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~Suicidal Night~

I sit alone in the dark.
In the dark I sit alone.
Nobody sees me.
I see nobody.


Flowers, above.
My eyes have darkened to a color never seen before.
Forever closed!
It Rains!
It Rains!

In this room, I've drowned too many times.
I remember cascades of water under my eyes.
My satin sheets wrinkle and cold.
I die and died every night.
No one sees the pain that kills me everyday.
The wounds that reach 6 feet deep.

Lucid demons
Bleeding wrist
Scary dreams
Is how I live

I'm alone-
No one's around.
My body's like a coffin
Stiff in my own home.

~A Poet Destroyer Collaboration~

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Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall down anyways~
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing my ABC! 
Don't worry mommy I'll walk barefoot and teach myself one day~
Please daddy show me how to ride my bike!
Never mind It takes up too much of your time~
Mommy please do not hit me again!
It's okay I need to be taught a lesson~
Cousin please do not touch me anymore!
Go ahead they won't believe me anyway~
Teacher can you please defend me in school!
Never mind my body is use to the abuse~
Please don't tell me sleeping with you is the only way! 
Okay I need to be loved even if it's for one night~
Please teach me how to raise a baby!
It's okay I can't blame others for my mistake~
Please don't get violent when you start drinking too many beers!
Okay if it makes you feel better hit me, 
I'll hide the bruise with makeup & tears~
Please tell me that I'm beautiful!
Wait! Your right I'll never look like her~
Please someone call 911!
Never mind it's only a broken nose~
Please officer why are you taking my husband?
Don't you know it was my fault,  he loves me and won't hit me again~
Please don't hit me in the face!
Go ahead that's what I get for standing up and defending myself~
Please God don't take my baby!
Go ahead and take her I don't deserve her~
Please don't tell me your not in love with me!
I understand I'll never be worthy of your heart~
Please don't walk away and break my heart!
It's okay I never made progress or was good enough~
Please don't leave me alone I'm okay with the abuse!
I understand you're tired of the reason and my crying excuse~
Please someone help, I'm hurting inside!
Never mind my feelings don't count~
Please God*can you hear me!
Please God*can you rescue me!
Please God*can you walk with me!
Please God*can you show me the way!
God* I was a baby, I was weak, and didn't speak~
God* you didn't protect me on my first fall.
God* I was abandoned and neglected before I learned to crawl!
God* even you rejected all my prayers and call.
I understand now I don't need nothing! I don't need no one at ALL
So PLEASE~PLEASE leave me alone, behind these walls.
.                              **
Please! If you read this teach me how to smile!! 
WAIT! Smiles don't come with self blame & guilt :-(



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Meet me half way,where the river meets the sea

What would I give to get a glimpse of your smile to have and to hold your heart for a while I want to meet you where the river meets the sea Leave your oars behind Set the barrier down and sail away with me We' d sail away together to wherever the wind blows to our soul's velveteen garden where blushed crimson bleeds its rose We' d sail away together to a secluded land I curl within your arms and hold on to your hand We'd lay down on autumn's blanket watch seagulls soar up high Free wings upon blue waters beneath a mandarine sky What would I give to feel the tender of your fingers brushing sand between my toes to taste your honey~dew breath as the moonlight cradle glows But, here I walk upon the sidewalk each footprint leading home beneath the falling stardust standing on my own And here I am singing a love song my shadow dancing free and there you stroll along the river bank so far away from me 'My love,Come to me like a soft breeze upon my cheek Kiss me ...... Charmaine Chircop For Giorgio Veneto's Contest Gothic or Romantic(Old/New theme

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Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted-

Deep cuts from within.
She faced bravely the many hardships of womanly life. 
How did she end up here?
Severe depression after her first mental breakdown.
Sorrow oppressed what was left.
Now in the parallel universe, 
Never aware of the world left behind.
She will catch a brief glimpse of this world where everything is different.

Losing the veil in which includes time, 
Aging without caring death awaits!
Her different personality replaces reality. 
Things appear normal in her the eye. 

Although captivate in her own mind,
She feels this is freedom.

Being heavily burdened--
Every day she stares into different mirrors,
Smiling in her bipolar face.
Without knowing insanity put her mind at ease.


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A Gentle Death

Avenge me not, for death has been a friend
and anger ill befits love's gentle wine.
All lovers true or not, must part, ascend:
rise, or fall, as life's trials their paths assign.

Still as bone, white as winter's snow my skin
by candle light, one can almost see inside.
My hair a gossamer halo, so thin, 
my eyes, my blue eyes, still contain the tide.

I am your fair Persephone, your wife, bride,
and soon I will return to you Hades
to rise born on cherry blossom tides;
when in the earth, I can no longer bide.

Bless gentle Thanatos for his death sublime
and Hypnos, as in sleep, I do recline.

