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The Guitar Player

While sitting on a long and wooden chair

A lonely girl is playing the guitar

And when the left hand slowly moves along

The right hand gently touches the mild strings.

 

The room is empty and the lights are dimmed,

The walls are dark and distant around her

And hidden from the sight of anyone

But still surrounding her from every side.

 

The woman has a white and lovely ...

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lifelove

Compromise

She languidly lounged in linen

While her husband was in the pub

Singin' 

She thought this was fine

As he'd be in by nine

And her takeaway

He would, certainly,  

Be bringin' !

 

 

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Life

Why

There are some people living among us,

Most of the time they’re rich with higher ranks

And looking down to everybody as

They think themselves superior to all.

 

When seeing that they have all they would need

And even more while others strive to live

Is giving them a pleasure they enjoy

And make them feel accomplished their lives.

 

So many times they’re doing harm aro...

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life

Different Days

 

 

Different Days

A day like no other for several reasons

I found out my wife is a man with a hidden penis

 

A day like no other for several reasons

For somebody stole the engine from my car

 

A day like no other for several reasons

Due to me falling into the river and drowning

 

A day like no other for several reasons

As my credit card was cloned three time...

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eventslifesatire

Wind

I hear you, sneaking there – whispering among the tree’s, 

A delicate touch, they barely stir, as you dance amongst the leaves. 

You carry scent, the messages of life, as across the land you fly, 

With hidden notes upon your wings, story's spun within the eye. 

 

Yet upon a whim your attitude can change, your ire you want to show. 

You shake, you roar, you bend and break – you hu...

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Time

Life is not just living day to day,
Or Pay to Pay, 
Like work - eat - sleep – repeat
Is not the way to behave.
Life is about being bold and being brave,
You have a life to save – your own!

Life is nothing but a finite number of seconds untill they’re bare,
And if Time is the true currency of life, then a real rich man invests it with care.

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lifelivingtime

Prelude to a working day

 

The toast was warm and buttery

The coffee, hot and strong

The radio played a reminisce

From sunny days long gone

I sipped away the aches & pains

And watched the morning light 

Brush honey upon the basking birds

That sang with all their might

The open door leaked warming breeze

And a hint of dewy blooms

But, time tick-tocked reality

To rejoin life's spinning lo...

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Lifemorningwork

The Journey

 

The plain and simple things are those we feel

In our lives on any common day

And keep us all together on the ground

Like sturdy stones resisting over time.

 

They are the same for poor and rich alike,

A hug, a smile, a warm and sunny day,

Reminding us that we are here and live,

As different as we are, in the same world.

 

Apart, there are some goals and wishes, t...

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life

Jumping waves

Just wait with me. Hold my hand? Jump the waves that reach the sand. 
They push me over when I stand alone, I'm not sure I am strong enough on my own. 
When you are here, life isn't so dark and it's a lot less lonely with the warmth of your heart. 
Can you jump these waves with me a little while longer? 
They're easier to stand up against when together we're stronger. 

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hardshipslifeloveoceanpartnershipseastrength

The Day The Seeds Fell

 

The blue sky yawned

And out they came

As the mortal hoard 

Looked for blame

 

It's us! It's them!

It's God's fair hand

His silence broken

To make a stand!

 

Some cowered. Some ran

Some stood in awe

As tears of seeds

Filled Earth's floor

 

For exactly 6 hours

The seeds were sown

For the 7th

Time stood alone

 

Leaves stopped in flutter

...

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Courage to Speak

I’ve finally plucked up the courage to speak,

to allow myself to stand up with the freaks

I’ve been sitting in my bedroom for too long

Waiting for the life i want to come along

 

Wondering if I am under control or lost

Thinking that I’d be better off dead, toast

Unsure how to be a mother to my child

As I’m always hankering for the WILD

 

I don’t mean just in terms of ...

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CERTIFIED

Gliding through the life force element

Water you carry me

the tears of joy when the day comes I hear you say "marry me"

 

Water in dreams represents emotion 

For each tear shed each year contributes to the ocean 

 

The seas and rivers ponds and lakes falls and streams 

Are all of emotional significance if appearing in dreams

Recognise these symbols take Lessons see signs...

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Certifiedlife

Beguiling Sirens

O child, do not hasten to drop anchor
I hope you live so many nights
lost at sea or diving free
loving by the light of the moon
forever was never the point

You must not miss those smiles
as wide as silver sands
And kisses hotly dripping
like the candle you might write by
in some foreign hotel room

If you should meet them
out there on your journey
(and you should, you should…)
I ho...

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advicefreelifewisdom

Steve

I don't know if you ever read those poetry prompts you can find on line. One I was saw was writing a poem that spells out your name. here's a quick effort . .

