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Even The Angels Wept

The day you died you took me with you,
The way you lied shook me black and blue.

The sorrow you felt, I sure felt it too,
The tomorrow dreams won’t come true.

All the good hello's turned into dying goodbye's,
All the to’s and fro’s burned holes in my eyes.

You thought you were so sly, but I always knew,
You fought so hard to die and knew I needed you.

Depressing mornings and nights of pure hell,
Lessening of warnings and sights when you fell.

Deprivation of your soul saving wonder,
Trepidation of your whole wavering thunder.

Heavy-hearted moments with stitches on your wrists,
Broken-hearted atonement with twitches on your fists.

Unheard thoughts engraved in your soul,
The third day I tried to save you...you lost control.

Forgiveness with a burden held on my left shoulder,
Impulsiveness when you're hurting, (I couldn't hold her). 

     Bleeding and burning and 
                                     living and dying....
                 Needing and turning and
                                           giving and crying....

It's been five long years since I’ve rested and slept,
I try to smile but in my dreams even the angels wept.

Date Written: May 1, 2016

Your Best Rhyming Poem
John Hamilton

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

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Looking at the pills in the palm of my hand, Carvedilol, 3mgs. 2 pearls a day of life giving essence or 92 ways to end the depression. How neatly they lie in the crease of my skin my broken lifeline peaking through them. So white and smooth, so meek and small it would be so easy to swallow them all. Thoughts and sorrow fill my mind of those I've hurt and left behind. of pains and regrets that never end and the pathetic life I needlessly spend. The love I've lost is just a measure of all of the time we spent together but now it's too late to make amends, it hurts too much when you loose your friends. Looking at the pills in the palm of my hand, Carvedilol, 3mgs. I know what to expect as I set my resolve The senses grow dim as the pilules dissolve. My mind will wander and breathing will stop as the heart beats slower and blood pressure drops. I think of my girls, they're almost grown now, what will they do when I'm not around? My wife so loving and sweet when I met her, she could have done so very much better. Her gentle crying as she lies beside me is but one more regret my soul belies me. I yearn for the day when the pain goes away, until then I will fight to keep it at bay and hope that my selfish desire to leave will offer to me one more day of reprieve. Looking at the pills in the palm of my hand, Carvedilol, 3mgs. I think today I'll take just 2 perhaps, tomorrow, I'll know what to do.

Copyright © James Inman | Year Posted 2015

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So Nearly Everyday

A long single strand of hair.
Deep darkness of my despair.

Everyday is much like the last.
Waves of darkness are all that pass.

I need the light from somewhere beyond.
Anything to guide me from the endless dark pond.

Spare me the madness of these lonely dark days.
Desperate and alone without some light to clear this haze.

I walk in a fog of anquish and pain.
I grasp for anything solid or go insane.

My screams are unheard by all around.
I beg to be released but there's never a sound.

My screams rebound from the torment I feel.
Never to be heard by anyone who's real.

Copyright © Donald Williams | Year Posted 2013

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Widow Christmas - Get Low

Began in September
(Watching it grow)

A smoldering ember
(Black-orange glow)

October, November
(Can’t let them know)

Half past thru December
(Hope it won’t show)

Don’t think I remember
(Feeling so low)

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2015

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Missing You

I look across the bed… you’re not there… you’re dead.
I look across the bed and see…you’re no longer next to me.

I reach over and try to feel your skin,
and remember all the joy there had been…

but my hands come back empty…trying desperately to hold on,
barely clinging to life now that your gone.

And I let out a cry I’m quite sure heaven hears,
Or will it linger in limbo for all of my years.

How lonely this bed, where imprisoned I lay.
How long can I take this day after day?

They say that in spirit your right next to me.
But that is no comfort for it’s blackness I see.

They say that it’s time to move on with my life,
But they have no clue of my pain and my strife.

You were my best friend, my angel, my love,
You were hand picked for me from above.

