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Missing you

I miss you more than ever Your wisdom and your love I hope that you can see me Watching from above The love we share still warms me I guess it always will No one can replace you Nothing fits the bill Every day I think of you The memories we both had I hope that you can hear me I really love you dad Amy x  ...Read On

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I Got My Wings Today

Though you cannot hold me, I'm with you anyway; God had special plans for me, I got my wings today.   I did not want to leave you, but no longer could I stay; My time on Earth was over and I had to go away.   I'll be watching over you, do not be dismayed; I'm safely up in Heaven, I got my wings today.   I love you very dearly, in so very many ways; We'll be reunited when you get...Read On

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Slow Burn

Hope seems to flee with time missing pages of life I linger on a myth of love's forever in faded ink of masks   Masks of wizards and ghost verses of a slow burn forged in fires of lust as I hold your photograph Now weeping azure tears from my eyes of all fears escaping into a bottle feeling your fingers near With talons of nails held in my limbo with your scarlet lips laying with me on...Read On

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I'm Here With You

I love you, Mom, don't shed a tear, Please know that I am always near.   I'm never farther than a thought away, I'm with you every night and day.   I am the kiss of the morning dew, I am God's creature that watches you.   I am the flicker of the lightning bug, And the evening breeze? That is my hug.   I am the twinkle of every star, To remind you that I'm never far.   So when...Read On

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In Between

I move through the interstitial layers, I smoke in the basement, I write in the margins, and grow in the cracks I'm lost and I'm looking, all around the edges, and I'll never find more than a crumb because it's designed that way They say I've lost thirty-percent of my mind, but not the main part I'm only seen when there aren't many people around, I'm only heard by accident I don't...Read On

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But Twice

The silence creeps open with a thud not once but twice with a shove hovering over my night like a cloud over my blanket's maddening shroud Bypassing and leaping over the bed to wind the pendulum of the clock and the withers of once our wed this night better off dead Knowing that love pulsed my blue as our lips passed from view from ashes to dust and back to infinity If I knew death could...Read On

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The Dancer

  The Dancer   Dancing for dollars over whistles and hollers, showing skin from her head to her toes – she was Friday night’s rage on a drab smoky stage, tucking bills in the band of her hose. The job was no treasure and it brought her no pleasure, only tips and some offers for trade, a tender for sin from lascivious men – but alas, there were bills to be paid. Departure was swift at...Read On

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The Hoopoe’s Call

I will carry you on my back, wrapped in a dream.

The Hoopoe’s Call (Harken!) He heard a call from the branches of a tree Somewhere in the woods along the path he walked, Stick in hand to steady his steps Like a shepherd’s staff. But where? He looked around to see Who or what had made that call, Almost child-like, but not quite. (Come!) It called again. He squinted his eyes toward the dappling shadows The trees made with their leaves...Read On

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Remembrance of Things to Come

Traveling into the future; creating new memories

Memories Of the past The present The future Walking out into a winter landscape The freedom The crispness So fresh Ice between tiny toes will chill  And a little ballerina paw lifts Pick up the pup Hold him close Protectively Completely sure he is safe Within your loving arms One more memory Takes its place A chilly morning above the lake In a camper with her Very same...Read On

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Cold Garnet Solstice

Creeping of the moon's cold garnet solstice And crystals of blue ice frosting   When winter fingers lay upon the fallen snow And I in sleepy-time hearing night winds blow With sweet lips of the maple's bark Melting my heart in the gunny sack With a valance of shadow turning to dust In pantomime of spirits, we kiss On a pane of condensation In silent winds of November As the switch...Read On

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I let her go

When I look back upon that day All those many years ago And think of what may have been When I laid my eyes upon her That day in the college canteen. As I looked at her from afar My heart started to beat faster I could not help but stare At the beauty before me And wonder if she was an angel from above. My eyes looked her up and down The beautiful feminine figure Slowly I looked up her...Read On

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Love Reborn

My dearest wife, it has been such a long winter, Hard and bitter, draining the heart and soul of hope. It has been doubly hard for you, so much sadness, Almost too much to bear, with the illness of friends, And frozen pipes, and the children's difficulties,   Such a long catalogue of woes, you look so tired,   New lines of care on your face, and fresh streaks of grey   Staining the golden...Read On

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Enchanté

Of ivory roses in your raven hair and a maiden's breath so fair with flames of embers in your eyes so rare of crimson lips enchanté, bewitched Silently as a touch of spring dew upon the velvet spread as fingers trace my melancholia   in a forest of love's Abbey of sing-songs blue As a shadow falls on twilight in trust, my soul follows a polyester chained to my heart   in a fantasy of a...Read On

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Love and Sex in Old Age - revised version

I pray you, do not trample on my dreams.   Though you may only see this mortal shell, A frail thing of flesh; this outward reality,   Is of no greater substance than the air,  Masking the real truth that lies within  From the unperceptive gaze of the world. Though my years have passed the Biblical span And I am well advanced on the dread path  That leads to senility and decay, ...Read On

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A Soldier's Life

Bully boys all

I took the Bristish steel On Bunker Hill. I sent grape shot On Lake Erie.  I fixed bayonets  On Little Round Top. I felt the knife At Greasy Grass. I moved up the hill Bully Boys all. I bled red Feeding poppy fields.  I swatted mosquitoes On the deck of Yorktown. I froze white At the reservoir. I rode a green horse Over the lush jungle. I drove though The hot sandbox. I am...Read On