 

Seriously, take a good look at yourself. It’s

Time to do something new

Even if it means packing your job in because

Very soon, perhaps

Earlier than you think: your time is running out . .

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life

This Life

This listless life just drifts on by,
Like the clouds which float up high.
All is still and nothing moves.
On each and everything I disapprove.

So turn the wheel. Let life be good.
Let us all be understood.
Let the Sun now break through.
Let this golden globe echo our life's view.

Then take us from this world of trouble.
Prick and pop this secret bubble.
And through the tears of heaven l...

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hopeLifeStuart Vanner

The Withered Vine

 

 

I watch her slowly

 fall from grace

Her body still

Her mind displaced

New memories 

no longer stay

they simply  

          just              

drift  a w    a         y

Like a mist around

a mountain old

that dissipates

as the dawn unfolds

She's there in body

but sparse of mind

Sometimes it's hard

to seek, and find

The vibrant woman

she...

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#Alzheimer's#Dementiafamilylife

LIES

The walls tell lies

So do not touch them

Especially if you feel lonely

You will feel icecold otherwise

 

Beyond the Moon lies

The exhausted star of your eyes

Do not wish on that star

And do not ever want to cry

 

The lyrics will become parts of lies

If your heart does not compose them

So do not sing, and pretend to be wise

Keep on feeling not the same

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lifepoemsong

Memento Mori

Your heart still beats

And the blood still pumps around

You can think and move

You can articulate your thoughts

But remember

You must die

 

You’ve not travelled much

And the world has hardly felt your touch

You’ve done nothing worthwhile to speak of

Time is running out

But remember

You must die

 

Then again, you’ve tasted the breath of freedom

And seen ...

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deathlife

Our Lungs

 

Be still, and feel

This gentle breeze

That brushes by

With careful ease

And ruffles leaves

Upon their trees

And scatters far

Their fruitful seeds

Which vein the earth

To start anew

So you and I 

Can live here too!

 

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Conservationenvironmentlife

Perplexed Feelings!!

 

 You messaged me 'Good Morning'.

My reply made me seem busy.

You are right, I was distorting.

Did I act silly?

 

I don't know,

what I did was right or wrong.

I had to show

since it had been long.

 

Time has changed,

so have the situations.

And I am perplexed

with my expectations.

 

I do love you

but don't know what to do.

It's been a whil...

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The Blame

The bird had put the blame

On the wind

To escape from the accusations

Made by the rose

The wind had put the blame

On the season

To define herself as the breeze

That every flower wants to seize

The time had put the blame

On the ambigous space

To defend her soul once again

Arguing that she was not feeling the same

The artist had put the blame

On the lyrics of t...

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#painblamelifepoemreal

Gathering

Gathering in empty space

A bunch of flowers for my soul

The spring is nowhere to be seen

So I am hiding my face

Until I find the happy scene

In the movie I watch

All night and day

In my long way

To find inner peace

Gathering in the darkness

A piece of hope

The sun is nowhere to be seen

So I am talking with the night

To make myself breathe again

And find th...

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lifemy lifemy wordspoetry

I want to distant you!

 I want to distant you.

It's not because of you but because of me.

I think what's between us is not meant to be.

I don't want our friendship to break into a fight.

So it's better to distant, at least for a while.

It's not easy but I have to,

if not for me then at least for you.

 

what I am is something you'll not understand.

For it, you don't even have to pretend.

...

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Rain, I love this day!!⛈☔

Rain in itself is an emotion.

For some emotion of love and romance,

for others emotion of sadness by chance,

but for me, it's an emotion of calmness, I stance.

 

In those time of rain, 

electricity goes away,

cold winds began to slay.

Forcing me to say;

I love this day.

 

In those times of rain,

days seem to be dull

but the breeze acts as a pull.

Plants be...

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14/12/1994

Here is to another year of life,

Should I be buoyant and forget these years of strife?

 

See my demons are growing more mature,

As I silently suffer no closer to a cure. 

 

24 years of carrying this unbearable pain inside,

Yet today I'll show the world I'm happy and hide these tears I’ve cried. 

 

En fin, feliz cumpleaños para mí

I hope these messages from back home b...

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Birthdaycelebrationlife

Shatter

Minutes run and hours pass

Just as sand in the hourglass.

What was black, now is gray.

Carpe diem, seize the day.

If you wait until tomorrow,

This will only bring much sorrow.

Do not forget to breathe fresh air

And escape the banal world's affairs.

Can you find what really matters?

If you do, your chains will shatter.

