning oak lingers in the air from home made fires
Reminiscent of a time when this man was just a child
Careless and so free to dream and any dream to live
Like feathers floating across a field carried by the wind
As a gentle breeze blows through the leaves shivering delightful gloom
Unlike flowers of springtime the disheveled autumn vibrance bloom
Leaves crackle beneath my feet along the skeleton tree path
Where I try to find my peace or a song to make me laugh
The air is so much crisper and also soothing when I breathe it in
Underneath a starry sky and brighter constellations of Heaven
Amidst the trail I pass a lovely couple holding hands
While their children run aside frolicking in a playful dance
An old man and his wife admire the view from a wooden bench 
With smiles on their face as if nostalgia is still their closest friend
Its these specific autumn affects that bring me sorrows and joy
Reminding me of all theses things Ive wanted as a man since I was a little boy 
Its times like these that I wish I wasn't always so alone
Because I would light an fire with my family and call it home

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The death-bed of a day

As I try to remember my only love
When the sunset of life is not far now
Wild, bright, the colors blended in row
Forming a magical hue, fading now.

Darkness closing, now time to go home
Resting in the darkened room quite warm
Lying in the bed with eyes closed to form
Images of love residing in mind’s dorm.

All in the waning light she stood there
A perfect beauty with smile sweet and fair
With her in sight, the life was much fairer
But the time came to bid her farewell forever.

As my summer eve was to wed another man 
Many a sunset came and faded in life’s span
After many years an evening came again
In a glance saw her once, there with her man.

That was the last but one sunset of life
The last being in the offing nearly rife. 

September 24, 2014
Form: Free verse
First Place win

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When I was called little brother, 
I smiled.
It meant I have an elder sibling.
One from whom I could learn,
To discern,
Between Light and Dark.

What about the Grey?

Only a few would about the grey; 
Even fewer, 
Perhaps none
Would even begin to aspire,

Is grey the divider?

What is a divider?
A partition,
A separation, 
A barrier.

In essence a carrier,
Of both dark and Light;
Having both thane sight!

The grey is never contrite,
It does and will do on sight!!!

Come with your purported might!
Unseen seen chaos,
These are my instruments,
Your might;;; 
Will be eaten as sacrements.

For continual human growth within, 
Mistakes rectified by the elder or role model;
Taught the current crop must be,
Lessons are as seeds;;; 
Planted into our mother, 
Blending with Earth, Water and Sun,
The seed transmutes and soon the seed has had its fun,
A plant is now the end product.

We humans are also ever transforming,
Perhaps not as apparent as natural beauty forming,

But what is natural beauty?

What is beauty?

Random randominity is beauty natural,
Random beauty is natural randominity,
Natural randominity is random beauty,
Beautiful randominity randoms naturally,

In essence;
Culturally cultural.

Not an over-spill,
Providence shines.
Understanding and comprehension,
In succession,
For thee. 

The trick however is to pass on that understanding and comprehension.
But how do you do that?
When most of the generation is tuned to the Playstation!
Violent games evocating the continuation
Of our disgusting violent nation.

Perhaps attempt to not scold or tell;
Allow thane actions to speak wonders,
As an undiscovered well.

Keep the resonance of thane bell,
Perhaps another revolutionary,
Your prodige has to be selectant,
Of his student, his confectionary.

Without this passing down of knowledge,
We all might as well eat the most poisonous berry.

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Two Hearts full of Love

I am a heart full of love
that shook the pilars that held her colussium up
her heart filled with sorrow,
I swing such fury toward her heart and soul
she cowards away from me,
in fear of falling in love and not knowing what is in black
and not searching what is in the light of pure white.

I am a heart full of love,
she runs and takes the long dirt road,
through the raging mountains of the quiet countryside,
as the meadows of lilacs slowly die when Spring comes,
the blooming of the rose,
like the blooming of my heart,
a blossom on a cherry tree fall and harbour in the wintertime.
I swing toward her, she falls in fear of wanting attention and love.
Lost in the midnight twilight,
the flaming torch guides her through the dark holes of meaningless souls.
and like a frightened hummingbird,
she flees away from the secrets of falling in love.

A heart full of love ready to love,
it is diffcult to feel and to show,
but as if a rose that blooms in Springtime
my love is ready to bloom.

Pettles lay along a darkened atmosphere
lit up only with four wax candles
a portrait of a woman hung over a mantel piece
in honour of my one true love.

As the twilight shine though my bedroom window,
I show a heart full of love,
to take and to hold for eternity.

And as she slowly moves forward,
she takes me home with her,
and opens her chest and shows me her heart
with a glass of red wine and charming cigarette.
She sheads tears of pain and sorrow on my broud shoulder,
I curise her hair, silk laced hair,
shining against the twilight and the moonlit sky.

My heart full of love,
so divine, so original
a one of a kind.

We make love in the midst of the twilight,
as my dream girl is now reality and my pain is no more,
her pain is no more.
Too show such love makes a man feel free
and his soul lighter.
She holds him there,
as the sun rises over the mountains.
The birds sing a tune of cheerfulness,
and they talk about everything beautiful and kind,
that is still left in this cruel and empty hearted world.

Romance and love shared
with a heart full of love,
smile and kiss upon smooth lips,
feel me against your tight body,
and love me till the morning
when Blue eyed Death is staring us in the face.
and we go with him,
and play a game of risk,
and together forever,
onto a diffrent world
we shall love each other forever,
for you and I both have a heart full of love.

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Alien Invasion

       Alien Invasion

In Miami the invasion must be complete
Where did they come from and are they green?
Signs are everywhere
In shop windows signs read
“We speak English also”
How did they learn so quick?
How did they adapt so fast?
I understand they come from Cuba
A planet I’m not familiar with
One of them approached me today with
“Hasta la vista baby”
I guess that means the invasion is complete
All I could say was, “Take me to your leader”
And accepted my defeat

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A smile becomes too hard too hold
When waterlogged and under pressure
So my face crumples in
And folds up into new patterns
I've never never let you see before
Transparent as rice paper, delicate;
Not so graceful as a paper crane
Near as fleeting as a paper boat
Vanishing downstream

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Porn No More

I've watched the war from behind closed doors;
Eyes too glued to close.
And now knowing what's in store, there's porn no more.
God's love is the only hope we know.
We are forgiven because of the love that is Jesus.
We are saved because of the love that is Jesus.
We give our lives to the Father for we are His children and He loves us.
We are loved!
No matter what we've done, we are loved!
Confess and ask for forgiveness;
This is such a beautiful gift!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
You forgive me!
You save me!
You change me!
I am changed!
I am new!
I am renewed!
I am forgiven!
I am saved!
I am changed!
There's porn no more
For God's hope is in store!
There's porn no more
For God's love is the hope of the world!

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I wake on the sand
Right near the beach
You have yet to awake
Far out of reach
And Daybreak has arrived
A beauty unlike any other
Comparable only to us, girl
And how we love each other

So I gaze up alone
Marveling up at the sky
The warmth of the sun
Drying my eyes
I'm reflecting on us
Oh how each other we trust
I'm just so happy we're together
And I think to myself,
Just as this sun, we'll last forever

Then returning to be with you
I lay again now
Place my hand gently
On your warm tender shoulder
While I think of our lives today, love
And how they'll be when we're older...
I know there'd be no other way
So "I Love You" I make sure I say
To you, each and everyday

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Love Poem Number 2

The first time I glimpsed your beautiful smile,
I couldn’t believe you were real, my ideal!
Your beauty captured my attention and soul ,
I could sense it immediately, you make me whole.
Now the distance between us and every moment apart,
is so painful and sad, it blackens my heart.
For you, my heart longs, your gentle, kind touch,
Your smiles, your pure love, its all just too much,
For my lonely sad soul to be far apart,
I crave you, I need you, you are my sweetheart!
Now that you have come into my black and white world,
Color abounds, and rainbows unfurled.
A new joy in my heart, for love once again I am filled,
A new hope, a new faith, happiness re-instilled.
You are my true joy, and hope for forever,
Im thankful for you and Im glad were together.

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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

I'm worried where the next dollar will come from.
Will she ever arrive?
Will she ever show up?
But why am I worrying?
Stop it!
It's all in God's Great Hands!
It's all under God's control!
It's all within His plans!
It's all His
And He will provide
Because He is our Father!
He loves us!
It's all His!
Trust Him!
I know it's difficult;
He will not lead you wrong.
He knows where you need to go.
He knows what you need to endure.
It's all His plan.
It's all in His Hands!
Lay down your life;
Give the control.
He is in control!
Thank You Father!
Trust Him!
It will all be okay!
Trust Him!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!
I love You always!
I trust You always!
I trust You!
I trust You!
Yes, yes I do!
I trust You!
I love You!

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My Future Generation

I can act insane
Make me feel worthless

I belong in God’s family
He will bless my future generation

Don’t punish me for
Being myself –
Don’t envy my glee 

I can act like an
Adult, but I’d 
Prefer to have joy…

Not stress…
That piles upon us in our 
Everyday lives

Being childlike is

A rare beauty – 

No one prizes it…

No one came across it…

In this lifetime…

I can laugh all day
I can make you smile
If you’d accept my 
Childlike dreams of mine
Don’t treat me like a sick swine

Renew my young heart
Give me the ability 
To kill the old man…

I have my place in God’s family
He’ll be adored and glorified 
We’ll exchange prayers and hugs  
By my future generation

I beg of you – 
Don’t kill my childlike mentality
I’ll behave myself…
I’m positively sure that I’ll make you happy

I’ll still have pieces of a child in me

And pass it on to my future generation…

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Cosmic Serendipity

It was a chance meeting
at the airport in Dallas.
She was applying to be a stewardess
and he was heading off to war.
He assured her that she was plenty pretty enough
to be a stewardess and she prayed
a little prayer and told him
that she would keep him in her prayers
and that he would return from the war alive.
One year later at the Houston airport
he boarded a plane on his way back home
and there she was, looking great,
in her full stewardess regalia.
Two chance meetings cannot be accidental,
it has to be a case of cosmic serendipity.

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taming flowers

there's not a flower
can't grow wild
thrive neglected and ignored
but how much better
some can do when caged
tied to stakes
and pruned
their buds collected
to encourage growth
the sun, the rain, the earth
and care and harvesting
no less important
to renew the bloom.

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Falling In Like

I love it when you hold me close, and always want to play.
How in the morning you message me; on every single day.
When you call me every night, before I close my eyes-
Or always tell the truth; never any lies. 

When I get to see your passion with every story that you tell,
How even when you’re angry, those feelings never dwell. 
I love that you protect me, from everything around;
That even when I’m lost, I know that I’ll get found. 

I love that whenever you start to drive, you make me kiss your cheek.
How my stomach gets butterflies with each sweet word you speak.
That you cuddle me for a moment and then turn on your side,
That all of your accomplishments and family give you pride. 

I love that you support every decision that I make,
That even if you’re embarrassed of things- you’ve never acted fake.
How you always want me to be happy, no matter how I feel.
That even when we make things up- it’s never been more real. 

How you always make these plans, that often tend to change;
When you smile at my senseless jokes, and when I’m acting strange.
That you always say I’m pretty, even when I don’t think that it’s true-
How you think that I’d want anyone else; when all I want is you.

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A First Love Gone Rogue

A first love gone rogue
A passion extinguished
A true heart crucified
Writhing and wrenching,
Under deception’s spikes
On infidelities twisted cross.
A secret kept, a truth untold
A new chapter unfolds
A young man’s search
For identities answer
Awakens a hurtful memory
Of a first love gone rogue

Will the destroyer of hearts
From one man’s distant past
Steal a victim from the present?
A simple test will put the question to rest
Will the truth sought be the one found?
Or will this be the lie most profound?

To love and to loath 
A first love gone rogue. 

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Only in You

Through the lonely woods, I may head,

Upon the autumn leaves, I may tread,

At the secluded horizon, I may stare,

And only you, I may see,

In those symphonies of silence,

In those melodies of calmness,

In those euphonies of quietness.


By the silent lake, I may lay,

Till the twilight fades, I may stay,

Then in reclusive silence, I may walk,

And only to you, I may talk,

Through those toungueless emotions,

Through those wordless attachments,

Through those voiceless sentiments.


In the lone meadow, I may wander,

Along the untrodden paths, I may waver,

In companionless seclusion, I may hide,

And only in you, I may find,

The depths of oneness,

The bonds of togetherness,

The cozy feel of coalescence.


In the wilderness of emotions, I may die,

At the merciless daggering, I may sigh,

Through a million wounds, I may bleed,

And only in you, I may seek,

The balm of love,

The warmth of affection,

The heal of inseparability.

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By Our Side

By my side:
The tallest mountain,
The calmest pond,
The purest stream;
My hope and strength,
Faith and love;
The Lord,
Our God,
Always by our side

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Move On

So you sinned?
Well, that's done and over with!
Keep it in the past
'Cause that's where it belongs.
But ask Jesus for forgiveness;
Don't dwell on mistakes any longer
Because He makes you new again:
Love is the outcome;
Forget the wrongs,
Love and move on!

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A new day

A new day     One more chance      To make this dance     Last an eternity     With you      Only you     Through the night     Making it right     Till tomorrow

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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray

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My Colours

I want to say something, it is buried beneath layers
Layers, layers of pain’t, layers of different colours.
Reds for the times I’ve bled, blue for the times I flew, 
Carried by the wind over valleys of green, stone grey mountains,
Silvery seas, white-feathered wings tickled by the breeze.

You say you tease

I want to say to you, I see your colours too
Your reds, yellows and blues, perhaps even 
The shades you hide, the ones where my finger begins to scratch
The surface, just a little. I hope I don’t break a nail! 
I smile as the colours chip, revealing a tender bit, 

You say you tease

My favourite colours are: green; the green that’s underneath
The old boat jetty by the lake, when the sun shines through,
Blue; my eyes are green yours are blue, the mixture of the two
Red; yes definitely the red of a fresh drop of blood from being stung by
The roses you will send me when you begin to fall for me.

You say you tease

As your colours emerge, I wonder will I see colours that are layered upon me. 
Perhaps shades of the same, there are 120 different shades of white
A spectrum in which we shall find some commonality
I am willing to explore and so therefore I ask you
Please don’t tease me anymore.

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Don't Try It

A single kiss from thy lovely lips,
so sweet and so divine,
yet I taste posion upon your tongue.

Your beauty so glorious,
like a blooming rose so beautiful,
yet, why do mine eyes go blind
in the sight that you walk along with another?

Yes you, walk with another,
arm under arm,
lips touching lips in romantic kisses,
it makes my blood boil,
for mine lips are dry.

For mine eyes have seen your glory,
yet no one here listens to my story.
You are evil, yes you are,
don't try to deny,
Listen to a man of experience,
you might as well save some expense.

I write of our long romantic walks
we took together, under the shade of olive trees,
how we went apple picking in autumn time,
and made love in the foyer.

Nomore of that sweet and passionate love,
nomore silent kisses in the night,
when the wind blows hard against the branches,
that tape violently on my windowpane. 
Nomore somber tears shed, when you got sick,
and nomore warm embraces when you shed tears of betrayal.

Betrayal now is a game played by a fool,
such as I,
to think I'd have a happy life with you?
Huh, only a fool would think such a thing,
but now I sit, looking at the foyer,
where we once made sweet, passionate love,
nomore will that foyer be filled with exotic pleasure.
Nomore will you be filled with smiles and exotic pleasure.
I've done my job, as a good man shall do,
now pack your things and get of my stage,
the spotlight yawns for anew,
and the audience grows tired and restless of you.

Now I live life anew,
you too shall see life in new eyes,
walking hand and hand with the blond, blue eyed devil
you call your own.
Shall he take one kiss from your lips,
and die of the posion he tastes on your tongue,
shall he go blind, when he sees your true, black beauty?
He will see the ugly soul, covered up by white rags,
and cheap makeup,
and then he will come to me,
and shake my hand in condolence
and say, "You were right!"

Now you are all alone,
looking for another, as you did many times before,
Now you are alone, walking an open road,
spying on another,
fear of being alone.
Now, you see when you play games with a good man's emotions,
don't try it,
because a good man is not meant to be toyed with.

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The Name of Jesus

Whisper me the sweet sound of freedom,
The sweet sound found in Your Name,
Holy and Heavenly freedom,
All in the Name of Jesus!

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The Light

They praise me like a saint,
But I am a sinner;
They don't know the man they see.
I am an addict.
Broken eyes to pornography,
Only Jesus can set me free.
Only by His death on the cross
And the grace of His Father's love
Am I able to be set free.
With God as The Light,
The One and Only Light,
The Only Hope in sight,
Will I be set free.
I am free.

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Heavenly Nevermore

The sun has learned
to nevermore interfere 

with the moon 
and its stars

To give it a whole world
because the sun

doesn't need to stand in the way,
when it has free reign 
of the entire universe.

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For inspiration's sake, to know him
Is to love him, for the power of unions
Sacred vows, to know him is to love him.
He is the pure essence of oxygen,
That feeds my very lungs, as I inhale 
And exhale, the breath sustaining my very being,
And the reason for my existence itself.
For to know him, is to love him.
I've made creations offspring, to
Legacy's tribute, as my greatest gift,
For him whom I love, without
Restrictions boundaries, because
To know him is to love him.
Nay my whole world is his,
Without questions regrets,
In this unification of the heart and mind combined,
You see for me, to know him is to love him.
Let the mountains crumble into the
Dusts of time itself, but I will forever love him.
Yet nay let it be known, I shall remain beside him,
Always, for to know him is to love him.
Allow the tides of the sea,
To cease their very flow,
Yet even then know other
Soul can take his place,
For we belong together,
Always, for to know him is to love him.
May the sky crash, descending
Into the ground below,
Behold allow the night to swallow
The light of dawn itself.
But never will I leave him at
Any price, for to know him,
Is to love him.
Beyond death's icy grip, even than
I'll wait on the distant shore, avoiding
The seeking light of the lord himself.
For my loves devotion is vowed in promises
For to have known him, is to love him.


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Every Second We're Away

Every second we're away,
We grow stronger everyday
Until that day will finally come
When we know it's okay
And we will rest in each other's arms
In peace from God above,
No longer missing one another
Because we're together;
Built forever in each other's love.

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These Walls I Built

Stuck in the prison of my own life,
I dodge behind these walls I built.
And inside is a demon covered in guilt
And shame so thick you can't see his eyes.
God, please help me to see
No matter what, You will always love and be with me.
Thank You Father for everything.
In Jesus' Name,
We pray.

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A Departing Memory

I know you.
Candles lit, incense fuming,
You like it when I bite your neck, just hard enough.
Blankets thrown about the room
So recklessly, they refold themselves.

And we roll down a hill together,
Kissing the leaves, tickling with our eyes,
Laughing with our hearts.
"You'll just leave me for the next girl you find."
"Yes," I say. Because only
Lasts forever.
And it spills through the cracks in your hands
The moment you grasp it.
Like water from a stone.
She bites my neck
Drawing lines of ecstasy down my back with her fingernails
Spilling into me, fighting my words.
"I leave when the sun sets."

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This Is The Love

Stand up and shake;
Feel the rhythm in your heart.
Ignite those pants;
We get up and dance.
God on our mind,
Eternity in our souls;
Feel the chills of those bones.
It's the hope.
Open those closed doors:
Into Heaven we go,
Welcomed and forgiven.
Here is the love;
Let's dance!

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Love Built By God Above

You are in my heart wherever I go;
You I will never let go.
You are with me always;
You I am always.
This is love.
Build by God above,
This is love.

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All Of The Children In The World

Lord God Almighty!
I pray unto you.
Protect all of the
children in the world.
Be they red, yellow,
brown, black or white;
I know they are all
precious in your sight.
Protect all of the
children in the world.
Hallelujah and Amen!

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A Special Kind of Love

An unbreakable bond is what we share
Our love is genuine and rare
Beautiful memories of you and I
Laughing, smiling and joking
Unafraid to be ourselves
We are mother and daughter

Openly talk about whatever is on our mind
We fully trust one another with our deepest thoughts
We are best friends
How awesome is that?!
Never have to pretend
We can just be ourselves

We love each other unconditionally
Occasional attitude
Moody ways
And those not so good days,
Will never change the way we feel
Our love is one of a kind

We don’t always see eye to eye
But we communicate to make things right
Never stay upset with one another for too long
For our love is much too strong
An undeniable bond

You are my daughter and I am your mother
Always there for one another
Fully supporting and encouraging each other’s dreams
Uplifting, never discouraging
We are each other’s biggest fans
We are one

Kiss and hug each other on a daily basis
Show each other love and appreciation
I’ m an image of you and you’re an image of me
We are very special to one another
Mother and daughter is what we are
We Are Each Other’s Heartbeat!

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We look in the mirror
our reflections no longer intact
Jagged pieces of our souls
scattered in the wavy glass
as the sun slowly sets
on our dying dreams

You turn to me
I look in your eyes
I once called them a poet’s eyes
So vibrant     So emotive

You reach for me
I touch crystal tears falling on your cheek
We make something     I won’t call it love
An act of desperation    of self-preservation
as our last light slowly eases into dark

Hands clutching    fingers splayed
feeling for that remembered spark
Our bodies touch    retreat
strain towards absolution

Desire meets denial
Ecstasy embraces misery
Pulses race   hearts pound
until we feel each beat

Your eyes look beyond me
I cover my body with a corner of the sheet
Too much between us 
for meaningless words    trite  empty phrases

We quietly let the sun
as it softly slides into slumber
draw the curtain
on this     our finality

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Stuck In The Struggle

Sometimes I get stuck in the struggle
And I forget that this life is real,
Full of real love,
Full of real people,
Full of real strength,
Full of real faith.
Look around
Because this is real.
Welcome to reality;
This is God's amazing life!

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circle gets the square

 A  is for algebra, where numbers are represented by letters
 B  is for base, a base ten number  system is much better

 C  is for circle, it goes round and round
 D  is for degree, in a circle, 360 are found

 E  is for equation, an assertion of the equality of two expressions
 F  is for fraction, it's the ratio of two expressions

 G  is for graph, a diagram showing the relationship betwen two numbers
 H  is for hypotenuse, a triangle's longest side, easy to remember

 I   is for integer, positive or negative numbers that are whole
 J  is for justification,  proof of a solution, so  I'm told

 K  is for kilometer, that's almost a mile
 L  is for line, it has one dimension and can go on for a while

 M  is for median, the most common value in a group
 N  is for numerator, its the top number in a fraction, like a hoop

 O  is for octagon,  the number of sides are eight
 P  is for pentagon, it has five sides  and that's great

 Q  is for quotient, the result of a division
 R  is for ratio, the relationship between two expressions

 S  is for square, with equal sides of four
 T  is for triangle, it has three sides, no more

U is for unit, a standardized quantity
V   is for volume, the quantity of a three dimensional entity

W is for whole number of which there are a lot
X is for x- axis, the horizontal axis for  coordinates , a plot

Y  is for y- axis, the vertical axis  a coordinate system brings
 Z  is for zero , it's not  even one thing

We talked about fractions. circles, and squares
Next, we'll explore lions,  tigers,  and bears

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Dead Love

I tried
The same reason I cried, I died inside.
Imagine the life I live without feeling, I feel the emptiness.
You filled me up, drew a smile in my heart though you never loved me, No we never loved each other, we just got complicated together.
The space between mind and soul u filled it up wrestling with the pain that was left by the same one I’m running back to.
He tore me left for you to mend it, you did it, I let you.
You did me, I loved it.
We did us, and lost it.
I’m here for you, she’s there too.
You made me happy, put me together, showed me the passion a woman could kill for.
I died for.
When I hear your name it warms me, your face blesses me.
The way you laugh, the gap between your teeth, the confidence in your step, 
The look in your eyes that strips me compliments and pleases me.
I see forever in your eyes, no secrets, no lies, unbreakable ties.
Forever together, without me.
I tried
The same reason I lied, I hide inside.
I am not enough to hold you down; the stray in you defeats my power.
A majestic aura of supremacy you bring with you as I let you take over my weaknesses I want to hold your hand, let go and hang onto your heart, slip and fall deep in your love, dive and drown into your soul...
How do I begin to imagine the loneliness of not having u with me? 
If I could call u my forever I would, but right now I can never but only ever wish.

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My sweetheart

My sweetheart
Cover me
Be as textile of warm love
filling my breathes
Sing for me
Utter my words
Be as cloud of my heart
Raining my tones
Don't be like thorns of flowers
Wounding my dreams
You are the dancer of the first love
You are pulsation of the motionless sea
You are the light
You are the magic
You are the world of oblivion
My sweetheart
This is a pub and that is the place of worship
And this is my heart
Go wherever you want
Neither the night will ask you
Nor silence of eyes....

By Naji Almurisi

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A Feeling That I Knew Too Well

A feeling that I knew too well;
With every word you spoke I fell-
Falling deeper into the bliss;
Longing for your every kiss.

Without you here my heart grows fonder;
Around the park I start to wander-
And think about how you make me feel-
The longing starting to become surreal.

Giving meaning to my life,
You lift me up from pain and strife.
I thought it was a feeling that I knew-
But with your guidance the passion grew.

Spiraling up with every touch-
Never wanting to leave your clutch. 
Waiting for your familiar glance-
Missing you with every chance. 

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Naked Embrace

Naked, embrace
Entwined, as one
Two hearts, beating in time
One rhythm

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Shadow trees

Shadow trees 
On gentle breeze, heave 
and lip the edges of a sanctuary 

Hallowed space, of union graced 
In liminal hour 
where dappled light plays cupid to our delight 

Crepe paper garlands 
Seek to adorn us 
Fugitives in search of respite 

No penetrating eye should moot 
this canticle to umbral shine 
nor prick the virtue of our plight 

Unsteady mood of solace and peak 
Shadow trees 
In boundaries you speak 
as we move on the fringes of the night -
Let me keep time 
damned blue midnight

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To be absolutely certain To be firmly convicted in principle and belief Is the scariest feeling of all But, like all feelings, it never lasts The conviction stays, but the mind wanders Deep into the zones of ostensible comfort Where it rests merely to frenzy Into the streets of opposition Straight into the absolute wrong But the feeling never lasts It returns to the minute certainty The mind becomes determined in the conviction it has embraced And the best feeling rises above the initial fear: Gratefulness

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Halloween-ish Memories

Halloween-ish  Memories
For Suzy Von Geldern

I miss you most of all at Halloween.
The way you'd greet the 'little munchkins'
as you called them, and praise them
for their costumes.  With your laughing eyes 
you'd feign surprise or fear -then invite them
 to take candy from a basket  by the door.

“I  vant to bite your neck.” you’d say,
with the empasis on ‘vant’ and we’d all giggle
in our costumes and delight in the escape.

Why, you'd make the hallway dark and spooky
with a  flickerin'  Jack O Lantern- 
a pumpkin face that Ned would carve each  year.
My mind fills with memories of the plastic ghost of Dracula 
hung each year  in that same spot on that same wall-
We’d pull the chord repeatedly 
to hear  the awful moans . 
 Yes! It really is at Halloween,
 I miss you most of all

Halloween Contest

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A Man's Point of View

A Man's Point of View

Oh woman you exist 
To feed my soul
And nourish my heart
With your full embrace

I savour the taste
Of your strawberry lips
And inhale the aroma
From your creamy skin

Oh woman you exist
To feed my eyes
And nourish my mind
With your pure wisdom

Without you my existence 
Would be cold and raw
A meal much lacking
In a full, satisfying flavour

Oh woman you exist
To feed my passion
And nourish my body
With your sweet essence

I drink deeply from the cup
You fill each day 
With your sultry smile
And sparkling eyes

Oh woman you exist
To feed my desire
And nourish my thought
With your feasts of fancy

With steady hands
You stir my spirit
And raise me up
To higher peaks

Oh woman you exist
To feed my inner child
And nourish my aching limbs
With your tender touch

My hungry thoughts
Return each night
Satiated by the warmth
Of your velvet skin

Oh woman you exist
To feed my life
And nourish my senses
With your presence

I exist to savour
All that is you

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We are Lovers

Throughout history, we are lovers
Throughout history, we are soul mates
We are Romeo and Juliet
We are Anthony and Cleopatra
We are Lancelot and Guinevere
We are Tristan and Isolde
Scarlett O' Hara and Rhett
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert
Pocahontas and John
Jayne Eyre and Rochester...
Blended inside one another
Melted inside one another
Two hearts are one
Two souls are one
Throughout the ages
Throughout eternity
Forever was
Forever shall be...

You and I
The sweetest symphony,
and if there were to be
another life
than the one that we now live,
I know your soul would find mine
We would be 
the next world renowned lovers,
our names immortalized 
in the books that will be written,
for a love like ours,
this passion we share,
defies the boundaries of time
It's a living entity
infused with heaven's light
and its longevity

You and I
We lived; we live; we will live,
for we are the embodiment of love
We ARE love
You and I
Love's sweetest refrain
Yesterday, now, and forever

YOU and I

Collab between Tim Ryerson and Eileen Ghali
For Carolyn Devonshire's Contest
Past Lives
June 25, 2014
* A fictitious write

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A Love Letter

A love letter,
so full of words,
so full of beauty.

A love letter,
me reading alone on a park bench,
while I form tears in my dry eyes.

A love letter,
which takes me to a place,
of peace and brings joy to me.

A love letter,
that has no boundaries,
that shows a stranger's true feelings.

A love letter,
taken words put together,
to read a poem of glorious beauty.

A love letter,
that shows that someone loves you,
and it brings a smile on my face.

I go on home,
sit at my desk,
look at the sweet love letter
marked with a red kiss.

A named penned in curseve,
The "I" is dotted with a heart,
makes my heart leap from the chest.

I sit there,
light a cigarette and stare at an empty page
from a lonesome notebook.

I pick up my pen,
and I transfer all my emotions onto the paper,
to create love and art to show my love in return.

Then I shall go to a simple, but beautiful garden
and pick two roses that have already picked themselves,
and take them to the creator of this love letter.

A love letter,
so strong with words put together,
expressing true emotion.

A love letter,
so strong in its own world,
it brings strangers together and makes them love forever.

A love letter,
so sweet and so divine,
that any man prays for a love letter to appear on his doorstep.

A love letter,
beauty and harmony,
that brings people closer togther.

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Distance - Each Time We meet

My heart always skips a beat
My eyes look up to meet yours
It feels so surreal – you at my door
Your arms open wide – embrace
Strong, tight – like not letting go
Its then that the world is outside
All I see, feel and desire is right here
Like a flower that absorbs life from the sun
You are the sun energising my soul
It just wants to burst with excitement
Every second I am with you
Like bare feet quick stepping hot beach sand
Like dancing under the water sprinkler
Singing out loud with the windows down
I could fly if only I had wings to glide
I’d take you on the most amazing sky ride
You see the happiness in my eyes
Extending from my smile, my inside – out
Of all the people one meets in their lifetime
It’s rare to find someone who touches you 
Connects with you - touches you right inside
My thoughts and my feelings so clear
A lifetime of defences built – fallen to the floor
As you just walked straight through each door
Locks click open, inviting you to explore
Everything about me and all that I am and could be
You are the air that I need to breathe – to be me
Because knowing you in this world completes me
So when we meet again – my heart will skip
My eyes will once again look up to meet yours
It will feel surreal – you at my door
We will embrace so tightly not letting go
Door closes behind – the world outside
You and me
Right here
Right now

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Hills are not for Kings

Feelings of
resentment, I
spurred my
immaturity, my old
man, bestowed his
lousy gift of
unwanted knowledge.
taking from him
ungratefully, these
lessons were for
life and patience, I
saw as he worked the
entire world.
From basketball
grounds, to going to
my bedroom, home
court advantages all
his, sitting on his

Angers swelling high
Embarrassment had I 
My day would come

 Early years had I
that passed,
enduring all those
moments, feelings
almost every day, I
grew numb
I, believing for
long stints, life
does not care for
happiness such as
mine, and I gazing
at the man of the
hour every hour
like royalty, taking
my defeats less like
a man, more like a
subject would he
ever pass the

Spending those
I appreciated more
In the coming years

I watched five
o'clock shadows,
form on the court,
his face, our
memories, I felt new
kinds of sadness to
Getting closer to
his score,
understanding his
game more each day,
I panicking, so used
to being the loser
thought those days
would never end, a
mentality to fail
once more might
revive our spirits

Mutual respect
Changing of the
guard had come
All so bitter sweet

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Braid Hairs

Why are you so devilishly addicting?
I come back from you,
It looks like I'm on drugs:
High and drunk,
Out of my mind.
The demons inside us braid hairs
Until we're peaceful meadows apart,
Nuclear wars together.

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I lay my tender heart

I lay my tender heart at your feet
and my soul and very being I surrender
My desire and quest
to fill your heart with joy
and summer
by the sweetest of emotion and affection.

To stand by you
to provide and protect you
a bond so strong nothing can tare it apart
until death do us part
and later
we meet once more
in a much better place
once again

Peter Dome. copyright.2012.

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if i were an IPod

if i was an iPhone or maybe even an iPod
you would turn the speakers up just to hear me speak 
and we'd talk
if i wasn't just a dog

i would be with you all the time
and we'd even go for long long walks at night
if i could be something else that could be seen
then maybe you would see me 

if i was a TV 
maybe you would pay more attention to me
or even if I was just the remote control
i would be the one you always want to hold 

if i was your Xbox or even just a video game
then you would sit with me instead 
and we could play games together everyday day

if i was your brand new car 
together we could drive under the stars
and as long as i can ride with u 
i dont care how far we go or what we do

if i was your best friend
i think of all the time we'd spend
but im just a stupid dog 
i'm cant even tag or post on your wall

but you were the one that picked me up 
you picked me out of all the other pups
and for that i wouldnt change you at all 
i will come every time my name is called

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the Human Seasons: Elements At War and Peace, Part IV


Each dawn, the cold steps back a pace,
And in the lengthening light the tender green steals up
Through the retreating ice and snow
As the lands rise fresh and free from the deathlike sleep again,
To play the full young mother dressed out in life itself,
Strolling through the warming, waxing sun.

Growth and generation give the lie
To the empty time so short before
Everything renewed proclaims its exoneration from stasis
And beauty runs riot, freed from its long waiting
To declare its immortality again.

And for he and she love grows anew
In the hopes reborn in the spring's thaw
The heart's slow healing gathers force with the blooming 
As they pull the threads of their lives back together,
Sewing them closer with trust and forgiveness,
Going on again in the thousand-odd ways
That make a single life of two.

Love trumpets again its smug triumph
Through the wakening world,
For it too is one of the old, strong forces,
The one that holds together what would fain break itself apart
To its own rack and ruin;
The ultimate surgeon,
Healing with slow steely cuts 
Cauterizing the strangely sweet wells of pain
With unquenchable fire
That burns,

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My Rage

A tornado tore through 
this place
Left us dazed and confused
You refused to stay while I refused to leave
Left this place in disarray
Let’s leave it as it is
you say
While I say let’s fix up
our space
At first, you said the opposite and
I thought different
Checked myself in the mirror
And began to listen to my heart
And your voice until
It stilled and you just stopped
Or maybe your voice is my heartbeat
It stopped ticking…
A tornado tore through this place
And in my mind we both are prisoners
You unleashed me from your life
As I kept you chained to my soul
A tornado tears through this mind
Shifts me to and fro
Memories upon memories in this
shabby space
Left me picking up these pieces
Of our life as they lay.
Trying to fix “us” when there is only me
Crying over “we” when there is no you
A tornado tore through this place here
Inside my heart
A gaping hole is there
Cold and dark
Picking up my shattered puzzle
Years later
Like pieces of glass from a faded picture
In our broken life.

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Wonders of my life

I can't help but wonder
I can't help it but I just have to look back
The scar's that I have healed
Every picture I have is so random
I could cry a river
I can't stop the anger within
How can I love and hate thee at the same time
You were supposed to be my shield but you burnt me
You were supposed to be my oxygen but yet you're my 
carbon dioxide
My heart feels like an Ice box
You're a part of me
You're my strength yet my weakness
You're past yet my future
You're my enemy yet my family
I hate you and i love you at times
You break me but yet you make me

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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!

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Be my life

When trees cry
Love dies
In your wounded heart
At night
Among colors of tears
I see nothing But your green eyes
Your eyes are my soul
Your heart is the perfume of my life
And you are the lamp of darkness
When I meet you!
When I hug your virgin soul!
This is you! !
Flower of spring
The beauty of days
Don’t leave me alone
Be the night covering me
Be the love protecting me
Be the eyes shutting my dreams
Be my life….

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Life Can Be Cruel

I cannot get into heaven
God I have tried!
Suicide is a double edge sword
Especially when you survive!
Walking the streets at night
Dazed and confused
Longing to be loved
When is Mum, coming for me?

"Does she still love me?"
"Does she still care?"
"Does she still think of me?"
"Does she wonder, where I am?"

I want her to come find me
I want her to say she 'loves me’
I want her to comfort me
I want her to take me home
And keep me safe
And not forget hat I exist
Like the way she treats me now

I wish God 
Could make my Mum
Magically appear
Making this hellish nightmare
On the street

“Send my Mum please!”
So, all this can end!
Before this last ray of hope
Diminishes for good!

I don’t want to become
The walking dead
Forever forgotten as if 
I was never born!
For this is the cruel, harsh reality
Of living life, feeling unloved
Uncared for, abandoned,
Left to fend for my own

A dangerous killer inside me
Eating away, at my soul
Something, no one can see
As I suffer in silence
My insides crippling!

Lost, alone and frightened
Weeping on a dirty
Graffiti park bench
Dirty tears
Rolling down my cheeks
Stuffing newspapers under my jumper
To keep myself warm

“What am I going to do?”

“Will I make it through the night?”
“Will I get raped and beaten?”
"Will I be left for dead?”
“Will I survive
To see another day?

“Is my life worth living?”

Please God, I beg of you
Have mercy now
Please show me the way!

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The Child

With curious eyes, we survey you
Desperately trying to see the conceal potential
The actuary
The cardiologist
The Judge
The pilot

With pleading eyes, we beseech you
Desperately trying to spare you future mishaps

With caring eyes, we comfort you
Desperately trying to see if you have learnt your lesson

With accepting eyes, we discover that YOU
are a bi-product of US!

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8:15 To Freedom

Do you hear the train a'whistlin'?
I wonder where she's a'goin'.
Can she be boundin' toward freedom?
Well, there's freedom in Jesus!
And that's all we need!

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A Man Eater She Was

Mom warn me of girls like you but I didn’t listen, 
You was out to search and destroy, 
A sheep with wolf clothing, 
How did you manage to keep the disguise? Wait I have the answer.

I can see how some insecurities, could play a role, 
Or even perhaps the strain of absent parent could be a factor, 
Or maybe the guy that was last did you the favor of leave a chain letter, 
But When I looked in your eyes how could you lie without even blinking, where is the remorse? 

I can see it now lust to add to a plus of size clothing, 
Brilliance over arrogance and time portray all, 
And time heals all, and when I look in the mirror, 
A better man I am and thoughts to thank her and now I can smile.

A man eater indeed, lust before trust was her deed.

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Your Love Is The Strongest

Send me to the darkest places;
That's where I feel You strongest.
A kiss and hug down the deepest alleys;
Never letting go, Your love is the strongest.

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When I Loved a Fisherman - for a friend -

We were sitting
In your house by the beach
And you were making us drinks

I think they were strawberry margaritas
I said to you
What kind of man
Drinks strawberry margaritas?

We laughed and laughed
Til we couldn’t laugh anymore
Tears running down our eyes

We shared a night
A perfect night
With some wine and then
We talked til the sun
Came up, and once again

Before I knew it
I had to leave
How can I leave
When all I want to do
Is stay
Here with you

But my man
You’re someone else’s man
And that’s not the kind of man
That I want to want

But I know, I know
That there’s things
In this life
That people can’t help

And darlin’
I can’t help it
I know
That this
Is how it’s supposed to be

And even if the timings wrong
I don’t care
Coz I’ve waited for
Far too long

For someone
Like you to
Make me smile again
The way that you do

Someone like you
There’s always someone
Like you

The one
That someone

That one who got away

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The Human Seasons: Elements At War and Peace, Part II


Bourne loosely through the chill gusts,
Disordered fragments of summer's life go hurried by,
Harried to their last resting places
Into piles of brittle, browning drifts
Scattered on the stiffening ground.
A cold sun, coursing ever more briefly
Across these hard, blue-white skies,
Presides above a sleeping landscape steeped in dying hues,
The last fanfare of the greens of life
Draining now into  starkness
As nature sheds her flesh and slows
To pose in cold stillness between her cycles
Of life and death,
Waiting, as winter's uncertain, barren bride.

In the house where the anger rang against the walls
The red thoughts of their minds have burnt away
To leave behind that sour feeling
That sinks to sorrow
Now that pride has stepped in to break the bridges
Of charity they might have built back to one another.

Between them those virtues which bind us all together,
The formalities and incidents
The long parade of small things that make up a shared life,
Go on together as always, in smooth procession day to day
The image of harmony exists,
Though not its substance.
They know from this the weight of the awkward silences
Falling between them now and again
Dropping like stones into the deepening pools
Of unspoken discontents forming in their hearts;
The ripples of sadness climbing in widening rings
To skim the surfaces of their speech
As the breezes blown down through the sapphire sky
Tear the detritus of summer's corpse from its enfeebled moorings
And fling the bits of yesterday's blazing beauty
Into pell-mell drifts against foundations and sills,
As spark-scattered frosts gather more thickly
With every lengthening night.

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Her hands shook
as they wheeled
him away.
Had his lips
been dry? 
Had his body
Had he longed
for a touch
against his
fragile skin? 
Could she
have done more
to relieve
his pain? 
Could she
have loved him more, 
needed him more, 
begged him more
to stay? 
Her head swam
in the deafening silence
of guilt and sorrow
as she
buried herself
for feeling

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The Perfect Woman

The Perfect Woman

She’d be fair to look upon, at your discretion of course
Grace would be her crowning glory, along with a tender heart
Kindness would rule her deeds when meeting others needs
Gentleness would rule her tongue, even when miss-pleased  
She’d rule her domain with cleanliness, an attribute shared in deed
Temperance I’d think a must, along with the ability to trust
She’d be partner, not slave, surely a two-sided attribute worn
You’d hope of course she’d be a good cook, aprons worn by two
Anger would be short to rise; even yours should abide this rule

A companion, a lover, a friend, who’s sharing wouldn’t smother
She’d be the one, you’d be most proud, 
to present to your father and mother

By: Debra Squyres  2/10/13  For: The Perfect Woman members contest

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In My Community

Our Ancestors fought to the death,
Just so we can live a brighter day,
So before you light up that blunt of meth,
Think about what you’re giving away,
It was a glad day in history when Obama rose to victory,
The first black president was all we knew,
Dark skin is in!
Haven’t you heard?
That even in our community, 
You can get burned,
It’s a sad day when people would rather stay home and “Crank That Amber Cole”,
Than get up and run to a poll,
In our community,
Rockin’ Luis V is better than having a college degree,
And teen pregnancy is not only a trend,
But the single motherhood that follows should end,
Young girls learn of a wonderful prince to take them away,
Nothing should change thought their mothers prince didn’t stay,
And as the tears fade away,
She grows stronger every day,
In our community,
Fighting is no longer a word,
You argue with someone and shots are heard,
Girls showing places the sun don’t show,
So how do they expect the community to grow?
Where love is a figment of imagination,
Making a young child question her creation,
Young mothers would rather buy the iPhone 5,
Then satisfy her baby’s cries,
While her new man’s eye,
Wander up another girl’s thighs,
In our community,
Where #team dark skin vs #team light skin,
Makes others not love the skin they’re in,
Love, lust, hate, and trust,
Giving a rose on Valentine’s Day is no longer a must, 
Where bad is good and good is bad,
Who would think to see their grandmother sad?
Her hurt and pain,
Shows how our community has lost everything her parents fought to gain.

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Alone In This Quiet, Perfect Home

Bedroom door is closed;
I'm feeling so alone.
Even though I'm laying bed,
I don't feel like this is home.
Even though I'm laughing with my friends,
I still feel alone
Even in this quiet, perfect home.
Lord, we need You.
Thank You.
In Your Name,
We pray.

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

 I felt my finger nails digging into his back 
What an intensified sexual moment 
I never knew that tears could roll 
Down the cheeks of a robust man 

he wept! he sigh! he came 
Again, and again and again 
was it a sportsmanship or 
an injury cat on a Hot Tin Roof? 

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My Love Intended

My love intended for the girl of my dreams,
she walks from side to side,
not knowing that I walk alone.

She is beautiful than any other thing in this simple world,
everything around her shakes and trembles
as she walks on by without a spare of a passing glance.

The wine is drunk
the last cigarette smoked,
the pain of heartache gone away.

It feels good to see her go my way,
to take the pain with her away from me,
as I sit in the wayward cafe on the river of ashes.

A beautiful girl she is mine,
but that course of life shall no surpass mine,
and my heart beats and takes me away
in hope of falling in love.

Irony of love and hate,
it is similar in many ways,
as I sit and think of her.

She angers me,
but when the vail of anger falls over my eyes,
the passion of love enters my mind.

Come now, take me away,
hold me in your beauty,
and love me with your gentle body.

Go into the gardens,
where the nightingales sing,
and sit at the patio's crossway.

Watch the artists paint pictures of the garden,
watch the writers write about the garden,
and watch us go and pick flowers in the garden.

The air smooth and wind breeze calms the nerves,
the pain of my sorrowed heart is soothed,
by her sweet intellegence and beauty.

Her eyes, orbs of blazing sunlight,
blind me with the beauty of her beauteous face,
her lips and skin smooth and pure.

She is glorious,
My love she is the dream girl,
who comes and takes my nightmares away from me.

As I sit on the park benches,
I light my last cigarette,
and reminicse on the days with my love.

I close my tired eyes only for a moment,
and the moment is gone,
my beauty is gone.

The tears are all gone,
the pain has gone,
the feelings of everlasting love are all gone.

Where did it all go?
Where did my beauty go?
Where did my love go?

All gone now, all gone now,
as I grow old,
the feeling of death takes me by surprise.

The park bench is cold,
the cigarette is burnt out,
I am longing for a drink.