You were the one who’s soul I adored
Whatever I did you were there to applaud.

You alone knew me inside and out,
And the love that we shared left no one to doubt.

For you were my angel sent from above,
To care for, to lean on, to cherish and love…..

So I’ll go back to bed where imprisoned I lay,
And hope for a joy that visits someday.

Copyright © Bernard Colasurdo | Year Posted 2012

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Is it Just me

Sometimes I don't know, is it just me Why am I standing, when I should be in the trees Sometimes I don't know if it's right for doing wrong It appears that I'm singing a totally different song Sometimes like in my past, is it just me Maybe I'd be happier, back amongst the leaves .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Keychains on Collarbones

I am trying to find the backdoor
From this solitary room
The silence is oppressive
Shadows paint the walls with gloom.

The entrance stood wide open
I walked in feeling free
I was naïve and unsuspecting
When you pocketed the key.

I heard a loud jingle
As you sidled across the floor
Then you slipped through, to pull the latch
And boarded up the door.

You claimed to be a man of virtue
One of honour unsurpassed
But those keys that fill your pockets
Are not just tokens of your past.

My heart is held a prisoner
In this empty, lonely space
I wonder if this missing key
Is a bead on your necklace?

Copyright © Michelle Mac Donald | Year Posted 2012

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At times we all feel low Life’s lost its rosy glow Dark days stretch far ahead Can’t face getting out of bed Look around and you may see You may be better off than me For I’m just your own shadow Simply desperate to say hello I’m sure you want to say You've had a lousy day But you are not alone So please don’t moan and groan For I'm forever by your side This fact cannot be denied 20TH August 2015

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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The Agony Outside

                                  The Agony Outside

    Still sitting here wondering why my reflection always fades
        And how that the phantom me causes shadows in the shade
            Flying over thoughtless things as my sanity starts to slide
                Breathing in the toxic fumes from the pollution of moral lies...

                So intelligent but don't understand the things I contemplate
            Lonely boy in the corner scrutinizing his own fate
        Why is everything so confusing now brain activity losing pace
    Crying on the shoulder of the reflection of his own face...

    Time is running out tripping over the edge of being too deep
        Life is just one endless day going months without sleep
            The progress within killing me may be running a bit too high
                Still left with doubt and wondering whether to live or to die...


Copyright © Brian Davey | Year Posted 2016

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you don't love me

ever somewhere in my soul
 it burns
the lashes of the whip
 that forces me to learn
that i had touched
 the thorn of your rose
the puncture was deep
 and the sting still grows
part of my psyche
 tries to forget
but the sting of the incident
 is like the lash of the whip
into my ears the 
 loud pop went
when ever i'm reminded of the
 message you sent
in shame i cannot look 
 into your eyes
they won't tell the truth
 they'll only tell lies
how can i reclaim 
 my wondering soul
that refuses to leave you
 even though i'm gone
and your soul that i thought 
 i had in exchange
suspiciously missing
 isn't that a shame

Copyright © John Loving III | Year Posted 2012

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The Bird Sings

If I were a bird, would you clip my wings
then cage me away with pretty things?
And, if my wings were to be clipped
why not just burry me within a crypt,
For a cage is too small for a master of sky,
I was meant to kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
For to have wings that cannot soar,
then why not nail me to the floor?
Tonight I shall make my final swan song
knowing I have been locked away so long.
For a cage is too small for a master of sky,
I was meant so kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
So still the caged bird, she sings
without her sky, without wings.
Sometimes laments, sometimes sighs,
sometimes she whistles her own reprise.
For a cage is too small for a master of sky
I was meant to kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
So then curious is it, the caged thing
who finds she has the heart to sing?
Because it would seem a great strain
to be caged seems twisted and profane,
for a cage is too small for a master of sky,
I was meant to kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
When asked, why do you sing, bird?
The answer is a simple word,
hope, for escape from behind these bars
that keep me caged from the stars.
For a cage is too small for a master of sky,
I was meant to kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
Birds should have no master, no kings
and love cannot be clipping wings.
But now it seems I must live confined,
in this hand crafted cage of your design,
but a cage is too small for a master of sky
I was meant to kiss the sun, soar, and fly.
So must I wait for these wings to heal
and relearn how the wind may feel.
If I must be caged, still my heart sings
of the day I can again use my wings.

