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Read Poems by Tanika Cooks

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Ode To Thee

I cannot say forget me
For that will never fly
Impossibilities
like birds without wings
Take my soul from your eyes

I cannot say forgive me
For I am not sure of my sin
I take your fair heart with a fare start and balance it on the wind.

the breath that is left 
inside my heaving chest
 is meant for the exultation of you.

And all that i am in spirit, on land 
is spent in the loving of you.
For love as it is, as rare and as cleansed 
is not a forlorn sensation.

 I cannot say this is the only way,
 but the direction I've paved is without the pace I know.
And the love that exists refuses to relent, like the falling snow.

Copyright © Tanika Cooks | Year Posted 2013

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  1. Date: 5/6/2016 9:15:00 AM

    TANIKA, this is an awesome poem, thank you for sharing. ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 4/24/2016 9:33:00 AM

    Tanika Cooks, nicely penned. Glad to read your poem today. Luv *LINDA*
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:19:00 PM

    A very deep write I particulary like how you ended! Light & love

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