I lay in a wayward cafe
drink a coffee and talk to myself
discussing a book of poetry.

Looking over to the right
I am blinded by beauty once again
this time this is no dream.

Alas, my dream girl came
that appeared in my sunny pleasure dome,
who has walked barefoot in the gardens of my mind.

She sat with me,
I looked at her
and we smiled together.

We held hands together,
and dreamed together,
forever and ever.

Love everlasting,
everything everlasting,
cigarettes smoked together.

A cloud over our heads
in the shape of a heart
my love.

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Living in the Nation

You made a choice,
You broke the mold,
You raised your hand
Now you’re living bold
	Oh, yes!  You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

You turned your back
On pain and lack.
You said “No, thanks,
I’m not going back!”
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

When everyone else
Was still asleep,
You opened your eyes
And took a peek.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

You saw the path
You made a way
You challenged fear
Now you’re here to stay.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

Mama said “NO!”
Daddy said “No!”
Sista said “No!”
And so did your bro.
	Oh,yes! They did
	Oh, yes! They did

But you turned your back
On mediocrity and lack,
Said “Oh, no! This is it!”
I’m done with  trouble
I don’t miss pain
I’m looking for joy
Personal growth and gain.
	Oh, yes! You did.
	Oh, yes! I did.

Yeah, you turned your back
On sorrow and lack
On worry and grief
On fear and blame
You took the steps
You  fought the fight
Then you stormed the stage
On Saturday night!
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

You had a four step plan
In the palm of your hand.
You fought your fear
Courage brought you here
	Oh, yes! It did!	
	Oh, yes! It did!

Now you’re happy and bold
You broke the mold
You’re living large
Fighting the fight
Taking your cruises
Changing your life 
You’re done with the bruises
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

You’re soaring now
Taking life higher
Nothin gonna hold you
Did what we told you
	Oh, yes! You did!
	Oh, yes! I did!

The warmest of the warm
Came along for the ride
Shoulder to shoulder
They stand by your side.
	Oh, Yes! They did!
	Oh, Yes! They did!	

Mama said “No!”
Daddy said “No!”
Sista said “No!”
And so did your bro.
	Oh, yes! They did!
	Oh, yes! They did!

You know it don’t matter
Roaches gonna scatter
You got  new familia now
Go on, take a bow!
We got elevation
	Heart elation
We’re all one family
Livin in the Nation!
	Oh, yes! We did!
	Oh, yes! We did!

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Like the frightened Jackrabbit, I run away from Love

Jump up and down like a jackrabbit
running through meadows
running from what?
Could it be heartbreak,
a venemous snake that hides in the grass,
hiding with fangs ready to pierce the tender skin
upon the tight, bronze flesh of everyday life?
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye now!
I need a vacation a long way away from the faceless smiles
and ignorance of young girls, who don't look at you,
who don't show you love and respect.
Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye now,
as jumping spiders hop everywhere, crawling eight legs around me
my soul black like carcoal, but my heart still beating
slower this time, not like the days before
and like the jackrabbit running from anything and everything,
I run to seek love and vanish away from the empty voids
that people call, their souls.
Recording a film with no tape,
talking to a woman you love, but not having the guts to tell her how you really feel
Jump my boy, like a jackrabbit, take my advice
tell her before she leaves
turns down the endless avenues of endless dark love
the trees grow taller, taller than you
and you sit there feeling away yourself die, missing out in life.
I cannot see you lose your love.
Say it, say it, Say it!!! Tell her! Tell her! Build the guts up!
Build up the courage, tell her how you feel. Take her by the hand and never say goodbye! Never say goodnight, stay with her till the flight comes in the morning
of the first rays of sun shine through your dorm room take her and love her!
Do not be like me, the jackrabbit! I see no happiness
Reading poetry it makes me sad,
to write of others falling in love and I never finding the one.
People tell me, you'll find yours, have hope
but I am a frightened little jackrabbit
who flees from sounds of deep emotions, not having courage to fall in love,
not building the guts up to tell her how I really feel.
She walks alone, I find my oppertunity and sing my love song
She smiles and moves on,
please tell me I cannot fight anymore.
All I have to say is Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
I need a vacation
to go to some sandy beach on an island of love
and write and write and write, the same poetry that depresses me
but makes you all fall in love with words!
Fiction about love stories, please kiss me
Blue eyed death comes, plays a game of chess with me
I bet twenty, he bets my soul
Kiss me death, the only love I'll ever get,
besides my poet friends who kiss my ass
Listen to my heart, truely, I don't write of beauty
I write for the sorrow soul, the fleeing jackrabbit
running away from love.....

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Losing Myself

I cry myself awake
In the middle of the day
Because of a decision I made
Not to spend time with you.
And now everything I am
Is falling apart into pieces;
I feel like I am losing you
Because I am losing myself.

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Your Touch

Sitting here thinking this through, What happened to me and you? dont want to loose your touch, you have no idea, this hurts so much. I love you more than you'll ever know, the last thing I want is for you to go. Why is this the way it's gotta be? Wish you knew what this is doing to me. We lay side by side, never out of sight. Yet I don't remember the last time you held me tight. Miss the way you look at me, Miss the way it used to be. Look at me, what do you see? Why is it always me who, reaches out for your touch, you're right here and yet I miss you so much. I wish you knew what this is doing to me, what happened to what this used to be?

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Beautiful Children

Singing around in love;
Smiles built from the ground.
Holding hands in the dance;
Laughing with brothers and sisters,
All in His Glorious Name.
Throughout His perfectly sculpted land:
Look around because this is it;
Look around because this is love;
Look around and know, understand, comprehend,
Rejoice because you are perfect;
You are God's beautiful children!

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Soul Beat

Run into my heart;
Run right into my arms.
I will never let you go;
I am yours forever, please know.
You make my soul beat;
You bring me back to life.
God, thank You for this love;
God, thank You for this life.

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The Hole In Me

The Hole in Me
There’s a fist-sized hole inside me
Bitter air blows through it
Listen to it keening
It’s where my heart used to fit

It flew away long ago
Looking for kinder shores
It waved to me as it lifted up
And smiled sadly
As if it didn’t want to go

I reached up 
To try to pull it back
But it was out of my grasp
Hearts have a mind of their own

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The sea never assassinates its friends

Your eyes betrayed me
Made my tears sink
In the sea
But which sea?
A sea of love
Or a sea of illusion
A sea of darkness
Or a sea of feelings
A sea walks
Or a sea flies
A sea laughs
Or a sea cries
Which sea does not appreciate tears?
How tears sink?
And they were created from the sea
The sea is friend of tears
Friend of love
Friend of feelings
Friend of the night
Even the moon
Adores the sea
Sleeps among its waves
The sea never assassinates its friends
In the jail
Robbers are hiding
And in my heart
Lovers are hiding
And in the sea
Pearls are hiding
The sea never assassinates its friends….!

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To a Beautiful Stranger

Id like to think about the time when we first met,
Sometime about a year ago,
The words we said, our first exchange of hello's,
Something about, you know

I saw you just about all the time,
And suddenly because of you I was smiling again,
Though I can't seem to say when
You brought back the sunshine into my life,

And though it's hard to define certain things,
Even now it is still confusing,
what am I to you..
but I know what you are to me
And how much I care about you..

But I must hide the love in my heart,
Beneath a laughing face.
And though you think I probably never cared,
I doubt anyone can ever take your place...

I miss you so much..


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heart beat of life

My heart beats beat by beat 
while my life changes slowly
good things happen 
while the bad goes out the window to be forgotten

Love comes an you hope its forever
and will never fade slowly 
but will stay in your life until you die

one will come sooner then soon 
as she feels your life with happiness 
a baby you will love forever and never let go

the beat of your heart beats for the love
that you have always loved since high school
and then he comes and sprang you
 as he wants to be a part of your life
to he brings happiness and joy 

your heart beats beat by beat as life changes slowly 
enkoy life as you live until your heart says nomore

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My Nest

Love is my nest.
It holds me
where all the world I see.
It saves me
from the ground
which my soul will never meet.

Up in a forest tree
hunters scattering in threes
they'll never catch me
I have love.
I am perfectly happy.

relaxed I am
I do not stress
for there isn't life
without my nest.

who cares what's below?
I am above.
love is my nest
My nest is my love.

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The One For Eternity And Beyond

I don't know whether I'm in love with her,
Or am I just trying to free myself from being alone, 
I don't want to see her cry, 
I can't even imagine a world without her smile

Is she the One, 
Or is this just another obstacle, 
I don't mind ,
Because nothing's keeping me from her

I see bliss in her eyes, 
And I see her in my future, 
I think this it, 
The truest form of love

May the Master of All Things Himself guide me, 
I beg of You to make me see,
Whether what I'm feeling is true or not,
Or whether I'm just afraid to be alone

Solitude has never bothered me ,
But now I see her and think of it, 
I will lose a long time friend, 
Yes , I will throw away anything for her

For heaven's sake I'd lose everything for this girl, 
She's the bliss I feel every morning,
I see her as a reason for my existence, 
The purest flower in all the fields

I love her, 
And I don't fear love anymore, 
I'm willing to be hers,
If she's willing to be mine

For an eternity I wish to keep her, 
For her I will give her all the stars in the sky,
I love her and I will care for her, 
For all of eternity and beyond.

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Look at me

Look at ME!
I hold your gaze for untold amounts of time,
When others try to talk with you,
I’m so important,
That sometimes you won’t even look away from me,
When you see me, I am a window into the world,
A message from afar, limitless information,
I mesmerize you with my brightness and color,
Other things arent as important to you,
Other things need your affection,
But this bond we have is so strong, I have your attention most the time,
The world goes on around you but you hardly even notice,
Because to notice would reveal an absence 
An absence of romance, adventure and life,
I feel so special, if only I could feel,
I can tell you love me, but I can not love you back, for
I am, your smart phone, cell phone, I pad and computer,
look at me, look at me, look at me.

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When we first met
you said
all you wanted
was a lover and best friend...

Instead I became
your personal handyman
seemingly to repair
your past leaky ceiling relationships...

Maybe to super glue
the many pieces
of your broken heart back together
or oil your squeaky insecurities...

I spent much time
tightening nuts and bolts
in your suspicious mind
seeing they were loose...

But as of now
I'm hanging up
my hammer and tool pouch
no longer your handyman

I'm putting in
my two weeks notice...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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Why does life have to be so hard, especially in relationships
My heart really aches when I hear of someone having problems
I pray to God that He is there to help them out through the rough bumps in life
And hope God answers all their prayers
To reach out and hug that person would be a comfort
My prayers will be there forever for you

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A Lost Sheep in Godly Sleep

Inspired by Psalms 23:1-6 (enjoy, poets!!) :

v. 1-3 

I’m a lost sheep, hoping for a godly sleep 
LONGING for a delightful sleep 
In search of my beloved shepherd… 
I was willing to pray for some rewards to reap 
To pray for a heavenly dream…
Not a frightening nightmare…or I’ll scream! 
Now, I’m satisfied 
With godly sleep
I lie my head down
In green pastures 
That’s where I seek
God’s comfort…

The paths of righteousness
Renews my faithfulness

v. 4-6

I’m passing through the shadow of death…
In yield of Your staff 
The Lord whispers in my ear gently:
“Fear no evil, for I’m with you!”
To pick me up from the ground…
And heal me…I’m trying my best 
Let me have a moment’s rest
In search of Your Promise Land…Your nest 

Fill my cup with Your mercy
And give me a piece of your serenity…
A taste of sincerity...a slice of sensibility...
A flavor of integrity...

I beg You to take care of me…
And hand me a portion of eternal glee

You are my kindhearted, generous shepherd 
My comforter…my reliever
My God…I’m most certainly YOUR believer
You aren’t a deceiver…
I was once a downright nonbeliever

You are MY awesome God
I’m strengthened and comforted by Your rod! 

I’m walking Your narrow path of mercy and goodness…
I’m dwelling in God’s house~ 

I was once a lost sheep
Mourning night after night…
I used to forlorn day after day 
I’m alarmed and I’m yearning for Your light 
Your might…Your delight
To get through my plight…to fight the good fight
I used to weep bitterly in dismay 

I was once a lost sheep
But, now I’m enjoying my godly sleep
I’m skipping to and fro
In God’s green pastures…I lie…
I sing …I grow…I wander off…I fly…
I float…in God’s still waters – 
His PEACE will never die! 

He lifts me up on cloud nine
I’m a lost sheep in godly sleep
He nurtures me like His child – I’m feelin’ fine
I’m a joyful sheep in godly sleep

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Light To Dark

You think you’ve gone just far enough,

I could smile knowing you’ve gone far enough that you can’t go back again

You think you were careful but,

I’ve caught a glimpse of your true, wretched form

You think you can find a way into my good graces

I’ve seen what you are, monsters with a friendly costume

You can’t deceive me anymore and, I don’t consort with serpents

You think I’m a game to be played but, trust me, you could never win

Don’t underestimate me

You think I’m a joke but, trust me you won’t be laughing

You think I’m just talking myself up but, trust me, you’re the ones going down

My eyes took too long to adjust

Better late than never

It may take a monster to know one but, I promise my teeth are sharper than yours

My first reaction to the hideous revelation that was your form was to weep

Fall to my knees, maybe even wretch my heart from my chest and onto the carpet

Then I thought about the mess it would make

I decided the only blood that will spill, will be your own

I was not weak, but I had a weakness

A heart of soft gold stitched to my sleeve with care

No longer

Now my heart is a stone so heavy

I could kill at least two birds at once 

Being the nice guy is a thing of the past 

Thanks for freeing me of that softness

You thought I was all sunshine and delicate things

When really I had just been swallowing razor blades

Now that sun is setting and I hope you see it was you who were wrong

Can you feel my darkness coming, because it’s eager to hold you

If you thought I was the one who would just stand still or turn to run

Your gonna be the one with tired feet

I’m not sad anymore

Just sick with the plague of your lies

Contagious, and I’m looking for someone to kiss

Even angels can make themselves wicked

When we do, we take no prisoners

Still think I’m a game

This one is just beginning

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Perfectly you

You say you aren't perfect,
but look again and behold yourself; perfectly you.
Your tears be heavy-laden with guilt;
also remember, they glisten with remorse.
The sea water of the eye cleanses wounds old
and leads life to the good vulnerability
that teaches humility and belief.

Singing; your voice awakens the dawn
and dancing you set the moon.
Entrancing, you smile
and for a moment I glimpse forever.
Joy's child is your way
and grace is in your name.

Awake in the watches of the night
He watches your panic weeping;
wanting your day to soar 
and set twilight leaping.
Stars twinkle in sympathy,
and meteors lead sight to the other.
Come away with me my love and wink at suns.

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Second Chances

Tomorrow is a lie and the lie of tomorrow is
There will be a second chance to say 
All the I love you’s and miss you’s and
Everything that needs to be said
The lie of tomorrow rings with truth
All the words left unspoken and never heard
Whispered affections that will renew
Long lost relationships and connections
To you who is lost in transition
A wayfaring stranger to truth
Will there be another chance, a possibility
Of tomorrow or will it simply be
The lie of tomorrow to keep you company
Through the years.

August 8th, 2014
©2014 by Regina Riddle

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My Comfortable Chair

Like my special comfortable chair
I'm reassured your always there
when I need you.

Providing a comfortable cushion
against harsh ravishes and rigors
of life.

My sanctuary
my my love
my heart and soul
my wife
my life.

Peter Dome.copyright.2013.July.

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Side By Side

Oh it's a beautiful night!
The moon is full
And the stars are glowing
While the trees, with Earth's cool summer breeze
Start slowly blowing...

A campfire's flames are burning so bright
While a young couple holds each other tight
Warming their hearts, as these two lovers embrace
Traveling together, through time and space
Oh how tonight, with their love, they won't hide
Two lovers forever, Side By Side

Under the stars, both of them lay
They've been together, happy, all night and all day
Holding each other, a sweet caress
While green grass stains her pretty white dress
But no words, to each other, do they say
Happy just sitting Side By Side, knowing no other way

Gazing up at the stars
Breathing in the night
Them together with nature
A beautiful sight

All the years they've both struggled
And how they cried 
Has led them here tonight
It matters not now
As they'll lie here forever, Side By Side

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I Do Not Want To Be Afraid Anymore

I want to be your guardian.
I want to be your resort when you're at you're lowest, 
I want to be the wings to lift you to a safe haven.
I want to be the only existing thought in your head at night before you fall asleep.
I want to be the one to make you happy with yourself.
I want to fold you up and embrace every fiber of your being.
I want to protect you from everything, including yourself and me.

I do not want to be the object holding you back in life.
I do not want to be what you waste your time on,
doing all of the above mentioned things,
when you could be spending your time on meaningful things.
Such as loving yourself. 
I do not want you to know as much as you do about me,
my weaknesses, the struggles I face daily with myself and my inner demons.
I do not want you to know these things because I'm scared.

I'm scared of you using these against me some day.
I should be afraid, or at least I think I should,
because that's all that everyone else has taught me to be.
I do not want to be afraid anymore.

Of course I really do want to be what you waste your time on,
and of course I really do want you to know all the things you know about me,
I'm just afraid.
I do not want to be afraid anymore..

I thought being with you would fix me, would mend my broken pieces.
I was wrong. You can help me, but only I can entirely fix myself. I am afraid.
I'm afraid of change, I'm afraid of being so dependent on you.
I do not want to be afraid anymore.

I guess I don't know what I want.
Because the only thing I've spent my time on wanting for the last year at least, is you. Every little thing about you down to the cute little
mole above the right side of your lip. The little hairs that develop on your chin if you don't shave for a couple of days.
Everything about you drives me crazy. You possess all the things I look for in a person
and I didn't even know I wanted all of those things until I met you. 
You've treated me better than I ever imagined I deserved to be treated. 
I could never fathom I deserved to be treated with such kindness,
because all I've ever known is the hatred from myself.
I don't know what I would do without you in my life.
I'm scared of what would happen if you weren't there.
I do not want to be afraid anymore.
Hopefully, I don't have to be.

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Gift Of Mortality

An earthly existence
A universe beyond my minds, comprehension
I die
I rise
Life lessons reviewed
Homeward bound
I am not lost, after all!
I am a willing participant
Serving, the Father, of all creation
His son combined, ‘producing life’ as we know it
Representing them, in everything I do
I am nothing, without Love!
My heart full of faith, loyal service I give
Learning how to unconditionally serve, as the Father unconditionally, loves me
Worshipping our Divine Creator’s existence
Choosing to live, moment to moment
Being as one with ‘Our Universal Father’
No physical permanency
My physicality, disappearing
My mortality existence, I let go of
Death temporary
My spirit alive!
Relief, Peace
‘I am only passing through!’
A unique, experience of mortality 
A gift, I am blessed to experience, to live!

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The World Needs You, Lord

The world needs You, Lord;
We all need You too.
Alone, we battle and fall apart,
But we live joyful freedom with You:
Created anew in Your perfect image;
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,

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His wife and mother I would be

-His Wife and Mother I would Be-

I would love being a sheep like a mother
Whose thrust is for the betterment 
Of her husband and her children
Than being an arrogant goat of a wife
Who’d keep scolding and nagging at her spouse

I would rather be that humble and patient lady
In my husband house where he yells out and murmurs 
Than being a tough and thug wife and mother 
Who’s in every neighbor’s black book and bombshell.

I would rather be a virgin holding up with my stands
But if not corroborated and acceptable at home 
Would sacrifice it all 
For the sake of my love and my brood.
For there is nothing worth having and giving out for
Than a devoted husband, a family and a good home

I’d love being one of those wives who trade no word
With their men and who take them as to their hearts.
Would pierce not, greed not and humble all through my life
And would await that heavenly reward in the eternal life.


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A glow of your first kiss

Love poem for Pamela John

Though it was as quick as a flash light
And as light as plucked feathers
That even a lazy wind would have
Swept it away with ease
Still on my lips glows your first kiss

A silent audience of multitudinous stars
Witnessed as we held each other tight
On that September night
And can testify how warm we felt
Yet the freezing air of a dying winter

And maybe there were astronomers
Riding on the moon
With cameras and binoculars
To capture that historic moment
And preserve it on great books of astronomy
For we are stars too living on planet earth

Bojosi Ditshwele ©

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Will You Marry Me

I love the way you look when you are happy;
your teeth glowing in the moonlight, and your
laughter cheering up everything I know.

I love the way you smile;
it is the sweetest thing I have ever seen
under the Sun.

I love the way you look at me;
they have a way of inviting attention
without any speech.

I love the way you hold a child;
it is as though it is your own.

I love the way you shed tears as you watch
a soap opera; I console you with a cuddling
touch, reminding you it's just a play, and reminding
myself that I have a woman who can feel,
at the core of her soul.

I love the way you act when you are mad at me;
pushing me against the wall, and holding my
shirt as though you want to tear it; making me feel
like making love to you.

You are all I want in a wife; everything I prayed for!
Will you marry me?

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Being Resentful

This acrimonious attitude
Comes about with the realization,
That any hope you harbor for meaningful change,
Has become nonexistent.

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It started with just a hint of smoke, 
A whiff that made the nostrils flare, 
But raised no alarm.
It was fanned by every little slight
And look
And broken promise
And critical word.

No one noticed
When it finally caught.
The smolder now a flame
Licking up the wall
Of our lives.
It was tame, 

But it spread.
It snaked its way
Through each member
And no one seemed
To realize
How it rotted flesh
And poisoned air.

It blistered
And peeled way
Our dreams
Our hopes
Leaving scars
And immobility
In its wake.

Walking cadavers
In a gutted world.

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A Shoulder to Cry On

The shoulders to cry on are scarce
A man doesn’t like a wet soggy shoulder
Soaked with salty tears
And broken dreams
A face streaked with runny mascara
And the sound of sniffling 
No, shoulders to cry on are scarce

A man wants a happy faced woman
Eyes dazzling
Lips glossy tipped
Mascara in place
A pretty face
A body supple not crumpled
No sniffles but sighs
The kind that drive him wild
No, shoulders to cry on are scarce

If only he'd realize
That funny shallow guy
That a shoulder to cry on
Will give him in the end
A pillow to sleep on
That is soft and round
And the only other sound
Will be that of her sighs
And her alluring eyes
That drive him wild

All because...simply because
He's learned to be
In her time of need
The shoulder she cries on
Now in his time of need
She's happy to be
That breast that he lies on!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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Dog Park

She had stove top burners for eyes,
and every word she spoke bubbled
over slowly as if someone had left
                        too warm for me to get close.
My gestures were tepid and careful,
like a small boy meeting a strange
dog, alone in a park. Calm and reserved.
I presented compliments as if they
were the back of an open hand for 
her to sniff, and my lips shook.
                                     Afraid that she would bite.
She merely growled in disbelief;
A rabid jeer at the quiet remark of
an untrustworthy captor. 
She saw me as a threat,
but never turned away.
We were two animals
looking for comfort;
afraid to be burned
and yet too hungry to
let go of the flames.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.

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You Infuriate Me

Your actions so calculated full of anger
I have felt the sting of them time and again
Each time I am tricked to let you in 
I'm reminded quite quickly why I should not

I wanted to let you be in my life but over and over
Your actions lay one more brick on the wall 
Some people are just not safe to let in
You have proved over and over why to keep my distance

Your so cunning,nice and can be so kind
But the track marks you leave have changed my mind
I cant believe your just not very nice
Jealously, fear, I cannot figure the whys

I've tried so hard,I cried many tears
Over and over throughout my years
But each time I forgive you show me again
Why distance is better than being your friend

I sometimes wonder why your mind is not right
You just seem to get enjoyment watching others fight
The kettle your stirring so dark it can be
Drugging up things important to me

The pain you can cause cuts worse than a knife
The daggers you shoot take the thrill out of life
I pray that some day there's a reason behind
And you can be cured and move on with your life

Stop hurting the people your supposed to hold dear
All I can hope is this comes from some fear
Change your life get the help you need
Don't live for money materials and greed. 

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... And the bride came out
With a velvet wafting above her head
At her mother’s feet she knelt ,
She looked at her face and wept :

Mother : daughter of massive rock
In frontage of the envious ;
They wake up and can not headbutt it.
Today I will leave to join my groom
Bless me that I shall multiply
With the fruits of the womb.

Your love and teachings I will not forget;
You taught me godliness and cleanliness
You lavish your love on me and call me jewel;
Today I will marry my love , my man;
Pray for me that I will not meet trouble
In my next place of abode.

Oh mother , sweet mother
How can I forget my source ?
How can I forget  you mama ?
In the year measles reigned
And thousands of my mates
Left for the place beyond,
It was you that salvaged me.

When knowledge was in sky
You disposed all for my sake;
The year vampire attacked me
Continuously I cried out from  my sleep,
It was you that fought ; running helter skelter;
Oh mama, if I had not drunk you would not,
If I had not eaten , mama you would not either
But today I must leave to build my home 
Bless me that in love I will dwell.

How do I say farewell ?
How I wish I could say no
And stay glued to your caring hands
Where all my errors count not at all
But marry I must mama , pray form me
That poverty shall not be my portion.

The hour has come
When mama and daughter must part
Though I leave now in body 
I leave behind for you my soul ;
Wherever this union will take me
I promise you mama , I will not,
No , I will not forget the child 
Of who I am.

User’s name : Kayod5.
Contest         : Relatives.
Sponsor        : Judy Konos.

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Platonic Relationships

Platonic Relationships Look at the 1st quarter moon of the 7th Day of the 7th month in the naked sky. Japan celebrating Tanabata festival There! The two stars Vega and Altair Vega neglecting her weaving and Altair allowed the cows to stray. Dereliction in the case infuriated their King Vega and Altair separated by the Milky Way Vega succeeded in arousing the sympathy Was allowed to meet Altair once in a year Provided no rain on the eve of seventh To unite in the milky way-Scorpion region On the bank of Amanogawa river. Blinded by love like the stars Vega and Altair In the Bard Kalidas’s epic poem Meghdootam. So did lovelorn Yaksha in his duties to Kubera. Dereliction in each case infuriated the kings. Vega and Altair separated by the Milky Way Yaksha expurgated by separation for a year. From Alkapuri in the Himalayas to Ramgiri. Prospero proved wiser expiating Ferdinand By his log bearing as ‘trials of thy love’. Reducing Miranda as ‘rich gift’ or ‘acquisition’ Forever as compensation to Ferdinand’s pains?
============================= Date 3-1-14 Dr. Ram Mehta First Place Win in Contest: Appreciate Platonic Relationship by Poet Undertaker Explanations of foreign words in the poem: Japanese “Tana” means a shelf in English and “bata” is a transformation of “hata” which means a loom "weaving with the loom (bata) placed on the shelf (tana)", One popular Tanabata custom is to write one's wishes on a piece of paper, and hang that piece of paper on a specially erected bamboo tree, in the hope that the wishes become true. According to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, Yakshas : name of the Kubera’s servant Meghdootam: Megh (rainy clouds and Dootam means messenger)An epic poem written in Sanskrit in the year 400 A.D. by the great Indian Bard Kalidas – meaning cloud messenger Ramgiri ; a hill near Nagpur in Central India Alka: the name of the city in Himalayan region also known as Alkapuri Kubera: the God of Wealth in the Hindu mythology the Amanogawa (River of Heaven),

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In the rain I stand
pressed against your window glass,
warm and cold the liquid runs
where my tears mingle.
Do you see me here
longing for the warmth,
the embers stirred to flame
lighting the room
where she sits beside you,
appearing self possessed and free,
a fake-smiling  mannequin of me?

Why can't I turn away,
walk out of this self barred prison
into another, happier landscape?
Weeping wallflower, trembling, naked soul . . .
the jagged flashes push me closer,
bright hot lightening bolts of fear
flattening me against your wall.

September 9, 2014

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That I said -Yes I Do-

Just Because I Said I do

From her words I put out this,
Both in her words her wish is scoop:
“Whatever I do, this I, worth a note”
-She said she needs answers.
For nag I will not play the part,
But for proofs, I will play my part:
I will call you to order as your hobby,
Cos, two wrongs can never make a right.

This love, my lady, is all about understanding.
Though, you are pretty but lack comprehending-
You easily get abnormally obsess, and “let me help”,
You would totally ignore.
Another thing that baffles me about you,
Is the apathy in your pitch and words;
While I word pithy all through for you.
Your love you love throwing in the air,
Especially when you are annoyingly possessed
By things and actions not going your way.

I pity, the why I write
Cos never my strength and personality
To talk behind your back.
A piece of advice to “I want love to remain”-
Reshape, rebrand, reflect, and revive.
For nag I won’t play the part
But for proofs, I’ll play my part.
Your love you love throwing in the air,
Especially when you are annoyingly possessed
By things and actions not going your way.


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This is us

We act like we don’t care about anything or anyone
Like we don’t care about tomorrow
Like it doesn’t even exist
So simple yet so complicated our life is
We eat like we are paid to
We dance like we got diamonds in our knees
We drink like we’ll never do it again
We laugh like we got gold mines in our back yards
Yet we remain the same
Psychologically and physically
All other factors kept constant
We are the ever ambitious youth
Looking forward to a bright future
And we’ll surely have it
Don’t judge us from what we do
Or fail to do
Just sit back and watch
We got this

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unrequited love

Christ said to claim it in His name and it shall be given.
To praise the gifts of tomorrow and they will be revealed.
But even though my goal is pure
I feel like my heart is heavy in pity

The words I say aim to live like Him.
My true intent is to manifest His spirit,
to be as the the servant who died for my sins,
but my heart is lonely in this toil.

I wish to offer up this pain
and sacrifice my complaints to lead my loves
into a greater world of understanding.
But my body is numb from isolation

I plead with the world "Love me!"
Love me as me with out this changing.
Love me as I love you to erase the suffering.
If I am perfect as I am what is wrong with me?
Why can't you love me?
What happened over these years
that now I'm expendable? 
Why am I unworthy now 
but my deeds were good enough?

This world is lonely.
The leavings are long and goodbyes short.
Who will love me?
Who will understand that heaven is created
in the weight of our love?

My love must be wide
for we only bleed
as deep as we are willing to cut.
My tears have bled into a red sea.

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The Road

Suspended in perpetual animation
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
From hours of travel though inches gained
Spewed forth from the bowels of existence I stand
Before me lies the road

Like a pond turned solid by Winters touch
The road is wide, flat, smooth
No encumbrances to impede the journey
Cautious at first, testing the consistency of life
The trek of life begins on the road

It is not so bright anymore
Feet shuffle along in a redundant pattern
Knees skinned and bruised
Rocks, underbrush, thorns and ruts
These are the things that now fill the road

Alas, a fork and a place to rest
Up to now the choices where clear
Through mired with pitfalls the ground was flat
No twists, no turns no looking back
Things are to change depending on the road

Left or right, the choice seems easy
The right is blessed by being clear
The left appears to be less traveled
Skulls, cross bones and signs beware
Love and pain are to gain on the road

I have been meant to suffer
Life and family has taught me that
The left road I must take
The pain of absence of love already aches
Perhaps life shall end on this fragment of the road

The hand of God has made passage impossible
Wind, rain, sleet and hail
Tear are my flesh and blur my eyes
Bloodied and raw fingers grasp into the unforgiving Earth
Clawing my way up the grade that is now the road

Shrouded in disappointment and failure
I succumb to life’s journey
It is simply too hard without family and love
Face down the struggle ends
I release my grasp and begin the last leg of the road

Where is the bottom? Why have I not hit?
I quit, I have no more to give
Yet suspended like where it all began
What forces dare to interfere with the plan
For what reason to I remain on the road

It is not I that continues the struggle
Through slits of clarity wiped clear from tears
The vision comes into focus
There is one who feels I am worth the effort
It is my brother who holds me on the road

You are not a brother, blood of blood
Nay, you are a brother by choice
A man through unconditional love and conviction
Has purged the darkness, sorrow and despair
Saving my life and my soul, I am still here on the road

I have no tangible means of payment
Gifts and idle trinkets could never tender the amount I owe
The love I have and the embraces of family
It is what was given to me because I went left
The wounds healed and voids filled because of the road

Today the day is bright
Warmth surpassed only by the glow of love
Shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart
Life is worth living and good again
Because of our travels down the roa

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There is no other choice

we are all
our brothers 

there is no other choice 
for one
to keep 
oneself one

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A moment with you

For Charlotte Puddifoot's contest

If only time could for a while freeze
At least for this rare moment with you not to cease
So I can have more hours to read through verses 
Of this unending love poem published in your heart

If only time could just stay motionless
Like these hills our forefathers found and left here or
At least move as slow as the sand dunes in the kgalagadi desert
For this rare moment with you to perpetually exist

If this moment with you is as real as it seems
I swear it deserves to be a part
Of a hall of treasures within my heart

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Let her go
She tried to hurt you
Let her go
She tried to bleed you
Let her go
She tried to dent your ego
Let her go

She doesn’t deserve you
You are the sun
Blazing high in the sky
Devouring everything in your path
She is not even the moon
For she is unable to be
A mere reflection of you

You are the ocean
Boundless, strong, raging..FREE
She isn’t even the sea
Nor yet a stream
She is but a trickle
A trickle of a bad dream

You are a volcano
Shaking and quaking
Erupting with passion
Shooting out molten lava
That sears as it courses down
She isn’t even the ash
That you spew out of your mouth

You are the giant sequoia
Firmly rooted
Standing your ground
Withstanding storms
She isn’t even a branch
Let alone a twig
Dying to hold on
To cling to the tree

You are the mountain
Rising majestically
Piercing the sky
She isn’t even a tiny hill
No, she is a valley
A hidden valley of shame
That sun disdains to reach
To touch….to kiss
To bless with warmth and light

Don’t let her color your tomorrow
Don’t let her breathe in your yesterday
Don’t give her the pleasure of knowing
She has bruised you 
Used you
Abused you

Please, my dear friend
Precious and priceless
A living breathing feeling treasure
Yes, YOU
Only then can you embrace
The one who comes to you
Who will love you 
With sheer abandon of heart and soul
One who will laugh at yesterday and mock tomorrow
For her love is not hemmed in by time
No, it’s divine
The woman of your dreams
Who has heard your silent screams
Open your arms 
And let her come!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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Protective Love

Theories long forgotten, strategies of self interest predominant
The war of Forces, Principalities so dark, no man walks away untouched
My senses so keen I feel it all a mile away
I send the Angel's and it's all said and done in the breath of a second
Then a healing beam of light caresses me
The Angel's of God or a womans love
Both so deep and rare here
Both protecting me from the evil men devise against me
And I feel the force of love as they combine together
It relieves me of my worries and now I cling to the hope it gives
Be strong, be courageous, follow the soft gentle voice
As they light my path, As her inner beauty shines through I am just a cub in her arms
Just a sheep for the slaughter protect us both God

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What’s in a kiss? 
It’s not the stuff found in happy pills
I doubt GlaxoSmithkline can replicate this one
It’s the essence
It’s the ultimate good 
It’s the feeling you’d get 
Knowing you can jump off a building
 And fall gently to the ground like a feather
On a gold silken pillow
It’s the power to melt the metal cold heart of the devil
Down to liquid oil
Infused with the sweetest fragrance of love, passion
What’s in my kiss is oneness
With the creator, 
With the universe
Reminiscent of angels on clouds playing tunes divine
My kiss gives you the power to hold stars in the palm of your hands
I’ll kiss any tears you may have in mind
And you’ll experience sadness no more
For you, I’ll kiss the clouds on rainy days 
And bring you endless sunshine
My kiss brings the power to touch and feel what is abstract
I captured the beautiful turquoise of the ocean 
The gentle mist and breeze under warm sunshine
The melodic chirp of birds and dew drops from lush tropical flowers
And used these to punctuate
And complete the experience of what lies in my kiss
In my kiss lies my soul
My inner being
 My thoughts unfold 
As pure silken cloth
And comforts
That the reason behind this kiss is forever
And the ultimate aim is to capture the essence
You’ll have no questions of my feelings
Because you’ll know
You’ll feel
You speak, hear, breathe and be
You’ll know that when i gently pull you close to me
 and gaze feverishly into your eyes
 my fingers trace the contours of your face and our lips meet, 
our lives will never be the same
our lives will become one
our lives will become the essence
All this and more is what is in my kiss.

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I swear

When the cities sink nightly
In the sea of longing
I swear to drown in your depths

When you sleep
I swear to wander in your dreams

When you laugh!
I swear to melt in your breathes

When you cry!
I swear to freeze in your tears


In your eyes
I swear that silence is full of words

In your heart
I swear that love is full of wishes

In your lips
I swear that perfume is full of kisses

Far of you
I swear that world is full of darks..

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Love you

A flower blossoms in the presence of spring.
A log is set aflame in the presence of fire.
A beginning is brought forth in the presence of a end.
My heart beats faster in the presence of you.

A change is brought by a single hand.
A book is brought by a writers ideas.
A sculpture is brought by a artist's muse.
My loss of breath is brought by your beauty.

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The Gospel of Eileen

"Love inasmuch as ye have been loved, for want of love will deaden the heart as 
will its overflow."

The Gospel of Eileen: Chapter 1: verse 1

For Judy Konos Contest
Your Quote
August 21, 2014

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Hate Me

Hate me, but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
At least hate is a testament
To my power over you…
A warped and deranged compliment
To my importance…
For it takes passion to hate
And none at all to be

Hate me…but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
Yell at me, spill out your anger
In vehement words
That wound and burn
I will use it as balm for my soul 
Instead of being fed
The poison of your indifferent

Hate me…but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
For what is hate
But a step beyond love?
Rejection's retaliation 
Self Preservation's warning call to hide
From a power too great
Too strong
Too deep
Too life threatening
But what is indifference but
The inability to be loved
To care
To hurt
To want
To desire
To feel
It is nothing but the passionless state of
Love’s deadness

Hate me, but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
I will welcome that hate
For I know that it belies
A love in pain….
A love still alive…

Yes, hate me…
And in your hate
I will find the secret
To make you love me again.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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God Saw My Distress and Healed Me part 4

This question drives me up and down the walls
I know for certain that God has answered my calls
I can’t hang up on Him…He’s so brilliant
And I’m so little compared to Him…
Maybe I’m little in size and very insignificant compared to the most High
He gives me quite a natural high
He brings me back home and kisses me good night
Without His love, I’d be lost like a sheep losing his shepherd
I feel like I’m separated to God
As if God and I are on both sides of the coin…
Our oceans don’t collide with each other,
But He does make huge tidal waves…
And I make baby waves that swerve up and down
Like a wave’s movement, my life seems to have its low points and high points
But, when I build enough energy, I glide higher than the clouds
Though, unfortunately, I’ve only been dreaming this
Then, I collapse into the face rubs against it and I have scrapes all over
Sand and water do mix well, but afterwards, the sea shore’s weight will pile up on the bottom of the ocean floor
I can’t imagine how many grains of sand there are on Earth
There are countless amounts of ants on Earth as well
Trillions and trillions of them are in existence
It’s amazing how plants take in Carbon Dioxide
And we breathe in oxygen…
God is a fantastic creator and He did carve His creations pretty well
God saw my distress and He healed me
When I think about Him, I’m speechless and can’t say much
He’s made out of love and He bubbles me up with excitement
I haven’t given Him the credit of working miracles in my life…
But, I don’t want to divorce God…I must propose to Him like a wife
Does to her husband…I want to submit to Him
He made the sunset, the moon and stars
Look! He even made the planets and He healed our scars
He made the flowers, the roses and the creeping bugs
Look! He even made leaves for our eyes to see…
He made the change of seasons
God saw my distress and healed me
God made the wild cats, bears, reptiles
He made us have a brain that is as neat as black and white tiles
God healed me…and I’m simply glad He did so
God wiped out my distress…and He simply dressed me with happiness and He’s in high spirits to see me grow

 ~ Inspired by the band of Evanescence’s song: Never Go Back 
~ God inspired me to write this poem…

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How has it come to this?
Things were so good at the start
If you keep on acting like this
You will force us to grow apart

I’ve always been honest
This is the time I need to be at my strongest
I’ve got nothing to hide
She thinks every friend I’m texting is a girl in disguise

During the whole time I’ve been faithful to you
Thought we were stable, we’re loose
Bought a lot to the table for you
Did everything I was able to do

I know they say the woman’s always right
But a grown up should be able to admit when they’re wrong
You accuse me of cheating every time I’m out of sight
Then think you can make it right by stripping to your thong

This is more than sex
This is a relationship
I let you hear my calls and read my texts
Yet you think I’m faking it

I’m tired of all your jealousy
I can’t take your insecurity
I give you my all
Yet you won’t be happy till you get more of me

The most important thing is trust
I thought this was more than a fling or lust
You want me to wedding ring you up
I thought this thing was love 

I was wrong I’m done trying
I deserve better
You always thought I was lying
Proof that we shouldn’t be together

Tired of being accused of things I never did
Why would I apologise how could you forgive
You were the one I wanted to be with
But you didn’t appreciate all I had to give

So it’s time for this to end
I hope you get some help
Don’t do the same top your future boyfriends
Because if you do, you will end up by yourself

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The City Mouse and The Country Mouse

I feel like I’ve known you so long 
And I feel like I could tell you anything 
But there is one thing I cannot say to you 
That I want you, need you, love you 
We talk and I laugh and smile 
But deep down inside, 
Bubbling to the surface 
There are words at the back of my throat 
Dying to get out 
That though I know we both have our flaws
And imperfections, I know our hands would fit 
Perfectly together and I have a feeling 
You can dance really well 
And that you’d be one of the few 
That I can really be me around 
“But every time I tried to tell you 
The words just came out wrong”
And our pasts just don’t permit us 
To be together anyway 
Not that I had a chance to be 
Worthy of all that you have to offer 
Because you’re a Harvard man 
And I’m a small town girl 
And I know you don’t feel that way 
But I don’t belong in your world 
Of aristocrats and dinner parties 
And politicians and expensive suits 
I know where I belong 
I belong with someone 
Who is a bit more like me 
But I can’t help who I love
It happens automatically  
Not that you love me anyway 
It was just a thought 
That money doesn’t matter 
But my love is not to be bought. 

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makulit.paulit-ulit lang
ang pag-ibig ko sa’yo.
di nasasaktan.di nadadala
pilit nililimot,lalong lumalala
ang pag-alaala:
sa kahapon
sa ngayon,sa bukas.
ginagamot ng sampal,
batok, sabunot
at buntong- hiningang
walang humpay.
ng sigaw na walang nakaririnig,
kundi ang taong di ko na kilalang
kaharap ko sa malabong

kagabi,magkasabwat na naman
ang lamig at dilim;
nanunuot sa bawat
himaymay ng malay,
nag-uunahang manumbat.
parang mga
mga paang nag-aagawang
tumakas at
nangahas dumaan
sa mga lansangan,
at pader na nanunuksong
pangalan mo lang ang alam

sa sulok
nagsisiksikan ang mga agiw
at sapot.sariling hagod
ng impit na mga daing.
bahaw na ngiti.
ulang pumatak,
sa kawalan,sino ang nawala
at nawalan?
paulit-ulit lang.gaya ng dati.
paulit-ulit lang
ang palabas.
hanggang wala nang maramdaman.
gaya noon.

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Trail Of Tears

Land and root routes run deeper then Indianapolis capital likes trenching water
Step on it Step on it Go
Like a line to rise bare back with boots to test of trial to departure of news of 
Searching of a new home
Step on it Step on it go
This is not a “death march” but new life to found rules to moon why am I so spiritually
Step on it Step on it go
No matter the shelter no matter the food these spirits’ tears sank’s with in me and sparks life in the habitation of off springs of their descendants
Step on it Step on it Go
All I mean is well and as you know of your ancestry may I know of mines grandma always said all you have is family
Step on it Step on it Go
So I ask what is the import ant’s of a stamp
Step on it Step on it Go
It’s like Berry Ferry and the value of stamp
Step on it Step on it Go
The historical and the understand is like a chant it is more than a song
Step on it Step on it Go
Well as you know of your ancestry may I know of mine
Step on it Step on it Go
Seek peace among those peace breakers I thing now it time to research even more-

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Life is too short

Life is too short

I take look at my life
I could see the green pastures
Which are like garden of Eden
They are full of fruit
colorful fruit
I could see the oranges
mangoes and guavas
I could even smell
the sweet taste of aroma from nature
but I am not there physical
And life is too short
to achieve everything

But once at a time
some say bit by bit
some say steady but surely
what do i say my dear friend
because some people cant stand up strong
some people cant wait for long
while they have mission to complete
and life is too short

too short to achieve everything
What is our youth doing in our communities
ignoring politics while living under constitution
Instead of fighting technical fight
they are fighting physical fights
killing our innocent brothers
raping and robbing the women of our nation
these people have lost their humanity
I shall recall on our great heroes
who stood up and fought for our rights
yet they knew their limits
but they went far beyond their limits
because they knew that life is too short
to live under oppression 

By Siphelele Nsele

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The Garden

The night air is cool and collective,
Running through my hair and face.
Even when I’m with people, I feel alone
In this cold blooded space.

It’s like walking through a garden
Of all your favorite foods,
But none of which can substantiate
For that one so special mood…

That mood, 
that beautiful frame of mind.  
I only go there with you,
And only you can make it unwind.

I discovered a passion unlike any other
And in my finding I opened a world,
A world I did not know existed.
I’m on cloud nine every time I think of you,
Just the thought of you brings joy to my heart.

This garden holds many beautiful things
Many delightful pleasures,
Many cold nights,
Warm nights,
Difficult frights,
Ecstatic times and unsystematic times!

But they mean nothing to me,
While I’m alone…

Walk with me through this garden.

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I See You Everywhere

What do I say now? Where do I start?
Without you beside me, I'm falling apart
Thinking of you, know it isn't too smart
But I See You Everywhere, oh my poor heart

Love in her ways
She drifts slowly past me
A spring in her step
Oh she's moving too fastly
Upside down now
She turns my heart and soul
Reflecting in my mind
And in my heart, a hole
Every time she crosses my mind
I'm reminded of the pain
No chance to love her
She'll forget my name

So what do I say now? And where do I start?
Because without you beside me girl, I'm falling apart
Thinking of you, I know it isn't too smart
But I Still See You Everywhere, and oh my poor heart

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Do or Die

Do or Die?

