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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    There's a taste of dead flowers in my mouth, Wet and heavy as ashes, And there's a smell of faint burning in the air, As to my new love,  I bid you adieu.  Come closer, now, to this burning field,  Sweet posies lie charred and spent; Sing softly again as you did before, As petal...
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    Your face, your face,  Obscured by a mask; Your face, Your face, Tied off with woolen cloth; Your face, your face, Distorted by charcoal smudge; Your face, your face, Marred by heart's desires. Your hair, your hair... It's all that I can see, True love, true love, They tell me ...
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    I had dreams but my dreams have been crushed.  I had a smile but my smile is fading.  I had a hope but now it is dwindling.  I dreamed and dreamed but it seems to all be collapsing at my gilded feet; I dreamed but my dreams are gone. ...
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    You are my parting gift from the day, My gentle push into the night, My quiet resignation into sorrow, My airless, saltless tears.  But I am the warm kiss of greeting to the morning,  I am the steady pulse beating, And after the night racks my bones and bleeds my soul,  I will not succumb ...
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    Too many white daisies pushed up from blackened soil, Captured in a swollen bouquet, Spilling petals across my heart. Hanging upside down to dry a faded yellow, The leaves droop,  The petals crumble to dust under my twisting fingertips;  He loves me... He loves me not... The petals fall, ...
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    Love is a delicate sorrow.  It blooms and boasts of beauty in the sunshine, And oh, how fragrant are its blossoms! But sweet love, Oh, especially the sweet love of mine, How bitter you truly are! You have captured me, Overpowered by such dazzling exposures,  And how I long to stretch out a...
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    Oh small hope, Perched upon my shoulders, Do not plague me so! Your burden has weighed heavily in my leaden tears, And your promise broken a thousandfold. Small hope! Do not taunt me with your wayward smile, I must not believe such lies! Monstrous, You are, With your flickering whimsies, ...
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    Hey there, Miss Lonely, Can you spare a minute or two? I've seen you walking by yourself, And the tear stains on your sleeve. Hey there, Miss Lonely, Won't you stop a while? I've seen the longing in your eyes, And the hearts drawn black upon your paper. Hey there, Miss...
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    I am married to the night; Just a cold kiss in the dark, A whisper of a shadow in a bed clothed with lies. He veils me, Cloaks me with black and hides me from the sun, A tyrant in the shape of a ring. In his garden he locks me, A kingdom of sorrow where I must forever dwell, Lured by the ma...
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    Oh, I vow I shall never close my eyes, And never sleep, For in my slumber, There is a man who haunts my dreams. I’ve seen him before, And in fact I was not afraid; But as the nights wore on, It seemed he would not fade. He grew in power, And overtook my dreams, So as I slept, He was a...
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    Stars fade back into dust eventually, As does everything else in this universe. It seems strange to me that all of those tears I cried are gone now, Lost somewhere in the greedy clutches of time. Whatever happened to all of those promises we made, So long ago? Did they die along with the stars...
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    I always wanted to swim out further than I should, for I loved the white-capped ocean waves. You always knew that I would drown, yet you let me swim so far. I didn't understand then, why you let me swim, or why when I would look to shore, you had gone. I didn't understand the ocean...
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    Thank you for saving me on my darkest night, For guiding me when I was too blind to see the light; For catching me all of the times I fell, searching for a love it seemed I could not find. Thank you for protecting me when I could not see your sheild, Fighting my battles as if they were your own,...
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    I’ve just awoken from a land of dreams; Now this world isn’t as real as it seemed. I closed my eyes Hoping you would disappear, And now I wonder if you were ever really there. Peering into a mirror, I stretch my hands on the glass and fall through; The raindrops that land on my tongue t...
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    Irene, he would say; I love you, and you will always be my little girl. I would smile, and hold tighter to his hand, happy to be Irene. And it seemed as I grew up, it would always be the same- Grandpa and his Hailie Irene. But time changes people- or at least it makes us wiser- And I sta...
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    Dreams and memories float by, like the stars of a distant galaxy, undetected and dim. I reach out my hands and I laugh, feeling the hot-cold sensation of love and dreams fufilled. And so they float on, slowly and wistfully, down and out of the sky. She warned me- they all did- but I dove i...
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    It took so much longer than expected, hurt so much more than necessary, but I fought it, fought as if my life depended on it- because it did- and i overcame it, i won. It was a game to you, and you know it; you tried to break me, and in fact, you almost did. But in the end, i was victori...
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    A love that blooms is not forgotten by a rose; a rose whose thorns prevent her from being plucked, from being wanted. And he who struggled to hold her and love her; he whose hands bled crimson red; he who gave her all that his mortal soul could muster, is not forgotten, nor unwanted. And as...
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    I'm a fool to cry, a fool to waste my time; I'm a fool to let you win, a fool to play your game; I was a fool to let you say good-bye. Because even though you're no good for me, A fool I'd be if I said I didn't love you. I'm a fool to wait for you, a fool t...
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    I reach my hands out, and I can almost grasp your fingers in mine, but not quite. The heartbreak in our voices is undisguisable, yet we laugh like we don't hear it, pretending as if we're sitting here, together, not three thousand miles apart. I love you- do you know that? We...
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    The blackbird flies low, swooping down towards my head as I run, trying to escape from these demons; these sorrows; this disaster. Piercing talons, clutching at my heart, ripping, shredding, bleeding. Innocent, it'd seem; if only it trully were- but the mirlo, black and evil as sa...
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    Starstruck heavens, rain down on me, with hushed breaths and sensuality, pour forth some dust to close these eyes; some magic in which dreams lie. Pillows soft as doves' wings, rest beneath my heart, for it stings; sweet heaven, blow apon my skin cool breeze to soothe these fears, an...
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    Adam loved Eve with a love that was beyond reason; with a love that knew no boundaries, because he didn't know any better; and Eve, not understanding the evil and sin in her garden, loved Adam because she never thought of the possability of anything else. So Eve, in her child-like innoce...
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    Some would go as far to say that I. Am. Beautiful., but i somehow believe it's a lie. I've been put through hell, trying merely to stay alive, brought down, torn apart. My soul has been ravaged, shredded, for ''the greater good;'' supposedly it all works out in...
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    The ashes are cold, dull grey, as if shinning silver suddenly lost its luster, damp, ugly, unkind. They are forgotten remnants of another time, when strikingly beautiful embers glowed, bright, exciting, and hot. Dangerously high temperatures soared, caught, entranced by its own flame, ...

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