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Open Sores

I am a coward with open sores. 
I write and wonder who it bores. 
I hear my heart and mind argue repeatedly. 
I see others carrying out my dreams; 
that’s what’s defeated me.
I am a coward with open sores. 
I pretend open doors are closed, and walk the other way. 
I touch base with the fear in my heart, tearing me apart,
leaving nothing to say... 
I worry the world will leave me. 
I cry because no one believes in me. 

I am a coward with open sores. 
I understand nothing comes easy. 
I say I’m happy, but even I don’t believe me. 
I dream I am healed and brave. 
I try to overcome my weaknesses before I’m in my grave. 
I hope you hear me.
I’m on all fours. 
I am a coward with open sores. 

©  2011  ~JSLaM    


* 1st PLACE in Contest "MARCH MADNESS" Sponsored by C. Devonshire 2011

* 1st PLACE in Contest "ONE OFF" Sponsored by Brian Strand 5/11/2011 

* 1st PLACE in Contest "BEST EVER" Sponsored by P.D. 2011

Copyright © JSLambert Mister ROBOTO | Year Posted 2011

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An Acrostic Reflection

r andomly I stare into
e ach reflective surface
f orever pondering the
l ines of age, pain and joy
e ach one a splendid testament
c ulled from a full life
t eased endlessly, eternally
i nto distorted images
o f the soul of me
n ever quite
s eeing..I

s urely, I am 
n ot this shallow
o nly time can plane my cheek
i nsight my eyes to fade
t urn the plumpness of lip to
c rinkles of mirth
e nlivening the gray
l anguishing in silver
f orever seeing but parts of the
e cstasy I
r eflect

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2012

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Kiss Me in the Shadows

Keep well away from dark, forbidding dreams --
Instead, stay near the hearth and play your lyre;
Sleep even so will wait on wooden beams,
Seducing you beside your cozy fire.
Meticulous and careful you may be,
Evicting darting shadows with the blaze --
Inside your quiet cottage, patiently,
Night's emissary holds you in her gaze.
The cuckoo calls as midnight church-bells chime;
His warning message echoes from the walls --
Enchanted ears have lost all track of time,
So far from whispered fears as silence falls.
Her chilling hands then rip away your voice,
And images assail your inner eyes --
Denying you the act of conscious choice,
On captive lips she mixes truth and lies.
When sunlight climbs the sky and breaks her spell,
She blows a darkened kiss, and bids farewell.

Copyright © M. Teresa Blaylock | Year Posted 2007

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N   ever believes people can be back stabbers
A   ppeals for honesty where none exists
I    nvites in without a background check
V   ulnerable when being openhearted   
E   xpects people to reciprocate in kind

That’s who I am…..

For Andrea's Acrostic Contest
September 7, 2013

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013

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my loves !

It is an Acrostic *smiles*  study
this here write...much love ya'll !

Copyright © James Peranteau | Year Posted 2010

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Faithful Jehovah-Shammah

F  riend who loves unconditionally
A  lways there and listens openly
I  nterested in you only
T  otally absorbed enamored by you
H  appy to spend each intimate moment too
F  riend above all friends
U  niversal ruler, Jehovah-Shammah who can cleanse
L  over of my soul my true friend

Jehovah-Shammah-Jehovah Himself Is There
Scriptures from: Ezekiel 37:26-28,40-48, I Kings 8:27

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2011

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Forty Words of Courage

Face all of your faults, failures and fears.

Once you do you'll have reason for cheers.

Rid yourself of handcuffs. You hold the key.

Take complete control of your life and see,

You have the courage to set yourself free.

January 21, 2016  Forty Contest by Silent One

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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Think Big

Today I will not be a slave to yesterday
Hours will be distilled into precious moments 
I will know the enormity of what is small
Now is where my power finds release
Knowledge comes from observing 

Battles are often waged in the past
I am choosing to find peace within myself
God has always been there waiting

For San Woo's Self Actualization Double Acrostic Contest.
Written November 6th 2016

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2016

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Introspection Contest
Sponsor: John Lawless

Inside beliefs of beauty remains sturdy reveries
Never ending facts for my cerebral contemplation
Thoughts from my heart hold reflection with
Rumination and muse calling forth pondering
Observations heed advertence deep within
Soul-searching remembrances crawling deeply
Perspectives of my heart crying out for reflection and 
Examination of self-pretending to green fields leading 
Cores of scrutiny beneath rigid waters streaming with
Tread and consideration being born from meditation
Inspiration lives inside the mind’s eye of adversity
Obligations ring bells of verses with intimate tunes and
Naturally I bring reverence to my wisdom's introspection

Date Written: June 23, 2016

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

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Twins --- Gemini

        *                                                                                        *
B  Beginning on this journey, I rode the cusp of different signs
O  One path would lead to Venus, yet to Mercury I have climbed                 *
R  Reaching for the stars, was a curiosity                                  *  *
N  Never knowing just what might have been, where the other path might go
U  Under power of the universe, each complex twist and turn
N  Now it holds me in its flower, where my destiny would bloom  
D  Deep within my heart, I held a comet’s tail to ride
E  Eclipsing secrets of the moon, and the stars to be my guide
R  Reflection of the twin in me, that can see the other side                      *