I am perplexed
unable to decide
what to do?
Either to spare
a traitor's life
or to kill him
what if the traitor
is my own son
or brother?
I am perplexed
unable to decide
what to do
what to do if the traitor
in concert with his accomplices
gets his hands on my life
what if he kills me
while i indecisively sit
and think
then suddenly comes to my mind
how the great Mughals
dealt with such problems
the gentler Mughal monarchs
would catch their inimical brothers
who were after their lives
so that they could
grab the Throne
and come to power
They would arrest them
and blind them by bringing the fiery glow
of  red hot burning rods
opposite their wide open eyes
and then throw them
in dungeons to rot
the other more harsh Mughal Emperors
would fight against such traitors and enemies
and kill them
in the battle grounds
But I am not a Mughal King
nor a kin of the blue blood
yet I am am
in similar situation
in a place where law and justice
bows to the strong
and corrupt
So what should I do?
Kill or get killed
by the greedy enemy
none else but my own
flesh and blood
I am simply perplexed
unable to decide
which course i should
to save my neck
from imminant risk
of being swiped
while i think.

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Counter Balance

Thelma to my Louise
Partner in crime;
Your smile...
Drags me from darkness to light.

Muse to my demons,
Always playing a perfect tune;
Laugh upon the wind, 
Inspiring me to new heights.

 Mechanic to my soul,
Break by break; beer by beer,
We patch, paint, and buff
The scars from our hearts.

Playing Jimminy Cricket
Angel and demon upon decisions;
 Anchor upon rough seas...
molding and supporting one another.

Transcending friend to family;
 Built in body guard, 
Protecting my virtue...
A sister you never knew you wanted.

Shelter from rain;
Shoulder to cry upon,
Best friend unto brother...
 I'd be lost without your beacon.

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Scars of an Inner Child

You are not the man, you want to be
You said you were my Father, till, I discovered different
Enduring, daily beatings
Bashing the living day lights, out of a woman and a child
Repetitive, bad ass attitude, nasty streak
Mean and aggressive!
Fists, knives and guns, your weapons of chose
Out of control, abusive, devious
Relentless, over – bearing!
Breaking me, piece by piece
Confusing a child, with unhealthy love
Hand fed your bullshit, brain washed
Using me as your human, punching bag
This innocent child’s blood, staining your callas hands
My child’s curiosity, asking you one day
“Why do you hurt me and Mum?”
Your retort: “I am not your blood!”
I didn't understand, back then
Now, as an adult, I clearly understand!
Believe me, when I say
There was never a day that went past
That you didn't remind me of that!
My freedom, restrained
My sanity, tested
Caged, like a wild bird in captivity
Behind bars, looking out
 Here, I am today, free from your grip
Nursing, this inner child’s, bleeding love

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card houses

you build high your dreams
with these card houses
as you stack them against walls

yet your eyes are closed
to life, so how can you see
what it is you hold?

you think you hold all the aces
in those battered fists of yours?
(be careful of the winds)
they may come tumbling down

care to gamble,
take a chance?

I can tell you
before you place your bet
the deck's not full
it never really is
it's just a game
nothing more
nothing less
and you can never win

go ahead ante up
the stakes are high
when the pots full of fire
just be careful of the winds
they may huff and puff
and blow your house down

it was never balanced anyhow
you just never saw

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My life passes me by day by day
Hoping that one day it could change
Then I soon glance at something with such beauty
It was an angel in which I seek

The look in such eyes soon makes me realize
Just how wonderful life could be
When one day you are holding hands with me 
At night when you feel the cold air breeze
I will hold you in my arms so peacefully 

The warmth of a goddess in the one I love
Makes me feel like I am soaring in the skies above 
Glancing at those soft tender lips
Closing in closer so we can share such a passionate kiss

I could wish for nothing more
Your presence is all that I was searching for
Such an image could not be
For me to soon realize that it was just a dream
When I awake I will finally know
How life would be in the real world
Will time come and pass me by
Will I ever be able to find true love before I die
Soon I realize that I am standing under the wedding bells
Where my angel and I are exchanging our sacred vows.

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She is red, a riot, 
Rolling with recklessness and 
Reaping the rewards of passion.

I am carpet blue.
Bubbling with banality, bursting
Boredom with silent fashion.

Colliding in the corridor 
We pace a purple paradox.
We’re her favourite colour.

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My pet friends are Pebbles and Betty,
They are my doggy and cat.
I like to be with them always,
'Cause my negative vibes are vanish.

My Pebbles is our guard everyday.
My Betty is our clown in everyday.
Both of them are my ally,
And part of our family.

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Tear in My Heart

My mother never knew what to do with me.
I was an obligation that needed to be. 
But I wanted her to love me.
Simply… love… me.
I would do anything to please her.
Wanting her to be proud, I worked hard at everything I did.
But she viewed me as her competition, not wanting to be out done.
Needless to say our relationship wasn’t what I wanted it to be.
I dreamed to have a family of my own to simply… love… me. 
I had a daughter who didn’t live. 
And my mom said someone like me shouldn’t have kids.
Though she didn’t know about my epilepsy and other problems with my health.
Then my life fell apart with hard times everywhere.
I didn’t show it but hidden…my health wasn’t all that good.
My husband’s diabetes affected his mind. And epilepsy was working on mine.
I ignored that fact. I worked hard as my epilepsy kept tearing every thing apart.
Finally with a hard earned job… Fourteen years later I had a son. 
The son I’d always wanted to have.
I was so very proud but was attacked by both health and son, at every turn.
He was wilder than most creating problems everywhere.
He blamed me for everything and everywhere something went wrong.
My health did it again at work as my relationship continued to crumble with my son.
He hated a mother who had to work, had epilepsy, and just wasn’t there for him. 
I was slowly dying when he was 12 and I was 52, when finally I was saved.
That night… I met God and he said I had more to be done along the way.
I came back and did every thing I could to help my wayward and unruly son.
But way before I helped him go to college… I knew I had lost my son.
But his best friend needed a mom so I was there for him.
It seems so strange to tell, but as my son moved out… His best friend simply moved in.
And it’s even stranger to tell that… 
The son who will occasionally smile at me, is someone else’s son.
He’s my heart-adopted son and has brought my first son closer again.
Jesus was always here and… the tear in my heart is gone.

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Life's Wholeness

Life and a living being
can never be separated
See one and you see
the other
Destroy one and you destroy 
the other
Pluck a flower from a tree
and dissect it 
to understand it
You no longer have that flower
as it existed
on the tree
You may have an understanding
of the relationship
between the components
of a dead flower
but you will have forever lost 
the totality of the experience
of the LIVING flower
To see the flower in 
its completeness
and understand a reality 
that can only be experienced
but can never be put into words
for the whole is more than
the sum of its parts

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The Lord's Peace

The chaos is shedding
Of happiness is floating
The madness..chaos is concealing
Comes from the Lord - 
To Him who mends us all...
To Him who forgives all of our sins
And downfalls
And answers everyone's calls

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Monkey Money

So yu running down 
The House
The Car
The Land
Monkey Money

No time for family and friends
just the monkey money
No time to reflect and enjoy some
Good home cooking
No time to analyze and realize
Monkey money is no substitute for
concerts missed OR graduations.

No sir, no amount of monkey money
Can ever make up for the permanent frown on a pretty face
When she surveys the crowded room and you are not there.

Monkey money
Monkey money
keep your monkey money.

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Seeds of love

She planted seeds of love deep in my heart
that flourished and bloomed like a flower
nourished with tender care
and summer love
with soft warm kisses
that rained down on me
like a welcome refreshing
invigorating shower.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.

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 Behind the times

My heart was looking for a place

Behind homelands

My soul was looking for safety

Behind sorrows

My tears were looking for a smile

And behind your heart

I was looking for my self... 

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The Angel coaxed me into his soft and warm embrace.
He whispered gently, sweetly in my ear and calmed me.
Like a child, I gave myself over to him and he gave me safety.
For a time.

The Prince took me to his kingdom in a land of fantasy.
He flattered me (bewitched me) with his flaunting ways.
Our passion brought loose the vixen inside me and we set each other ablaze.
For a time.

The Rake stirred things in me such as my heart had never known.
He convinced me that life was worth living again.
But the Rake turned ambivalent and I grew confused.
For a time.

The Devil promised me my mind's own desire.
He taunted me with images of heaven whilst putting me thru hell.
My love became a dead thing - torn and broken.
For a time.

He beckons me follow him, the Angel, the Prince, the Rake, & the Devil.
He appears as all and as one, driving me to the very edge of reason.
I turn my back on him, embracing the emptiness my soul will feel without him....
for all time.

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How I feel when you promise something

I'm not good for you. 
Broken and unworthy. 
You keep me around and I cannot figure out why. 
You are so amazing, so lively, and so different than I. 

I want to be loved by you. 
I want to hold you. 
But I see you there so happy and so care free... 
It will just hurt you to know the person hidden within. 

The real me. 
Not the smiles you see when we speak. 
Not the laughter we share...
But me. 

A lonely child, with fear in her eyes. 
Scared of the world she was born into and scared of the future she might have if she loses you. 
Do you still want me, knowing the little I have said so far? 
I close my eyes wishing you were here... 

But we all know that is a wish that will never come true... 
And it is okay... 
It is nothing new. 
To me at least it is something I feel each day. 
Wanting what is not in reach... 
Wanting for you to be with me.

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Feel The Love

Diving deep, into the void, within
Washing, cleansing, myself clean
Trusting without expectation
Letting go of, what I am familiar with
Allowing the divine, infinite spirit to guide me
Teaching me how to live
Growing inside my heart and mind
Larger than my mind’s ego
As I consciously shed light, upon my self created burdens
Lighting up, my made up fears, my mind has believed, all these years
All the mistakes I have made, now become my greatest blessings
Showing me how to love, without attachment
Discovering, who I truly am

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A twilight melody

Roar of the wind racing in a seeming halt.
A sudden rainstorm it is.
A salutation farewell to a mournful of two hearts,
Which formerly fused with love and cherish.

All the trees shed their leaves.
As they feel canticles of the broken hearted.
Sing delighted now is the devil,
For he sees another soul to seduced.

Shortly afterward in time to come,
There were a lover lying lifeless.
Covered with the golden leaves of ferns.
An evening, with poems and songs and death.

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Pretty well we journey to this life
Empty and lonely road
Path worth chosen yet filled with poverty, agony, hardship
Faith, boldness and endurance are my friend leading me
My life is my future
My future is you
Yet you are my frienemy in journeying through this life
Survival of the fittest is the slogan
We’re all competing for the best
We all must make it, truly sure
But love must abide in our heart
The slogan must be eliminated
Only shall peace reign, wealth shall be evenly distributed
Justice shall abide and crime shall be less in our society

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Loneliness Isolates

Faking feelings is what you do best,
undermining trust and its values.
And indulging lust in all guises,
you deny vulnerability. 

Loneliness divides reality,
into darkening days of despair.
And you are feeling isolated,
alone in a world where no one cares.

Anger feeds off of indifference,
while jealousy thrives in fear’s domain.
And truth garners little protection,
from the white lies that influence fate.

Failure deflates inflated egos,
allowing time for thoughts to gestate.
For happiness can’t thrive chained to tears,
joy is essential to make love real.

Depression is the primary cause,
of scuttled dreams love sacrificed to trust.
Yet hope's the last treasure you deplete,
spent on a splurge of self-deception.

Shadows of yesterday haunt your soul,
as memories fill empty feelings.
And smiles that sparkle like cheap jewels,
morph into harbingers of sadness.

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Difficult Trials -Part 1-

Turn the wheel
Out of curiosity
I'll be'll receive
Something special...something to make you whole
Though the trials you must run through
Are a great struggle that can easily
Pull you down
And I want to erase your frown

You will feel way better about yourself
Just trust me...take my hand...
I'll encourage you to have a satisfying time
Just for your own liking
We'll be hiking
Those somewhat difficult hardships 
Together for eternity 
We'll spend time in the future 
Together in unity

*******he sea...Let's flee and be free!
LOOK how nice you look!

Trample those insufferable nuisances
That dare put you down
To the sea floor
I'll push them to the core!

Feel free to walk the 
Road of Recovery 


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I don't like you but I love You

I don’t like you but I love you!

Yes, those are the lyrics to that popular song.

I hate that I have come to feel that exact way about you,

but why do you;

 tell me my paintings look like a child constructed them,

 push my bangs to the side and tell me to grow them out,

proclaim that I am only pretty in the town we live,

refuse to meet my friends,

and say I should not have children because I am unstable?

It’s as if

you don’t like me, but you say love me.

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Do you remember

Do you remember when you were mInes ?
I treated you like you were one of a kind
Never mind all those times I didn't understand

Do you remember when? 
I swore to protect you with all my strength 
knowing that  I am not a perfect  man
How could you doubt me all those times
When i gave you my word 
i guess it went unheard 

Even if you try not to
I remember the time 
when you were the center 
of my world and you were my girl

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In My Hands

You are a fire in my hands
Guarding me from the dark
And keeping me warm
And even as the flames leap 
Higher, I'll blow gently
Encouraging the flames
Ever hotter
Because I love to see
The pretty colors
And even when my palms
Burn and blister
I can't bear to see the
Light fade, because
Perhaps the dark
Was painless
But only because 
I felt nothing at all

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Trustful relationships

If a relationship is based on trust then why trust people
what is the point in a relationship if it isn't centered on trust
I guess there is no point 
I guess the relationship isn't worth being in 
Love is filled with trust so trust should be filled in the relationship
Trust is happiness in a little heart-shaped box
a box that should always be open
and cherished for the fact that it is able to be used 
this is trust on many levels of love

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The phone call went badly, again -
the old arguments about ego & neglect
and how you didn’t love me, not really.
And the weeping.
At 50, she was still stuck,
repeating the same accusations.
“The damage, the damage you caused.”
She didn’t want her mother to think
she’d come through it unscathed.
Not ever. She’d worked too hard to
become something she wasn’t,
someone must be to blame.
She was so clever, so clean, so intelligent -
how could she be so unhappy?
The unformed artist weighed down
by someone else’s baggage.
When her artist/mother said:
You have to work with it, use it, create with it,
she howled: “Stop talking over me.”
It was like saying get rid of yourself.
Knowing herself that well,
she hardly knew what she was.

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Long Distance Relationship: They Don't Know

Long distance relationships are something people tend to judge...
How can it be love if you don't even know his touch?

They don't know how he can turn a song into an embrace
That enfolds me in the warm cadence of his voice

They don't know that a kiss blown from his fingertips
Is still real enough to taste sweet on my lips

They don't know that the first time I let him see me cry
He wiped my tears with all the right words until my cheeks were dry

They don't know that as I'm falling asleep
I can ask him to touch me; he'll know exactly what I mean...

He strokes my hair with whispers and caresses me with sighs
Until my breath slows and I drift into the night

They don't know...
This sweet knowledge is mine alone

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Ignorance meets Insanity

Seriousness settles in, like an old friend
Seriousness spreads like a disease
Infecting us, accelerating, our aging process 
Our youthfulness, our playfulness, slowly slipping away
Our wonder in life, diminishing
Seriousness leading to rigidness, pathway to small mindedness!

Days and years, rolling into one
Colourless, lifeless, mundane, dull and boring
“What day is it?”
“Don’t smile or your face might crack!”
Judgemental, cantankerous!
Pompous attitudes, of modern day man

Stubbornness and ignorance, clinging to what’s familiar
Seriousness, up tightness, humourless, imagination vanished, pathway to madness!
The mind focused on its self created drama’s
Fears constantly being stimulated, from our outside world
Personal insecurities, constantly being triggered, inside
The past lives on, the present forgotten 
What was once important, now, left on the back burner
Hard headed, victim orientated
Righteous, self absorbed
Emptiness, hollowness, helplessness

Seriousness and ignorance, walk hand in hand
Becoming, our best friends
The vampire suckers of vitality
Sucking the life, out of our personal goals and childhood dreams
Lose of faith, gradually, losing our way
Lost, amongst the thick of it
Not knowing any different
Everything becoming an illusion
Seeing things as it should be
In our own little universe, no one else’s!

Entrapment of the mind
Our, personal intelligence, laying dormant
Body and mind, riddled with dis - ease
Heart beating hard, starving for a substance, we call love
Numb, to the outside
Numb, on the inside
Going crazy!
Consumed with our own self created loneliness and separation
Ignorance meets insanity!

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By A Friendship That Never Bends

The shadows of doubt 
          May cover our thoughts; 
          Cover our sights; 
          Or ruin our dispositions 
But the shade of truth hasn't lost its 
          Luminance that creeps and overruns 
          The mind from disillusions 
          And bring it forth into the lighter part of the dawn. 
Confined in a nostalgia that is akin to a rhyme 
          With hope that is free but beyond one's reach 
          Like the wind that musses but can never be gripped 
          Nor be touched like a falling rain. 
Seeking refuge to some childish imaginations; 
          Or fantasies and pure hallucinations. 
          With a never ending crave for happiness and consolation 
          That can only be catered by a friendship that never bends.

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A Fairy Tale According To Jeremy Kyle

Her Life defined by the size
of potatoes in a supermarket trolley.
She opens her battered purse
out of shape from the coppers of life,
viewed with despair from eyes
embedded in the bags of time.

Self-esteem abandoned in discoloured trainers.
Her contaminated cheap cider mind
still clings to the fog of that special day,
when she gave herself to him.

The doll that came to life
In dreams that found a prince.
Sweet anticipation was the nectar of being
and forever had found immortality
in the quest for life.

But this flower was envied by the weeds
jealousy was rife amongst the onlookers.
 The detritus who once shared her life
now whisper their poison into her veins.

Jealousy is a lonely place for them
and hate cannot spell love.
For love is a need beyond the individual
and evil must walk alone.

She was s a bride of the damned
Immersed in a punk rock dream.
But dreams turned into nightmares
and she was spit on 
by the culture which became her jail.

Anarchy came from the womb
obedience came from poverty
and know your place came from the hand she loved.
Silence was now her existence.

Daddy never told her
fairy tales have no god.
Her prince became a frog
a drone who hated is lot
and she became the witch that trapped him.

Made him the victim of Grimm's tales
Which cast him down the yellow brick road
of unbrushed teeth and brown.

Whose fists shattered the crystal ball
of happy ever after,
to be baptized in the liquid sea of Stella
and pools of emerald vomit.

To bite this apple needs no witches poison.
Addiction is anonymous as a wave on the ocean
knowing that death will come when it reaches land,
knowing that this is the fate of all refugees
who abandons their lifejacket to oblivion.

We are all jumpers cleaning the windows of tomorrow
hoping to avoid the ledge of life.
 Though in our hearts there is a desire
 to step off into uncertainty
for we all crave that moment ,
when we are truly free.

Some will leave this life in anger
others will give their life to peace,
these are the survivors.
But the victims 
The Jeremy Kyle’s entourage
will strip their soul one petal at a time
In the act of do not remember me.

We are all born into fairy tales
the dice of chaos decides the memory.
And for those who take the time,
take the time to see the artist at work,
will recognise the beings that walks past us every day.

The stranger who buys the small potatoes 
With a purse full of coppers.
Spending what is left of their existence
In the supermarket that we call life.

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Love Hurts - The Symptoms

Thoughts displaced by rolling palpitations,
From left to right grow these numbing sensations,
A face which spirals down, drooping from smile to frown.

Time hibernates in this moment protracted,
Legs bow and shake to our drama just acted,
Senses into overdrive, does pain show you’re still alive?

Oxygen masks, Coxes’ rowing commands,
Heart beat machines is what love demands,
“You need time to relax”, prescriptions from Quacks,
Is love just a commonplace heart attack?

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A New Life

We thought that moving to a place
with springs, grass-field and butterflies
would make it better for us, but it was all vanity;
like in the city when we were complaining about overdue bills,
traffic, noise and lack of privacy,
we are now polluting this serene place
with our petty fights - you now complain about
poor roads, smelly poultry houses, dust-infested air,
and extreme silence.

If it is possible to move to heaven right now,
I think God would kick us back to this blue ball……..

Honey, I think it’s time that we change our attitude
towards each other, and rekindle our passionate love,
rather than moving from one place to another.....

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Bon Voyage

tattered, yellow napkin
softly settles into the murky lake
as it absorbs it's last spill
our names in gold, still legible

this ring, never fit, seldom worn
"I love you" etched innermost
I know you do, I just couldn't say it much
now I can, but you don't hear

it's cold out, especially on the water
our favorite time, autumn's change upon us
our old craft, tattered sail I told you I'd fix
before your birthday that never came

now why bother, It's the final voyage
a muted splash as the ring follows
and I sit, shivering silently in the blue dusk
the cold urn between my knees

now raised, and poured
a cloud of dust, your earthly remnants
ashes to ashes to water to earth
our dreams unlived, dissolved like you

in the muddy waters we once loved
nothing left for me: no us, no time
I follow your lead, but not softly, not muted
a last gulp and it's really not bad

Sinking, thinking, wishing
watching our boat bobbing beneath
silence is screaming, I gasp
I'm warmed as I see your smile.

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Bad Husband

(Free Verse) 

You did me a favor by letting me go 
I know that I deserve better and that's so 
I am far better in so many ways than you ever be 
You're do blind with all the trash in your brain that you can not see 
But what goes around comes around one day soon enough 
You can laugh everyday at me and enjoy the sun and the moon 
I am already laughing at all your stupidity and silly ways 
You have no moral sense of what's right or wrong anymore 
You don't care to hurt me or anyone to get what you want 
Go and do what you wish, you're a cruel man, you're a beast 
You told me you loved me but stabbed me in the back 
And you cheated on me and then left me got rid of me 
Your kind is not the kind I want to be married to but at least have some very 
good and that's  our kids 
You are so selfish and a very unkind a very sad excuse of a human being 
As for  me I will surely make it with your money, I am not perfect but at least I 
don't kill people and don't cheat 
I feel so sorry for your kind and wished now  that somehow I have had  never set 
my eyes on you.

Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000


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She Likes To Cook

She likes to cook.
Often, it seems,
and perhaps more than is deserved.
Like all good cooks, 
her generosity will be sometimes be abused,
her culinary delights devoured carelessly 
to sate the greed 
of some as well sustained by Maccas.
But chefs so splendid, 
so gifted and so generous as she is, 
enjoy the pleasure given. 
Given patiently and carefully
and willingly and happily,
and in helpings undeserved. 
Far more than what's returned.
She has fed me too her cakes 
and banquets of sweets and such delights
as leave me desperate to repay,
with dishes that she might 
enjoy as much.

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Saturday Morning

I awake one early morning, mid-December
The window ledge traced with snow 
The curtains are pulled back 
Letting in the light 
I squint and turn over, you’re not there 
Your slippers are gone 

With one eye I look at my phone, 06:43am 
Where could you be? 
The wooden floors creak as I walk down the hall
I’ve taken the duvet with me, 
This cocoon of inquisitive tiredness

Pushing open the living room door 
I find you stood in your red dressing gown 
Blonde hair standing up to its max 
But your eyes alight 
Guitar wrapped around your torso 
Tapping your foot as you sing of love 

I silently waddle over to the couch 
And fall face first on it 
You look round and smile 
I return one with a yawn 
You continue to play 
I drift back to sleep 


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My Rita

Rita, the feeling is so real
For you, of all the love and 
My Rita, how do I make you 
Loved, or out of fashion?

Rita, I’ll be the one for you
Forever by your side
My Rita, whatever it takes, I’ll 
Our hearts, we’ll never hide

Rita, you came to me my love
In just the nick of time
My Rita, tonight we’ll rise above
You’re in your red dress so fine

Rita, the feeling is so real
For you, of all the love and 
My Rita, how do I make you 
Loved, or out of fashion?

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Razor Blade State of Mind

I'm in a razor blade state of mind,
A place of darkness that's hard to find.

I sleep tangled in a blanket of pain,
On a mattress full of mayhem.
The darkness surrounds me
And there's nothing I can do. 
My past has become the lightning rod,
The only means by which my future
Can seem to conduct itself.
But who do I think I'm fooling;
What's an orchestra without a conductor? 

I once sang out loud,
But now I'm drowned.
The body electric left
Somewhere in a field,
Where it ceases to breathe.
We have no hope here,
We have no hope left. 

My mind is like my verse;
Jumbled and pointlessly poignant,
Hopelessly optimistic.
Scarred and scared and sacred,
It means so much nothing
That it's bound to mean something.

I am everything I despise,
Nothing that I admire;
I am sweat and I transpire,
Not so wet like fire. 
I'm in a razor blade state of mind,
I tell the truth but I'm a liar.

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Women Lead With Intuition

Women lead with intuition.
Just for balance,
men lead in dancing--
	it is allowed.
Have no regrets after the dance;
We have eternity stretched out
	before us.
SHE knows the routine,
while HE hopes to learn.

Given enough time,
	HE will learn—maybe.
Time is just nature's way of
	keeping everything
from happening all at once.

So nature is kind to the man-fool
	as HE hops along one footed
like a flamingo, though not pink.
	SHE snares him with her loop.

Marriage?  Is that but 
	a fool's convenience?
Contrary to prevailing winds
	it can be dazzling to HIM

if only HE would behave
	and be no fool's fool
and cherish the moment afforded
	HIM in time and hand.

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Dancing on the Moon

I met a kindred soul today;  
dancing on the moon.

Her eyes began to sway with me; 
dancing on the moon.

Her smile chased my cares away; 
dancing on the moon.

I've finally embraced eternity; 
dancing on the moon.

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I pledge my love to no one 
But you and you only
For I will care and cherish you 
In sorrow and happiness
You will remain my shining VIP
A hub of sweet memories
Come rain or sun shine
I will fight to see you in high spirits
For that makes me complete 

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The body summons the soul
And together they commune 
With breathe of burning ardour...

Compose baritone in concordance
Of larghetto soprano….

Mesh with pulsating beat
Of Deep throbbing heart 
Possess by rhapsodic Afro-juju spirit… 

And the world comes to a stand still

The moon jigs her backside
And tilts the mass of the basin fluid…

Lento ascend the euphonic resonance…!

The earth quake and tear apart
As the river washes body and soul
And discharge into the hollow emptiness
Of her moist pit…

All dead… and the world moves again!

(….Just imagining).

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    We had a love that nothing can compares.
    The sweetest moments seem like not ends.
    The world has turned for me and you.
    The love we promised will never fade.

    The time ran fast, I had to leave.
    No chance was gave for you to hear.
    I have reason why I couldn't stay.
    I left you hanging in a cliff of pain.

    The days become months and year...
    My mind is asking through the wind.
    Why must our love has reached its end.
    One year has gone...we see again.

     You are holding a different hand.
     Embracing a new heat I gave you once.
     The scene I hate to witness that time.
     Your world is no longer mine.

      How can I undo the past?
      How can I bring you back in my arms?
      How can I reveal these words I hide?
      How can I heal your broken heart?

      So many lines I need to write,
      So many teardrops will fall in my eyes.
      If it's worth to start all over now.
      Let's give our love a second chance.

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Dying with a Smile

Love is an unspoken form of maschism
And it's slowly killing me inside.
Each minute of silence 
A lost beat of my heart.
My ribs are all knives now
Stabbing my flesh and making it bleed.
My heart feels vast, hollow
Like a hundred story skyscraper-
its residents packed up and left suddenly with out so much as a note on the door
And their rent unpaid.
And each day my skin screams and tries to escape my body and I saw at it with broken glass in an attempt to set it free but I can't.
I am trapped.

And our love is the five ton anchor pulling me beneath the waves.
Our love is the air bubbles frothing from my mouth and the cries of my lungs as they are
filled with the sea.

And our love is the smile on my face that doesn't dare fade despite the pain.

Our love is the hope that soon
I won't need to breathe.
That the chains will break and set me free
To wash ashore with the millions of others and watch them stand up and brush the sand from their hair and turn to bask in the sun's embrace.

Our love is what breaks my legs, keeps my back to the sun and my eyes locked on the dark waters in the hopes that you will emerge and grasp my hand and help me stand! 

Our love will starve me
And burn me
And deprive me of sleep.
I will die for our love before I leave this shore without you by my side.
And maybe,
Just maybe,k
I can smile for once without the pain.

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Three inside a circle

Hand made skull
Elicits Death
More to see?
Ponder; and critique

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Tender Years

Like a speed of sound
The years had gone by
But I still carry your memories with me.

Like rookies we fell in love
We shared things uncommon
Our hearts were sacred to only us
But were like a Forbidden City to others.

We observed sheepishly our genital maturation
We ate the forbidden fruit
And our innocence extinct
But we were tenderhearted.

Matured we had become
Until the Grim Reaper put us widely far-off
That we parted when we needed us most.

Your memories are evergreen with me
I remember your panache
Your dress sense is the top-of-the-range.

I long for the smell that came from your blouse
Each time I buried my head under your arms
It had much more lavender water kind of scent.

If only I could speak to the Grim Reaper
I would curse it out tirelessly for the 
Burden of weight and suffering it bestows on me
Every single day I live with only your memories.


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A Fire Hazard To My Soul

There are perfumed letters from you                                                                                             On the top shelf of the hall closet                                                                                                  A fire hazard to my soul                                                                                                                                                In the shadows of the night

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EYE Don't See -Part 4-

My heart is beating with upbeat delight 
You astound me…in every shape and form 
My spirit is dancing with unbreakable might
You surprise me…when you take my hand
And pull me outtah my jail-like dorm

And He dismisses me from my solitude…
My eyes are glistening with bliss… 
And I’m far from my demise… 
Only to find that there’s no need to feel helpless

Why do you spoil me rotten with your fatherly affection?

Just protect me from any harm 
Let me make my own decisions…
To see the results in the long run 

You prize me as if I’m cherished like your carefree child
You don’t understand – I’m TOO foolish and wild
I haven’t even reached to full maturity 
But how eye hope to see myself grow and be set free
From the world’s mayhem
Is there a solution to this problem?

And I’m left with no answer…
My eyes are eager to see…another bright day 
And the night is coming to haunt me… 
I find myself slowly disappearing from sight…
When will God give me a purpose to fight? 
When will He feed me His awesome might? 

Just support me…especially during my downfalls
Please answer my calls!

And I’m left to venture off into His path…

Eye can’t escape my terrible nightmares 
Consider my calls of acceptance…my grief weighs a ton
Let me pour forth my tears – 
Do me a favor and cast away my fears
Steer me away from disorder and confusion

Eye can see you’re making great progress
You’re heading towards a brighter, superb future…

My eyes 
No longer witness oblivion 
My eyes
Looks beyond the earthly pain…
bEyOnD the affliction 

I spot a rope in the distance. . . . . 

Push aside the waves…and let me
Grab it this instant!
God feeds me His love…and treats me
Like a newborn infant!

Eye see my Father with brand-new eyes  
I feel rare content
And I feel hardly any resentment


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It's not too late

Love always requires a sacrifice 
often unpaid by weary hearts.

Flickering sparks don’t change the world.
Instead, love is an unquenchable fire
that destroys not sorrow
but rather selfishness.
It is not for the romanticism of death,
but for the hardships of life. 

Love is not lost through change
but people unable to endure 
the pain it brings.
It is not gained by bribery of the heart,
but by choice of the soul.
Love is not satisfaction of desire,
but setting yourself free to live.

Hold your tongue and unstop your ears.
Shut your eyes and open your arms.
It’s not too late.

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He Wants a Boy

She tries to weed
out his doubts,
but he cannot heed.

He demands a baby boy,
yet she is not a goddess
to change their baby's sex.

She tells him that if there
was a certain way people made love
to get baby boys, or
if she had the psychic abilities of choosing
a sperm that that would fertilize
her ova into a male zygote,
she would be glad to give him one.

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Sliding Down

I’m hoping for my dreams to become a reality
I’m hoping for a phase of gratitude
I’m rejecting my hopeless fate
I’m accepting your side of the story…but don’t intrude 

Unexpectedly, I believe in love in first sight
I grab the rope for extra support
It burns like a vertical line of fire
I’m unable to climb, but I seem too far from my desire 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down… 

I cherish you like my own belongings
I designed you on my bedroom wall
I have you displayed deep in my heart
Believe me – you’ll never split it apart 

Every day I long for your touch – you changed my life around
My heart is blazing like the zealous sun…I prize my freedom and progress
The world is spinning endlessly as I kneel upon my knees 
And I imagine the memories we share with each other 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down…

When I reflect upon the joyous times,
My heart never fails
To pound vigorously for you
I’m sliding down 
I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you 

I see the light in your eyes
I don’t see an insidious nature in you…
I wish I hadn't believed in the lies
I never felt like a hopeless victim until I gave in to the darkness 

I’m sliding down the rope, hanging from heaven 
They’re distraught by my absence
They’re cheering for me from down below
I’m sliding down…

I’m glad I've met you in the first place
We’re a perfect match – 
Don’t deny it…you made me feel handsome
We’re on the road of victory
We’re making great progress
We’re hanging on the edge,
But we were rescued 
From sliding down…

At least we’re kept ourselves alive……

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The Fog of England

I hesitated
When you came for dinner.
I meant to tell you
How I took you apart
Then put you together again
In my head.
But instead I sorted the biscuits
Into their respective piles
of tan and golden and brown.

You buttered me
With a dull knife
And cut through my reasons
For selling out
And buying an inn in the country.
Though wanting to leave,
you made me stay
and sort the apples
through long and dim summer evenings.

While I peeled, you parried
With a two edged sword,
And your medieval skirts rustled incessantly.
I meant to go in unto you
And unveil your softness,
But the door to your evening 
Was swollen by the fog of England.

Rather than find charm in memories
I resisted for too long
And found no peace or advantage
upon my own ground.
It lent me solace to know
That your oil burned deep
Into the night
and left crude drawings
On the mud by the river.

21 November 1971

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As I age may there be grace

As the threads were sorted, 
knots undone
The sun shone, 
I was blessed by warmth
A smile, 
love in your eyes, 

Benches line our path, 
Rest a bit,

Between pilgrimages, 
we chat
Enjoy the quiet, 
peace be with us

The river runs, 
Past obstacles
Flow and float,
rays of love, 

All are blessings, 
a cornucopia
For what was, 
what is, 
what will be

Serenity is infinite in these moments
I wonder 
do you feel it? 

Unknotted threads, 
woven into  Our lives, 
one to another
Patterns develop with love

We are older images are clearer
Smiling now, 
it is us, 
shades of light and dark

We hear the strings as they hum, 
warp and weft 
A tapestry continually growing with color

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Crying Heart

When my heart cries
I long to hold you
to the sweetness of our love
with you so far away
my heart cries in its peak
don't desire to take this 
all to myself.

Cant hold this gulp
the stream that dashes
through my face
oh darling I need you so
so jealously guided
all to myself.

Please do not blame me
when I say all that I say!

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True Friendship

He heals the hearts of many
Providing guidance 
With his host of divine networking
A male Snow White
The animal kingdom loves him!

A man so humorous
When one truly listens
When you open your heart
And open your mind
You can hear and understand him 

Sharp and cleverly witted, he is!
I love him dearly!

Blessed am I
To have him in my life
Dear Friend
Your tenderness
Warms my heart
'I Love You'
Thank you 
For being a
‘Honourable Friend’

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This Way And That

This way and that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The shadows have been running all day                                                                                        On the verge of being something more than darkness                                                                 While outside it rains glass beads of blue water                                                                            Wait awhile and the wind will blow inland from the Atlantic 's storm tossed skies                                                      And dance through the wind chimes on the back porch                                                                    Wait awhile and the evening star will rise to compliment a flashing thunderbolt                                                                                             And we can go out and dream together                                                                                                    Of new beginnings and places we've never been                                                                        Wait awhile and one of us will say come away with me                                                              And the other one will follow                                                                                                              As love struggles against the odds                                                                                                     Not to be disfigured by the test of time                                                                                         The  darkening skies  splashed with gray thunder clouds now fades a like watercolor                                        Into the shadows of the of the night.

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Like You Want Me To

She to her lover:

My greatest gift to you 
Is to “make love to you
“Like you want me to.”
I want you to guide me
To whisper it in my ear
Share with me your need
Let desires be freed
With the strength in your voice
Name me your choice
Show me
Teach me
It’s all about you
And what I can do
To take you there that special place
Of no time or thought
Just…that feeling
That has you reeling
Just bliss bliss bliss
With every kiss kiss kiss
With every taste and love bite
I’ll make it right
“I’ll make love to you
Like you want me to”
Let me….take you there
Let me….
Please you…
Tease you…
Appease you…
Release you…
Making fantasy come...oh, so true
Oh, my baby boy
My greatest joy
Is making you feel
Your kingship is real
I’m at your beck and call
I‘ll give it all…
“I’ll make love to you
Like you want me to”

He to his lover:

Honey Child
My woman
My mistress queen
I’ve dimmed the lights
To see desire’s sparkle
There in your eyes
The scent of brandied apples
From heated oil on ceramic ring
Heated by the light 
Let it bring
That special feel
The scent of love
A slow burn
Like I’m heated tonight...

To make your senses soar
I lock the door
And close you in
Only you and me, girl
The world is there outside
The curtains drawn
From night till dawn
“I’ll make love to you
Like you want me to.”

I’ll hold back my need
Till I see yours freed
Baby girl
Tell me
Show me
Take my hands
They only exist now
To work….
Yes, to work on you
To bring pleasure
Beyond measure
I’ll bring you to bloom
And make this room

“I’ll make love to you
Like you want me to”
Baby baby…just like...
Just like...
you want me to!

Eileen Manassian

One of my absolute favorite songs of all time….
Also, in a similar vein, check out my older write. Who do You Want me to Be...

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Waiting for the Rain

After the door shuts and the footsteps die,
I rehearse the words I wanted to say.
I tumble them around and around in my mind.
Juggle them. Rewrite them to perfection.
But I won't see you again.

Perhaps it is better this way.

Those nights we spent entwined in moonlit silk,
our hearts beating wildly, kisses so soft
a mere feather could have tasted my lips,
how could such passion be sustained?
Surely we would have burnt out
like two candles beckoned by one flame.

And those days by the beach,
when you playfully teased the ocean,
your skirt lifted high,
the waves bathing your thighs in sea foam,
like the bubbles from your nightly baths.
I still want to lick the saltiness away,
but we've both been battered and beaten
against the shore to the point of loneliness.

We used to be like rain drops,
splashing into the same pool,
spreading ourselves out to the world.
We explored the City in all it's splendor,
gathering other rain drops as we went along.
We were fluid and irresistible - two crazy gals.
But attractions cannot last during droughts.

Your highs became lows, crashes so hard,
the forceful blows struck even me.
I would have shared your pain,
sat in vigil until the rain began again.
I watched your beauty fade into a grey mass,
thunder clouds so fierce I was sure to get wet.
But you couldn't wait it out,
your tears dried upon your ashen face.
I didn't want us to end like this,
our love pounded into the ground.

As the door shuts and the footsteps die,
rain beats against the window panes,
begging to be let in.

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Knowing you is knowing perfection
Knowing perfection is knowing fulfillment
Knowing fulfillment is knowing bliss
Knowing bliss is knowing joy
Knowing joy is knowing paradise
Knowing paradise is knowing heaven
Knowing heaven is knowing an angel
Knowing an angel is knowing you
Knowing you is knowing love
Knowing love is loving you
Loving you is giving you everything
Giving you everything is doing the right thing
Doing the right thing is achieving perfection
'Cos you are one hell of a perfect lover.

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The Bride On The Wait List

The Bride on the wait List
Break gentle heart break
That I cannot withstand anymore
Shaking as same as an earth quake
As slow as a snail wakes and calls them whore
Here-in shoulders hands like a perfectionist

To leave and watch her sob
Wanders as blind as a bat
Attending to nowhere step by step
Thinking they call her slut
Runs down step and stumble on an out sleep
Finds time to persevere like in the book of job

And meets her best groom

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Burning Embers

After being together for a time of great length
I have no idea how I put up with you, or where I get the strength
You make me so furious, just so mad!
Why do I put myself through this, if I just end up being sad?
I get a reminder every morning when I turn to your side of the bed.
The passion our love used to have, a fire burning such a deep red.
Years pass and the fire dies down
I look at you and your once glowing smile, turned into a frown. 
What’s changing I really don’t know
Sometimes wondering if it was all a show…
But in the morning, breath stinky and hair a mess
I look at you and know I’m blessed. 
Because behind those eyes I see a spark
Memories of making out in the park
The only time we’d cry
is when we had to say good-bye. 
I see something that’s keeping us alive
During the screaming shouts there is something in our hearts we are trying to revive
We’re trying to rekindle the burning embers
When all of the sudden, not just our minds, but our hearts remember
We lean in for a passionate kiss
And all of the sudden, remember the feeling of bliss.
And who knew that was the fuel we needed,
A blissful kiss our hearts and lips have so deeply missed
To rekindle our fire
To rekindle our passion
To rekindle our faith and trust we had in each other.

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You Walked Away

Your friendship
Afforded me comfort
You were there for me

I reached out
You never failed to answer
You were there for me

I spoke to you
With not the fear of judgment
You were there for me

You listened quietly
With ears open to my words
You were there for me

I hid nothing
And lifted up every veil
You were there for me

You held my hand
That alone said much
You were there for me

Your hand on my shoulder
Brought me solace
You were there for me

When you asked only
For the friendship that we shared
You were there for me

Our lives had their separate ways
Promises made to others
You were there for me

Many look so far
Without so great a find
You were there for me

I told you if you called
I would always answer 
I was there for you

A treasure I had found
I thank the heavens
You were there for me.

We shared our heads
But not our beds
That was rich enough

‘Til one day you asked for 
More than was right to give
You could not stay

You walked away…

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One Foot in the Bedroom one Foot out the Door

One foot in the bedroom
one foot out of the door
seems relationships 
are too much hassle today
and no one wants
a loving relationship 
any more.

You give your best
your hopes built up
and then shot down in flames
emotions and feeling
amount to nothing
neither does your name.

I don't want a disposable relationship
I'm nones plaything or toy
I'm me I have a heart brain and personality
but no one wants that or me.

So I remain disillusioned
lost and alone,
as ever.

Peter Some.copyright. 2013. Dec.

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Memories Made

The coldest white had fell
Surrounding all the feet of those behind
The day turned into hours
Just in the mind
Did the gift appear in night?
Or were dreams reality?
Did it come from karma’s hands?
It drifts from sanity

The trek towards that happy place
You’ve been there many times
Something was different now
It held a horrible surprise
The box wasn’t full of life and sound
The ashes of memories made were here
Taking longer to twist the knife
Left remains of a child now in tears

Standing still you couldn’t breath
Excuses flying in your mind
Trying to figure out the scene
Hoping there’s time
You look up to see
Expectant eyes for the last time
You wish you could keep
But it’s the saddest of a smile 

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Come Now And Be With Me

Come now And Be With me                                                                                                             For what I am                                                                                                                                  And talk of that which only you and I would understand                                                                                      Those worlds that you and I have seen before                                                                                Especially those we hope we'll see no more                                                                                 If by these lessons we might learn                                                                                                     How life upon th star wheel turns                                                                                                        Now my love and be with me                                                                                                                             For what they are

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 Sounds to me I'm deaf
Cant hear the murmur any more

 A thousand sounds a day I know
Only I can not hear it if they show

 The gaining of quiet stance
Bitter sweet the silence

 I could just not hear you anymore
I understand you sounds to my core

 Found myself straining to listen
Only to hear a blank shot angrily hasten

 When we come to sound out loud 
This is when I can face this crowd 

 Till then---

Sounds to me I'm deaf
Cant hear the murmur any more

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Imagine a boy whose heart you've broken. 
Picture him there, crying, sulking. 
Hands grasped around those fatal tokens. 
That you had left, much like him, broken.

Now listen to his dying monologue. 
For these words shall never again be spoken.

"It was here on this bed I lay, 
Where you said all you need to say, 
As you packed nearly all your things and ran away.
Leaving me there alone, that tragic day. 
Left me kicking, screaming, crying, in a fray. 
You left me in this never ending state of dismay, 
When you left me that way. 

Preaching to a newly understood god, 
Someday soon!
Someday Maybe!
I don't know, just someday' 

What more is there for me to say besides someday?
For you could not sooth this wounded beast at bay.
By simply saying, 

'I will stay,
End this foolish disarray,
And continue that cold harpening music that we had once played.
Just to save you from sudden decay.
Someday I'll be your forever.
Someday never!

'Stop! Stop! Stop!'
I'll say. And, 

'Would you do me one last favor please?
Before you come return for these last few things and leave, 
Kick me while I'm on my knees, 
Deny every last one of my final pleas, 
And rip my heart from about your sleeve. 
Would you do me one last favor please, 

And grant this wish, 
For a have scaffold through many a dark abyss 
Of my sub conscious, 
But still have gone a miss, 
In search of that fatal kiss. 
A kiss I had once wished to share with you.' 

What more is there for me to do, 
For you to do, 
For us to do.
We are now dead!' 

Just as he is dead.
Stuck in his own head, 
Because of the words that you had left unsaid, 
The love that you had left unfed. 
He is now dead, 
In his own head.

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She Haunts

 by the way thanks for the reminder
I would of forgotten by now..
now I know where to find her
like a ghost..her skeletons shows,
her soul is quite frightening 
my home she haunts
with things she forgot
now I sit alone surrounded...
Can peace be bought..
this battle fought
does someone have the answer..
an exorcist.. please bless this house
please rid this home of evil


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Just a Breathy Sigh

A breathy sigh that moved the air
encircled us with lusty flair.
Its sweet and tender brush of love
Left unsaid our intention there.
Some deep and thoughtful bold assertion
Drew us closer into it's glare
And staved away intrusion of all others
Lest they disturb the passion there.
And sweet the savory music flowed
Around, about, above, below
Until we floated on the brink 
Of true love's kiss and knowing wink.
Love speaks to us on deeper levels
Where mere words can not communicate.
How strong the pull of your embrace
And sweetly tinted kiss upon your face.
Each breathy sigh wafts through space
No matter where you go from me.
My heart knows each step you take,
And when you think of me
Every breath is shared with you
Every moment of love in tune;
Each sacred dream we share together,
And hope for futures yet unplanned,
Caress the air with sweet perfume 
To pull us closer back together.
Because our love remains strong and true,
I dare not take a breath without you.

