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MAGIC INK

MAGIC INK

disappeared
as if
not here

pencil
on page
completely
erased

frenetic
path
no
photographs

vanished in
air thin
invisible
like the wind

inside
the eye
stormy
skies

land of
oz
tornadic
toss

magic
ink
back from
brink

yellow brick
road
to
paper gold

 

 

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philosophical?metaphorical

STRANGER THAN FICTION

STRANGER THAN FICTION

never had
to go far
could always spin
a good yarn

gossip
and talk
nothin' but
poppycock

what i
unveil
is no
fairytale

take you back
in time
tell things that'll
blow minds

back to
the cradle
when mother
whispered fables

absolutely
scandalous
probably won't
believe this

reveal the
diabolical
about a father
most prodigal

tell you
my ...

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tongue in cheek/philosophy

IN STREAM

IN STREAM

some call it being in flow
i call it being in stream
whatever it is i love it
it's the best place i've been

something started to happen
must be in the plan
found myself at the river
started knowing who i am

searched for words
found a goldmine
felt them flowing
streamed from me line by line

tapped into a plethora
of thoughts and memories
an endless treasure chest
of ...

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inspirational/philosophical

DUST

DUST

a non
exist
like droplets
of mist

a debris filled
cloud
mother's sorcery
a shroud

a ghost
a spook
a joke
a fluke

appear out
of range
spirit behaving
strange

witch's
seed
anemic
no feed

entity
no name
moth without
a flame

kept at
arm's length
not a runway
but a plank

surreal
existence
path with  the
most resistance

disappearing
acts
shadows
in ...

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existentialism/metaphorical

SLEEPING BEAUTY

SLEEPING BEAUTY

must've been
sleep walkin'
when you came in
sweet talkin'

over i was
snowed
with a promise
and rose

was warned
about your kind
how could i be
so blind

was it that
enchanting disguise
the wink
in your eye

the lies
on your lips
that had my heart
doing flips

James Dean
style
that drove
me wild

put so well
together
should've known
better

did...

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romance/metaphorical

DON'T CLAP BACK

DON'T CLAP BACK

wanna be like a tree
throw big shade
save the energy
remember who got you made
they tell secrets of old
you wanna lob stones
instead expose
your own buried bones
air your dirty laundry
bare your soul publicly
once you tell your secrets
won't be more to read
or to post socially
ignore what they say
take their power away
don't clap back
you're better than that
don...

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inspirational

FLOAT

FLOAT

world fades
away
twinkling lights
on the bay

become
weightless
like a lover's
caress

deep...deep
sea
far...far
underneath

the ocean
breathes
swells and
heaves

tossing
me
as a leaf
in a breeze

long
exhale
like a slumbering
whale

float
inanimate
on a watery
planet

buoy up
drift down
breaking waves
for sound

no right
or wrong
only the lonely
dolph...

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fantasy poems

FEMPIRE

FEMPIRE

bud of 
bitterness
from the
harvestless

just
saccharin
when pickins'
are slim

on my lips
a tang
of raw
sugar cane

in the tall
grasses
a reap of
molasses

invested in
stalk
left over
crop

nothing was
lost
but the
burning moss

out of
the fire
built my
fempire

no
substitute
for low hanging
fruit

life's a
candy store
have keys
to the door

of the ...

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inspirational

SQUEEZE THE DAY

SQUEEZE THE DAY

sometimes feel
so light
like a boxer
in a featherweight fight
feet wanna
take flight
could fly
as a kite
when the mood's
just right
moon hangs low
in the night
dance moves
down tight
brass ring
in sight
feel my spirit
soar
float across
the floor
no walls
only doors
in life's ocean
got my oar
gonna sway
to and fro
no stop sign
only go
got rythm
in flo...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

WALTZ

WALTZ

increase in
my pulse
as we start
to waltz

on me
practised hands
move like
a dance

feel your
fingertips
featherlight on
my lips

and the
bliss
of an artist's
kiss

sway and
thrust
morph into
venus

transfer the
energy
let me take
the lead

feel our
shapes lift
as the music
shifts

sweep me 
across the floor
leave me
wanting more

whispers in
my ea...

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WORDS by cindy lee loucks

QUESTION

QUESTION

at night
i question
the time
we spent

for me it
was a moment
for you it
came and went

those morning
whisperings
did they mean
anything

echoed my words
like a parrot
affection a
dangling carrot

tried to reach out
and grab it
dropped me like
a bad habit

made love
with passion
following day
fell out of fashion

tossed
aside
like yesyerday's
headline

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

FEAR

FEAR (edited)

what is fear
false evidence
appearing real
hard not to react
to things we feel
so much to fear
things we can't see
swear we hear
things far away
and very near
since beginning
of time
fear's tricked
eyes and minds
didn't know what
something was
labeled it
monstrous
what's that shadow
is someone there
thought i saw a figure
probably just the glare
under the bed
...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

SHARE

SHARE

share...sare...share
what's inside
there
dreams you
dare
about things
you care
another day
above ground
this one won't
come back around
show it
now
let that jewel
be found
don't fret about
reaction
just an excuse
a distraction
don't be
shelved
by somebody
else
it's about
expanding youself
don't
hesitate
seize
the day
share the shine
let it go
time for you
t...