Copyright © Rhia Madison Thomer | Year Posted 2011

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I heard it on the news today All my dreams have been blown away I’m sitting here now in my bra and knickers With a bottle of gin and family pack of Snickers Oh no it’s such a sad depressing day George Clooney’s getting wed today Oh those eyes so dark brown and sultry And with his hair turning grey mmmmmmmmmmmmm Guess lots of ladies are in mourning They missed their chance now reality is dawning… All across the land ladies are wishing It was with him that they were kissing Now if only I was ten years younger - twenty is nearer the mark If I plaster myself in make up and went somewhere that’s dark If only I was tall and slim I could have had a chance with him So guys if its chocolate your lady is craving Buy her the biggest box it will stop her raving Make sure you give her lots of attention And George Clooney’s name you must NEVER mention Jan Allison 27th September 2014

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014

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Never Tell

He smiles in my direction as he walks in the door
And laughs at my heart, now a puddle on the floor,
The people walking by turn, point and stare,
I repeat over and over, “there’s nothing there…”

Rains of passion, waves of homicidal angst,
You can’t look backwards and still walk straight,
A million signs are screaming out at you:
Stop-danger-watch out-you’re running too

Quickly, swiftly your friends all walk away,
I’d like to say something, but it’d be so cliché,
Silently you sit and watch them go,
Hoping inside that they don’t know,
Maybe they won’t know, but everybody knows…

I think of you and I think about stars,
Captured fireflies in marmalade jars,
Beautiful reminders of what may have been,
But the fire goes out, and they lay there dead...

He says, “The poison doesn’t do it for me anymore,
I need a pain to leave me lying gasping on the floor,”
My eyes go cloudy as he looks to yesterday,
I say, “I never meant to hurt you anyways...”

It broke my heart, I almost cried
To see you hurting, so broke inside,
Twist, plunge deeper, lemon and salt it so,
Some suffer in silence, I’ve come to know,
You’d rather be alone, you asked me to go...

The colors flew around the walls,
How I got here I don’t recall,
He handed me the bottle and I didn’t think twice,
"Just get rid of the pain, whatever the price..."

I think we danced, at least we may’ve,
Silly boy, to think I’d misbehave,
He said, “I bet I can change your mind,”
Slow down, stop, (learn to) rewind,

“Hold my hand,” I pleaded, to who?
I don’t think so, that’s not something I’d do,
Stop, not there, leave me alone,
I don’t want to be touched anymore…

A glance at the reflection as I pass a mirror,
I thought I saw a smile, but it disappeared,
Spin around and around, a crystal ball,
Reality’s a mist that surrounds us all…

Copyright © Meghan Ziegel | Year Posted 2011

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Draining Heart

She kept her love in an unlit lantern.
Sure no heart would ever return her burn,
Sure dreaming of love was not a viable choice,
She sought only to quiet her desire’s voice.

Then the man came with such a loving touch
And convictions that he loved her very much.
His perfect ways made her loving heart swell,
So she let her emotions grow and dwell.
Together they shared a perfect, loving time.
Her emotions grew to a polished shine.
She knew their love was true and complete,
A perfect blend of feelings and physical heat.

Their days and couple ways increased her ease.
Each moment together designed a joy to please.
His words and quick smile completed her need.
She never doubted love was destined to succeed.

Then he altered, became rude and abrupt.
Her world swirled, now tainted and corrupt.
In desperation for sincerity to be caught
Her unbalanced emotions fought and fought.

As though her innocence was of no matter
He sent her name and heart on course to shatter.
He only wanted to steer clear of any blame
So he darkened her world with painful shame.

