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HARVEST

HARVEST

reap what's
sown
harvest what's
grown
pain
into
grain
yield
endless
field
nurturing
crop
elevator
to top
hands
work
land
grueling
toil
now the
spoils
clothing
stitched
bountiful
rich
spreading
seeds
rooting
deep
ebb and
flow
soup
bowl
taking
stock
seasonal
clock
nature's
bliss
fall
solstice
basket
filled
winter's
still
branching
out
spring'...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

WON"T LOOK BACK

WON"T LOOK BACK

turn towards the door
don't have words anymore
wouldn't stay
didn't ask anyway
couldn't keep up with this charade
best plans laid
what can i say
watched our dreams fade away
was only us
in the dust
nothing to cloud
our vision now
air's cleared
except for the tears
seeing it disappear
was my biggest fear
had to face the truth
long ago we were through
ships passi...

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POEMS3 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
they can 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
be smiling last
take their knocks
keep building blocks
take their best shot
be showing what i got
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POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

SCULPTOR

SCULPTOR

in shat creek
i did wade
master to
the disaster
that i made
hatter of
my mad
devil of
my bad
didn't
choose
to lose
but am
mistrees
to this
mess
going
to be
referee
of me
adventurer to
my gain
killer of
my pain
Freud to
my psyche
key
to my sanity
editor
in chief
conductor of
my energy
twister of
my fate
meter of
my rate
GPS to
my direction
priest to
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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

SHOE FITS

SHOE FITS

spellbound
enchanted gown
perfect marriage
charm and carriage
fairy tale
princess and the pail
wizardry
from a pumpkin seed
took flight
on a timeline
glass slipper
left behind
midnight missed
frog kissed
prince lost
bucket and mop
riches to rags
Cinderella's way
shoe fits
magic
happily ever after
wearing it
 

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

GO FISH

GO FISH

looked into
my eyes
said you loved me
but you lied
couldn't
breathe
had to flee
begged me
to stay
promises of
change
don't wanna be on
your runaawy train
jumping
track
not turnin
back
don't follow
me
hollowed out
can't cha see
with my feelings
you trifled
your love
like a rifle
held me
hostage
touch was
caustic
poisonous
toxic
kisses
muted
numbed
and po...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

SNAKE'S EGG

SNAKE'S EGG

egg of king cobra
mardi gras
posing brutus
venomous
slithering pitch
wicked witch
cut from rough
rattler's sluff
shedding skin
major malfunction
tunnel around
same ground
snake to task
break through cast
zig zag free
let go...release
 

 

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QUILT by Cindy Lee Loucks

FREE

FREE

when did i
get here
woman in
the mirror
looking at
senior years
went from
newlywed
to the
nearly dead
what happened
in between
is a
mystery
flew by
so fast
like an instant
photograph
was living
life
blinked
it went by
over the
decades
didn't notice
myself age
walked past
a window
saw a face
i should know
eyes were
the same
for a moment
felt strange
couldn'...

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

MARVEL

MARVEL

winter's kiss
solstice
full moon
rising soon
premiere
13 a year
star studded dance
universe expands
planets align
space and time
human suspension
outer dimension
rocket man
in a tin can
strumming along
to Major Tom
view below
magic globe
shooting for mars
far...far...far
endless vast
holes of black
fire ball
night falls
marvel at
the wonder of it all

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POEMS2 by cindy lee loucks

TODAY

TODAY

time to face
the truth
what we'd
been through
always something
going on
dramatics
no calm
together for
so long
couldn't see
did me wrong
followed a
crooked path
lifetime
getting back
only
friend
painful
end
had to
let go
of what
i know
holding onto
loss
nothing but
a cost
only way to
break free
built a bridge
over me
no longer
be
wallowing
in misery
pie...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

TRUCE

TRUCE

saw you
standing there
put you in
the crosshair
had so
much fun
now feeling
under the gun
went from
once upon a time
to drawing
hostile lines
why do
we fight
when we're on
the same side
looked to
you
to help me
soldier through
slept below
the sky
now it's a field
of mines
walk on
my toes
so one
won't explode
wake up
rattled
fatigued from
the battles
at the
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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

NEVER ALONE

NEVER ALONE

shoulders
round
from being
put down
laughed
too loud
clown
in the
crowd
circle in
a square
didn't fit in
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
a home
found
a soul
now have
both
never alone
closet full
of ghosts
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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY

CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY

death came knocking
last night
said come with me son
if that's alright
but i'm not ready
to go
so much i still need
to know
besides heaven doesn't
want me
hell already let
me go
can you give me
just one more day
to say all i have
to say
let me steal
one more night
to make everything
right
it's not that
i'm afraid
it's not that
i'm ashamed
knew this t...

