that secret

italic Sundays run with a poisonous doubt

a wronged wash in the what might have been

where we fidget like fleas on a rabbits hide

and verses drafted in the cross stitched sky

cannot disguise the well-practiced curses

with the pre-packed presumption of lilies

and static

abstract amongst the sheets

your limbs offer a confusion of choice

where context is lost

besides the arch and coil

...

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Tags: longing,love,lust,unobtainable,wishful

Alan (Henning)

Its Saturday night at the taxi rank

street angels are steering girls to the cabs;

legs over tits like a Picasso and

it’s wild, and it’s laughter, and songs are buzzin’.

 

So can you hear the people weeping?

can you see the children dying?

All you knew was love, Alan, all you knew was love

as you drove your taxi through this world.

 

And the laughter and the love in t...

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Battered Napkin

I wrote on a napkin the lyrics of my love for you
My intention never being to give them to you
It was only to get them out of me
I just wanted to scribble this madness on this 
 white, disposable paper--
Hoping in time it would break down--
 taking my words into the ground with it
But once they were out--
Once they were written--
Once they became so real and I realized just 
 how a part ...

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I guess I'm afraid to love you

I put on my mask when I woke up in the morning.

The silent grins and the innocent eyes.

Filtering the truth I feared could dry the sea,

I smiled and laughed, they thought I never cry.

Through the reflection, I saw myself.

I stared at those eyes and sometimes I don’t know who it was.

My heart would’ve repel itself from this body, if it has the chance to succeed.

Like a bir...

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Tags: afraid,love

Deny

You deny the truth that you love.

You deny the truth that you’re insane. 

You deny the truth that you’re murdering your inner self.

You deny the truth that you want the unthinkable, 

cos you know you’re crazy

and you don’t mind.

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Demon I can't live without

Looking at you is like looking at myself in the mirror. Only that you’re the demon in me where I wanted to cast away. But then again, you are also the drugs I can’t live without.

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Tags: addiction,demon,live,love,lust

You came in right after he broke my heart.

You came in right after he broke my heart
The crack was too wide for you to mend 
You came in right after he broke my heart
I dragged you across the yard to feel my pain.

You gave me your all just to make me feel secure
I can see love written all over your eyes
You bathe me in those eyes everyday
And yet all I could give was just a piece of my heart. 

You tried to fill the crack in my ...

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Tags: doubts,heart,love

Serendipity

You’re like a perfect picture of everything
Your mind, your laugh
That genuine smile 
You’re like a breath of fresh air
So pure, curable
It’s insane how you made me feel 
You want me to believe I’m sane. 

I almost lost in all hopes
Love, life, happiness in whole
It was a downfall, endless hole
Somehow you came into my life 
And proved the world isn’t that bad after all.

Your words ...

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Severed Connection

 
The connection between us
The communicating
The friendship
The love
The joy
It seems entirely gone
Just like our form of communicating
Or the internet
Or soon, my silver chord
Which holds my soul onto this plane of existence
This unbreakable cord
Just like the red string
Just like me
Has been severed

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Tags: confusion,emotional,hate,Love,sad

To Live Dead

The child wasn't abused
No, not abused
That seems like too much
Too harsh a description
More so punished
"Punished" is how they put it
But he didn't know any better
So he kept following along
As blind to his own eyes
As deaf to his own voice
As unfeeling of his own emotions
He couldn't stop the feelings
For he wasn't the one to cause them
No, he could never d...

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Tags: emotional,empowering,Hurt,inspirational,love

A Broken Mind, a Sound Body

My head hurts

My eyes are spinning

My heart lies on the floor
 
You really really hurt me
I still don't comprehend
Why you walked out the door
 
Sure I might have been too forward
But you didn't say a thing
All I asked from the very beginning
Was to let me show my wings
 
But now the joys are hidden
And you left me in a room
Where I've been crying over ...

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Tags: abandon,Deep,emotional,life,love,sad

DREAMING FOR ALL TO SEE

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You say that I'm a dreamer

and so I may well be

but the dreams I have

aren't just for me,

they're for you and all to see.

 

The dream is of love,

of life free from harm,

a dream of peace and

shelter from the storm.

 

The dream is the lifeblood

flowing deep in our veins,

the dream will always be

for all to see

and all that remains.

 

The dream is t...

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Silence

Have you ever thought about this girl?

The girl that does her hardest to please you

To go out of her way.

To take a fall to take a shot

But all you do it block her out

Hurt her to the point of no returning.

Silence.

She decided that being silent is the best way.

No one will bring her to her knees

Making her want someone to see.

What exactly she needs.

The silence t...

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Tags: Love

THE BALLAD OF THE LOOPY HAMSTER

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"You'll be safe, I promise", reassured his mum.

