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Old Pewter Can, 1862

In a tin can is a letter I penned, On the Tennessee River near Shiloh, While laying mortally wounded.  Shot by a Yankee in uniform of blue, In a peach orchard... 1862. As I cast my eyes to Heaven above, Waiting for the last twang of a harp,  I feel your breath upon my soul, Carrying me home to Old Dixie  And the pecan fields of home. And when the good Lord has roll call, I'll...Read On

Freedom

It's okay to be me.

An attraction between individuals. May it be GLBTQ. A man. A woman. A transgender. Or all, whatever. Shouldn't matter. A heart connection. Is a heart connection. An attraction. Is an attraction. There is already too much control... Humanity is not really free... Who has the right to say for me? What is right. What is wrong. My thoughts and feelings are mine. Mine alone, not yours or...Read On

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Are You Ready To Dance?

Are you ready to dance? Allow me to help you up, Your steps will be unsteady, Do not fret or worry, I’ll let go when you are ready. Are you ready to perform? The lights are bright, Shining in my eyes, I look to him for support, As he’s helping me to rise. Are you ready to dance? A smile upon my face, Raised on pointed toes, Taking a deep breath, My eyes begin to close. Are you...Read On

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The Barrel Key

A home for an old key.

Discarded, thought lost One time it meant more Presently old and worn Cast aside in a drawer Forgotten through years Its value diminished Tarnish eclipsing A once lustrous finish Stem and shoulder chipped Bow battered and worn The latch set corroded Long since forlorn Unexpectedly found Warmth comfort and trust Held now in her hand “Keep it safe please, you must.” My guardian, she...Read On

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The Wait

Dreaming of a lover...

And so on, towards the year’s end, Time devours all, And lovers seek salvation, in the arms of lovers. The grandfather clock in the hall ticks, And she sips tea, through scarlet lips, An auburn curl, loose across her cheek; She watches raindrops, Running down the pane. And somewhere he, To the roar of breaking waves, And the light of a guttering candle, Writes...Read On

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My Vow

I pledge my love.

I will follow you through the trials of life and walk right beside you as your loving wife. I have seen your strengths and your weaknesses, too; and, I hope all that I am, I will compliment you. I hereby accept your token of love, blessed by our Father from His throne above. I take your arm as I face life with you; becoming as one where we started as two....Read On

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Drunk Sentry

"Mixing memory and desire..."

Drunk tonight, I see Memory will not be still— As desire will. Desire silent, I thought myself free awhile— Of your departed smile. But you are there, love, For memory, drunk like me— Yet sees more clearly. That Boston evening, I half-tricked your bra away— Baez, Dylan, play. Your young professor Sucked each secret, perfect breast-- How could you protest?...Read On

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Gone Alone

It happens too often

Something happened today, Strange in every way, You up and left, You’ve gone away, Again today. What did I say? Why didn’t you stay? Was it all pretend? No beginning or end, I should have known, You weren’t my friend, You weren’t anything then. Who are you? What did I do? Will I ever find out? What filled you with doubt? Did you know all along, What this is about? Imaginary clout. ...Read On

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Love poem

There are a few lushies, who found their way into my heart. I hope they realize, this is for them.

You have entered my life Through a keyboard and screen And you've entered my heart Before I even had seen How you look on the outside But I really don't care For you showed me your soul By the things that you share And I think you are awesome And I know that you will Be around when I need you When I'm feeling a chill That you'll hug from a distance But the warmth will...Read On

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Positions

So many positions to try

Naked, skin on skin Lips, on hips, moving in The first position, you on top Moving, shifting, bodies drifting Bodies entwined Positions changing, turning, playing Your lips on mine, sweet sixty nine Filling me with wanton lust Your beating chest against my breast The second position, me on top Riding, grinding, open, exposed Your fingers help to bring me close ...Read On

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Down An Old Gravel Path

Alone at taps, Down an old gravel path. Signed, sealed and delivered, By a tandem of believers With six white corsages. And I in my sanctum berth, Lay in a garden of granite, Pushing up dirt, Down an old gravel path. As you molly-coddle a tear, In the still of an angel's breath,  Sitting beneath a magnolia tree, Sipping widow's tea. Like quiet dandelion seeds blow,...Read On

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Epicenter

It was something so very simple, only complicated by memory's kindling when we sought out what torches would light the way back to each other. So I'll tell you what I remember, no sugary wistful longing because I'm already too tempted to mythologize you and I into something else. You'd rather know I was clutching the raw epicenter of this instead. I remember your hand reaching out,...Read On

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I Love You So

I love him for who he is.

I love you so much more each day, I'm glad you decided to stay. We have a love that will not fade, I feel so good, no more afraid. You protect me from life's hard fray and make me feel our love's okay. With all the ways we yearn to play, and all decisions we have weighed. I love you so. You hold my heart in every way, I listen close to all you say. There's nothing in our lives I'd...Read On

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à la mort

As close as a beetle's eye, I scribble amore,  Silently sifting sand in my dreams,  Prosing with a sluice of swill. As Goth is to still, my quill scribes, Of bamboozling phantoms and ghosts. Grasping naught my sorrows, As a shadow overcomes a pantomime, With mythical kisses, in poetic lines, As close as a beetle's eye, I scribble amore. Now that winds of spiritual wings,  ...Read On

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Demon

Once By the flame flare in your eyes With pupils drawn I realized As you lit that cigarette Fire taking hold Upon its end Tendril smoke curls up And out Tobacco sulphur scents Swirl 'round That You would never let me go You’d taken hold Within my soul Sometimes for better Knowing worse Fully merged Both charmed and cursed I’d felt the change Come over me You would care  For all my...Read On