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POEMS3

PARADISE JARRED

PARADISE JARRED

was never
in the know
always on
the learn
now's the time
it's my turn
absorbed like
a sponge
now purge
and expunge
ironies
and puns
just for
fun
it's not where
i live
but what
i give
finally found
my home
in my writing
dome
pen in
hand
wonderland
better design
couldn't plan
have my
shangri la
pure
utopia
paradise
jarred
sitting in
the yard
spel...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

RISE

RISE (from QUILT)

burning
hell
tolling
bell
taste of
bile
left over 
vile
climbing
bevel
disguised
devil
shifting
shape
desperate
escape
crazed
clown
merry go
round
carnival
mirrors
terror
fear
haunted
house
pyre
douse
on the
run
beating
drum
released
hounds
leaps
bounds
low
growl
full moon
howl
warrior
cries
evil
dies
shadow
boxed
demon
outfoxed
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BEEN THINKING OF YOU

BEEN THINKING OF YOU

been thinking
of you
wish it
wasn't true
don't wanna remember
the cost
was more than
love lost
first it
was fun
didn't mean to 
hurt anyone
as feelings
grew
we both
knew
time
to say
goodbye
cuz you were
never mine
now we
carry shame
could say
we earned
the name
didn't think of
anybody else
only
ourselves
should've known
better
bear a 
scarle...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

NO LOOKIN' BACK

NO LOOKIN' BACK

oh yes i'm on 
solid ground
everything"s 
comin round
what was lost
is found
mountaintop
from a mound
pulled myself
up
half filled
is my cup
exorcised
dirty deeds
fulfilling
needs
sprouting
seeds
can feel
my heart beat
got me movin
my feet
seperated chaff
from wheat
my dust you're
gonna eat
it's as if
i could do
a back flip
brave a
polar dip
missed...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

LINK

LINK

couldn't rise
above
not being
loved
couldn't speak
a word
afraid truth
would be heard
couldn't show
my strength
held at
length
couldn't show
my heart
felt so
apart
couldn't share
my mind
when i was so
hard to find
couldn't produce
being so
reduced
couldn't move
to action
drowning in
distraction
couldn't lose
the shame
labels
or names
couldn't be
in the here
...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

IN THE I

IN THE I

up i was turnt
out totally burnt
couldn't focus
too much hocus pocus
no present
useless thoughts spent
no forward action
outside distraction
lost connections
no directions
reinvention
posing...pretension
no joy
empty void
self sabotage
afraid...a mirage
trip guilted
movements stilted
chasing dreams
running after me
caught up
deconstruct
no more lies
removing veil
...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

SAY I'M EXTRA

SAY I'M EXTRA

jacked up i get
when feeling paaionate
say i'm extra
i answer you bet
as you can see
hasn't stopped me yet
each new dawn
gotta verse for my song
trail blazers on
time to get along
seize the day with lust
boots kickin up dust
not a second to waste
too much life to taste
forget apathy
gotta express me
yes i get excited
when i'm delighted
laugh and sing
celebrating
...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

MOTHER EARTH

MOTHER EARTH

holy frack
would you look
at that
mother has
cracks in her back
she's being raped
for gases that escape
fresh water being removed
to never again be used
makes her shake
and quake
causing droughts
as we bake
lava flows
sink holes
people being
swallowed
have marbellous countertops
so others ooh and awe
destroying the planet
taking her for granite
giving earth a h...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

PAPER DOLL

PAPER DOLL

fancy apartment
big sctreen tv
gold and diamonds
oh my would you look at me
painted
primed
botoxed
every line
born in Ontario
talk with an accent
when asked...i answer
i am of British descent
eyelashes worth
every cent
missed
car paymrnt
and don't
have rent
nose so high
could drown in a rain
calf implants
not causing too much pain
new parts
i like to flounce
s...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

STICKS & STONES

STICKS & STONES

sticks and stones
may break bones
me they don't know
my soul they don't own
let them talk and talk
while i walk the walk
won't let words hurt
or drag me through the dirt
won't be pushed aside
or run and hide
can tear me down
won't be their clown
can point and laugh
i'll be smiling last
take their knocks
be building blocks
take their best shot
be showing what i g...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

