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TIME TO EXIT

TIME TO EXIT

eyes
that
hypnotize
couldn't be
strong
wasn't
long
bfore i
fell
under
your spell
a touch
like voodoo
hard time
escaping you
magic at
first
uncovered
the curse
your
wizardry
was lost
on me
home we
made
just a trick
you played
nothing but
an illusion
that had me
in confusion
when the
curtain closed
went from
prince to toad
putting on
 a show
was y...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

NOT GONNA FOLD

NOT GONNA FOLD

up...up...up
trampoline
can't feel
my feet
under me
defying laws
of gravity
rose colored
glass
got me
kickin ass
don't look
before i leap
think before
i speak
gonna do what
i please
no ceiling
or floors
that's what walls
are for
if ignorance
is bliss
i'm giddy
with it
yes i
might slip
don't give
a flip
rather rely
on tarot cards
than not follow
my ...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BACK

BACK

phantom
chains
psychic
pains
shrinking
sinking
magic potion
drinking
liquid
binge
unhinge
reversed
vision
indecision
delluded
polluted
fevered
thoughts
in a web
caught
beautiful
tragedy
solitude
grief
out of
reach
halting
screech
emotional
sieve
when ugly
gives
outrunning
shadows
facing
gallows
false
bravado
spiral...bounce
echo
songbird
unheard
sl...

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metaphor

TRAIL OF POEMS

TRAIL OF POEMS

nowhere
to go
dog without
a bone
not here
or there
not
anywhere
so...so
small
not at
all
if i
disappeared
would they look
for me here
what would
they find
would they read
between the lines
see me on
a page
or throw
it away
would my
shine
come through
the blind
would i vanish
like night
in morrning
light
would it be
as if
i never
did exist
if th...

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philisophical

WOULD BE WRONG

WOULD BE WRONG

don't be
confused
by my love
for you
if you wanna
say goodbye
that's just
fine
called us birds
of a feather
said we'd always
be together
but i've learned
to never
say never
it's just
as well
put each other
through hell
promise things
will change
next day's
the same
why play
this game
ready to turn
the page
read from
a script
record that
skips
nothin...

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romance break up

KARMAGEDDON

KARMAGGEDON

red
hood
wolf in
the wood
cases
cold
wounds of
old
tissue
scarred
soul
marred
grody
mystery
new chapter
reveals history
throwing
stones
at buried
bones
diamond cut
on fragile glass
mad hatter
running from past
karmageddon
coming up fast

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SICK by Cindy Lee Loucks

ROCKET

ROCKET

split and
shattered
silencing
inner clatter
missing rung
on Jacob's ladder
soul grows
old
from lies
told
dragged up
in a ward
double edged
sword
no chance
to bloom
for creativity
no room
typhooning
through
like a
corkscrew
spun
around
spiralled
down
turning
weather
nothing lasts
forever
stories i
can tell
secrets hidden
well
colorful
life
craziness
wi...

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inspirationalphilisophical

WRITER

WRITER

wanna be a
mystery writer
weave web
like a spider
pencil a catch
twenty two
channel
Ann Rule
author crime stories
true
create brilliant
disguise
underworld
spies
type up
a thriller
on a
serial killer
drop hints
for discovery
clues for
recovery
qoute
lines
from a
criminal mind
cause fear
and spellbind
a goose bump
horror
leaves you
wanting more
write
such ...

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LOVE'S NOT PING PONG

LOVE"S NOT PING PONG

what the heck's
going on
love's not
ping pong
go back
and forth
treat it like
a scoreboard
lay your hand
on the table 
while you're 
still able
put up
a net
match you
set for set
my time
to serve
throw you
a curve
win...lose
draw
racket sticks
in my craw
don't like
games
drives me
insane
when ball's 
in my court
won't be a
good sport
comes do...

