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Catching a falling star

There was a star that I once prayed to like me it was stuck out in space
Till one day it fell and I followed suit when I woke I remember your face
Suddenly the darkness was replaced by the spark of us and the way your lips taste
Everyday an urgency to be next to you no more time is waste
A new definition of hurt I've come to know to want someone this way 
I'll never hold back when intwined in...

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Music

If music be the food of love
I wish to hear more.
Louder and Louder
Rising to crescendo.
Loves orchestra, wind and strings
Timpani and bass bassoon.
Conducted by the moon
Music to accompany our duet.

Written in the stars
Lines in the milky way.
Falling from the sky
Butterfly and owl the notes.
Natural music, soft, sensual
Likened to Pans’ pipes.
Enchanting, delighting
Moving us to...

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Waiting to Fly

A thousand miles
Flying wings tremble.
Fiery, weaving, dancing
Healed wing.
Circling no more
Destination true.
Gliding, pulsating
To my arms.

To Cyprus Isle
Waiting lovers heart.
Destiny sure
Love pure, true, yours’.
Unsure, think
Read the lines.
Here I am
Waiting, anticipating.

Sitting in terminal
Is this right?
Am I a fool, doubt natural
Love awaits, courage.
Hearts can u...

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Falling

How I tumbled into it
I do not know.
A strange, soft place
Sweet and warm.
 Alone, spinning
Tumbling neither up nor down.
I see a sign, April it says
Catch the hand, be quick.

No bat nor newt or frog
Inhabit this place.
Just me, I see a light
A very small light.
A small cry
Is that the echo of me.
Listening hearing, 'It's me'
Who?

The light, the love
Tumbling closer, together.
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Bye your Side

I forgot to send a poem

 

Writing to her today
I was carried away.
Forgot the poem
Not the love.
Reaching out
Spirits entwined.
Instantly transported
A thousand miles.

 
By your side

Watching you this morning
In my mind’s eye.
Rising gently
I turn my back.
While you bathe and dress
I smell your womanly warmth.
Involuntary shudder
You sense that I am there.

A smile rew...

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Flowers

From the 'Wings' series

 

They announce the occasion
White for the virgin.
Black for death
Red for love.
Pink for a girl
Blue for a boy.
The loudest colour of all
Embarrassed cheek of girl or boy.

We have had them all
Confetti in our lives.
Throw me red rose petals
Shower me with love.
Spray me with your rainbow
Dazzle me with your spectrum.
No need for pots of gold at the en...

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Wings

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My first poem, written in the mountains in Northern Cyprus.

 

With one wing he
The evening gently with her.
She did not see, but I think felt
The warm air change;
Did not see, but knew
Her wing was healing.
Guessing his hands and heart moved
Weaving the scented air.

Flying in circles
Through owl starred night.
Cannot see but feels her
Smiling, moving warm air.
Gliding on the ai...

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Crest

Deep.  Deep in thelemic thought, her

words spill sour, salted by a power

that cowers and spits, shoaling rocks

into desolate fetch, coveting a polyandry.

 

Exiled.  Exiled she lies, and lies. Coursed

and cobbled. Smooth blissful pebbles

that awake wrecked memories, and hopes

of calm oceans being neither here or there.   

 

Caught. Caught in a squall ‘twix...

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Love Is No FairyTale

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Why isn't love like those in movies and books?
Like the fairy tale happily Ever Afters.
Where the prince says I Love You and the princess says I do too.
And that’s the beginning of all their dreams come true.
In real life, it takes more than just words;
More than some stolen glances.
You try and try but it may not work.
And somehow you don’t really know why.
What...

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What love is...

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I believe love to be something one cannot describe.
It is just as powerful as any other feeling.
We just choose it to be the most important.
It is our defense,our comfort,our reason to live.
Love can be anything we make of it.
It can be the silliest, lamest of things.
And yet it is precious because of the importance we attach to it.
What we feel comes from what we wa...

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Don't know why but i do

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I do not know why I love,
But oh do I love you.
With every sunrise I love you so.
With every sunset my love but grows.
There are days when the world stops turning;
If only for a while.
And then there are those days when I can't hide my smile.
As long as we are earth-bound these things will come.
Both through good and bad days we’ll run.
No matter what comes ,...

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Transit

Unsure, Unopposed

lying in my arms

fleeting captivity

of bittersweet blossom

transient beauty as it falls

melting into the ground

and you’re gone

 

© Katypoetess 2013

 

 

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Ouroborus

I

 

Maybe - it was just sex and poetry passing through your modus operandi.

