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Man Versus Marlin

In and out the sea doth sway

Erasing mans death and decay.

An old man's struggle,

No net, no sail. Only a flag

of permanent defeat.


Great fish swimming around and around,

the reel running, a screaming sound.

A Marlin swims, the ultimate catch,

only days to see if luck they will have.


The men struggle and pray away,

A massive catch needed to save the day.


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Love never captures the stars 
for we burn in the hollow 
of the black hole 
tearing at our souls. 

Yearning to be free, 
on our knees, we plead, 
blind at times in defeat,
deaf to the trees, 
the hearts true needs 

but on we climb toward the light, 
the rainbow an illusion of mind 
knowing the journey is the gold, 
that truth comes in numbers
and in reverse the future unfolds.


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defeatillusionlife's journeyloveyearning


Rinse repeat 
the soul clean 
walk the tightrope 
to my dreams 
pull apart 
my stitches and seams 
bleed out the bleak 
buries me beneath 
drowning in defeat 
living on my knees 
upside down 
the yellow screams 
in threes.


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When the remnants of defeat are strewn about the floor,

Covering my ripped and battered boots,

Crick and cracking evermore,


When my wounds burn and blister from the heat,

To drag my heavy soul to the depths of darkness,


When the mirror shatters to pierce the life that was lived before,

And hope dissolves into the sea,


When my dead, cold heart da...

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Salvage the Unsalvageable

To salvage the unsalvageable, you must first believe you can

For it's something that will deteriorate beneath a trembling hand.

You must fight, lie, cheat, steal, plead for a second chance

But you must also know that the first is undoubtedly your last glance.

You can clutch and grab all that you can but come the beginning of the night,

What you say will be okay will never be alright...

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