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Prisms

If the moment arrives where our hands unclasp, I would rather see you leave without a word, to never once glance back at the embers covering me as you exit. I would memorize everything, dissect every syllable and pause when your eyes could no longer meet where mine have always remained. Looking for possible codes and clues, buried like poisoned roots spreading. Turning every hallway...Read On

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How Can It Be Me?

How can it be me, When I don't know where I stand? How can it be me, When I shy away from love's demand? How can it be me, That you choose to call your love? How can it be me, When I stop my good for bad? How can it be me, When I have gone wrong before? How can it be me, That deserves such love from you? How can it be me? Because darling, I just don't see....Read On

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They Are My Feelings

Why is trust so lightly valued. So easily tossed. Into the wind. It takes but a callous comment, To hurt a feeling Or trample a heart. Maybe it should not have been So easily given, Right from the very start. When asked to stop! When hope is involved. To have those tender feelings Brandished about, Like a useless old rag. There is something precious lost, Never to...Read On

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Like Prometheus

You would affront the Gods?

Warily you wander Much fonder to believe No conjurer can deceive Your heart cast in stone Alone, your defenses Inured by pretenses I cannot resist And insist that you yield To the magic I wield I cast an eye So wry, to be your foil Like a snake, you coil I lie in wait To sate your smolder If you would be but bolder I watch you rise So wise to my wiles You will truck no denials ...Read On

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Stellaire

The ever recurring cycle of the heart

I am cosmic dust I spread across the sky You are a glowing nebula Your beauty makes me cry I’ll be a brown dwarf I’ll not be seen, nor be heard You are a twinkling pulsar In heavenly tales, you’ll be referred Of you, murals they’d paint You’d brighten up their lives Of me, they take no prisoners And thus cast me to one side The warmth you bring to me The way...Read On

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Alone

Alone under a tree Time passes by As I wait for you To return. You promised me forever You said, you would be true Where have you gone I wish I knew Cologne on the wind As the leaves rustle above Voice lingering in my ear You are everywhere but here You said, twelve It’s half past one I guess I have lost You for good Please, come back to me Love me, like you said You...Read On

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Carried Away

Sometimes I wonder where my love went When they were carried away, Wondered if their heart found Somewhere new to play. I look at things they love, See tears in my eyes, Touching at memories, Glancing over subtle lies. I remember the boat they left on, Sailing away into the sun, Promising times would follow, And they would be having so much fun. Sometimes I wonder if my love...Read On

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Somniloquy On A Midwinter's Eve

Sonnet #5: In trimeter and Spencerian rhyme

Shivering, reviling Fading horrid nightmares, Shoot straight upright, smiling. Lust, love, and dear despair Rendered naked and bare, Lurk beneath Winter's ice- Trapped in nearest nowhere. Just a roll of the dice From wine and sacrifice, A grand soliloquy- Apologies, paradise. Purest ventriloquy. Heat within burns again, Pricks like pins, tastes...Read On

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Numbness

Nothing really matters since you've been gone. Only numbness remains, A reminder of once was between us. I've given up all hope of your return. Vague memories form and take shape, Before dissipating entirely. It feels so long ago now. The sound of your voice, I can barely remember. I see you have a new love now. Does she know about me? I know you act nonchalantly, I...Read On

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Unit

I thought that you knew, We worked better as a unit, Two of us as one, Not adding a stupid third wheel. Its like when you learn to ride a bike, (Cough)   Not  when you become one, Your training wheels are good to start, But eventually two wheels is enough. Like a plug and a socket, A necklace and a locket, Two things fit together just right, Kind of like a switch and a light. So...Read On

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The Soldier and the Lady

a reworked traditional tale, or song for Christmas...a time for love x

Beneath a spreading Christmas tree, A little soldier stood, And the little soldier kept watch from, The turrets made of wood. And as the children played around, The spreading Christmas tree, The little soldier kept watch, As still as he could be. And far across the room, One little child took hold, Of a little dancing lady, All dressed in clothes of gold. When the clock...Read On

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A kiss

One single kiss is all I need

A kiss is all that I desire, a simple brush of lips, as I caress your smiling face with gentle finger tips. I glide those fingers 'cross your cheek and o'er your risen chin, then down your sweet and slender neck, your cool and perfect skin. Your eyes are closed, your heart beats fast, my breath upon your face, as I edge slowly closer, 'til your lips and mine embrace. I draw your...Read On

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Bonnie Lee

Caressing words like cherubs sing of Bonnie Lee and the musing sea, bring to me sensuality in prose the beauty of life in my etchings. As mountain-falls cascade springs and mist of dew at my fingertips, visions of our long-ago  on tomorrows paradise shore, we will kiss forever more and embrace my Bonnie Lee....Read On

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When You Weren't Here

Thinking of an online lover who wasn't signed on

It's been a few days now A busy time of year And I've missed you I signed on Hoping to say hello To catch up To smile To laugh Perhaps more? Passing a little time Reading some stories Thinking of our own Our first time The sharing Of secrets Shifting boundaries Over time New adventures That sometimes  Surprise us The comfort  Of sameness But each time  Still special  In...Read On

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Your Rosebud Lips Wore Pink

A true love.