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love and romance

GROW

GROW

if you feel
the need
to have imagination
freed
creativity begins
with a seed
planting
milkweed
is more
than feed
for butterflies
and bees
when you are
witness
to the
chrysalis
it is the
litmus
that magic
exists
use it for your own
metamorphosis

in memory of my loving aunt
HELEN ANN SNELGROVE
          1941 - 2018

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inspirational. metaphor

NEW DAY DAWNS

NEW DAY DAWNS

walked
with hollows
shadows
and ghosts
shivering
cold
from spirits
of old
never
outran
the
boogeyman
wants my
soul
tryin to
swallow
it whole
can't
resist
what doesn't
exist
have to
expose
demon's virtuous
pose
what lies
beneath
the malicious
sheath
invisible
entity
can feel
not see
taunted
haunted
by hell's
most wanted
saw a
mystic
message
c...

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LIKE

LIKE

like to leave
things to fate
be surprised
by what awaits
if you're into karma
might accept a date
like the
heat
lying on 
a beach
if you like
the sun
might be
the one
don't like
the dark
rooms cold
or stark
if you like
it bright
might be
mister right
like sitting by
the fire
swinging on
a tire
if you like
no shirts required
might be my
heart's desire
like a
c...

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romance poem

LANTERN

LANTERN

bon
voyage
veiled
mirage
ill fated
journey
bottom
feed
on
sea
of
grief
against
wind
disorientation
force of
gale
took out
sails
no line
or reel
sinking
heel
deliverance
far...far
distance
missing
plank
dropped
sank
morning
sky
warning
sign
landslide
changing
tide
chance in
hell
tolling
bell
rogue
wave
saving
grace
tossed
aside
tilled through
...

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NEVER ALONE

NEVER ALONE

shoulders
round
from being
put down
laughed
too loud
clown
in the
crowd
circle in
a square
didn't fit
anywhere
put on
game face
slowly
erased
self
conscious
shallow
pompous
shut
mouth
kept nose
out
please...please
no one
notice me
name
mistaken
shunned
forsaken
yearned for
home
found a
soul
now have
both
never
alone
closet full
of ghosts
bur...

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philisophical

BEHIND THE SHINE

BEHIND THE SHINE

shine
in her
eyes
as her soul
slowly dies
keeps secret
tears she cries
words that
are spoken
veils a heart
that is broken
on her lips
a smile
hides the journey
of a thousand miles
walks with
a skip
mask never
slips
won't ever
show
what she doesn't
want you to know
wrapped in
colors bright
obscures
perpetual night
clouds the
light
can't see things
a...

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metaphorical

WEARING EGG

WEARING EGG

so you can
read my mind
but not between
the lines
can't know
me
if yourself
isn't seen
throw
mistakes
in my
face
while yours go
without a trace
point out faults
give opinions
and thoughts
done the same
not yet caught
shouldn't
throw
stones
from a
glass home
chip on the
shoulder
will become
a boulder
spite others
cut off nose
find your
own
secrets
expos...

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#metaphor

HEAVY BAG

HEAVY BAG

heavy
bag
hung in
the way 
on my
toes
in defensive
pose
shadow
boxed
a
paradox
when down
took kicks
blocked
the hits
hands
up
here comes
the upper cut
against
the ropes
losing
hope
down for
the count
back i
bounced
could barely
stand
but had
a plan
twelfth
round
opening
found
never
blinked
took the
final swing
won the
belt
with a knockout
i d...

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inspirational poetry

HOLLOW VOWS

HOLLOW VOWS

smell her
perfume
all over
you
down the aisle
we walked
was just
pillow talk
called me
a princess
but your
kiss
was
poisonous
wide
awake
sleep
dissipates
only a
dream
not true
it seems
pulled back
wedding veil
nothing but
a fairy tale
a prince
i don't need
already a
queen
rather be
alone
than share
my throne
not looking
to be dazzled
or live in
a f...

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break up poemlove

KNOW EVERYTHING'S OKAY

KNOW EVERYTHING'S OKAY

hardly notice
you're in the house
quiet as
a mouse
as if you're
not here
and you think
i disappeared
like living
alone
each of us
on our own
just not
in the mood
retreat to
my room
not much
to say
but how was
your day
eat without
a word
tv only
sound heard
take the dogs
for a walk
even then
we don't talk
end of
the night
turn out
separate li...

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love and romance

RISE N' SHINE

RISE N' SHINE

interior
fractured
exterior
manufactured
scrambled
fried
toasted
diced
ground
down
no stalk
found
bleached
drained
lost in
maze
fissures
and splits
served
with grit
hard
egg
borrowed
begged
great
fall
hit the
wall
shell
broke
uncloaked
whole grain
golden yolk
pieces
and bits
made an
omelette
those
dawns
long...long
gone
rise
n' shine
time
...

