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Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 29
Somehow, 
Forward, and headlong
I knew it was day again

There was a shift in the dark mutterings of the Devil,
Who now refused to sleep as I refused to sing,
Almost an anticipation in his voice,
As if he...

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Categories: prison, adventure, bible, conflict, endurance, inspirational, love, war,
Form: Epic



An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height,...

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Categories: prison, father son,
Form: Blank verse
Justice is Crying in The Street
Oh my soul what hails you?
Oh my soul what awaits you?
Oh my soul why are you in despair?
Oh my soul I have not deserted you
Oh my soul I have something to share
Oh my soul I...

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Categories: prison, anti bullying, conflict, courage, desire, discrimination, education,
Form: Free verse
The only northern northern star
As winter hazes of January spraying
While I was meditating on how
To write this riveting poem which
Seemed to be for someone who
I never cast in my sight.
Despite her name is not an odd in me
But I...

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Categories: prison, africa,
Form: Ode
Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh tú a chaitheamh.
Briseadh an tost seo”



"An Bee Cailleach"


She lives to...

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Categories: prison, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse



An Affective Disorder, the Doctor Said
No, Freddie can’t say he mourned when his father died and his father’s third wife found Freddie's number and gave him a call to give him the news. His father had been responsible, worked hard,...

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Categories: prison, anxiety, mental illness, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The world is a small plane
I have travelled through the cluttered corridors of my tired mind countless times. 
I have reached deep into the dark abyss of my captive soul and in that profoundly disturbing darkness, I went searching to...

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Categories: prison, appreciation, faith, inspirational, love, self, strength,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Additional advice to those would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
Additional free advice to those* who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
[*like presidents, prime ministers, dictators of declining (falling or fallen) nations or even empires]

K442: urranOy niikki uraa amai munkaakkum
   ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bullying, immigration, prison, religion, sympathy, tamil, violence,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Of Winks and Wings - Part 2
     "Oh, indeed she was, young man ... I mean Greg. It IS Greg, if I recall correctly?"
     "Yes. Or you can call me True Friend if...

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Categories: prison, autumn, life, lost love, nature, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 36
I sung all the night with the Devil,
It seemed harmony had found itself spooning with dissonance
Not indeed needing to be one or the same
Yes—the light indeed could sustain itself in the midst
Of what then was...

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Categories: prison, appreciation, dark, desire, endurance, inspiration, literature, meaningful,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Dante's Hell translation CANTO X
Now is going on through a secret way
Between the martyrdoms and the ground wall,
My master, and I behind him to stay.

“Oh highest virtue, who me gently haul
In wicked rounds”, I started, “If you please,
Speak to...

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Categories: prison, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Operation Money Jump
Thanksgiving, 1971,
a parachute pilgrim approaches Northwest Flight 305
as Dan Cooper, anonymous businessman,  anarchist airborne, 
black suit, black sunglasses, a black tie
and a black briefcase broaching black motives,
Portland to Seattle, prison or criminal pantheon, 
before...

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Categories: prison, america, history, mystery,
Form: Epic
Premium Member MEDICAL MADNESS
https://gigglespoet.com/#jp-carousel-66   My scars from a misdiagnosis are my armor 

Lord, old memories plague me in the darkness 
And as they rear their ugly head 
They only remind me of all that I've lost...

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Categories: prison, abuse, bereavement, betrayal, birth, courage, endurance, faith,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Janitor, Gardienne, Portero, Sereno, Hausgast -XXXI Part One
Unquotable quotes: The Janitor, Gardienne, Landlady, Housekeeper, Portero, the Sereno and the Hausgast – XXXI  Part One

Be they so named or not in these here parts, visions of shrieking furies with Gorgon heads and...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, care, city, horror, rights, urban,
Form: Quatrain
Talk to me Stop talking
Just a view on the inner critic. Every time I read what I wrote I see a different angle. This person never even opened their eyes. Some day you can't.

The day had begun. Simple. It...

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Categories: prison, mental illness,
Form: Prose
Light On the Devil's Chord - The Challenge
My hair bristled in the crisp breeze
Excitement spreading throughout my body
Even the sudden cold amused my fingertips,
Tingles spreading through my hands and up my arms
Soon I would be there too. . .
In the murky shadows...

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Categories: prison, adventure, change, cool, imagination, music, sick, strength,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Valley of Echoes IIb Past the Edge
The Valley of Echoes
                  (2b)
          Past the Edge

So, here...

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Categories: corruption, death, fate, forgiveness, humanity, judgement, prison,
Form: Free verse
Hollywood Court in Town Part 2
The people began to say that I am the richest woman in Linstead town, and that cause many people to flock around, me and started to beg me money. Not a dollar in my pocket...

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Categories: prison, abuse, anti bullying, community, conflict, corruption, courage,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Moderna Commedia, Second Canto, Part 2
Quelle vicende vissi fino in fondo.
Quando mi riappropriai della mia vita
Se questo è un uomo chiesi a tutto il mondo.”
Those events I lived through and through.
When I again impropriated of my life
If this is a...

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Categories: prison, dream,
Form: Terza Rima
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 26
From that day on and forward,
I began to see the wretchedness my God had warned me of
He cursed the Lord wholeheartedly, for inflicting yet another agony on him,
In his well he called The Prison of...

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Categories: prison, adventure, anger, beautiful, corruption, dark, inspirational, nature,
Form: Epic
McGillicuddy's Wake
Two new crutches and two double shots of Bushmills Irish Whiskey enabled Joe Faherty to move from the back seat of Moira Murphy's 1976 Buick into Eagan's Funeral Home for Tim McGillicuddy's wake. At 87,...

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Categories: prison, death of a friend, fantasy,
Form: Prose
Malkavian the second
The constant assault of the silence on his senses is intense 
Hands clenched in fist he wished for noise and bliss
Buddy stopped talking and drinking he begins pacing as he’s thinking 
Tired from walking he...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, dark, drug,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member The Valley of Echoes I At the Edge of the Valley of Echoes
(1)         At the Edge of the Valley of Echoes

Little is written of The Valley of Echoes 
Though many have halted at Valley’s edge 
For few there are...

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Categories: fate, gothic, humanity, judgement, prison, surreal, veterans
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The reading of Villon poems at West Berlin's Free University during the 1957-58 Winter Semester
The reading of Villon poems at West Berlin’s Free University, Winter Semester 1957-58
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, inspirational, passion, poetry, poets, remembrance day, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Monofilamania
It is so hard to let go of love,
lovingly.

It sharks, 
unpeels more gut more quickly
than reel or reeler ever lost
in all those years of lazy inches
in and out:
casting,
winding in and playing out,
hardly fishing, rarely catching
anything
from...

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© Jack Scott  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prison, allegory, passion, woman, memory, sea, fish, lust,
Form: Free verse