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BLANK

My bum is sore

imagination no more

lacking

 

I try and try

but only can sigh

for no words fall on my paper

 

I sit and sit and twittle my thumbs

swaying my chair side to side

 

I use to be funny

and quick witted 

words rolling off my tongue

dripping onto my page

 

This evening my mind is a blank

not sure who to thank

for the empiness of my brai...

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LET GO

Photos tell a sunny

tale

Seldom are the 

dark moments

recorded

 

As I age I find comfort in that

 

Better to let ugly experiences

rest in bad dreams

For that is what they feel like...

not real

 

Such a gift that is for those

who know how to let go

of their nightmares

and cling to sweet memories.

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STORY

I look at the little boy

cheerful

innocent

lost

in his world

I want to

hold

comfort

and make his happiness

real.

I look at the little girl

vulnerable

trusting

alone

in her world

I want to console

protect

and

take her fear

away.

Different lives

united

as one

Can it be done

fulfill each one?

Him so insecure

Her so afraid

...

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ONLY A FOOL

I don't know?

is a good place to be

it sets you free.

To know is like being

in a cell

no way to tell

what is

real.

No need to make 

a big deal

out of life

when you don't have

the answers 

only questions. 

Which will be 

responded to with

I don't know?

Only a fool

knows it all. 

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BOND

Each day we spend together

my love for you grows

All we share opens my heart...

It allows me to be there 

with you

like a fly on the wall

It allows you to be there 

with me

like an invisable friend

Walking thru our pasts

pulls me closer to you

Makes our new relationship

feel like a life time friendship

Which builds my trust

and 

Bonds me with you. 

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TIME IS RIGHT

Float into the future

with light feet

Do not tread heavily or

the earth may swallow

tomorrow

Let life unfold as it will

learn to hold still

until the time is right.

Rushing into the dark

out of fear

is never prudent

Learn to ...

take a breath

when impatience

tugs on your sleeve.

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MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Marriage does not assure

love will bind you

Divorce can sweep away

the paperwork

love

respect

trust

seal a relationship

Not

a marriage certificate...

The thought that

marriage will guard

your heart

Is just plain wrong!

People don't need

to get married

to be a couple

They need to be a team

bound by

love

respect

trust

to survive.

 

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OPEN UMBRELLA

Life is a roller coaster ride

with no rail to hold it on track

The ups and downs take

my breath away

Holding on can be

exhausting

Elation followed by 

despair...

Finding someone

 you care about 

That doesn't dissapoint

is futile

It's inevitable

your stomach will feel

empty

your heart confused

Not reacting to those

reactions

Allowing the story t...

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WHATEVER THE DAY MAY BRING

Up in the morning

no clue what the day will bring

tho

Like a diamond ring

on a Christian woman

my first meal is faithful

Truman Capote would have a challenge

creating a script

and Audrey Hepburn would

surely not star

In the theme of my morning

nourishment

Moon River would not be the tune

playing while I consume

my habitual fare

My song would be more lik...

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ALL OF ME

So many tears

what do they mean?

For me they are an expression

of feelings inside

some sad

but most glad

Laughs and giggles and smiles

tell stories

but tears dig deeper

They share more

if you learn 

to read them

You will see 

they are in fact

 a blessing

Nothing to fear

or protect me from

Only to take you down

the path of me...

The deep deep...

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COULD IT BE

Life throws us around

surrounds us with confusion

 

The puzzles untwist 

showing a list of could be's

 

They reveal themselves...

 

Could it be

 

That I have

walked into the magic place

of paradise

 

For there he is 

the one that I was looking for

the one that was looking for me

 

Could it be

 

This was meant to be

just as it was

 

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SWEET COURTER

Words melt into

hours

of

flowers

flowing

freely

familiarity

unexpected

but

embraced

left with

possibilities

hopes

dreams

of

tomorrow.

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courtlovepoemromance

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

That August day

made me pray

for MERCY!