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THE JOURNEY, that is LIFE

THE JOURNEY, that is LIFE

 

Dusky Sunshine kissing mountain's meadow,

Like a Mother adoring her baby's enchanted glow...

 

Chirping birds flying as a tidal wave,

Pondering to whom shall we care...

 

Serene shadows of ever grateful trees,

Imposing us to find our Inner Peace

 

Being loved is a blessed boon,

A Hope of finding love is the race- half won...

 

D...

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Do We Do Nothing?

 

Do we do nothing

But stare at the sky?

 

Do we do nothing

But avert our eyes?

 

Do we do nothing

But stifle our cries?

 

Do we do nothing

But conform to lies?

 

Or, could we become

All we can be?

 

And settle the wake 

Of this turbulent sea?

 

And rise above waves

And rise above fear

And shout at the sun:

"Look! we are here!"

A...

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#climate changeEarthHopeLifeLove

Reader discretion advised. “The Curse and the Cure”

I hurt for you,

Then, now, and my whole life through.

I hurt for him, her and the next,

For last time and this time, I’m a motherfuckin wreck.

No body knows that shit but me,

That this butterfly ain’t as free as she’d like to be.

I’ve lived this way,

It’s why I sway and sway,

I dance, in a trance, 

In the dark, feel the expanse. 

I've never had a choice,

But I’ve l...

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empathlifeLovepainsoulmates

Swamp Child

Kneel before the rich black mud

the minty plants smell when bruised

she sees the double backed burden

spouting eggs into the brown tea water

shame gathers with the loaches at the bottom

as the dragonfly larvae pounce

and eat those who have just been born

the shadows hold no magic to her yet

Hands fly, she captures a creature

pulling its leg to keep it safe

pulling its...

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darknesslifemother naturepondshadowshame

Heaven and Hell

What is it that attracts us to other human being so much we can’t breathe?

What is that gate to heaven and hell?

What is it that attracts me to you?

Smile.

Pain.

Mutual confusion.

Eyes in the dark, like reindeers in headlights. About to live?

What was life? What was all that fear and anger? Sweat, trembling, catching breath so hopelessly.

So hopelessly lost in you. Forever.

...

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Heavenhelllifelostlovepain

Way of life

You say I am a good person,
They say I am a bad one,
Forgetting that I am just a human being,
Just being what I am now.

Change is unstoppable, just like the flow of water,
People change, so does life,
Making sad almost all the time.
They say you are the one with wisdom,
I can only see you as the one with regret.

"Life is beautiful" as you state,
So why it becomes so hard living like ...

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anxietybeautifulchangedeathLifelivingregretsad

The patient

"You have been here a few days now",

"Since Saturday", she replied

"And why did you come in here?"

"Because I attempted suicide"

 

She didn't have any worries,

She wasn't sad or happy,

It was blank, emotionless state,

Nothing to do, nothing got her interest,

Now been quite a few time living through this noiseless rhyme,

It was like a vegetative state, living in her mi...

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deathdepressionhelplifepainsufferingsuicide

Alien Love

I know, somewhere, on the other side of the Universe,

An alien man and an alien woman seek

Love.  Light could not guide their course –

They did not have eyes; they could not see.

They had genuine intentions, they always did,

A family or whatever it is called there.

They would count every single beat

Of their hearts if they could only hear.

They were married.  They would nev...

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To a Late Friend

No more asking of “what” and “why”;

As always, silence replaces the weeping.

I keep repeating that you are not alive,

But you are not dead either, you are just sleeping.

I hear your steps on the staircase,

Your voice rushes in, then, the smell of your hair.

You smile at me, and I look through your face

As the cold of eternity fills up the air

And rests on the lifeless face ...

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deathfriendshiplifemetaphysical

When your soul returns to Ras Dashen

When your soul returns to Ras Dashen many years from now,

Time will stop to acknowledge your final descent.

Time will give no pardon.  Time will take no vow.

As a child again, you will walk through the land.

At the mountain foot olive trees are the same;

They were guarding your peace from below and above.

When the world seemed unfair – this is where you came,

This is where you...

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A Ghostly Show

 

Empty of its audience, red, plush velvet seats;

Sorrowful, in mourning.

No more echoes of applause,

the opening of a grandeur curtain,

Just a ghostly appearance,

Breathing in the past.

Dusty stage lights,

Cobwebbed orchestra,

Costumes bleeding out their vibrany; silently decaying.

What do you call a stage

without a captivating drama?

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Helter Skelter

Climb the steps, one by one

Feel the breeze refresh me

Hands can nearly touch the sun

Golden rays drip down around me 

 

Love and splendour encases my heart

With the world shining out all its glory

A brand new day, a glimmering start

New beginnings, new days, new story

 

Top of the slide, secure on the mat

Fluttering lungs fill up with excitement

The world whizz...