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The Color of Love

The Color of Love 

What is the Color Love?

Red- Hot and Fiery or Angry and Mean?
Blue- Comfortable and Warm or Depressed and Sad?
Yellow- Bright and Sunny or Mellow and Cautious?
Green- Alive and Growing or Molded and Forgotten?
Orange- Changing with the Seasons or Dying with the Autumn?
Purple- Sacred and Strong or Broken and Bruised?
Black- Endless as the Night or Hopeless and Empty?
White- Pure and Innocent or Blank as a piece of Paper.

What is the Color of Love?

As many colors as a box of crayons.
Some used only a few times,
while others use the whole box.
Some use them sparingly so that the points stay sharp,
others use them until they are used up.

What is the Color of Love?

Open a coloring book and see what you can create.
A masterpiece or scribble?
It's your choice.
It's your book.

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The Snowy Life of Two Loving Ghosts

Taking suggestions especially on this poem. This is a first draft and I like it, but I don't have time to edit at the moment. Thank you!

The two ghosts dance through the barren forrest,
leaving footsteps to be pondered about
by the man who owns the land in the morning.
Howls and Screams and Laughter and Love
fill the dewy dark sky.
The two, lovers in death,
never knowing of the truth,
that their lives were taken
Snowfalls before,
being murdered in these woods,
their throat slits and their bodies mutilated,
No one knew who they were.

But here they are again,
running through the spindly trees,
taking in the scenes of their
eternal winter.
He takes her hand,
leading her to an opening in the trees,
a perfect circle, no light insight
but the stars above,
so beautiful,
so prominent.
Theres not a place in this town
better than this
to see the future amongst the stars.

They came here that day,
tent in one hand,
telescope in the other;
their thoughts in the air.
They were seventeen,
Seniors awaiting the approval
of a diploma,
They should be studying,
mid-terms next week.
They took a fatal break,
spent the night together,
only belonging to each other.

The ghosts;
who's sight doesn't recognize
the spot of their demise. 
They sit on top of a large smooth stone,
Left their by the world in it's hurry.
They gaze upon the stars,
waiting for the world to reveal itself.
The screams and wails and love still permeate the air.

They fell asleep in each others arms,
and so they never heard the footsteps,
the drunken laughs of men full of sin,
ready for some action.
They found the tent,
they killed the innocent souls,
but instead of leaving they bodies,
they left the ghosts,
taking the bodies and
depositing them in the freezing lake.
They then sat upon the rock,
laughing about the deed done,
passing out in the deadfall of snow.

The transparent lovers jump to the snow,
throwing themselves down to sleep the night away.
They cuddle,
protecting each other from the snow,
the danger,
the truth.
The smile,
and with one last scream,
they kiss,
merging with the snow,
Part of the world,
and this spot full of false truths.

No longer do lively bodies wander about the woods,
and the owner hardly visits.
But a few times each winter,
when the snow has fallen so deep,
You can hear the screams,
the howls, 
the laughter
and the love
of two ghosts
dancing in the snow.

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I don't envy you

I don't envy you sister
I don't envy the fact that your eyes are too bright, painted with colors of the rainbow
How your lips look like they are smeared in a pot of warm blood
How your face look like a pot of brown earth plastered on a wall
How your fingers wear vulture claws; your toes too
How your gait erotically draw lustful souls into your coven of shameless fantasies

I don't envy you

Not at all dear friend
When you kept crooning about a yet to be found lover
How you brought a picture of your perfect man snatched from your minds' wall
How you swore to wring him around your body until he puts a ring around your finger
How your spell of deceitfulness brought home your shame unsavory
How that wicked craving of yours sent away all that meant well

I don't envy you

I don't envy your constant nagging; your definite raging
Your late nights and early morning shrieks of bitterness
Not even your legal tender that seems to diminish at hours tick
Not to mention your headlamps that have lost its bulbs
Your speedometer that stopped functioning
Your thermometer that has drastically gone up

I don't envy your madness
Yours sadness
Your reddened eyes
Your blackened heart
Your blue and gloomy sky
Your sunset
You in your closet
Your stiffened body
Your silent words
The wide road you chose
Your gnashing of teeth

I don't envy you
I don't envy anything about you.

Fabulous Edwina 'Neofloetry' Aleme
(c) 2014.

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Emotional Imbalance

My knees get weak-

As you whisper;

Sweet nothings in my ear.


I start to shiver

At the words delivered,

Our fate becoming clear.


You caress my skin, 

Leaving trails of kisses;

Every place you touch.


My breath deepens-

As your mouth meets mine.

The pleasure is getting to be too much.


Our passion is apparent.

Our kisses become rhythm.

Our love becomes a song.


I could never really fathom,

How these feelings could be;

So wrong.


Now I sit and think,

Of how it had to end.

Our closeness is slowly dying.


If I said that I could forget about you-

this feeling of being safe;

I know that I would be lying.


Every time I see you,

I want to press your body to mine;

I want to hold you tight.


I love you-

Even though I know that;

You can't be- 'Mr. Right'.


So the struggle continues;

I'll always love you-

Until the end. 


It kills me to know...

 that you can't think of me;

as nothing but a friend.

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Groove of Things

Embrace me     my lover,
Let eager fingers identify your physical boundary,

Innocently caressing every curve leaving a surmounting temptation like no other,

Satisfying even those hidden pages tucked away in your precious diary,

Lovingly kissing such divine lips,
Every hand stroke encountering a quivering body,
While lustful hands clasp onto swinging hips,

Fair warning     it will be considerably rowdy.

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You and I

I miss the way we used to be.
Respected one another’s feelings.

Out and about,
Always trying something new.
Living life and creating memorable memories.
Lengthy conversations about our life together.
We were truly something special.

Supportive in every way possible.
Believed in one another,
Nothing could come between us.
We meant everything to each other.
What happened to our “special love?”

I want to feel what I used to feel.
I want “us” back again.
I know it’s still there.
I know we both still care.
You and I will rise above it all.

We will have courage.
We will be each other’s strength.
We will remind ourselves of who WE are.
We are “one.”
We were meant to be, so we shall stand together.

Nothing can stop us, but us.
Giving up on us is not an option.
Circumstances won’t get the best of us.
We’ve got this! We’ve got each other!
Deep down inside of us, we’ve got genuine love.

Nothing or nobody can stop us baby!
Let’s rise to the top!
Let’s show them what we’re made of!
Our relationship is many things,
But most importantly, it is LOVE!

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Words taken out of context
Meaning misconstrued
Feelings fractured - yours and mine
Hearing turned off - 
but we are not that different
Are we?

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First Meeting

We sit across from each other;
Two strangers meeting for the first time,
I glance up hesitantly- meeting your amused gaze,
Just as quickly I look away hiding behind my hair.
I watch you covertly;
I stare at your big brown hands gently clasping your mug,
I admire your fingers; long and deft,
Your neat fingernails; the splotches of ink speckling your skin,
I want your hands on me.

In my mind I trace your tall burnished frame and marvel,
At your deep husky voice and the warmth of your hand as you held mine,
The mug lifts and I look up once again to meet your eyes,
Our eyes hold as you sip slowly,
I’m not going anywhere your eyes say to me,
Stop hiding now please,
Cheeks burning, I look back at you;
Your mouth hidden behind the coffee mug,
I hear a faint clatter as you place it back on the table,
Your mouth curves as we gaze at each other,
Silently, we make our first promises.


© Kavisha Saga and Ek Choti Kavita, 2014

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Behind Closed Doors

Heart of Gold,
calming tides
holding on, hands intertwined.

The ironman
so bold, so brave.
An injured deer
step forth to save.

No echoing groans.
No sorrowing pleas.
Hard to see what lies beneath.

There are storms and guilt, rejection, betrayal
gnawing and snapping at his core.
But doesn't let a single salty drip ever hit the floor.

This is where he hides,
Behind Closed Doors.

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No Guarantee

“There’s no guarantee,”
He said with a smile
As his arms reached for me
Desire on his face
I hesitated

“No Guarantee”
Just rang in my ear
The last failed attempt
At finding a love
guaranteed to last
Had left me a mess
Of nothingness

He was so handsome
And so desirable
I closed my eyes
To his presence
Yet his scent
Enveloped me
Demanding my attention

I wanted him
I had wanted him
For so long
With such ferver
That the risk 
Seemed worth taking

“No guarantee
That it will last forever...
But I can guarantee this
I will make you fly!
Are you willing
To take a chance on me?"
He asked with a knowing smile
For he knew
He KNEW he pleased me
He had power

How his words
And tempted me
to reach out 
It drew me
Like the forbidden fruit
Calling to a modern Eve 
Juicy and bright
I wanted to bite in and taste
and luxuriate in the flavor
of a paradise
that would open my eyes
to new pleasures
Making me divine!

I was unaware
That he had pulled me in
His hands tightening around me
His lips tasting mine
Oh, the sweet taste of desire
That nearly seared
My sense of reason

“No guarantee?”
I pushed against his massive chest
As I wiped my lips
And straightened my blouse
“The man that wins me, my sweet
Is the man who comes
With a Full Guarantee!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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The Problem With Dreams

You've told me I love you a thousand times
You told me you loved me more
Told me about the life you want with me
Looked at me like I was your world
And I knew that everything you said was true
I knew I'd always have you

But all that changes in a moment
When I can no longer see the light in your eyes
Your words have no meaning, 
Your gaze holds only distance
And I freeze like a trapped animal
As the fear spreads like frost
And suddenly I know, like I always knew
I was always meant to lose you

I'm half-living in a dream or a nightmare
But the problem with dreams
Is that you never know what's real
Until you wake up

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Coagulating Perspective

The seconds drift into minutes,
cascade into hours.
Relativity floats subtly past
and pools around perspective’s
Waiting is the fierce tick
of a sequestered heart.
Tracking time,
by counting blood cells sailing
through a clotting current.
Labored lungs grasp at
tiny red buoys,
flagged with markers of 
It’s become harder to
comprehend the notes I left 
myself. I tried so hard to
hammer that nail into memory;
I bruised knuckles from exasperated swings.
never thought I had the strength
to sever the yoke of what bound 
my soul to yours.
But I swung,
and I swung
              and  I swung.
Until I drove you away.
I thought it would kill
the pain;
fooled my body into taking the blame
so I could have peace.
But now I wish I could feel
anything but this sordid repeal 
of discernment I let my body
confuse with mending.
I clutch each cell between
aching hands,
and demand it’s clarity;
 tighten my grip when
they squirm and feel
the pangs of past;
remembering the agony
of losing you all over again.
For fear of suffering
I risked losing myself.
I couldn’t breathe…
burying myself in bloody denial.
I almost let my need of you
coagulate to the point of 
my body’s repose.
You were once something
vital, a brilliant spark of something
magical much like serotonin at the 
perfect levels..
I don’t know what made us bleed.
But you’ve scabbed over..
You’ll probably itch for a long time,
reminding me that love is often
less than divine. And every now and then,
 you might feel a sharp nail
grinding against your surface
like a dry tongue searching
for the comfort of water.
Don’t be afraid,
that’s just me counting the minutes,
trying to remember
how to breathe.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.

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The Missing Piece

Buttered toast is all you can cook 
You bring me over a slice 
I’ve noticed you’ve already had a bite 
You have a tendency of doing this  

If I held your heart in my hand
Beating away, blood dripping down my hand 
It wouldn’t be all there
I don’t need to be a surgeon to work that out 

You call me over to see a puzzle you’ve done 
It’s of an old ship, all 1,000 pieces 
I place a hand on your shoulder 
‘There’s only 999 pieces there’ 
Where the sail is
The little outline of the table shown 

You tell me ‘I’m all yours’ 
But I don’t think that’s true 
There’s always a piece missing 
I’ve checked everywhere 
Even my pockets

                        I can’t find it. 

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Goodbye Sun

Dedicated to the Officers and crew of
USS Columbia (SSN 771)

Goodbye Sun

We are welcomed by men in 
immaculate whites
Through a hatch
we descend a steep ladder
into "The Last Slider"

From a narrow corridor we enter
into the brain and nerves
of this vessel- 
To my untrained eye the confusion
of cables overhead is bewildering
This black ship of stealth
tracks the world outside,
silently invisible itself

Rows of monitors, sonar devices
high powered periscopes
all with a myriad of buttons to push-
A marvel of technology -
yet men are the heart and soul
of this great ship

They are Submariners

They say goodbye to the sun
for months on end
Week after harrowing week they spend
day after day on grinding drills
where the only thrill is their daily meals
Systematic, methodical
They are human- in a ship of war
but a ship that exists for freedom

The Officers guide us through each section
The ship at rest has released them
from an endless commitment but
with a practiced eye
they are still attuned to every detail

Commanders almost prescient
so in step with every procedure
they can sense malfunction in their sleep
I notice the commitment to excellence
I note the pride behind the
preparations for our inspection
Blue curtains with the ships insignia
are drawn on bunk beds
Shiny copper engine parts, clean bright paint
reflects the values of those who
keep their vessel, ship-shape

Now I stand in the nose where the
weapons rest
The metal tubes look benign
for all the power they contain
Ironically in rows, directly above,
the crew's bunks are located-
in tiers of three -even sleep
 is regimented
Photos of family are the only
human touch in
this dark, black, whale 
of a vessel

The sense of duty for each individual
seems overwhelming
There is a spirit of complete trust
between them
This is a world for honorable men

"Victory is Silence"
I try to imagine daily living
the self-containment
the steely discipline
the choosing to go forward in the face of
Precision and man - morphing
The pact between Submariners is
They move as one.

Suzanne Delaney

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Virtual Fantasy

Virtual Fantasy
              by Odin Roark

So innocent they
But three years old
Wanting parent look
Upon their face

First on paper
Crayon scribbles
Then long waits
Yearly Halloween
And make-believe 

Come paint-on tats
Just like mommy daddy
On leg

Then to legal age innocence
Crow’s feet cover
Cheekbone carving
Botox injections
Steroid Adams
Enhancement Eves

Fast forward

Beneath gender façade
Lurks a swirling cauldron
Marveling in grease slick color
Oil running hot
Engine never cold

To be
Is not to be
Man and woman
Where molten-hardened
Eruptive cycles
So often masked
Addictively rush tomorrow’s reality

History ever fading
Continues priming expectants
Reminding Barbie doll captives
And GI Joe dreamers
Tomorrow’s headgear fantasy
Comes with warning
Virtual sympathy
Not included

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It Hurts

You let go and want to forget 
Why does he need to be around me 
I still feel the pain 
Is he still in my chain

I don't want this feeling
Pain keeps hiding 
I want to talk to you 
I want to tell you I Still Love you

I m happy to see you smile
It hurts cause I m not the reason behind your smiles
I thought I have you forever
but now your gone... it hurts forever

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The hunger

As lighting strikes
and rain falls,
thunder brings a
growing hunger.
for another's touch,
just the thought
you wild. Makes your
body tremble
and your mind
wanders. Cold chills
goose bumps dig
their claws in as
this hunger
gets stronger and
stronger. It seems
like you
can take it no
longer. Your body
with so many
sensations, with
every touch
your body becomes
more sensitive. 
As the thunder
growls and lightning
again your senses
are heightened as
heart races. 

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Remember the Days

Listen my child to the sounds of love within your heart
Caress those dreams for they are what guide your life
Remember the days of the young because the weeks of the old never last as long
Learn to believe in yourself for you are the only one that can weaken the storm
Remember what my love has taught
You hold the whole world in your tiny hand but your strength could change it's whole aspect
You are the future  The determined soul  The one that will have to fight to carry on
I just pray the lessons learned now will not stray your childlike imagination when i am gone
and everything you see within me helps your unknowing path to life, love and dreams come true.

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Wet Dreams

Slow to wake 
Still steeped in dreams 
The sheets seem to be tangled around my shaken legs 
Sweat, sweet scent 
Melting off of this...
.....curious wanton body 

I try to let go, 
to shed these dreams of you
I always have 
When I'm wanting 
What you won't give me

My night shirt must've...'s off and on the floor, wet 
I must've stripped in the twilight hours,
 feeling too much heat in my blood 

I honestly don't remember the touch, 
just the fading dreams 
Of you
I'm still wet, it's just... Everywhere
 The room feels overwhelmingly 
Too much heat in my blood 

I'm wanting 
And you're not...

I can always tell
Because in this heat of passion lingering 
on my tongue and 
on my thighs

You don't even notice 
Steeped in dreams of your own 
And snoring softly beside me

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When being told you're “perfect”
but that it's not enough
what can you even do
in pursuits of love?

The seemingly endless process of
meeting and greeting
sharing, laughing, loving, caring
even becoming attached to family, pets
all so that it may come to an abrupt
ofttimes one-sided end- 
it wears me down
I'm far too young to feel as drained
I'm far too young to feel as pained
I'm far too young to feel as enslaved and betrayed
by this process of courtship as I do

Those older and wiser counsel: 
Patience, waiting is never easy
The right one will come along
You're a good person with a good heart
and you've got a lot to offer
It's their loss
I already know all of that, 
but it doesn't mean I accept it
It doesn't mean a part of me
cannot fear that the one I held dear
should have been mine to keep,
mine to fight for, mine to live for,
mine to die for
But what can I do?
What can I do?

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Soul mates never to be

He stared at her as though she was devoured
half-way by a great white shark; a look of "I can't help you,
though I wish there was something I could do". Love they sowed
was being watered by another man.....

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The Greatest Proof of Love

The greatest proof of love:
Man’s desire to protect
His most endearing quality:
The role he shares with heavenly beings…
A guarding angel on earth
With his strength
Protecting his woman
From outer attacks…

And yet…
From the heart of every woman
A gentle voice pleads:
"Will you protect me
From the strength of your own heart?
I am most vulnerable to you…
Will you protect my heart
From your power
Over me?"

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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Where Are You When I Need You

Don’t pretend to understand me
When your frustration and anger, comes first
Don’t pretend to nod and listen
When all you hear, is what you want
You treat me as if I am a brainless idiot!
Blaming me because I don’t agree with you
Because I won’t let you control me
I am a big girl living an independent life
So, don’t pretend to know how I feel
When you only believe the lies you convince yourself, I am

Don’t say you love me, when your ego takes precedence over my feelings
Dreaming of what you want us to be
Dreaming of me, from a far
Leaving me alone, to problem solve, on my own
I do this to show I care
To show you I am responsible
All I want is for us to be on the same page, sharing our love again
Laughing, kissing
I need your love and attentiveness
I need to feel your nurturing warmth
Instead of taking it away from me
Knowing my vulnerabilities
Deliberately hurting me
You told me you were my knight in shining armour
Where are you, when I need you?

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  I saw a kindly friend in church today--
 I say "a friend" because I know her well
 Like all the rest, her name, address, the way
 She smiles and says, "good morning," takes 
 Her seat four seats away from mine.
 An hour later we chat pleasantly
 Exchanging greetings, polite concerns, feeling 
 I stopped in town to see a relative
 We get along, but don't see eye to eye--
 A bit of cake, a cup of tea, a word
 Or two.."how are the kids?"  Answers we
 Already know,  and I go home.
 "I see you're back. How soon till lunch?
 Where is the paper? The TV guide? The puppy
 Food?  Did you forget?  You seem upset."
 No, I'm fine. 
 I shut them out, believing they don't really care
 So long as clothes are clean and lunch is there
 On time. I sign on to the Internet..
 American On Line, and see a friend.
 Your words on screen, your picture near at hand,
 Your voice recalled like music in my mind....
 You read a phrase or two and understand
 And send your gentle words through fiberoptic
 Lines to soothe an empty heart. Our fingers touch
 The keys--in unison at  times as thoughts
 Identical connect our hearts.
 I watch for you, and you for me
 And breath a small contented sigh that you are here,
 And that even distanced as we are
 You know and care.
 Some acquaintance calls---a mundane thing.
 Our physical connection will be lost,
 But your voice, your face, your imagined touch,
 Your undemanding love, your words
 Will give me strength for one more day--will tuck
 themselves into the hollow spots--and shield
 My heart from those so close they cannot see.

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I give in

Notoriously nasty..
you can have me
like that 


take me back  
over lapped
counter act 



let you cut 

oh the smut..
is out of control.

console me...  
because daddy
i'll gladly 
So madly 

these tender times
With you in mind 

borderline insatiable.. 


to the point of exaustion...

how often they tap out.. 

For to have us both 
would coat 
your inner child..

gone wild.. 

i've met vile 
face to face.. 

how about a drink
while you
loosen up to think

How many ways 
to graze the stage
of sadism

I'm a master addict..
In your

i can't match it...




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I sit gazing at the big box
With less work to do and many things to think.
The man next to me is busy at work so full
And a lady, anxious of her own looks.
The Secretary of the office is filled with piles of files
And is often on phone on the floor.
And I got nothing 
But to think of all this what I look around in a group
The attendant falls in with a cup of tea
And all eagerly break their ‘busy’ work just to speak.
Some men and women stand and talk loudly
Not really to talk but to show that they can.
Among all, a peon stares at the ceiling only for just a minute
Not like me for hours together.
He whistles, chuckles and always carries a smile
Never is he seen in a mood so fascinated like us
And here, my gaze is fixed on the box
Like many on the Clocks
The Sun waved good bye 
And all rose up from seats
Looked hurriedly at the door;
Looking at each other with smiles 
Only just to say goodbye.
Good bye in a hurry! 
The lights are off; the game is up
The game of playing together to win Loneliness.

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I was blinded, I was fooled.
I thought what we had was real...
Your sweet words of kindness swept me off my feet.
Your dark eyes that once gave me comfort, now are forever mocking me.
Your arms that wrapped around me, now wrap around my throat.
Your hands once so fragile, now are demonic as they clasp tighter and tighter.
Our eyes and bodies are locked together,
One gasping for breath...
The other praying for my death...
Darkness oozes from you mouth,
Slicing my skin, as my blood begins to pour.
Is this what you wanted?
For now, I lay unconcious...
And forever, will I haunt you.

Kallie Mason 

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A Rich Tribute

Mother Teresa been a historical,
and an important,
and a humble figure,
as she had dedicated her life for the poor and the needy indeed, 
the best tribute one can give her is by quoting a single quote of her,
out of the many though, 
the one mentioned below seems to be more precise,
in today’s world,
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given”
in the rush of acquiring money,
many have forgotten this lovely aspect,
the aspect of love,
which is much greater than money,
and had crossed a number of boundaries,
from times immemorial,
today jealousy, selfishness, greed have taken over love,
wherein money is not that great,
than love itself,
as love is like a ‘Can’,
which can be filled from the top to the bottom,
unlike money,
which needs to be filled from the bottom instead,
love is greater than money indeed,
as we do love our Gods,
our wives,
the children,
whether they be ours,
or of others,
without distinguishing between their caste, creed, colour,
Love is indeed greater,
as we love the newborns born into this world,
our friends ,
wherein love can also help us to defeat our enemies too,
without love,
no one can progress on,
and neither the countries too,
Therefore love is greater than money indeed!!

'Quote and Author':-
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given”- Author: 'Mother Teresa'

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I have never felt so alone as I did tonight,
next to your side,
the grief from your mind reassured me this was fact.
Selfish fact.
You feel despair, 
as we all have.
You feel futile,
as we all have.
I tried to express that there are two sides.
I failed and your thoughts are infectious.
Feelings I cherish, love, connection, fate.
Now they make me feel a fool.
What have I discovered? 
I have never felt so alone.

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Beloved Friend I Have Fallen

An angel, cradles me, in her motherly arms
I have fallen, I am venerable 
I told myself, I would not do this, no more
I have failed to keep my promise, to you
I have not stayed true
Tears flowing, as I smile, just, for you!
Remembering the times, when you cupped my face, in your hands
Your blue eyes, gazing into mine
Telling me with sincerity
‘I am the sunshine, that lights up your world, each day that dawns’
My heart aches, it rains with love, having fond memories of us
Wash me clean, being human, is challenging me!
Emotional bondage, creating blocks
I need to move on, you are dead and buried
Your time here, over
My heart struggling, accepting this reality
“Forgive me”
I pray to be free!
“I Love you, my beloved, friend”

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Reality Faces Extinction

            Reality Faces Extinction

Reality blinked at the possibility of existence being real
Eternity termination adds another layer to the weight
Comes with a heavy proving price if not mistaken
If not approved by science and philosophy, who have no clue
How can one surmise…If it can’t be proved…that you lived or died?
One must have evidence before extinction and the grand demise
To see it, feel it, touch it, smell it before you die
If I ever come face to face with reality or extinction
Remind me to walk the other way as I prefer to stay
I can’t afford the price and I’m too confused to understand
Maybe if I remain in ignorance in bliss, this will all just go away 

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Every time I start to write a poem, 
My thoughts think of you.
Of your eyes when you look at me, 
Of your voice when you talk to me.
I can't get you out of my head,
Not even at night,
When I go to bed.
It's frustrating,
I'm always debating.
Are my feelings for you right?
I feel like a little kid,
But my heart wants to fight.
I ask myself so many questions,
You give me so few answers.
My mind goes crazy, 
My thoughts hazy.
I can't keep you off my mind,
A love like that,
Was hard to find

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Fresh and clean

I love the way she smells after a shower
so fragrant fresh and clean
and how she sits there
so beautiful
in her dressing gown
brushing her long wet hair
until it dry's and gleams.

Her sweet perfume fills the room
and sets my heart on fire
heightening my senses
and filling me with desire.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.

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What If We All

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And sent a smile to the one next door?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And reached out to those who've done us wrong?

What if we all
Extended a serving hand
To the grieving, homeless, hungry, and downtrodden?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are,
Joining hands,
Offering thanks,
And embracing;
Smiling as our futures shined
Because God has blessed us this life!

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Use me and I'll abuse you.

A stepping stone to a better view.  

Let's bring future into focus.  

My horizon chaser, I'd follow you

to untouchable finish lines.  

The other side of sunrise.  

No matter what direction 

I'll collide with you. 

Abuse me and I'll use you. 

When people ask how I got that scar 

I'll truthfully say, I earned it honestly.  

A birthmark placed there

before kings had kingdoms 

when I was yours and you were mine

 lifting each other up till 

fate's intervention.

Staying down until horizons

are behind us, until our greatest

 accomplishments are achieved. 

Battered spouse syndrome

without the emotional deriding

or blackened eye.

Why do I stay?

Must be the magnetism,

the places she takes me

or the way light tends to

bend her way.

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Tangled Vines

Relationships are like ivy -
        Changing directions;
            Clinging to the objects around them.

Sometimes, they enhance and beautify the host that they adorn.
Sometimes, they choke and completely devour the host in its entirety.

Each of us sprouts many vines over a lifetime.
	Some that last forever;
		Some for only a season or two;
			Some of which never really take hold.

And, seldom do our vines stand alone.

Our vines get tangled amongst themselves and weave webs with vines from others.

It is often difficult to tell which vines are healthy,
	which vines are sickly,
		which vines are beneficial to the host, and
			which vines are detrimental.

Some tangled vines live harmoniously;
	while others struggle to co-exist.
Some tangled vines encourage growth of each other;
	while others repel and seek  other surroundings.

Take care of your tangled vines.
    Identify those that are healthy and keep them so;
    Recognize those that are sickly and assess whether or not they can be saved;
    Detach yourself from those that are damaged and not worth the time to cultivate.

Too many vines require too much care at the expense of all.
Too few vines puts us at risk of being alone should the host perish.

Should our vines tangle, I hope that we can flourish together and in tandem help our host to improve with age and be a better being as a result of our synergies.

Relationships are like ivy.  May yours always be beautiful and strong.

Written and posted on 7/15/2013

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Why must we have a debate, a spat over 
something irate.

Feeling of aggression taking over me, feeling like
i'm swimming in a sea of evil amenities. 

Why can't i be the bigger person and walk away, before 
either one of us doesn't return another day.

Now i'm alone with no one to exchange words with, should have 
kept my mouth shut and learned to love more.

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Write Me Letters

Write me Peruvian letters
as you let the coffee simmer
on the white washed burner
as you laugh like you would among friends
as you languidly 
cross your brown leather shoes
which meld into the corduroy couch

Rio Piedras owns my taciturn feet
with its piss grey streets
about which I float
like a dirty napkin
waiting to be stuck
like a fish in  a net
waiting to join 
my egg shell heart
which forever feels the crunch
of its misdirection

I'm like a kite full of holes
or the trimmed ends of a rose
what I bear is not beautiful

and even so, it's all I have
it's all I am...

the child of an arcane god
mistress of mistake
an empty soul
with not a single word
to fill me

So write me Spanish letters
between Santiago and Quito
pressed with coffee rings in the pages
like all the darkness in my eyes
I can't fight
I just need something more

to run from...

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Old Album

                                                      Album on the  playlist
                                               Not current but still relevant 
                                                    Hit play go back there
                                                 Be adventurous hit shuffle
                           Love songs, sad songs, break up and make up songs
                                     Selecting Play maybe an incorrect choice
                                             Eject much better, even wisher
                                                leave the past in the past
                                              or play... for a maybe better

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My Heart

I've felt my heart get stomped on,
Its been beaten,
Sometimes broken.
But never has it felt like this before.

It's been twisted and messed with.
I've let my feelings flow,
They were misled. 
Sent into a abyss and shattered. 

Which are mine and which are left over. 
These pieces barley fit together.
Making a picture,
Blurred and misinterpreted. 
Why can't it just be simple. 

They say a picture is worth,
 a thousand words.
What if I only want a few,
Of those words. 

My heart is beating hard,
From love?
From fear?

These feelings thrust together,
Combusting and overwhelming, 
Everything else that matters. 

Where is the point,
That my heart can idle.
I just need some time,
To place the pieces together. 
To understand what these feelings are. 

My heart is still pounding, 
Even though its been,
Stomped on, 
And broken. 

This time is different,
It's being tested.
Seeing if it's worthy,
If it can handle the stress.

It's becoming stronger, 
Going through the toughest. 
Building a trust, 
a hope,
In what it feels.

Today my heart has started a journey. 
Tomorrow is just a continuation. 

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How to Measure Distance

There could be worlds between us - for all the difference it makes A distance measured in land, in sea, in people and in places An infinite journey in each bus, each train and each plane There is patience, in every second, every minute and every hour And an unspoken desire to sew the cracked continents back together – inch by inch, metre by metre, second by second. Make us whole.

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It's Not Your Fault

The thing about life
is that
it can end in an instant

When the rope of the
harsh words
wraps tightly around your 

Neck squeezing tighter
and tighter
you just want to jump

To end it all to end all
the pain
and the hatred and words

It is not only the words
that push
you over the edge

It is too the fists and
the feet 
that slam into you

Over and over
a break with out letting up 

Making you break down and slide down
the wall
and cry and cry and cry

One phone call can 
save a
live, stopping that jump

Stopping the self hate
spreading the love

The love i have for 
you will 
never fade or die and i hope

will make you better
to sleep
and to be able to be 

Happy again to 
be happy
forever and always with me

just remember and know
that it's

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I got tangled up in this relationship
that offers no hope for anything but regrets,
no wedding ring on finger...
it's tucked in my jacket pocket;
woe to me if it ever dropped by accident,
I will lose her trust for the quest of lust!

My lies are uglier than tangled vines
going upward to seek light on a gloomy day;
and the higher they reach, 
the more they gnarl themselves
as arms entwined by threads of every color
and mine feel the same so helplessly ensnared by despair. 

Why has passion become obsession?
Have I found in her that erotic escape to entice fantasy?
And what the consequences will be?
The loss of someone who had faith in me...
when I swore to love her faithfully through joy and dire!

Entered in Constance La France's contest,
" Tangled Vines "
Written on 7/15/2013

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what I like about you
is the indifference which penetrates me as deeply
as contaminated nitrogen air

my skin is filled with cries
and every scream grows a wing
my hair is like a crown tree
flowering cherry

I fly
I learn to feel the air on the
unexpected height of me

you don’t see me
even if I belly dance

you see through me


I detach every night
from unripe lips
to one last poem which I
dedicate to you
but the words
remain untouched
not saying my name

and I wait...

any answer is like new breathing
because I don’t breathe
I refuse to breathe
till you respond to me

I breathe deeply
in time with the 360 Grades

I walk on the Tropic of Cancer
equilibrium on a plan of seduction

I would throw you
to catch me 
and your hands like your lips
are not found in this space and time

I love your style.

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Invisible Man

Peering out as from behind a veil, seeing, but not seen.
Feeling, but not felt.

A faint shadow noticed, yet unrecognized.

As a gentle wind drifts across the shape of a more solid soul, 
Conformed, yet having no form.

Ache though I do to step from the shadow, there it is I remain until 
My existence, my worth, to be bestowed by the one who calls.

Physical form offers fleeting hope of life whole, but to behind the veil I will be 

Callous indifference the cause of my condition, possibly.
Benign familiarity though seems the more likely culprit.

Unknowing, both summoned and summoner are imprisoned, sedated on the 
monochrome tapestry of rote daily life. Complacent in ignorance, can escape 
be found with captivity unrecognized?

Realization visits but one. Blame not, for what binds one binds the other.

Wake to our state and give name to our bonds. Grieve for our captivity,
Let us then run together as one toward the light.

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Hate and Hurt are the Causes of Love

You make my head hurt.
Like I love in a sulfur cave.
You eat away at me as though
I were already dead,
cannibal of love;
Tears drip with green tint
(the smell of sulfur sits inside droplets)
onto the rocks,
which jut through my thoughts.
This trial fills
my mind and body,
and therefore my soul
of longing and love.
We fight for emotion
not given in which we deserve.
At least we feel our own demands.
In order to love,
we hate;
an abstract term
as beautiful as love
deserves and demands
an equal opposite.
I love you,
I understand hate.

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To My Best Friend

Holding on
They see me
Do they need me?

A best friend
Never any doubt
Never any lies
I know they are my all
But to them, who am I?
Through their eyes, what do they see?
Am I who they are to me?
Am I one that can't be lost
Do they see and love me
I cannot let go
But do they even know?
Do they know I love them
Do they love me too?
I need to know
What I am to you
What do you think, at thought of me?
Am I one so easily lost
Or can't you lose me?
As I sit and cry, day to day
Afraid this love will go away
Best friends forever, or just to me?
Or just friends will we always be
Do you share these worries?
These fears I know too well
Do you fear departure
From this friendship
Or is it but a simple though
A good friend, but not the best
Though I think of you so highly
Am I not the same?
Are we different characters
Playing a different game
I need to know
Do you think of me, as I do of you?
Am I over-thinking?
Or thinking too much of us
Is there an 'us', in your mind?
Or is it just of mine
I know you are my best friend
In my eyes, you shine
But am I just as bright?
Am I just your friend
Or a best one, to you as well?
This is what I need to know
Am I but another friend
For I am here until the end
But just a friend, am I?
I've have no reason, here to cry
For different people have different eyes
Different thoughts, different minds.
Two cannot be one
But the friendship, as I see
So mighty and supreme
Higher than the rest
You to me, are best
For this is what I see
But am I to you, as you are to me?

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Ebony Aphrodite

Not even Tisiphone looming could invoke the fright this fury leaves etched across my spine
Olympus' indignation will not leave me in spiritual paralysis like She
(Shch, shch, shch) severing my Atlas, losing my mind--I can't carry these melancholy skies
Her voice, even in its brevity, balmbarded me with an inward rise of Dawn's rosey-red fingers
Now, Her silence--Her silence sings a delyreous epic of what I couldn't help, but destroy
--Without Her, I feel like Telemachus futiley fending off suitors alone
Promises to not fly too close to Helios: broken glass under a blind woman's feet
Like Perseus, I'll face whatever evil's Cracken; although, a life without Her, I'd rather be the Nemean Lion
Ebony Aphrodite, whose tone leers at me with a Medusa gaze
I wasn't Cronos; although, I was, in this gracious goddess' eyes, titanic
However, it now appears I've corroded our thread; easier for the Fates to cut

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When Did Loving Us Stop

When did we grow a part
Surely there can be no date assignment
Nor can a time of the hour or minute placed
When did we become selfishly alone
Preferring the singular to the plural in tone
When did loving each other take the preverbal back seat
With vain wisdom filling our hearts
When did touching excite no more
The sensations callused by prideful numbness
When did thoughtfulness tenderness and kind words
Thus exchanged for screaming hurtfulness and distraught 
When did trust slip away as sand in an hour glass
Spying each other- knowing it could not last
When did honor turn into threats
Threats of self-preservation by disarmament
When did our breath die to seek servitude as one 
As passion was placed into a closet  – we entered the ring
When did love stop- we now needing new air
When did we die and we simply did not care

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My aggravating paramour

Stop it!
I’m exhausted by you
Always complaining, never supporting yourself
Stop it!
I’m overworked by you
Never being grateful, but expecting the help
I know it’s not your fault
Now pick yourself up, I will see you on the twelfth

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Dry Spells

                      No action in the living room 
                      No action in the kitchen 
                    No action in the bathroom 
      What are your expectations for the bedroom? 
           Keep your expectations realistic. 
                   (Nothing going to happen)

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Do You Suffer from Pentheraphobia

Do you suffer from Pentheraphobia – its fear of the Mother in Law
A phrase that can strike fear in the bravest of all
For some people it’s all out war

We were pretty lucky; she didn’t interfere 
And now she’s no longer with us
The words ‘mother in law’ I do not fear

Jan Allison
17th February 2014

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An Ordinary Day

The world has not be kind
I see it in your eyes
In that tired smile
In the way you take off your jacket
And sit to rest a while
I hear that sigh
I sympathize with my smile
I let you close your eyes
For just a little while
And cover you with a favorite blanket
To let you rest

A half hour passes
With you in dreamland
I stand before you
My hair in a pony tail
Shower fresh
Smelling sweet
My lips cherry glossed
I let the towel drop
I bend down to kiss you
I let my lips linger
Till you’ve had a taste
Your eyes flutter open
I see that smile of pleasure
Waking on your lips
And you pull me onto your lap
"Come here, honey child"
I lean back as my hands guide
Your head to my chest
Whispering in your ear...

“Baby Boy….
Food’s gone cold…
Do you want to start with dessert?”

Eileen Manassian

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the wings i lost

One stormy night..
Rain and thunder poured in my world...
And i took shelter in ur nest
U kept me warmed on ur chest

Ur arms so tight around my waist
And ur lips were hard on my face
Each time i curled myself and bowed
U yelled that it is what love

Ur lips never melt me,nor ur love
Shook was still the same storm
Thundering inside and

I was soaked by ur sweat and blood
Wet in the tears u poured down
My wings are stuck...
With your blood and sweat
I cant fly...
My wings got stuck
To your tears...and your love
Outside now sunny...
But it storms in my heart..
My wings are stuck..

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5 weeks

When he smiles 
When he looks at me
You can tell he cares
I'm in love with this man 
I think about him all day, everyday
He makes me so happy
I do my best to do the same for him
Its only been 5 weeks
Definitely expect the unexpected
Never realized how hard
You could fall for someone,so fast 
Wouldn't change anything right now
We are both at a similar point in our lives 
Where we both need to figure everything out 
Get things sorted out that started before we met
Our relationship is still new 
slowly getting to know more about each other
We spend many days together
but also time apart
Its nice to be in a relationship 
Where we are not always together 24.7 
Every couple needs time apart 
To make us stronger in the future

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Sparks are living in
and they set off
within imperfections
of two faceted
stones, that won‘t
fit with one
Sometimes I still
don't see...
How it works, this
it declines, and
again it recovers.

In me linden has
bloomed, there was
many spring rain,
filling puddles
again with new
While the soft
ground was trying to
a captured spark
even the whistling
got lost in the tree
Well, along all your
words are inaudible.
How it mimics the
melody, mimics the
it attempts to
repeat, to invite
the light in.

Fish emerge from the
depth of the puddles
gasping words, but a
sound resides in the
We're so random. So,
my dear, how it
works, are we even a
Will it live with my
shyness, will it
breath in
all thoughts. I own
beings of shadows
with no shape by
overflowing serenity
in dark ravine,
without struggles of
light they won’t
dance, they won’t
I still blow you a
petal to catch.

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With Regret

Impatiently she waits; anxious and as usual
begging God to intervene with a phone call,
an invitation, she was unwilling to wait for.
Her prayers were in earnest - full of promises.

God is a good judge, He exposes falsehood
and He said no, a clear no.  This is a trap,  
You are deceiving yourself;  
you are being deceived.

But she longed for true love 
and a trusted colleague showed her some.
She knew she lived among imposters  
who thrived on fraud and lies.
Refusing to face facts. 
she made that phone call herself.
When a too-familiar voice answered, 
she dropped the phone in disbelief.
It was an even clearer answer to her prayer 
and she moved on.

Reader, be warned by her scars of deceit.
If you must fight to have your own way,
pause on occasion to consider, 
what do I want to know? 


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after the sky drops. 
The walking corpses come out 
the veil of night masks 
the decay 
the rot 
of humanity 
Plague of the earth. 

Found from the ashes 
My phoenix we bled 

Has she ever 
thought love between 
us, inside 
 her, filled up an empty bed. 

No longer bereft, 
and love drowns my head. 

Bemire emotion 
 I wash and rinse 
what is left, 
asking what we are 
if no longer 

Gold from lead. 
The lifting sky 

Our connubial affair. 
The truths, I face, 
we share, 
She Said. 
"when will it die?" 
closing empty space 

A diffident devotion 
Within her embrace 
a softly recited 
poem unread 

tantric lullaby 
healing the blighted 

fading destiny to refuse 
to claim or to lose. 
An onus I malinger.. 
to choose. 
of an inner fatalist 
hopeless abuse.   

Quantum entanglement 
schismatic resentment 
inspiring  muse 
of the alchemists 

A bibulous creation 
intimate turpitude. 
asunder this hell 
her orbit with abaddon. 

her need to dispel 
Gravity well 
collapsing in on itself 



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describe the feelings or ideas my poem invoked or left in feeling or thought.
Even on word. is better than none. Thank you

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Enigmatic Lane

Enigmatic Lane

This enigmatic lane-
I’ve walked long.
And now I see
Only barren lands,
A mere setting sun,
And a vague horizon.

I turn to look back
Along this enigmatic lane.
And then I see
Those umpteen vicissitudes,
Those sudden meanders,
Those familiar turns,
Those abrupt detours.

Down this enigmatic lane,
There have been
Many a rich meadows,
Many a bleak wastelands,
Millions of pompous marches,
Millions of disconcerting dirges,
Several comforts of love,
Several cruelties of reclusion.

Along this enigmatic lane
I may no longer tread, for-
As I now halt, I ponder-
Perpetuation has always been
The ruse of fleeting phases,
And what worth has it been
To walk this enigmatic lane.

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Where Are You

Where Are You?

I don’t see you
You said that you would come
I’m cold and lonely
Where are you?

All this mistletoe
With not a soul to kiss
I’m all alone.
Where are you?

I gave some silly reason
Just to leave the house.
You said you would come.
Where are you?

For others there is cheer
It’s Christmas season
I’m all alone.
Where are you?

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Moving On

I can see how you are doing well these days;
an hour-glass shape to crave for, and a face showing
a good diet intake. You still look innocent as I left you, 
though you took my heart through hell.

You threw my heart out of the window, but I came back
to the game; as you call our relationship. I am as strong as you left me,
unmoved by heartaches and pricking memories.

.....but when I sit down at a table meant for two at a restaurant, I see couples
taking their tea with passionate joy; their eyes spelling out the name "I love you".
A moment to face the truth finally comes; I'm forced to accept I can't move on
without you. You stuck in my soul like a tattoo.......

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In the Middle of Silence
The secret illusion of yours
Starts mesmerize my mind

I don't know why, but I can't
control all articulate sounds
that comes into ,my heart

I can't control the way of my
Intellectual power
Out this lovely phrases, hoping
to catch your eyes

Then a little time apart
I decided to wrote a rhythmic composition
just to describe my love,
my agitation to you

And in exactly seven: forty six PM,
My work of heart, my poetry was
exactly complete

Later I will send it just for you
My Girl of my life,
My girl of my dreams

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The Christianhood Family

( Heb. 6: 11 / Gen. 1: 1, 26 / 2Cor. 6: 18 / Matt. 6: 9 / Eph. 3: 12, 14, 15 /
James 1: 17 / 1 John 5: 21 /  Isa. 9: 6 /  Rev. 21: 3-5)

Such A Big Family
In These Last Days
Its Growing Fast

We've Come Together
From The Past
Its Towards The Future
That We Grasp

In HIS Light
Is Where We Bask
HIS Love & Truth
Keeps Our Hands Clasped

It's In HIS Image
That We Are Cast
Its In HIS Power
We Complete Our Tasks

In HIS Son's Name
Is How We Ask
For Our Forgiveness
When We Are Rash

Its In HIS Wisdom
Our Brilliance Flash
& In HIS Way
Thru Gates We'll Pass

& Unite As Family
That Will Last & Last
This Is My LORD's Family
Universe-Vast !

* * * * * * *

We Cry For Each Other
We Try For Each Other
We Die For Each Other
We Rely On Each Other

We Reach Each Other
We Teach Each Other
Sister & Brother Each Other
Father & Mother Each Other

Holy Hug Each Other
Holy Love Each Other
We Bless Each Other
Lay To Rest Each Other

We Will Rise Together
Dry Our Eyes Together
Face To Face Together
Ever Chaste Together

We're Alive Together
Gain The Prize Together
For We Pray Together
& We Stay Together

Such A Big Family
My Lord Has
Yes, My Lord's Family
Lasts & Lasts ...

         Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/12/2013 
         by:  MoonBee Canady

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Time will come

That day that stuck like glue,
hide your pride in the wind and let it go.
Redemption has found me relieved more than happy,
no fanfare or parade,
just get back in the shade.
Just get back in line for now's not the time to shine
but steady as she goes, twinkle toes,
time will come soon.
These flowers in bloom will signal closure,
mourning period over
to once more lift my eyes to the horizon
free from moments left behind by this
that would play me in a desperate exclamation
to a ship that's sailing,
to stop.