G   Gazing with curiosity, through life’s dark and cloudy windows                      *
E   Each pane of glass stares back at me, a entwined reflection shows...               *
M   My mirror image , is she perplexed? I wonder if she knows…
I   I search her face, but secrets hide,  the mimic's eyes are sealed              *
N   No hint revealed,.. she is quite resolved..and like the moths of night               
I   I flutter, as does she, against the glass, to reach the light


Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2011

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A is for apathy, “You all know you are!”

B is for itching, “Why can’t I have a car?”
U is for the umbilical cord. You never cut from Ma.
N is for neutral, “Why should you take a stand?”

D is for dependent, “Hey, one always needs a hand!”
A is for angry, “Well, why the hell shouldn’t I be?”
N is for nostalgia, ‘cause in the past we’re free.
C is for the ocks ;) who run the whole damn show!.
E is for euthanasia, “When your old just GO!”

And all that spells abundance, in case you could not tell?
Or went to school in Texas and never learned to spell.

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2009

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G entle breezes, then again not,

      E yes that feel your heart's regret of

           M issing years and hidden tears,

                 I n dreams and schemes forever play,

                      N ot once did stop and ask me why?

                            I walk on land, then fly away

Copyright © James Marshall Goff | Year Posted 2009

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F inesse sometimes happens along                    

A nd expresses much more than

L ove in his tenderness of poetry

O ften refining true workmanship 

T hat bespeaks words not easily forgotten  

I nfringing into my thoughts 

C ausing me to ponder each line 

O nly to hear a constant drum beat                  



Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2011

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Magnum Opus

Man of words, strange creature of fiery intention,
Amplifying pictures with that restless imagination,
Great are the images spurting forth from your pen,
Nothing holds you down, working alone in the den; 
Unto the night you toil, pushed by an alien power,
Mastering some inner demons, taming your fear.

Oh how you search for truths floating up in the air,
Producing tremors with the raging force they stir,
Until at last your labors come to a perfect ending, 
Shaking humanity with the hard lessons they bring.

Copyright © Wilfredo Derequito | Year Posted 2007

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Lay Down Your Words

L et your thoughts travel to pen
A fter all you’ve been through
Y ield to your spirit, friend.

D id you ever want to cry from the inside,
O utward appearance tranquil,
W ords spoken all for nought,
N ever knowing why?

Y ahweh may be behind that veil,
O dds are He’s waiting for you to give in,
U gly as you feel,….. ready yourself to write.
R each into your spirit; lay down the words that come.

W ords express at this time what you know not.
O ften lessons are learned that we have not sought.
R arely will your burden not be lightened,
D oing that which you were gifted to do.
S o to be at peace; .. lay down your words.

Copyright © Robert A. Dufresne | Year Posted 2010

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L	iving, giving, sharing your all with no expectation of returns
O	ffering gifts of kindness in words and deeds
V	isions of a world in which peace prevails
E	xtolling one basic truth that Love is all

Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010

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Mirror On My Back

True to my nature to entertain
Annulled in my character to refrain
Treasured,  a toss up to comprehend
Yesterday's version of me, my friend
Another day, maybe, the sky will clear
Never reminded I'm almost near
And so in the vision of all that's dear, I swiftly pick up the pace...

Kneeling on knees of cardboard paint
Alive in the version I feel to faint
Tasting the air in a cosmic dream
I know that these words, are not what they mean
Under the weight of impossible skies
Shouldering light, in the east - sunrise
Hardly a mirror to shadow catch
And so I am swift in a turn unmatched, as I miss my expression of face...

Cataclysmic in word and deed
And always a step past the possible need
Read like a novel without an end
Nailed by my countenance to defend
Ever determined to spring to naught
Yet in reflection, I've not been caught.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney | Year Posted 2006

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''Invisible Girl''

I dwell behind a high stone wall
not visible except in my soul, where a
veil of misty haze fills the corridors of my mind, and my
innermost thoughts are silently beautiful and full of weeping.
Some days, I just want to be unseen, prowling and creeping 
inside my own head to ponder and comtemplate-  Oh, I am
but a speck in the vast universe of time, I am
like a fragment detached, floating  drifting, swirling
eternally in the deep blue sea of imagination.

Glorious and painful is the aloneness of being
invisible, hidden, withdrawn from life, just
residing behind my stone wall-  where I 
lift my invisible pen to write poems in invisible ink.