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death before their time

NEW MENU

NEW MENU

shipped out
too soon
under a
bad moon
cross bones
and skulls
damaged
hull
force of
a typhoon
total
ruin
trawled through
hell
shocked from
shells
into the
depths
permanent
sunset
lead filled
pockets
rudderless
stars in
sky
only
guide
S.O.S.
sent
saved own self
in end
spit and
shine
stabilized
the margin
line
lost dead
weight
cleaned
slate
dining o...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY

don't receive what
you expect
when things
are less
than perfect
give up
hope
if unreached
is a goal
no point
it seems
when unrealized
are dreams
won't even
try
if no chance
for first prize
fill with
doubt
maybe even
pout
when the imagined
doesn't work out
if focused on the end
not the means
be missing out
on the journey
people you
may meet
miss the
surpri...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

I LAND

I LAND

no
captain
no
direction
in a
wave
no
break
had no
flow
didn't
know
which way
to go
life passing
by
ship in
the night
running out
of steam
swimming against
the stream
hook...line
sinker
old hurts
linger
more the
angst
further i
sank
thoughts an
undertow
dragging me
below
anchored by
ghosts
wallowed
no
coast
nothing in
sight
no house
with a light
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

RISE

RISE

burning
hell
tolling
bell
taste of
bile
left over
vile
climbing
bevel
guised
devil
shifting
shape
desperate
escape
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
unleashing
beast
time to
feast
exorcised
pho...

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QUILT by Cindy Lee Loucks

CURRENT

CURRENT

all
consumed
with what they
put you through
no longer
in your life
with them
you still fight
if you saw
them today
go over what
you would say
in your mind
looping narrative
wasting time
cuz you can't forgive
so you exist
instead of live
caught up in
emotions and thoughts
of those with
whom you've fought
role play
with yourself
do this or that
if you were someone e...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BREEZEWAY

BREEZEWAY

torrential
rain
no weather
vane
ghost ship
adrift
eye of
the storm
twist
shorn
lowering
boom
monsoon
life
vest
straight
jacket
kept at
bay
swept
away
tempest
not
in a
teapot
heeling
gale
against
sail
list
flail
frantic
bail
crosswind
coming
in
capsized
no tank
dive
red in
mourning
took
warning
hurricane
force
washed
ashore
window
pain
a
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BEEN HURT TOO

BEEN HURT TOO

think you're the only one
it isn't true
know you hurt
been hurt too
every one of us
have things we go through
on the edge
hammer to a sledge
dig deep
when the climb is steep
may be frightened to the bone
but you're not alone
can honestly say
i've faced dark days
some strife in your life
ahead are better times
keep up the fight
soon see the light
gotta purge the mad
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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

ISN'T GOODBYE

ISN'T GOODBYE

piece of
me dies
seeing
you cry
cannot
hide
tried
and
tried
don't want you
to hurt
from my
words
tears me
apart
breaking
your heart
so many
reasons why
can't keep
up the lies
can hardly
breathe
gotta break
free
you didn't
see
i had bigger
dreams
smiling
phony
no longer
me
loved me
first
seen me at
my worst
simple
man
held my
hand
on the
fa...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

YOURS TO SEIZE

YOURS TO SEIZE

take bull by
the horns
grow roses
without thorns
half full
is your glass
pure gold
out of brass
fine wine
from tap wtaer
five star meal
using fodder
diamond from
charcoal
solid ground
of a sink hole
one line
into a book
big fish
without a hook
shower in pennies
under the rain
full crop from
single grain
seperate wheat
from chaff
always get
last laugh
ris...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

OVERDUE

OVERDUE

morphing
face
no
trace
sewing quilts
lies and lace
hidden
history
unraveling
mystery
solving
puzzles
removing
muzzles
digging
proof
exposing
truth
looking
back
following
tracks
circumstantial
facts
deceit
smacks
web
weaved
magician's
sleeve
caught
a fly
in a
lie
no stone
unturned
pants
burn
misdirection
dotted
connections
paths
cross
memories
lo...

