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Farewell

PAR
PAULO ACACIO RAMOS
Fire of Insight
Portugal 14awards
Joined 26th May 2022
Forum Posts: 196

Friends, loves and clouds

 
I don't know where they are, friends and girlfriend who almost...
But I can write a sonnet to express what I cried.
Maybe this way I could ease the pain I feel in my chest
and find a new direction for my imperfect love

Where are those who were once companions on the journey?
Those who shared laughter and tears with me,
who supported each other in the most difficult and bitter times.
And who always celebrated victories and achievements

Where is the one who was once the bride of the clouds?
The one who promised to be faithful and give her open hand.
That she swore eternal love and filled my poor chest with illusion
and then abandoned the boat without reaching any port.

Where are those friends and that girlfriend who almost...
They are gone, but the ground remains and now it's time to move on
without looking back because life is made of minimal changes
and time, the clouds... the waters of the rivers never return.
Written by PAR (PAULO ACACIO RAMOS)
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Grace
IDryad
Tyrant of Words
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Joined 25th Aug 2011
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PAR thank you for your entry

Grace
IDryad
Tyrant of Words
120awards
Joined 25th Aug 2011
Forum Posts: 15955

A Farewell

I upon a moonlight sail  
to realms where we dance  
upon gentle clouds of dream  
to again hold hands    
wishing upon trillion stars  
to let fly together in bliss eternal  
 
and in the sky    
blaze Heart    
holding to beloved Soul

-not an entry-

seekingkate
kateA
Tyrant of Words
Australia 28awards
Joined 20th May 2014
Forum Posts: 2079

rhetorical on cusp of full moon

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time †  
space † † † †  
distance † † † †  
gives insight, clarity.  

and a rhetorical question.† † †  
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you professed lust, never love†  
while I fell deep.† †  
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when i woke this morning † † † †  
in a different place and time † †
i wondered if you ever liked me. † † † †  
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as the rain falls † † † † †
a door closes on a decade † †
of hope, change and growth. † † † †  
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© kv adams 3/6/23 † † † †  
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Written by seekingkate (kateA)
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seekingkate
kateA
Tyrant of Words
Australia 28awards
Joined 20th May 2014
Forum Posts: 2079

Illumination

 


Wind roars, rain dances.
Iím naked, stripped to the bones
of my life before.




© kv adams †20/11/23


Written by seekingkate (kateA)
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dimpy
dimpsmoon
Dangerous Mind
India 3awards
Joined 9th Mar 2023
Forum Posts: 66

goodbye

You  
won't  
be able  
to take the  
whole house with you,  
so take a few toys  
and †the color  
of the walls with you...  
 
will anyone  
look at you fondly or not?  
I don't know,  
so take the rainbow  
of my eyes with you...  
 
I won't say  
goodbye to you
I will see your white aura  
from the wet window...
 
You were  
always standing  
silently in the dark evenings
so take some naughty waves  
of the ocean with you...
 
You won't be able  
to stay in the  
same atmosphere forever
so take some seasons with you...  
 
You have seen  
a lot of autumn
so carry some white flowers  
in that red envelope...
 
If it becomes dark  
somewhere while going
it will be difficult
so keep some fireflies  
also in your black palm...
 
My dry words  
will not be able  
to say 'I love you' to you..
so one last time  
take a warm sip  
from my trembling lips...
Written by dimpy (dimpsmoon)
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deliabear
Debbie
Dangerous Mind
United States 9awards
Joined 1st Feb 2023
Forum Posts: 7

Very beautiful!

