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Thinking Out Loud

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~writer's notes~ i think out loud from my fingers to a keyboard so forgive me if my speak is somewhat long winded if it has swirls and curls this is me hopefully you want to hear my voice in its totality ~the prologue~ just a child he clenches his teeth grinding creating a screeching sound much like worn out brakes the yell of steel on steel he bleeds my God how he bleeds a deep breath and boiling burgundy spills over the structure of his frame wears down the flesh to the bone the sun stops shinning birds start falling out of the skies have you ever heard a dog wail in pain that was him that loud puppy the barking that breaks the night in two i confess he was me - emphasize 'was' ~the story~ back in the day in the dead of night still young cautious we met at a special place where nature's hand had drawn a line a spot unique only we could define where pulses race at an amazing pace like cranking dry ice through veins You asked me "Do you believe in love at first sight." I answered "I believe in love under any circumstance." (later you told me you loved those words) you clarified "in love - i mean do you believe in falling 'in love' at first sight." I replied "I believe in sparks." your face lit up "Sparks?" you asked "Yes," I proclaimed "sparks and kerosene." looked you directly in the eyes smiled and added "wanna burn?" we kissed (how soft this moment was to the touch) the cosmos slowed down i swam in its essence at a crawl devoured this sliver of time as it simmered almost at a standstill I uploaded it to memory my internal library one with shelves leather bound shards of experiences with strong spines one's could stand the test of time our sweet union warm lit now a part of me you stole my lips bound to my heart as they are grazed against my waining restraint surrendering all reason i lost myself to your tender grip your gaze touched me deeper than any man should be felt like a unique note of music heard once never forgotten my wanting a whistling kettle a cool vapour of cleansing mist a burning desire to inhale your presence and never breathe again from then on it was always us you you were always there when I thought I was falling off the earth you handed me what you called gravity saved me from an endless existence among a bevy of extinguishing stars always had a paper pad a pen you were the only one understood my ink flowed of its own volition had a mind of its own could run slowly like a glass smooth lake or like rapids - rabid foaming at the mouth a waterway damaged by jutting rocks as it hits the sea wall - hard however no matter the ups and downs you you were always there when i sang Dylan and Cohen quoted them in Malta, Prague, Croatia lectured people smile the same in Europe as they do in South America cry the same in Africa as in Asia both when tears flow over smiles continued in England some tend to speak quietly in France their passion often screams so when I needed you when there were no words instinctively you just held me soothed my pain i was a man in motion interested in fusion our minds would eventually meld with love held shared a single bed like queen and king when we walked the moon was ours alone the promise of your love the nature of your embrace the perfume of your mane you you were always there ~ the epilogue ~ your words touched my heart your lips softened it your shine tickled my fancy your hold owned my smile together life seemed so unreal in the best of ways when the universe its vast array of entities pauses for what seems forever i dance stupid knowing everyone's looking even staring in disbelief that's what our love allows me the courage to be me no apology i live my time cradled in the calm of us live it just - being and you you are always here

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/3/2017 10:05:00 AM
Simply beautiful. Exceptional lines, "your hold owned my smile," what a wonderful phrase.
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Date: 4/29/2017 3:40:00 PM
I have not yet been schooled in 'dramatic Monologue". this was an interesting story. You are very descriptive. I love the word choices.
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Date: 12/15/2016 10:14:00 PM
This is simply wonderful, majestic writing, thanks for sharing you with us!A7
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Date: 12/15/2016 8:19:00 PM
Simply beautiful and prayers to you and your family
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Date: 12/13/2016 3:07:00 AM
This is such a beautiful expression of love, Armand. You are a poet through and through, a true artist and what a lucky woman she is!
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Date: 11/29/2016 5:17:00 PM
Well done my dear friend! I have missed your creativity and the stories your words display!! All the best always! Love Generously
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Date: 11/28/2016 3:57:00 AM
Back to say congratulations on POTD Armand! So deserving! 7 ; )
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Date: 11/20/2016 8:22:00 PM
As usual, PAR EXCELLENCE. (I Hope I said that right) you know what I'm going to give THIS one, dear friend. And I am very sorry about your mother. I pray all the time for your family. Now I will make special mention of your mother, Armand. God bless all of you.
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Date: 11/20/2016 3:27:00 PM
This one comes from a special place. I agree a masterpiece indeed.maybe you even surprised yourself and its a great feeling. You opened the floodgates. Will pray for mom.
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Date: 11/20/2016 11:35:00 AM
- No surprise .... congratulations on your p.o.t.d. !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/20/2016 11:31:00 AM
I must admit that I did not read the whole post, but the way you used your wording was impressive, the story constantly moving around and imagery was everywhere, I will pray for your mother and she sounds lovely and you seem to possess her qualities.
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Date: 11/20/2016 10:21:00 AM
You have my prayers for your mother. Another poem that lets me know I am in over my head. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/20/2016 10:02:00 AM
Congratulations! I am happy to see that you're POTD.
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Date: 11/20/2016 9:38:00 AM
Hi Armand, Once again you have created a masterpiece with this well written write. My prayers go out to your mother and your entire family. Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Date: 11/20/2016 8:56:00 AM
My prayers are with you , your mother and your entire family, Armand. Congratulations on POTD for this beautiful poem to your mother:)
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Date: 11/19/2016 10:57:00 PM
My prayers and reiki coming Armand. I hope you will read this beautiful poem to your mother. The depth of love in it is exquisite! 7 ; )
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Date: 11/19/2016 10:14:00 PM
Ps. Will say a prayer for your beloved mother, too, Armond. I adore my mother, as well. :)
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Date: 11/19/2016 10:12:00 PM
Simply amazing! Loved every word, 7++
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Date: 11/19/2016 7:41:00 PM
Armand you have mine, I may not know your mother but as you have shown your heart here, she must be one very special woman.God bless.
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Date: 11/19/2016 4:34:00 PM
sending you my hugs, warm thoughts and prayers. Always, your pen is marvelous as is your heart. x
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Date: 11/19/2016 3:19:00 PM
Armand your heartfelt poem has totally blown me away - I need to fave it to read again and again - so many incredible lines your creativity is outstanding. I My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend I know how devoted you are to your amazing mum:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/19/2016 3:11:00 PM
so moved by this heartfelt write, armand.. you really cherish your mother.. my prayers and devotion are with her and the family..keep the faith!..huggs
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Date: 11/19/2016 2:19:00 PM
- Your story touches me deeply, Armand - A fantastic write !! - Your mother and your family are in my thoughts ... the angels spread their wings over you all - Amen - hugs & love // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/19/2016 2:18:00 PM
This is absolutely breathtaking. It made my heart sigh as this is a love like no other. Heartfelt and raw with emotion. You can feel ever word proclaimed in this epic everlasting love. Beautifully written and to be treasured. My heart and all my love and prayers go out to your mom, yourself and your family. A definite fav :)
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Date: 11/19/2016 2:11:00 PM
A masterpiece...Indeed a gem dear friend..and indeed Europeans,Asians, Americans..We all smile the same..We all bleed the same too..A fave .(Where you in Malta? :) ...Prayers for your mum from my heart Armand.
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