 

My head was pounding 

like a woodpecker on

a metal roof

 

Could hardly see

my eyes were strabismic

 

I reached...

 

in my disarranged

medicene cabinet

 

in my dim

bathroom

 

pulled out the first

pill box

my quavering hands touched

 

I squinted my confused eyes

to examine the fine print

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YOUTH AT MY DOOR

Yes

Youth once again

beats in my heart

With the mystery of you

The man of my dreams

comes to me in words

on a page

So sweet and tender

Yes

I surrender 

to you my sweet one

I will walk the path

of innocence once again

With you...

First kiss

flirting eyes

My breath

taken away

I would love to take

your words away

with my beauty

My silhoue...

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PEDESTAL

Do not put me on a pedestal

the fall is too hard!

I will never be perfect

nor will you

See my beauty

except my pain

and

I will do the same

for you.

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GENDERS

Trying to get my boyfriend to understand me

is like trying to teach a duck to do hop scotch

He is divorce of my needs

all he sees is his wants

I don't think it is out of cruelty

just how he is...

He is such a man and I am such a girl

we collide

He wears sarcasam like a second set of skin

his badge of honor is being a smart ass

I tend to be gullible and soft hearted

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ARTISTS

I think what sets artists apart

is they refuse to swallow their pain

They regurgitate it on paper

thru

writing

painting

photography

Or

become athletes 

who are in fact

artists of the air

their movement

is art in motion

look at the curve of an acrobat's back

as they do their walk overs

look at the sweat on the brow of the biker

who's wheels spin and s...

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DON'T QUIT

Find the joy in each day

for life is short

It's ok to have a tear

in your eye

But tell it goodbye

after a bit

Then get up

and go for it

Don't quit!

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FIX EM UP GUYS

I always go

for the fix em up

guys

The ones that feed you

lies

To get between your

thighs

I believe the sweet words they

say

Like honey to a bee

they entice me

Wish I could run

before they start to have

fun

Breaking my heart.

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IF I COULD CHOOSE

Passion is fickle 

it comes when it wants to

from who it it chooses

If I could convince it

to let me choose

what a blessing that would be

 

Why him

I ponder

Who is blind

to my heart

Whose words

can not be trusted

 

Why him

who knows not

what true love is

Who plays

dress up

like a child

in it's back yard

 

If I could choose 

it wo...

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SORRY

Like a turtle out of it's shell

I am naked before you

Leaving me vulnerable

I swallow my heart

not knowing how to start

talking to you

I become a tongue tied 

teenager

With her first beau

I say stupid things

some days

On paper

in 

Emails

Leaving a trail of my weakness

for you to follow

With no clear directions

Not fair I know

All I can say is

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BLOOD RUNS THICK

Family

ever so dear

ever so near

They reach out their

imperfect hearts

Trying to connect

Standing there with nothing

to say sometimes...

 

No matter

 

Blood runs thick

forgiveness

always in the air

a picnic

a barbecue

a day at the beach

Moments together

fill life

with purpose

with belonging

 

Family perfect

in it's imperfection

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POETRY

Poetry is the language of lovers

who see life richly

Nothing is small

nothing is slight

From the sunniest day

to the darkest night

Emotions stir

from the depths

of their souls

Exposing to the world

how deep our existence

Stopping the special

and holding it in the air

Sending it out for

everyone to share

It is an art

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KEEP UP THE FIGHT

Don't stand alone in your pain

out in the rain

Go to others

allow them to

bring cover

Keeping you dry

Yes not all will do so

some will add to the shower

pouring salt in your wound

Run run from those

to another

Don't give up 

for what is the alternative?

Being alone in the darkness

no hope for light

Have faith my friend

until the end

When it is tim...

