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Breaching the Barrier of Cries and Goodbyes

Again you cross over my threshold
breaking the lock to memory's door
Your illusion enters without a knock,
stepping in as a dark wavering shadow
breaching the barrier of cries and goodbyes
lighting the dark grave where lost love slept

I wept when I made an oath to my heart 
never to allow you in, as lover or friend
Tell me, against you, how do I defend
How can I restrain you outside my thoughts,
and if I knew, would you still haunt my dreams
Through eyes blurred by streams of tears,
would I see you, a voyeur, outside my window
each time my lips whisper your name

Why do you channel the furrows of my soul
your eyes blackened with kohl, gazing at me
On nights when the moon is fully ripened,
why am I drawn to you like her magnetic pull
Over your intrusion, I am powerless to hold rein
My heart wears no armor. At my door, no sentry
Defenseless mortals, such as I, this burden bares
when a wraith from erstwhile love desires entry

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 6/13/2018 11:04:00 AM
I feel the pain of a loss that keeps recurring in dreams and the subconscious mind without wanting to revisit those discarded emotions. The person is helpless and surrenders unwillingly to the place of mental anguish. A gripping write Lin!
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Date: 6/14/2018 8:24:00 AM
and you've cast your comments in the perfect light, John. Thank you for reading and leaving your insightful remarks on this one.
Date: 5/21/2018 10:01:00 AM
I love to read such well composed Dramatic Verse my friend. Every stanza powerful, deep and exhibiting your immense talent! A fav....
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Date: 5/21/2018 7:22:00 PM
Thank you very much for your glowing remarks, Robert. You're always so kind.
Date: 5/18/2018 10:40:00 AM
A powerful dramatic verse Lin, sadly when a relationship becomes one sided it's so hard to let go. I'm hoping its a fictional write. Tom.
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Date: 5/20/2018 6:58:00 AM
Thank you most kindly for your thoughts, Tom. It was a reflection from my past that creeps in once in a while, but I'm hunky dory now. ;-)
Date: 5/18/2018 8:22:00 AM
Bravo Lin such an emotional poem which I think may will be able to relate too - am so so glad you decided to post it as I found it so intensely moving the first time I read it!!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/18/2018 9:40:00 AM
Keep on sharing your wonderful words Lin:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/18/2018 8:43:00 AM
Jan, thank you for suggesting I post this one. Some emotions have a way of stealing into our lives, particularly those we try to keep at bay.
Date: 5/18/2018 8:15:00 AM
I have a sense of deep emotional pain reading this, Lin, nicely written. Sometimes it's so hard to let go when it is over. May you always have joy in your heart my friend. John
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Date: 5/18/2018 8:42:00 AM
Some pains take longer to heal than others, and some leave permanent scars. Thank you so very much, John.
Date: 5/18/2018 8:02:00 AM
Lin, such deep emotion expressed with intense feeling in your dramatic poem, I really enjoyed it, well done xxoo
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Date: 5/18/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thank you for such thoughtful remarks, Mike.