Grace
IDryad
Tyrant of Words
120awards
Joined 25th Aug 2011
Forum Posts: 15955

Thank you Kate and Dimpy for your entry

Sappho
Twisted Dreamer
Germany 1awards
Joined 8th Aug 2018
Forum Posts: 8

One Last Kiss

 
What a perfect night to bid you farewell
Heavy with mysteries full moon hangs low
Nightingale sings a sweet serenade
Seal my lips with a kiss that echoes in eternity

Hush my love and don't you weep
My body dies but my soul is set free
So paint the coffin in my favorite colors
Promise me to live a happy purposeful life

When in another starry night
Crickets chirp a haunting melody
And a soft breeze caresses your face
Then know that this is me

Whenever you †think of me
I won't be far away
Until we finally meet again
I will watch over you from above
Written by Sappho
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Louisamay
JaneyBean
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 2nd Mar 2023
Forum Posts: 10

The Goodbye

Iím here to tell you goodbye
Itís been so hard for me to accept
Iíve clung to the hope of us
Our love has made this so difficult
Our calmness in this storm so confusing
But I want a life of emotion
I want to feel deeply, not skim the surface
I want to risk, to experience, to live
I want to love hard
I want to love securely
Iím here for the ride of my life
Not a gentle amble
I donít want a safety net
So itís best we go now and heal
Separately and begin to forget
Meet new people eventually and fall in love again
Thereís more than one soul mate for me
I never wanted to look for them but hey
I wish you love, light, and happiness
But goodbye
Written by Louisamay (JaneyBean)
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Louisamay
JaneyBean
Lost Thinker
United States
Joined 2nd Mar 2023
Forum Posts: 10

Remember me

Remember how we used to be,
In love, happy so carefree
But behind the scenes you were discontent
I never knew how deep that went
Until that day you blindsided me
You took my future, no more were we
And now I scrabble for the bits you give
Thatís no life, no way to live
So leave me please,walk away
I beg you do this for me pray
I need your strength to begin to heal
Not your pity thatís no deal
But the final thing I plea,
Is one day you remember me
Fondly, kindly, lovingly
As the one who got away
Written by Louisamay (JaneyBean)
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Grace
IDryad
Tyrant of Words
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Joined 25th Aug 2011
Forum Posts: 15955

Thank you Louisamay
and Sappho for participating

Razzerleaf
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom 26awards
Joined 15th Sep 2019
Forum Posts: 475

The day you caught the train

The net curtains float lace patterns †
projected on magnolia,   †
thin sunlight warms our bed covers, †  
white cotton wrapped as loin cloth, † †
tight against smooth skin. † †
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The mornings bore runs busy in the street, † †
scaling walls to chatter at our window. † †
Your shape slides beneath my hand, †  
warmth cools as I sigh deeper  
and you check the alarm clock.  
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I save another wasted frame, †  
a rotting petal pressed between memories. † †
The bartender wants my glass, † †
no final drop to sip from you, † †
Your tongue has tripped, the lies let slip.  
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This day you will leave, and me; † †
packing for the journey I can't take. †  
A could never be, lovers embrace †  
belies the two who's eyes are fake, †  
something we buried in this place.
Written by Razzerleaf
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Razzerleaf
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom 26awards
Joined 15th Sep 2019
Forum Posts: 475

Four hour warning

I could have run with the others,
a deserter ahead of the missiles,
but what would I gain.?
Instead, I sit relaxed,
accept what will be;
make the most of these hourglass fragments,
at home with good friends and family.

We drink wine and dine on a light lunch with laughter,
contemplate the complicated nature of politics and war,
take time to linger,
try to understand our goodbyes.
My voice chokes
as I read out fugitive pieces,
poetry collections of memories and special places,
I wanted my tracks to be seen,
set in the concrete of existence.

The words were hard to find,
lost to crumpled paper and interruption,
hidden from my pen,
they still elude me now,
but these people know me,
even now they massage my frailties.

I stand,
a fiction of my own words,
no need for veils anymore,
I could never create the colours
that allow words to live,
a world beyond my capture
but not beyond regret.

The sirens have stopped;
I reach for familiar hands,
foreheads touch,
lips trace a brushed kiss before we hug.

I face the window
to watch our departure,
my mind
faces the door to imagine
our next journey.
Written by Razzerleaf
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Grace
IDryad
Tyrant of Words
120awards
Joined 25th Aug 2011
Forum Posts: 15955

Thank you Razzerleaf for participating

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