I am no Rossetti, Dickenson or Plath. My heart hung in front of my heroines.

Emotions could rival, but words brew clumsy and fall cumbersome at their feet.

Ink spurts and spills from between my legs, puddling and muddying an

indiscression from the master’s muse. Brooding time in surburban solicit...

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The Best

If I had that chance, I would keep giving you The best. 

Love making - hot tea served so dutifully, as I gently

steam each dream to wake you. Morning Molton Brown bath

with warm Christy towel to wrap around fervid hips after

I wash and caress every complex that doesn’t need cleansing.

 

When meeting your neuroses, I would heed the grumbles

chuntering a nonsense, that...

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Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

 

When we first chatted over cake and tea

You told me you spent your days

In front of PC, saving the world from itself

 

But you failed to mention

You had a PhD in brick layering trade

 

As time passed we drank less tea with even fewer pleasantries

You built your personal Berlin Wall

Injected cracks with grouting

Mixed with a single gr...

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Your Father

Your father is still your father. Love him and forgive him as a young child.
The way you were in expectant, resolute delight of his arms around you.
Your father is still your father in his audacious crime of falling in love.
I, his Pygmalion’s statue, his muse, his mistress, his little goth whore,
you see me as nothing better than shit on your kitchen floor
before gathering round the ...

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Voyeur

Moon beckons a beacon for the night demon’s path. Comfort strewn by creaks
of cooling corners in the bedroom.  Dutiful goodnight kisses obligate a renewed
commitment to freshly etched, stone set commandments of the marriage rite.

 

Left alone, he clicks familiar websites, browsing history carefully kept out of sight.
Easing tension transiently until eyes hit on a caress of a photo...

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Benefit of the Doubt

The boy’s blue eyes shone

Tried so hard to be good

Tall frame was troubled

So easily misunderstood

 

But something happened

A long time ago

That split his heart

And darkened his soul

 

He had to feel needed

Wanted and secure

To cover the emptiness

And risk of wanting more

 

He worked and toiled

To fill the vacuum inside

He crea...

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Owl Ghost

Curtains drawn
One sunny morn
A white shadow
On patio door

 

Since that night
No cry heard
Death knoll subdued
Prey is disturbed

 

Prophecy or protection
Wisdom or inflection
Your powder down
I cannot clean

 

A haunting call through the valleys of resentment

 

Forgive – forgive - forgive


© Katypoetess 2013


 

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Matchbox

Picked you up

Turned you around

Stroked your feet

Knocked your crown

 

I looked inside

Took last light

Struck it hard

Flared the night

 

Burnt the skin

Flame lives within

Bound by Stockholm

Protected from wind

 

Loyal knights

Play a tune

Of ruined castles

In shallow dune

 

Didn’t burn away

Like it should

Fue...

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Instar

Flatlined. Red admiral turned cabbage white.

Our bed, once pale open casket creaks a chrysalis,

a steadfast metamorphosis of our gothic love story.

Set apart by vengeful spouses, hindwings skinned.

Living in separate houses, just over ten miles apart.

 

Beyond the ending in damask suburban banality

the vampire’s parable of a lover’s return fleets transient

scorni...

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One Year Apart

I imagine you mowing the lawn to atone, painting walls

covering every sin you have committed. An extra coat

over loose ends. Hammered nails in coffins of every fuck up.

New cars, holidays, gifts, attention worthy of a young peacock

lavish while the leash of trust and compensatory promises

Threatens shorter with any sign of un-toeing the line.

 

The gin palace closed ...

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Rebirth

I sweat, I shriek, I write

Worried faces can only wait

I tear, I bleed severely

begging for epidural of hate

 

I can’t get you out of me

But I must or I will die

My back arches upwards

My legs spread open wide

 

Final push, truth and lies collide

I exorcise what you decimate

Sodden, panting, I look down

to see what you did create

 

I g...

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Love's Circumference

 

 

Dreaming

 

Waiting

 

Hesitating

 

Taking

 

Denying

 

Confessing

 

Taking

 

Hesitating                                                                         

 

Waiting                                                                                                                                                         

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Our Berlin Wall

Your east side

Torpid

Behind the times

Poverty stricken

Oppressed and undone

 

My west side

Free

Moving the future

Abundant laden

Oppressed and undone

 

In our dreams

I run

In our memories

You run

Towards the wall

I thought I heard

You thought you heard

The other call

 

 

Checkpoint of illusion

Guns down

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Talking the Walk

 

 

Everyone at work used to say

You were good at talking the talk

I did not realise this

As I was too distracted

Listening to you talking

Rather than watching you

walking

 

And as I walked faster

Alongside you talking

I forgot where I was going

And I fell down a hole

You did not see me or follow

But I could still hear you

talking

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Exit Stage Left

 

 

There’s a curious superfluity

of characters

in this play

forgetting the lines

missing the cues

wrong costume changes

a story confused.

