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Staff gets scared... I dared to visit when I could to get it (a new laptop). Just like I said I would... * Store is surrounded...
I Am Her.
At night I would cry because I believed in the boogyman; Alone I would scream because I stopped believing in you. The fight was not lost, you surrendered,
Baby steps of the inept won't get you over that edge. Open your eyes, the ones that cry- self-pity crowds that ledge. ~
A Parent's Heartbreak
My hands are tied, my heart is breaking * as you lie in the ICU. **************************************** I have
Quick Note: As I was writing this I started thinking how preachy it might sound, but ultimately it’s really a message to me and whomever else might be listening. I’d been thinking of self-sabotage a lot the last week in many areas of my life..and came to a few realisations about why I do some things in the way that I do.. i.e operating out of fear rather than confidence etc and thus not attracting many good things because I don’t feel good enough. I think, for some, this is an unfortunate common thread in today’s society and greatly ties in with our true identities versus our perceived shortcomings which lead us to think of ourselves falsely.
nail in the coffin
you were held on puppet strings while I was assigned wipe other people’s butts even though I had more knowledge in my head
The unconditional love for parent, grandparent, sibling, child The yearning to heal our loved one Memories of joy and sadness fluctuating from moment to moment.
he did the, “mess around,” Oh boy did he get that right Teeter-tottering just at the brink Can this last dance tear Through the mind-numbing holiday Air that left me In a black hole?
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Only the Classics
The roots from which poetry as we know it has flourished. Taking you back to the classical era, one stanza at a time.
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America in Verse
One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.
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Bloated from consuming so much water If I start, I might not be able to stop Not starting to eat because I know what I really want
If there is an Author ...
The art of unwriting. Say it. Say it better. Then say less to prompt more. Let readers connect dots, see stills as motion.
Heed Dorian Gray
Whose face is it she sees — hers or the Other which lurks between? Of too many mirrors in too many rooms, this one shows decay:
I'm Not You
To all those men and women who judge me. I don't have her style, Curves, Clothes, Pretty looks, Hair. I don't have her personality,
Come All Ye Faithful
Hark the herald angels sing A Lamb was born this day Hail unto this newborn King And praise Him, come what may Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Let the entire neighborhood laugh at late autumn
Let the entire neighborhood laugh at late autumn Golden rice is ripening in the field. Oh, farmers, you shall have to cut the paddy.
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