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The Aurora Illusion

We have our differences in the shadows,
yet, act so different in the light.
Crimson shadows dance 
within our dull routines.

With the moon beneath my wings,
I drink softly from the bottle.
I rehearsed this kiss a thousand times,
as archaic bridges emerge from the fog.

Come softly, butterfly...
Land upon my crooked finger.
The ebb and flow of I don't know
refills my unsure mind.

The aurora illusion,
novels of my life slowly written with light
as green and blue balloons float
away to the moon.

Remember 
that fresh smell
of coffee
mixing with 
the salt of 
the sea?

A table for two 
on the beach,
a starlit sky,
the distant whale cry.
Holding hands, a sip and a sigh.

Burning bonds and bridges,
is just another thought to dole.
I should have told you that I loved you,
instead, I've these tattooed regrets on my soul.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 11/17/2015 11:14:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your poem. Welcome to the "Soup". Congrats on your POTD! Best regards! :-) john
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Date: 10/24/2015 4:35:00 AM
Beautiful and poignant. You have some very unique word choices . Congratulations on your POTD and welcome to Poetry Soup, Red!
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Date: 10/23/2015 5:41:00 AM
Beautiful and pensive Red. I see this was POTD. I know why. Congratulations. I really like the way you write. Welcome to Poetry Soup. Aloha, Connie
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Date: 10/22/2015 10:14:00 PM
What a magnificent write. I loved it...start to finish. Beautiful imagery. That last stanza...what a wealth of emotions each line holds. Congrats on POTD...I will be reading more of your work.
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Date: 10/22/2015 7:32:00 PM
Love the third stanza the most...such an interesting and intriguing poem. Congrats on POTD!!! I also love these lines : "a starlit sky, the distant whale cry. Holding hands, a sip and a sigh." Very unusual imagery yet appealing all the same. Always, Laura
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Date: 10/22/2015 12:37:00 PM
Congrats on the poem of the day! Very well deserved--you are incredibly talented. Bravo! As always, I loved your poem!
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Date: 10/22/2015 11:12:00 AM
Congrats..on poem of the day...You deserve it R... I can feel some honest emotions .. Tps made a great choice.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/22/2015 11:15:00 AM
I should have told you that I loved you,instead I tattooed regrets on my soul..My favourite line.
Date: 10/22/2015 9:47:00 AM
Wow!!! Very beautiful and a fav. Congratulations on poem of the day very well deserved!
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Date: 10/22/2015 8:25:00 AM
A beautiful choice of words recalling a love tryst.
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Date: 10/22/2015 7:45:00 AM
G'morning, red. You've painted a very descriptive setting for me to envision. The last verse is so very touching. Well written and deserving of POTD. ~ Lin ~
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Date: 10/22/2015 7:44:00 AM
Breathtaking beautiful piece of poetry, a7! Excellent really! Kudos in being chosen as poem of the day ~ Olive Eloisa =')
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Date: 10/22/2015 7:22:00 AM
Congratulations on Poem of the Day...excellent....
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Date: 10/22/2015 4:08:00 AM
- Congratulations on your great p.o.t.d., Red !! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/20/2015 9:20:00 PM
Very pretty and creative, Red - I so enjoyed the read. CayCay
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Date: 10/20/2015 2:15:00 PM
The ending is heartwrenching ,and the rest of the verses are beautiful. I'm speechless !!! A favourite .
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