Touchstone

You ask if I'm okay,
because I am 
unusually quiet 
today.

I'm just trying to keep memories 
behind the flood gates
so they don't sweep me away
to a dark place.

Thank you for being my escape,
a bright light,
my way home, 
my touchstone. 

Your love helps ease the pain.
I don't mean to push you away.
There are so many things I want to say,
but I must go, feed Jake. 

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Vautaw

Wed 20th Nov 2019 04:56

Thanks so much Hannah & Martin. I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to leave feedback❣️🙏

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Martin Elder

Mon 11th Nov 2019 11:20

A touching poem that strikes all the right chords in the right places. I also had not realised that Jon Bon Jovi was actively involved in helping ex-service personnel. More power to him and indeed to you for writing such worthy pieces
Nice one

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Hannah Collins

Sun 10th Nov 2019 17:11

Beautiful poem.

Hannah

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Vautaw

Sun 10th Nov 2019 16:05

Thank you for reading and your feedback Merey! I too love Jon Bon Jovi, not just because his band puts out amazing music, but because he gives back to his community through his pay-what-you-can Soul Kitchen and helps veterans. I think this new song will bring even more awareness. I hope his generosity inspires more celebrities to do what they can to make the world a better place. One rocker, one poet, one motivated person at a time can make a dark world shine.

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Do.RoThy

Sun 10th Nov 2019 06:43

I liked the video, as a child i was very fond of jovi. Nice write Vauw.

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Vautaw

Sat 9th Nov 2019 20:34

Very cool Do. We are surfing on the same plane today! I love Bon Jovi for many reasons including their amazing music and the way Jon gives back through his Foundation and Soul Kitchen. Bon Jovi was the first concert I ever attended. I love that they are still going strong. So inspiring to keep pursuing your art❣️

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Vautaw

Sat 9th Nov 2019 20:23

Thanks Po. This poem was inspired by Bon Jovi’s new song Unbroken that he wrote for a documentary about service dogs.

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poemagraphic

Sat 9th Nov 2019 19:33

I note your tags with interest on this piece V.

Its very deep.

Po

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