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For Clare

Nightmares diminish in the depths of my dreams

As the sun breaks the mournful night

The day envelopes the lonesome sky

Darkness open it’s wings and takes flight

 

The beauty of the dew, sparkling in the light

The warmth of the radiated heat

The splendour of life marching forth

In comparison is a futile feat

 

For the beauty of a beginning 

Can never compare to the ...

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beautifulLovetogetherwant

Disesteem

Painful embers stab the dark

Of pain too rich to bear

Callous flames, beguile a heart

Left stained by acrid air

Dreams denied by rancid thoughts

On lips too vain to care

Lifetimes lost in frozen eyes

A soul beyond repair

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hurtLovepain

Helter Skelter

Climb the steps, one by one

Feel the breeze refresh me

Hands can nearly touch the sun

Golden rays drip down around me 

 

Love and splendour encases my heart

With the world shining out all its glory

A brand new day, a glimmering start

New beginnings, new days, new story

 

Top of the slide, secure on the mat

Fluttering lungs fill up with excitement

The world whizz...

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depressiondespairgriefLifelovepain

Ophelia

Days began and nights would turn

Through endless cycles of despair

The living dream, compelled by hope,

Carried away and lost in ethereal life. 

 

Shattered byways that led to want and love

Broken by lies and embittered deceit

With the emptiness rotting inside. 

 

Frustration abounded and sank In my heart

Fulfilment seemed to slip through fingers

As the quicksand o...

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desireLovepainstormwant

Behind the Smiles

Behind the lies and painted smiles

Lies wounds that cannot heal

The tormented ache of a forgotten world

And a heart that can no longer feel

 

The outward laugh, a forgotten touch

Defy the darkness inside

The horror of a mind debauched and lost

In a pool of tears, uncried 

 

A quick embrace and wanten love

Beleaguered by apathy and grime 

A soulless mess, a repul...

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broodingDarkevilliesnasty

The Storm Inside

When I’m sad the sun sets and clouds roll in

When I’m sad the world’s cold and grey

Rain lashing down

With its somber, lonely sound

When I’m sad the worlds not okay

 

When I’m angry and annoyed the storm rages on

When I’m angry clouds beat on their chest

Sharp light in the skies

Piercing through my closed eyes

When I’m angry I simply can’t rest

 

When I’m afraid...

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emotionsStorm

To Have Loved

Shimmering lights dance in her eyes

Shimmering lights cannot dispel

Like the fire inside my soul

A cold darkness that grasps at my soul

A velvet touch cannot disguise

Persistent beeps, and sanitised smells

Two hearts that yearn to be whole

Infesting a heart that I stole

 

Beneath the fabric of power and love

Unfaltering floors with a sinister gleam

Sensations fulfi...

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deathlossLovepain

You

Life

Life is

Life is pure

Life is pure torture

Life is pure torture with you 

Love

Love is

Love is freedom

Love is freedom denied

Love is freedom denied by you 

Hope

Hope is

Hope is eternal

Hope is eternally gone

Hope is eternally gone in you 

Death 

Death is

Death is coming

Death is coming fast

Death is coming fast for you.

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abuseDeathhatelove

Love is...

Love is peace

That burns with desire,

The passion can char your soul.

Love is free

And the payment required,

To give and to embrace a soul

 

Love is blind

It sees into your heart

At the kindness, the beauty within. 

Love is hope

That despairs when we part

And yearns for your arms to return

 

Love is calm

It torments the head

It breaks and it shatters...

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happyLovelovers

For you

When crowds disappear and the sun never sets

When shadows fall further behind you

When Christmas lights shine like my heart in my chest 

Bathed in the splendour, I will find you

 

As each day breaks and when night shines black

And the stars dance brightly before you

As each touch shivers, the souls of the lost

In the eyes of an angel, I will see you

 

From the depths ...

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hopelifeLovewant

An Ending

 

Help

Nothings new

Nothings the same 

Nobody yearning

No one to blame 

Pretentious thoughts

Relentless smiles

Bloodthirsty thoughts

Sinless flesh defiled

It hurts

Pointless meetings

Insipid friends

Effusive pretenders

Matching the trend 

World keeps turning

Illusions are gone

Within the abyss

The demons belong

I’m scared

Watching from th...

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Darkhatehurtlovescared

Reflections of Love

Hope cannot save what’s forgotten with age

As the moonlight clandestinely shines.

Pieces of souls, washed up on the shores 

Laughing gleefully at the passing of time

 

Abandoned dreams sink beneath the sand

On which fateful footsteps once tread

Years rage on, crashing silently on rocks

Where despair and weakness once led.

 

Reflections of love rise up from the deep

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beautyhopeLovereflectionweather

Shadows

Shadows of a face I see

Pain oozing beyond every pore

Blissful smells

mocking empty arms

Worthless words that shatter my core

 

Shadows reflect in the mirror for me

Dust resting in places not seen

Unnoticed stains

Caress faded floors

Memories blurring from what could have been 

 

Shadows saturate the world that I see

Dying embers of defeated hope 

Tainted ...

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dankdeathdespairhurtlonelinessShadow

Seasons

Change

Life began,
as autumn fell, 
And the leaves turned to ice on the pavement. 
Shadows shortened,
The earth went stale
And cold darkness filled every moment

As summer arrived
And the earth turned bleak
Despair peppered the path laid before me
Water pelted the earth
And the leaves turned weak,
Littered corpses of love strewn beneath me

Lost and alone, 
With a grimacing soul
Tra...

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hopeLoveseasons

Gaslight

Blackened eyes reflect the venom 

That burned beneath your veins. 

Acrid breaths, defend the lies

Of a life you soiled and stained

Conceited smile to manipulate a fool, 

To bend and shatter the goodness. 

Masquerading as Hope,

Disguised as love

Defiled the light to sadness

 

Left stumbling for air

Left needing a heart

Left broken, left consumed, left abandoned

...

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abuseangerBlackdarkhatehurtworthless

Empty Hands

Pain exists inside the heart

That mourns the missing day

Emptiness, holding all that’s lost,

Fingers white, grasping air, slipping away

 

Darkness surrounds all we see, 

Shadows stolen from what could have been

Extinguish a flame, smoke filling our souls

As expectance is hidden and unseen 

 

Embers remain in the sorrowful ash

As the wind lifts up the light of our e...

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depressionhurtlossPainsadwantyearning

Beginnings

Futures gambled on heavy hearts

Permit the love that binds them

Troubled eyes, in search of parts

Left down and abandoned behind them

Loose lives, abridged by callous remarks

Contain the passion inside them 

But scorned and lost, again we start

Ascend as one. Together. Defy them!

 

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beginningsfreshhappyhopeLovenewupbeat

Resist

Shallow waters seldom hide the blackened sand below

Rocks and land, erodes in tides, defiled by ebb and flow

The calmest waters, clouded up, by a river built on lies

The purest shores, shrouded over, engulfs an isle that cries

 

The years weep past, the time goes by, the waters seldom turn

Every second bleeds, through wasted lives, the oceans start to burn

As memories close an...

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calmchangedefiancehopeLovepeace

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