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Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Poetry Contest

Unrequited Love
Imagery Poem. On unrequited Love. Is the beloved not aware of your feelings or consciously rejecting you.
Two poems per poet'
any reasonable length
no collabs
old writes allowed but never won awards
no extreme contents
no chatting on comp thread

AspergerPoet56
AspergerPoet56
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Inhale...Exhale...

Breathing
The natural thing we do
Inhale
Exhale

It seems simple enough
We donít even think about it
Instinctively itís just done

It all goes wrong
When that wild beauty
Comes into view

Then all memory
Of how to breathe
Is totally gone

Who I am who I was
Slips away
Like the breath in my lungs

Need that composure
To start breathing again
Itís like my life stands still

Breathe
I need to breathe
Let me breathe

So I can gather enough
Air inside me
To say a word

Written by AspergerPoet56
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Idryad
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AspergerPoet56 thank you for your entry.

Tallen
Tallen
earth_empath
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Unrequited †Quiet

Your forgiveness is now what I pray,
For in telling You to take it slow
I may have led You on to pine away,
Hoping for the day I would know
What Youíre heart tells You today.

But my heart tells me a different thing
And my dreams dream not of You.
No matter how long the bell rings
No knockout will follow-through.

Iím going now to focus on my craft
And learn more from the Trees;
In empathic solitude Iíll laugh
Communing with zen mysteries.

In closing,
Iíd still love to be Your friend
And grow and build this bond
But if itís too much to wend
And interact perhaps we should
Move along.
Written by Tallen (earth_empath)
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Tallen, thank you for your entry.

LunaGreyhawk
LunaGreyhawk
Fire of Insight
United States
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The Billboard

my love pasted itself to an old billboard,  
a guardian of the dark, deserted backroad  
in the land of things old and forgotten;  
you passed it by on your way  
to somewhere else,  
believing my offering was meant  
for another Then and some other Them  

once so vibrant and relevant,  
my edges now split and curl inward,  
ink-streaked by sad-sky sobbing  
and beaten to muted gray  
in the rage of cold-shoulder winds;  
I stand precariously on worm-eaten legs  
as solid as theyíll ever be again  

all the fine details overlooked,  
overwhelmed by too many †
brittle layers with peeling edges  
hinting at brighter origins,  
since faded by elemental fury;
it was more than you could take in  
as you rushed hastily past,  
in search of an easier read  

Written by LunaGreyhawk
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anna_grin
anna_grin
ilchruthach
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set you free (come back to me)

you must know your silence hurts
just as i know itís what we need   †
i cannot reasonably expect you to wait † †
for all three of me to be in sync † †  
and while i get my shit together † †
i will hope that i impress you for a change † †
† †  
you must know i was thinking of you † †
every time i fucked someone else † †
you must know not one can stand next to you † †
i was afraid of my own jealousy † †  
and not afraid enough of yours †
this may make you laugh: at times
it wasnít me†


 
i did wrong, as i do, as we do † †
i will not ask you to be sorry for me † †
† †  
when you asked me † †
in the kebab shop † †
if i would be angry † †
if you dated someone † †  
else † †  
† †  
you must have known my no was not simple † †
that it was the reason i walked out † †
and all night my eyes flooded quietly † †  
yet in the morning i stayed a while † †  
and when you claimed to have no memory † †
i knew it was to save my (ruined) pride † †
† †  
do you think you have cut me loose † †
i donít think you can do it † †  
i have tied myself too tightly † †
you must know that wherever i go † †
i will be writing to you † †  
words you may never see † †
† †  
you must know that this is all for you. † †
i strive to make you know my worth † †
i undertake the feats of Hercules † †  
to bring you orange juice and vodka † †
and i vow to be stronger next time † †
† †  
until you can safely choose me
Written by anna_grin (ilchruthach)
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Idryad
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LunaGreyhawk and anna_grin thank you for your entry.

The_Silly_Sibyl
The_Silly_Sibyl
Tommy or Tuppence
Fire of Insight
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Unrequited

itís a terrible thing
to wake up as a child
and feel the genetic burden
of love
when your parents
have cast off their own
Written by The_Silly_Sibyl (Tommy or Tuppence)
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The_Silly_Sibyl, thank you for your entry.

cold_fusion
cold_fusion
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ii

there is no
people
  
there's only the †
i †
†  
sometimes it is mistaken †  
for a collective †  
when †
in company †
†  
perhaps †
the Roman numeral †  
representing the two †
the only perfect rendering †
both literally †  
and figuratively †
†  
there is no †
people †
†  
there's planets though †
the heavenly bodies
 
orbits †  
sadly †  
have locked them in †
†  
satellites †  
can only dream †  
and run around †
day and night †
†  
there is no people †
†  
†  
†  
†  
†  
†  
†  
†  
†††† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † .
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cold_fusion, thank you for your entry.

Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete
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hand of glass


  
 
From the pitch of dark, †  
these corners glow in earnest †  
'Tis this one purest object of desired †  
one and of thine own feathered touch †
with hand of glass, †
and fairest of all the fragile broken pieces; †
listen to thy sweetest sounds †  
quietlyó †
Dare to listen

as our, †
or maybe my, †
favorite'd did travel †
atop each blinding jagged streak, †  
higher with each plea †
of hushed benevolence †
in all it's darkness curving †  
To lay claim and pine... †  
O' to beg for such it is †  
I will †  
time, †  
and time, †  
and time again †  
with my smug like clever †
or the yawn of battered hearted ease †  
Still, I listen for such a telltale find †  
my all and everything
†  
and yet ... †  
from the pitch dark †  
these corners still glow in earnest †  
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†  
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†  
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Written by Bluevelvete
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faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
Dangerous Mind
United States
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a man in love

he waits for her
his princess
the woman of
his wildest dreams
yes, his kind
of woman
in due time
she will saunter by

he longs to
catch her eye
for in her eyes
he sees something
of beauty
something that
makes his heart
pound in his chest
oh how he yearns
to touch her

he wants to gaze
at her long legs
and hear her high heels
clicking on the pavement
knowing he is a commoner
among men he holds back
thinking she will
break his heart
if she passes by
without a word

then she comes round
the corner of the
station looking like
a goddess to him
the woman he has
dreamed of holding
in his arms
the one he longs for
late at night
his eyes wide awake

he has never
seen her looking
so absolutely stunning
he had the words
he would say
to her rehearsed
when he saw her today

yet now all
he could do was
stand and stare
at her dumb-struck
his soul on fire
as he watched
her wink at him
and climb aboard
the bus that
goes down town
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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faithmairee
faithmairee
Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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crazy love

this feels awful
i'm not sure loving you
is worth the pain
you can either make
or break my day
by your attention
or lack of it

you are quickly
becoming something
close to an obsession
i like everything there
is about you
your eyes say it all
you move about zombie-like
my enchanted master

deep down i know
you lack the courage to
tell it like it is
so instead you stare
sometimes winking
at your love slave
willing to risk nothing

you can keep your
hungry eyes and empty arms
your well-kept secrets
i'll keep my fantasies
and shattered dreams
then crawl back into my shell
and silently mourn for
the love which is just
out of my reach

Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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