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Crimson Kiss

Not yet, your voice fluttered, look closer... Our lips shuddered with promise, anticipation's ephemeral stillness gripped all else inside the dream. I'm not usually swept into immediacy but I was already dreaming in a field of fragrant orange and yellow flowers, of crimson locks glowing in the sun. The slight curve in a shy sweet smile, shadows making little silhouettes across freckles. ...Read On

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Poetic Acorn

With a sniffle-wiggle I sneeze, as pollen, like winter's snow blow,  brushing away a tear  upon a poetic acorn. The mendacity of it all when meadows are shorn, by a scythe romancing a bee,  with a failing smile. There you hum in memories,  a spiritual kiss of mummeries',  for in my ear, an angel thralls.  God's everlasting diaries. And when the hushing grippe  laid down...Read On

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Heart Flutters

A heart flutters Sit, wait, watch wonder Window sill a bird mutters Eyes please open, see Fingers touch, pulse strong Light return to me Hours, days, each pass Smells assault, from this place This surely not the last Beep, a small change Sounds, a voice says my name Feet running, feelings range Relief, guilt all mixed up Back to me, the bird leaves Confusion, I offer you a cup ...Read On

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Tears

My tear falls silently, Escaping the corner of my eye, It’s not alone, followed by hundreds. Finally I moved away, Away from the arms I’ve known, The love of my life, my one. Your touch fired my passion, As you took me on, When no-one else wanted me. I'm scared of being alone again, Though this is so wrong, Fuck I’m confused. At that doubtful place now, Torn between staying...Read On

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Muted Hob

Beneath my shawl, old bones of me,  the pendulum of my fob stirring my tea  as dusk becomes a shrouded nigh,  in scribes I prose, bye and bye. With a snickering grin, the Osage poet, on the crest of the river Styx,  as the tide in the inkwell swells, poetically between Martyrdom and Hell. Now with curse of broken stallion,  my penis lay wilted about my thighs,  dripping not, but...Read On

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Love Me, Master

Master, you had me on my tiptoes, So close to heaven, that I could reach out and touch it.  Then you took it.  Snatched it from me.  Showed me how horrible you can be.  You understood me, said you loved me.  You were just playing a game with me.  I am just your puppet.  Building me up to knock me down. Again.  There is no love for me in you, master.  I wish I hated you.  ...Read On

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All day long

My heart jumps  When I think of you It does that  Every time I do And I can only Think of you So my heart jumps All day long I warm up When I think of you I do that  Every time I do And I can only Think of you So I'm warm All day long I miss you When I think of you I miss you Every time I do And I can only Think of you So I miss you All day long...Read On

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Tale

Ashes gritty gray The kindest heart battered Assailed by sneers  Adorned in tatters Dreaming improbably Days end to end Invitation omitted When enchantment descends She enters the ballroom In her splendor aglow Heads turn to see her A sight to behold Bewitched and bewitching As they take the floor Yet the warning was given To midnight, no more Their dance not of steps So smoothly...Read On

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Goodbye To You

Our love is true, our love is never ending.  A love like that should work perfectly.  Ups and downs, of course, we will have.  The best times will always be in my mind.  So why do I lay here crying in my bed? I feel for you but you're not there.  Reaching out my arm I feel the empty space you left behind.  We could never make it work the way it should.  The bad always in my mind and...Read On

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Fuck off, please.

Ever have one of those days where nothing goes right?

How I loathe you. I was fine, I had accepted my fate. I accepted a life of merely existing, decades ago. It was unnerving to plunge that dagger in my heart. I thought I had murdered it. Sure, it beat. But, it didn’t feel. It couldn’t hurt me anymore. I had won. I was the victor. How sweet to claim the prize of ‘no more pain’. And then, You. You, with that fatal smile. You,...Read On

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You're Just A Memory

Best of luck to you.

When a relationship ends  The healing can finally begin You were once lovers and best friends You got underneath each other's skin The love was once there Now it's all gone You lose faith and don't care There's nothing left to hold on No tears as this is best A final goodbye is said A dead relationship laid to rest Happiness is now up ahead You're now just a memory Tucked away neatly in a...Read On

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Life After...

I loved her dearly until I left. My time had come as I sailed into the West Through smoke and clouds, I lumbered on To Heaven. Where else would I belong. I watched the years pass slowly by I watched her laugh, sometimes she'd sigh It saddened me to see her cry Yet, powerless to console, from up on high. Alas, 'twas her time to visit me To join me in this sanctuary Her passing, not fraught...Read On

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Like You Used to Do

A love exists beyond time.

Please flirt with me like you used to do... those sideways glances when love was new, those little ways my heart you'd woo, please flirt with me like you used to do. When the stars in heaven shined overhead, you took my hand, through life you led. You loved me true, that's what you said when the stars in heaven shined overhead. You took my love and returned it to me. You taught me to live...Read On

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Not Meant For Me?

I feel that happiness is perhaps not meant for me Contented, stable, smiling, satisfied, maybe those Its meaning lost, I search but still can not see Lost in my reverie, to decide and define or to lose Happiness, sold to us, bought both lock and key Touching, tangible, its price marked down each day Fork over my heart to its tag or forget and be free Answers I seek in friends, family, anyone...Read On

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Photograph

From MM to SF

You must put that photograph away! What you had was once lovely, but Tomorrow is always another day. These feelings you have for her are ugly. Time heals wounds they say, Memories are what one has had. These feelings on your heart do weigh, You both took different paths. You need to stop trying to pretend, That you'll ever get her back again, Face the facts, it's at an end but,...Read On