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The Raft

Memories of summer can last forever

"I can't!" My voice, high and strident, carries out across the water. "Sure you can; come on, try." My sister's voice, low and calm, comes to me clearly. "No, I can't." "But you did last year." Last year. Perhaps. But this is now, and I know I cannot do it. I don't answer her. "Come on, just try." Still no answer. "Do you want me to come and get you?" My teeth are chattering together...Read On

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Better Than You

It's inevitable, it seems, to encounter someone like this along life's journey...

Hello, I'm new here. I am better than you. I'm smarter and kindlier — Cleverer too! You're stupid - you're snooty - You're unworthy of my precious time. As for me, it's plain to see: I'm magnificent and sublime! While I am Secretariat, Or perhaps Seattle Slew, The rest of you, a sorry lot, Are destined to become glue. This may seem rather blunt, But that's just how I am. If...Read On

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Words

Words come and go.The poetry muse dropped by at an inconvenient moment, and was sadly ignored.

 

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First Run of the Day

The first downhill run of the day would stay with Amanda forever.

First Run of the Day Amanda started to move forward on her skis. She crested the brow of the slope, feeling a rush of excitement and power flow through her as she gained confidence and speed. The run was difficult, steep, dangerous and hers, only hers. Soon she was accelerating, flying along, the world a blur around her. It felt as though she were being lifted in the air, literally...Read On

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Fragmented, Too

Alone, empty. Apart, void. Separately, fragmented. Individually, nothing. Not thinking, not feeling, not caring, just...existing. Existing, yes, but in the basest sense — not truly being. Together, we are no longer empty, void, fragmented. We are replete. We are meaningful. We are whole. Together, we are everything. Together, we are. ...Read On

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Before I Die

Find the passion in your life.

I would sail across the Pacific, Visit the islands so remote. I would see the Northern Lights, Upon my own sailboat. - I would ride the city subway, An empty car, late at night. Spend Carnival in Rio, Dressed as a winged knight. - Ride a gondola in Venice, Sharing a bottle of wine. Write a novel about passion, The words and thoughts all mine. - Dance the tango...Read On

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Ephemeral II

Squaring the Circle of Confusion

 

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An Angel You Are

Heaven and Angels.

We dream of you  Our little boy  Playing with cars  Trains and toys  But God decided  To take you away  From me and your mum  It kills us each day  But now we know  That you have wings  An angel you are  And have no sins  Our blessed boy  In paradise  An angel with wings  You'll be pure and wise  Beautiful son  Lost to me But one day  When we cease to be  We will see you again  And on...Read On

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My Everything

My Heart Is Yours

I fell in love with a boy who turned out to be my whole world. I allowed myself to give him everything. He had my heart, He had my soul, He had my mind, He had my everything. I wanted him to have it all. Though I was warned be careful who you give your heart to. While growing up, I was raised right. Don’t be dumb, don’t hand your heart to just anyone. My mama spoke to...Read On

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Long Distances Bond

Together Our Bond Grows

Here I am, and there you are. I can see you and hear you. However that is all, because you are so far from me. What is in our way is endless miles of land and water. We met here on the computer, through a filthy site. Though at first it was friendship, things were clear what was between us so soon thereafter. We grew a bond, a swirl of love and play, it bloomed. Endless hours together,...Read On

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Alone

I’m alone and I yearn for you, I’m alone and I burn for you, I’m alone and I cry for you, I’m alone and I scream for you, I’m alone and I crave for you. When I’m alone I feel out of control, When I’m alone I feel lost in my own world, When I’m alone I can hear the screams, When I’m alone I can feel the pain, When I’m alone I feel as though this place we call...Read On

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Cold Wall

Will I Go Unheard?

The numbing pain that surges through me, I feel it, it's over taking me. I can't breathe, chest grows tighter. My words are spoken, I try to express them. They go unheard, or maybe just ignored. Don't try, that's what I hear. A cold wall will be built, to save myself... From you... ...Read On

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Our Castle In Spain

The fairies new home

We built a new home Our castle in Spain A place in the sun Where it rarely rains   Surrounding it There is  a moat A moat so big We needed a boat   Within the water Lurking down deep Is our very own sea monster Protecting our Keep   With our trusty companion A tortoise named Neville Who once was an Angel But crossed paths with the Devil   We'll live in our castle ...Read On

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Forgotten

There's something I've forgotten; I'm not sure what it could be. Still, it can't be that important, Or it would come to me. There's something nagging sometimes, though, I wonder what it was... A thing? A time? Appointment missed? A Must? A Just Because? Was it maybe Ought To Do? Or maybe Do This Now? Forgotten Thingy, what is it? It's lost (I don't know how). If I return to where I was...Read On

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Ephemeral IV

Leftovers can lead to confusion

 

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Lament For The Lost

She mourns her lost lover, before searching for him.