“But its not you who’ll end up sat on your bum!”

A conversation they’d had most every week

but it didn’t make his knees feel any less weak.

 

“Now come along, Harry, stop messing about,

go finish your homework whilst I clean up this house.

The show doesn’t start till the end of the week

and all this chatter is making me Squeak...

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Tags: car,circus,cute,determination,hamster,loop,love,racing,red,track

Not mine

Different stories 

Different people

haven't you heard of me?

I've heard of you though..

I've seen you smile and cry.

But it seems like you haven't noticed me.

I was there long before.

I was there when you needed held.

I hold your hand in the dark.

But its been so long.

Distance tore us apart.

But it's sad how it came back together.

And now I'm in holding reach.

...

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Tags: break up,good bye,love

DAD

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There was a man I knew,

not too close, not too far,

as a child he was there

to tend to my scars.

 

A man with a past,

of that I had no doubt,

a man, when provoked,

who knew how to shout.

 

A happy man

with a smile for all,

he'd always be there to

pick me up when I'd fall.

 

And though never far away,

we were never very close,

a sign of those times

...

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Tags: cancer,celebration,dad,death,family,father,looking back,loss,love,pride,regrets,son

CURTAIN CALL

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How do you say goodbye

to everyone you love,

your family and friends

who you hold high above.

 

How do you say goodbye

to the one in your heart;

your soul mate, from who

none could tear you apart.

 

Your night and your day

and in every sweet way,

no words could express

what you're needing to say.

 

How do you say goodbye

to the child in your hand

...

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Tags: death,dying,goodbye,leaving,letting go,life,love

Mad

I've became so mad at myself for giving in

To what I want

Thinking it would be the greatest time

In my life

But oh no

What a dissappointment

I should have walked away

For you, to play a game that you hate being played.

Play in on me and my heart

Just to get the saticifaction of your unhealthy habit

Like you enjoy living in your dark habitat.

Like an animal holding ...

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Tags: broken,heart,love,mad,pain

Remember

Remember

Remember all the times we had?

Holding my hands in the wind

Listening to our music

I did what I could to make you proud

But don't you dare forget

How horrible you made me feel.

I gave you my life and soul

My heart in hand and everything that could be imaginable.

Just to break me on our anniversary.

And lead me on like a little toy of yours.

Remember when I...

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Tags: independance,love,pain,woman

I Love You Like..

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-the ramblings of another young girl-

written: 4/29/15

I love you like the flames love the wood

that it claims

with its fiery passion.

 

I love you like the sea loves the shore,

as it kisses the soft sand 

with each passing wave.

 

I love you like the sun loves the moon,

as it hides its burning beauty just so the moon can shine,

even with all of its imperfectio...

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Tags: love

RIPPLE OF SAIL

The ripple of sail 
The movement on water 
The carriage of sound to the shore, 
The stillness of nature not moving 
Just being 
We two 
Not speaking 
Just seeing. 

Silvery reds reflect off the mirror topped estuary 
A kissing breeze brushes our bodies 
We sit, afraid to break this spell
We sink into each other 
Melting into this space 
Willing it to consume us and never let us go 

All moments pass 
All become me...

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THE BALLAD OF BOB THE BUN

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Our friend, Bob The Bun,

just loved to have fun

and exciting adventures galore,

he’d laugh all day

and jump and play

and roll around on the floor.

 

Its a very rare sight

to see a bun take flight

but one day he went flying so high,

he held onto a kite

by the tail, so he might

get to see the world from the sky.

 

Now, whilst he was high,

something low ca...

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Tags: angel cake,baking,bob,bun,butter,children,funny poem,kite,love,marriage,rock bun,scone,toast,twins

Momento Mori

“Chin

down

slightly,

head towards finger, keep going, keep going, there – stop.

Eyes to me.” 

 

Sequestered devotion to bemused muse.

She stares back digressive, dictated expression.

Seeing now not the man, but the Brady stand.

 

© Katypoetess  2015

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Tags: love,love poetry,photography

DONT GIVE UP

I run my fastest

But still get beat.

I land on my head

When I should be on my feet.

I try to move forward

But I am stuck in rewind.

Why do I keep at it?

I wont be left behind. 

The harder I am thrown 

The higher I bounce. 

I give it my all

and thats all that counts. 

In first place

Myself, I seldom find. 

So I push to the limit

I wont be left behind. 

...

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Tags: finish,love,nevergiveup,sports,winning

10 Down to 1

10

Shaky fingesr slide over my 

9

New wounds and my 

8

Scars of hatred, with 

7

Pills. I long my

6

Horrible hours of

5

Screaming death wishes and

4

Shots to my head would make

3

Tears fall down from my

2

Eyes, hurting me still!

