The dance

there’s this cadence in my head that resonates in abandon free, joyful, without a care not for wars nor the lusty screams of those whose silence was broken whose chains of the strongest steel lay shattered, like windows unable to bear light’s glare this cadence this mocking beat that which makes my feet tap lulled […]

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Do poets dream?

do poets dream an immortal’s dream? when words flourish tumbling beautifully; when endless lines betray confusion; when doubts linger in every penstroke; do poets dream forever amidst all these? do poets weep in blissful sorrow? when the past leaps unmercifully arrogant; when the future beckons in lasting temptations; when the present mocks a coward’s facade; […]

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Let me scream

let me scream, tonight when angels are gazing sadly upon humanity. let me scream, allow this hunger to bare its fangs. this sole witness, allow it to ravage and feed on pity. let it devour apologies and feeble humility, stifled yet with eyes shining bright as a flame in this lonely night. let me scream, […]

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Apologies

oh poet, my dear poet, my sometime friend, my forever lover. why are your roses, once raging with beauty, now raging, and raging still, in silent mockery? oh sage, my sweet soothsayer, my sometime friend, my forever lover. a thousand apologies will bleed for the flame of forgiveness to scorch this cold heart. we both […]

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Deirdre

it seems inevitable. death like the reddest of rose petals slowly fading as sure as the setting of a raging sun. longing for freedom, for an escape the self-made miser’s cage. binding gripping like talons screaming contorted lips trying to break free. lying helpless reaching unseeing crowds flitting through time and space. desolation. fear rampaging […]

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Meet me halfway

My first and last attempt at song composition… Yes, it has been fun But now I ought to leave Taxi’s here and waiting Nothing more up my sleeve But really girl, you oughta’ know Why I badly need to go I didn’t come here to sing your praises Nor hear you sing mine You oughta’ […]

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Upliftment

this stairway, this dying tree these silent witnesses to time’s passage this leaf, this marble imprints of wars waged in isolation among the scattered and torn pieces they lie unmindful of the debris nor the stench of death and decay ever cloying this man, this humble and peaceful man all grey and wrinkled dust on […]

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Hues

she, for whom a pedestal was built, for the known and unknown, that which gathers the laments of lovers. she, for whom light was meant to falter in yet glorify at once, she is this and that, yet never these. she, for whom thousands marched unflinching, where every laden step speaks of faith, that which […]

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All there was

I would not want to dream of new beginnings, new facets not while this pen writhes. I would not want to hope these shackles that bind not when trees are felled not when leaves dance anew. I would not want to try this pen and paper entreats not if you still stand there with empty […]

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Not as we

She doesn’t have any plans for her future, nor does she want to make any. She lives by the moment, dictated by the circumstance. She hates her awareness of time, yet concedes to its constancy. She doesn’t subscribe to any ideology; she doesn’t believe in society. She doesn’t believe in the gods of any religion, […]

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