This song only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. ~~~The sea speaks ~~~ Wash my tears away with rain; Leave my shadowed heart by the sea. I've been dreaming of a sunrise with you, Where the salt on the wind scours my pain. Where are you? Far away where the ocean horses run, There's a meadow where my love has gone to live. Sirens...Read On

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Trapped

Is There A Key To Leave?

I've been locked up inside of this house. It's muggy and filled with toxic air. I go insane trapped behind these walls, No one to love, and no way to receive. For I’m thirsty for the knowledge, to figure out how to open these doors that hold me in the attic of my mind. ...Read On

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Faded Memory

Becoming A Faded Memory

I remember when we met and things were new and exciting. Remember? I remember when we met and we spent endless hours together. Remember? I remember when we met we couldn't get enough of each other. Remember? I remember when I met you I liked you. Remember? I remember when I met you, you liked me. Remember? Our feelings grew past liking and slight flirts. We...Read On

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The Race To Timbuktu

Making Kangaroo History

The race to Tumbuktu Riding a kangaroo Wearing high heel shoes And purple pantaloons Only women may enter this race National flags they paint on their face They will ride at a furious pace So their country they do not disgrace The race begins in the UK Where all the Brits shout Hooray The morale it brings I have to say Makes me want to win this day The gun fires, the race is on Crowds...Read On

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Trust, A Broken Promise

What Does A Promise Mean To You?

A promise. What is a promise? What does it mean to you? Do you make them? Do you keep them? I think we all do. We all know them. We all make them. We all keep them. But then there is those who make them, and don’t keep them. No matter the reason, they find reasons not to keep them. Sometimes it can be out of their hands, sometimes to just break the promise. I wonder why some...Read On

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Mistress Of Me

I'm My Own Mistress

Do you ever do something that makes you want to sing from the rooftops? You know, so everyone knows you’re happy, full of love and want to share it with all. Yeah, I have those feelings from time to time. It’s a feeling we should all share, to let us know this world isn't so dark and dreary. This world is full of hate, greed, pain and anger. So, when we have a chance to sing from the...Read On

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Belief

Sometimes it's hard to be yourself...

I dreamed that all my wounds had healed, which freed me to move on. My confidence was coming back, I'd thought it all but gone. A smile, a laugh, an opening up, a glimmer of some hope, But my epistemic self still said I was a dope. Not sure if I was worthy, was sadly my belief And a brave face was the one I wore, despite the mental grief. Suppressing it, I steeled myself and closed my...Read On

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In This Moment

Just Us

The soft caress of your thumb brushes along my hand, making my heartbeat thump hard. I blush, watching it move along the smoothness of my skin. You watch me, watching you and it makes you smile. Your eyes meet mine, pulling my gaze up to yours, I bite my lower lip becoming a little shy. You lean in, your breath on my skin. I can feel it tickle against my lips, making me release my lower one....Read On

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We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Recalling the better aspects of humanity on that day...the heroes...

Let the world always remember, That fateful day in September, And the ones who answered duty's call, Should be remembered by us all. Who left the comfort of their home, To face perils as yet unknown, An embodiment of goodness on a day, When men's hearts had gone astray. Sons and daughters like me and you, Who never questioned what they had to do, Who by example, were a source of hope,...Read On

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The Four Seasons

A suite of Haikus, read by our own Daisy.

SPRING Dripping from the eaves, Snow melts slowly while it turns The hard sod to mud. ***** The dog barks hoarsely, He echoes in vibrations As the moon shines down. ***** Up through the green turf, Crocuses lift heads of pearl Into buoyant air. ********************** SUMMER Sunshine comes with force, As the days grow languorous With burdensome heat. ***** ...Read On

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Ephemeral

Ephemeral, indeed, are the words we utter each day

 

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Ephemeral III

Whether time flies or saunters is a matter of perspective

 

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Starlight And Hugs

Stars like friendship shine so true.

Starlight In the sky Glowing above Way up high The simple beauty Their amazing shine Like a kiss or hug Or fine glass of wine Look to the stars When you're feeling down Look to the skies And know I'm around Like a star In the night Think of me hugging you So very tight Like a twinkle In the sky Don't feel alone That's a lie You have me I have you Through it all The stars shine so true...Read On

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What I Truly Am

Thanks For Showing Me What I Truly Am

I will never again. Why you ask? Because I keep getting hurt by those who promise not to hurt me. I’ll never open up again, and give my heart to anyone. There are those who are never meant to be loved, and I suppose I’m one. I know my friends will tell me I’m foolish, and that I do deserve love. But, I know better. I've been used, abused, hurt, lied and painfully broken hearted. I've put...Read On

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Mask

This Mask I Wear

This mask I wear, the one you can’t see, it’s there to protect me. I put it on when I need safety. It’s there to protect me. When I feel at my most scared, I put it on, and hide my fears. The pain I've seen and the pain I've felt overwhelms me. I can’t undo what I've seen, or even what I've been through. This mask I wear, the one you can’t see, it’s there to protect me. I've been...Read On