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Experiences Freestyle

Love's a many joys and pains; A wild ride no matter how you take them reigns. In vain we try our best at evading the lanes, but you gonna get wet if you stay in the rain. And you can press reset once you reach that place where the hurt in your chest starts to fade and be replaced with the fact that the wackness can be faced; laughed and left, not mad, no regrets. See it might take a little second, trust I've been there before. Disappointed in the person you gave too much credit. You aint a fool for gettin fooled, that's what foul folks do, but you a fool if you aint wise enough you debt it. See it's hard out here slim pickings on the regular; Fallin for charisma lookin past character. But when it's all said and done, better aim my style. I'll let karma do it's thing and laugh last. "Ha-haaaa"
Hit the gas!

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Even After Death

I will love you today, always, and forever
My love for you is my endeavor
Listen to these words that I have to say
'Cause with you forever is where I'll stay
That is what life is about...
Two people finding love, Soul mates.
I wish I could hold you in my arms
To always have you in my life
To have our love never end
Just you and I...
Even after death..

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I grew up in Poortown 
A mile down the road 
From hard topped streets 
Where Miss Eleanor lived 
She sat on the front porch 
Smoking ready rolled 
Eating brought on peaches 
And she would hide in back 
When she took a dip of snuff 
She wore nice dresses 
With zippers on the side 
And her stockings both
 Had seams and no holes 
Her shoes were shiny
As a brand new nickel 
Miss Eleanor was not poor 
And she made it a point 
To let everybody know it 
She always had a new 
Cadillac car to drive 
And the sweetest smelling 
French perfume… 
I was just a boy when she 
Called me in her yard one day 
Told me how she watched me 
In my ragged old overalls 
Passing by her gate each day 
She asked me how a boy 
With no visible means 
Could afford to go into town 
Most every day and stay 
From morning till dusk 
She had no understanding 
How life really was in Poortown 
So I told her best I could 
The particulars of my day 
How Pa was sick in bed 
And my Ma had passed away 
I told her I was working for 
For the wealthy folk in town 
For my dinner and to get my Pa 
His medicine he had to have 
It felt as though she had 
A special kind of glass 
That she could use to look 
Right on through my lie 
Made me feel so small and petty 
Then she told me not to go 
Into town anymore 
But to come to her house 
And I would work for her 
I show the next morning 
To a brand new pair of overalls 
And some shiny Brogan shoes 
Not new but unlike any I’d ever had 
She took me to the back yard 
And gave me tasks to do 
I worked as hard as I could 
Just to make a good impression 
Miss Eleanor brought some iced tea 
To the settle in the shade 
Under the old apple tree 
Where we began to talk 
All about life and our lot in it 
I learned from her and she from me 
And when the day was over 
And she paid me from her purse 
For the work I had done 
And not a penny more 
She told me plain that the 
Money I had earned was mine 
And mine alone and if my Pa 
Wanted his “medicine” he’d 
Have to work for his own 
Same as I did for mine 
Years passed by and I grew up 
Miss Eleanor is gone on now 
But she left me all she had 
Which to my surprise wasn’t 
Very much… You see she believed 
That appearances could hide a 
Myriad of deficiencies from 
Prying eyes, but not the heart 
She taught me while appearances 
Were important they meant 
Little in comparison to character 
Honesty and integrity… 
So I sit here on the front porch 
Smoking ready rolled cigarettes 
Enjoying a brought on peach 
Watching the endless parade 
Of poor and destitute young’uns 
I think back to the days 
When I would pass by and 
Imagine the mystery and beauty 
Inside this little stone cottage 
And who Miss Eleanor really was… 
I like to think when she passed away 
That she passed down a little 
Of herself to me…

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Fell Apart

i reached for your hand 
and you reached for my heart
in that same instant, 
we both fell apart 

fell apart into one another 
in hopes the other would be there to 
pick up the pieces 

i'm still broken 

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I love you so much more than the sun in the sky
Love you so much girl, and just can't tell exactly why
To confess my love, to you, is all I wish to say
Tell you outright, at the break of each new day

Our worlds seem to align 
And it's not by design
I want you in my arms forever, to be mine
Oh love, just give me a sign

I've had none before, and well, you've had nine
But with this I am fine
To the shores of forever, with you, I will find
If you just give me some Signs

Signs, from you and above, oh how I'm praying for
Please pretty girl, won't you open the door?
Leave me crying on the floor
Leave me girl, wanting so much more

How can lonely hearts mend?
Find others for their love to send
All across the sands of these times
Show me the way, give me some Signs

You could turn a whole life's world around
Without the utterance of a sound
You could halt his childish whines
If you just gave this poor boy some Signs

Signs, from you and above, oh how I'm praying for
Please pretty girl, won't you open the door?
Leave me crying on the floor
Leave me girl, wanting so much more

Yet here I am, sitting alone and broken
No words to you have been spoken
Why am I so shy? Where did the days go?
Oh how they fly and Oh how you glow
Nothing left to do now, but wait for new Signs

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Eavesdropping 2

To keep thee from the evil woman,
from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman
Lust not after her beauty in thine heart;
neither let her take thee with her eyelids.(Proverb)

His eyes were filled with a deep sadness
My Granddad became the bastardy king
in Nana’s eyes
Meals that was once set for a king
Was no longer being served with his favorite homemade bread?
his late night ginger tea was swap for coca cola 
from the old ice box.
Nana just know how to discipline the old fool

Together we sat on the stoop and make small talk 
He told me that he messed up big time
And felt like disciple Peter
he was afraid that my Nana would never forgive me
I looked attentive at granddad and said, 
“Yes old goat you bite off more than you could chew
With those missing tooth

I guess what I said made him laugh out loud
I remember putting my hands quick over my mouth 
Like loose lips sank ships
Now! listen here  little lady
Are those your Nana’s words? said Granddad”.
I nod my head and smile

Remembering my Granddad
On father’s day

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Bye-Gone Era

There are few things that I rarely miss
But something about you makes me trip
I think of you often
Think of the things that I miss
About you
Your lips and your soft fingertips
Your dimpled smile and
Warm laughter
Are just
Memories of days gone by
Things that I cannot get back
And if I could
These things that I miss
Will never be the same as the
First time we kissed
Or held hands
Or said "I love you" to each other
I never wonder if your okay
Because wherever you are is where
You want to be
And its not with me
I never wonder do you even miss me
Because when I was there
Your heart wasn't
Love, love, love
Is all we need and I
Gave to you as you pleased
Never enough
Never satisfied
And then I gave up
On you
But now I realize that
of days gone by
Things that I miss about
are simply memories
Could it be that I
Just miss you
Or do I just keep missing you.

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Today I Play With Fire

I want to play with fire
Let the heat roll across my skin
Smell heady smoke and taste sparks
Burning from the inside out
I want to see the glass shatter
And let the pieces spread themselves
In the shadows like 
Stars sparkling in the night sky
And we'll have night and day at once
Flames bright enough to blind
Among shadows deep enough to hide us
When we breathe eachother's heat

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We won't live forever time limited offer To Dave

I wish we could
sit in a soft field 
of flowers and bask
in the sun on our
faces-I'd do it alone and
think of you and what
you would say in the
inspiritational message-
the sharing in the simplicity,
in the humaness of the 
moment-in the sheer 
joy to be in a warm
place---safe for a moment.
I can set up the scene,
the characters, the dialogue,
We will not live forever,
Lost time in a debit, 
account held against
small core savings.

In the end will it be
"enough" that we--I -tried?

Will there be credit for
the tenacity? Or are we
selling finely carved and
cheap plastic security? 

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Lingering and nourishing
Your lips are the dew of the grass
Shining liquid diamonds
After an irrefutable storm

April 13, 2012

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Often when I thought of you,
Paris was my first recollection.

 "la ville-lumière" 

similar to the flame you lit in me
the city where it has ruptured in art
but, in comparison to the person you are 
you make it all seem so insignificant 
the golden glow that shined on the stones 
as if the radiance like the one in your eyes 
the history of your composition
could captivate the frigid
you were a bit of the old and the new
a breath of fresh air 
with every aspect of solidity life could offer
with a goût of romance and utmost elegance

our eyes fixated on the identical spot
cigarette lit in both hands,
if only Paris could bring us closer.

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the punch of the first note 
the sound of your name 
the sight of the number 
invokes an ocean of emotion

the tickle of a memory 
the hint of a smile tugging lips 
the ache of a heart 
what remains is just reminiscing

the last word 
the last laugh 
the last time 

marks passing bisection of our worlds
the hourglass grains sliding away
the slipping grasp on affection 
the tapering conversation
history repeats itself 

but the consecutive will never be the same

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I Hate It That You Have My Heart

I hate it that you have my heart.
Wrapped around your finger like a string lest you forget,
but you always do,
dragging me along carelessly on a
lengthy leash like an unwanted dog who was once
a Christmas puppy,
or like a flower……yes like a flower, a flower
that’s left in the dark, a flower you often forget to water
a flower neglected, left dying for weeks, months, and then once death
seems imminent, is brought vibrantly back to life by your few drops of “love” and
your sparing rays of attention.
How much growth and how much beauty does this flower
possess?  Will we ever know my love?
I love you, but I hate that you know that.
I hate that you know my heart produces
deathless love for you,
I hate that you know I can never turn the page,
finish the book,
I hate it that the flower, while barely alive and dying,
will never die.

Written in Texas -JAN 2012

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Against the indigo velvet skies 
The sweetly scented nightly breeze 
Sends leaves falling, rustling 
Allowing moonlight thru the trees  
Through curtains softly billowing 
The moonlight steals its furtive glance 
Flirting with silky ebony shadows
Performing their nightly ritual dance 
On the other side of the wind 
Whispers softly echo in her mind 
Beckoning her… 
To listen to their voice 
Telling her his love she’ll surely find  
The wind chimes in spiral curves 
A moment that’s timeless stirs her soul 
To a crystalline awakening in her heart 
Welcoming imbuing intrusions to console 

In quiet moments she breathes him in 
His hand in hers, feelings linger 
A graceful dance to walk a path 
Feeling his  touch upon her fingers 

A trail of tears tinged with sighs 
Thoughts of him entrench the dark 
A restless soul needing warmth 
In quiet moments he invades her heart 
Will she find him once again… 
On the other side of the wind?         

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Seeking Shelter

Words are meaningless
Each syllable lost 
Drowned out by the storm around me

No escape
My fate decided
Foretold by the rain and thunder

Face up in the rain
I persevere
Hardened to the sting of each droplet

Tired eyes pan the sky
Searching for refuge
Weary from yet another deluge

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Just a Drop

Immaculate and pure.
Without blemish nor blame, only flames of beauty- which kills.
Two ripen pawpaws, sharp like the peak,
Of an hummingbird.	
Her physiognomy, brooding  eyes and a thin neck.
Her bewitching  gap, like a termite’s.
No blemish, if any, blame the sculptor.
I begged her “Can I draw from thy well ?”
She gazed at me, paused and smiled, intentionally to kill me.
“Nay; it’s soiled.”
I pressed again, quench my thirst,my thing troubles me”
Reluctantly she answered “I am living dead,young man,GO AWAY FROM ME “
How it cuts mercilessly to my inside marrow.
Toned between tears I felt into her arms, she held me like a baby and whispered “Friend, I am rotting inside “
I mustered up my bravado , ” You are not dead , I can touch you, nI feel you. Just a drop and am done….”
She graciously warned “You are pure, don’t die soon son of my mother”
I nagged her, ”To wet my thing…which troubles me.”
When I insisted,she yielded to the calling of my ‘ other being’.
She embraced me.Our lips met in the air,
Filled with the ambience of romance…or was it infatuation?
I grabbed her madly,I held her to my tiny broad breast.
Hers heaved to and forth.
She trembled.
I died, or so I thought.
In a flash of an eye, I had traversed her well.
TO AND FRO-once and I felt contented.
CONSCIOUSLY,I gazed at her, who now lied beside me.
Accusingly I querried” What have you done? Who are you?” 
She replied between sobs, “My well is contaminated. You have drawn from my well, we are dying souls.”
Before I could chip in, she added “If you die early, I promise to attend your last prayers! And if I die early, attend mine. Do you know why, Because my people will recognize you in ‘MY LIST ‘ 
I sort absolution from God, and comforted myself “Whoever confesses their sins, shall be forgiven “
I woke up.

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We Burn

The world can freeze
but we can burn 
me and you

the world is wrong 
but you and I 
can make it right

This is our world
made to embrace
and to forever chase

Let's stay warm 
just a day
there is this moment
no matter if it's our last

Long is the night
short is our flame 
that burns so bright

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A line downing his cheeks

He gaze at the sky, asking for answers for all his why's
Where have been the stars, only moon beckons afar? 
His face is hopeful but sad
His heart full of love but empty
And only his heart knows
The bleed of longing, his aura shows.

He draw deep breath, 
Hearing her say the love she have, 
Sound of it warmth his heart but chill his soul that crave
From the solitude moment he now have like grave, 
Only silence is heard, nothing to taste and feel
Feeling the pain totally insane.

A line draw from his eyes down his cheeks
Tried to hide, wipe it but it peeks, 
Ah...when will he get the completeness he seeks
How long will he wait, tears flowing profusely
When can he have the woman he dearly loves immensely? 

Inner Whispers

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The incineration of Hope

Gathered groping 
The cheesy eloping
Thinly spread across time
Wandering amidst bloated stride
Burning from flesh to organ
Incinerating hope
And carrying no burden

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pg 13 psycho chick

this chick i met at the store one day trying to sell me a jar or raspberry jam.
She said i looked familar.I said she looked familiar to
Elementary school.Third grade.Mrs brown was are teacher.
This girl always sat alone during lunch and at reccess .
Never had i realized how pretty she was so i asked her out to lunch.
When she said yes then trouble started spewing.
She hasnt stopped cutting her meat and shes putting splenda in her sprite drink.
When she speaks shes telling me all the names of her exs in alphabetical order and how it was always them and never her.I seriously doubt this ecspecially when she askes if id like to have a threesome with her sister.
I dont know how this psycho chick got me on date two.Shes pretty and all but thats all shes got too.
Sex is ackward.She insist her dog be in the room.She laughs hysterically the whole time and sleeps through the rest.
On date three i let her go gently.She said shed never forgive me and that i was by far the worst ex she ever had.I thought thank goodness for that.
On friday she called me and said all was forgiven.I asked her how she got my number?she said your mother gave it to me.By the way her name is smidgen isnt it.
I told her it was over.My temper started rising.
she said she didnt mind as her fifth ex was taking her back.I said good luck with that.
Never saw her again but that psycho chick still talks to my mother who says i should have proposed.I tell my mom if only you knew what that psycho chick put me through.

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New World Order

New World Order

Will the New world Order
Set the world in order
No way, i very much doubt
There is trouble around the border

Rich nations are in fear
Some nations might tear
The Silken fabric of theirs
Which they so proudly wear

There is separate remedy
For every Tom, Dick and Eddy
New world Order may be good
but for others poison ready

No one system can be good
For the Wolf and Robin Hood
Variety is Natures rule
All take different food

If you are looking for peace
You needn't go to Rome or Greece
Take care of your pennies
Pounds will stay at ease

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so tired of my heart 

I'm …
so tired of my hands 

I'm so tired of my mind

I'm through pacifying 
my disconnection

Do I only love you for who you used to be?
When you said you'd wait for all eternity?
Did you drink away every memory of me?
How am I not everything you’ll ever need?!

I've had to sit down and write this 
to tell you the words i can't speak
When I'm around you now i feel weak
I'm drowning in my disconnection

Where did he go??
You are not the soul I used to know
Where did your memories go?!

Why has the meaning disappeared…
So suddenly
Now I realize I should too

You act like you remember nothing 
I can tell that’s what I mean to you
After all I’ve done for you
All I want is to be emotionless too

In the end I guess it’s what I love the most about you…..
Your disconnection.

[©2012 SLS, this soon to be a new song for It Is Rife With Ambiguity]

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Against the Wind

When two people so choose
To join as one
The primary requirement is
Decide to love the beloved.

Then, as happens in love
Two become one in all things
Exclusive, self giving
especially sexually.

And in so doing
The love grows in togetherness
Open to children, raising them
A reward of their uniting.

But what now if the love fails? 
Turns one sided and falters? 
And the critical departure is decided? 
To look for someone else? 

And if it happens that the search ends
Upon someone willing and able.
To meet the need of the orher.
And join in erotic bliss? 

The happiness newly found thrills
Brings warmth and excitement
Sends the heart a racing
Mind awhirl, body aquiver.

Deeper, wider, bolder, reckless
Necessity drives further coupling.
Drawn by the need for happiness.
Affirmation, complimentarity, libidinous.

But this new joining is filled with tension
Since the love struggles to grow.
And growing is strained.
For living together is amiss.

So the need to be closer
To grow together and love deeper
And go on up to the next level.
Of uniting even with childbirth.

The missing component is the limit
Of a love so good, so true
Bound to the beloved
Struggling to grow with the other.

A critical juncture is met
To continue with the limited but true
Or let go and return to the old
Loveless, drab, lonesome.

However, to let go is to die
And is not the way to go
It is far better to live with the limits
Than to die in the unlimited prison

Of knowing one could have loved deeply
But did not. 

Inner Whispers

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There Is No Magic Spell

I love you
Oh yes I do;
More than you will ever know.
It’s hard to let you go
The sun just shines
Brighter when you’re around.
I’ve just,
Been feeling so down
And so blue;
Without you.
But alas I can’t complain,
I messed up,
I was being vain
And selfish, and stupid
I wish I could rewind into the past
Take it all back
And make it
But alas, I have no time turner
I am no Hermione Granger
I am a mere mortal you see,
And all a mortal can say
Is simply, I’m sorry

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upon the ocean

Beneath the frothing,
rolling waves
that pound my broken

Polluted waters
sifting pain,
tear the hulls

Coursing wildly
through my veins,
leaves just a broken

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On My Mind

I cannot sleep for thoughts of you

You invade my senses - breathless

You sweep through me - unseen, yet there

Gentle upon my soul - are you

Where were you last night?

My soul aches in the ashes of memory

Every breath I breathe is yours

Take it - and let me rest 

My love

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Memoir of Goliath

In the habit of teasing, 
she sometimes told him 
that she wished he didn't come. 
But she always invited him. 
Goliath took solace in that, 
accepted her invitation 
knowing how it was issued.

In spite of everything, 
the years in one place, 
Golliath always wondered 
where he lived. 
The child of badness, 
the bully in his heart,
swallower of pride,
he had stood in front of minions 
who adored him, then failed them 
and didn't die or vanish. 
He walked from the 
site of his misdeeds head cast down, 
not wanting to be seen. 
He didn't hide. 
just slipped away 
not un-noticed but shunned.

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Dear John

You make me angry,
you make me sad,
you're the worst lover
that I've ever had.
You make me blue,
you make me cry.
I think it's time
we say goodbye.
You just don't try,
you just upset.
I've given you more
than I'll ever get.
You just wont do it...
will you hunny?
Get a job
and earn some money.
Then you wouldn't have to steal,
Get it together...
Time to get real!
Just carry on
being that way...
Nobody will want you,
alone you will stay.
Don't just say it...
Go on, leave.
Coz all you do 
is snarl and seeth.
You've got a problem,
you really do.
I'd see a shrink
if I were you.
I hope you get better,
yes, it's true.
Then start a life
with someone new.

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Friend Me

                    Friend Me

Who does God confide in when the
Burdens of His flock trouble Him
Incessantly, around his timeless
Clock?  What are God’s resources
When the pressure builds to peak
Who does He confide in when it’s
He who has to speak?  If God should
Ever tweet us with a quick but needed
Blurb, would we just delete it saying
“God’s got quite a nerve”?  Perhaps
The mounting tension has God at
His wits end, I wonder if He asked
You, would you make Him your
Friend?  I wonder who He sits with
When He needs to talk, or not,
Just sit and let Him be God,
Not interject a thought?
I wonder if He has a friend,
Except the ones in need,
I wonder if He ever wished
That he could be freed
From all the pain and suffering
From all the guilt and shame
From the shaded darkness of
Things done in His name.  So
Today I think I’ll listen, just
Sit still and lend an ear,
Send God a mental e-mail
Say, “I’m listening,
I’ll be here”

John G. Lawless
for Regina Riddle
contest - God

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A Heavy Reminder

The lips so gentle in touch,
Graze against my cheek,
The rush of the heart,
Makes everything else silent,
Thump, Thump, Thump,
A heavy reminder,
The importance of contact,
An equal impression,
Giving a hint,
Of attrraction,
Leave a thrill,
That can only be felt,
Not understood.

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Under this tree she finds love

In this love, she finds hate

Whilst in hate,

Along creeps in fate

Hand-in-hand with fate,

Love begins to lose taste

Slips gently again into hate,

Love spreads its' wings too late

Across the fine lines of her face,

Bitterness draws more lines without space

More lines of distrust, hate,

An unwanted race with fate

Swiftly swooped away to look up,

She takes a quick gulp

Her smiles mixes with uncertainties,

Heaven smiles back with pity

Fate pulls away hate,

Love melts on her heart

She slips back under the tree,

Where she found love.


                         "THOUGHTS OF A POETESS"


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Two-thirteen in the morning

It is late. The right-hand corner of my screen says,
"It’s 2:13 AM."
I rub my eyes. Retinas burning from the LCD,
"Go to bed."

Her name goes bold. Her message pops up and she says,
"hai sweetie!!!!<3"
I smile. I say back,
"hey you!"

We talked all night. Then She says,
"g2g to bed now. Work in a few hours! I love you!!!"
My heart skips a beat. I quickly respond,
"I love you too. Talk to you tomorrow nite!"

I stare at the screen long after She’s gone. I think,
"She is amazing."
I still feel excited all over. I tell myself,
"This is love."

I stay up for another hour. She calls me from the hallway,
"Honey? Honey? It’s five in the morning. What are you doing?"
I open up three spreadsheets and two documents. I answer,
"Just doing some work stuff. You know how it is."

I do the same thing the next night. I whisper,
"Where are you? Where are you?"
I shudder as I hear her sobbing in our bedroom down the hallway. I shrug,
"Where is She?"

I wait another two hours and there she is now. She messages me,
"hey sry working late. I’m here now!"
I pause before I type back. I ask myself,
"Working? You are ‘working’, too."

I talk to Her for hours while she sleeps. Then She sends,
"look, I like you a lot and this is fun, but I have a boyfriend. I’m sry."
My chest stiffens. I confess,
"I like you a lot too and this is fun, but I have a girlfriend. I’m not sorry."

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Euphoric Soul Mates

You came to me some how, from some where in a euphoric dream.
Touching my soul like a summer’s breeze with your wit and charm.
Your soul whispered softly to me calling my name in silence.
An enchanting connection pulling me toward you like an invisible magnet.

A pleasant familiarity exists like long lost loves reuniting that never seperated.
A sense of inseperableness and understanding when our souls come to meet.
Letting nothing come between us in our eternal unconditional love.
Our souls intertwining as two separate halves that together create one.

Cosmically loving each other as no words can ever express this majestic feeling.
Still waiting for the perfect time to finally meet face to face in physical form.
Knowing that it might take too long but that we‘ll be together someday.
That holding one another will be a time of harmonious souls and no space.

That long awaited kiss will be like raindrops softly caressing a rose.
As our souls touch one another they will create a sweet incandescent desire.
The bond we have will consume us to ignite our everlasting awaited fire.
Together for eternity we'll be because we are more then soul mates, we are one. 

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Being in a relationship is sometimes hard because you have to make changes that benefit you both. Your friends want you to go out every day and night but your partner wants to be wrapped in your arms tight. Before you commit to a relationship you have to be ready to give up somethings you love; whether its clubbing, drinking or smoking. You will realize that once you stick to your commitment the things you gave up no longer matter because the love you have for one another gets stronger and stronger.

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just I met
and gazed into
exquisite eyes shining as
brilliantly as the moonlight
casting its delicate reflection across
the steel gray waters of the deepest sea
of the darkest night.
I saw standing there
waiting patiently for me
smile is the source of my
as radiant as the glowing stars in a cloudless night
reaching out to caress my face so sweetly
sultry enough to dissipate
my every objection and rejection of
being carelessly near to me
plummeting so deep into some
thing that may be beyond what love is
or can ever be
could I bear to let go of my rationality to embark into
this vast passion beside
that superficially consumes entirely and spews out
remnants of me?

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Just A Smile

The face of the lake is still again                                                                                                         The wind has gone its way                                                                                                               Taking the rainfall and a handful of leaves with it                                                                        One illusion moves into another one                                                                                                   As the surface of the lake gives no clue to what lies beneath                                                                                                     Its like you and I smiling at each other                                                                                        I can never be sure what's going on in the depths of your emotions                                              Until you tell me                                                                                                                                      And sometimes a smile is just a smile

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Distant Love

We sit together, cuddling as we watch a movie;
my arms around your waist;
your hair's scent of shampoo arousing my sense;
your heart though, is miles and miles away
from my heart; you cheat and yet act innocent
all over me......

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Truth Begins at the Corner

Remember to always make sure to bless the days that you are given, because they are few, and beauty only lasts so long! 
Hold tight my fair wonderer, your day will come. I will be with you again.
The lost soul of your childhood still roams the crevices of your forgotten past. 
The unrestrained faith in the wonders of the woods, the vastness of the cosmos, and the darkness of the night still lingers beneath the rough waters of maturity and age. 
Come with me again my friend and lose yourself in the joy of the unknown, the unplanned, and the chaos of a life on fire! I can take you there, if only you let go! 
Be with me, take part of me with you, and feel the self that we are. Perfect in spoiled admiration of instincts lost since the time I awoke without you.
The id consumes you with a savage passion, while the ego ever so gently licks the tears from your wounded breast. 
My mind strives to unbutton the layers of worldly impurities until I reach your core. Pure as the first light we accepted into our virginal eyes. 
Wrapped in body and blindness, our forms ached as we accepted this gift. As we unfolded into light, a passionate awakening of nature stirs the breath and frightens the senses, the initiation of spirit begins. 
I long to stay. The only I there is in this ephemeral abyss. I loathe all blessings bestowed upon my eye, but the light penetrates with ruthless contempt for all we have created, harshly illuminating the disparities of night and day, nature and nurture, love and death, you and I. 
I curse the light, and in desperation implore for the beginning to come to an end. For now I see you, and now I know… never were.  

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A Thousand Days of Love

Tonight I sit and reminisce.
Travelling back through hosts of memories,
Remembering our firsts. 

The first time I saw your face;
When all the world receded,
And the clamour around me
Was silenced by your eyes.

I recall the racing of my heart,
And the tremor of nerves before
That first all night phone call,
Where we talked as friends long lost,
Or more, as lovers reunited.

When hours passed as fleeting moments
And we shared our secrets 
As memories reminded.
I remember the dawn that morning;
The palest glow creeping through curtains 
And your voice, more natural to me than breath.

Time has taken wing;
These memories made
Remain fresh 
And clear as mountain streams,
Not faded by the passing of hours, months and years. 

But why tonight of all
Do I recall these firsts, my dearest?
It is because tonight I prepare 
For just one more. 
As I look towards our years to come,
I give thanks to you
My soul, my heart, 
For finding me, and for our first
One thousand days of love. 

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Moment Of Our Lives

These moments we have that are ours to share,
Are those special ways to show how we care.
   All our thoughts and feelings we protect so well,
It's as if we were all living inside a shell.
   But with you my dear they always will be in plain sight,
You will always know this love we have is so right.
   Not ever any doubts will there ever be ,
As long as you are always and forever with me.
   Through the sad times and the good times you will find ,
How happy you are that I am yours and you are mine.
   Not many can say what I can so proudly say,
When I've awaken  each and all of my days.
   How grateful I am you have came into my life,
How happy I will be to have you as my wife.
T A Carter

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Black Love

He is the skin that covers my wounds
The air that surrounds the moon
I am his star
He is my night
He is the darkness on my plantains
That makes them so ripe and sweet
He is my eyes reflection
In the night when I sleep
He is the keys on my keyboard
That I love to stroke
He is the dots on my watch
And I am the hand that’s on top of him every second and
Every hour in existence
I am his lighter
And he is my incense
He is the words on my page
That cannot be erased
And gets wiser with age
He is my BET
And my cup of tea
That I drink
As I sit here and think
About him whispering dirty little secrets
In my ear
Undressing my imagination
Arousing the sensations
Flowing through my veins
Causing the sensory nerves in my brain
To overload and explode
Into mental fragments of
Black love

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Will you

Will you catch me if I fall
Will you hold me when I am in need
Will you be there if I call
Will you set my heart free

I have kept my love locked up thight
Waiting for you to come 
How do I know if you are Mr right
Has my heart found a home

Will you be there if I need you
Will you tell me everything will be okay
Will your love be ture
Or is it just given today

I want to trust you an be by your side
I want to hold you ever night
I want to go on your wild ride
As you hold my hand thight

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A Good Rule To Follow

Just do what ever you think if you must,
Cause with you there can be no trust.
   Faith and love is what you must learn,
It is  something you must go out and earn.
   Respect and understanding is how you must start,
To keep a love from completely falling apart.
   If Joy and Happiness is what you seek ,
Then be strong and true it will be yours to keep.
   Kindness and compassion is a good rule to follow,
It will bring brighter days for al your tomorrows .
    Love as if it were the last day of your life,
Try caring with open arms and do not fight .
    This life is precious if there is someone to love ,
Try to remember that it is a gift from above.

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the workplace romance

certainly it only takes putting the hand on the burner 
to figure out how stupid a relationship at the work place can be
to figure out how it will effect your coworkers
to figure out how it will effect the relationship itself &
how it will ruin both the work reputation &
the relationship at hand,
with one clean swoop
like a samurai sword slashing swiftly
through a zucchini.

so what makes people continue to have them?
what makes people continue to risk their job in order to pursue 
romance in the same place that the clock bears down upon one’s

is it the intimate moments on break?
is it the make out sessions at lunch,
is it the private dialogue with another party throughout the day,
or is it just the last refuge of the desperate?

as humans, we do what we know best &
in this case, literally,
so how long then do you think it will last?
how long will it be a good thing to see your significant other
of the
without a
moment of
privacy or 
from the ongoing bubbling at hand?  

as the two new bunnies bounce around
cooing & groping, smiling on mondays (when everyone else is out to kill) &
often just being a general nuisance to all being subjected to it,
we watch the new lovers start to have little snippets of spats,
which in the early throes of that new finding of a person
may go unnoticed in a regular setting,
but now the concentrated work relationship
stomps out the issue &
then rekindles it at home
rekindles it on the way to work
rekindles it the next day,
for nothing is denied anymore
as each party is in the other’s 24/7

so the rest of us workers make best,
paying the designated bookie
as to when it will all crumble away &
suddenly things will be thrown across the room,
profanities will illustrate most of the day &
we will all be able to bank on a solid month or so of

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Windows of Life

If the soul is the eye of life
The brain is the sponge
My heart bleeds so much I am never alone 
Is there some realization to make me cry ?
To much time breeds my indecision
I go forth to see the world 
My template is somewhere near God
I move so fast a blink seems to be an eternity
Love is everything
Please take me home 
I long to see my beginning
I am a blank canvas
Paint me for good it's over

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You can break out of me
time strips,
to throw me to the sky,
to be immortal in your hands,
to not lose myself,
to be a constellation,
and always looking myself young
with each sunset when we are love.

To let gods play for me
with harps of heaven,
and for their hands to caress
all that is missing,
to gather the groan dissolution
in a bunch of dew
when you go,
to can make destiny rain
and the tears of heaven
fall over all that is love.

Raining… raining over arid land,
to smell a wet soul …
at sunrise or to the sunset.
I might fly as high
in love with you
in ether.
Nobody is sad …
we have ourselves.

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I Do Truly Love You

Missing your kiss 
Savouring what’s left
On my painted red lips
Setting my soul on fire!

You have been away far too long
This is driving me crazy, baby! 
For it is no secret
Nothing is right
When you’re not with me 

I would give you all I have
Including my heart of gold
Just to be with you 
Right now

“I Truly Do Love You”

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dreaming about you

I’m dreaming about you, dreaming about me
When you’re away from the world, and it’s you and your thoughts what do you see?
Am I in your dreams? Am I your worst nightmare?
Does the thought of me blur your vision? Or make your life clear?

Do you want me close?
Do you want me to keep my distance?
Do you go over texts we wrote?
I want to kiss you; do I need your permission?

I remember when we first met
No guy has shown you your worth yet
Do you dream about one day having my last name?
Do you believe I can erase your past pains?

No camera but the heart captures pain
When you’re sad I’ll wipe your tears and be the reason for your laughter again
I admit I went from playing girls thinking I was cool
Until I realised there isn’t enough hours in a day to have sex with as many girls as rappers claim

But I’ve changed and became a better man
Don’t try and make me be something I never can
At least I’m honest from the start and telling the truth
Don’t make me pay the price for the lies other men have been selling to you

Give me a chance we can take it slow
I’ll support you and you can help me to grow
I want you to be the reason for my happiness or my love scars
Girl I’m dreaming about you, tell me what’s in your heart? 

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Ready, Set --- Glow

" Ready,  Set  ...  Glow! "
(A Wedding Lyric)

Ready,  Set ... Glow!
Like A Diamond Ring
Polished To A Sparkle
Showcased To Be Seen ...

Ready,  Set ... Glow!
Like A Happy Bride of Spring
Walking Down The Aisle
Makes A Lovely Wedding Scene ...

... Glow!
Ready,  Set ... Glow
Ready,  Set ... Glow
And All True Hearts Know
Love Is Ever-Ready, Set To Glow! ...

Ready,  Set ... Glow!
Let Your Love Shimmer, Sheen & Show
And Be Strong As Lava Flows
And Hold Desire Like Red-Hot Coals ...

Ready,  Set ... Glow!
On Your Mark & Off To The Marriage Races
Their Heartbeats Kept In Steady Paces
Admitting Vows, Emitting Waves As GOD's Graces ...

_______   _______   _______

(2nd tempo)

Just Look At The Smile On Their Faces
and How Their Eyes Share Lightning Gazes
Love So Rich, Looks Like Jewelry Store Showcases
But Wait and Just Watch Their Kiss and Embraces! ...
... Glow!

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(3rd tempo)

Like Fireflies In A Night Park
... Glow!

Like Two Bright Stars Thru The Dark
... Glow!

Like When Love First Sparks A Heart
... Glow!

Like GOD's Rainbow Over That Ark! ...
... Glow!

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From The Moment That They Met
... Glow!

Like A Warm Summer Sunset
... Glow!

Like A Full Moon Gives & Gets
... Glow!

and we ain't seen nothing - yet ! ...

... Glow!

Ready,  Set ... Glow
Ready,  Set ... Glow
As All True Hearts Must Know
Love Is Ever-Ready, Set To Glow! ...

          Written & Copyrighted ©:  6/7/2014
                       by:  MoonBee  Canady

(God Said, Give 'Em A Beam They Can't Forget 
... and Glow! ... )  (lol)

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Growing Love

I am scared this is so new
I have never felt this way
I did not know love till you
I found my soul today

I wonder if it will last
I do not trust my heart
I queastion my past
I fear you will break my world apart

You are not the same
You are sweet and ture
You move me by saying my name
You do not make my world blue

You always know just what to say
You hold me just right
You make me smile everyday
You turn the cloudy skies bright

I have been hurt and broken
I find it hard to turst a man
I want to belive in love unspoken
I just am not sure I can

You do not give up on me
You  wait till I am ready to go on
You hold my hand till I see
You will stay till our love is strong

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A Life Unsigned

Hold my heart up for the world to see
Frame the furrows on my face
And revel in the character that they exude
Each crease a paragraph
Of the story thus far
A fauvist collection of lessons learned
Read deeper, between the bristled lines
To fully understand the relief
Each one etched by discontented happiness
Teeth without a smile
A portrait of fortitude
Of strength forged by unnecessary battles
A marked and scarred fortress 
Erected by ever-watchful eyes
No more blood shall be shed
Time wasted being beaten by emotions
By brittle relationships 
And iridescent infatuations
Hung out in front, still left unsigned

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If You Knew

I am one of many but I am one in few
But how fewer would I be if I were friends with you? 
I've moved to several places of which you have never seen
Please don't judge my face for I know it may look mean but a smile may come alive  if our friendship we should tie
Why am I so shy?
I wish I knew cause I am so lonely and my heart is so blue
Oh if only you knew how hard it's been to find a friend like you.

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How Do I Let You Go

What will be
Will be!
I know of this, first hand
Your life was taken away
So abruptly!
I will 
Never forget
That day!
Till the day 
My body dies
I am with you, again!

“How was I to prepare myself?”
That kind of 
Life changing, event!
Didn't warn me 
Were permanently leaving!
I hope 
You know 
How much “I love you”
You will never be forgotten!

I don’t know 
Has got into me!
I feel you
Inside me
I see images
Of your face 
So clearly!
Am I crazy 
To believe in this, my love?

“Are you still with me?”
“Is my imagination 
Playing cruel tricks
Running rampant
I talk with you
As if 
You were by my side, right now

In my heart and mind
Your face etched
Like a blue print
That never fades
Your foot prints 
Still remain, beside me
My heart beats
Trying to make sense of everything!

Forgive me, my love
For being so strong in my feeling
For it has been a long time
Since I lost you, my friend
I haven’t
Got over!

My heart 
A mind of its own
To be with you, still!
To see you
To smell you
To touch you
To taste you
Last time!

I want to say “Goodbye” 
Once and for all!
We have
Brought out
The best and worst 
In each other
Rivers run deep
When it comes to you and me!

We have had our fair share of fights and arguments
Stubborn disagreements
All of them
You cease to exist!

I miss your lingering touches
Your hand, stroking my face
Your big, blue eyes
Looking into mine
Your warm lips
Your rough, unshaven face 
The way you
Kiss me
We make love, till dawn

I miss
All those nights
You kept me 
Safe and warm!
I miss
Loving embrace
I miss
“Am I ever going to feel the same, with another?”
I felt
In your arms, my love?

Do I let you go?
Do I set myself, free?
I am ready
To love, again!
‘Our eternal love’
Guiding me
In times, like these!

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I read your diary today.
Spying the angry words spewed from the pages within
My mind became troubled

Your discord; Your discontent
All evident in the words of which you penned

My fault; always MY fault
Everybody's fault
Anybody's fault
Her own fault? Never, not HER

The weight of your words hang around my heart; heavy and painful
I grow weary of the weight of the world and your words

Your words are too much to rescind
I simply don't have it in me;
sanity, or otherwise to do any better.

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My Other Half

Right now, Somewhere, You’re flying in this vast blue space, the same sky under which I sit here miles and miles away from you.

I close my eyes, and let the cold breeze caress my face. Its impalpable touch I imagine to be the coldness of your palm, and I feel a chill run down my spine as the coolness descends over me.

I look upward and into the blackness I peep, nothing I see except a hollow space. Wonder how deep it might be… Is there any end to it?

Somehow, the dark doesn’t scare me today because in my head I see your face. I remember that you’re there to be my savior with the vows taken for eternity.

Those hazel brown eyes when falls upon me, I feel a blaze in my chest and the butterflies start fluttering in my tummy.

I lower my eyes and avert my gaze. I feel the heat that evokes underneath my skin, rising up to my chest then neck and then to my face.

Where it subtly settles on my cheek, painting it red, displaying the state of my heart that throbs so hard against my chest. It might as well come out of it. 

I collect myself and slowly lift my face, gather courage to look straight into your eyes. Then I see something I’ve never seen before, that I cannot explain otherwise.

Numbness dawns upon me and I cannot move myself, I am held frozen at one place, all I see is a reflection of my own in your eyes.

The color of your eyes seems to get shallower with every second, and I cross over to a realm that was yet unknown to me. I get a glimpse inside your soul, I get enchanted and the contentment feels good to be.

(It’s amazing how a prince, by chance was passing by my kingdom. When he felt the need to stop by, then he entered and wandered around, coming across me.

He looked at me with utter astonishment and then asked in a voice so firm and deep, ‘to be his forever’, to which on my ears I couldn’t believe.

I felt the luckiest on earth, because he was one of a kind. I had heard about his bravery and kindness and how caring he was. Everything felt like a dream because, he was a rare pearl found in the vast ocean…)

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After the rain, the sun
on grass and lane,
delivering faceward
aromas that could belong
only to summer.

Sometimes, in later months,
we would pretend December’s rain
was July’s as we gazed
through steam-beaded glass,
the crackling fire behind us,
saying little, hardly need of words.

We would imagine we smelled the grass,
anointed with the gentle summer spray,
its beneficent caress,
so light of touch,
like a lover’s fingertips
brushing cherished flesh.

The crackling fire before us now,
we sit, say little, so few words to say,
each recalling how, long ago,
we could turn winter into summer.

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Never say “I don’t love you”
When you just mean give me space
Because it hurts me so much
Like a dagger in my heart
Never Say “”I don’t care”
When you just mean you hate it
Because I need to know,
Promise I’ll never do it again
Never say I Miss you
When you are far
The fact is 
I want to be exactly where you are
Never say “Come here”
When you just mean, prove my love
Because if I fail, I can’t blame distance
Men are comprises of peculiar elements
Our mind is the abode for knowledge
That holds the truth and the lies
Our mind is the residence of our will and desire
We don’t like to be fool 
Because we don’t play with feelings
We fall in love but hate to be dictated
We have our own plans and tactics
And we don’t stop until we reach success
We don’t lie when
We hide ourselves beyond what you see
Or discloses the antecedents of our past relationships
We just hate remembering heartaches 
Cause we are also the casualty of failures
We maybe objective 
And could become ruthless
But touch us once and we will gradually melts
You can name our nature
Evil and
You can call us everything that you wanted
But I tell you honey
That the realms of our nature
Is tamed with your passion
That behind our glory is your love
That the truth of our being
Is your existence
That the vows that you committed
Is the life that we long to live…

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Our World Of Stars

And my world that cuddles another heart next to mine as my stars pulse and fall in line to discover another, she is beauty pure while we discover each other warming the flavor of air. The moon spreads rays evergreen blowing them wistfully through the frames, that I'm connected with a universe harmless, beautiful, and simple. She breathes in me,holding my hands like a soft bracelet of stars glittering our closed eyes. Anne Currin---Any Poem, Any Subject

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The New Me

When your eyes I see
I catch a reflection of the new me
when I see your expression
it's as if God has taught me a life-long lesson.

what is this lesson?
You wanna know?
It's that I remain
beside the brightest glow

the light that you are
has left me scarred
with happiness and protection
as you have taught me this lesson

In the mirror
I take another look
you have opened my life's book
because for the first time
I can call you mine

The look on your face
shows there isn't a race
I've found where I belong
so I'll be with you life-long.

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stay away

All mean things are said and have been done over the years hurt. 
The brown eye girl keeps telling him good bye but he doesn't listen. 
He calls her unreasonable. 
They are using the same pattern over and over again. 
They tell each other how they feel about each other. 
Then one of them pushes the other away.
The brown eye girl just wants him to stay away.

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For sure if I BLEED I die
With this I stick my chin out and hold my head high.
KNOWING I must try.
Rightly but not ideal.
This world twist and turns on FLUXED appeal.

As had been discussed in a covert CONVERSATION
If I held my TONGUE would I cause my lip to contort any how?
Not to say I wouldn't be JADED and wrinkle MY brow

Now, as we had spoken and agreed
I will not be crowded in with soft grays and ordinary beige
Do not lock me in that GILDED CAGE.
I need no protection from this consequential world

I can not hide I must seek RESOLVE and make effort to ABIDE
CLEARLY here's the GIST

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A Story

A story
Of love
Begins with an end
Even words…
Cannot mend
What’s done
Is done
You can no longer
Look back

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Garden feel

What does a garden feel

A flower feel

A bud feel 

A seed feel

When the beholder 

Goes missing 

who can it complain?

Except the Lord. 

Yet the feeling of 

Loneliness remains

Till the first step sounds

Till the first eyes meet

Till the first breath taken

Till the first smile spread

Till the first joy breaks out

Till the garden echoes with sounds

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The nocturnal routine call started but I was certain
There is fire along the mountain, yet don’t know
If I should run or wait, get water and quench it
I insisted that she share her feelings with me  
For I can be trusted or I cut off the day’s duty
She bogged at last, “it wasn’t you or anything”
Then, what?, who is it or what is it in your mind?”

“My spirit is no longer down with the relationship
As I was praying, I felt my spirit no longer agrees” 
I got lost on phone for I wasn’t thinking straight
My feet became very cold, yet my body was all hot.
“What did you just say? “ “I’m sorry, you heard me”
Well, break it down, I need to know all, tell me
At least why you’re stopping this dream and fantasy now
I can’t get it myself, please, I am confused  . . .
But I still want you to come over as planned
Sorry, so that I can be embarrassed by you abi? No
You just said your spirit was negative about it
I said what did the Lord say about us? Sorry, about me?
Did HE say that I wasn’t good for you or that I’m fake?
Please, I’m sorry, just stop it now or else will cry . . .
I am waiting if that will make it clearer to me, talk to me
“Please, just come over, so that we can talk it over, please”.

Two and half hours gone by on this new puzzle
Still find it very unbelievable, me again on phone?
Quitting another relationship with me on phone
Within six months interval, Lord! Why me again?
“Talk it over and declare the relationship as being over
Or talk it over and see the darkness era being declared over! “
I will go and see her, will not chicken out at this stage.

Alayande Stephen T.
Monday 19th November, 2007

The tangle continues, IBK unveiling new gears.

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What now

I’m sorry I am who I am
One minute we were laughing and fine
What did I do wrong this time?
I was your best friend and you were mine
My loving you is starting to feel like a  crime.
I have tried over and over  to change for you but I don’t think I can
I knew our relationship always had some issues
We were the modern day romeo and Juliette 
I just did not think you would cause me to use so many tissues
Answer me what did I do wrong this time?
I'm laying in bed with my pillow all wet 
Those nights I spent up waiting for you just to talk till past midnight
I know your secrets, I have kept them all these years
They were just small memories, but I need to forget them now we’re in a fight
I know all of your deepest darkest fears
I guess you don’t know mine
Do you know what I feared most
My biggest fear is losing you
Guess what? I’m scared
It's coming from my heart and it's true
All I ever wanted was to know that you cared

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To Her, From Me

You’re such a beauty and always willing
Your gaze itself is oh so giving
Without a mask you came to see
What rightfully would and should always be

And here we stand our fingers locked
How can the world look on so shocked?
To know that you found happiness
Wouldn’t you know, it’s priceless.