Played out in performance

the audience hisses

the writer cringes

the curtains drop

on all of them

inside you.

 

© Katypoetess 2013

 

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The Oak Tree IV

 

 

Not one, but two shadows cast onto the ground

The oaks stand vowed apart in pride

Beautifully synchronised

Too stubborn to reach out to touch

 

As the seasons pass, they spy and hide

With no eyes to watch each other

Fluttering leaves whisper between their worlds

time momentarily stops

 

Don’t forget….

 

Dream with me now,   And when...

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The Oak Tree III

 

 

Sanctuary turned cemetery

On late November afternoon

Your kindred spirit rises as I pace forwards

I giggle as you grumble

About mud on your boots

No tea to takeaway from the café today

I avert all others eyes

Was it through here,

Or a little further perhaps?

 

The birds scatter in welcome as I arrive

Without our blanket to break my fall

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Morning Shower

 

 

Your Katy, your Kitty courtesan. Running a disorderly house in this

goldfish bowl of hype. City hotel room, mountain topped veneered luxury.

Hearts beat dawn rhythm ridden hard and sodden in salted white sheets

while I whispered your name and the age you would die, in the dark.  

 

We refract against light that spears our skin through the curtains.

Silk and c...

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Voices

He’s crazy

She’s crazy

It would never have worked

How could you?


He’s possessive

She’s obsessive

You would never have been happy

How could you?


Look how he treated you

Look how she behaved

You were never right for each other

How could you?

              Tighter, tie me tighter and take me
              you naughty girl, cum on me - now

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The last night remembered and spent

Tugging the stockings out the drawer

Clasp up clips, leave suit on the floor

Zip up my boots, apply more mascara

Anticipate nervously the oncoming drama

 

Start the engine on cold autumn night

You wanted me there, and I cannot fight

Tired, unsure, aware of the time

Knowing your impatience, I blur the white line

 

Bright lights feed confidence, feeling unf...

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Banished from Eden

 

 

The torch has turned, flame extinguished.

Roses and lilies, once love’s bouquet,

now wilted wreath. I wear the silver locket

tarnished to jet in anger. I rage, snip and shave

the hair you nestled in, that you forbade me to trim

Against all fashionable whim.  I relish the pain

knowing fresh ink on skin will repel you.

 

Cuckolded by your wife, I curl c...

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Retreat

You made a commitment to me

and I believed in you.

Then you went back to your wife

like married men do.

 

You told her about us

unexpected, out of the blue.

Suits packed by your front door

and I waited like a fool.

 

All those words you said and wrote,

they were not followed through.

Now left without meaning,

how could you be so cruel?

 

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Irish Sea

The waves carry you and I to meet

each creeps a little closer to my feet

 

                              I am waiting inside the rain for you.*
 

I retreat, stung by approaching tide

I turn my back and try to hide

 

                            The blistered, bitter rain that engulfs me.*
 

Hopelessly pulled back, my mind

succumbs to salty kisses entwined

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The Penultimate Battle

It’s has always been easier to slay us

With your obedient insecurities

Cheerfully devoted to poetic doom

You speculate, create and anticipate

A wheel of fortune that spins in your tomb

Lashing and flaying against happiness

You claw and spit against the lid

Of exhausted insight and recognition

Crying out against comprehension

With a scream of lies and unravell...

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Nesting

Clearing drawers

On that side of the bed

And putting things back again

 

The bathroom isn’t done

Fuck.

 

The garage isn’t cleared

I hope his car fits in

 

Big lack of wardrobe space

Fuck.

 

He has got so many clothes

Where would they go?

 

It’s his wedding anniversary next month

So what kind of new madness is this?

 

Ho...

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Suspicion

 

Your mood swoops up and down. A zigzagged bat to my twilight 

you forage on blood and nectar, then fly home again to roost.

Slowly stealing our sleep and holding our dreams apart, a deity

of doubt covets the forthcoming clamour of kitchen sink drama. 

My credence that I love you with a passion she cannot match,

with a depth she cannot reach, with a strength she cannot ...

