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Worn Like Cashmere

adagio
Tyrant of Words
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Grace
IDryad
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The Vow

love shown in caresses of gnarled hands
dried out from the spring of youth
skins worn like old Cashmere
that once as in love draped around  
shoulders and ample bosom
 
hair grey highlighted with white
framed her sweet face once so pretty
love in honesty shone through his eyes
as he touched her face vowing eternal
the love of them together in a golden circle
Written by Grace (IDryad)
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adagio
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eswaller
Dangerous Mind
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Joined 22nd Dec 2015
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Love Like Cashmere

Does he constantly keep you warm
Like the luxurious cashmere you wear?
Does he keep every internal storm
At bay? Does he love you with your hair
In the wind and the windows down?
Does he whisper how much he loves you
When you are asleep or when your frown
Deepens? Because you always deserve to
Be loved that way. The love that gives
You the world and something you outlive.
Written by eswaller
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adagio
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PAR
PAULO ACACIO RAMOS
Fire of Insight
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Joined 26th May 2022
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The Metamorphosis of the Octopus Crab Man

Beneath the full moon’s silver gaze  
a masculine form, once solid and sure,  
becomes a spectral dance of limbs,  
an enigma woven from ocean’s lore.  
 
His skin, a carapace of ancient secrets,  
cracks open, revealing lunar scars,  
as if the celestial orb itself etched  
the map of forgotten battles upon his flesh.  
 
The crab man once rooted in earthly sands  
now writhes, limbs elongating, contorting,  
his chitinous armor yielding to moonlight’s pull.  
A metamorphosis scripted in cosmic ink.  
 
His eyes once resolute and human  
now mirror the abyssal depths.  
An octopus-skull, ink-black and inscrutable.  
A vessel for memories worn like cashmere.  
 
And in the midst of war’s relentless fury  
he dances—limbs undulating, reaching...  
A spectral waltz with death and destiny,  
a creature caught between realms.  
 
Egon Schiele would weep at this transformation,  
his brushstrokes capturing the paradox:  
The fragility of flesh and the resilience of spirit.  
The beauty in surrender to the lunar tide.  
 
For the crab man, now octopus-skull,  
is both warrior and poet.  
His battle cries echoing through watery realms.  
A requiem for lost shores and forgotten loves.  
 
And as the moon wanes, retreating,  
he returns to his human guise.  
A man once more, haunted by memories  
yet forever marked by the celestial ink.  
 
In the quiet aftermath of war  
he contemplates the duality of existence.  
The dance between moon and sea.  
And whispers: “I am both—crab and cephalopod.”
Written by PAR (PAULO ACACIO RAMOS)
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adagio
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ExercisingDemons
Thought Provoker
Canada 1awards
Joined 30th July 2014
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Coat of thorns

Worn like cashmere
my inverted coat of thorns
oh, my dad's here
stern and full of scorn
It's a friend's, it's on lend
I hold it just to mend it
I can shake it
but lies supplied seeds to hatred born
I should have heeded what was warned
and bought a warm blanket
Written by ExercisingDemons
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adagio
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Ms_LaCarte
Ms. La Carte
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Joined 19th June 2024
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Oceanfront Property

You sat down to dig
the sand precisely right,

your conch excavation unfolds
the sunshine on your face
worn like cashmere,

I watch you love
your labor worth lending
your knees to the ocean floor,
you root for smiles
from ear to ear, you radiate.
Written by Ms_LaCarte (Ms. La Carte)
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adagio
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Cora
Strange Creature
United States
Joined 23rd Jan 2024
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Cora’s Soliloquy

Tears I shed of loneliness in this earthly world,
Cashmere while it comforts me in vexing silence,
Devotedly persevering until my dying breath.
The burning flame of divine Love consoles me,
Silencing teardrops behind the veil.
I offer this; my love, a pure white rose,
A memorandum in soliloquy.

adagio
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MiaMyo
Lost Thinker
Joined 10th June 2024
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