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Admitting that I don’t 
Still care even though it’s not fair
to be without everything
that made me 
exactly what it was to feel
what it was to be real
and now I don’t care anymore

Like the hands on a clock change 
Arms roll loose and free
Never knowing what to grab
Or to even believe in me
To catch a fall from a distance
Even though it’s right next to me
You still can’t believe 
I’d be there for every instance

Rollin like eyes on a face 
too bad the smile’s fake 
showing  mistakes
never seeing through to the truth 
but the words can’t lie 
when it makes the features
turn, to a painful time

Cause the thought remains				
Of how it’s never the same									       How I changed my ways
In these turbulent days
I can’t face now what’s in store
Cause there’s always gonna be that much more
Waiting, and hiding, 
Behind every curve
Like the moonlight
Sitting on the edge of your nerves
Shattering hopes and dreams
And revealing what’s not anymore

When the light shines green
its just to deceive
Even though it’s against
Everything you’ve seen
It’s dark 
Inside the heart
Filled with stains from yesterday’s rain
Leaving what’s left in the distance
And never feeling what’s real anymore
Try to look past the stage, of the rage
Knowing full well that
In this world we dig our own graves

Take me, I can not fight myself
Stretching, a life’s worth is just too much
Saddening, to run from my old self
Causing, a stigma in my eyes 

You hear a chime
Lost in age, 
A match to a time
Before May
When everything was safe

Take everything with a grain of salt cause
In the end it’s no one’s fault
Like assault
On a memory fading in the wind
No matter what it’s still a sin
Just roll with the punches kid
It’ll all turn round in the end

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Seeded Pain

This is far more greater a pain that was ever needed ,
The damage done long ago when it was seeded.
    This hurt you planted deep within me ,
Has grown to a  size that just shouldnt be .
     Disrespect and neglect it means nothing to you,
For it is something you just will always do.
     Love doesn't hurt like this it never  could ,
The words mean nothing to you but they should .
    Compassion and understanding is what love takes ,
If you want to live a love without heartbreaks.
    Talking and listening go hand in hand ,
To love in this life as a woman and a man.
     Im so devistated by the events of these days ,
Not able to to get you to ever  change your ways.
     How can I convince you that it is all a mistake,
And the pain and hurt  I can no longer take .
     Makes me never  wanting to awaken again,
No matter  even if it's  Gods  greatest sins .

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When my girlfriend said, i wish people would stop loving me

You said “i wish people would stop loving me”
baby, I could try if you wanted me to, but that would be damned near impossible,
Maybe it was when we first met, 
or when we became closer, I fell in love with you,
with you i discovered who i was, who i want to be, and how i was in love with you.
Maybe it was your beautiful eyes shining in the sun, opening up another secret you,
maybe it was your safety and warmth, being protective over me as you took me up underneath your wing, whispering “baby i got you”
maybe it was when we first started talking, I opened myself up to you,
because i knew you were my one.
I might not be your one, but i have this feeling you are my one and only, forever and always, the please don’t go and stay with me.
Maybe it was the time i snuck you in just to cuddle, i wanted to whisper so badly “baby, please don’t go, i love you”
Maybe it was all those things i could’ve done to make life easier for you, 
But never did  because you are my forever and i didn’t wanna lose that.
Maybe it was me actually speaking out, but taking it too far with “I’ve fallen in love with you.”
Maybe it is in the way you carry yourself, determination on your face, being strong til no one sees you, maybe it’s in the late night conversations about how we feel,
Maybe it’s in your smile, the way you smile makes your face light up, and makes me want to see that when i wake up each morning.
Maybe it’s in your kisses, the soft, warm, passionate ones where we just stand there hugging for minutes because neither one of us wants to let go.
Maybe it’s the way you take over my mind, around every corner, between shelfs, you’re just there telling me stuff, reminding me that i love you, that i want you, that i need you.
Maybe it’s in our first kiss, you kissed me out of nowhere by a body of water, you told me you’ve thought about that for awhile, after that i think our love is water.
Whatever it is, command me to not love you and i’ll try forgetting all the reasons,
I'll end up killing myself trying to kill the reasons to love you,
 baby i love you and i don’t know if i want to stop but i do know I can't stop.

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My Love Is Like An Upside Down Iceburg

I leave it on the page, 
more so than in my words, 
my love is like an upside down iceberg.
I burn blue with cold, 
and I feel the undercurrent, 
but I leave more in the air and hope that it’s current.
These stanzas and rhyme schemes
 mean the world to me 
but I don’t know what they say, 
are you the girl for me?
If I doubt that means I care, 
or atleast I think it does 
-though I don’t like to go there.
A few more lines for the thought, 
no matter what 
my love, still burns hot.
-like a volcano,
Or the sun, though not like in other poems
That is the ice that I could never show um’.
The ice that everyone knows and loves, 
you have to wait for, 
and you have to get wet to explore. 

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Dear Depressed Girlfriend

Dear depressed girlfriend 
Although your situation sounds tragic 
You feel betrayed and abandoned 
Confused by your agony

But I believe your dilemma 
Runs a lot deeper
Your boyfriend is not the problem
Your blindness is the true culprit

Hopeless romantics like you and me 
Can often find the truth hard to see 
Cloaked by the slim possibility 
That this one will be the real deal 

My advice to you my friend is to 
Treasure your adorable children 
For all they need is you 
Get rid of the one, who takes advantage
And wait for the one who relishes who you are

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i found you in a memory

my logic is circles
fragmented thoughts become rounder
french painters judge your symbolic statement
you freely seek God
but deliver us temptation you request
interpretation is healthy, even pleasurable
attraction leads you from tragedy
to where you start reclaiming super powers
you say adolescence and feel off-limits
your innocence possessed wild love
songs of nature you heard
so vividly intense
dreams fooled by social masks
darkness is to drink quietly
blackness and bright lights are a mystery of unknowns
empty silence can recharge you
question the impressionist
evaluation is a big old mess
pursue inspiration by hunting goals
urban dictionary is absolutely genuine
sins are just voyages across
hundreds of remote landscapes
kiss those who helped you
and compose crazy love letters
paradise is a vulgar vision 
for those who fish in perspective
fate can’t fix the big old mess

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Original of the Doc wearing fist cuffing angels

Baby don't walk away
It's true that the beginning is better than the end
Please hold that smile somewhere in your heart

I will give you everything that you need
Except all that you are and will be
Cause you are the first one of your kind

And you were born with Docs already on
Smiling right under their eyes
And I see you with your fist ready to fight
Well I'll take the whole of what you got
And I want nothing else tonight

Everywhere you go I see you screaming about it
And no one accuses you of being shy about it

Somethings you shouldn't have to do alone
Like sleeping, waking and eating
Some people got way too much on their plate

I would give you everything that you need
Except all that you are and will be
Cause you are the first one of your kind

And you were born with Docs already on
Smiling right under their eyes
And I see you with your fist ready to fight
Well I'll take the whole of what you got
And I want nothing else tonight

Everywhere you go I see you screaming about it
And no one accuses you of being shy about it
You'll never be alone, no
So sugar come on show us those soles
You've been wearing out when you collect the toll

Everywhere you go I see you screaming about it
And no one accuses you of being shy about it
Everywhere you go I see you screaming about it

And you were born with Docs already on
Smiling right under their eyes
And I see you with your fist ready to fight
Well I'll take the whole of what you got
The whole of what you got, the whole of what you got

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Love's Lies

Like a warm knife through the butter of the soul, 
The insect that scratches the ear drums as we watch love's lies lay eggs of waste
Till they're in the mouth of your mirror's reflection of fear
least someone should lie themselves into a care of this placebo of lust.
 Till eyes turn against nature to the arid desert of exhaust
the emotional orgy to the mental climax of the unreal.
Descriptions of the void so vivid stirs a chuckle refusing to be hydrated with tears
Cynical text mid composition stirs the stomachs dragons....sighs
O how love's lies have caught us.

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BABY doll

Porcelain face
Fake smile
Dull laugh

Is she your perfect baby doll
Does she have perfection enough
For you to hold?
Is she the good girl
Not always as bold?

Does she care?
Does she listen to your every word spoken?
Does she feel when trouble stirs
Is she your perfect baby doll?

Is her face perfect enough for YOUR smile?
Are her eyes bright enough to light you up?

Is she powdered plastered pasted together enough to not let her cracks show?
Is she your perfect baby doll?

Is she proud enough to watch you grow

Is she strong enough to hold your once broken heart not to let it fall?
Is she your perfect baby doll?

I was am and never will be
What you seem to crave
A seemingly perfectly powdered plastered pasted
Baby doll

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Once upon a time it was love… 
Before the the love and passion 
Settled in cooled ashes of limpid cold embraces 
When you remembered special dates and made special dates 
I remember once upon a time… 
Dressing up for special occasions - 
Choosing a special dress to wear- and shoes to make me feel tall and sexy 
When we talked at our table in a restaurant 
Instead of staring at others… 
Envious of their words and looks that spoke of passion... 
Passion that we once shared 
It was lovely then, looking forward to nightfall 
In un-conjured confidence that love would fill our longings 
We once shared those warm, special moments at breakfast... 
Smiling, like we had a secret we’d just shared… 
Pretending shyness - 
Knowing we had just shared passionate, special moments 

Then it found itself disquited... 
By long moments of unfamiliar silence that touched both of us 
With a  single, extinguished tiny flame... 
Yes it was so lovely back then

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I wanted to cure myself
of you
killing my past,
easily washing my hands
of the blood that flows
from the wounds
filled with idylls.
I burned the past
and threw its ashes
in the wind,
as your complex words.
I wanted to cure myself of you
walking upon time,
and any expectation
I still have—
my hands are grubby.

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The clouds in the sky, 
slowly drifting further 

I can't grasp or feel them like I used to,
when they fell for me in rain

then evaporated day by day, 
vapors disintegrating.

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To You

Evil is looking you right in the eye, 
dressed in sweetness, knowing its devastating secret.
Its poison lies within the lie.  Waiting for discovery.  Smiling at you.
Patience is your enemy, denial will be your destructor.
Look beyond the surface for what you already know, but willfully ignore.
For you and evil are one, same wanting.
Beware, you will inherit what evil has to teach.  An unwanted ability gained. Lives destroyed.
Happiness has no place in this triangle of self-destruction.
A heart wrenching disease befriends you, a sheep and wolf's game.
Poison entangled it's malicious, web, choking trust, murdering vows.
Blindness encouraging the affair.
Drops of your fear are the prize already won.
Lies come quick and easy, scripted and memorized, 
but apologies burn like swallowing broken pieces of truth,
as the shards cut and tear,
a future bleeds to death.

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Notary Unnoticed

I see

But is it 
as if
the first time
we hadn't
made love

Or perhaps
in love
and not
out of 


between us


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Free Spirit

Kiss me 
Caress me
Undress me
Hold me firm, against you
Tease the nap of my neck
With the hotness of your breath
Playfully, bite me
Get me all raunched up!
Let your hands wander and roam
Seduce my body 
Bumping and grinding
Teasing me, from behind
Entice me with your manhood
As you feel between my thighs
Feeling the warm, flowing nectar
Addictive, first taste!
Your fingers and tongue
Working their erotic magic
My body in an uncontrollable frenzy
The experience, driving me wild!
En-trancing me with your masculinity!
Pleasurable, involuntary shudders
Free Spirited

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Till Death Do Us Part

I lay awake, at night
Hearing your spirit, calling me
I feel you, deeply
Another time, another space
How, do I bring you back home?

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Seriously He Hit Me

He hit me, yes, he really tricked me, for he said he would never hit me, I was his lollipop, for he bit me -n- licked me, then kissed me, then took me to Italy -n- made love to me viciously in Sicily, he massaged -n- gave gifts to me, -n- wine -n- dined me, expensively his love delivers me, but my heart pays the penalty, my thoughts think independently, but my emotions fall victim to thy dependency, my words cut through his soul -n- his blows broke my nose, but not my heart, I make excuses, is it me or him to end this, where do I start, he did what he said he would never do, so I ponder on that thought, my bruises healed from when our emotions fought, can I be bought, he loves me but he hits me, the world looks at this differently, he tricked me for he said he would never hit me, I was his lollipop, for he bit me -n- licked me, then kissed me, then took me to Italy -n- penetrated me viciously in Sicily, I looked deep into his eyes, there I saw him very differently, won’t repeat this history, I love him to death, meaning I will kill his A if he ever again hits me, seriously.

You didn’t feel what I felt
When he hit me, so I’m sorry if
You look at me differently

To the Janay Rice’s
Of the world

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Where Chairs Bend

Two chairs fronting each other like absent souls
while bodies freeze. A "closed sign" thawing
unspoken phrases. Walls divide the  panels; 
such silence a night couldn’t hold their hands,
not even the delicacy of latte could nudge
the tenderness of conquered stars.
Here, the beloved and the lover 

are absorbed in separate worlds, torn 
by stains of cafe's table. Figures lounging
as if  the mild taste of a wind pulls
the seats' hips through flapping of jays.
Flesh meets flesh; mouths lost in wonder.
A spine quivers, the other gently circles
the errant waist ---
chairs bend as one smiles to disarm.
There is no other way. 

Cafe Musings Contest
Leon Datu
1 Feb 2014

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Lost and Wandering Soul

Where do you go when you need support and the one who has always supported you isn’t there? 
Who is left to help? 
Who do I turn to in my time of need?
How do I ask for help from a God that I don’t believe in? 

 “We can do this. Amor vincit omnia (Love conquers all)” has become my silent mantra but the more I say it the harder it is to believe. 

Can we get through this? 
Can we really over come this obstacle or will this be the thing that tears us apart? 

You are my solid loving presence that I turn to in my time of distress.
You are my soft and loving embrace when love is all I need.
You are my silent reminder that I mean something to someone. 
Am I worth the effort to try to fix this?
The fear of impending loss is so great that in my mind I feel as if I have already lost you. 

Someone help me! 
I don’t think I’m strong enough to handle this alone, but I don’t have anyone to turn to. 
I’ve never felt this alone. 

I scream in distress for help, but no one can hear me. 
I sob in heart wrenching agony, but no one comes to comfort me.  

I am alone with only my pathetic my mind’s attempt to keep the nightmares of my life at bay. 
This is my hell. 
The only company, my misery. 
The only feeling, my agony.

Silent prayers sent to a God that I’m not sure is real.
Is this punishment for forsaking you?
Is this your retribution against the non-believers and those who question your existence?

I cry for help but no one answers my call.
I scream for peace but my mind continues to spin and churn.
I pray for relief from this turmoil but who will answer my prayers?

Dear Lord, please aid me in this endeavor and help me to fix the problems I have had a hand in causing. 
Dear Lord, please mend the relationship we have both taken for granted. 
Dear Lord, please let everything be okay, let us make it through this. We have been strong until this point. 
Please continue to give us strength so as we can overcome this obstacle you have placed before us.
I know I ask a lot of you, but please help. He is my light and my life and without him I am lost.

Please Lord; heed the prayers of a lost and wandering soul.

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Broken Heartstrings

storms roar
across angry
restless skies,
like a hawk
seeking its
unseen prey,

a motherless
child afraid
to slumber,
like a weary
dove angst
tires of hope,

its groaning
limbs burst
yet asunder,
like a lion’s
cry as death
awaits nigh,

listening to
its mournful
sighing heart,
like a red rose
petal before
its gentle fall,

mere mortal
flesh yearns
till its lungs,
like deserts
athirst shout
forth aloud,

its naked soul
in streaming
tears bellow,
like hooting
owls affright
dare console

© Eugene Harvey

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So many faces pressing in
Demands increasingly unsettling
their needs so vast and loud
a cacophony of voices around.

Persistent pleas urgently decreed
so much despair not pausing for air
Drowning in their sorrow I can't-
turn away these souls reaching for hands.

See me now! Hear my call!
No other option I embrace them all.
Sinking in these turbulent waves..
Searching for grounds high enough to save...

Me! Who could hold this many?
To drag to shore their burdens 
so vast-I scream- I need-
I flee to those mountains of peace

High on these peaks I weep...
For the weight of responsibility I feared to keep.

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Spatial relation

Beyond the time I bethought thy ambiguity
With you I aspire the longanimity
Beyond the prophecy there crests thy conceivability
With you I cognize the viability.
Beyond thy persuasion I bechanced your propinquity
With you I behold the emotionality
Beyond the state of elated bliss there prehends thy fidelity
With you I summon the reality.
Beyond the beauty I got hold of your integrity
With you I propel morality
Beyond the smile there hazes over thy timidity
With you the shyness broke to chastity.
Beyond the journey I conformed to serenity
With you I got word that there exist eternality
Beyond the nature there fragrances a virtuality
With you I revered ideality.
Beyond a relation there dilates a compilation of esoteric affinity
With you I got hold thy spirituality
Beyond the secrecy there exists enshrouded duality
With You, me makes us evermore infallibility.

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One You are my only one I love you beyond compare I never want to be with anyone else My heart belongs to your true and loving soul As truthfully our love is like a budding flower A vase of beautiful roses right from our garden Tenderly I hold our bond forever true I hold your hand within mine Gorgeous and as one One
Russell Sivey Contest: The Highlander contest (any poem) "There can be only one" Sponsor: Nathan A. 7/11/2013

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Road construction ahead. Another pending relationship. Potentially harmless. A fly stuck to the windshield. Its smashed body meaning as much as the life it once had. Just past the corpse the sign comes into view: "Detour" The break up begins. No apologies, no explanations. Just maybe the wind.. it passes, taking no sides. Beyond the sign is a graveyard, holding silence. Holding the hands on a clock. Holding back all but that wind.

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Love love

It's deeper than chemistry
We're connected
By our hearts,  by spirit,  mentally
Your mistakes caused pain
But couldn't replace what we have
I said I wouldn't but I forgive you
You're wonderous
Can't be mad at you
Wouldn't dare go against my heart to leave you
Don't even want to see life without you
No stranger to falling fast 
Like what I like,  Want what I want
But with you there's no red flags. 
Before I've fallen fast
Never though for a man who's core values match my desires
I require so much
Always in need of praise
you know ego shit
You leave no room for question
You thinking bout me
Your thoughtfulness fufills me
A three course meal
Plus icing
Trying to walk into forever with you. 
Hoping it's God holding the door open to my heart for you
I mean how else would you have gotten in? 
Is it Crime,  is it sin to let a stranger so deeply within? 
So open to love
Vulnerable by nature you see the blood stains on my sleeves
My heart hangs out for everyone to see
Subject to the sole of a shoe
I've been stepped on a time or two or ten
But to love I give in over and over again
The scars increase some fade others never will
I'm marred
No fade cream will be effective
Even still when I feel it I don't fear it
I jump into the battle as if I never lost
Its that same jab I forget to block
And I go down
I go down hard
But it's those who are strongest that can get back in the ring after a loss or two or ten
It is courage what you call foolishness
So with both feet I jump in
Fearlessly I take the risk
I'm in it
Wanting everything with you and more
Believing its attainable with my whole heart. Walking the same line in the same fashion
Hoping for a thorough road where there were only dead ends before. 
But you are my road less traveled.
This path is far more beautiful than the last
It isn't the scenery that takes away my breath
It is the strength of the soil in the grass 
Unfertilized growing organically sprouting realness
I pray to God to place His hand
To allow pure love in between only us
And if He shouldn't and my heart ends up broken
It would have been worth it
Being with you would have been enough
No fool nor insane
I believe in love is why I love this way
What is life without this feeling 
I'd rather be broken than soulless
From the soul comes love
Not the heart as mentioned
Love is Jesus, God is love
Why falling in it is so agonizingly euphoric

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A Walk In The Garden In Moonlight Part 2 of 2

(Part 2 of 2)

While Wading Thru The Garden At Midnight
While Wooing In The Garden In Moonlight

Still Sharing Secrets That Our Shadows See
On This  Rendezvous To A Path of Our Life's Journey
We Come To A Stop By A Stand of Myrtle Trees
This Is The Spot Where The Earth Seems To Breathe

As You Kneel In Blue-Star Grass Upon An Older Knee
By The Purple Violets - Where You Proposed To Me
Oh, What Better Way To Start Each Anniversary
than In The Place That We Both Share Passionately 

... When Walking Thru Our Garden At Midnight
and Waking In Our Garden In Moonlight

                     Written & Copyrighted ©:  8/30/2013 
                      by:  MoonBee Canady

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Since it was Sunday in late December
the sun perched softly behind a dark
swirl - and the distant dust
turned the last ray from red to pink
well before the dainty fingers
of her small hands could count to six

The tide was ebbing but left lopsided
lines of foam-beige brine surrounding
crooked batons of driftwood settling
for the evening - in wait of the dawn’s
salty brush and the mermaid’s call
that only the mullet could hear

Sandpipers skipped across the scrawls
where some spirited soul had neatly
spelled the name Luna and etched
a lazy heart in the sand
made barely legible by the suckle
of less than a half moon of sweet Gruyere

Holiday lamps from the shops in the village,
baptized by a light steam, lifted green and blue
watermarks off the horizon toward the mangroves
and left markings of indelible ink where crow’s feet
tried to sleep and halfhearted whelk 
nestled as salt in recesses of aged eyes

The scent of the sea was mild
Then again just the thing to suit
The keenness of the cilia that lined
the inside of the only nostril that still behaved.
And though the Mumps had left one ear utterly deaf
I observed the pelican call

This was neither the place nor time to breathe meekly.
A wordless titter throttled my throat
and I asked myself how life might be sounder

Her lily white hand, half covered in sand
touched the truss in my mind.
Smiling out loud my deaf ear could hear
her juddering blood - for she was totally (and wonderfully) blind

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Nomadic Heart

Nomadic Hearts

Seems just yesterday simple Jane's heart kept perfect time. Ticking, never losing a beat. Days seemed good. Nights seemed hopeful.

The streets of her town, barren of big city chaos, knew calm. Knew boring. Knew best the general store, two-pump Texaco station, weekdays by habit, weekends by...

McDonalds was big at one end of town, KFC at the other. Frosty Freeze in the middle. On the outskirts of town, Lucky's Bar stayed alive into the wee hours.

Biker guy liked her. Told her she was pretty, deserved wind in her hair. She bought it. He delivered it. Both regretted it.

He biked down to Mexico. She hitched into NY. Wrote home: I'm a Kelly Girl!

Life remained livable, even with her heart still roaming, exposed and vulnerable. Then, Burt came along. Young, educated smoothie. Wall Street predator by day, trophy hunter by night. Simple Jane, unfortunately got in his sights. One night. Two nights. No nights.

Atop her apartment roof, that place all the lonely people frequent, she visited every night. Lights of the city meant something. She didn't know what.

Hers was a wounded heart. Plain Jane knew it, far too many others as well. Still, finally, she found some special moments of rest. Time wound her back up. More ticking. Important ticking. Love ticking. Until it didn't.

Tag on scruffy mutt's collar said Reggie, another frequent roof visitor. Gave her licks and wags. He crouched beside her, watched the stars together-every night. ?til the winter snows came.

Reggie still visits the roof. Wanders about sniffing. Can't find plain Jane, but when he lies down at the edge of the roof, some say her reflection is still there in his eyes.

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True Reality

Why is it
I am always wrong?
I have always done?
Why is it
I am 
Never good enough
In your eyes
In challenging times?

How many times
Do I have to say
“I love You?”
What will it take
To convince
That mind 
Of yours?

What can I say
That will ease 
This jealousy
You feel towards me
When drinking 
Too much booze
Killing what brain cells
Are left
In that stubborn 
Head of yours!

How long 
Will it take
For you 
To believe in me?
For I know
I am a fool 
Staying here, with you!
Feeling desperate
Lost and lonely
Dreams squashed
Emotionally drained
When ‘we’ need to pull together
In union ship
To make 
This bond strong
Between us!

'Uniting as One’'

'Love Conquering All'

“So, I am told!”

I love you more
Than this
Arguing and fighting!
You refuse to understand
The love I have for you

My head 
Tells me to stay with you
My heart knows
I cannot!
I have asked you 
To be kind to me
I have asked
You to open up 

Your anger and rage
Continues growing
Out of control
Taking over
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
Burning bridges
Being ruthless
Out for the kill!

I need to break away!
I need to clear my head!
I need to experience
Love and longevity
True togetherness
The one’s I love!
My heart needs to experience
‘Healthy Love’
My heart deserves the best!
You now
Belong in my past
I am no longer the person
You once knew me, to be

Your insecurities
Your inner demons 
Far bigger
Than any of the love
You choose to acknowledge 
Feel from me!

You can believe this 
To be true
If nothing else!

“Love thy self”

Without personal gain
Your Primary Motive!
Know Love 
Be Love, in Action!

Be honest
Have empathy now
I cut these cords
Of emotional bondage
Bind us together 
True Love 
No longer 
Our foundation!

I stand on my own
I have learnt the lessons
You have come to teach
I now know
What love isn't!
“I thank you”
For showing me this!

My illusions of love
Blinding me
Colouring my experiences
Only what 
'I Wanted Us To Be'
‘True Reality’

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Clawing, Scratching, Screaming

Clawing, scratching, screaming
A heart's endless scheming
Can you hear me? No!
Can you feel me? No more!
Do you see the pain drip from my eyes to the floor?
Remember my taste?
Oh what a waste.
I can't un-remember anymore.
Look to my hands, see their desire;
Choking out words to quell their fire.
Nails dig in and drag
Breaking a cracker's crack!
You never looked in only looked back.
Jump, dance, run, fall
I will some lifetime from now
Smash this wall.
Never again but that's not true.
I'll live this, the longest death
Every time I think of you.

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Before I Met Your Love

Before I met you I had confusions
I had questions and never the more had answers
So love is when you marry a rich man
And beauty is when you have everything you need from a man
So intimacy is when you are terrified of someone you feel affection for so much
And trust is when you have no money and
Your loved ones shun you for not giving them money
So forgiveness has a price
And togetherness has a negative influence
Which doesn't matter on this person as smooth as long ago jokes

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Secret Lovers

We cannot hide the way we feel;
you and I have our own lovers,
but our chemistry is too reactive
to be contained in our hearts;
flirting in the shadows, and making love
without any suspicion, has always been
our dirty secrets.

Secret lovers is what we are,
we cannot hide the way we feel,
or even think of letting it go,
for we will hurt each other so.....

Name: Teddy Kimathi

Date: 11/08/2014

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A Nice Touch

The chocolate was a nice touch
So was the coffee in the morning
I always enjoy the little things
Even your cute little snoring
I lie in bed thinking
“Is it weird that I don’t mind waiting?”
“Are my chances with you sinking?”
These are the things I had been debating
But then I realize that I’m not waiting
How blind could I have been?
This whole time you’ve been staying
And me thinking I’m lost from within
You’re in my life right now
And I’m in yours as well
I’m standing right here in front of you
And I know that you can tell…
I’d love to stand beside you

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If - Flames of Uncertainty

If I could dispose of 
The drowsiness
That I feel in my body...
If I knew how to believe
I would've had a better life
A happy ending...
And I would've had the strength to 
Put to death strife
If I knew how to achieve
I would've won an award by now...

If I could forgive you 
For the wrongs you've aimed at me
The wrongs you didn't admit...don't you get the clue?
I was hopeless when you left me...
To drown in the wild, potent sea

If I could forget about
The frustration...the emptiness
That I feel towards you  
If I knew how to make you happy
I would've been with you long ago
We would've been together...
And I would've had the ability to
Make you whole once more
If I knew how to love
I would've won your heart in a heartbeat 
But how? 

If I could think of you 
As if you're my best friend till the very end
I would have a chance to know you better...
You still don't get the clue? 
My love for you is as fresh as dew...
Shimmering anew... cleansing you
I was full of rage when you ignored me...
And threw me away into the 
Disgusting Debris

You crumbled my hope...

But, I didn't let go of His rope

Oh I should have
Thought before I said those crul words to you
I should have
Held back my tongue...but things slip and stick like glue

But I licked you with 

Flames of uncertainty

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The Cross-lane

I have journey all the way
Through a long narrow lane
Seeing I am all alone
It keeps me focus to reach the end.

Then ahead another lane crossed
And you too walk on that lane.

We head on the cross-lane junction 
And linger in dumb words:

Are we to halt or stare
Or by luck we head on a lane?
What if we retrace our lane behind?
Yet we crossed the junction 
And still it’s always a cross-lane!

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The Dream and the Drive

I have watched women's hopes of men 
and seen them fall away bit by bit.
I have watched  their love fade 
in the way that the freshness of morning 
dribbles to death in the hard dry heat of noon.

I have watched dreams of friendship and sharing die 
in the emptiness of two separate souls
both designed to procreate 
but one wanting to spread the seed to many vessels
the other to make a warm safe home.

Even though both obey a primal call
The male drive to spread excitement and exploration 
must mix with romantic care and dreams.
Then this thing that women give is sacrificed 
to the hot cauldron of man driven by sex and pride

And in our age we all look back
and see this thing and watch the dieing of the hope
in the brightness of the youth
 and watch it move into the brittle
truce of aged man and woman.

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Random Thoughts

He wrote poems, 
Little bridges,
Broken lifelines.

Distance, like darkness
Drained the heart,
Despite the crying,
That no one heard,
Dreaming, replacement
Denials, escapement,
Confusion all around,
Until the final shutdown.

She loved orchids,
And the full moon,
Those were her windows.

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Babies and Kids Struggles

Everyone in the world thinks babies and kids have no struggles we are wrong.
We forget the hardest times of our lives is when we were infant our hearts beat a song.
When we were hungry we would cry, little hands could not grab anything that lye.
We had help to hold our bottles and we felt so helpless in our everyday struggles.
Our eyes did not open till the time that we were able we saw everything huge in size.
It made our heart throb fast and nothing made sense for all the words were gurgles.
The little ears we had we did stress with sound so loud and so unknown made us cry.
The fathers and mothers with kind word almost calmed us while they whispered.
They held us with fear, we had fear just knowing that we could not handle stress alone.
We grabbed things and we just wanted to hear the heart beat of our mom and dad.
That was the only thing in our minds that made us calm and glad.
The first touch of rough skin and strong hands were most comforting, yet scary at once.
Trust gradually grew when whipped our mess and hind ends, which were still scary.
To the large people out there the mind of a child is so simple but they still struggle.
They still need food, love and security that is all they need to grow.
To their lives is what they cling and no one is there to protect them from sorrow.
There are less fortunate kids that never get to hear their mothers and fathers hearts.
They soon empathize with everything around them with an emotion that struggles.
When sleeping on our own we cannot defend ourselves so we have fears.
That's why we cry nightly to sigh relief, we get exhausted and we run out of tears.
Remember the times you seen a child fall down their first step or bump into things.
It is scary when knowledge is lacking and get into things, which are a signs of struggles.
Children is future, it is nice to just watch them study, play and learn who they are.
Babies and Kids smiling, playing loud, and just sitting, they are still people they struggle. 

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My Melody Made of You

Youre the song stuck in my head,
 That plays across the strings of my heart.
 Youre the beat I tap with my hand,
 The melody I get lost in.
 Youre the notes loud and strong,
 The notes I cant help but sing to.


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Just Love

We are parallel like the lines, that make equal
Young mimics of love pray to be our sequel
Our love is not but we are ordinary people
We keep love on top like the cross on a steeple
Just love people


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You do funny things to me 
My hand always searching for yours 
My eyes looking for every opportunity 
To have your skin on mine 
But my lips are the worst 
In constant crave of a sweet kiss
That'll lingers till the next
Or a demanding fever of kisses
Causing moans to 
Consume the silent air 

You do funny things to me 
Just the thought of your touch
Leaves me breathless and 
Causes a stampede 
Of heart beats in my chest

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When all is said and undone

You were still the only one

Who could treat me with indifference

And still leave me young and wondering.


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Love is not just money 
Love is not just a kiss or
Mingling warmth bodies
Some times it resides in corner
Most part of heart, where you
Just are alone with that person
And between you both lies

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My Life So Low I Rise - something in my eyes

My Life So Low I Rise -Something In My Eyes

The storm is clear
It stings all senses
Eyes turn in
They find the will to see
In freedom of the moment
You are the one
My thoughts surround you
Hold you with love forever
Leave you to be you
To the calm day
I settle in a clearing to reflect
Untouched with only you in mind
I see you as a friend
A special find so undefined
My life so low I rise
When you are in my eyes


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Like A Little Boy

Like a little boy…you run away
A big strong man of your stature
Sinew and muscle and virility
All molded into one flesh
The image of strength
The bastion of courage

And yet…
You run away…
Like a little boy, you run away
From what you don’t understand
From what you are afraid to comprehend
From what your heart is demanding of you…

Complete SURRENDER at the feet of 

And so….
With powerful muscles at your disposal
You run…
With your feelings chasing after you
On feet faster than a cheetah’s
With desire running after you
With a hunger stronger than a lion’s
With passion closing in on you
With the ferocity of the strongest predator
Keep running, my sweet boy
Keep running….
But be sure, be VERY sure
You can never outrun
My love...
It will will hunt you down...

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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never known

hollow on the inside
my dreams in my head
my thoughts on the outside
gone from reality
lost from existince
my dreams so warm
my thought's  are worn
from what reality has ripped and torn
my future my world
my life my passion
ripped from you
what did i do?
neither of you 
will see this threw
my baby i wish this wasnt true.
taken for granted
smiles and little thoughts
no one gave you anything
but pain before this world.
i wish you could have breathed
i wish you could have loved
but maybe 
the same would happen to you
ill take the blame
ill take the sin
your still alive 
but not of this world.

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First I'd grasp your virgin nape
And pull you in for a passionate union
Like fine silk, your hair will flow through my fingertips.
Soon finding their way south,
Removing everything in their way.
Skin so smooth it's frictionless,
My fingers would glide effortlessly across the contours of your body.
The excitement surges through us the closer we get;
Increasing our heartbeats to a low drone,
Making our steady hands clumsily shake,
Replacing logic with instinct.
Our lips part with haste,
As if there were no time for anything else.
But as quick as they parted,
my lips found new skin to familiarize; your neck, your collarbone, your chest, your stomach..
Reaching its final stop deferred
Fragrant orifice rosy with jubilation
Meets my lips with a jolt
Which subsides into a purr
A slight trill in reply to the stroke of my tongue
The urges amplify with every touch
Sending echoes of desire and pleasure
In a state of hysteria
Our bodies loose all control
need and want become one
And so do we 

By Nicholas A. Bello

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Long Kiss Goodbye

It’s soft and gentle
Not at all what I expected
The initial reaction
Left just a fraction
Of retreat
The body is more than meat?
It’s throbbing again
It’s boiling in
It can’t stop now
It doesn’t know how
It’s so sharp
But it sets you apart
The pain isn’t bad
It instead feels good
I’m definitely a fan
But we don’t know if we should
What do we do?
What do we say?
When do we act?
Can I kiss you today?
The answers are here…
We continue with patience and an open mind
We tell each other what we want to say and what we’ve felt
We act when we feel the time is right
We kiss when you go the other ten percent

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My Life Without You

Whenever I would think of my life without you, 
I always thought I was strong enough to deal with it.
I would move on and forget that you ever were a huge part of me.
I would think of you and feel nothing, as if you never existed.
Instead, I wake up to find an empty bed. 
Empty of life, empty of happiness, and mostly empty of love. 
I find myself trying to discover you in everything. 
I see your face in strangers on the street. 
I hear your name all the time. 
I see your picture everywhere. 
I watch you walk, I watch you sing, I watch you dance and run through the park, 
Yet it isn’t you.
I dream of you all night. 
Perfect dreams of us together again, 
Being happy, smiling, and sometimes kissing. 
I can’t wait to fall asleep because it’s so much better than my reality with you gone. 
If I open my eyes, I feel a sting in my heart.
A sharp, sharp pain like a knife just stabbing me in the chest. 
I imagine your perfection, your smile, and laugh constantly. 
When I walk anywhere, I sing your favorite song. 
I can still see your eyes, the looks you used to give me. 
They always lifted my heart, and brought me up to the clouds.
My life without you, its painful, lifeless. 
Its death and sorrow. 
Its misery and heartache. 
Why I ever thought I could survive without you is beyond me.
You were my everything, without you, well life is meaningless.
Whats the point in living if the one thing you lived for is gone?
How did I let you go?
Let our love go?
Lose sight of the beauty we had already created?
I shall never know. 
And now I’m paying the price.
I’m fading in my life without you.

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A Grain of Sand

If I carried a grain of sand
And I placed it on some distant land
I did this over a billion times
Im still no closer to eternal life

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You are a voice in my ear
And a song in my head
Laughter at midnight
And whispers into early morning
The feel of guitar strings
Under my fingers
And a slow heat that turns
My face to ripe apple red
You are a smile in the darkness
And a feeling of love
And knowing all is right
With the world
You are the unfamilar sounds
That taste strange and delicious
On my tongue
And the familar words
That become new and lovely
Even if I've heard you say them
A thousand times
You are everything I want
And all that I need
You are mine
I'm yours

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A mockery of love

In my heart, I know I have made a mistake.
Yet the pain of reality does not sicken my mind into the fairest decision.
I am but without envy.
I am a coward, to seek not love but passion.
Truly in hopes of future love that one day true emotion will wither its source straight into my lover’s heart and for once he will look into my eyes and see himself, as he should; as my heart’s truest desire.
I am mistaken for a mistress and he for a companion.
I am lost within the meaning of this love.
Cruel, more so, the devil has had me covet more than I should ever ask for. Grieving, as I am, I am a shadow in his future, my definition blurred beyond a tale; never will I surface in the history of his years to come.
Time has seen me reduced to a past time and silenced to a mistress.
He leaves me without a promise of honor and an empty womb.
I look upon my predicament and wonder, how I made this mistake.
I have granted my heart to a mockery

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Currency Combusted

Appropriated snatch of silver coins
A veritable gamble to grab bag the mantle
Circulating hand to hand, finger to dust
Or swirling computer screens reminding what must
Be sought constantly, human energy a fractional reserve
Digits that mine natural and mineral, crawling from sheet
If we could package and sell the moon
That would be experiential replete

So settle into goods and services produced
The servitude of menial debt, clock turning
Urging scarcity rearranged, competition tooth and beast
All hands on pot, stirring the fervent potion
Degrees recently place tokens on real estate, tax brokerage

Nature chipped, clipped, chopped
Fortunes blown to the sounds of stone
Rain hails value like hurricanes shale sand dunes
Or a harvest before the tank can burst
The sacrifice lust to make labor combust
And purchase power the needed currency

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His Child

I’m a child in heart 
I’m sensitive,
So don’t misuse it

I’m God’s special child
I need to respect 
My zealous Father

I need to honor Him
With my young heart,
I pray for freedom

How awesome are Your deeds? 

Relieve my heart’s ache
Help me escape 
From the darkened pit

I can be active
And beat that race 
I’m on God’s good side 
God’s mercy 
Aids me in times of trouble 

I appreciate His consideration 
He fulfills me with elation

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hungers of each other's respect;
bruising feeling with no intent,
so much left to consider other than this.
I don't want to be laughed at like a train dog,
mistakes that never shine to be shown.
underrated compliance with no deeper meaning;
looking forward to not being worthy,
day by day,
does it make a difference?
toughing out  the storm of the normal,
both rugged with teh rigidness edges of our patience.
still claiming to be happy,
suited only to the hidden faces of the masks of tears.
lies within lying:
buried deep inside,
a closet full of bones and regrets,
a problem yet to be faced and fulfilled...............!!!

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To the core

Your sweet lips on mine
bodies pressed close together
I wish I could stop time
Hold on to you forever

Your touch feels so right
My heart skips a beat
You holding me tight
Feeling so wonderfully sweet

Tangled in each others arms
Knowing the night will soon end
Falling for your charms
Not wanting time to start again

Shivering from the brush of your hand
I can't breath from the need for your touch
Some how you know an understand
OH how I want you so much

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"Look at me," he says, pulling my chin up to face him as I shyly avoid his gaze.
How can something so steady be so uncertain at the same...
How can something so limited be so vast in this same...
"Look in my eyes," he says, and I can't help but sink in resolution.
Deep in his soul I see my reflection,
Decades of enlightenment and meditation,
Brown eyes brought to life with unexplained sensation,
Decorated in elaborate scarlet silk and parted hair--
A present in the form of predestination.
"Look at me," he says,
And all I can see is the future.


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bitter sweet cage

feeling like a man with a low income wage
am locked in a cage

was i locked?
or did i lock myself?
feeling like i cant leave?
do i wanna leave?

sometimes it feels comfortable,
other times its unbearable,
but i cant leave,
or i dont try to leave,

at times the cage can be called home,
other times i feel like a prisoner,
under the dome!
why wount i leave?
i must leave.

i think i love her and our relationship,
at times it just feels like am caged,
filled with rage,
i gotta leave
leave i tell you!!!

but wait, calm down, breath.
fill at home she says,
like a parrot in a cage.

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Sitting on the edge 
of a broken relationship
reflecting on the occasional 
warmth of togetherness
and plenty of sad, feelings of being let down
jilted and miffed, I struggled to let go.

Faintly saw an invisible force
flickering inside, weakly trying to hold 
the corners of my inner self
nudging me to forget the past
and move on bravely
for I had wished or done no harm ever to anyone, 
what to talk of near ones.

Instead, it hinted me to be thankful
to the revealing events that 
brought the naked truth to fore
that showed in clear light falseness,
pretentions of affection, friendship, love
that required burdensome formalities
to carry on a complex relationship 
reaching to nowhere.

It nagged me to stop wasting my precious 
time, energy, thoughts and love 
hoping against hope that maybe
things would be alright, soon
and chasing the bygone memories
which have pained and hurt 
and tended to make me feel weak.

It also implored me to seek 
simple, firmer, newer relationship,
where affection flowed freely and openly 
to and fro, without causing feeling of guilt 
to be confident of the goodness within oneself
and see it blossom and flower
bringing smiles and cheer 
in the lives of others and self.

A recognition of self-respect took roots
somewhere down inside
and the faint ray of hope sprouted 
freshness in my heart and mind
I madly clung on to the sane inner voice
and shedding the fear of 
what others would think of me
I walked back to life 
with a spring in my feet, forever.


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Her Story

Yellow and orange
Consume the wonderful fall
For this little girl
Fall is when she falls in love
She rises with the spring
She is at her peak in the summer
But she cannot keep strong
All Year long
So she falls when the leaves fall
She is in love now
Fighting for this one boy
Giving him all she's got
She finally hits rock bottom
In the winter
He breaks her heart
Shatters her so
She only remains that way though
For a short while
Because with spring comes relief
With summer comes strength
After that her story starts again

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There he walked, glistening.
A reflection of pure perfection. 
Words so eloquent, 
Smeared with truths of untold tales.
The half she found missing in hers.

He who she would seek and without fail find
A sufficient and abundant fulfiller of all she could need.
Only from afar.

How the wages of her love 
Have translated to her bleeding heart.
Tears hugging her pillow night,
After looming night.
How the hand that used to love,
Has become the same hand to scar her.

Her words he find so untrue,
Through the deception of his own illusions.
A boy haunted by love he never knew, 
Deprived by those entrusted with his heart so pure.
A boy scarred by the errors of those who came before.

He was paying for sins uncommitted,
Sins of the ones that gave him life.
The same sins that have captured him in his own mind prison,
Untrusting of the world so taunting,
Childhood pain unresolved,
Directed to the one who gave him hers.

Her love so strong, 
His blameless heart with her found absolution.
And his excuse- If you only listened.
And her excuse- his faults my love will alter.
A love so futile,
A love so toxic.
Her own physical prison.

There he walked, melancholic.
Leaving behind him dust of broken hearts.
Words eloquently hurtful,
Symbolised by false truths.


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Their nerves
Have paralyzed   
My limbs 
And now they’re 
Trying to paralyze
My soul too 
With their curvy  
This life’s so unbearable;
Oh, God, have mercy
And take away your soul
And I don’t want you to
See paralyzed! 

R K Chowdary Jasti
@all copyrights reserved

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Our engagement was our first date.
He knew I was shy and would turn away.
Therefore, he told me not to be afraid.
He knew I liked his physique.
We would continue this relationship as soul mates.

Longevity this became.
So I knew he would make me his woman.
His smile ignited my spirit.
I desired to be fulfilled.

His hand touched my waist.
He slowly kissed my face.
Then the passion begins to explode.
My spaghetti straps dropped from my shoulders.
His mouth caressed my breast.

My head begins to spin from him sensually.
I had to get control of me.
He is unzipping me fast.
This intimacy is where it is at.
We been together long enough to have sex.

Erotic I become.
Ascetic is unbecoming.
This man is now a partner.
My wanton behavior is not to be control.
However, he is dynamism and love.

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until the end

love and fate
memories of a different date
the day we met, 
all those times Ill never forget
staring at you, stumbling on every other word
everytime i look at you, my tongue it would slurr

looking back id never thought
youd be the one still holding my heart
day in and day out cant imagine life without
I know at times you may have your doubts

But when i look at our son, and then I look at you
i want you to know, everything i do, 
i do for both of you
when you look back, i hope you see
see the way you've changed me
youve been there for me, when no one else would be

even when our feelings seem to fade
you've never once strayed away
you were here for me now just like you were then
Just let me know youll be here until the end

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Tonight Alone

 I  sit here tonight alone and  so ashamed,
 A guilty concious and only me to blame .
    This regret I am feeling is so very real,
 I am toremented by the way I made her feel.
    How my heart cries out with anger and discuss,
Thinking  of the damage I have done to her trust.
    Her heart broken and there's tears in her eyes,
How sad I am that I had made her cry.
    It's like being alone in the pouring rain,
Even that doesm't describe the pain.
    Why I would ever do such a thing  it's so odd,
 Never again will this happen  I pray to God .
    My thoughtless acts has hurt you so,
The words I wrote have cut deep I know.
     You can't think I would do this with intent,
All the I love you's  I have alays meant.
     Please my Darling Angel can you forgive me tonight ,
I promise my love I will make it all right .
     My Baby I love you with all of my heart,
From now to forever  I have from the start.
     Yes I am alone this night with only me to blame ,
For the pain I've caused and why I'm so ashamed .

