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Humility in Mortality

Those who do not accept death

are its only real victims 

 

For one does not feel the current 

until he begins to swim against it

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philosophyexistentialismdeathmortality

Us

I sang a song 

upon that hill

wishing you would hear

 

but the trees and birds

were all that heard

for you were nowhere near

 

I raised a note

so full of hurt 

up to the heavens high

 

and without you,

I laid my pain

upon that midnight sky

 

I cursed the stars,

forevermore

my words so black with hate

 

but they cursed back

and left me ...

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loveHeartbreaksadnesshatereflectiontearspassionblood

Birdsong

i’d lock myself up

so sealed away

in a tower, high up in the sky

 

away from all else

bleak, sorrowful peace

would give my own tears

time to dry

 

i could wake up alone

in this castle of hurt

and feel my dreams fade away

 

but the scene about us

where you stand at my side

is the one i still dream

to this day

 

i could hear the birds sing 

as...

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sadnesslonelinessheartbreak

Tearboats

Cry me a river

so I know you can feel

the heartache which splits me apart

in hopes you will come 

with a stick of glue

 

get me that violin 

and sing me a song

for I’d play,

until my fingers fell off

just to hear you sing along

 

or come kiss me goodnight

bless me with your gentle touch

and look at me with those glittering stars 

so I may fall asleep 

...

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loveheartbreaksadnesslonelinessregretsolitudetearsreflection

The Vagabond

she is the vagabond

who wanders with the winds

forever adrift 

a prisoner to her sins

 

by dawn she appears

nextdoor, or nearby 

she’ll pay you no mind

nor lift you an eye

 

now, offer her aid

let her stay for a while

she’ll throw you a laugh

or feign you a smile 

 

but soon as you stop

and question her ways

her grin disappears

her eyes fill wi...

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hateregretfamily

Rosebush

I want to drape the page

with memories, love

with wandering thoughts and

painful regret

 

I want to wonder

what I could be, and would

if I took my words and

made them come true

 

or is that unwise?

to wish for a change 

for the dreams to leave my mind

and join the sunlight around me

 

I want to climb the tallest mountains 

and trees

I would fall i...

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loveheartbreaksadnessregrethope

Stains

once stood a great warrior

of malice and pride

with no battle too bloody

for his hungering eyes 

 

his blade, sharp and stained

stood tall at his side

left in its wake

only dead men would lie

 

then, in the distance 

that red, setting sun

gave a glimpse to the man

of the deeds he had done

 

the crimson and black

was all he could see

he saw not the...

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poetryregretsadnessfight

The Fisherman

He waits

unlike most

and searches

through the muck

through the dirt and the dust,

the nails and worms

 

He waits 

for a glimpse of success

a meal for his minutes spent

on the water’s edge

a reward

for his tireless toil

 

He waits

as his bucket fills

alongside his hope

then empties

leaving his spirits all the same

 

For his catch does not ...

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fishingpatiencepoetrypoemsmetaphorAlliteration

Just A Man

a dream of mine came true

as I lay next to you

losing my worries in the wind

 

little did I know

I had naught to show

from the heart I was eager to win

 

as I carried on

in blinded pursuit

my path lit by your auburn eyes

 

I lost myself there

in your hands and your hair

waiting for my doubts to die

 

now left here I am

to think of what was

and ...

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loveheartbreakbreakuploneliness

That

I almost regret to write this poem

for fear it may vanish

flicker away like Evan's flame

scared of the voices

that murmurs that carry its name

across the wind

whispers of That

 

but it only lives for a little

hiding in plain sight

waiting to be noticed

so it may slip away

one more time

 

only to be invited back

by the warm, orange glow

of the everlas...

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friendshipvibenowmemoryjoymoment

Translucent

skylark song

calling out to the wall it does not know

fooled by the glass echoes

it cannot escape

chained by sightless hope

gazing through

that which looks it in the eye

there is no glass

there is no glass

but

there always has been

you never did notice?

did the bird never fly?

 

 

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The Lizard

the lizard lay

motionless

not dead,

just content

soaking in the golden rays

bathing in the summer warmth

nestled soundly

atop his rock

 

eyeing the rising sun

and minding the heat

sure to follow

soon to drain the life from his limbs

dry the life 

from his domain

 

and soon, each breath

grows heavy with the weight of the last

not quite on pace

...

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apostropheanimalssunlightdesertlizard

Scream

crying out

to the night

make my shivers last

murder my doubt

scream for me, with me

I will scream

to who?

myself? 

you?

will you listen?

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apostrophehelplessnessscreaming

Sunset

there once was a boy

good-hearted and innocent

worried not about the 

flecks of mud

clinging to his toes

thinking not on the

stinging scrapes

kissing his knees

worried not

save for the dwindling daylight

that brings an end

if only temporary

to his fun

 

there was once a man

chased by the sun

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timelifetime fliesmemoryhappinessinnocencechildhood

Silent Cacophonies

left unperturbed

blind,

althought content

naïve to the stabbing

numbed only by the

warm trickle

promising painlessness

 

how am I left deaf

but subject to my own cries?

 

clawing, grasping

searching

for a ledge

 

a breath

 

but the stream ceases not

the currents of crimson

rising, smothering

insatiably convincing

they beckon me lovingl...

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apostrophesilencesoundringingstressanxiety

Shorebreak

the waves, with their

inviting rhythm

unwavering in their steady assault

offering solace in the overwash

they will beat you senseless

throw you around without a 

secound thought

like a doll

ragged, aching

 

the waves, with their

impregnable rhythm

neither merciful nor sudden

the pain, at least

you can expect

while the scintillating breeze

carries the...

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apostrophesadnessdepressionblocking out the thoughts

The Fire

you lay numb

hypotherminc, dying

the fire, it dances

taunting, flickering, in and out

like hope

hope that it may help

help to that your frozen fingertips

slow your chattering teeth

soothe, ebb the icy grasp of the violent, pulsing

piercing burning

that is your fear and your doubt and denial

the drowning, whispering, screaming

wave that comes crashing

beating ...

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apostropheangerresentmentmotherdisillusionment

Water

you are drowning

swim, I know you can

you don't realize

the water

it will kill you

it already has

for, why don't you scream?

fight

but your voice is lost

not even 

the bubbles

reach the surface

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