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It's not the same
Where are your kisses?
I can't find them anymore
Do you fantasize when you finger paint?
Do you write my name with your tongue?
Do you paint my curves
On a different canvas
Who do you see when you close your eyes?
Copyright © Alieana Smokes | Year Posted 2017
A winding pathway up the hills
My weary eyes can see,
It ambles up a rocky ledge
Then turns away from me;
Beckoning to the horizon
It canters on its way,
Soft grass and dewdrops lacing it
Gay butterflies at play;
Vanishing beyond the ridge it
Drops to the other side,
Where a meadow I fathom lies
With greenness astride;
It cajoles me to follow it
Through mist and dappled light,
Till breathless on the windy peak
I see a heartening sight;
Grey wisps of smoke through chimneys quaint
From cosy homesteads warm,
Seems kind invitation I ought
Accept without a qualm.
Copyright © Amar Agarwala | Year Posted 2017
You are my wolf
The cloud blankets the sky, the sick realization that my vocabulary has run dry, nothing left to say..
My words vanished with the hollowness and drop to the ground with the thick density of the now stagnant air encircling me, trapping my very being from evolving.
I can't breathe, the air is too thick, it clings to my lungs not allowing me to exhale.
I'm suffocating and watching it happen again and again from the outside.
A breath, breathing.. Inhale, exhale.
it feels irrelevant now.
I suck dry the energy of everything around me and what do I give back?
Like the place I am in now,
I cease to exist on this plain and I find myself thrust into another and fastened to it's very core.
This is where I will sit for eternity to face my demons that now dance before me..
Copyright © Amber Rose | Year Posted 2017
The sun is shining on us only if you want the light
To touch you in the darkest days.
Please follow me to your precious time
Of days that flow into the clock where the hands
Branch out like the waves of the sea, and the season
Overshadowed with this sudden change of weather.
How do we get to know our precious time for telling
Us and warning our time flying by to see how we can
Have a second chance that is a blessing in disguise.
I'm hopeful for the next day after day until time runs
Out of fear and forgiveness, life is given to us as a gift to the heart
Not a waste of numbers on the calendar for me to count.
Speak your mind and discipline your fingers to write down
The words as a gift to the heart so our precious time
Is the evidence that bears our soul.
Copyright © Angela Yousef | Year Posted 2017
There is no other Name that opens heaven’s gate:
O sweet LORD Jesus, why did so much blood pour
O kind Jesus, how sweet the Father’s Love, His Door
Is flung open as you tore the veil, took sin and hate
For me – for whosoever will come to you – by the Holy Spirit
© Anil Deo 3/21/2017
Copyright © Anil Deo | Year Posted 2017
The axe forgets
The axe forgets and soon forgiven,
Poor trees we know do not take to gun,
But work hard—no sad grin,
To keep planet’s plants green;
And sun sets for the day, its job done.
But we humans would not be like sun,
Nor trees that won’t be mean.
Reflections | 04.02.2017 |
Copyright © Aniruddha Pathak | Year Posted 2017
The noise was still & silencing
As it echoed around the room.
And into the blindness of the dark night
I felt myself fall deeply into a minds peaceful, calm vacuum.
As distant farout whispers, became voices
Which I could faintly hear.
In foggy misted apparitions
That slowly did appear.
So mesmerised in my calmness, peace of being
In my life well overdue.
& into its pure calmin serenity,
I let my mind flow freely in its pursue.
I began to remember old values
That I'd lost along errors of lifes paths
In a time I'd let myself fall victim to its evil preying
Of a hatred in self loathings wrath's.
But now lost in the freedom of escapism
Within my mind I'm freely set to roam.
Around the unknown calms of unknown territories
Where I've never felt to be more of being at eases home.
I began rememberingmany lost memories
That my past had let my mind in sadness be replaced.
Where all happiness & self worthin essence
By sins of the devils wraths & sadness had then replaced.
This was a time of much needed restfulness
Thatmy life had needed for so long.
To put to right the errors of past mistakes
And in a world again to feel I truly did belong.
By Anna s tate March 2017
Copyright © Anna Sabrina Tate | Year Posted 2017
Through the abyss I fell,
scarred with embers from hell,
bound to be doomed,
yet heart burning with faith,
what can I sayeth,
I had a prophetic vision,
a new age will rise,
God has a mission,
his will I could'nt compromise,
I saw a fallen nation,
the time was near,
the fire it's a powerful sensation,
thy will be done,
a dawn of a new civilization,
a process of elimination,
this is Gods decleration.
for the time has come,
the sum of all angels,
is the sum of One.
warriors in formation,
compassion trumps all,
evil will fall,
so stand tall,
like the Apostle Paul,
the glory of God,
is the greatest glory,
the greatest and most impenetrable wall.
