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The Raging Heart

The very machine that gives you life
could easily take mine away

The piercing from exhaustion 
punctures my living, my breathing
Every bodily function is affected
as I reach my hand towards the pulsing and thumping 
racing through my chest

I don’t want this to be how I end
I can’t let my kids see their mother this way
I hold on tight to life as I feel my chest tightening 

I sit, 
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Enough

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Michelangelo said the work of art awaited him beneath the slab of marble, merely for him to uncover it. In my own small way I understand that as I write these days. The poem I know is possible waits patiently at the other side across a murky divide and with luck and patience maybe I can reach it, reveal it.

Here is  one I wrote about a barbecue years ago in the small town where I lived.

 

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I Still Can't Believe the Depths I've Sunk To

U-boats patrolled the Atlantic, brave men if misguided

I sweat just thinking about all that ocean overhead

I'm sweating now not because I'm locked in a tin cylinder

It's because of what you've done to my head

 

I still can't believe the depths I've sunk to

I'm harassed and chided and regularly baited

I've become remiss about my personal hygiene

My professional standards hav...

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Arrhythmia

She hid in my chambers 

Stored her music in right atrium

As quiet as she stayed

The songs she would whisper 

Danced loudly in my veins 

I tried to drown her lyrics out

But the blood rushed all of

Her secrets to my brain

Every ventricle has coagulated 

Memories that are clinging to

Walls inside my heart

Causing sclerosis clouding my 

Better judgment to push her a...

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Broken Heart

What do you do when the person that once brought you love brings you nothing but pain.

What do you do when the person you gave your heart too took it and threw it away. 

What do you do when your heart beats so fast it feels like it is coming out of your chest.

And the love you once had starts to change into tears and hate.

And that person that once brought you comfort and made you feel...

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Shame

For many years I walked in shame

With my head bowed down not looking anyone in the eyes

Shame for not being good enough

Shame for not being wanted nor loved

I sat in darkness wondering if I would ever be able to find light

Sat there wondering, if I would ever be worthy or enough

Then a voice whispered in my ear, " I am here."

The voice got louder and yelled, " I am here."

T...

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Warzone

Scream and fight,

oh little mind.

An endless battle

between you two

 

Always more than one,

never black and white

so you always fight.

 

Heart for love and lies.

Brain for truth and pain.

Listen to me I'm struggling!

Both of you take too much,

I can't keep up.

 

Fight for me and not with each other.

Fight for us and not some lover.

We need eachoth...

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magnets

i was cotton yesterday 

today,

steel

see, i thought you were my magnet 

 

you’re 

gravity

 

 

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