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the first is [not]

I don’t have a poem for you

you don’t feel volatile

I am sputtering like a flame someone left too close to

            an open window

but you are not the chilly night air

you are not the frayed wick

I still haven’t figured out what you are

you are like deja vu with pretty eyes

seeing a splintering of a thousand potential futures

they all exist because none of them exist ...

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The Illusionist

It seems that the old-time "magic show" is experiencing something of a renaissance, especially in the visual mass media. Even so, I doubt its fundamental attraction will alter one iota. The gap between acclaim and scorn is still wafer-thin.

 

The Illusionist

 

Pay attention, dear reader, and I'll weave a magic vein,

where rabbits live in top hats and assistants float in air,

wher...

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Diary Of The Southern Queen Entry #4 {No More Love Here}

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{Diary Of The Southern Queen Entry #4} {No More Love Here} 

 

 

 

No more love here 

No more time for

you here 

No more loyalty

here for you

No more of my

valuable time for

you 

No more hearing

my say I love you

too 

No more of me

holding you tight

all night because

that's now long

gone `n` so

through

No more of me

having to listen

...

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How Do I Stop Thinking Of Him?

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{How Do I Stop Thinking Of Him?}

 

 

 

How do I stop thinking about him because it's been made clear he sure as hell ain't thinking about me 

 

 

I honestly don't get it am I that bad of person that he does me this way 

 

 

Please tell me is it me or did you not understand my rare brain disease and the side effects of it or did you simply find it amusing to fuck my li...

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Lady Porcelain Kindness

Lady Porcelain Kindness

 

A lady with clear pale skin, few blemishes

mar her daily perfection, playing a flawless part

in her sharp European presence.

 

Inclining her head like a brisk marching soldier

into First Year lecture theatres, she convinces

the boys of the glittering sincerity

of her blue, blue eyes. Somehow wise

beyond her twenty-four years,

she does joie...

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Skin

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My skin is red and burning

Like there a monster in me

Crawling underneath the surface

 

Nervous, batten, beaten

Madness is all I got left

This monster has taken the best of me

 

A monster behind these eyes

A monster that feeds off my lies

A monster that laughs every time I break

 

It's a war zone inside my head

Can't stop what I'm feeling

So many voices in...

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The Victim

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The Victim

I’ll not cry for the fear of dying but I’ll shed a tear for all the things I will never know. The grand wormwood ran through the cracks of my broken glass and I could not look away, I watched them slowly put the needle back under the straw bed, in an instant rage the filthy ragged wool blanket was in the air, like a fool I could not look away.  The smell of Absinthe filled the little...

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Pay the price

Hospitals full 
No beds for care,
Government money 
All too rare.

Dementia patients left to cope
Danger, stranger, lost all hope.
Children waiting months to see,
Counsellors to set them free. 

Schizophrenia, write them off
No one really gives a toss. 
Benefits the only way,
Stop them having any say. 

Depression that's just a joke,
Just a crushing wall of smoke,
Watch it take yo...

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In the sanctuary of dreams

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Woken in a dream, still dreaming.

 

The storyteller stands in the hidden doorway,

slowly turning he leads and descends,

to where canals on fire flow slick with oil.

 

Metal muzzles twist, 

grotesque against a dead dog sky.

Muddied barrels frayed by blast,

opened in full bloom.

 

Disembodied heads, still veiled, 

their black holed mouths un-screaming.

Instead,...

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Tesla

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In Your madness, genius

In Your strangeness, visions.

In Your many sleepness nights

a heritage to mankind.

In your life so often overlooked.

 

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Singing Too Loud

Dreaming of funerals 
Dreaming of death
Dreaming impossible 
Daydreams of theft.
Thoughts not unhappy
But hopeful and proud
Driving too slowly
Singing too loud.
Why is it sacrifice leads me to joy?
The heavy heart dragged 
By the arms of a boy.
Why is it sorrow somehow leads me to laughter ?
The dreadful, dark ending
The what that comes after.
Why does the prospect of loved ones abou...

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SHELL SHOCK

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The whistle blows to sound the charge

and over the top they bustle and barge,

covered from head to toe in mud

and soon tainted with flesh and blood.

 

Up the ladder with slippery rungs,

a scream of rage from terror filled lungs,

adrenalin coursing through every vein

with the fear of not coming back again.

 

Knee-deep mud sucking boots from feet,

tangled in barbed w...

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The Love of a Madman

Murderous daggers of madness shoot from his eyes.
Eyes hollow, dark revenge.
Skin blue, his shape shifting.
Turning into a form I know not who.
I search desperately for any hint of the man I thought I knew so well,
Nothing but a slippery cold creature who has no love to give.
Scurrying back into his black hole, to fester with dark satanic demons. 

Howl to the moon
Howl to the sun
Howl t...

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Travelling Home

An evening, sitting, wanting, ripping, blackening.
An acerbic wind.
Wait for the train and the glut of passengers to spill out.
The end, endless encircling madness, himself in the wilderness.
Girls, Judas and their selfish wives, lives pass, suck Jesus.
In his selfish mask.
Tormented, pushed down, I’m full: kill, hell thoughts.
Giggle to stifle grief, uncomfortable familiar family and perfe...

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a journey through Divine madness


A journey through
Divine Madness!

Between my moments of darkness and despair, I discovered a God I know is there!
In revelations rapturous He was slowly revealed to me, till I fell asleep again and forgot His immediacy! In that forgetfulness I felt fear, but its intensity decreased as we neared 'here'
and when I did re-remember Him each time He appeared more clear.
No words could...

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BERBERIS

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Berberis

That mourning I went to the woods,
misrepresented by madness.
Life chastened, clouds crept on whilst I cried up on my cross.
I picked obscure rose petals and placed them in abandoned jam jars.

I trampled on my spirit, a quiet cost.
I found an inner peace, like a pardon.
A new diadem excavated encircled my loss.
I danced on wet grass with God, crown festooned.

I grasped but my hand me...

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Clear Blue Air

 

 

Withdraw

Recharge

No need to respond

No talking

No noise

Just silence

Purity found in clear blue air

Sunshine on freckles and wind in my hair

Blocking out

Blanketing

Breathing in deep

Clinging to emptiness

Found on the brink

To talk is to torture

You butcher my peace

Chatter incessantly

Shattering harmony

Feckless i...

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The riot of spring

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   Into the riot of the spring

sirens are calling my soul

what the hell is wrong with me?

I feel like I'm a thousand years old

 

But I've just been a boy

who started a million fires

went down on his knees and then prayed

to catch another glimpse of your face

 

That day you were wearing a skirt

the day you made my knees shake

all that distant time

...

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