           May 12, 2017
(Written  February 16, 2017)

Submitted to the contest, Easy
Sponsor, Skat

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2017

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Into myself I do travel, when I close my eyes and listen to the beats of my heart
Never fear, whisper I to myself, never fear the depth of the unknown
The being of Man does be a mystery, answers are there, in ourselves
Reading our soul, listening to our inner consciousness shall take us there
Or talking to our soul, shall take us to where the Maker does be
Sitting, watching us, expecting from us, even hoping for love from us
Pray, our soul does be a wonder, none do know of what it does look like
Earth and its being itself does be a puzzle, a puzzle I shall unravel...
Call I to myself, call I to the nothingness in my mind
To grant me a hint, a vision of what cannot be discerned by the waking state
Instrospective meditation, the time I do feel like I am living, when all of my
Organs do relax and when open does be soul, open to receive truth
Naked soul, untainted by the many pleasures offered by this false world!

Copyright © Anoucheka Gangabissoon | Year Posted 2016

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New Year (Acrostic)

Never forgetting about history
Ensuring it does not repeat itself
Walking proudly into the future
Yesterday now becomes the past
Elevating the mind to new heights
Action plan created and working
Rising and meeting the new call!

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2007

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June, a month that brings the special flower
Urging urgent concessions to its power
Nurtured me against the bleak days prophecy
Eternal memories on petals of intimacy.

Copyright © L'nass Shango | Year Posted 2009

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Regret for my sins, a godly remorse
Effect is that I start to change my course
Penitent over my sinful infractions
Elicits modification of my actions
Needing God’s grace, my ways to amend
Trusting the Lord, His help He will send
Avowing to turn my back upon sin
Now a fresh start, I can begin
Confessing my wrongs and them forsaking 
Ever the path I need to be taking.

Copyright © Carol Connell | Year Posted 2017

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H umility is the capacity to
U nderstand that we
M ay not know
A ll of the answers, and we may
N ever fully comprehend all of the
I ntricasies  of the cosmos
T otally, however we continue to
Y earn, and to learn and to grow, until the end.

H appiness, seems to be a mystery,
U nderstanding how to achieve it
M ay seem to be a daunting task to
A ny one of us, or perhaps all of us, but we
N ever give up
I  n the quest, because,
T rue happiness continues to be the goal for
Y oung and old alike, especially in this complicated world

John Derek Hamilton
November 14,2017

Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2017

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Verlena S. Walker
Vivacious being Earthly skin tone Reality of the world Living for the moment Entertained by her imagination Never lost in thought All aspects of life are focal points. (S.) ensual sensitivity endeavoring triangle (E) verlasting is her stride. (X) is the answer mark (T) ogether with those that are important. (O) nly a spirit embodied (N) either way is preferred. Willing to enrapture emergence As is derives innovation Lively and invigorating Keeper of the Shrine of God Enshrined by faith and religion Rich is the soul that embellishes the mind. ______________________________________________________________________| Penned on January 04, 2015!

Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2015

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Ravelled in travels and timbreless tales

Ever         Know                  True

On           Irrisistible            Insight

Night        Luminessence      Must 

Shores      Luring                  Ever                

copyright Joe Maverick 2011:)

Copyright © Joe Maverick | Year Posted 2011

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Sense of humour, elevating our spirits
Musing over the simple things in life, rejoicing at what we find
Imagination stimulated, childlike, seeing the wonders in life
Light heartedness, laughing at one’s self!
Everything as it is meant to be, smiling, enjoying, the gift of life

Copyright © Amy Rose | Year Posted 2013

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Home Sweet Home Acrostic

Heartfelt hugs envelope the soul
Overjoyed reunion circles the mind
Magnetic pull welcomes to come home
Extraordinary warmth gives peace sublime

Satisfying joy uplifts once again
Worthy memories escape the gray
Enticing thoughts circumvent the synapse
Entertains every emotion of love
Taste joy and see that it is good

Harmonious days filled the lives
Outstanding reminiscence in mind's eye
Mesmerizing cognizance lingers still
Ecstatic feelings felt at home sweet home

Inspired by John Hamilton's contest
Written: Sunday January 31, 2016

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2016

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A	bsolute is the inexplicable love of God
G	racious, pure and priceless, yet free
A	lways constant beyond every circumstance
P	powerful, generous, patient and kind
E	ternal, invasive; for all to taste!


Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010

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Reflections: Midlife Crisis

P     aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A     cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful race,
N     othing to hope for, no positives like promotion in the workplace,
I      nability to love, relationships lift anchor and set sail without chase,
C     hildren crushing dreams under mortgages; age grows with disgrace

Copyright © Dan Keir | Year Posted 2013

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Yesterday's Gone

H ow the years fly by like paper in the wind

A  new year, a thread in life’s fabric to be sewn

P ieces gently stitched will one day take wings

P atterned like brocade with a mix of flowers gently strewn

Y arns of yesterday are quietly stored away

N ew beginings are generous gifts given to begin again

E ach one, a new day to live, play and travail
W eaving the fabric of life in spite of occasional dark rain

Y esterday’s gone forever into the well of time

E ach melody we write, through the universe resounds	

A constant tune of worship for the divine 
R eaching the Creator in whom alone peace is found

Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2013