She could not fit her love back in the lantern,
could not return the raw pain and aching burn.
In despair she gave only her blade a choice,
Letting heart’s blood drown her desire’s voice.

... CayCay Jennings
Sept. 22, 2015

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2015

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Inside four walls I currently reside
Within this house I continue to hide

Hurt lurks beyond these bounds
Crumbs of ash in piles and mounds

A cold fire burns deep
This amber glow will keep

Fearless as I may be
This outside world I can not see

For pain has been my enemy
The outside reminds me of the memory

For many nights I toss and turn where I lay
This memory hurts in a transparent way

Sunshine is but a remembrance of youth
I hide away like a midnight sleuth

Dimmer and dimmer is this light
It only gets brighter during the night

Where one can think without sound
And think what is really all around

Out of this world I feel
Is everything I touch real?

I see but am still blind
I am out of body, but still in mind



Copyright © Matthan Atherton | Year Posted 2010

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Once upon a time there was a bear called Ted He was very down and lounged all day in bed His mum was concerned as Ted was so sad He totally changed since he lost his dear dad At one time Ted was the talk of the town He was happy and jolly just like a clown Then his dad got ill and passed away Ted never left the house from that day His mum was concerned and called in the doc He said Ted’s not coping well with the shock Ted needs to get out of bed and get in the sun Then he’ll soon regain his sense of fun The doc also thought it would be a good idea If Ted’s friends could take him out for a ginger beer Ted’s mum immediately gave his friends a ring And straight into action these bears did spring Ted went for a drink and he started to smile He hadn’t been outdoors for such a long while The change of scenery did Ted the world of good Now he’s back having fun with his pals in the wood Ted goes out with his good friends every day His mum is relieved he goes outside to play He laugh’s and jokes and plays tricks with his mates And he’s now met a girl bear and they go out on dates His friends are special and they’ve helped Ted the bear Ted’s so very lucky to have such good friends who care Contest – Once Upon a Time Sponsored by Eve Roper 01~29~17

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017

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I'm Sorry Part 2

I'm sorry for the ways I fight,
I'm sorry that I dim your light.

I'm sorry I'm so negative,
That I am so competative.

I'm sorry that I'm so outrageous,
I'm sorry my hurt's so contagious.

I don't want to see your heart eache,
Cuz when I do my heart it breaks.

I'm sorry that I'm not so strong,
But you inspire my hearts song.

I'm not alone cuz now I see,
Your light that's shining just for me.

I'm sorry that I'm up and down,
But, Dear, You win the patience crown.

My love for you's so strong, please see,
A fire burns for you in in me.

I know that It's hard to believe,
But God will help us, just you see.

Copyright © Chelsea Stufleben | Year Posted 2011

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I'm Sorry Part 1

I'm sorry that I'm always sad, 
That I do things to make you mad.

I'm sorry that I've lost my hope,
I'm sorry for the ways I cope.

I'm sorry that I bring you down,
I'm sorry that I make you frown.

I swear to God that you must believe,
I love you more than you can see.

I'm sorry that my heart is dying,
I swear to you that I've been trying.

I'm sorry that I cannot see,
much future left in front of me.

I'm sorry that I'm so depressed,
I realy know that I'm a mess.

Writing this note's made me see,
Just how much hurt I've made you grieve.

I'm so disgusted with myself,
I'm so damn bad for your good health.

I know that It's hard to admit,
I've made this such a long hard trip.

I feel like I have ruined your heart,
Like I have torn you all apart.

I have a question for you dear,
And, yes, your answere I do fear.

You said that you missed her big picture,
When you saw, you changed your fixture.

For your sake, love, please look at mine,
Before your heart's put on the line.

I'm sorry that I'm so impatient,
I'm just afraid life's not worth waiting.

I really don't want you to leave,
I want for us to both believe.

I want to once again find hope,
But it will be hard on my own.

