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A Life Sentence

Dear freedom, your sweet innocent voice seems
Now like a distant echo, lost in the wind.
Hopes lost in a set of broken dreams,
With heavy chains, to your heart of stone pinned.

Day by day, night by night, without an end in sight,
Tortured by the ravaging beak of time, flying
With wings of solit'de, displaying its might, 
And hatred-filled eyes, watching me dying. 

These chains around my heart like a vicious snake
Poisoning my soul with darkness and despair. 
A dreadful nightmare from which I will wake
And look into destiny's most wicked glare. 

I stand under shadows cast by heaven's light,
And into sleep I fade, witho't a fight.


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Breathe

I am trapped.
By these four walls of my room,
By this skin and bone.

Locked away
And suffocated
By the pressure in my head.

Sounds seem distorted,
Like a fish 
In a bowl.

The quiet of my thoughts
Turned away
By ringing and chaos.

My anxious heart longs for 
The comfort of silence
And to simply, breathe. 


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Midnight Walker

The moon and the stars masquerade in her eyes
And white clouds of lambs wool dust her cheeks with the night
As her gown whispers reasons of textured  surprise
While she paddles through pages of shadow soft white,
Through her pearl spattered echoes of talkative rain
 Came so many far voices and soul searching prayers
That had been once before and had came back again
To pick up their amen’s at the foot of her stairs.


She gathered her moments with black velvet gloves
And she placed them inside her dress pocket again
Just forgotten grey hearts and remembered sweet loves
And those things that she felt there’s no need to explain,
 Then she walked slowly onwards to midnight once more
Where the seesaw of evening tips left and then right
And she saw that there still was no key in the door
There was no way of knowing the day or the night.


Then she lay down and slept in her shadow knit bed
For the first light of dawn through the keyhole to glow
When it crept up her gown and touched gently her head
She would rise up and instantly know where to go,
Yet she followed her dreams on their slumber soft way
Through their arcane existence they drifted on air
To a place where the evening called out to the day
And she knew that she’d find what she’d always sought there…


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A Goodly Warning

"A Goodly Warning"
 by Rachel Heffington

O! Time is a faerie-maid, dark is her dairy laid:
Larders of mem'ry and amethyst lore.
But one kiss from her lips
On your lips as she slips
One cold hand in your pocket will finish the chore.

For her kiss it is sweet
It is death, it is meat
It is sharp as a bone-frost and light as a wheat
In her bed, poppy-reds
glimmer bright as she shreds
All your best years of life into raggedy threads.

O! She picks every purse with a laugh and a curse
but a beggar she stays till the end of no end.
For her girtle is trim
From the breast to the hem;
She must ever stay hungry to eat what you lend.

Never thanks, never smile,
Such small coinage is vile
In pay for the life-years snipped off of a man.
But a kiss for the road
- Age and Slumber your load -
And a red-lipped farewell where your trouble began.

 O! Time is a faerie-maid, dark is her dairy laid:
Larders of mem'ry and amethyst lore
But one kiss from her lips
On your lips as she slips
One cold hand in your pocket will finish the chore. 


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Changing Dimensions

HOLD THE EARTH IN YOUR HANDS,
TELL ME CAN YOU FEEL IT CRUMBLE?
NOW SHAKE IT UP AND DROWN THE LANDS,
CAN YOU FEEL THE PLANETS TROUBLES?

CREATED FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE.
TORTURED, HUNGRY, IN A RAT RACE,
ONLY TO GAIN MATERIALS THAT YOU PHYSICALLY CANNOT TAKE.

SO LET IT FLOW, DO NOT TRY TO STAY.
WE ARE PEBBLES IN BOULDERS VEINS.
WE HAVE LOVE AND EMOTION, THAT'S ALL WE CAN MAKE.

THE MATERIALISTICS ARE JUST A THROWN DISTRACTION OF WHO
WE REALLY ARE. NOW TIME IS REALLY COUNTING, BUT PEOPLE DO NOT AWAKE.
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT IS BEGINNING ITS END.
ASCEND OR END.