1

More day and I would of been swept away. 

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Tags: it gets better,love,pain,recovery,self harm,suffering

What is an alcoholic?

What is an alcoholic?

When I was 2 you were all I knew

I had no idea what the bubbly juice was

But I knew it was good and it came from you

At 3 I can only remember seeing you hyper

Never understood your words were you speaking proper?

I don’t know what happened but mommy had to go

Now im just left here no soul 3 years old.

Grandma and Grandpa are extremely nice

Spent 10 ...

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Tags: daughter,lost,love,mother,never loved,what is an alcoholic

The Poetry Bug

I’m in need of no doctor;
no need of a prescription drug,
something exciting has happened,
I’ve caught the poetry bug.

Awake to see the sunrise,
vomiting words onto a pad,
hot in a fever of passion ,
but I’m actually rather glad.

My teeth chatter the rhythm,
as I sweat personification,
similes and metaphors,
no wonder I have dehydration.

There can only be one cure,
I’ll go to th...

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Tags: love,passion,poetry

Fearful and Trembling

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I slide down a rope
     into the empty chasm 
          which is your cold heart. 
I light a fire 
          in the depths of your despair. 
You hate me anyway. 
It rains. 
An ocean is born; 
          it swallows me whole. 
Darkness engulfs me. 
Surrounded by other misguided souls. 
I feel their cages; 
     I discover mine. 




NOTE: I wrote this at age 15. I have edited it since, but I think it'...

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Tags: cage,despair,destined,fate,heart,love,sorrow

Why Do You Not See Me Burning?

Hoarsely screaming down the barrelled street
night digests the wails I birth
this urgent drive pumps wildly
from crotch through chest to cranium
tears me clean in half
in flames for your name tattooed upon my lungs

Why do you not see me here
burning like this
why do you choose not to see me
burning for you like this

Barely able to draw breath between
the overwhelming thud of my hear...

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Tags: burning,clarity,love,Moments of Clarity,unrequited

Sex and Cigarettes

The smell of sex and stale cigarettes, Two bodies connected in life and death, Chapped lips meet between the sheets, Lust in our bones, the Reaper in the air. How rare an oxymoron, neither with clothes on, We follow recreation with deadly inhalation, Skin touching skin, lips wrapped around uncertainty, Two separate entities leaned inwards somehow gently, Feeling so alive, ...

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Tags: cigarettes,death,life,love,lust,meaning,oxymoron,reflection,sex

Ever since I met him

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I dreamt of a place to wander

A far off isle in the south

Days & nights naively ponder

Ever since I met him...

 

Soul drenched in reveries

Though sands were never mine

He walked some other hands

Ever since I met him…

 

I should have known his love

It was of time being kind

Gulping venom of a dove

Ever since I met him...

 

Neither did anyone glean

...

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Learning to live, without loving you

You confessed your love for me so soon
Brought light into my dark seedy life 
You had my heart, as the stars have the moon 
But you've ripped it apart like paper to a knife 

I cannot continue this path much longer 
For my efforts are always dismissed 
I'm weakening where you are stronger 
I've been at my knees since we kissed 

I beg of you to loosen your grip 
Let me go and tend to my...

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Learning to live, without loving you

You confessed your love for me so soon
Brought light into my dark seedy life 
You had my heart, as the stars have the moon 
But you've ripped it apart like paper to a knife 

I cannot continue this path much longer 
For my efforts are always dismissed 
I'm weakening where you are stronger 
I've been at my knees since we kissed 

I beg of you to loosen your grip 
Let me go and tend to my...

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Tags: If? hopeless feelings down depression,Love,romanticism

Let me Bleed

SONG
Blue sea below stormy skies
No one sees bleeding eyes,
Or the pain and the heartache
That keeps me awake
My dreams, all are shattered
My head truely battered 
This pain that I feel.....
Is surely unreal. Surely unreal.
Pierced my armour 
Down goes my shield
Broken defences
Just let me bleed
Just let me bleed
One day you'll regret
The things that you've left.....
Wake...

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Tags: heartbreak,love,lyrics,song

Kerosene

I drenched myself in kerosene. You struck the match against my heart and watched me go up in flames.

K.W.

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Tags: anger,fire,flames,kerosene,love

The Lady Black

The spider in her web, 
Waiting the night, 
Expecting love to come,
And slake her thirst.

She lies wrapped in
Chambers of silk,
And she lays her hand 
Upon the windowsill,
Looking for her lover.

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Tags: love,nature,poetry

LOVE TAUGHT HIM

A country vocal recording by the excellent Marcie Summers from Bristol is on the Hotdisc April issue.  Watch out, Dolly Parton!