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I am Water

Now my words fall
On your ears
Like water on
The back of a duck.

You swim in doubt
And distrust.

Whereas you have
Become the essence
Of my existence.

I am water all over
And that is the 
Plain truth.

Yesterday, I returned
Home from work
To have you
Sniffing at me
In search of a 
Stranger’s perfume.

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I'll Leave The Light On

The sun is rising and baby, this day is mine.
Your boat just can’t get us across.
I can give you no more time.
So hold my hand while I find us a way.
I will search for what you’ve buried
And find real hope, using the light of day.
Who we are, is where we go from here.
So say your peace,
Because who we are, will not be our fear.
Night will come with a darkness that you can’t take.
But don’t worry, I’ll leave the light on.
So sleep now; I’ll be here when you wake.

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Fracta Anima

Maybe instead of life
Maybe I’m the joke.
Maybe I stopped mattering,
So why does this matter?

The shattered pain in my eyes,
Mirrors that reflect only you.
Do you see the cracked smile;
Your laughter is a dagger to my soul.

The frustration is a merry-go-round;
I might fall off and die.
The pain is rotten, a corpse
Twisted all around my heart.

Tears are uncountable, endless
Crying at night but still more.
Oh, the despair in my soul!
I long only for joy, please,
Is that just too much to ask?

Those beautiful dreams are ruined,
Why on earth were they given?
Was it all my fault or maybe
No one’s fault, just life,
The joke that is me.

The cuts will scar, as always
Yet can’t you see them,
Or maybe you refuse to.
The outside cuts are nothing
Compared to my heart, ruined,
Destroyed by far too many hopes.

My trust, shattered like glass
And lying in the wasteland,
My bitter tears are the oasis.

Tired, yet no sleep is found here,
So many questions in my mind,
My heart can’t ask you again.

I’m sorry, oh the mistakes made,
And there will be so many more.

I am hollow, a container of sorrow,
Of lifeless, wingless dreams, so frail.
The hot fire mixes with it,
The anger that is me and my mind,
Questioning, screaming and so unhappy.

Delusions are my safe, happy place;
I only wanted love.

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Contemplating back to a time when there use to be an us, when our relationship was built on trust, but truly it was only lust.
But I must admit that I was only being honest when I looked into your eyes and said I love you.
If I can undo the past, I would go back to the time where I reckoned that you were not being true and seek to see-through your mind to have caught that clue.
But what can I do, I already knew, but I didn't want to accept the fact that I might lose you.
But I did, I did lose you, and I was torn to the deepest part of my soul to the point where I felt I was never ever going to be the same, like it was some kind of fate.
Sure I had hate; I hated you for misleading me and then leading me to believe that our relationship was going somewhere.
It was unfair that you had to tear my heart into two, misguiding me to think that you cared.
Thinking what we shared was rare.
I thought it was a nightmare, but I came to realization I shouldn't care anymore and stop the war between my mind and my heart before it gets too far that I can't ignore.
Tough yes it was tough but enough is enough.
What we had is now finally through, and I am sure enough done with you.

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The Moon-in-the-Man Waxes Lyrical with Nary a Word

Kenny is suddenly,
 Luminously, animated;
with a grin that could crack a safe!
He whistles to get your attention,
then beckons you over
to the parted curtains.

He has something 
to share with you.
This is not the usual,
self-absorbed Kenny.

MoonMan MoonMan
what is it you see?
 Can you read the secrets
of the telling Moon?
MoonMan MoonMan
Show me! Tell me!

This is Moonstruck Kenny.
Touched by Moonpower.
Captivated by Moonpower!
Ecstatic about Moonpower!

He’s made a “lunar-landing”
and he wants you to be “there” too.
Lunatics-in-arms we become,
 in awe of this celestial 
visitor peering into
the room from on high.

MoonMan MoonMan
what is it you see?
 Can you read the secrets
of the telling Moon?
MoonMan MoonMan
Show me! Tell me!

The Moon’s pull is irresistible.
Kenny’s pull is irresistible.
And so you succumb,
temporarily mystified – delving within
for ancient knowledge about basic things;
the rhythms of the sky-dwellers.
Knowledge longlost since we insulated
ourselves from
 and against
 The Elemental.

Yet Kenny has not lost The Wonder.
Kenny is over The Moon about The Moon.
He beams a crescent-shaped smile
that’d make even The Man-in-the-Moon
green with envy.

MoonMan MoonMan
what is it you see?
 Can you read the secrets
of the telling Moon?
MoonMan MoonMan
Show me! Tell me.

Kenny is the Moon Man.
He is The Moon-in-the-Man
Just like The Moon, Kenny has phases.
He waxes and wanes as do we all.
But…just now…yes, you catch just a glimpse of it…
Kenny is illuminary!
And you bathe in the light of his delight!

MoonMan MoonMan
Show me! Tell me!

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In the depths of her eyes

In the depths of her eyes
I can see her soul
In the depths of her eyes
I can see the love she holds

It's like a vision I see
When I look at her
She's got the face of an angel
I know she's someone special

Silk soft skin
Those rich young eyes
A chill on my spine
This feeling I have

I'll take her out
I'll give her my best
I'll show her my love
And make her mine

Her beauty shining
Like a distant dream
Blood pumps through my heart
Like a distant scream

My soul cries
For one glimpse of you
A sensation I know
Making my love grow

Something awakens within
No longer am I bound
This turmoil I'm in
I'm in love with you

In the depths of her eyes
I can see her soul
In the depths of her eyes
I can see the love she holds

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Se nos va la vida...
Amando a quien no nos ama,
buscando a quien no nos busca,
rechazando a quien nos valora,
excusando a quien nos miente,
soñando con quien nos traiciona,
llorando por quien nos roba la sonrisa...

Se nos va la vida.......
Sufriendo por aquel que sin pensarlo 
dos veces felizmente caminaria sobre tus cenizas.

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Send in the Clowns

 Rubber bands 
 and baling twine 
 hold tight; taut 
 from the endless pull 
 of raw nerves 
 to a gilded cage
 of emptiness. 
 Too much silly putty
 daubed in the gaping holes
 of this crumbling relationship
 leave polka dots everywhere.
 Send in the clowns.
 Emotions spring a leak
 and salty tears escape 
 their tiny boat
 and slip down 
 to meet the Elmer's
 which has no staying power 
 to keep this frozen smile from cracking.
 Even wood glue,
 carpenter's friend
 hailed for cracks and splits,
 has failed the broken heart
 of this fragile puppet,
 and only Crazy Glue, 
 the seven-second miracle,
 keeps trembling lips sealed.
 So much for holding things together

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still got love for you

Some guy is waking up next to the girl I love
I wonder if he knows how lucky he is
Every time he gets to give her a hug
And a kiss
Baby I get it maybe we both had enough
But do you know how much you’re missed?
Maybe we clashed too much
Fought too often didn’t laugh enough
The past was tough
But I wish we could pack it up
Start afresh and get back to us
Maybe it can’t happen
But there’s nothing wrong with hoping
Baby I’m not asking
I’m just being honest and open
Constant arguments maybe just showed how much we cared
But how could you blame me for getting with a girl after we broke up for 6 months
You weren’t there
You were insecure
I was depressed & couldn’t get away from places I’d been before
But we were both immature
If one day we try again
I hope we both give our all but I won’t cry again
I know I can survive without you
I can imagine my life without you
But it’s better with you in it
It just feels empty by my side without you
I accept my part in the wrong
You may not be in my life no more but your spot in my heart will never be gone

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Scene One:

Fingertip touches
under salt sun,
a volunteer hostage,
wrapped in white.
She leans in,
“Stay as long as you like,
dead on this wet cedar slab,
feet toward Japan.”

Scene Two:

Writing in shadow,
deep pain alive,
heart on the killing floor,
still beating.
She closes me tight
in her white apron,
leans down,
“Stay as long as you like,
wrapped 'round
in mother's comfort.”

Scene Three:

White light
over bodies gone soft
in hot sulfur water,
cypress knees
cold in the night.
She leans forward,
“Come in;
there's room for you
and the vivid dreams
that give memory a home.”

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her phone call had the desired effect.
like always - it drew blood,
the way she dialed into the neglect of
a lifetime was no re-enactment,
it was all fresh, as if it had just happened.
“you never look at it from my point of view,’
she said, hoping silently to break her,
so that nobody won. love can be like that.
it means nothing unless it’s headed
in your direction -
& she, the wounded child,
exacting her revenge, would maintain
the punishment until that time
when her own child stared back
with the same exacting eyes, silently,
asking, where were you, then?

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He was broken, friendless, abandoned,
living day to day, skulking in the brush.
To warm himself, he lay dead still in a
patch of sunlight allowing a hollow
warmth to sooth him.  I spoke to him,
called him old friend, brought him food.
He came to know me, to trust my footfalls,
to come and greet me and wait patiently
for his dinner.  I invited him to come home
with me, coaxed, prodded, cajoled, to no
avail.   He would disappear at times for 
a day or two, then return, hungry and
looking for a scratch behind the ears,
a friendly voice, a moment of friendship.
In the end the thought of the coming
winter, and his age, led him to concede
his time.  He left, still somewhat broken,
but no longer friendless, no longer alone.
I think he succumbed to a broken heart
from which he never fully recovered,
from the loneliness, not of being alone,
but of being forgotten.  I think of my old
friend each time I walk past the sheltering
trees from which he would emerge at
the sound of my voice and thank him
for the friendship he extended to me.
The trust of a friend for a friend.

John G. Lawless

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Leazes Park Road

Walking streets in wrap-around emotional high 
concrete and glass soaring above 
shout at the city entire people 
blasting in Friday oblivion face-set purpose 

it threatens if you let it so 
shout out 
down its face 

it looks after you storming 
car-streaming roads 
park between 
talking about ducks

we’ll come again with bread
throwing bread to ducks 
couple of white swans to ride 
feed bread thick-layered butter emmenthal maybe 
line drifting 
us you drifting with me 
skins touching clinging in 
moment sticking sweat so 

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Once Here Now Dead

Once here
Now dead & gone
“What am I known for, this time round?”
I exist only as a memory now
A memory that fades, over time
“Who will remember me, when I am gone?”

No one knew me
Yet people will say they knew me, so well!
A laugh, how often people think “they are experts”
Yet, really
Know nothing at all!

“How well did you know the inside of me?”
For, if I was to ask...
“What is my favourite colour?”
Or, “what’s my favourite song?”
I listen for answers...none come

“What’s my favourite food to eat?”
Complete silence...
I could hear a pin drop!
“Do these questions fall upon deaf ears?”
For I ask...

“Who truly knew me?”
“What am I known for?”
“Who will remember me?”
When I am dead & gone

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At Home for the Weekend

Mother smells like an old kitchen sponge
Father sips coffee from his chipped mug
Faye hums a melody searching for rhythm
The old dog lying on his back fully exposed
I should visit more often
As I left my feet for Faye to sweep
I fold the newspaper in halve
The kitchen table's front left leg
Is supported by an old dictionary
And the conversation is lost for words.

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My Love, Reagan

Your skin glows like the cherry, blossoms you are beautiful as the daisies in the purest hope of spring.
My yearning heart rises to your guitar voice and leaps like a mini jellyfish at the whisper of your name, Reagan.
The evening ascends in on a great bald eagle wing.
I am calmed by your voice that I carry into the twilight of lovebeams and hold next to my heart.
I am filled with hope that I may dry your tears of sadness.
As my heart falls from my chest, it reminds me of your love.
In the hushed, I listen for the last chirp of the spring.
My heated heart leaps to my chest. I wait in the crystal moonlight for your secret house so that we may love as one, heart to heart, in search of the glorious purple and spiritual bed of love.

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Blood son

Blood is thicker than water
Sometimes love is thicker than blood
Sometimes dad is the brother from another mother
From another bloodline
Not family or friend
A man who the family questions

Who is he
Why is he in this boy’s life
Why is he here at all

The boy’s bio
But not logical
Father forfeits his rights
Because he is not in his son’s life

Like a bee cross pollinates
And crisscross the meadows
In the fields to bring forth growth and life
No one questions
Its mission
But the boy’s hearts knows that
Blood is thicker than water
Sometimes love is thicker than blood

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While He Sleeps

If being with the one you love
Is tearing your apart;
If there's an aching or a need
Within your tired heart.
If you're still lonely in the night
While he lays by your side;
If something gained is something lost -
Is something special's died...

Well, After all, remember,
It's a pattern of the plan;
You can't create a lover
From a dull, inactive man.
You're dreaming of the better times;
He's napping, snore by snore.
You think about this love
And wonder where it's headed for.

There are no words of wisdom
Written there upon the page.
There are no drugs or cures to help
Slow down the signs of age.
He must grow old while you grow young -
It's him who pays the cost.
Sleep's a lonely thing
When something gained is something lost.

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Follow My Footsteps

Poem: “Follow my footsteps”
By Serwah Adwoa Tei.

Follow my footsteps, oh dear John, though your feet are smaller than mine. 
You might be small or tender in age, but your inspiration is so divine.
Don’t get lost in the stormy times,  I am as huge to see in the sun.
Our laughter, tears and talks just might be lots of fun.
I long for your warm embrace, so delightful, please bring me a rose.
It doesn’t matter how long the walk, as long as we talk and are close.
The gap between us might be huge, but you seem to cover me all day long.
As it rains, I see the rain drops, lift my eyes up, and still hear your song.
Take my steps, as I have taken yours, no need to worry.
I’ve made all your mistakes along the way, dear john, no need to say sorry.
Hope distance doesn’t keep us apart, as we are molded together.
May this sweet union, take us through any weather.
You don’t have to worry, as your feet will always fit in mine.

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I Love You

I love you
Simple, sobering and sweet

I love you
Tried, tender and true

I love you
Precise, pleasurable and Pure

I love you
Now, then and always!

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I began the day we first met. Pebbles clattered. 
I picked and hacked, my mud-spattered mattox.

The first layer of earth was smooth, cool, compact;
hard to break. Once breached,
easy to up-heave.

The second layer, malleable;
my pick penetrated in even sweeps.

The third, a clay core; 
years spent mining,
I reached the heart,
bipolar as a planet.

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“Are you falling in love with her..?”

But there he looked onward, without a single way of direction
With logical reasoning behind him, he could not fathom the thought
It was as if something so absurd had lied down in front of him
From a hidden spot he never knew to look, 
The weight of the glass pulled him down
Like his thoughts.

She was rare in all her peculiarities 
Made up of every kind of purity known to man
She was everything and nothing all at once
A representation of all that he lacked, no matter the article
She made him decent, and in return he made her happy

His arm reached only for her
“Help me lose my mind” 
he uttered looking into her eyes in order to catch the despair 
Suddenly caught short of breath
The little bit of liqueur pestered him, like the voice
He thought to himself, 
There was only one pleading argument to if she’d ever say adieu
“I’m so much better when you’re around”
The words echoed in the back of his mind

Home never had an address, but a path
Where ever she set foot
He saw her spinning from the corner of his eyes
Free and alive 
But, she always held him
With all that she could
As if she was his only genuine believer.

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Waiting on That Call

If only I could kiss u as many times as I shed a tear last night.
I wish i were older. I wish people would  realize we are just two lonely kids trying to find a way in this world. I hope when the time comes for us to meet again we don't regret a thing. We will work out perfect we won't have to make anyone happy but ourselves. But for now, goodbye. I hope your life is as fun and amazing as you have made my life these past few months. I hope your successful, and I hope you find someone who loves you as much as I do. I hope you are happy in everything you do. Anyone who is yours is really lucky. Just know that when you need me to keep our promise, to find and fall back in love with each other, I'm where I always said I would be, waiting on that call, and on that day my life will be complete.

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Recycled Love

Yes…recycling is a good thing
Why let something valuable
Become a complete waste
Depleting resources
Already scarce
Why waste
When it can be salvaged
True, true
But don’t you dare do that with love
Don’t you dare even think 
To give me
Your recycled love

With me, all the material must be new
FRESH, CRISP, CLEAN expressions of love
Material that is then made into something beautiful
Custom made just for me…
Fit to allure the woman I AM…UNIQUELY ME
No tried and true methods to woo
No erogenous spots navigation
According to someone else's old map 
No…every woman is different
With different guide
To the hidden treasure...

No….with me…
It's all got to be
Pristine, pure, virgin
Like a clear mountain stream
Or the unpolluted air
No recycled words
No recycled haunts you took HER to
No recycled love songs…that you used to make HER melt
I have an inner song that defies anything you can play
You will only hear it
When you get to know MY soul

I melt in different ways
I love different words
I see different colors
I visit different places
I hear different music
Of any past references...

I want the resources of your heart
To be used with abandon
For they are a renewable resources
Always available
Alwayas a new supply
Always ready to be used 
To create beauty
To attract 
To entice
To capture

Eileen Manassian Ghali 

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The lights remained bright-
you were quite fidgety yet relaxed,
and as for me; I remained stiff.

It was as though sadness, confusion,
and hurt took its toll over my body; Only I couldn't react.
My body remained numb, wanting to cry
and scream but knowing that doing this would only make matters 

Starring into space, I found myself looking for answers.
As if somehow my eyes would gaze upon a word,
perhaps even a person who could give me some kind of

The answer was there, I knew the solution,
but never had the guts to accept it, let alone say it out loud.
In result my mouth  remained shut.
Maybe it wasn't your heart that I was afraid of breaking, but my own.
Because it was moments like these where the truth hurt.
And I'd much rather the silence over power the painful truth,
that was bound to slip through our lips.

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Can I Sing To You

Can i sing to you to lure you home
share with you something that's all my own
go beyond the limitations of our phase before
cementing this renewed relationship in a songster allure
Baby, can i sing to you to lure you home

I really thought i could just play this deck of mine
yes i know what i sang afortime
Singing baby i just wanna love
please baby don't fall in love with me
I'm just a man who's intentions are good
please lord don't make me misunderstood
While i sang to the others in the same voice
Its just the things we do between me and you
she don't have to, no she don't gots to know
But baby i can change, yes i can change
cause each day gets better i just cant let you go
and each kiss get sweeter i just cant leave you no
Oh baby when the sun comes up
save room for my love, save a little
Baby I'm coming home,
feel like I've been everywhere
But we just ordinary people,
maybe we should just take it slow
You got me so high, feels like I'm flying on cloud nine
and only heaven knows, baby please be mine
Cause i keep tossing and turning all night,
cant keep you outta my sight
Baby lets just go to the park,
i wanna kiss you underneath the stars
Here is where we'll have our start
swimming away from all these sharks

Can i sing to you to lure you home
share with you something that's all my own
go beyond the limitations of our phase before
cementing this renewed relationship in a songster allure
Baby, can i sing to you to lure you home

Copyright May2007 J.R. Thomas

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Being and Living

There is a difference between “being” and “living”. You won’t always be able to act a certain way all of the time, because we make mistakes, but you can always strive to live better each day. It’s easy for us to “be” in love, because it makes you feel really good at that time, but to “live” in love is a daily expression of your spirit that you’ll know is true even on days when you may be feeling bad. That’s what keeps me grounded every day: knowing that regardless of how people may feel towards me, I will love them anyway because it’s how I live.

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She dwells in the pitch-dark attic 
full of cobwebs and 
dried autumn leaves,
in the half-open oval window, a 
minute aperture quenching 
her thoughts of passing,
her back badly swollen, slowly 
leaning against the wall 
feeling the throbbing pain 
in nailing a fictitious comfort, 
pinching her tiny fingers right 
through the withering mural of Saint 
Michael slaying a twin serpent, she 
grasps her left-hand, while 
chanting an inaudible 
eloquence of tantrums, then 
pulls out a golden ring 
from her bruised finger, and gently 
inserts among the gaps, among the 
forsaken she stares, as the 
pretentious etched door adjacent her 
screeches, as if time freezes and 
palpitation creeps through her veins, 
when a temper in full absence of 
calmness inches towards her, and from 
the ashes of her self-inflicted 
incarceration, she rushes out to 
rendezvous with the advent of play, a 
misleading image, a fallacy of her 
vision or a miracle in progress, 
hands to her an elusive indictment, 
sparing her a moment to exhale again.

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The Painting

You’re plastered on the walls of my heart
Like Van Gogh paintings in an art museum
Spend time with me admiring a starry night
Outside the café
You are quite beautiful to gaze at during our
Nights watching the crows take flight from the
Wheat fields over the cypresses; I want you
I see you. Can’t have you
I see your beauty and wonder if you can gaze
Back at me in the same way
I can’t touch you because you’re surrounded
By many arms keeping you safe from harm
A symbol; a simple vow taken years ago keeps us apart
But your loveliness makes me want to cut it off
Your blossoming almond eyes may watch,
Can’t tell because you won’t speak
Am I rude for staring?  Sharing my
Love with you is truly all I want to do.
I see you and know I want you

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Pendulous Mind

I want to break free
from the bounds of your smothering love
and the conforms of this life

I want to break free
from molding to the path you take
and your presumptions of me

I want to break free
from the facade of demureness
and sprint for insolent gratification

I want to break free
from the shackles of our vows
and diffuse into the mists of solitude

I want to break free 
from the cage of this marriage
and plummet from the pedestal you have placed me on

I want to break free
from the norms of the family
and delve into the depths of quiescence

With the four words you said,
Honey, I'm home, 
Your voice drifts into my ears 
jolting me from the slumber of trechery
leading me away from the precipitous cliff
to a serene meadow, our meadow, our home

I laugh at the wild swings of my pendulous mind,
as I uncover the roots of our endearment
Ending my eternal wanderings
forever I am glad to be with you,
Honey, I'm home too!

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I am victory.
I wonder: present, not past or future.
I hear, sunset… and sunrise!
I see with your eyes, with eyes unclouded.
I want: helping, love.
I am smart.  I am strong.

I pretend … it’s alright though.
I feel: happiness, brokenness.
I touch the hearts, the spirits.
I worry, does it help, what I do?
I cry, loneliness.
I am done with losing, on with choosing.

I understand: alone, as in, unique.
I believe: it’s alright!
I hope: family united – kindred-ness.
I dream, conquering suffering.
I try, NO… I do!
I am the coolest girl in the whole wide world!
I am – me!

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I Gave You All I Had

Even after I explained it all
 You acted as if I spoke in silence
 Your act was a sign of violence
 Bruising my soul
 Beaten and battered
 Bruised and tattered
 You said it was never going to work
 But then you knew the moment would never leave you
 A perfect picture that could never deceive you
 I tried to believe you
 I closed my eyes
 Just so I could see you
 It was not honesty
 But honestly
 I feel nothing, but the sting of eternity
 I left it all there in that room
 On that cold evening
 Believing in a greater good
 Hoping we would always be like we were
 In that special moment
 A nexus
 A paradox
 An untruth experienced by two souls
 Who were never going to know
 What it meant
 Only how it felt
 I have never been the same
 I will never be the same
 I just have been drifting ever since
 A drifter with no home
 An exodus from reality
 A moment of obscurity
 Confined by the absurdity of it all
 People become thoughts
 Ideas and old relics
 We are nothing more than two symbols
 We were made unreal
 By the same moment that was so fucking unreal
 Surreal existential elements of surprise
 Standing on opposite sides
 Two opposites who were never meant to collide
 So you took it
 Everything and everything after
 I gave it all
 From now to the ever after
 But in the end
 Will it even fucking matter?

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Auburn hair, cotton candy colored eyelids.
Ooh, this look’s so good and got me goin’ crazy, baby.
Check out my bob cut and betty bangs,
So pretty that you forget the phone even rang.

Come, baby, take a look at these maroon lips.
Let me kiss you before you bet your chips,
Cause I know, I know I'm truly a lucky girl
To even have you, darling, as part of my world.

You could have all the luck, but still you know
Without my love, you would be absolutely stuck.
Auburn hair, smokey mascara and eyeshadow
Got me staring at myself in the mirror until tomorrow.

Check out my new do and baby if you love it, 
Soon enough you can even do me too.
Come closer baby, because my burgundy lips 
Want to give you more than just tips.

Oh baby, I love it when you wanna touch me,
But I mostly want you to look at me like I'm so pretty.
Auburn hair and navy painted eyes got you feeling so sexy, baby, 
Like my makeup I'll do you right all night until the sunrise.

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Time Moves On

Time moves on and I say nothing,
The words frozen on my lips,
Burning in my heart.
Only being able to take small sips,
I wait for the right moment,
To tell you we have fallen apart.
But there is no comment,
I leave in silence,
Knowing there will be no violence.
Slamming the door shut,
Feeling nauseous in my gut,
Crying the last tear,
Dreading of all the last fear.

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Laying Into Sensation

Laying into sensation, 
not thinking,
feeling, just feel. 
We share touching 
each others damp spots, 
weave in moist hair, 
open passages into darkness, 
release fragrances deep from the earth; 
your fingers move
my fingers, 
then push,
now it’s done 
and there’s nowhere to go 
except inside. 

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We'll Manage

Sometimes it feels as if we’re slowly slipping away,
As if the hard ground beneath us is sinking.
Sometimes it feels as if we’re losing sight of who we are,
What we are together. 
Yet somehow, every single time, we get through it.
We get through by the love in our hearts and the true dedication each of us has for one another.
When things being to crumble as they sometimes will,
We just have to acknowledge that for us, we mustn't go downhill.
When things feel out of place and just not right,
We just have to realize that the light at the end of the tunnel is very bright.
Just when we feel we’ve lost our grip on the actual meaning of our relationship, 
We have to remember where we began and how far we’ve come on this long and tedious trip.
Some days might make us want to cry,
Some days might make us feel lost, 
But we’ve just got to consider the fact of the matter is; where would we be without one another?
Things may be not as good as we’d wish they were, 
Things may not seem as perfect as we’d like them to be,
But when everything is all said and done, 
When everything is clear and bright as day,
It will all have been worth it.
Every struggle to keep the puzzle together, 
Every fight that lead to an awkward goodnight,
Every time I doubted you or you me, 
Well one day we’ll look back on it and smile, thinking to ourselves just what little significance those old pains hold now.
So with the love in our hearts and the true dedication each of us has for one another, 
We’ll manage.

*Written many months before, the hopeful prelude to my poem "Sinking"*

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Finding Forever

She tells me she's found forever in me. Wonder how that could be? Says my 
hands have latches and I hold indiscriminately.  Said she admires my daily 
routine. Says I'm cryptic with understandable ways. Likes my body's definition and 
is additcted to my plug and play. Says the way I put words together is akin to "no 
body's business." Says she enjoys how I sequester what's told in confidence. She 
calls me presidential then takes a little hit. I call her Ms. Lewinsky and buy sun 
dresses as gifts. Says she's found her forever in me. Said she knows it, intuitively.  
Said if she were the moon and I was earth, I'd rotate around putting her first. Said 
the oceans might be altered, and calamity might ensue but my hold is forever,  & 
forever I'll hold you. Asked if I'd say yes if she would have asked? My answer, ask 
me tomorrow. Today I'm busy doing what I do. Holding you is, my daily routine. 
Forever was founded the first time I saw you. 

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Messed Up Love

Burning up
Torn apart
“I have had enough!”
Jaded, by your words & thoughts
Deepest, darkest parts of my heart
Drowning in my own tears and sorrow
“What have you done to me?”
“I can’t function, any more!”
Messed up love!

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Not Quite an Echo

By Angeline Star

Victims of paranoia
lacking sound.

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Black Lace and Bluebells


The lilt of floral summer
found me waiting
against a woodland tree,
in the early evening sun,
accompanied by birdsong,
recalling you.

Idling on grass
sprinkled with bluebells
and fairies' laughter,
you kiss the wine from my lips
and tug a blossom from my hair,
releasing me to fly.

We are the only two who exist
in this slice of the world.
Separated only by black lace
and animal heat,
which is no separation at all.

Pulling bits of earth loose
we mask the musk of our rut
with loam,
fecund and sweet,
just as you are.

A gamble for ecstasy
in a nameless game
older than the trees
which shade us,
we both shiver in an autumnal moment,
the silvering of this instant
the winning stroke.

You hold me as a I clasp you,
watching me with those magical eyes,
silencing my climax
with cloud-soft kisses
that steal my essence
in exchange for bliss.

Our wild, woodland moment
will live inside of me
as long as bluebells
dance across meadows.

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(for Neil)

I wonder if you remember,
the dog you killed that day
on the way back from the Stony Rises?

You were driving, talking about
yourself, I think,
or maybe you were singing along
to some song on the radio.

Up ahead, the boy on a bicycle
pedaled against the wind,
dog by his side.

It happened so quickly,
you were driving so fast
you nearly didn’t stop,
thinking, hoping, perhaps,
that you’d only imagined it.

When we backed up the boy was
on his knees, hands hovering over
the dead animal.

"Sorry about that, mate,"
was all you could say.

Fighting back tears and disbelief
the boy looked up:

"Oh, that’s all right," he said.

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Germs, marked with a big red J crawl inside your heart one by one 
They take over your brain, causing you to do and say things you didn't mean 
The more space they consume, the more you worry that you're going to be left again 
Abandonment will take over you once more. 

The funny thing about these germs though is that they're created by your own body 
Then your body rejects them like they're some sort of foreign object
But you can't get rid of them that easy
Medication will not make you feel better this time

The only cure to these germs is love 
Love that cannot be seen or heard, but felt 
And the second that love is questioned or challenged your body makes more germs 
Possessiveness is not the answer though 

The germs watch as the ones you love live their lives and talk to people who aren't you 
Then they laugh their menacing laugh and they create more germs in your brain
But these germs are different. 
'A' is the letter that marks these germs in dark blue 

These new germs flood your brain with irrational thoughts and feelings
The J germs and the A germs multiply until you can't figure out which is which 
Yet you try so hard to give everyone their own life 
Ignoring the germs will never help but obsessing will not help either

Then the germs scream at you. 
They scream at you to push everyone away that you're close to 
You're just so scared you're going to lose them
Giving up is just as bad as possessiveness 

Now that you're confused with yourself some new germs are born
A crossbreed of the J germs and the A germs 
These new germs are called the C germs 
Confusion with yourself causes more pain. 

Now you push everyone away and a new germ is born; the G germ 
Everything is falling farther and farther apart like never before
The germs keep multiplying and encouraging each other
Guilt has arisen. 

The cycle of germs is a vicious one
They won't stop multiplying until you feel as if you can't control anything anymore
The fact that you can't control it pushes them all away more and more
Friendship has been lost
It started with the germs marked with the red J
It ended with regret and hurt for everyone 
All the germs keep multiplying; crossbreeding, inbreeding, breeding with their own kind
Control is lost
All you were fighting for in the first place was to not lose the ones you love
Now you're not even sure if they love you anymore 
You've screwed it up too much 
And the cycle begins again...

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Not so sure

Slowly getting tired and frustrated with the situation that's at hand, 
but yet I'm trying to get a good grip on it and not let it go,
cause when it goes its going to fall and once it falls its going to explode,
the feeling that I'm getting gets stronger by day and weakens me by night,
I try to remind my self this is how it was since the beginning,
I'm not suppose to neither am I allowed to let it affect me like this,
slowly ill start pushing away.
I been hurting,
that empty feeling is coming back slowly the hole that was once patched up is simply 
as much as I try to maintain it shut the pain knocks at it making it crack. 
And it's not a feeling of loneliness because this feeling has just been growing 
waiting to escalate just building one on top of the other forming into this giant tOwer not well 
I'm not losing interest just focus on what's in front of me and what I have 
needing something to pull me back saying look I'm here,
words are slowly just turning into words 
I can feel like I'm hurting not in pain,
just hurting that discomfort in my chest is annoying 
to the point where throwing up seems like the best option
as I hurt I know I'm hurting you to 
trust me its not my intension to. 
I love you 
forgive me or forgive me not but I blame you 
you have me so rapped around your finger you don't even notice how much I love you or 
need you 
when I need you the most your never really there your presences maybe but your mind is far 
I'm sorry I put you threw this the headaches and heartaches cause trust me i feel them too,
but you chose me and I chose you and we chose each other 
knowing that we
us aren't actually perfect 
we each have our problems you have yours and I have mine 
once your problems becomes me and my problem becomes you 
the world we have builded starts to drifted apart 
you on one side me on the other 
yet we still hold hands trying not to let go 
hoping and praying for the best to make it come back together again
I know there's a purpose to why our paths were put in the same direction  to each other
I'm still trying to figure it out
I love you I always have I just need to get reuse to being use to the beginning and how it all 
started and what it use to be,
But yes things are changing 
I'm still trying to hold of grip of the change
But at the end of the day,
It will forever be me and you,
Together again.

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I Need To Know

Where are you when I need you?
Where do you go?
Are you trying to run away from me?
Tell me why if this is so.
Did I do something wrong?
I need to know can't hold out on this pain for to long.
I'm not that strong I can't keep holding on.
Tell me...are you gone forever?
Have you found someone better?
I'm tired of all this bad weather.
I need to know has your love grown cold?
Is this why your putting me on hold?
I need to know if were through.
I can't keep putting up with you.
Is our love doomed?
Will it all end soon?
I wish I knew.

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Haunted people never sleep

You slept with your eyes open.
I’d glance over in the
haze of midnight
hoping to catch you
watching me
like I watched you.
I was willing to
peel back the shadows,
tear down the thin façade
to let you see my battle scars,
or even simply just 
kiss away your chaos.
Instead when I looked over,
I saw those white slits,
as if a ghost resided there
and I would fade back into
haunted dreams.

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notice me

did you know
he came all the way from there
yeah, I know I saw that too
what he brought
I bet you can’t see it if you squint
look closer
beneath the sunshine
can you see his lavender thoughts
squeeze your eyes shut, I like it when they crinkle
the way your skin tingles
maybe then you can feel
maybe it’s just me
can you feel the oils rubbing together
have you touched his hand
no, not held it
but felt the warm glow
all the clementines and apricots
melting together, dripping down into the gutter
look closer
I saw the tire tracks
I pressed my fingers in
that cold raw mud
I hated it and it stained my fingers
but don’t we all just want to be noticed in the right way?

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Almost Lovers

Almost Lovers
Now, loveless romantics
With only sadness in our eyes
A fresh new hole 
In our hearts
Without each other
Being by each other’s side

I am trying not to think about you
Though images of you 
Still haunt me
Flooding, my mind
I hear the sound of your voice
Echo through the air
I see you ‘smile’
I can smell you, everywhere!

And when I watch the stars
Light up the sky at night
When I stroll the streets
Without you by my side
I watch lovers enjoy each other’s company
Reminiscing about ‘you’

Almost lover 
I still feel the beating of our two hearts
Becoming One
Even though you are gone
Goodbye, almost lover
Thank you for making my heart warm!

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Quest of a Soul

There came a day, a week, months
when my old Soul became restless,
needing to find Her Soul,
his Mate he was convinced.

And off he went on a journey,
a quest to find Her Soul
and bring it to me,
a gift, a grace undeserved.

On the back of a morning breeze he rode, 
but the breeze died down
and no further he got

On the wings of a seagull he rode,
but the seagull returned to land
and stranded he was

On the crest of a wave he rode,
but the wave broke
and left him on dry sand

On the back of a bumblebee he rode,
but the bumblebee died
and nowhere could another be found

On a cloud he sailed
but the cloud turned to rain
and from the sky he fell

On the mane of a wild horse he galloped
but the horse threw him off
and in the dust he was

On a camel's hump he tried
but the camel moved too slow
and the desert was his end

Tired and despondent he came back to me,
dejected he was, my old soul
Why? he asked
Why can I not find my Mate?

Old Soul, I told him then,
Why do you roam?
Why do you look far and wide?
Nowhere else will you find Her,
but here with me...

Where, where do you keep Her soul he asked,
Not understanding, not knowing.
Look in my mind, I said.
And he opened my mind,
And yes, there She was!

Where, where else do you keep Her he asked,
Anxious now to know more.
Look in my heart, I said.
And he opened my heart,
And yes, there She was!

Wiser and satisfied now my old Soul smiled at me.
Keep Her safe, he said
Treat Her with respect
Be kind to Her more so than to anyone else

Never fail Her
Always be there when She is in need
Never ever forsake Her
Always be ready to forgive Her

Bring joy to her lovely heart
A smile to Her sunshine face
A twinkle to Her big brown eyes
Fine thoughts to Her beautiful mind

And above all,
Love Her more than yourself


She is your Lady
She is your Care
She is your Comfort
She is your Love
And She is my Mate

And then he sighed and came to rest,
this old soul of mine
Let her be safe with you, he said
Then I will be still and happy too,
And so will you...

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screw the poem listen anyone i need someone to hear

i'm hurting right now this is like a blog except i haven't quite found out how to work some of 
those yet but i'm a foster kid my mom abandoned me when was 10 she doped me off at a 
gas station and left me there about 2 or 3 hours later my dad came to pick me up and i went 
to live with him i no mom and my dad is the biggest jerk in the world i just recently stoped 
that relationship a day before his birthday and boy is he punishing me i he basically 
abandoned me to even if i wanted to start a relationship again i don't think he would i want 
ready i had been through alot he was in prison most of my life and i never saw my mom 
cause she was always bar hopping never taking care of he kids i have 7 sisters and 3 
brothers and i'm the oldest 15 
well on the 10th of September but i'm close poetry is all i have i'm diagnosed with 
Depression it sucks thats why i have sad poems sorry. my dad wont let me see my sisters or 
my brother it sucks and i miss them sooo much i have to force myself to eat and its hard to 
sleep it sucks but thats just me i cant go 1 day without crying i'm a recovering alcoholic the 
world sucks but i'm in it and i have to be strong and deal with it thats just the way it is ive 
never lived in one place for over to years so ive lived in pretty much every place in 
Wisconsin lol it sucks why am i telling u this because i want you to know why my poems are 
the way they are i'm not insane in just cortney theres alot of stuff that has happed to me 
some ill never forget thanks for reading my poems 

                                    love cortney stone

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Magic Kapote

by Sir Jhucel

Kay lakas ng mga ulan
Tumatagaktak sa alinsangan,
Kay dami ng alingawngaw sa paligid
Kagat sa labi, ngipin sa bagang ay nagngingitngit

Dalawang bagay na tumitibok
Ang syang nagmula sa alikabok,
Padalos-dalos na pinagtatama
Nawala tila ang pangamba sa pagkatok

Magkahawak kamay na nilusong
Ang bahang sa kama’y umuugoy,
Mga nakaw na sandali ay sadyang nagpapatuloy
Sirkulasyon ng dugo sadyang kay bilis ng pagdaloy

Puno ng MAHIKA ang sarap ng paligid,
Nananatiling  ang paghinga ng dalawa
Ay sakal at nakataling lingid…

Siguradong sa iba may halong pag-aalangan,
Pero ako hindi nangangambang sumugod ng bigla sa ambunan,
At MAAMBUNAN sya ng mga ulan

Dahil suot-suot ko ang aking mahiwagang kapote
Palagi ko ‘tong baon-baon
May kakambal pang pampasuwerte,
Nagbibigay sa akin ng proteksyon sa mga pasakit,
Kahit sa pagkakataong dalawa kong mga mata’y
Hindi na maimulat, tuluyan nang nakapikit

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Dark side

Hide it before they see
Put up that smile 
That everyone believes
Hide it away
Hide it quick
Hide it and draw that shield

Its alright
I won't tell
Of the silent screams
That lurk within you
hiding them so well

Just promise not to tell
Of the screams I harbor 
In the deadly hallows swell
Come inside
Come and see
The maze of thought
That left me to bleed

One in the same
We truly are
The ones that hide the Evil
Hide it so well
Nobody sees the tears behind
That made beautiful eyes die

At night they lie and wait
For our minds to drift away
As they see we let down guards
They leap from the shadows
Leaping so quick
And silently they slip through windows
Left unclipped

Burning claws
Clasping tight around
Our fatigues souls
Taking what makes us whole 
They make us believe
We are not worthy
Not worthy at all

Bound by the Evil
Bound so tight
Afraid of the light
In darkness we start to dwell

Bind getting tighter
To fill
To kill

Here's my confession 
Here it is presented to thee
The one Evil caught
Along with me

You are strong
You are brave
To take a walk inside
To fight against 
The Evil
That kept us from the light
But little did they know
To each other we gave sight
Our hands clasped so tight
Together we fight

The Evil it shrieks
In anger of what it’s done
His own mistake taking him down
Never put two brave souls
Together in a hole
They will get up
And raise all hell
And keep on fighting
Till they hear the finishing bell

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Do u hear

Do u hear my call only in words

Or do I need to be in front to ‘be’

In your thoughts; in your feelings

Sometimes my pen is dry with tears

It shed; thinking only when it bleeds

You reply, you reply, you reply…

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I Turned My Eyes Away

Wedge between words
Seconds escape
A lost chance
An empty moment
A simple glimpse of reassurance
Might have saved a dying ember
Could have rekindle a passion
That has silently slipped by
What might have been
Becomes what is lost
And a sadden acceptance
Blamed on fate
Feed on neglect
Leads to departure
Too proud to show the need
Too proud to say I love You

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shallow groves
of my mind 
tepid waters break 
over  and over
hollow thought
of you tonight
a car crash
in my life
never was sober
shallow groves
all your lies
swallowed whole
i gave up 
when i ran
when you wake up
quite hungover
want to stay in bed

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Our Sin

The taste of regret
Still lingers on your lips
You thought Id never notice
But I know the look of shame

I sit in the darkness, as you slyly sleep away
Off  in your dreamland, you think you got away

The taste of revenge still lingers on my lips
Thought it'd be sweeter
but the stench of betrayal fills the room we are in
I thought I could wound you, the way you did me
The worst is you don't seem to care that its all ending

The taste of the destruction  still linger on  our lips
Both filled with resentment not giving in an inch

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She Is

She's a part of my spirituality.  
A gift of sunshine when darkness surrounds. 
A fire starter.  It only takes a spark for her to ignite me. 
She's the staircase in my basement.  
The first floor of heaven, we're making penthouse moves. 
The Weezy in my hustle. The reason why my rhyme won't end. 
The east side to a better life. 
A star guiding an infant to a king. 
My Christmas gift every month to include December. 
A partner in crime for all time, in down time, no time, 
one second left or before the ball is tipped, 
she encompasses my entire existence.  
My queen of pop "do you remember the time?" 
See we needed then to have now. She's everything spiritual.  
My stairway to climb. A record deal I didn't need to sign.  
Pure platinum, she hangs on our wall. My song title.  
The author of my greatest hit. 
She's the connection of chronological order 
Nostradamus could not predict. 
She is that which establishes me. 
The fulfillment of God's need. 
My queen, better known as my best friend.  
From Negro spirituals to the "reason why I sing." 
Take her out the picture and Technicolor 
would not have been invented.  
It's black and white really.  
She's my fifty shades of grey. 
A treasure recaptured after disaster, can't lose her. 
She's worth the fatigue you get from 
holding on with a cliffhanger grip.
She is, she is, she is so that I could be...
It was God that told me.

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Poisonous Ivy

He gets into her room,
and shuts the door behind him,
with the lustful call to open her dress
like a rose opening up in spring.

He's hungry to feel her touch and warmth;
his eyes drooling to the sight
of her feminine nature.

He is blinded to her dyed-to-the-wool
hatred to his wife, career, and life;
they killed her husband, burned their house,
and killed her pet dog;
little do they know the ''baby-sitter''
is a ticking time bomb.

She plots only revenge......

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losing my bestfriend

You’re meant to be my best mate right?
When I broke up with your cousin you promised you wouldn’t take sides
It’s starting to become real, you have fake eyes
And it’s hard to say why

Ok I dated your cousin but you set us up
We split up because it was best for us
I thought our friendship would last forever
But now you’re hardly speaking to me like you want me and her back together

Am I meant to stay in a relationship that doesn’t work?
Just to please you?
If that’s the case then I don’t need you
Both myself and your cousin’s hurt

Yet you haven’t asked how I’m feeling
But you’re always going out for nights with her
And that’s cool do what’s right for her
But as my best friend shouldn’t you also help me with healing?

Having our random conversations and playing FIFA
Can’t you see I’m strong for leaving a relationship that made me weaker?
Shouldn’t it be me and her acting childish and not you?
Still getting over her and now it feels like I’ve lost you

Is a call really that hard to make?
Is a text really that hard to send?
I thought you were meant to be my best friend
Don’t tell me this was all fake

I texted you and you didn’t even reply to mine
Cool I’ll just say I am fine
Maybe the bridge is too high to climb
So I should just burn it and focus on my and mine

We said we’d never let a girl come between us
You said you’d be there for the both of us
I guess you didn’t mean it
Cause you haven’t seen me since we broken up

But I didn’t cheat
I didn’t cause your cousin hurt
We both decided it was time to leave
Because the relationship didn’t work

But fine if you want to take sides
I hope you have a great life
Even though I’ve had some great times with you
Just know I’ll be fine without you 

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Your eyes across my soul

Its time to face the truth croons the singer on the radio and I die
Curling up in to a ball pulling my hair out and screaming
Because I know this to be true
I will be there again when it snows and snows
I will be there again if you call
I will be there again if you whisper out my name
In the eyes of my memories you're beautiful
In the breaths I stole with my camera you're beautiful
Across these lips that will never touch yours again you're beautiful

I thought I heard you call out my name tonight 
But I knew you weren't home
In the cold under the city lights beneath the blanket of night
What if it was you I think now as I linger
But you weren't home
And still... 
I wish I had turned around
To see you standing there in the gently falling snow
But I thought you weren't home

I have lost sleep tonight and I may never sleep again I fear
Because I don't know what to do
I don't know where to turn, where to go
So that I may, I might, 
Dream of your smile and your eyes across my soul
You're so beautiful, 

I let slip this pen from my fingers
Staining these last few lines I know it to be true
And I don't really care about that now
I will never be with you I know, I know... 

