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A Bitter Bite

 

Draw your steel and wield it,
Let me see if I can feel it,
Let me taste it’s bitter bite against my flesh,
A chance to sample something fresh,
Rest your mirrored blade against my pulsing throat,
You’d best move quickly though, I wouldn’t stop to gloat,
Place your razors edge against my beating heart and swear,
That can see within my eyes as you hold it there,
A single sign of fear ref...

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Old Dogs, Old Tricks

This old dog is tired of being kicked,

All hurts recorded, all wounds licked,

All the battle scars from long years of abuse,

Have left him tired and angry at years of misuse,

As those who own the callous feet, carelessly step over his prone, broken form,

And pay no attention to his strained whimpers of pain,

They would do well to recognise that this state of affairs is not the, “...

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Singularity

Crush the world into this single moment,

Allow the birds to still their twittering news in hushed peace,

Let not the cacophony of voices nor choices speak,

Abandon all but relief at the release,

And as you are drawn across event horizons,

And into ever slowing, growing concentricity,

Allow the violent silence to infuse all perception,

As the crushing stillness draws you to it'...

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Give Me Space

Give me the spaces between the words,

Give me all the implication in intonation,

Give me your intent,

Don't circumvent for the sake of convenience,

Show no lenience, as you vent,

Give me the spaces,

Let the sweet melody of your discourse,

Gain added force in the breaks,

For both our sakes,

Give me your pent up emotion in the whispers hid within your oration,

Release y...

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One Last Dance

 

That’s all I wanted,
That’s all that mattered to me at the time,
It’s all I wanted,
And I was flattered that you said, you’d be mine,
I never thought I’d find anyone, that would want me,
I never was really good enough, but I can be,
'Cos you understand me,
It’s all I wanted,
Just one last chance, to make you mine,
And all I wanted,
Was to dance with you baby, one more time,
Our lit...

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One Last Dance

 

That’s all I wanted,
That’s all that mattered to me at the time,
It’s all I wanted,
And I was flattered that you said, you’d be mine,
I never thought I’d find anyone, that would want me,
I never was really good enough, but I can be,
'Cos you understand me,
It’s all I wanted,
Just one last chance, to make you mine,
And all I wanted,
Was to dance with you baby, one more time,
Our lit...

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It Bleeds

There is a broken place,

At the core, right at the very centre,

Like a gaping weeping wound it bleeds,

It steadily draws the lifeblood as a leach at the vein,

And though I try and stem the tide,

Staunch the flow,

I labour in vain,

And the oozing wound remains.

It knows all the pain and trials it has seen,

It knows of unanswered prayers and unsatisfied needs,

It knows ...

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Buds

Buds on the tree of life,

Each and every one,

Infant, adult, husband, wife,

Straining to bloom, under the Sun,

Spreading our petals as far as we dare,

Hoping to leave our mark,

Hoping to find the strength from somewhere,

To carve our name into the bark,

Hoping the bees will spread our seed,

To other buds on the stem,

Hoping they’ll help us fulfil our need,

To leave...

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In Summary

You've got enough years on the clock to wonder, "What's the moral of this story?"

To bring your fable to the table and lay it down before me,

With a sense of, "Priviledge," that having lived it, you deserve some answers,

Some meaning that goes beyond. "I made my plays and took my chances,"

But the truth is, I don't know any more than you,

And maybe that's surprising but the fact is ...

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Once More

Why do we always insist on trailing a hand in the water,

As we travel the Styx with fate at our heals?

We know its chill flow will give us no quarter,

But we just can't resist how it feels,

And there it is, an answer without reason,

With nought but the humble need to implore,

To beg at the end of life's final season,

That we have one last chance to feel it once more.

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Metamorph

Born in the chrysalis of a locked down society,

Spreading it’s new wings under the rising Sun,

Casting off the mantle of its grubbish impropriety,

A new day dawns as the old days are done,

And as the winds of change solidify its purpose,

To go into the world and pollenate the fields,

The, “Meadow Brown,” abandons its cocoon now that it’s worthless,

And the damage of it’s greed...

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Still Hope

Hang your head in gentle dread, for all the fools mistakes you’ve made,
For all plays of the game un-played, and all the words you left unsaid,
For all the terrible trades you made, for solemn oaths you pledged and broke,
Apologies you left unspoke, and tip of scales you left un-weighed,
For all the charges on your scroll, and coins of silver in your hand,
Heaved in vain across this land, for...

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Blind

Know,

That your hopes and your fears,
Fall on deaf ears,
And eyes that strain,
Can you get them to see,
The bile from the brain,
The smile through the strain,
Do think they can see?

Can you get them to pray,
For reasons and God’s,
Not pockets and thieves,
For warm air through cool leaves,
Can you make them concede,
That they will need,
To open their hearts to the world,
And clos...

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Punch Drunk

Our souls, beaten black and blue,
Broken in two, by the pouring rain,
Can you explain, why we stay true,
To the broken rules, of this hurtful game?

Can you even explain, what comforts you?
Enough to get through, to the end of the day,
What stars guide your way, what light shines on you?
What keeps you true, what makes you stay?

What do the moonbeams say, that can mend your heart?
When...

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Rich

Let me show you the treasure I found in the ditches,

Let me share the lessons failure has taught,

Let me share my wealth, though I have no riches,

Let me tell you the story of every scar wrought,

 

Let me tell you of times of hunger and envy,

Let me tell of pain and the lessons it taught,

Let me show you the wheals that the whips left upon me,

Let me show you the scars of t...

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