But then again if I'm too much,
I don't want to kill all your love.

Copyright © Chelsea Stufleben | Year Posted 2011

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Those Thoughts (extended version)

Nightmares, shame, and despair---
You don't go anywhere.
All alone in your mind
even with someone by your side.

You think, "Why can't everyone just leave me alone?"
You thought the hint would be cutting off the phone.
But everyone wants you to release your cares.
The next thing you do is frown and ask, "Where?"

Stinkin' thinkin' is what your mom calls it.
Bad thoughts falling down a bottomless pit.
You wake up hoping those feelings disappear;
but, as usual they end up going nowhere.

You can't seem to get rid of the pain
and in your heart an eternal rain.
No one really knows how you feel
and you have friends that always ask, "What the deal?"

But tomorrow always comes.
Bad days for you, but good for some.
Disparaging words flow in and out of your head.
You're alive but you're living like you're dead!

They're like cobwebs in your mind
that you can't seen to bind.
The hurt is always there
which has always been your fear.

You don't see the destruction your thoughts have created.
Yet relationships were destroyed with the people you've dated.
You allowed your pain to take away time.
Your anger towards others has become the real crime.

It all boils down to that one thing in your past.
A terrible time that from your mind you've yet to cast.
The pain from the physical and spiritual rape
that rolled around in your head like an old videotape.

The abuser was like a father to you
and when it first happened there was nothing you could do.
You felt trapped like you could go nowhere.
His power over you was to instill that fear.

The "fear" is what's wrong
and you must discover another heart song.
Up to this point life hasn't been the best.
Maybe letting go of this is the next test.

There has always been someone that has loved you.
Someone who is capable of taking you through.
He's a Friend that sticks closer than a brother,
Jesus--- a Savior like no other!

If you don't give it to Him so you can thrive
you will plummet to the depths and never survive.

Copyright © Brandee Augustus | Year Posted 2009

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Disappointment was never as lovely as she
Hope caught in my heart fighting delicately
She's always the dream that never fades upon waking
The cause and the comfort for all of my shaking

I like to glance over then turn carelessly
Just to see if it makes her come over to me
Her smile is infectious and wipes away fear
If it fades then I show her that I'm always near

Sometimes we are split by self-built barricades
So I break through our silence of awkward blockades
And no matter how often old times we recall
We'll forever laugh and the false walls will fall

They all think I'm crazy my truth to repress
Do anything for her and never confess
Yet silently love I continue to show her
It's enough just to feel that I'm getting to know her

But despite my devotion and adoration
There still remains space for one complication
The spark in my eyes grows colder and dim
When I am reminded she's happy with him

Surely love wants the best for the person it's for?
Not selfishly trying their joy to ignore
But however hard jealousy my heart will dent
If my darling is happy, then I am content.

Copyright © Sarah Jones | Year Posted 2007

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I Stand Alone

What you see is a hollow shell,
Inside I stand alone in my private hell.

My pain is something I try to hide,
It is kept locked deep inside.

No one to talk to about my morbid thought,
Nor anyone to care nor anyone that can be sought.

On my face you will see a smile,
But inside I have been hurting all the while.

I have sisters who I love dearly,
But lines between us have been drawn clearly.

I have friends, a very a select few,
But they have their own problems they are going through.

I hate to be an obligation.
What I would give not to have that sensation.

I want to be asked about in genuine concern,
Not because you see me as problem to discern.

I know these issues are mine and mine alone,
However it would be nice for someone to just phone.

To ask how I am really feeling,
And not take the crap that I have  been speeling!

I want someone just once to say
That they thought of me today.

That they want to know what way went by,
That caused me to lose the twinkle in my eye.

I ask about everyone because I truly care, 
But feel like I am not really all there.

Is it too much to ask
For someone to forget about the past?

I know that most of this is my own making,
But it is still real, there is no faking.

One day I hope to have that sparkle back.
But 'til then I remain still at the end of the pack.

