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Lie, Truth, & Reality

I walk above all pain
            risen and relentless 
                       floating on borrowed air oblivious
This heart is impervious fortress, like stonewall embattlements
...that lie is twisted around every bitter past and hollow present

Meandering useless, wander and watch
Romances ebbing, flowing, flying, crashing...dead
Envy circles about my head
longer away, further removed...and lonely

This heart is porous Swiss, like wine-tasting afterthoughts
...that truth is a hulking shadow looming disproportionate
     engulfing any new light on unseen horizons

Only wishing she might see and understand
My hot and cold passion platters served accordingly
 apprehensive only in love's pursuits
   timid like bullied school children cowering in corners
Brash and outspoken otherwise...shackled when it may matter

This heart is neglected farmland, like wartorn meadows
...that reality inhibits every bright angle of my soul
     suffocating the man you would love...if you knew


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  1. Date: 5/2/2009 10:50:00 AM
    Another great poem Steve.... excellent flow... and mucho applause from me !!!!

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 2:08:00 PM
    Steve, brillantly done and well-penned poem. Very nive. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 7:47:00 AM
    I give it to you, the sustained inspiration from write to write earned you a lauded place among the immortals ... your poetic gift is fantastic and genuinely wonderful. Another power write.

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 3:48:00 PM
    I love this... although I hope you are feeling okay :(... especially the third and last stanzas... "wine tasting afterthoughts"... absolutely beautiful. Love Micaela

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 7:07:00 AM
    Wow Steve. I just cant bear to believe there is truth here. It breaks my heart, as yes we try to lie to ourselves, try to become numb to avoid the reality of pain and loneliness. The last verse is killer. The whole poem so brilliant, it just hurts. I am hoping for you. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 6:22:00 PM
    Well I won't cry a river..but a pond..LOL..wonderfully written my friend..missed you home slice....hope you are well.

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 4:29:00 PM
    Wowza - like Christie (whom I know shares my...let's say, feelings) this is ME. you have captured my heart in this here poem, sir - into my faves to. love the swiss cheese line - excellent! and very sad, the cold wanting hot-yuppers. hear ya. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 3:54:00 PM
    Well, this is just simply brilliant and totally speaks to me today. I am putting this in my faves. You seem to be the introspection king, Steve. Those last three lines just kill my heart. So much sadness. Hmm...maybe we should get together and cry a river together. Love me