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everything poems

BURN BRIDGES

BURN BRIDGES

you can
be
own worse
enemy
don't want anyone
to hurt
but keep using
painful words
gotta rise above
this narcistic curse
old habits
die hard
they're tearing
you apart
drown in
drink
numb
don't have to think
take it out
on those
who love you
most
burn bridges
with your say
sorries
too little
too late
have to
sprint
to get a
splint
help you
heal
from the...

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DO NOT WEEP

DO NOT WEEP
(excerpt from SICK)

do not weep
they are not gone
they are the sunrise
as it breaks the dawn
do not weep
they are not in a grave
they are the motion
in every ocean wave
do not weep
they did not die
they are the bird' s song
and the blue of the sky
do not weep
they did not leave
they are the breeze
that blows through the trees
do not weep
they are not far
they are th...

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death before their time

DANCE HALL

DANCE HALL

bust a
move
get into
the groove
burst into
song
strut like
a swan
feel so good
inside
almost take
flight
spin and
twirl
giddy as
a squirrel
flip upside
down
see a different
world
no dance
floor
that's what
pavement's for
cross the
blocks
hear oldies
and rock
tune into
any station
with
imagination
soul
train
track in
the brain
no
headphones
roll
wi...

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9-1-1

9-1-1

be my
9-1-1
when the
hurtin"s begun
be the
only one
when the
healing's done
know i can
turn to you
when in need
of rescue
always on
standby
medicine for
my cry
show such
bravery
in the face
of grief
give me air
when i can't breathe
always right there
when i need relief
bandage against
life's scrapes
stop the bleed
when my heart breaks
whenever on
the mend
it's ...

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#love #romance

OPEN STAGE

OPEN STAGE

outta my
way
seizing the
day
movin'
on
blink and
i'm gone
no time
to rest
on a
quest
won't
hide
the
inside
no back
slide
holy grail
in sight
coming up
on it fast
almost in
my grasp
know
it's near
hear
whispers in
my ear
could vanish
in a wink
quicker than
i think
gotta stay
steady
be at
the ready
shot in
the dark
leaving
my mark
pumped up
amped
...

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metaphor

RAINDROP

RAINDROP

heat of
august
builds
thunderous
enveloped
dust
vaporous
delicate
exist
in the
mist
water
gauge
to measure
pain
only
warmth
in the i
of the storm
cloud
burst
desperate
thirst
dehydrate
in the
precipitate
evaporate
like damp
on pave
pouring
rain
washed away
stain
disintegrate
tissue paper
in a drain
come and
go
like a
lightning bolt
make a
splash
...

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philosophical

TOTAL SUM

TOTAL SUM

high
price
tuition
for life
lost
found
cost
doubled down
steps from
the ditch
never felt
so rich
all i
sought
couldn't be
bought
don't have
a dime
money can't
buy time
don't suffer
sticker shock
spare change
on the clock
happiness
priceless
cashing in
on passion
not
fond
of stocks
and bonds
hung up
on dollars
rock stars
or scholars
life's debts
don't...

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BACK IN TIME

BACK IN TIME

if you could
read my mind
take you
back in time
when just looking
in my eyes
was enough to
make you smile
still opened
doors
danced me
across the floor
talked all
night long
made pancakes
at dawn
sat under
the stars
you strumming
the guitar
sharing
dreams
both wanted
it seemed
now we
don't speak
barely
look at me
neither one
can face
what can't be
repla...

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break upromance

CHAMP

CHAMP

remember wearing
that belt
how good
being best felt
were the
town's toast
celebrated with
a roast
walked down
the street
gushed over by
fans you'd meet
in public's
eye
bright shining
light
earned crowning
glory
became yesterday's
story
pushed aside
marginalized
used to
ask
for a
photograph
lots of
hanger's on
now they're
all gone
question your
value
no one to
...

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inspirational poetry

BELLE

BELLE

how i
dreamed
gonna be
somebody
known
worldwide
shot for
the sky
went
offside
be a rising
star
go
far...far...far
took a
turn
out i
burned
was
told
gonna
go universal
on my way
when flight
got delayed
laser
precision
had tunnelled
vision
hand
stacked
when train
lost track
would make it
big time
wearing
blinds
tripped onto
my face
outta the
race
could
...