Still a hollow shell,
Still alone in my own private hell.

Copyright © Kristy De La Keur Scoveille | Year Posted 2009

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Past, Present, Future

I lived a life of sorrow and pain
     No rest for the weak, no hope of gain

A trapped soul and broken heart
     A lack of love from the start

A spark of hope hastily smothered
     A glimpse of light quickly covered

No choice in life but to cower in fear
     Forced to sit and drown in my tears

"Don't make a sound and don't talk back
     Do what you're told. Don't give us flack!"

I sink deeper in a pit of despair
     I cry inside, "this isn't fair!"

Then water couldn't dowse, sand couldn't smother
     A certain spark of truth in another

When the truth came out and the culprit was caught
     We finally let go of the lies we were taught

I escaped a life of lies and deceit
     Now it's up to me to stand on my feet

Now I start over... let go of the past
     A new life is mine... the old, outcast

Now I smile as joy floods my soul
     I know happiness now and my life feels whole

I've let go of my past. It's over and done
     But my future is bright like the shinning sun

Copyright © Eleonore Husted | Year Posted 2012

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The Painful Daisy

Standing where I am when no one can see, I see a picture of  a purple daisy staring at me. A dew drop on top with like a tear from my eye, I see my painful past and start to cry. I needed to see something to make me feel happy, but that tear on a petal made me feel sappy. No reason for sadness except feeling remorse, see, since love died my life's been thrown off course. I see a field of emerald with a sky of azure, but can't really see the depth of it's beautiful allure. I feed off of my sorrow and crave my pain, in the sunshine I see nothing but a daisy in the rain. Upon her nectar she holds a Monarch butterfly, I see black and white and have no idea why. Maybe cuz' my love used to be full of red hues, and now all I can see is the blacks and blues. No daisy can amaze me like the way love did, drives me crazy and I get hazy...that's why I hid. But this painting I see is usually my artisan style, so why can't I find a way to share a lovely smile? ~pictures aren't perfect with the pleasure of pain~ February 1, 2017

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2017

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Another Day.....

Why is everyone so surprised,
To learn of the pain I have disguised?

They say that they had not a clue.
They always say"Who knew?"

They had not a single notion,
All the tears shed could fill an ocean.

They all want me to put my heart on my sleeve.
Why so again everyone can just leave?

They say my soul I should bare,
Yet they as well never share.

I am just going to be by myself.
My heart will be placed upon a shelf.

I am hurting way too much
No longer want to feel or touch.

I have made my many mistakes.
This is my life, that is the breaks.

I have many sins and many regrets,
Never shall I allow myself to forget.

All my pain and all my endless sorrow 
Shall raise its head again on the morrow.

It is mine and mine alone.
I should not grumble or even moan.

One day the sun will surely shine,
And I will no  longer whine.

Til then I will just silently scream
And pray this is nothing but a dream.

Copyright © Kristy De La Keur Scoveille | Year Posted 2009

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Let in the Light

In misery she sits and sighs.
She counts her problems, stares, and cries.

Each day’s a time for slogging through;
each yesterday, a day to rue.

She contemplates a world gone gray, 
and troubles keep her joy at bay.

She keeps all doors and windows closed; 
her isolation’s self-imposed. 

Her friends and loved one all have tried
to visit her. Why does she hide?

Recalling good days of the past,
she mourns. Why did those days not last?

Anxiety confounds her mind; 
she longs to leave the dark behind.

When did existence get so bleak?
She longs for peace. Where should she seek?

Her love of life has grown so dim.
Now once again she’ll turn to Him.

Aware that God is always there,
she’ll pray, “Please banish my despair!”