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HEART HEART HEART


Hoard healthy highs
End etch enough
Add apt apply
Roam rivers rough
Trendy true tries


Hope hurls healing
Etch earns ending
Art aims asking
Reap real risking
Trust truth tasking


Help hurting hires
Embrace empty
Apt art aspires
Relieve rowdy
Toilsome touch tires


Hoist heavy hounds
End each explore
Art airs astound
Risk ripe restore
Trip tipsy town


Harsh hurting heat
Endow entreat
Applause appliqué
Reach rich repeats
Toss tasty treats


Hoist heavy heart
Empty e-mail
Amaze apart
Rouse ransoms rail
Taste tension tart


Hide harsh humour
Ends empower
Art aims armour
Rude rhymes rumour
Trim trash tumour


Leon Enriquez
02 May 2014
Singapore


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TRAP TRAP TRAP


Trade tired trust
Ripe remains rust
Aim apt align
Pure pleasure pines


Troubles toss treat
Reach random rest
Asking attests
Pause plunders pit


Teach treatment tales
Rest rowdy rail
Ask approves ale
Paint placards pale


Thrill tales telling
Ride rich  rankings
Apply apt aid
Playthings ply paid


Tribe teachings test
Ripe ramblings rest
Amend artwork
Plenty prompts perks


Trip takes true times
Rouse remote rhymes
After aids abstract
Ploy provides pact


Trouble times trap
Rich readings rap
Amuse attend
Play plus pretend


Leon Enriquez
15 May 2014
Singapore


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The passing storm

Somewhere on this pretty planet,
	There is a heart made of granite,
Indignation its pulse would take,
	The soul’s machine fear'd trust too fake.

On righteous wings glory’s noose,
	Hangs the head of war’s best muse,
Her eyes befit the worst of times,
	The look, the stare defies all rhymes.

Reaching into forgotten tales,
	History chose armored males,
Dusty tomes on hidden shelves,
	Books in tongues for tiny elves.

Here’s to He who broke the bread,
	A promise too many came instead,
Land so fertile flowers swooned,
	Food to heal the people’s wound.

Abundance wreaks what dreams deny,
	Riches breach thy neighbors cry,
Winds begin like soft whispers pass,
	Fear the tempest that might amass.

No one heard the approaching storm,
	The blind saw not the eyeless worm,
Man’s great cities it came to breed,
	A pathos so hungry it began to feed. 

The poor of mind hailed this time, 
	Its witless soldiers stuck in crime,
But this was no Christian phase,
	Powerful waves, everyone pays.

Morning took hold, the sky was dark,
	The bow was bent and knew its mark,
A book of facts, a thousand lies,
	Verse so deep frozen beauty cries.

With thunder’s yoke rains wash took hold,
	On tides ebbed out went all once old,
Upon spring flowers hope took turn, 
	Lime and ashes make death’s love yearn.

Once the deluge heavy airs broke,
	Weeds and vermin went with a stroke,
Poison and bile, cancers two friends,
	Fell to the grounds hungry amends.

Trees laughed loud and grew their hair,
	Opulent green color’d the air,
The crowds were gone, the coast was clear,
	Butterfly songs for all to hear.

Know you man’s hopeless devices,
	Always waiting for a crisis,
To stick a sword in another’s heart,
	Man’s most pathetic lost dead art.

Wolves and tigers follow no rules,
	Never betting on prudish tools,
Blaming not the world as given,
	Their jaws obey love’s laws arisen. 

Eons ago a vow was made,
	Years before words lost to trade,
The path before you poets know,
	Only your heart can make life glow.

Pointed fingers hide three blind mice,
	Beware of crowds and mob’s advice,
J’accuse writ large holds guilt away,
	Thumbs up to She who holds her sway.


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Temple of Life

Water, gently filling a bamboo to the brim before snapping,
scared deer running in the right direction, to the hunter,
how many young ones are orphaned in this bloody hunting?

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Lily, Temple of Life, 5/2/2014
Syllables count:  16 - 14 - 14


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KEEP YOU POSTED

KEEP YOU POSTED

Getting back on my feet again
Show me the end, show me the end
Give me a road to follow
I will throw you a passage or two

Get yourself right, get out my face
I need a new way, I need a new way
An easy way to start my day
All though I can't get enough of you 
There are times you are in my way

Our hearts don't beat as one
Call me a fool,
I set my foot down 
I keep you as my friends, no rules

Tomorrow will be another day
Do not give in to me
We are still both fish in the sea
Stuffy stuff, you got me at suffocate 
We do not relate
Still I love you

How else can this be fetched out
If I reel you in, sometimes I need you my friend
Stop putting yourself in doubt
This has no end

Don't get yourself all worked out
It will be me and you, a sweet walk on the beach
I see nothing wrong in deceiving you
I'm so funny, I'll have you sticking around like a leech

How many times do I have to push and shove
My feeling are troubled, but in love
Until then my love, 
I will keep you posted

By;PD


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