WISH I WERE

WISH I WERE

wish i were a hurricane
that churns the ocean's floor
wish i were a rich coral reef
stretching from shore to shore
wish i were a tectonic plate
could move the earth around
wish i were a quake
that crevasses the ground
wish i were a drop
descending from a cloud
wish i were a thunderstorm
ferocious and loud
wish i were a streak of lightning
that brightens the sky
wish i ...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

WELL SPENT

WELL SPENT

no dollar
value
a priceless
jewel
what with it
you do
is up
to you
no return
policy
just
possibilities
no instruction manual
or guarantees
only thing promised
is uncertainty
be wise
with this
short time
be gone
before you realize
there will
be slips
and trips
don't worry
about falls
they will
seem small
at final
curtain call
yes it's
elemental
here to ...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

RATHER YOU GO AWAY

RATHER YOU GO AWAY

don't wanna tell
the truth
about the things
i do
so i won't 
lose you
don't wanna 
lie
avoid your
eyes
cuz what if you
say goodbye
don't speak
honestly
tell you secrets
about me
because you might
turn and leave
act like a
chameleon
so it
won't end
can't let my
colors show
so i keep up
the pose
won't reveal
my core
afraid you"ll walk
out the door
...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

LIFE LESSONS

LIFE LESSONS

sometimes
feel cursed
cost more
than it's worth
why do life's teachings
have to hurt
lessons learned
only after
being burned
sun stops
shining
before we see
silver linings
something has 
to be gone
to know we
should've held on
not til
loved ones die
what they meant
do we realize
hard times
may be few
reveals character
in you
every
difficulty
comes with
p...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

LET IT SHOW

LET IT SHOW

standing
here
insecurities
fear
gust of wind
you'll
disappear
get up
the nerve
put it 
into words
ironies
observed
no
u turn
moments
burn
faceted
gem
with paper
and pen
legends
filled
deep water
under still
be the
catalyst
express
your gift
no regrets
or what ifs
all you
need
to proceed
is to follow
your dreams
don't live on
could've beens
they ...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

TRANSFORM 1

TRANSFORM 1

slither in
the blind
changing shape
in time
rearranging in
the berm
tadpole losing
its squirm
dragging from
the rough
to hop on
the bluffs
head out of
the hudge
cues from
nature's nudge
breathe in
formation
pure
oxygen
origination
transform
again
back to
seeds
root through
weeds
can't explain
the genesis
magic
twist
of a 
chrysalis
wings beat
back
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BOUNTY

BOUNTY

went on
a quest
for a 
treasure chest
knew there
had to be
one out there
for me
wished for
fame
all would know
my name
from a 
chalice
i would sip
and be
diamond dripped
have
money
beyond
belief
ride in
a limousine
i would be
the scene
toasted
as queen
crazy myself
i almost drove
searching for
a jewel filled trove
imagine my surprise
when i found the key
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

SHIFT

SHIFT

they
say
ride
or die
only have
one life
don't have
to stay
til you
fade 
one way
street
same
scenery
next exit
stage left
to yourself
say yes
no need to
stick around
going over
worn ground
get into
gear
new trails
to steer
wings to
be spread
burning
tread
clutch
released
lightning
greased
full
throttle
freedom
unbottled
forward
thrust
leaving
dust
...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

GUIDE

GUIDE

if
smart
to others
impart
educate
informate
what's learned
regurgitate
if an expert
preach
what you know
teach
if well read
and sure
be a
mentor
sharing
thoughts
can't be
bought
doesn't mean
squat
if what you know
isn't taught
use your
mind
to
edify
don't
hide
your
wise
use it
to guide

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

APPRECIATION

APPRECIATION

had a bad
attititude
no grace
or gratitude
came from a place
of greed
what was in it
for me
complain about the cards
i was dealt
oh so sorry
for myself i felt
couldn't fly
on one wing
boohoo and cry
didn't have any bling
only ball i caught
was thrown with a curve
never got
what i thought i deserved
whined a lot
about life
a childhood
of strife
no goals
no p...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

BACK AGAIN

BACK AGAIN

do you miss me
at night
or is it
out of mind
when out of sight
a waste
of time
only handing me
a line
called me
one of a kind
now you're so
hard to find
don't get it
confused
used you
too
don't wanna be
a notch on
your post
just another
boast
now you treat me
like a ghost
started as
friends
said it would last
til the end
remembering
those words
is what
...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

PHOTOS & WORDS

PHOTOS & WORDS

a friend
stopped by
asked
why
do others
care
what you put
out there
first i was
perplexed
surely she
did jest
get anxious
inside
when i
don't write
feel
light
after letting
it fly
yes it floats
my boat
so is it
ego
sending a
post
this friend travels
takes photographs
poetry...short stories
are similar to that
can't help
what i am
live in
imaginati...

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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

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