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    Can you feel
    the soft cool breeze
    flowing past your face?
    Can you feel
    the beautiful water
    reaching out its hand
    as if
    inviting you
    into its cool grasp?
    Can you feel
    the humid temperature
    warming your body
    inside
    and out?
    you can feel anything
    if you can imagine.

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    Nice one PRK.

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    I Ain’t the Broken Hearted

    I know on the outside
    I look so calm and together
    but inside you will never know
    what a wreck I am,
    a tornado spinning round
    kicking up high winds
    and tearing me asunder,
    but don’t think that means
    I will fall away, fall apart
    because my strength overrides
    the pain.

    Now I find myself stranded
    between two different worlds
    in one I see you waiting there
    and in the other I walk alone,
    but it is left to you to decide
    just which way I will go,
    because no longer am I chasing
    after fool hardy dreams,
    so will you beckon me forth
    or let it all just fade away.

    No longer will I be your Atlas
    holding everything on my own,
    I won’t court to half made
    distant promises while waiting,
    a dutiful Penelope, so you better
    decide what you want me to do,
    will you just wither away living
    among broken bottles and old sorrows,
    or have you got the hunger like the
    wolf to drag me back home.

    Don’t think I won’t just walk
    away if you aren’t willing to
    take a stand so if you want me to
    stay you better be ready to
    hunt me down with your nose
    to the ground, and no mercy
    let show.

    So you better arm yourself
    and come after me with everything
    you have, because I am past the point
    of pleading and my patience is at its end,
    now it is your battle to win or loose
    and prove that you crave me ever as
    much as I was in heat for you.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Nice one Muse. Did you really just make that one up on the spot?

    Reads like a song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajdude View Post
    Nice one Muse. Did you really just make that one up on the spot?

    Reads like a song.
    Thank you and yes I did.

    LOL that is funny becasue it was as I was listening to music that I set me off on writing this.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Out of the Kitchen

    No one saw you slip from the crib
    down the hallway, through where the all of us live;
    No one heard your pitter-patter on the smack-smack tile floor.

    Nobody knew, but you couldn't belong.
    The red-hot cast iron and a treacherous edge,
    you wanted to reach but lacked leverage.

    Poor little babe, you kid yourself short.
    If you can't handle the heat, well,
    crawl toward the door.

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    Hi Jack,

    I can read you all day.

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    Some serious rain is falling now,
    Don't ask me why, don't ask me how,
    Can't you hear it?

    Some clouds are running away now too,
    Don't say you didn't notice that,
    Or did you not notice that?

    The ghosts are in the kitchen now,
    With sharp knives they're conspiring now,
    Tell me, don't you feel it?

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    In a hurry

    Trying to type fast and faster
    fingers stuck on keys that feel strange
    and new

    or is it the words my fingertips refuse?
    is it the emotions my head messes up?
    or the hurry?

    Type fast and fatser, fingres
    stuck and emotiosn and wrods
    waht a mess

    fsat hurry faster keys figrnes
    'don't leave' souldh be esay to#type yet there
    u go…
    "Im Arm der Liebe schliefen wir selig ein…" ("Liebesode" - Otto Erich Hartleben)
    New poetry collection available (Kindle and paperback)

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    Fragility of Love

    How could I have been
    so wrong again,
    all the while etching
    angry words in my heart
    while standing alone in the dark,
    and fuling my longs with venom.

    So ready I was
    to push you back
    pull away

    when yet you had remained
    keeping vigil
    unrelenting you remained
    faithful to the memory of me.

    And when I was ready
    to tear the walls down
    and leave among the settling
    dust of our ruin.

    You had not faltered
    your trust never once
    wavered unknowing of the
    private battle against
    you all this time I waged.

    Could you have taken me back
    if you knew how easily
    my belief in you had shattered
    and while you were
    thinking only of me,
    I armed myself
    to turn away.

    My strength buckled,
    how can I ask you
    to understand when I feel
    myself beyond forgiveness
    a fraud in mine own eye.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Woke up, was 50, decided to pick up a guitar,
    Reckoned I could strum, maybe write something before dead,
    But nope, I was just useless, and isn't life like that?

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    I like this Muse:

    "dust of our ruin. "

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    Don't Leave

    Don't leave me in the cup like wasted tea leaves,

    don't leave me like daylight creeps from afternoon,

    don't leave me, wilted petals stained in

    night-time shades of blue.

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    This might be the most brilliant thread in all of LitNet.






    J


    EDIT: Gotta control the urge to do this all day and not post 50. This is downright invigorating. Favorite thread by far.
    Last edited by Jack of Hearts; 06-30-2011 at 02:40 AM.

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    I wouldn't go that far Jack, but thanks. I like your work.

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