Copyright © Aram Sarian | Year Posted 2017
The voices sounds familiar, the pain, the tears, the loss and gain thru the years. The success is near my tears are real the voices silence as my worse fear is revealed..... This voice repeats itself everyday i live, rape.....rape...rape was your fault stop shedding your tears.... come join me my child for I have seen the light the darkness has shed its darkest Knight, the tears mask the pain deep in my soul I close my eyes as he rapes my soul my innocence is gone my dignity has left I have nothing left he made me feel like I was nothing less; then a mirror image of what I could have been but truly I am abandon at the end. The medicine stops the voices of the pain forever the drinking helps, it helps me realize that I am sane. My innocence was taken the ones I love spoke some words that he shouldn't of... his voice someone I hear every day telling me was my fault that I got raped. I dropped to my knees my soul left me for the one I love has betrayed me. I begged him please I'm begging please as I fell to my knees he put his hands upon my neck and choke until there was nothing left. Instead of running away I stayed as I stayed my soul stayed away for I was afraid I've been raped. And now I can't live another day without hearing his voice saying I deserved to be raped.
Copyright © Autumn Scruggs | Year Posted 2017
Let the junky day pass
Much fret and tremor
The sound and fury
Shall die down
We shall return
In our sleepy self
And yet in deeper delve
We shall wake in time farthest
Our far ancestral fathers
Are out on hunting
And we the eternal brothers
Hand in hand
Shall paint the caves in mirth
When Our fathers and mothers
And the all
Are Gone to prey
Copyright © Bapan Sekh | Year Posted 2017
For to love is a curse,
And to be enamoured, an hell
For it is better to have thine heart trodden over by chariots,
Than to be entranced by LOVE's deceitful spell.
For no matter how I yearn and try to make it last,
LOVE [always] twists and turns and escapes from my grasp...
Copyright © Blue Rain | Year Posted 2017
If eager goldfinch, looping and stitching
Through Hawthorn by urgent instinct driven,
Are a crimson surge; a secretive dash;
When summer scorches, it could be me.
If a dark lake’s troubled surface reflects
The dying sun’s final stony silence...
When time seems frozen in eternity.
As late November breaks, it could be me.
If gathering swallows in late autumn,
Scissor the night’s reddened skies seeking home
And darkening eves beckon them to rest.
When shadows slowly dance, it might be me.
But if spring’s cold earth breaks the winter’s fast;
Exploding in lush green...you’ll find me at last.
Copyright © brian DUFFIELD | Year Posted 2017
I have a box and that’s for a fact-
from which an act is being lead.
With scripts of wild puns that overlap,
it banters back while remaining intact!
Equipped with taunting realizations that retort-
with hiss as they push its symbiotic nature to unfold.
You could hear them spell out exotic with every tap-
just as with every punch line you wish to recant!
It makes you wish if only you could retract
to every moment of surrender you’ve ever had!
With it, all current gains seem like a slap-
as it only speaks of what one had to forfeit.
It seeks the shadow to shed light-
on spots that were once claimed devoid!
Still, it leaves souls so incandescent with its quip -
and for that, life is just a maze in a thrilling blast!!
Copyright © Canullia Quest | Year Posted 2017
I heard you described me as gold
I heard you beautified me
I heard you boasted about me
I heard you final declared your love towards me
Is it because you just realized that i am gone
That I am finally someone's galaxy
That I now reign in someone's heart
That I now have a kingdom to rule
Is it because my beauty has enhanced
That I now dress golden garments
That i wear a smile worth more than your pockets
That my body is perfumed expensively
That i no longer walk on common ground
Is it because i own the little mines you opened
Is it because my face is on the coin you have
Is it because she decorated your kitchen with my face
Is it because your memories are bitter
Is it because you want to reverse time
Is it because i did not fall when you pushed me down
Is it because you failed to love me
I heard you praised me
I heard you bought me a flower
I heard you prayed for my return
I heard you told them I loved you
The honest you did not tell them is
How you brutally hurt me
How you murdered my love
How you buried my heart
How you pushed me aside
And how you hid me with bruises
I heard you wrote me a note
But now I am gone
Copyright © Cathrine Legabe | Year Posted 2017