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NO MONEY ON THE TABLE

No money on the table

just my broken heart

Should have seen it coming 

right from the start

You say that you love me

I'll have to disagree

No money on the table 

just a broken heart for me

 

You knock on my door

I let you in

you leave in the morning

without any warning

No sweet good bye

just an empty bed

Leaving me to cry 

till my eyes are fiery red

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SUCKER FOR SWEET TALK

I'm a sucker for sweet talk

works every time

Can't seem to accept

you're just feeding me a line

Your eyes lie so easily

mine are easily fooled

I'm just a token for your belt

just a toy for your bed

Should not have listened

to anything you said.

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TO THE ONE

I have been married

yet not had a husband

For a husband protects his wife

she becomes his life

his blood 

his body

To cut her off

is to cut off his own arm

To harm her

is to harm himself

Marriage is a union

of two souls

There is no division

of a true marriage

It can only be divided 

by death

So again I say to you

I have been married

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THE DANCE

You work so hard

to woo me

Once I surrender

you become less tender

Your fingers forget

my number

Contacting me encumbers

you

It's a dance that needs

to come to an end

So I can begin

my new life

No longer a wife

I need a new man

To hold my hand

and lay next to me in my bed

Bodies warm with slumber

Both of us under

Each others spell

 

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WALK ON

Some moments are best left in the past

to be remembered when in a melancholy mood

Finding the beauty in those moments

focusing on the plus not the minus

adds up to wonderful memories

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DATING

Dating is like

walking into a dark room

hoping to find the light switch

Blind dating is like

being spun around ten times

then walking into a dark room

hoping to find the light switch

 

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JUMP IN

I take a big breath

should I just jump in?

The water might be cold

it may pull me under

I've been here before

got my feet wet

Then I shook my head

and ran

It was too scary

too final

Sometimes it feels safer

not to know

But then the curiosity 

weights down my heart

So here I go

going to try to jump in

This time...

with both feet.

 

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DEEP SHADES OF YOU

If I could color my world

it would have deep shades of you

Filled with yellow sunshine

and soft blue water

It would have gentle pinks

rosy and sweet

If I could color my world

I would paint free handed

Allowing me to choose the lines

the painting follows

Avoid blacks and browns

they bring frowns

Light and lovely my world would be

lying next to you

In a pool...

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love

Time

Time heals

tends to peel away the pain

calms your brain

stops you from going insane

takes the rain and turns it into sunshine.

 

If you give it time your world will grow

beautiful flowers

provide long hours

of joy.

 

By Lynn Hahn

 

 

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hopejoylovetime

SEVEN YEARS

Broken mirror

good or bad

happy or sad

 

Take the pieces bury them 

in the moonlight 

or

Light seven candles

on the first night

That should take care of your plight

---

If you want to assure

you've found a good cure

 

Throw salt over your shoulder

then your situation will be secure

for that practice blinds the devil

behind your back

 

Naught...

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FLYING FISH

Flying fish wish to escape

their predators

They take flight

to avoid a fight

They'll never win.

---

They have special fins

that work as wings

Lifting them out of

the sunlight zone

Where most plants and animals

inhabit. 

---

They can glide

quite a distance

Providing them 

assistance

For their resistance

to their foes. 

---

Who knows 

ho...

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SOLVE THE PUZZLE

Two guests are in your heart

you can tell them apart

by what they desire.

---

Which will you feed?

---

The one who desires greed

or 

The one who desires to cater

to the ...needs

of others. 

 

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Godlovepoem

CHAPTERS IN A BOOK

Looking back at life

like chapters in a book

I sit back in my senior years

with time to contemplate,

What seemed like the worst times

often added up to the best times

Now I have my last book

empty pages to be filled

I am thrilled to write

my last...story. 

 

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lifePoemsenior

WHO ARE THE LUCKY ONES?

What looks like truth

often is not.

Looking thru the keyhole

often does not tell

the full story.

---

He had it all

we had little

but

We found joy in our little

he miserable with his all.

---

He stood in his Armani suit, pearly white teeth, Salvatore Ferragamo dress shoes

we in our Levis, dirty nails and tattered tennis shoes.

Our hearts full

his empty. 

...

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lovePoemsoul

IS IT RAPE?