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Equinox

“I love this bed” you sigh. Half clambering, half enticing.

Socks fly chaotically towards carefully folded suit trousers

on the stair banister outside our door. Seductively deluded

domestic comfort. We mock the coupling joggers sweating and panting.

Beating the towpath in desperate lust for a BMI of whatever. We know

a much better way to keep the pounds off by keeping poundi...

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The Gipsy Clouds

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By: Ali Taha Alnobani
My sweetheart who left me before a year
Today was very near
I saw her when I was drunk
In my cup
And also in my fear
I wished to tell her about the muddy way
Over there, at the crazy row of thoughts
Inside the dream of the sea
That got bored of futile boats
I tried to call her
But she couldn't hear
And the life reared to me i...

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My one day friend, Mark

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  To Liverpool

By: Ali Taha Alnobani
On Vernon street
Off Dale street
I sat near the sidewalk
At the edge
Like a broken bridge
People were passing
With their robot walking
Sea gulls felt my pain
Also did the rain
And my one day friend Mark
Who heard the voice of gulls in my heart
And my desire to start
His frien...

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The Gate

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By : Ali Taha Alnobani

 

Yesterday she invited me to see the moon in her garden
The wind tried to prevent me
Although I was sad, I walked under the rain
The gate was full of small doors and small cats were looking at me
Their shining eyes told me the tale of my baby
One night she was looking at the moon,
But a big cat with shining eyes got her dreams broken.
...

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The Cottage II

Where are we now

Back to square one

Thrown to the beginning

Or have we moved on?

 

As the season changes

The cycle does reap

An autumnal harvest

That tastes just as sweet

 

There’s no place like home

Unearthed and unearthly

insecurity and fear still roam

Driven, dark and dirty

 

Trying to live the dream

Fucking, fighting and broken

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A little bohemia in Warwick

 

 

“Remember these times.” Urging me earnestly

whilst you nuzzle my hair down there.  I dizzy and delight

at your glasses still on. A wicked glint behind

magnified - tantalizes. I draw breathe, thighs tense.

I protest “No, no, you can’t do that it’s the wrong time of….”

 

You can. You will. You do. Body squirming, eyes wide,

I clutch the duvet, horrified. Yo...

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The Oak Tree at Hatton Locks

 

Looking up while you were fucking me, I tried to grab a falling leaf.

But I missed; I couldn’t quite reach the wish that fluttered in the breeze.

Branches gather, cross and weave our worn anxious self-discoveries

swaying unable to still uncertainty. We circumscribe this Eden as reality.

 

When I promised forever did you feel time stop?

 

A treetop to trick and ...

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Extra Hot, Extra Wet, Extra Shot

 

Early impatience to your inevitable lateness

Love's fresh aroma makes my heart beat

Awaiting half Irish steampunk entrance

Mixed black and bitter - dusted vanilla sweet

 

Crowd well scanned for anyone we know

Cappuccino obediently essenced to your liking

Before sitting with me in comfort, and on show

We box witty as hares – tease, half chastising

 

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Anthony and Katypatra

 

 

I arrive. Quickly turning bedroom from Rome into Alexandria.

Skin up, pop a cork to dilute our blood with Bollinger.

Determined to mix up a confidence to conquer,

goddess summoning up a strip tease of your morality.

 

“The triple pillar of the world transformed into a strumpet's fool.”*

 

Coiling concubine - arabesque around your thighs to

nourish exo...

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Soho

For two days and two nights we architect a megalomania

in defiance.  Disguised in stray abandon amongst oblivious streets.

Scavenging on Oxford Street you buy skinny black jeans and converse.

Just like mine. We shamelessly crawl sex shops for new toys

and sully Soho square’s benches with marijuana smoke. 

You recite poetry loudly, off the cuff of your duffle coat,

none o...

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Grief

She has no beauty in face or form

Weighting the lightest heart

She deafens our spirits with silence

Filling the emptiness when we’re apart

 

She breaks the distant grey waves

Swelling pregnant with our loss

She destroys well intended footsteps

Muddying our paths that cross

 

She banishes happiness out of sight

Turning the natural to feel so wrong

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Should I tell her?

No regrets

I swear to you

not one.

 

Except

 

a question in a text

a reply that fired a gun

 

fate’s bullet aimed straight

shattered my heart

another’s life saved.

 

If I had said yes

instead of no

would I still be alone now -

who knows?

 

Martyrdom – with a reward to come?

Or stupidity – my life coming undone?

 

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