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If not to fight against the monsters inside us, why do we write?
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6th Jan 2020 6:54pm
We shared my past but now Iím old,
my nose is wet, my feet so cold.
I canít get up too well my friend
I feel the pain, I sense the end.
I love your scent and when youíre near
I can feel safe without a fear.
Although my eyes donít see too well
I know youíre there just by your smell.
Please comb my hair, it is alright
I do feel safe right by your side
I trust your hands they mean no harm
I know their touch, I love their warmth.
So please come close, I donít have long.
Please hold me tight cause when Iím gone ...
19th Jul 2019 7:34pm
I used to watch birds
And one day, I saw a pair of sparrows
Sitting on the window sill
They picked the corn and cheeped and whimpered
I used to watch birds
frolicing in the bird bath
grooming their feathers to impress each other
I used to watch birds
Building their nests in spring
In a tree so high no enemy could reach their fledglings
Until they were able to fly themselves.
I stopped watching birds
Beating their wings and soaring into the endless sky
Now my window is closed.
19th Mar 2019 8:22pm
the round amalgamator
in the dark
is sending photons through the void
until they hit the atmosphere
and show us
colours and their light
and none of them
will ever know
of their shining bright
UPBEAT INSPIRATIONAL POEM
19th Mar 2019 8:17pm
And when you came into this world
a fire was lit inside of me
a candle in my inner circle
burst and filled the void in me
You know your mom and I prepared
to keep that candle burning bright
to shower you with all our love
and help you stand here in our light
And even if the day might come
when darkness swallows our flame
just know we are so proud of you
and have been since the day you came
#love #birth #uplifting
9th Mar 2019 4:21pm
Too much love
you only mean to show
that you wish me all the best
can I tell you that right now
I need some space and time to rest
you give while you are tearing up
is too painful to endure
please stop saying that you do
stay with me till I am cured?
I don't want you to be hurting
I don't want you to be sad
but I can not take this anymore
cause the pain just drives me mad
I don't want to break your heart now
turn you insides inside out
but I know I...
#sadness #love #death
27th Jan 2019 6:46pm
A fight in the dark
Rowing in your tiny nutshell
with a paddle made of doubt,
as the water rises higher
you're too slow to bail it out
The brittle woodwork you are steering
gets knocked over by the waves
every night the fight continues
extending even to the days
To you sleep is now a stranger
since the waves keep you awake,
all alone you try to hang on
while your brittle boards do break
And the ocean with its darkness
swallows whole what you have been
as you're dragged down by the current
not a sign of you is seen.
#depression #sea #night
2nd Dec 2018 11:27am
a bench in the woods
In the brightest green they shine
trees around his marble face
overgrown with joy and vine
sits the old man in his place
looking all around benign
knowing this is not a race
Next to him a leafless mess
wood is shattered dark and grey
an angel lies there in his dress
his face shows sorrow and dismay
his clutching hands his hopelessness
his demeanor shows decay
If you listen closely you can hear
the slow approach of death
the angels wings are beating air
an uplifting in his chest
and with the finish...
30th Sep 2018 9:19pm
with needle and thread
pin and a twine
she sits in her darkness
with a glass full of wine
twisting and turning
her hands in pain
knitting and knotting
all was in vain
in the window one magpie
black billed it caws
white pills with red wine
into the armchair she claws.
#depression #women #death #birds #night
18th Aug 2018 2:44pm
When I was told to put this one together
I knew to find the right words would be hard.
A rhyming cheesecake recipe is better
than just some jumbled mess about a tarte.
So I looked up some recipes to skim through
to put all those ingredients in here.
Some short description online I would show you
on how to bake a cheesecake without fear.
At first you mix some sugar, eggs and flour
and lastly add the baking soda powder.
The finished dough is ready now to bake.
It's filled with curd and some vanilla sugar
3rd May 2018 6:37pm
Gone for now
I heard you are still beautiful
your smile is still as bright
you built a house and settled down
and everything's alright.
I heard you married years ago
and live a happy life
with Dan, your man, in Idaho
and Rachel who is five.
I heard the earthquake robbed your home
and Dan and Rachel died
you started drinking alcohol
and nothing is alright.
I heard the neighbours heard you shout
and when your screaming died
the lights went out inside your house
a gunshot filled the night
I heard you're...
#sadness #grief #women #death #memories
2nd Apr 2018 7:20pm
The beginning of spring
I once walked into the woods alone
in winter while there was a snowy storm
and deep in the forest I came about
a green field of snowdrops just starting to sprout.
The moment I saw them, the storm did abate
and slowly but surely did nature awake
The trees were in buds and they started to green
and no fairer moment has ever been seen.
The bees were all bumbling, the air tasted fresh
and all kinds of wild game were brazen and brash
As peewits and finches all started to sing
I suddenly felt the beginning of spring.
25th Feb 2018 2:07pm
Do fish know...?
Do fish know they look like angels
from the bottom of the sea?
How they float, how they fly
and how they look so free.
As a crab on the seafloor
Iím used to the dark.
But sometimes I dream
of flying free like a shark.
When the sunlight engulfes them
and their halo shines bright
Do they feel the warmth
that is carried with the light?
Is the water up there warmer?
Is it clearer where they are?
I never tried to rise up there
Cause the way up seems so far.
#motivational #sea #animals
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