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Every night

Every night,the tenebrous land of my inner existence invades my last waking thought Once more this sombre heart seeks you It seeks for you 'neath the silhouette of each sakura tree and in the slow rise of an iridescent moon over the horizon It seeks for you through ashes and embers of a sky's shooting star and through mist ,which spreads your name on my window-pane This sombre heart seeks you through lonely teardrops which fall gently like scented lavender on a worn out pillow-case Every night,desires and illusions live their reality I make love to the wind,to the sand,to the shore where we danced where our bare-toes crunched corals,and your lips brushed my hand Everynight,your evanescent hug is carried by waves, back to me I reach you,I hold you,I breathe once again in a dumb memory Every night, I believe in the next blinding sunrise to run wild,to run free,in evergreen fields where dandelions blossom,and the crimson rose bleeds Ahh,how it bleeds,with its soft scarlet petals and velvets of passion,yet it bleeds With hundreds of thorns,well hid in between Every night,the tenebrous land of my inner existence invades my last waking thought Once more,this sombre heart seeks you It seeks the guitar boy,with those almond eyes It seeks each wrinkle of laughter,its every remembrance, and effervescent smile,without the cold distance and our last goodbye.

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Hiding here inside my closet, I feel safe in the dark knowing on a pile of sheets lies my very psyche; it's only a thought, yet I am unhurt among drawers… so I curl and stare blank, imbibing bits of gentle murmurings that whisper on hangers as they sway with the lint...I strain to listen but prickly voices rush out of reach from the sleeves of a night like a conversation behind closed doors… I hear yet can't quite grasp what my heart wants to say in low dips ; like a tremolo carrying mould of twilight... it chants all sermons of a Sunday church bell speaking in tongues I knew once...long ago. The moon slices the folds around me in black suds washing a laundry of venting desire, only to find myself trapped in pins…I feel a stab, a grating chill: perhaps, I have no language when no one wants to listen.
Don't write for the contest, Contest Sponsor: Vicky Tsiluma

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You are my longest night

You are the shortest day
but longest night
within a memory
of my four seasons

Every cell in my body
remembers you

It remembers
Your amorous glance
Your ardent touch
Your effervescent kiss

and even your last whisper

a careless whisper
which sickened my thought
and pained me with grief

Every breath from my lungs
remembers your absence

How can I  forget it?

I live with it
I die within it
It surrounds my existence

Your absence - Bitter !  Dark!
darker than death itself

You-Solstizio d'inverno
Where is your promise
the promise of new beginning?
Where is the light of what was pure?

I know you!

I know you enough to know
you still feel me in your bones

I know you enough to know
you bury me in your soul

Then you dig...
you dig crazily
beneath poured dusk
which fills the hourglass
beyond your veins

You dig deep
to find me again
You find me,You hold me

I know you !

I know you enough to know
You hold me to your heart

I know you!

I know you enough to know
I am still your life-line

Your love goes as far as stars
as distant as God
and undiscovered orbits

But was that yesterday's illusion?

For how long should my little candle 
How dim it glows now

Low is the voice which calls the sun
to rebirth prisms from droplets'dew
Weak are these footprints
which mark our path on moonlit 

I should stop calling

I should stop walking

Stop believing

Stop wanting, needing

Maybe the Sun sank
in the stillness of a crimson horizon
in the solitude of the tide
never to dawn in these eyes again

Soltizio d' inverno
Winter solstice
You are my coldest  verse of silence
My longest night of rain.

This fiction poem was inspired by a 
poem about
Winter Solistice

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If you really knew me -

I could be charming and witty and sweet
I could tell you things that make you think
I’m something special, the perfect one
Like I’ve nothing to hide, I never do wrong
But if I do this, and you call me friend,
We’ll both feel very alone, in the end

It’s hard for me to open up and share
My deepest thoughts, my hopes and fears
My past mistakes, the things I’ve done
That I’d rather bury and show to no one
It’s tempting to disguise the authentic me
But true to myself, I have to be

I could put up a kind of façade
And have you think I’m something I’m not
I could say all the things that you want to hear
I could stroke your ego and tickle your ears
Just so you’ll like me and stay in my life
Just so I won’t feel so empty inside

But what’s the point in a false pretense
When what develops isn’t true friendship
It wouldn’t be real, if I pretend to be
Someone who is so much better than me
I don’t think it would do much for my pride
If who I am to you is based on a lie

I realize that I’m risking everything
I risk being judged if you don’t like what you see 
Before you see clearly and understand 
Before you get to know who I really am 
But someday I’ll have to face what we’ve got
I’d rather know now, if you’ll accept me, or not

So I wear my heart out on my sleeve
and admit I’m not perfect, but I have to be me
Can you see inside me? Can you see my heart?
Can you love the things that set me apart?
Do you want to turn and walk away?
Or are you willing to take a chance on me, and stay

See, I’d rather you know how much I’m flawed  
Than to have you in love with my façade 

© Rebecca L ~ 2013

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Like Zephyr Breeze

Before I ever saw those eyes How deeply I loved you Before you read my first thought I found you Before you ever dreamt of my lips I kissed your smile I meant nothing to you and you were already my world I lived through every breath you inhaled till that same breath became a ghost from our past Tonight,I exist to live for what was Tomorrow,I live to exist for what will be I stopped calling your name I stopped searching your footprints Stopped seeking your arms I stopped believing in stars Yet, Sometimes in my soul's dusk of night through your cold absence,I feel you within me ever so soft, just like the wind Like zephyr breeze which left my cheek yet never gone.