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Tears when my fingers hurt - A collaboration with James Swartz

When my fingers hurt the pain binds and forms at the base of my greatest fear I never knew fear Until it knocked on my door So fierce that What words were on the tip of my tongue Are drying up into dust in my mouth The taste that lingers a lifetime a sickness summoned for the saints to strafe the fear growing inside the soul My heartbeat escalates to full speed But my body is numb to the floor And my mind is in a twirling tornado Tears of fear rush down into streams When my fingers hurt and I can not write this fear beckons to my mind as I use the verbs to clear the nerves Can you hear the drops of my tears Drumming to the beat of my fear

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Date: 4/16/2018 4:05:00 PM
An excellent collaboration, Akkina & James. Most of us have experienced fear of the known or the unknown, but few can express it so well in poetic language. Isn't the fear of not being able to write also heart wrenching! Best Regards // paul
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Date: 12/16/2017 9:58:00 AM
TRULY SUPERB POETRY WRITTEN IN HARMONY AS IF ONE VOICE! Congratulations to you both on creating this wondrous and inspiring piece my friends! A fav.....
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Date: 11/30/2017 8:20:00 PM
Congratulations to both of you on having this wonderful poem honored for POTD! : )
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/30/2017 8:33:00 PM
Our appreciation for your sweet comment Ms. Connie :) thank you so much! Hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/28/2017 3:04:00 PM
Congrats on POTD to both of you..
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/28/2017 3:45:00 PM
We thank you so much Silent One... hugs and smiles always :)
Date: 11/27/2017 10:14:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Akkina & James.
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/28/2017 10:12:00 AM
James and I thank you Eve, we appreciate your comment :) hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 2:13:00 PM
- Congratulations to both of you :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 2:31:00 PM
We thank you so much dear Anne... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 12:22:00 PM
There's a lot of fear there my dear...Really nice poetic expressions used in this poem...Congratulations to both of you...
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:45:00 PM
James and I appreciate your support dear Arturo. We thank you so much... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 11:02:00 AM
Simply beautiful poetry, Akkina and James. Classic line ... Can you hear the drops of my tears drumming to the beat of my fear. Kudos for POTD. Love and more love forever.
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:43:00 PM
You made me smile and happy with your sweetest comment. Thank you so much dearest Freddie. Your support means a great deal to us.... hugs and smiles
Date: 11/27/2017 9:36:00 AM
Excellent poem, thank you both x Congratulations on POTD
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:42:00 PM
Awe thank you so much Tracy. Hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 7:11:00 AM
Congrats to you Akkina and James--well deserved pick for the POTD!!
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:40:00 PM
James and I appreciate your support Vijay. Thank you so much! Hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 7:00:00 AM
I am so happy to see this as POTD . Congratulation you two Akkina and James....Maria xxx
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:39:00 PM
We are so honor for this and truly grateful. Thank you so much my lovely and sweet friend Maria. Always happy and appreciate your support ... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 6:19:00 AM
Fantastic pen you two! Congratulations on potd :) xomo x2!
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:36:00 PM
James and I thank so much Maureen, we truly appreciate your support :) hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 5:25:00 AM
Akkina and James, returning with congratulations for POTD honors for this awesome collaboration. Warmest wishes always..
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:35:00 PM
James and I are very happy for your super lovely comment my dearest Susan :) thank you so much..hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/27/2017 3:43:00 AM
Wow!...what a wonderful collab Akkina and James...And Congrats on POTD!!!...my friends...god bless...*WW*
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/27/2017 12:30:00 PM
"WW" we thank you so much, I am smiling a white one :) hugs and smiles my dear friend :)
Date: 11/26/2017 5:42:00 PM
A lovely dance you two...I like it
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/26/2017 6:41:00 PM
Awe, thanks so much Tim, we truly appreciate your support... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/26/2017 1:03:00 PM
- A great co-write from both of you ... with ink and tears - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/26/2017 3:02:00 PM
James and I thank you very much, Anne... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/26/2017 8:04:00 AM
What an amazing collaboration by the two of you. as someone who suffers from cronic back pain I can relate to this poem. I have shed those tears my self. Well done you two well done into my faves it goes.
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/26/2017 8:46:00 AM
James and I thank you my dear friend Ed. We really appreciate your support... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/26/2017 5:55:00 AM
Tears are silent, because they cleanse the soul from all the pain.. This is very deep and emotional.. An excellent collaboration by the both of you..
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/26/2017 6:43:00 AM
James and I thank you very much. Your support means very much to us... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/25/2017 6:35:00 PM
Akkina & James, as I've told another poetess I love collabs and duets. Stellar write. Keep doing what you do. wonder verse. ---James :)
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 8:16:00 PM
We thank you kindly ,James :)
Date: 11/25/2017 1:14:00 PM
Wow! Such a sensational write Akkina and James with memorable lines and wonderfully 'anxious' imagery. Your styles blend smoothly together in your intimate poem of fear and anxiety and your last two lines are brilliant A great collaboration!
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 3:10:00 PM
James and I thank you my lovely and fine lady poetess friend :) xoxo
Date: 11/25/2017 12:10:00 PM
Thank you Akkina for writing this with me. It was fun and i think it came out great!
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 3:07:00 PM
It was really fun james and thank you so much... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/25/2017 9:14:00 AM
I like how you "use the verbs to clear your nerves"...Very nice collaboration Akkina and James
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 3:06:00 PM
James and I thank you Jospeh very much... hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/25/2017 7:36:00 AM
Well written Akina and James - a seamless write - I cannot tell who wrote which part. Well done, you have poignantly portrayed the fear of loss in the poem - a great collaboration my dear friend ...Maria xxx
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you my dear Maria, we appreciate your lovely comment. Means a lot! Hugs and smiles :)
Date: 11/25/2017 7:32:00 AM
you portray fear and anxiety so brilliantly, a fabulous collaboration Akkina and James:-) hugs Jan xx
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Akkina Downing
Date: 11/25/2017 3:04:00 PM
Thanks so much Jan... hugs and smiles :)