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1.   My sweetheart...so sure he knew everything

      Bragged a Bachelor of Loving Degree

      But love taught him and now he knows nothing

      That matters a nickel to me.

2.   My...

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In The Shadow of Your Smile

I live in the shadow of your smile

And I like the way it lights your eyes;

I like your style

 

My senses stir with the fragrance of your soul

And I like the way it lingers

So I’ll linger too, for a while

 

My heartbeat races when we touch

And I like your warmth; the way you feel

I like your smile

 

You way you talk is like a song

That plays easy on my ears

...

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Tags: affection,love

An unexpected visitor

I was surprised by an unexpected visitor today. She kissed my cheek with her warmth and enveloped me with with her brilliance. Few are the ones who see her true beauty. The world had been so dark without her, so cold. I missed her dearly but now she is back. She gives life to the frozen hearts. She fills the soul with laughter and bubbly expression. She loves me and I love her….. Her name is Sprin...

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A Glimpse

I saw a glimpse of spring today
While riding in the truck
I never knew how sweet it smelled 
Untill the light possesed my soul
I thought the night of winter would forever consume my eternity
but oh how wrong I was because....
I saw a glimpse of spring today

The smell of sweet remembrance of a childhood long passed by 
will forever haunt by being
But in that moment I was entrapped in a world w...

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Tags: childhood,happy,love,seasons,spring

Breathless

Let’s make a pact
let the shadows hold us…
swaddled in secrecy
and breathing quickly
I see you draw in close to me
I sense those lips loosening
feel my whole foundation questioning
the force field of your sly grin
and the delicacy of those fingers
upon me…
exploring…

Let’s make a pact
let this moment be our blueprint
don’t accept a fading
or a softening of the urgency
I feel this ...

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Tags: affair,breathing,breathless,love,lust,passion

eclipsed

And in her arms a baby

bright as a daffodil.

Rays of light

emanate

from this child.

 

He remembers a game -

“do you like butter?”

and thinks he sees

a golden glow reflected

on his young wife’s throat…

 

Pollen-headed

the baby has

a smile that gleams

audacious as the sun!

 

Holdmefeedmeloveme

undeniable demands

as a full breast is nuzzled

...

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Tags: baby,jealousy,love

De-come-possed

stark organic matter

excreting tastes of life

tied to a cycle

destined to a path

seen by none

the rules of competition

forever consumed by the glory

light to light

de come possed

 

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Tags: death,familyloss,life,love,reality,reallife

The Jagged Edge of Love

This must be my longest night
the moon laying its heavy light right down
this room swims in so much gossiping
conversations; always imagined and impossible

This must be my longest night
the blurred echoes of all we did ring ‘round
there’s no sleep to be had, just counting stars
and scenes replaying; rose or shit tinted now

I found the jagged edge of love
it cut right across my heaving...

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Tags: confusion,ego,infatuation,insomnia,love,vanity

Snow Flake

You come and you go

astressed with the trade winds

Tiny ghost dancer

flows to my head

clear and timed

tastes of sparkling ciders melt in my eye

attempting to leave no trace

I hold the proof of our a-cult

reforming love 

vitalizing movements seize life

breath exits as I consumed you

as glass inherits my soul 

timed and clear

breakable in an extraterrestrial se...

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Tags: dance,dancer,death,heartbreak,lostlove,love,snow,snowflake,winter

I'd Dream About Love ,If I Could.

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I’d dream about love

If I could.

Instead I dream about motorbikes and racing cars

About writing books and a sailing barge

But I’d dream about love,

If I could.

 

Sometimes I dream about a pretty girl

With beautiful hair and big round eyes

She dreams about love,

Well, if she doesn’t,

she should.

 

I’d dream about love

If I dared.

Instead I dream about su...

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The Rise and Fall of the Stronghold of Love

When others are in love

Things can go so well

yet at many other times

it seems as though they fell

 

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Tags: deep,Love,sad

Is It Truly?

Is This alright?

I mean really, is it at all?

I don't want it to become a fight

So I keep putting up my walls.

 

 

You keep trying to deny it

all my feelings of love for you

but I dont think I can quit

for I want it tobe us two

 

 

Love is like a never ending war

It always happens in the core

I cannot chose who I will love

for it comes from somewhere up...

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Tags: difficulty,Love,questioning

Trickle Towards Tomorrow

Trickling Towards Tomorrow

Everything Trickles
The tears, they trickle down my cheek
Just like everything else does.
Time trickles day by day,
Sometimes fast, like a river rushing towards the sea,
Often times slow, slow as my tears,
For it is these moments that I remember,
And all the joyful ones I keep discarding.
The tears come from many sources,
Whether it is the loss of something I...

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