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Open To Love

Tell me your fantasies

Tell me your fears So I can relieve them. Tell me your pains So I can ease them. Tell me your doubts So I may wash them away. Tell me your dreams So I may fulfill them. Tell me your fantasies So we can live them. Show me your heart So I can love you. Open your soul So I may reside there.   I love you. Like no one has.    ...Read On

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Elusive Lady — revisited

How desperately he wished he understood her, The elusive lady who had stolen his heart, But every time he thought she was within his grasp Once more she seemed to vanish into the shadows, Leaving him to flounder in the darkness of doubt. There were many times when the flame of her presence Burned so intensely it threatened to consume him; Days and nights when they rode on a wave...Read On

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Gray Dawn

Gray dawn in the land of my curse From slats of a poet's stead O Love! was it only a ghost In my shadowed room Of marionettes on strings From a touch of sweet lips Of a crimson poinsettia And a breath tracing my being As we kiss the fandango Giving rise to Ides of dreams From a poet's bed two slats below   As the buoy untwines From my foggy mind And the twang of my lingo   With berry ink...Read On

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Just A Brush

Bit it jis a brush tae tone yer hair a shade o crimson bark sae lovely true as yer reflection fae the gless gives rise tae yer emerald een tae inhale the essence o ye ma maiden fair o lo'e songs warming the cockles o ma hert bit it jis a brush tae tone yer hair But it's just a brush to tone your hair a shade of crimson bark so lovely true as your reflection from the glass gives rise to...Read On

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Lights in the Darkness

Lights calling out into the dark

Men are simple creatures lost in the darkness And Women are the light that disrupts that darkness   Some are Fireflies their light soft and momentary Only illuminating the darkness in brief flashes But those moments are enough for some to stay with the Firefly And bask in the moments of illumination   Some are the Stars that fill the night sky, bright and distant Pulling our eyes...Read On

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The Lips of Infinity

Because love lifts you up to the lips of infinity ...

The Lips of Infinity ( Raanana, May 16, 2019) And he welcomed them, The children, the old ones, the infirm, The youth, the busy young men and women, The forsaken and excommunicated, The doubters and disbelievers, Agnostics and atheists, The doctors, the scientists, and technicians, And, yes, philosophers and poets, From all over the world, And he spoke to them in the one language...Read On

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My Mind's Landau

 

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MikeStone
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With Great Finesse

I saw myself coming toward me.

With Great Finesse (Raanana, May 11, 2019)   Walking down a dappled path On my way to the harbor for a cup of tea And the smell of salt already in the air, I saw myself coming toward me. How's it going, I asked myself. You should know, myself responded. What do you mean, I queried, Uncomprehending yet apprehensive. You really have no idea, myself secreted. Look, sir, you're...Read On

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Winter's Candy

In the shadow of winter born over the knolls and trees of autumn leaves falling and midnight calling as echos of our love sing from a meteorite's wing Of the solstice moon as we kiss the sweet of the sap boiling in our veins of the lunar dust as our tongues tangle Beneath a distant star and the maple in the jar as I touch your lips of mahogany red catching your eyes hardening into candy ...Read On

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Forever In My Mind

Forever in my mind in shadows on the vine and your silhouette as I taste the sweet dew of nectar's soft rain with love our downspout     dreaming the shade of you pale of skin free of oxygen with a gold taira's ring    as your breath sing me to sleep and the metamorphosis of spring with petals of the winter born  ...Read On

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If I Knew You When

Back when love was young

If I knew you when back then when love was young Back when the drinks flowed  freely to fill the favored need Back when the touches flowered grew so  abundantly Back when the blossoms soared  wafting the billowed scents The needs we could have shared back when I was young Before you were young When my body was ever so true and strong If I knew your bright shining spirit your art...Read On

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Where Are You?

Missing a dearest friend...

Where are you? Been away for quite some time now Hope everything is fine with you Missing our coffee dates The morning cups you refilled To my evening's many cups Are you well? Haven't seen you around lately Making me worry about you You're not in trouble, are you? Having no one to laugh with Or even a reason to smile Want to ask you about something It's about your chili recipe Lost my...Read On

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How Are You?

It's been one hundred and sixty seven days ...

How are you? It's been months since we last talked I miss you calling me sometimes The way you pop up messages out of the blue Happy Anniversary Hope you are celebrating where you are too. We miss you laughing with us The way you make us feel happy Happy Mother's Day Hope you visit us sometimes I love you, so sorry if I didn't say it more often But I know deep in your heart you knew Hope...Read On

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Tonight

Battle within Despair Not worthy Raging Heart blacken  Emptiness Soul lost Pain Standing alone Darkness Goating spectors Numbness Midnight gongs         ...Read On

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take yourself away (the place where our tears go #2)

she took herself away too soon at sixteen could’ve given a single try to what she was but it wasn’t her call a tattoo of a finger around her face i must’ve looked for her five times, maybe more she said she wanted everyone to see her middle finger she didn’t care she cared so little that she didn’t care to stay alive ended always with a trumpet in the skies the hats...Read On