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QUILT by Cindy Lee Loucks

ECLAIR

ECLAIR

water or
air
furnished or
bare
murmur or
blare
indifferent or
care
truth or
dare
conceal or
declare
hope or
despair
donut or
eclair
biased or
fair
inept or
flair
dull or
glare
tortoise or
hare
nomadic or
lair
donkey or
mare
synthetic or
mohair
razor or
nair
expand or
pare
common or
rare
assure or
scare
withhold or
share
freedom or
snare
condem or
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

CHAMELEON(2)

CHAMELEON(2)

cloaked
dagger
charm and
swagger
tears of a
crocodile
reptile
smile
hits the
road
snake
swallowed
the toad
itinerary
no need
studies
scenery
no lily
pad
wanderer
nomad
spellbound
rabbit hole
down
heart
breaker
poser
faker
character of
fiction
mock...mimic
depiction
deep sea
green
pools
of
cool
not blinded
by night
a lizard
in dim light
tail
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

VAMPIRE'S KISS

VAMPIRE'S KISS

night
inversion
silent
excursion
wings
spanned
hearing
enhanced
shadowed
cave
sound
waves
echo
location
good
vibrations
darkness
engulfed
emitting
pulse
change
form
parasitic
swarm
radar
vision
fighter pilot
precision
exterminate
recreate
virtual
feast
beauty in
the beast
deep sleep
rise
bitten once
twice shy
light
blind
ravenous
appetite
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

IN THE MOURNING

IN THE MOURNING

grief
and pain
one in
same
overwhelming
crushes
in waves
it rushes
knocked
off feet
left
empty
can't
concentrate
thoughts of
destiny...fate
asking
why
in between
cries
try to move
forward
don't wanna
face tomorrow
carry the
weight
unspoken words
too late
grateful
fulfilled
yet sadder
still
pacing
caged
in enters
rage
aching
heart
missing
pa...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

SPACE LEFT BEHIND

SPACE LEFT BEHIND

see you
in dreams
smiling
at me
still feel
you breathe
so close but
out of reach
things left
unsaid
repeat in
my head
what could
i say
to ease
the pain
couldn't find
the words
to heal
the hurt
when you
were here
slowly
disappeared
barely see
your face
vanished without
a trace
miss you
everyday
that you've
been away
silence
never ends
like an
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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

BAIL PAID

BAIL PAID

shackled
to a
capsule
solitary
confined
for what's
behind
living
hell
like a
six foot cell
back and forth
pace
in a nowhere
race
a fraud
a fake
turn the phony
into bank
remove the
chains
write the
pain
into
play
expose
the
pose
mine pure
gold
get early
parole
from the
hole
bottom
scrapes
a great
escape
make an
earn
from the
burn
record
expung...

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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
and...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

ACE OF SPADES

ACE OF SPADES
(excerpt from QUILT)

up
sleeve
make
believe
dealt
card
queen of
broken heart
circus
freak
diversion
deceit
master
of
disaster
mistress
of
distress
sleight
glove
vanishing
dove
reality
distortion
disguise
contortion
deviate
red herring
bait
pure
gold
fortunes
told
rained
tears
shifted
gears
magic
tricks
secrets
slipped
outrun
illusion
boo...

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QUILT by Cindy Lee Loucks

WORDS

WORDS

oh yes
i love words
written...spoken
heard
don't know prose
from verse
phonetically
cursed
but from
time to time
write such a
good line
blow my
own mind
yes i love
semantics
wax poetic
and pedantic
words shallow
and deep
flowing river
trickling creek
metaphors
rhymes and puns
see how
they're strung
linked
expression
diamonds
and gems
on paper
from pen
queen...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

GHOST

GHOST

said go ahead
and leave
that forever
you'd be
with me
to tell
the truth
not over
you
instead of
moving on
consatntly playing
our song
thought it
would be
so easy
but when i'm with
other guys
see you in
their smile
isn't
fair
to
compare
just seems
you're always there
been on
my mind
since i said
goodbye
meet someone
who's cute
you're in the
room too
can't
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love and romance

BEST SELLER

BEST SELLER

flickering words
at night
like firefly's
light
gently
nudging
me
vanishing
suddenly
ingenious
flash
just beyond
my grasp
would create
magic
if i could
grab it
thoughts
elusive
as liquid
through a sieve
forming
to hide
in the corners
of my mind
inside me
resides
a Pulitzer
prize
an exceptional
essay
a brilliant
array
of poems
lines
words
and rhymes
...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

LITTLE OFF KEY

LITTLE OFF KEY

little off
key
might be
a
freak
like others
i don't talk
never belonged
to a flock
speak a
bit loud
feel isolated in
a crowd
can't stay
calm
when something's
going on
awkward
afraid
gonna make
a mistake
look like
a fool
trying to
keep cool
arrive in
casual wear
at black tie
affairs
don't possess
social grace
end up
losing face
topics i
choose
al...

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POEMS by cindy lee loucks

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

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