And this is the truth I must learn to face

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The Conquest, The Battle, The Fall

(Title tentative)

The gate was lowered, the path laid before her
But the journey would not be a simple task
Traps had been laid, tests waited at every turn
Each step would be perioulous, so little to ask

The heart was at stake and the price would be high
And all it would take is a little sacrifice 
It was thrilling to watch as she passed each hurdle
She knew what she wanted was well worth the price

Victory! Hurrah! The sacred heart had been won
Time to revel in the love being rained from above
Each day passed in bliss, each moment divine
Songs would be written of this enduring love

The honeymoon period was brief, I'm afraid
And darkness hovered about the happy pair
Jealousy was playing it's ugly little game 
Suspicion floated full and thick in the air

Possessive souls, these two lovers were
Passions would flare and anger would boil
Emotions rising and threatening to spill
The differences mixing like water and oil

Years would pass as the battle raged 
Neither one yeilding or ending the fight
It still goes on, to this very day
Both battling for what they believe is right

The lovers have tried to go seperate ways
It never succeeds except to cause pain
Each one has realized, there is no way out
Too much would be lost, with nothing to gain

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In Time

In time you will see 
where you are meant to be
you will see that where your heart belongs
is right here with me

I know you can't resist
when I'm standing there 
I know it's hard to choose 
when there is so much confusion in the air

But just know 
I will always be here 
whether you choose me or not
here I am and I won't be going anywhere 

I'll search the whole world for hope 
that you would choose me
I'll search far and wild in hope
that you can see me clearly

In time you will see
that your happiness lies here next to me
you will see that with me 
you can have a picture perfect happy ending 

I know it's hard to make a decision
when this was never what you envisioned
I know everything is so complicated
when you never meant to stir up any drama
I know you don't wanna be hated

But just know
I will always be there
when you need someone to run too
I'll be standing right here

I'll be always by your side
when you need somewhere to hide
I'll be your lover or your best friend
I don't care 
because I will still be here till the very end.

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“remember checkers?”
she looked out the
car window, he
nodded, and
for a moment saw
the great roots by
the gymnasium that must
have been there for centuries.
There was a particular root
the kids would use as a chair
that must have been as big
as the two when they held
each other. 

He remembered checkers,
wondering what that 
had to to with 
Massachusetts. He
saw the root again, 
and the board balanced on it
carefully. They used 
the red squares and, 
she always knocked the board
over before anyone could win.

knowing that she remember the 
root, he asked if they did any
additions to the gym. knowing
what he meant, she lied, 
shaking her head

the dark horizon was disrupted
by a red car. he saw the root
as she went inside from recess, and
he stayed behind 
to pick up the pieces.

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Fully Clothed

Ah, Love,
You come;
All confusion suddenly grows calm,
And all I thought within me dead
Arises with new life.

I am enraptured,
Surrounded by your divine presence;
Eternity seems hushed and still,
And time and space suspended
Before thy probing rays.

I cleanse my soul
In your absolving stream,
And I grow aware beneath
Your penetrating light.
I am known--
And Love will during me into knowing
Both myself and you.

I cast away all caution;
I abandon my soul
To your gentle wooing,
Stripped of all pretention.

My naked spirit 
Goes laughing before you,
For to be known
Is to be 
Fully clothed.

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The Proposal

     The Proposal 

I have a ring.  You gots a finger
Marry me
By the way
Whatcher name?

If you aint got one 
That's OK
Cause I have a ring and you gots a finger
Why's that middle one pointed at me?

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Be There

Be there through my illness
For my cold, my flu
Through my coughing and sneezing

Be there for my bad days
For my sorrow, my depression
Through my silence and tear stained cheeks

Be there for my failures
For my support, my comfort
Through my anger and anguish

Be there for those tough times
For my light pockets, our empty plates
Through all the trials and tribulations

Be there for my successes
For my ego, my benefit
Through the late nights and long days

Be there for my good days
For my smiles, my laughter
Through my inane jokes and over-excited quips

I promise you my heart
If you would just be there for me

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I Wish

I wish that I could see you if only for a day, then maybe all my tears would go away.
Each day it gets no better with each moment it gets worst.
It's like my mind is cursed.
I can't stop thinking about you.
I wish I could get you out my mind then I wouldn't be so blue.
I was your star and you were my sky.
I wish you were still mine.
But no matter how much I wish I know it wont come true because none of my wishes ever do.

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Letting go

Different girl every night.cause i can't be with the girl i wanna be with every night
you're the one i love.these other girls can't even compare
i can see them by my side
but i can't feel them there

i'd try,change,work and fight for you
these other girls won't even buy them flowers
i'd be there any day or night for you
these other girls won't even give them a couple of hours

i remember when you said you wanted to be with me
i fell for you on your first day present
i remember i even sold my PS3
just to buy you birthday presents

we were so happy for a while
but things just didn't feel right
i still tried to smile
cause i never wanted you to leave my side

how could two people so right for each other
be wrong together
right people wrong time
and it's gone forever

i apologise we couldn't be friends
i didn't have the strength to do it
at the time i hated you for breaking my heart
and couldn't forgive you for what you did

but rebecca there's a place in my heart
that will forever be yours
saying goodbye and letting go was so hard
but i hope you're happy and find everything you're looking for

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On the floor lips,

Lipstick brooms!

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My body shakes, the needle breaks
The medicine makes the monster tame
I feel so lost, I am getting tossed
My brains insane
But I am made this way

I find a mirror and take a glance
I scream in fright as
Another face looks back

Screams on the walls
Voices down the halls
Blood boils in range
I am deranged 

I may be ill
I may be unreal
I may be sought
But this won’t change
 All the Schizophrenic thoughts
Tearing into my brain


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Abusive Love

Cold case lover, how I loved you so!
You always mattered
But, you never believed me!
You were my every desire
You were everything to me!
Looking through your eyes
Jaded with jealousy and envy
You laid your hands upon me
Acting out your emotional
And bitter pain
“Why were you so mean spirited?"
“Who messed with your mind?"
How can you kneel before me, now
Pleading me to forgive you
As, you bawl your eyes out

Your relentless begging
Over and over
You keep playing mind games, with me!
Begging me, for mercy
To come back,
One, last, time...

With my swollen eyes
Broken bones
Twisted up, insides
My heart is torn!
“Are you a dead man walking?"
“Do you not ‘feel’ no more”?
Will I get to see tomorrow’s sunrise
If, I stay another day with you...

Playing Russian roulette with my life
I am terrified, I am petrified!
My eyes are blind
My heart too forgiving!
But, I am not leaving.

“Will I become a cold case murder, one day?"
I wonder...
At the hands, of my own stupidity!
“What will you do on that day, dear lover?"
“Will you lie and be deceitful?"
“Will you hide things?"
Just like, you did from me!

Will, you ‘vow’ devotedly
You did it all in the name of ‘Love?'
Will you brag about
Your ‘bitter, sweet victory?
Open wounds
Bleeding soul
Release me free
From this man’s betrayal!

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Be that special someone

Be good
Be kind
Be generous
Be gentle
Be gracious
Be all that you can be 
For others
For you surely will get what you give
You will receive from God what you portion out to others
Give all
Then you shall get all
Give the best
You shall get the best
The measure that you give out
Will come back to you
So friends
And be kind
There is only of each person in this universe
They are special 
Just like you
Let them know the feeling
Of treasure, of uniqueness
That belongs to them
Your Father in heaven has the same feeling toward you
So give
Your love, His love 
Be that special someone
That one remembers
Be counted
And not forget 
To be all you can be
Best to you 
And best to all
Best from the One
Who starts 

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U are my Good nights & my Good mornings
U are my sunshine on a rainy day
U are my cool me down on the hottest of the hottest
U are my comforter when it's cold
U are my arms to hold
U are my pick me up in my low places
U are the laughter that brings joy to my soul
U are my yesterdays that pave the way for my tomorrows
U are my sanity in an insane world
U are like that something I could not find, a sweet taste in my mouth, 
a word on the tip of my tongue, a melody in my head, nuff said YOU ARE A KEEPER

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Hit and Run

When you think about it,
it goes way back--
this tempting sweet rejection
of regret, this ever-coveted
capacity to scream at circumstance,
"Oh no, it didn't happen.
I can outrun this now,
before it plants itself into reality."
...and then this devious marathon
has one more trick to play,
and slyly moves the finish line

Such thinking tempers righteous outrage
just a bit. Perhaps we might just
muster up some understanding
of the other guy who could be us.
He's frightened.  We do not know
the degree of his financial desperation.
Perhaps any effort to punish or
recover loss must fade to second choice,
for one alternative we  dare not lose,
that precious gift and requisite--
our humanity.

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One day I'll reach his eyes

Undeserving of his gaze.
Unending are his eyes,
He taught my heart to love again,
One day I'll reach him.
One day I'll be able to tell him,
To show him how I feel.
But today I'll just remain still.
Unable to be without him.
Unable to express the joy
His eyes give to me.
One day I might reach his love
And give it in return.
Because in his eyes
I'm finally beautiful.

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This Is Where I Am

You met 
me lost up the road
car park shadowed
vague memories of last 
time before park 
fear of threats

deserted wet gloomy courts

phone rings

where are you?

I tell you I passed the stadium shadow twice roundabout round 
and round I go
down and down nightmare

you’d be there in 2 minutes
barker stone voices through dark people going to their night time




you’ll be there
you won’t be ages 
from shadow 

shoulder shining
kiss with tongues hold 
where I fit you 

take me home

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Love Against the Odds

Until I saw it for myself,
I never knew the power of
Innocent kisses stolen at every given chance,
the holding of hands throughout the store,
the little moments of pleasure we give ourselves
when we are alone,
just by thinking of that special one;
I never knew the power of
So when,
after undying suffering and pains of
3 month relationships,
broken promises and
hurtful words,
You came into my life
I was skeptical.
But that never stopped me.
Instead, you tossed my heart around in your hands,
wondering whether to give this unbound soul
your own warm heart,
or to stab the heart,
making sure this poor soul never bothers you again.
For some reason you hold on,
not letting go,
yet not giving in.
You tease him,
tauning him through the months,
knowing you could never happen,
yet wanting him just the same.
You try to hide your feelings,
but through the hugs and
deep talks in the warm summer grass,
its obvious to me that your worth the time.
So a year after you met me,
you gave me a chance,
skeptical too.
But I took the chance,
and threw all I had into this relationship
to make it work.
We were seperated,
yet we always found our way back together.
Instead of giving into the
"you'll never make it",
we shoved it into their faces.
And lastly,
instead of turning tail
when we had our quarrels,
(which seemed to happen way too much),
we showed the world
that even though the odds are against us,
we will never,
give in.
We will make it

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Loves First Kiss

amore, sensitive and mild

whispers softly all aglow

amid quiet gentle breezes,

a dress of shimmery satin

playful in the even’s light

enshroud a sea of dreams,

a prince and his princess

lost deeply in starlit eyes

stroll silent hand in hand,

as two soul’s intertwine

and their hearts embrace

love’s magical first kiss.

© Eugene Harvey

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Don't Leave Me Behind

If I could not have you then where would I be?
Alive and well? Oh no not in the lest!
But hurt and harmed as if beaten my heart broken burned and eaten.
But yet you say "You'll  survive for I am sadden yet still alive"
Yes tears you have cried but I have cried for a thousands years so you can not relate to my pain my dear. 
For the one that hides his own feelings good or bad will go insane.
This is what I say and for the one who takes no heed in what is said is a mistake to all who may cross his path.   
So I pray that I do not.
But as for you if a false tongue you hold then speak the truth and say so now so that I may escape unharmed.
For if your  tongue is false and false words do come out then you will forever betray me such as the fox did the crow.
You are a flatter of it all but what I hold is more precious then any diamond or stone, and I will not throw it down to you for mean-less sayings. 
Do you hear my heart?
listen for it speaks it says "Don't hurt me for I am weak"
You sought me out, I let you find only now I plead with you don't leave me behind.

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love you again

You made it so I can’t love you again
You cheated on me and betrayed my trust
We can’t start a new chapter I shut the book
I can’t make my heart love you again

You wouldn’t have cheated if you loved me like you claim
Not everybody deserves a second chance
If I keep going back to something I know is broke how will I ever advance?
I will never love you again

I gave you my all and it wasn’t enough
You took my heart and left it crushed
I thought I’d never recover from the pain
Now I’ve moved on you want to text me and ask me to love you again

Sorry but I’m not that stupid
Don’t want to hear your reasons or excuses
You gave me so much pain to stomach
Now you want to come back to me for comfort

I won’t ever love you again
You can say I’m wrong because I wrote this
But you cheated in our relationship and broke it
I can’t love you again 

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Kiss The Devil

 UNSUPPORTED CODE What could i say 
Than the truth..
You are room mates
You and the devil..
You said the vows to each other
You have licked each others lips
And smeared ghee on each other
Why turn your back to devil that knows your transgressions 
You belong to this hell, don't you?
Its you who chose to be a permanent member
As you shouted yes i do, i do
To this devil you had dated some two years ago

Do you want to quit the devil to marry Lucifer?
No way, no cheating your dear devil
Remember you even kissed his fangs before the priest 
You cant tell us the odor is too bad now?
You have done it several times
Just close your eyes
And do it again
Push your lips to his
Kiss The Devil
Nobody ought to put asunder between you two
Till death do you apart
You have to do as you vowed
Its that called him that
'This devil'
Its your devil
You are his only demon
Just kiss your sweet Devil
In this hell of marriage
What did you expect while marrying him?
You would be a fool to divorce the devil
And marry Satan
Stop playing games
Love your man 

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This Girl

There's this girl.
Everyone knows her,
well, of course they do.

She has a reputation.
Not a good one,
or a bad one.

One mistake on her part,
just one. It changed everything.
How was she supposed to know...
Know what would happen.

It didn't really affect her though...
She just lost someone close.
Now she is alone.

She gets whoever...
Whatever..She wants.
She steals guys..Ruins lives.
It only makes her happy for a little while.
Still, she never smiles.

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I've been adrift;
Complacent waves have sent me further,
 and further out.
Like your breath beneath our mirror;
Every bitter exhale pushing me away.
                                We were exhausted.
Obedient to the primal nature of these fragile cages,
we sought to tear each other free
of the very flesh that has
kept us together.
                    And yet we couldn't kill.
And so I lay here, buoyant and bloody
Encircled by thoughts of you,
in this pool of plastic sharks.
                                  They swim because they fear.
They smile and wink,
but none of them can make me scream.
                                 None of them can drag me below.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.

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Scorpion is crying among
The trees behind the pilled weeds;

Dreaming and drinking with ecstasy
Where the earthly angels as conquered
Knights watched her from the Orca of Faytherin,

Which the melting ground seemed
To grow in fire and nothing was left

Under the faithful umbrella 
Of a crazy lover. 

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You caught my attention,
But it wasn’t my intention
To fall in love again.
This regret now moves my pen.

My envious heart breaks
So full of jade;
There was constantly another
In the bed we laid.

Once again, we walk through this door,
Will this be just like before?
I never meant to be your whore,
Yet I’m just that and nothing more.

A simple suggestion,
An expected response,
A charitable chance,
Our Judgment Day dawns.

My journey begins on your playing field,
Me, an innocent pawn, hopes to be healed.
I wonder, as I subject myself to your twisted game,
Will my retreat be a walk of shame?

Trumpets flare with your grand entrance,
Your arms ensnare my entire existence,
Your tone is harmless, but it can’t conceal the fire,
Your gaze steeps with sexual desire.

When you strike, there’s both pleasure and pain,
Now, my boundaries you have slain.
I’m enslaved to your master rule
You torment me; your love is cruel.

Without warning, you take your leave,
My frustration builds to tears
The empathetic sky begins to grieve,
This affectionate misgiving amplifies my fears.

Puppeteer, I’m your tool,
You’re the king and I play your fool,
Your law renders me mute.
You pull the strings, and I follow suit.

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In the winter of my sorrows,
In the autumn of my hope,
In the spring of my awakening,
In the summer of my joy,
You were there.

Your gentle touch eased my pain,
Your caring presence soothed my restless soul,
With little bare feet you stepped into my heart,
Treading ever so lovingly.

And I drank from the cup of Hope that you offered,
And I ate the bread of Faith you provided in selfless blind trust,
Trust in a tomorrow so fair,
Yet so far...

And I dreamt of our Love enduring beyond time and space,
And my body glowed warm with desire to become one with your tiny frame,,
And my mind reached out to yours in unashamed need for more
And my soul took flight in search of yours,
And when at long last our souls made love in passionate embrace,
I knew...

In the winter of my sorrows,
In the autumn of my hope,
In the spring of my awakening,
In the summer of my joy...

You were always there,
And I will never let you go...

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I Need You

I don't think you understand how much I need you, so I'm going to explain. 
Then maybe you'll know what I mean. 

I need you like a heart needs a beat.

I need you like a car needs a street.

I need you like a bed needs a sheet. 

I need you like the sun needs heat.

I need you like the sky needs blue.

I need you like kids need school.

I need you like people need food.

I need you like a foot needs a shoe.

I need you.

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A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim
(A song for 'Dia')

I come here at night's edge,
This parlour of hidden shadows
Questing for
Some measure of solace
From the bible black grind
Of mundane despair.

She is wearing white,
My Magdalene
My source of wonderment,
Thunder child
Storm raven
My crucible of momentary Eden

We are all searchers in the end
All weary marchers
Down the long winding road
From the cradle to the grave
Lovers poets fighters and slaves
Lords at midsummer
Winter's bedraggled paupers

God you are even more beautiful then I recall

The Raven woman
Speaks in tongues
Many faced
Her magpie soul
Joyfully treacherous
Am I the fool
Prowling after true love
In this tangle of thorns
Where carrion children
Play and frolick
Over the bones
Of heroes fallen
And hope forlorn?

Tonight the storm child 
Is screaming
My heart pounds a battle song
My soul sings the dirge
Of princes
Bereft of kingdom and country 
Queen and cause.

What have we come to my brothers? 

I love this sweetly rotting humanity
This slowly withering dream
That aspires to utopia
But falls short on emotion.

I am the lost soul
No harbour no anchor
No star to navigate by
drifter storm tossed
My back has been broken
My spirit quelled
The poet in me muted
Dead in life

City of a thousand echoes
City of heroes
In the dead of night
Streets  are silent
Empty, pristine
In a fractured sort of way
So perilous as to
Chill the clear heart
And scar
The unready soul
And her name
Is mystery
Wherein lies her power! 


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Show and Tell

I just want a 24 hour period 

of seductive listening.  

Intently awaiting 

your body's calling. 

A standing ovation 

after your speech

 is  finished.  

I want to know you 

by your idiosyncrasies 

and inconsistencies.  

Let me formulate 

the right mixture of 

ecstasy and redundancy 

that'll have you reaching and 

falling for the same plateau. 

We go high, we go low

Never mind that.

Allow me to spread your mind partially 

and slip in the gentle caresses

of synonymic blessings.  

Converse with your innermost 

till our silence is deafening.  

Our moans are like feline whiskers 

brushing passed grass. 

Stalking, as red moons set

on apocalyptic forevers.  

Let me fade away in your syllables, 

in the pauses, commas, and 

exclamation points that never 

need publishing.  

Shh, I'm smitten.  Forgetting 

we were only supposed to be chatting 

now our lips are in sync. 

What song shall we sing

Putting action words to good use. 

Stop flaunting. 

You were already attractive 

when you proposed this pretense.  

Can I stay in your present tense?  

Your body is mind blowing.  

The reactive state at which you 

exist to feel my eruption is 

called evolution. 

Reverse Darwinism

your weakness is what I seek

but shall not speak.

Tell me your ideas about big bang 

and I'll attempt to show you 

where love heralds from. 

Tell me and I’ll show you. 

Damn baby,  I see you.

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a cherished closeness
whimsical playfulness,
two complete strangers

while deafly silence
needless separation,
two individuals easily

between lies imagined
of a husband and wife,
across time and space

into the event horizon
broken heartstrings,
within the darkness

across the universe
for the final frontier,
no couple have gone

© Eugene Harvey

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Lo, we have become the machines of our machines and the cast of our own memories.

You know you’re getting old when you look forward to the past.

A past revealed like an onion being peeled back.

The tears can sneak up on you.

Friends long remembered, pop in at the stroke of a finger.

So inversely wonderful to have more friends from high school than I had in high school.

People seem so much more resilient than my memory.

I suppose friends concentrate over time while my recollection is ever more dilute.

So many un-friended faces still swim through my turbid mind.

Echoes and Ghosts, Echoes and Ghosts...

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I Like Her

Her eyes…
When I stare into her beautiful eyes
I get mesmerize.
Her smile…
When I see her smile 
My stomach flutters.
Her hands…
The touch against mine
I don’t want to let go.
She’s beautiful.
Inside and out
Every second with her
I’m at a happy state
When she’s near 
There is no worry
It’s weird though
I don’t know if it’s too soon
Am I falling to fast?
But there’s just something about her.
I guess I just like her. 

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The longing

Dark skies,
Grey sidewalks,
Purple nightmares,
Crimson and clover,
Over and over...

Visions of a life spent in loneliness,
Thoughts of uncertain future bliss,
Waking to loss,
Embracing grief,
Hugging the dead bodies of forgotten dreams.

Slow torture of my mind:
A scream without sound
echoing with hollow desperation
between the glass walls
of the prison cave that is my mind

My soul wanting to take flight,
craving to search with frantic hunger
for acceptance and peace and even love,
trapped in a maddening labyrinth
of misunderstood intent.

The complexities of my being,
Dissected by your care,
illuminated by the light of your soul - 
ever so present,
and yet so distant.

May God provide grace for a time to come,
a time when two souls are allowed to unite,
a time when two minds are free to bond,
a time when two bodies can finally join,
a time when we will become One... 

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32 years of nothing love aplenty abyss annoyance answered abeyance

can u tell me whomwhatwhere I am
or is everyone to blame
must i lose all Butt one limbs
and never hope to be the sames
I hide the mymemine unto all within'ins
and neverthewheretohereforwondery i was given
I don't know who u the Fur 
I don't know why the Fur ALiveeeeEEe

Capture, imprison, torture, mame, kill, set in motion , consider me
fake free and reset my soft soul aghast afire aspire so we gonad disagree
and catapault our doured desire decreed to a lightspeed stud unintended
in an each others doubledoubt, and are never in Needs Sleep'
of each other again, cold promise prism ed and feverent of a drop dead desire.

Take, seek, hold, love u, says no future me in a present pic
To you I am only a one moment of a pissed off past time promised
You saw in me and only in me, that OHIO boydunce dumbass 
wishme was you wanto notto canto maybe?? diff in your socioclitiro
promisepremise that sillosuited your pillowpussy preferences in multiple
measures male militant, yet in the final sociocomehithermalermeter, 
it was all a meremalematterhusbominus of vas def/difference diligence. Find a hole in the femalefalsewhale wall that TIMMERS r aplenty and they lay yr loins loyaly indignent unto a penalplay of Oreagonase orgasm statute of unimmmarital prepostincompliant pleasure to get yrself to a BETTER labia lounge. Either or neither nor, one is whore and never torn tween shall ever meetgreet again; Cockaldodado!!!!
I am through with you. 

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Fix me

Words have fallen and cannot be picked up
For they are heavy and burdened with the truth 

You cannot fix me

And only one of us is broken

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from the top

In their slaying cocoons
these loathe baboons
brood their chaos

In their slaughtering houses

they see some rubble 

of a ruined love.
But not being above
they fail to see 
what we see
as from these tops; their spite are steps we scale to skies;

these tops, so cool 
and also true.

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oh ive been so wronged

in these past couple weeks

by women.

making myself vulnerable has led to certain regrets

for instance,

i regret letting myself be lied to and manipulated

i regret giving myself completely

only to be taken and used

but these are not things i can control,

i regret we ever met.

oh im not entitled

to get what i want.

just because i treat you one way doesnt at all mean i'll be treated in kind

and i dont expect it.

that whole golden rule thing is a bunch of sh*t and i know.

i deserve nothing from anyone

yet i still would appreciate a f*cking medal

or a cookie

or something


some f*cking thing

at some point

has to prove

the legitimacy

of my way

because i have given so much

received less than nothing in return

let go of my ego

and i still love.

all this, carefully;

i suppose

it isnt the universe or karma who hurts people

it is the people who hurt people

so when i ask for recompense,

im asking you.

not that i expect or deserve a damn thing. i hope you enjoyed my poem. thank you.

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This is our story

Your smile captured my heart
Contagious, warm and ever loving
This is our story that I must impart 
A man, a woman from worlds 
Many a distance apart
We express our love in so many ways
We fill our hearts with much emotion
Never to be separate forever ablaze	
With an all consuming fire 
That will go on; in many ways
Reaching higher and higher with all we desire
To the end of all time, to the end of all days
This is our story that I must impart
Hearts full of love never to part.

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get to know you

You’ve heard it all before every said 
No matter what I say you’ll just think I’m trying to get you into bed
You’ll make me repeat what you say just to make sure I’m listening
Then something along the lines of “me naked” is all you’re visioning

You’ll give me the brush off and say you don’t date much
Or that you’re still getting over a break up
You’ll say there’s plenty more girls for you to flirt to
When truthfully you’re just scared to get close again because your ex hurt you

But I want to get to know you
Learn all the small things and everything you had to go through
I’m not going to pressure you about things you decline to say
I just want to get to know you but you won’t give any man the time of day

I know why you’re sacred to let people in
Your ex hurt you and you think every man is the same as him
But I’m not so give me a chance to show you
What do I have to go through just to get to know you?

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Her Last Name

Is her last name still my last name, I asked her, she said yes, then before God 
she said I do, I thought she was happy, then she started 2 complain, she 
would clean, but leave behind stains, she would cook, but the chicken would 
never taste the same, her kisses-n-hugs felt strange, her behavior the same, 
her love turned into a game, she say she feels guilty, she say she feels 
ashamed, lies and more lies, she sees her faults, but her ways never change, 
is her last name still my last name, her ID say it is and her mail say the same, 
if you call her by it, she answers 2 the name, but her ways continue to 
change, more-n-more disrespect came, for better or worse is this a game, 2 
death do us part, my spirits broke, my souls been slain, my hearts alive, but 
my conscience complains, the ring on her ring finger is absolutely the same, 
her emotions changed, we went from making love, to having sex, to f-ing, the 
head ain’t  no longer flame, plus the pussy don’t feel the same, the passion 
done changed, when she tells me she loves me, she say it as if it causes her 
pain, a marriage is more than sharing the same last name, we both unhappy 
she won’t divorce me, but why do we stay, an answer never comes even after 
I pray, is her last name still my last name, no, not after today. We survived for 
better or worse, but death did us apart, 4 I’ve died today, but I’ll be back 
alive tomorrow, 4 tomorrow’s a new day for me and my last name.

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A Version of Haunting

Somebody else's ghost
takes her away 
makes her mumble him, although
I think she wants me to hear.

Those are dark
moments when she puts
the mask of memory
over her eyes.

He takes her away.
I watch, an audience 
for a dance, a perverse

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Sandcastles of Time

We erected sandcastles on the seashore.
I designed them and you painstakingly formed them
into edifices, complete with turrets, flags, and moats.
We even won the contest for the most authentic.
Now the only castles we build are in our imaginations.
You don’t even recognize your queen anymore, and I 
am sad at the ravages that Alzheimers has afflicted my king.
Oh, to be young again, sit at sunset and watch the tide
sweep away our castles, slowly and gently.
Perhaps we can sit on the balcony tonight and hold hands.
This may be the day you once more call me queen.

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Give up Fight

You always seem
To wander into my dreams
But I love you too much
To ever call you my fiend
Biggest mistake I ever made
Put my heart on a stake
Only to watch it drain
Of every bit of life left
I was blinded in my false fame
Regretful, I lay here dying
To be in your arms is what I'm crying
Cold and helpless I have not a soul
Because without you I have not a home
Cannot escape my mistake as I lay awake
Shattered my heart seems
For his annihilated state
How much more can I take?
Never want to sleep again
I know what I have done
All I can see is your sweet eyes
I give up, only to run
So take my heart and bleed it dry
Take my soul, feed it to the night
I cannot go on, I give up fight
For my only fear
Is not being with you
At the end of my life.................

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Why did you come here?
Was it to gloat,was it to stare?
To take glee in the damage you did to me,
how could you do this?
How could you dare?

Now the damage has been done,
last words have been said.
Just get out of my life
and out of my head.

You used your poison,
concocted with spite.
Seeking retaliation,
looking for a fight.

You used me up, ran me down,
left me now quite ill,
but now with yearned for solitude,
become stronger 
and tougher I will.

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to the woman that hurt me

She hurt me
Her words hurt me
Her lies choked my happiness daily
She has hurt other people the same way too

So I chose to stay away from her 
That negativity was weighing me down

But then she returned to my life
               In full force
Her coming back opened those old wounds that I had worked so hard to bury
I want her gone, away from me and my family
Her tongue is a two tongued blade that mostly spits venon

I feel betrayed, I feel hurt more
I can't do anything 
I feel like pretending to like her goes against my belief system
This is a battle I will continue fighting 
               I don't know until when

I cry out to God
This is a battle I can only win with his help

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Move On

You're such a prat,
it's abundantly clear,
when it comes to women,
you have no idea!

You're a complete idiot,
you got it all wrong.
Change your tune,
sing  a different song.

Why do you come
 knocking at my door?
When it's plainly obvious
I don't want you anymore.

Stop holding onto something
that is gone.
Time to change path,
time to move on.

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To Sheldon

She's so pretty,isn't she?
But try to look closely and you'll see
Behind the pretty face is a woman in pain
Don't be fooled of what her make up is hiding
She wears it everyday to feel beautiful
To conceal the truth that her heart is sorrowful
you wont know the battles she's fighting deep inside
Yeah she looks fine but can you open your eyes wide?
Don't misunderstand but she's no mannequin
She has a heart and she needs some lovin'

If you don't take care of your girl,someone else will take care of her for you.

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There is no greater shock when you discover
one whom you trusted has stabbed you secretly in the back,
No not necessarily with a physical blade
but the pain of it is just as real even though your blood it did lack.

Have you ever felt that cold blade of steel
as it pierces your unsuspecting heart from within,
Usually , it is a friend or loved one of your who curses the day you were born and treats you like you were as ugly as sin.

How Jesus must have wept even though
from the start He knew who Judas was,
a liar and a thief, his heart was set to deliver to His executioners
this Precious Lamb of God from above.

Even I, myself, have ministered and prayed for such a one
only to have them turn their back on me and lie,
speaking half truths to others that I was to have spoken
until I had whispered to my Father, “Oh, Lord, just let me die”.

But then imagine, our Christ Jesus the perfect, sinless,
Son of Almighty God, sent here to die in our place,
to have one of His twelve disciples as it were
to spit in His beautiful face.

Betrayed, such a horrible thought yet most of us
proudly think, “why, I would never do that”,
but have you ever denied knowing the Lord by your words or your actions
do people know what level your faith in Him is at?

Stop at this very moment and take stock
of how you are living your life,
and if you cannot say with clear conscience I’ve not betrayed Him
 then ask Him to wash away every sin, for only then you’ll be ready when you die.

Written by:  Marilyn Jennings


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I think i am in love with these people
Its like they are real
Its like they can really feel
Its like they can see this fantasy
They are with me in my reality
They understand everything exactly
Its completely surreal

Something captured me 
About the spectrum's their souls resonate
It activated my eyes to see
They are not filled with hate
This unity,
defines our fate

Beauty gets created by my mind
Infinitely, through universal love we are combined
They are angels fallen from they sky
They fly high and they vanish the night

Throughout our lives
we are constantly trying to find
Things, people, something, someone,
that is made of love
to some, love is not enough
I think love is sent from the heavenly bodies above

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All The Women

all the women I've known have 
told me not what to do,
or what might be better done, 
or some such instruction for 
myself to be different
or affluent, or just because
they liked it that way 

("I'll mold him")

but listen he does not,preferring
the mulberry garden,the trees and 
what not

then if I've said "I'm going for a walk"
they wanted me to sit down just for a talk
or while your out get me this would you?
..."but be back in an hour" and
 "don't forget to bring me some flour"

then when I'd return with basket and song
they'd ask why I'd been so long

but... be that as it may,I'll speak up 
for them all,they tended my wounds, 
when I'd taken a fall

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The sun peaks and speaks to me
Warms my soul and my body with love.
Blessed to see another day to begin
And pray to see the day end.
The passion of a flower blooms with excitement
The leaves spur out and stretch to sun
Standing outside the fence with light beaming down
Was my angel God had sent around
Beauty hasn't existed until I saw you
The way you say my name is unimaginable
It leaves me speechless and unable to breathe
Sometimes I can't stand on my own two feet
Once we touch, it will be amazing
The unforgettable connection will be blazing
Just one look into your eyes will make me melt
The only thing between us is the gate to your heart and your arms

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no words

muted are these lips 
with words
once free flowing
visible light,
a vacant mind void 
of thought
withouten nil to say,

its forgotten voice
insentient passages
stifled yawn,
an invisible cocoon 
of memories
lost and ever alone,

asleep inside primal
psychic trials
shadowy unliveable 
inner worlds,
an opaque unpainted
worn tapestry  
of dreamless silence,

oft soundless hidden
vain double-minded
an incurable restless
impenetrable fortress, 

salvaging the inward
of foregone promises
a secreted side effect
of fruitless
ever addictive failure. 

© Eugene Harvey

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Nothing shall separate us...
 not even us. 
Not height nor depth.  
Things seen or
make believe
We Biblical with it. 
Take a swim, 
a fish could swallow us, 
and we'll reach those
prophetic promised lands.
Whether in fiery furnaces 
or a pride's den 
eyes stay on Him. 
The two of us connected 
in a spiritual three some. 
 We down with the get down,
 look around, 
we've been through 
thick, thin, and a
Judas type sin
all the powers and principalities
 must yield to what the Word says,
 nothing shall separate us, 
not even us 
so it is written
so it shall be done
We on One

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How vulnerable you are

How vulnerable you are at times my little one,
Your sensitive mind awash with compassion for others,
Your tender heart filled with care and giving,
Selflessly reaching out in love to even those who hurt you;
Your beautiful Soul so easily moved by another’s distress,
Her gentleness akin to the soft fleece of a baby sheep,
Her kindness a dove in a lemon tree,
Her vulnerability faintly calling out to my soul,
And my soul reaching out to touch, to hold, to comfort, to protect, to soothe, to embrace, to warm, to endear,
And above all,
To love

Come to me my dearest love,
Come to my shoulder and rest your beautiful head,
Come to my heart and feel how it beats for you,
Come to my soul and sense his unconditional love for you and yours,
Come to my mind and let’s make love until the vulnerability disappears
And your Being pulsates with strength
And your Soul joins an angel choir
And sings: Hallelujah!

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She Scratched My Soul

she scratched my soul, the girl from Valencia,
I lost my way,agreeing to share her silk-mesh 
thighs, to "double-man the tiller,"
so to speak, 
which was OK...for a time,   

then our "arrangement" became too much to bear,
some nights I thought I could smell him, his thick 
beard, his linen shirt, his poetry:

so I cast her off: oh the pain, the terrible pain,
at seeing her drown in her own blood and his sperm

and I never did that "open" thing again 

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part 1

That's what I said, I mean like why bother.
Unless of course he's willing to pay for everything, and I mean everything.
That is what it's about, right? 
Damn straight, sister.
What happened to love, just for the sake of love? 
It got evicted when it couldn't pay the rent.
But, there must be some happy medium.
Yeah, me, wearing my medium halter top and my bling-bling.
Damn straight, sister.

part 2

Are you alright? 
I guess, I've been worse, all things considered.
But, how? I mean, you don't even...
It wasn't mine.
Then, shouldn't the rightful owner step up and claim the prize? 
Too many playas.
Oh, so it's like a time-share thing.
Yeah, and, I was lucky enough to have checked in last.
Dude, she's a fucking liar.
I know, but I'll handle it, it'll go away quickly.
How do you think? 

part 3

Mmm, nice.
Turns colors, too.
Really? Show me.
Hold on, let me warm it up a bit.
Well, not too hot, I hope.
Ok.  There. See? 
Wow, can I do that? 
It's at your service.
Well, then come here and please me.
Easy there, you might scare it away.
(Looks down)  Not from what I can tell.


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For BL

We go through life smiling

through Mountains of pain..

Miles of secrets.

The flesh we carry we'd rather not tame.

When you come along my skin trembles.

Old love songs sing.

You take my hand and I walk you through


and Miles...

and I watch you stay,

for my love....everyday.

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Right In Front Of Me

You, standing right in front of me 
How could I not see?
You were the one
I needed most to guide me in the darkness

The choice was obvious 
Only I didn’t see 
Because I was told to overlook you 
Because you weren’t good enough for me 

Which is true 
Because you are so much more 
I don’t deserve someone like you 
You are more than good enough

Don’t overlook me, too 
When I see the light 
Don’t go blind and leave me here 
At the gates of heaven, stood up 
You, the angel I’ve waited for, gone 

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Never Would I

Never would I have thought
that I would feel this way again
You got me drowning in my emotions
a tsunami of thoughts
just washing over me
I was a blossoming flower
and then you come along 
and just peel on all of my petals
I was strong
I used to stand so tall

Why does it always end this way?
I'm always number two
Why did I put myself in a situation like this with you? 
All these questions not worth asking.
What was done was done
can't change history,
can't change what's going on between you and me.

Never would I have thought
that I would pine for your lips
You got me wanting everything
that I didn't before,
now I don't know anymore
I was doing fine on my own
but then there you came walking along
you were lonely, I was lonely
we did what we knew was wrong
I used to be so strong
now I can't even stand up on my own

Why does this always happen to me?
I always end up hurting
Why couldn't I just walk away?
All the while I don't regret a single thing.
What was done was done.
Can't change what we feel,
there's no stopping it.

Never would I ever thought 
You gotta choose,
who do you wanna lose?
You gotta choose,
who do you wanna keep?
that there would be a you and me
Now I'm stuck in a love triangle
but you got me hanging from a string 

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What You Were

You were my rock, 
My solid place to land. 
Or so I thought. 
You were never really there, 
You ignored all my issues, 
You never truly cared. 
And, as wrong as it may seem,
You pushed me toward him, 
And him toward me. 
I suppose I should thank you, 
For showing me what's real, 
Though you hid your truths. 
You lied and deceived me, 
But, that's alright now. 
I had my share of deceit. 
Eighteen months were spent, 
And only ten well-lived.
Then, the love went dead. 
But, I'm not bitter or sad, 
because I've moved on now. 
There's better times to be had.

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Walk with me
Wander through the fields
The pathways
Beside the calm water
Listen to nature sing

Lay with me
Lie in the cool green grass
Breathe in the heather
Sigh at sunset
Drift through the stars

Sleep with me
My head on your chest
Listening to your heart beat
Listening to you breathe
Take me in your arms


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Out of Water

When I saw you again, I got that "out of water" 
feeling, like a Jew at a nazi wedding, or nutloaf 
on thanksgiving

kinda strange to be here again, seeing your love
and run-away black hair, cinderella on the stair;

and I mused, that if a flawless-beauty-queen walked
through a plastic surgery clinic, with it's sag-bag 
middle-aged customers; she'd feel that way too;

and the apples dropped from the tree where 
we first met, all those beers ago; and it seemed 
strange and harmless like a pigeon's ghost;

and my eyes follow your hitched-up skirt and 
my wallet your check, (and the new guy who's 
paying,) all the way up to the gargoyles, and you, 
Esmeralda; playing your hunch.

I'm out of jokes, now is not the time, and I 
swim away, from the ridiculous, the sublime.

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In a pool of thoughts,

A lot of memories like a beehive,

Surfing one like a crocodile-

A birth day wish,

I failed to mind,

In anger you did remind!

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It cant be seen with
the naked eye, yet
can be felt through souls. 
Its called chemistry.

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I Know I hardly Know You

Excuse me miss...I didn't mean to alarm you 
But I noticed your beauty from a mile away
I stand before you and here to slow ya walk
Maybe we can try to talk...
Compare and contrast our feelings in which 
We can maybe one day make it a bond.
Living in Twin which I feel as if I was 
Put in a fairy tale with once upon a time beginning and 
Happily ever after as my ending
Mel is what they call me
The Most Efficient Lover is something I define myself as
I may look like a guy with all talk....
But catch the message that I am sending
To build a new relationship with 
A person with hips who sway through the wind
Baby girl I aint pretending.
Y=Mx+b the equation for slope in which describe our relationship perfectly because
as I rise and make my way 
Into your heart 
There is no reason for one to run
Why should their be a reason 2 
Not fully understanding what makes you a glorious
I stand strong like Goliath
As I fight my way through battles
And shielding myself with all the negativity
I stand victorious and hold my head up because I met some on as special as you. 
Challenging myself to go through different
Basically im trying to have a buddy who rider dies
The one I can claim and say its all mine
Because cute doesn't define your beauty 
You went beyond the line called Fine.
Try to make it in these streets in which we call 
I write this poem not because im not anxious 
and doing this out of anxiety
A real man doesn't call you his property
That aint cool.....
Let me hold you under my wing I will show you
How a real man take care of his lady
Where did I learn this.... Let me thank the 2 individual who raised me.

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Autumn in Oxford

Walking into meadows,
we wandered across the

steep bridge and watched
the students rowing.

The narrow boats moved
smoothly under the tall

trees and the oars glided
gracefully on the river.

as the instructor called
out from time to time.

Keeping their movements
in tune with nature, they

floated into the landscape,
and we moved further along

the rich carpet. Crackling
sounds filled our ears,

the burnished leaves fell
gently at our feet as our

time together evaporated.
Years later, memories

stir in the landscape
of our drawn out silence.

From Perfume of the Soil.  Swan Press,  1999.

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There is the well-known fact
that opposites attract. 
this special bond holding them together, 
though we often forget the glue.
That which allows them to combine,
that which makes the same.

For these two it was a matter of a puzzle,
they were opposite,
on the side which the pieces connected.
Linked together perfectly.
The other was a different story, 
the two mirrored, 
the same.

That’s what fueled them,
what kept the fight brewing for years,
what allowed them to care.
they were rivals for where they connected,
but friends for where they mirror.
An unbreakable bond,
and a friend forever long.

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She Was Strong

One morning, you wake up to find your life torn in half.
One parent has chosen to reside here in Chicago, the other, 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles with a woman who isn’t even five years your elder.
You’re fifteen, she could be his daughter.
“I want you to come out and meet her, you’d love it here,” he says to you through the telephone.
Why would I want to meet the woman my mother came home to discover in the bed of her husband of 23 years?
Why would I want to spend any time with the woman who caused my family to fall apart?
My mother, the woman, who never in my lifetime has touched alcohol, and now has it glued to her hand permanently.
She was strong, she managed to hold out for a day, a week, a month but then what? 
Was she just supposed to pretend everything was okay?
Was she just supposed to get on with her life?
He sure did. He hasn’t forgotten about you yet. You still get your birthday check and Christmas card, but soon enough they stop.
You consider flying out to him, but then you see your mother lying in her bed, whispering prayers under her breath and you are disgusted with yourself for even considering it.
You try to call your brother, but when you call the apartment, the line is dead.
You call his office, they tell you he’s on vacation.
But you know better than this, your brother’s life has also fallen apart.
All the possibilities are lying out in front of you. 
You go, you stay, you go somewhere else, you start a new life. None of these seem like a good option.
Four hours later a bag is packed and you’re sitting on the front porch waiting for the bus to come and get you.
A man is walking up the street, slowly you begin backing inside.
He has a worn business suit on, and his face is covered with hair.
You stand up and shout, “Leave, we don’t want you here.”
He stops at the foot of the stairs, his eyes move upward.
You’re staring into your brother’s face.

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Between The Lines

In an otherwise
morning, between the
roles we locked 
eyes, bantering 
mincing words, allowing 
futures, names, and
rebuttals to 
stem from our hearts 
unmuffled, and 

A fearless 
gig between the 
staves ensued, bringing
us to melt in a 
embrace of playful
reminders of our 
unmistakeable, unshakeable, and
unutterable bond.

In a twine of echoes and 
mirrors, between the 
statements you 
probed, between the
silences I 
listened, between the
changes you
questioned, between the
questions I

Between encounters we
ourselves speaking our
Angelic language, between the
sentences we read 
our souls so

Between the 
grooves I think, between the
rules you feel, between the
lines we just

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what happened to love

No more going out and meeting, it’s all dating on social network
Get to know each other later and have sex first
Not caring or giving a second thought to anyone left hurt
Breaking the internet for Kim K’s butt will make this mess worse

Some guys act like they’ve never seen a naked girl before
I see some of the most beautiful girls and ask how can she be insecure?
She’s in the mirror getting ready for hours
Guys stare at her but not one ahs every bought her flowers

I could offer to buy her a drink she’ll just think I’m trying to get her in bed
I ask her, her name and if she works
She replies why? And asks if this is me trying to flirt?
I reply I want to get to know you and every line ahs been said

You’ve got some girls acting dumb to impress guys
Intelligence is a turn on so I don’t know why they do that
I know some guys only care about breast size
But I want to get to know the real her not her best disguise

These days it’s all sex and online dating
What happened to getting to know each other and time taking?
There are no more dates in restaurants or laughing in pubs
What happened to love?

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Across the icy wasteland, wind whistles
In low tones, tearing bits of warmth from
My weary walking soul. Softly but surely
I tread through frozen fields, trembling
With cold so cruel, a constant all my days
As I journey across the land. A lonely place,
This is, memories of merrier times my sweet
Comfort when the storm clouds crowd above.
Still, well worn memories lose their sharpness
And then I truly am alone, the crunch
Of crackling ice beneath my feet the
Only sound in this, a dark bleak world.
For so far, I traveled, but even the strongest
Soldier fails, after a time, and I stumbled,
Slipped, and suddenly I knew I was lost,
Limbs broken, day growing later and night
Creeping upon me; I was finished, a corpse
Growing colder, alone on the road in the dark.
I hadn’t imagined that someone would save me,
See me fall and fail, then give up all hope;
Yet in the darkness, lamp lifted high, he
Knelt beside me; “Dear one. I am here.”
As the wind whistled around us, he picked
Up my pitiful form and carried me across
The final stretch, to safety and warmth.
So it was there in that terrible darkness
That I met the most faithful friend.

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Relationships With Children

Relationships with Children To all the children raised in my home Two born from this body one is with the Lord This is to those whom adopted me as their mom This letter is for the ones who have fallen All of you are in your forties now With a heavy heart this letter is sent Whose choices have been for their own gain God will not bless your lives w