Poetry

My Very Good Friend

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I was on the cliff’s edge

Staring into the abysmal sea below

With the ground crumbling under my feet

Ready to give up

Ready to turn away from love

 

But then you showed up

A bridge to cross the abyss

A nudge to turn me back to the beach

A reminder that bliss shouldn’t be shunned

An awakening of my core… Continue reading


See Me

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Imagination is a cruel thing

As boundless as the heart’s desire

As deceptive as an adolescent infatuation

For what perfection can the mind not conjure

 

Fantasy dethrones reality

The grime scrubbed away

The image buffed to a silvern lustre

But only in the mind’s eye… Continue reading


Drowning

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The water rises as sure as day

It’s unforgiving, to my dismay

I kick and swim for my escape

Which only leads to more debate

 

Do I stay the course along the stream

Feeding off my big dream

Allow the current to carry me

As far as I can’t see… Continue reading


Demystified

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My garden enticed you from afar

Its open gates, a stairway to bliss

You imagined sprawling on the lawn, with the sun kissing your face

Being caressed by the water lilies as you dabbled in the pond

And being lost in the embrace of the entrancing fragrances

 

But the grass stained your clothes and the sun burned you raw

And the roses showed you how their prickles sting

You forgot that hydrangeas are pruned to maintain their resplendence

That the petals remain firm only when the ground is watered… Continue reading


Only A Glimmer

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You give me only glimmers

Most times I’m in the dark

I want to feel your light on my face

I want to know you’re there

 

I stumble in the gloom, I fall a couple of times

And every time I stand, I want to see you there

When not a flicker comes from you, I stumble once more

I wade in doubt, I lose my spirits… Continue reading


Delusion

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Your image was like a memory

A past I yearned for

A fantasy which grew

Until I had been ensnared

 

But then you appeared

Not even a shadow

None to remind me

None to entice me… Continue reading


Ignoble

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Far from expected

But exuding charm

Impossible to resist

Even harder to tame

 

Two titans locked in battle

Neither willing to succumb

Known roles abandoned

Respect mired by desire… Continue reading


Phoenix From Ash

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Part of the fold

Until cast aside by ambition

The ambition of an Upstart

The threat of an insidious legacy

 

Then there were two

Adrift in the same boat

Their marriage, strengthened

Their resolve, unmatched… Continue reading


Confounded

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You thrill me

You scare me

You give me hope

You confound me

 

In that time we were close

I found peace in your embrace

Comfort in your warmth

And a home by your side… Continue reading


Down The Garden Path

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We said the words

We played the game

Hand in hand down the garden path

Though the truth pierced through our clasp

 

It was nothing more than a shadow

Not cast very far

Thriving only at the brightest hour

And ultimately underwhelming… Continue reading


Absence

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The infatuation was real

The love was not

I saw it for what it was

But still I imagined

 

A perfect dream

A long lost passion

Finally being content

Finally finding home… Continue reading