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depressiondespairgriefLifelovepain

I Don't Hate You, I Hate Myself

I don't hate you. I love you.
I hate myself.

I hate myself for putting up with the abuse.

I hate myself for wasting so many years with someone I have to continually beg to love me.

I hate myself for believing the mental abuse.

I hate myself for feeling sad everytime you cuss at me. Everytime you belittle me. Everytime you embarrass me.

Everytime you let others disrespect me.

Eve...

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lifeLovesad

What Lies Beyond Truth?

Today's blog is a poem (well, two poems actually) where there are two versions of the poem and I have not yet been able to settle my feelings about which version 'wins'. I feel like there should stay two versions of it.

 

Version 1 – Personal


If Life will be what it has to be,
And Death will come when it comes,
And all the moments that I breathe
Happiness still is mine to give myself...

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The Real Deal

I am the real deal, and so are you.
But what is the real deal?

Is it all of the cards we're given
Or the purpose of absolutely everything?
Or is it the sum of both?

We are the real deal
And we are finding out what that is.
 

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all that I amlifemeditationperceptionrealityshort poemtruth

You and Me

Hold on to the dream,
of you and me,

floating free 
in air and sea. 

After all the drama,
a lifetime of battle scars,

it's still you and me,
for all eternity. 

https://youtu.be/aC9rY4HeN6A
 

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eternitylifeloverelationships

Who?

 

 

Who am I?

Who knows? not I !

Perhaps, I'll find out

when I die

When in the ground 

cross armed I lie

and become 

the congregation spy

Will friends & family

sincerely cry

Or, perhaps pretend

and also lie?

Will I hear truths

I now deny?

Or, will they say

'Oh! What a guy!'

Will happy thoughts

of times gone by

Just turn to thoughts

of ...

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deathLife

Don't say a word for now

Don’t say a word for now…

There is nothing to say 

that we haven’t already said…

 

Walk with me for a while…

From here to nowhere… 

 

Close your eyes…

Trust my hand…

There is nothing to see

that we haven’t already seen…

 

Nothing to hear 

that we haven’t already heard…

 

Nothing to fear…

No horizon line where to scape…

No unfulfilled dreams to cha...

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lifelovexoanxo

Elixir

I drink the elixir of your words

to calm my nerves,

to hear the crunch of leaves

on my way to brighter days,

to see another creative soul

soar above the chaos of a broken life,

to witness corrosion

turn to gold,

to prolong the beauty of this moment,

indefinitely. 

https://youtu.be/GnJqrLALsOc

 

 

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alchemylifeloverelationships

Big White Room

Stepped outside the Big White Room

Closed the door behind me

Needing to see where I belong,

Trying to feel familiarity.

 

Writer’s block is brutal

-A stab in the back from loyalty.

Needless to say I lost myself

Trampled by a monotonous society.

 

I sigh--

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GENERALLIFEwriter's block

I Would Love to Get a Feel.

I would Love to get a Feel

For the Scope of Your Argument

A sense of the Depth

Of It

The Sake of the Grip

Your Persuasiveness and Pulsation

Your Compelling

Vitality

Viciousness

Love

Vindictivity

Lust

Sorrow

Victory

The

Nasty Crude and Bitter Hateful Reports

Mean and Niggardly

Soap and Clasp

Universal Unlimited 

Fine and Kind

But 

Subtl...

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Life

poem from book One Thousand Plastic Trinkets Nick Armbrister

 

More Wanted

How many people have it all and want more?

Just one more toffee from the box

Or one more lady to make love to

Or a car 10 miles per hour faster

Is the grass always greener?

Step over the fence to see

There’s no way back over tho

Make a choice and away you go

Cross your fingers it’s better

Are all people like this?

May I look inside their heads?

...

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choiceslifemore

Shine On

Don't ever let anyone convince you 
to not share your soul songs. 

The weaponized words 
they hurl towards you, 
are formed from 
their own insecurities. 

You get one shot, 
in this time and space, 
accompanied by 
crabs in a bucket, 
and a host of other cliches,
determined to control 
your creative mind. 

Give in to dark energy,
and you become it. 

Rise above it. 

By sha...

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Filtered Memories

Back seat kisses, 

backyard volleyball,

barbecues, 

long walks in the woods, 

sunbathing on the beach, 

smiling, laughing,

talking for hours, 

holding hands, 

slow dancing to George Straight songs,

making love until dawn, 

falling asleep in each other’s arms...

Filtered memories, 

behind the sheer curtain of my mind,

or fantasies, 

found in a bottle

of ...

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