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BELLE

BOX OF CLOTHES

BOX OF CLOTHES

you'll be
history
one day
soon
what will your life
say about you
don't wanna be
boxes of clothes
dusty memories
hope to be
more than debris
watched two
women
come to
their end
all they left
was facebook
sad friends
helped husbands
pack
clothes and
photographs
thought to myself
must be more than that
want to be more
than a box to Goodwill
want to be more
t...

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Philosophical Poem

PRETEND I'M CARDI B

PRETEND I'M CARDI B

have moves
for YouTube
in my
living room
name is
Cindy Lee
represent
sixty
pretend i'm
Cardi B
drive a
Bentley
fake it
til i
make it
tried to
shake it
put a slip
in my hip
walked like
a crip
got
told
hey you
too old
over the
hill
a hard to
swallow pill
see others
breaking through
billions of
views
looked easy
to me
posted some
poetry
when i...

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pop culture

MOTHER EARTH

MOTHER EARTH

holy frac
would you look at that
mother has cracks
in her back
she's being raped
for gasses 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
cars being swallowed
have marbellous countertops
so others ooh and awe
destroying the planet
taking her for granite
giving earth a hysterec...

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planet earth

EVEN KEEL

EVEN KEEL

backward
launch
overwhelmed
swamped
no
mayday
cast
away
wrong
tack
cut some
slack
missed
the mark
careen
in stark
November's
gray
stem to stern
raked
give
leeway
albatross
toss
the lost
entangled
net
anger
regret
plumb the
depths
mine
secrets
numbers have
strength
lone sailor
tanked
bite the
bullet
clear the
deck
hatches
battened down
end of
t...

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MAGIC TO BE MADE

MAGIC TO BE MADE

what if
you knew
wasn't going to
come to you
wait a
long...long time
for no reason
or rhyme
not sure
before
nothing to fear
anymore
all write
then
grab paper
and pen
goals unrealized
in print
come to life
remembering
dreams
will get you
into stream
going back to
the old
will put you
into flow
nostalgic for
the past
share so it
will last
ponder the
...

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inspirational poetry

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
old 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
motor...

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inspirational poetry

FEAR

FEAR

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 start
of time
fear's tricked
eyes and minds
didn't know
what something was
labelled it
monstrous
what's that shadow
is someone there
thought i saw a figure
probably the glare
under the bed
something moved
...

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philosophical

LONE WOLF

LONE WOLF

make my
own rules
run on
rocket fuel
kickin' ass
front of
the class
breaking ceiling
glass
rubber meets
road
not dragging
brass
going for
gold
gonna take
command
be in high
demand
in short
supply
just me
myself and i
want my
time
better get
in line
not a face
in the crowd
to me kings
will bow
be received
by queens
to the city
get the key
lightning in
...

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inspirational poetry

WINDSWEPT FEATHERS

WINDSWEPT FEATHERS

never seem
to learn
same old
patterns
each time
we speak
tear off
another piece
keep pulling
at threads
unravelling
instead
unable to
stitch back
torn
scraps
lost
thimble
was a
symbol
completely worn
through
that much
is true
hard to
leave
this blanket
over me
not easy
to quit
quilt that
i knit
bed we made
no longer fits it
realize
in the
nee...

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relationship breakup

BACKPACK

BACKPACK

born a
rolling stone
meant to
travel alone
dreams
unrealized
lived
marginalized
never had
a home
continued to
roam
no one else
around
find new
stomping grounds
nowhere to
settle down
moved town
to town
wandering days
through
nothing else
to do
back to
familiar turf
faceless
no worth
no possessions
or connections
treated like
an infection
no future
to gras...

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inspirational poetry

NOSTALGIA

NOSTALGIA
miss the hiss and skips
of albums on a phonograph
recording on new cassettes
listening to old eight tracks
please take no offense
had real musicians back then
what you heard was what you got
without all the production
remeber when bands
recorded in one take
best part about them
was hearing the small mistakes
young mothers used to talk
over the back fence
in the sisxties th...

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