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Within Mysteries, The Dark and Decay Also Hides

Within Mysteries, The Dark and Decay Also Hides (free verse) On a stony pebble, feet cried out in pain, why does, in our way, sharp pebbles forever lay and the beat goes on daily turmoil and sadden goodbyes nightly terrors, old broken toys vacancies of illuminations dark echoes that reveal dismissal of kindness and the beat goes on In a dying feast, why does each bite so bitter taste broken spoon grinds upon aging teeth table shakes its rotten legs hope waves its retreat tomorrow yearns to die tomorrow, at own yearning, dies hope, so foolish, is scorned legs decay under table fallen broken teeth curse aged spoon even bitter can no longer be bitten feast on death, never aught else yet the heat is gone kindness, as it were, no longer concealed in devious light where illuminations are filled with days terrors, child returns to greet anew the nightmare revived yet the heat is gone here, in our way, stones, jagged, perpetual feet, mortifyingly quiet on jagged stone A Collaboration, by Robert J. Lindley and Lawrence Sharp 7-02-2020, free verse Note: It has again been a blessing and great pleasure for me to compose with my great friend, Lawrence Sharp. I am grateful for such a wonderful gift and the immense poetic talents of my very kind writing partner. His verses brought such wonderful depths and a very fine added dimension to this new collaborative creation.

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Date: 7/5/2020 1:17:00 PM
You and Lawrence work so well together, a brilliant well composed verse with a poe like darkness. Tom
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/5/2020 2:13:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes Poe certainly influenced the heart and message in this collaboration. And I was most blessed to have such a creative, gifted and fantastic writing partner . God bless...
Date: 7/4/2020 5:47:00 PM
Wow, an impressive collaboration from two poets whose talent knows no bounds! Bravo to you both! Blessings xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/5/2020 9:31:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Always a great pleasure and true blessing for me to e able to compose with such a wonderfully creative poet as my great friend Lawrence Sharp, most assuredly is.. God bless....
Date: 7/4/2020 4:07:00 PM
Two great poets collaborating.... A deeply emotive production..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/5/2020 9:28:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am greatly honored and so truly blessed to have such an immensely talented co-writing. God bless..
Date: 7/3/2020 2:29:00 PM
what is it that we learn....when there is no longer concern....for the elderly nor the youth....when did a lack of compassion become our truth....be it racial tension or deprivation of funds....the oppression of the poor and weak is just to shun....but what do i even know....long ago i canceled my membership for i was never a fan of societys show....nicely done you two....very inspiring my friends....
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/3/2020 3:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Light prevails so that eventually truth will out. This dark world has always given the poor and the weak a downtrodden path to walk. Whereas the elite few live high and mighty. Mankind throughout history has went with the evil flow that proclaims that greed and might makes right. God bless....
Date: 7/2/2020 7:53:00 PM
Well done...a lovely colabration ....and the heat is gone while the beat goes on...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/3/2020 7:19:00 AM
Thank you my great friend. Life presents is mysteries wrapped in ever evolving cloaks. The flowing beat is most vibrant in youth--as are the flames that turn up the heat. God bless..
Date: 7/2/2020 5:52:00 PM
Hi Robert & Lawrence, Gentlemen, a true masterpiece, outstanding work! A huge Fav. :-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/2/2020 6:19:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I am truly blessed and most appreciative to have such a talented writing partner. God bless...
Date: 7/2/2020 10:59:00 AM
Thank you, my friend, for another very rewarding collaborative effort. Your pen continues to inspire.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/2/2020 6:18:00 PM
Thank you my great friend. Always a joy to read your excellent poetry and collaborate with you. God bless..