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Your Dangers Are Many

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Your Dangers Are Many

With spiteful tongue
you tried to lick 
the kindness
from my bones.

You squeezed
my heart dry,
and left me 
wanting you,
needing you …

You planted
your seed deep
and a flower
grew inside me.

With thorns
for petals,
you left your mark,
and I’m compelled 
to water you.


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  1. Date: 1/19/2011 10:58:00 PM
    John, i must say you are real creative you just have a creative mind you are unique!!!! welcome to PS and i am looking forward to read more of your creative works.

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 5:56:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your poetry with it's creative and interesting theme... hope your time on Soup will be fun and filled with sharing.. check our our contests too.. good luck with luv..

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 3:44:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup John. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors this year. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information about PoetrySoup. If you don't find what you are looking for ask any poet here. Everyone is willing to help. Love, Carol