September 2, 2017

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Sponsor: Brian Strand

Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2017

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Talk To Me

Tell me your troubles
Tell me your cares
Tell me your want, your dreams, tell me everything if you dare
Talk To Me
Talk to me about life
Talk to me about death 
Talk to me about you and me
Talk to me until your last breath 
Talk To Me
Scream my name
Scream your pains
Scream your hurt, your love, your aches and what remains
Talk To Me
Tell me you love me
Tell me you hate me
Tell me you want, care, and need me to be 
Talk To Me
I'll take your troubles 
I'll take your cares
I'll take your wants, your desires, I'll keep what you share 
Talk To Me
What do you want to talk about
What do you need from me
What do you want, desire, love, what do you believe 
Talk To Me
I'll talk to you about life
I'll talk to you about death 
I'll talk to you about you and me
I'll talk to you until my last breath
Talk To Me
I guess it's hard to trust me
I guess you can't dare
I guess it was too hard, too rough, too much for you to share
Then Don't Talk To Me
Don't talk to me if you don't want to
Don't talk to me if it's too much 
Don't talk to me if it hurts, if it pains, if it's just a crutch
But Please Talk To Me
Please talk to me about you
Please talk to me about life
Please talk to me about the haunts that keep you up at night 
Talk To Me
Talk to me I beg you
Don't go quiet on me now 
Talk to me please, I'll teach you how
Talk To Me
I know you're in pain
I know your struggles are real
I know you try, you hurt, you pretend to feel 
Talk To Me
No more will I beg
No more will I plead 
No more will I push, prod, mess with your head 
But Talk To Me
I'll take every word to heart
I'll take every tear you shed
I'll take everything you say and take it with me instead 
Talk To Me 
Thanks for telling me 
Thanks for letting me in
Thanks for talking to me, crying to me, trusting me to be your friend 
Talk To Me

Copyright © Alexandria Fons | Year Posted 2017

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Treating life as though it were a game
Years go by and you still feel the same
Seems to you like it's all been mapped
Choices made and now you feel trapped
Make a wish upon that distant star
Struggle like a firefly inside a jar
Once knew freedom in your younger days
Reveled in the joy of your wandering ways
Dream of the past as the years go by
Wild and crazy, now some times you cry
Joys and sorrow, success and strife
All have purpose in a human life
Like a summer night without a moon
A set of lyrics that have no tune 
Some times you feel an emptiness inside
Like a place inside your heart has died
There's a light, on each one of us it beams
if  you believe they can't take way your dreams
Look beyond your problems and you'll find
Feeling trapped is just a state of mind
When you know that your heart is true
You find your skies will be turning blue

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr. | Year Posted 2011

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His heavy hand hits you like a pipe made of lead
His loud voice grinds deep sinking into your head
No hope is left for you because he will never change
Even though you try your best to stay out of range
When nothing you do will take the pain away
You are out of your mind if you continue to stay
For your sanity… for your pride… for your life 

Copyright © Betty Bateson | Year Posted 2014

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Literally this, Literally that
First it whites, Now its the blacks

It started with a dream
Turned into a horror movie

Diluted in Arms 
Websites unreformed

To date based on race
jungle fever a disgrace

Biracial children
With the prettiest face

All in the name 
Of pointing fingers and blame

How it started 
History remains

Of diluted minds
A game of exchange

What is the problem
With ignorance they explain

The cycle continues
A story of shame

Copyright © Tiffany Diaz | Year Posted 2015

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Crawling Snake or Insect

Crawling Snake or Insect

Why is it so many people may create waves?
While wanting all of us to be their slaves
Because they can control, lie, cheat and steal
Around them uncomfortable we forever feel.

Most of us are mature as well as fully grown,
And always enjoy living lives on our own
In ourselves seldom do we have any doubt
Are willing to give while helping others out.

Maybe some, by me, they feel forced upon
And along their same way I have not gone
Because I was being and became independent
People became against me feeling vehement.

Guess these days that is the way things go
On TV are receiving an account blow by blow
Not at all and no way can crawling snake or insect
Ever, ever be able to gain any of my respect.

James Serious Mysterious Horn
Retired Veteran and Poet

Copyright © James Horn | Year Posted 2016