There are events 

few speak of,

fear it will be indecent

to mention the words 

needed to explain

some types of pain

inflicted on the meek,

actions malevolent

persons seek

to inflict on others.

---

on a cold day

in a dark place

a man of mediocre

skills inflicted his will on her.

she lay naked 

helpless

faint from the horrific

event she just endu...

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GET AWAY GUY

There always seems to be

the one that got away,

who in your heart and gut stay.

Mine came right after my marriage

fell apart...

He wanted my heart

but it was not mine to give,

at the time.

I pushed him away

and regret it 

to this day. 

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PRECIOUS FAMILY

blood that flows

thru my veins,

hard to live with

harder to live without.

worth the effort to protect

the cord,

like walking a tight rope.

balance is the key...

can't be all about me.

planting a seed

transplanted thru generations,

harvested with great care

encore then adore

each bairn born.

It's a miracle

some satirical

belittle the value,

let it ...

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WINTER WALK

white, ashen, charcoal berms

to the left

to the right

everywhere in sight.

little tail-wagger

pulling at it's lead

owner nervous indeed.

hot steamy mustard stains

pains to walk around.

disregarded rides peaking out,

entries frozen shut.

mukluk, brogan, boot impressions

paint the path.

naked saplings fractured,

boskage leaning on each other

like bashed r...

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SUNDAY MORNING

easy like Sunday morning

that's my man...

no drama

dressed in laughter

that's what I'm after

ready to walk a mile

to make me smile

heart so warm

takes away every storm

oh babe I will return the pleasure

I'll be your favorite treasure.

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poemromance

ADDRESS THIS

Hate

is crippling

grabs your heart

makes it close down

brings a big huge frown

to your face and others who

are the victims of the emotion wrong

It's a feeling not needed for any reason

not for any time or for any season so

let it go do not let it grow cripple it. 

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hatePoem

BRIGHT LOVE

I'm like sunshine...

I will bring warmth and light

to your world.

Grab my beams and I will burn you!

You can't own me

but I will be a good mate

if allowed to walk with you

not dragged by you.

Enjoy me and I will enjoy you

then life will shine on both of us.

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lovePoem

NEW LIFE

Born into a palace

with servants of every sort

a cook

a maid

a gardener

a stable hand

Her hair flowed to the ground

the color of golden straw

Lips like strawberries

sweet and luscious

---

The land of Contentment

was her beginnings

Ever so beautiful

ever so grand

Her father was a king

one of great valor

a heart filled with kindness

Her mother a ...

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lovepoem

IS IT POSSIBLE OR JUST A DREAM

I would love to experince

a love that is:

real

lasts thru all up's and down's

is gentle but firm when needed

A love that is:

friendship

and forgiveness when respect has been breached

that cares how words effect the other

A love...that does not try to own

but to be with

one that can be taken to the grave.

By Lynn Hahn

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hopelovepoem

UP OFF THE GROUND

Dedicated to learning the rules so

he can defend others

He rides his bike on the snowy road

white breath streaming from his nostrils

So much to learn such a high cost

thoughts of comfort at the end

brought warmth to his body

Promised an easy road once

completing his journey

---

He hits black ice and skids almost falling

he relaxes and goes with the flow

because ...

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hopelossPoem

EASE DROPPING

She said she wanted to go home

he replied "not now"

The look on her face

said there was more 

going on than just her words

were they fighting

was she just tired

She put her fork down

and gazed out the window

He continued to eat

like he did not notice 

her needs

With no words

she got up and went

to the ladies room

He took out his cell phone

and began ...

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poemrelationship

WALKING THRU MEMORIES

I tend to not find things sacred

but rather memories

Things can burn up in a fire

but memories are your's forever

Like the first time I saw my son

when they laid him on my stomach

Like the look on my husband's face 

when he said "I do"

Like the look on my son's face

when he too said "I do" to his sweet wife

Like the time as a small child when my big brother

put me ...

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