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A Silent Relationship

Like a wave on a rock, the hushing noise of the water hitting the stone formations, my love for you was rushing through my consciousness. I could feel the warmth of your body next to mine, as I slowly caressed your face in the darkness. You were at peace like the rushing noise of the ocean hitting the rocks, and I followed suit. You lied there dreaming of whatever, while the rest of the world slept. Quietness filled the room and for the time being peace was prominent. I lied next to you thinking how lucky I was to have a precious relationship with you. I relished the moment, for it was great!

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Rainbow Love

The act of keeping you in my heart is like surfing through double rainbows, knowing that the spectrum of color diminishes into the clouds. Finding out the pot of gold is just a myth. What nature presents is a mysterious beauty that can only be mirrored by the allusion of true love. As I observe the colorful arches with awe and amazement, I think of my hand reaching into your soul to extract deep feelings of love and comradery.

Copyright © Jeralyn Tolliver | Year Posted 2016

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Divorce on the Docket

I have seventy five cents in my pocket
A picture of him in my locket
My mind is spinning fast as a rocket
Cuz a divorce is on the docket
We have but one life to live. Is it worth the risk? Could we try to love again,
if I forgot about him.

I have my life to live
I gave you all that I felt I could give
There is an empty song in my heart
The tune is tearing me apart.
We have but one life to live. Is it worth the risk? Could we love again, if I forgot about him.

Do you really think we could make amends
And try to love again
If I abolished my sin
We could begin again
We have but one life to live, Is it worth the risk? If we could love again
and forgive my sin. If I forgot about him.

Written by: Jeralyn Tolliver 9/29/2015

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Cocaine for Kids

Cut me a line and I'll hang myself, I 'll take a toke and choke myself. Where will the saga end? When I fall in the commode ? I didn't take life seriously, I didn't give a crap. Now the time has come, I want my life back. I didn't want to listen, I thought I knew it all. I never thought in a million years my drugs would make me fall. The clock is a tickin. The window is on the pain, I look in the mirror, and wonder, will my life be in vain. I want my sobriety back, this is my curtain call. I am the only player, I'm too young to fall.

Copyright © Jeralyn Tolliver | Year Posted 2015

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March

wisp, wisp, wisp
shh howls the harsh winds
tree limbs snap

It is brisk
It is March, I'm told
Air is crisp

Copyright © Jeralyn Tolliver | Year Posted 2016



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Lost Song

If I could write the words, maybe you could hear my song. It's about a time when innocence was gone. A troubled world is all that's left. Full of empty promises and deep
regrets. Our love has faded like the sun covered by clouds. Two people who cared are now harrowing vows. Hope and perseverance drive our souls as we hold dearly to melodies of old. Sounds resonated passion we once had known. If words could spell the loss we feel maybe a song would fancy and appeal. The sounds would flow meaningfully and echo in deaf ears, and our relationship would strengthen and last more years.

Copyright © Jeralyn Tolliver | Year Posted 2015

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Your Mom After a Rough Night

I'm in the diner uptown, sitting around, b.s. ing with Teddy. Don't just stand there and say nothing to me, I got a hangover like you wouldn't believe. Pour me, poor me 5/8 of a cup of coffee. It's tooth hurty in the afternoon and I'm in a cocoon. Pour me, poor me 5/8 of a cup of coffee. Bonnie and Clyde are at the gas station getting busted and I'm sitting here trying to get adjusted. Poor me, pour me 5/8 of a cup of coffee and I'll call it a day.

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The Senior Shuffle

There's strength in the construction of character.  You have built an empire to base accomplishments on. Waltz in celebration of your life. Your legacy will inspire the youth of the nation to hold up their arms and dance. Show them the courage and righteousness to move in step with the times, and hold your breath that they too will dance, dance, dance.  


Lee Ann Womack - " I hope you Dance. " Inspired to me write this poem for a contest.

Copyright © Jeralyn Tolliver | Year Posted 2015

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I walked the walk so you can talk the talk

I am strong for I have walked an empty road of hopelessness. Cancer is the mitosis of good and evil, strength and weakness. I walked the walk and felt the pain. It oppressed me like a large volcano erupting into the atmosphere, spewing debris in my body. One day, a mutation of love morphed into the planet and freed me forever of the agony. I walked the walk, it is for that, I can talk the talk. Thanks be to our God for the recipe it made me strong and free because you made the strides.

Written by: Jeralyn D. Tolliver as a tribute to Shaun Alan King, Chemist and Roderick Alan King, Physicist. Also anyone suffering from this terrible disease and any queen bees working on cures. Also, I have to add, that this poem was inspired by my friend Mary, cancer survivor.

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Precarious Love

I glanced to my left and I saw your face. You were a fading memory my brain could not erase. I thought I saw you once before, standing over by the door. It was a precarious love burning a hole in my heart, a heated moment tearing my thoughts apart. I felt like I knew you all of my life, an instantaneous love my mind could not debate. I could not decipher why I was so attracted to you. My precarious heart was shaken, that much is true. When I looked in your direction a fantasy filled my head, how we could be together, but you turned away instead. It was a precarious love, for the time being it felt like it was real, but dreams are made of rubble, not of steel.

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