Keep it Close

This is for all the days

that you wake up feeling lesser.

This is for all the ways

that the order of the world has forced you to say "Yes, sir."

and feign a smile and take a bow.

For every time you have to clench your teeth

swallow your pride, crease your brow

this is the only thing I can leave you with.

For all the dull afternoons

and for all the lonesome nights.

For all your blue moons

and for all the lost fights.

This is my word to you

I give it along with my heart

Have it! its all yours, Mon chou!

carry it forever with you

even if some day we part.

And this is the word!

-the very word!

that was before all creation-

Before there was a such a thing as heavenly Lord!

It started as a naive infatuation

It waltzed with joy and tangoed with woe

It split in half and became two!

This word must be said

before life slips through the cracks; urgently

Just stay in my bed!

I'll say it gently:

And albeit a little overdue,

here it goes:

I love you.

Keep it close!


◄ Wrongdoer

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Mae Foreman

Fri 22nd Feb 2019 09:29

Thank you Jason! Reciting is starting to grow on me! Maybe there will be sound too! Tune in, I'd like your feedback! 🎈
Thank you

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Jason Bayliss

Fri 22nd Feb 2019 09:26

Yeah, really love this Mae, powerful words and I love the way the pitch and rhythm kind of switch back on each other, and from something I imagine as quite quickly and clearly spoken in the middle it comes to a soft spoken, quite intimate end. Very clever how you can convey that image without, actual sound. Brilliant 😀


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Mae Foreman

Wed 20th Feb 2019 08:50

Thank you Kate G! And Congratulations on being POTW!🎈

Kate G

Wed 20th Feb 2019 08:34

Fantastic Mae

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Mae Foreman

Wed 20th Feb 2019 07:47

Thank you Steve! Much much 🎈🎈🎈

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Mae Foreman

Wed 20th Feb 2019 07:47

Awww Lisa! Thanks so much Lisa! So kind if you! 🎈🎈

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lisa donohoe

Wed 20th Feb 2019 03:47

This is incredible mae.
Every hair on my arms and neck stood tall, your word's carry so much passion and hope.. the words fit together so perfectly. Your talent shines so bright , it lights up the dark sky like a full moon , thank you for writing such a beautiful breathtaking piece 💕💕

steven arthur

Wed 20th Feb 2019 01:21

more excellence!

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