I spotted you across the room; your wide smile drew me in. I watched you for a short while, your face, your eyes, your grin. Your eyes sparkled in the dim light, your rosebud lips wore pink. Your hair danced when you looked my way I caught your eye, I winked. A wink is such a simple thing, yet made you notice me. If you would care to be my friend, I would grasp the...Read On

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In the Eye of the Storm

Here you’ll find me, Waiting in the eye of the storm, Here you’ll find me, Waiting because that’s my norm. I hope you bring safety, To keep away the pain, I hope you bring safety, Because alone I can’t take the strain. Maybe I’m wrong, Maybe I’m right, Maybe I’m wrong, Help me through the night. I beg you give love, Because I’m running low, I beg you give love, I can’t...Read On

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Clinging

I find myself clinging onto you, Onto everything you are, Everything you were, Everything I miss. You have moved on, Yet my heart is stuck, And that it something, I cannot defeat. I gave everything I was to you, For you, In the hope of you, And now I am lost. So I cling to the memory, Of you, You I still love, Though you no longer love me. You let go of everything we were,...Read On

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Salt Of My Spice

Dusk of the coming soon-moon And shadows of nearing dark, Give me comfort of beams In hollows of returning swallows Of my musty bookshop and reams. My soul untethered of bounds  And mind liberated from decisions, In verse my pen sails On paper of coming tomorrows And salt of my spice be.  Darkness I hark prose of tales Beneath candles of lit wick,  In reality I stand my...Read On

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The Shattered Gem

Most pleasing to the eye and the soul. Your entry was like a swan, pearl-like  on a glimmering pond. Gliding your way into my heart as a friend and a jewel to be treasured. Polishing your luster so it sparkled with a purpose. For I knew that you were delicate and needed tender care. I was there. Time, time was never a worry as your worth was beyond measure on earthly scales. I...Read On

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Sentinels

We're more than just a simple collection  of skin and synapses reacting to one another,  more than the blackness sweeping over  after a star's collapse. After a constellation enfolds,  you are the burst of light,  existing only in a space of seconds,  to cover me with your radiance  and the vapors lacing the still air. The beauty we make together may not stop  time's violent bloom...Read On

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Falling Star

I am falling for a fallen star, That I watch burn through the night past me, A light so bright and enticing, That I cannot look away. A light like the sun, But not painful to the eyes, Years of love gone on, Years of watching over us. It is not every day you see a falling star, Nor every day you fall, Like a whole new dimension, Or compass-bearing. The enormity of this...Read On

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Now in the Winter of My Life

Sometimes memories are all that is left...

Now, in the winter of my life, I look back over our years together  We have raised our children to adulthood We learned to communicate without words  A glance, a smile, a wink and holding hands  A soft touch on my shoulder or back Your lips on my warm cheek, or your fingers  Brushing back a stray lock of my hair  A quick pinch or pat on my derriere’ Our expectations and...Read On

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Fortunately Forrest

Just a shadow I spread of myself, In Fortunately Forrest I stance, 'Neath the sycamore bounty woods. Casting but a nuance of me Under shade of the tree, Wisp of stirring breeze Laying kisses upon my lips. In soft silence, whispering prose, Daydreams I suppose, In time, my mind flight's, Gifts of love I compose. 'Neath the sycamore bounty woods, In arabesque the...Read On

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None Other Love

The poet describes his love for his lady fair, a lady truly beyond compare

There is no other love, my love, that could to you compare, Such is your beauty beyond price, so delicate and rare. For you are of women nonpareil, your looks so sweet and fair That I would gladly give my all, and worldly wealth forswear To gaze once more upon your face, and stroke your silken hair. I have travelled far and wide, crossed many a storm tossed sea, And sojourned long...Read On

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Navigating Layers

You can be inked on my skin,  marked on my heart, tattoos and unseen etchings with our names, all our words said in the other's ear Like a secret that knew precisely where to tear open the other,  whispers traveling along breezes I can feel you in,  the currents coursing through this vessel. Whether I become transparent to you in time,  or become like towering walls covered in dark...Read On

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Intervention

There are times I do not know where I stand, There are other times that I do, But when I find myself around the beauty that is you, I find that I need to be given a helping hand. I love that I love you, But I hate that I love you too, I find myself constricted, And wish your words were listed. You confuse me but captivate me, Throw me and hold me, Keep me and control my mind all day,...Read On

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Come My Love

The poet invites his lover to fly away with him to celestial fields where they can play eternally.

Come dearest heart and take my hand, So shall we skip down to the strand, And there my darling we will sing, Of love eternal murmuring. As by sweet breezes gently fanned, Our footprints printing in the sand, Two hearts together will take wing, United by a wedding ring. Such lovers there have never been, Nor such devotion ever seen, From ocean depths unto the sky Love...Read On

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Snow-angels

Days sometimes hit us, Specially as the snow covers the ground. The world dark and frozen, People huddling together to stay warm, Looking forward to celebrating A time of light in all the darkness. Once in a while, On days like that, She is struck by the memories. Things from her past, both good and bad, But most of all, Remembering those loved ones no longer here. When...Read On

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Imperfect Perfection

Love is rarely perfect.

Love weaves a web of loss through my core as I covet you. Perpetual days of torment, unfinished thoughts of you taunt my past and future. Silent cries ride the back of an impossible avowal, always only a wish. My heart wails in your absence, I miss you incurably, I will wait patiently for you. You are not mine, yet I can't let go. My sorrow is a waterfall. A torrent, a flood,...Read On

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Forbidden Love

My heart aches I cannot believe it But I think I have fallen for you I know it cannot be That I should not feel this way Yet every time I take a breath You are on my mind We are so far apart Yet so close It feels as if I tried hard enough I could reach out and touch you These feelings that I feel I am sure are forbidden Still they exist I cannot hide them They burn within...Read On