Posted in Poetry, Writing

Taking On the World


 
I can't unlove
the most vital
role in my life

This life 
would have been
lost
without you 

Letting you go 
left me 
spiritless

When I dream 
I still see
you and I

taking on this 
world
together

In my next life 
I pray we find 
each other

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

A Different Outcome



I keep looking 
for a different 
outcome 
to my past  

My heart doesn't 
understand 
the memories 
I relive  

The self inflicted 
punishments 
don't resolve 
anything  

I shake my head 
in disbelief  

I'm taught 
I'm forgiven
  
If He can forgive 
why can't I

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

The Price Paid



I learned of 
broken wings 
and broken dreams  

the human 
touch 
most coveted 

left deepest 
of scars

when I write 
my muse whispers 
of yesterdays 

my heart 
deciphering 
the path unearthed 

the price 
paid 
for love

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

Until You

 
To lay my heart 
on the line 
again

was something 
I wouldn't have 
imagined 

until you

Footfalls echo 
on empty floors 
and empty walls 

Empty halls 
that once rang 
with our laughter 

Only the reverberation 
of my heartbeat 
now loud and clear

The result of 
taking the risk

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

Trading Broken Promises

We traded our
Broken promises

The future became 
tainted 

by the 
fantasies

I couldn't 
make come true

Deep scars 
you'd hidden

shattered 
the 
dream

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

The Penalty

My mind's eye 
still holds you 
in an embrace 

I knew there would 
be a price 

A penalty, 
for loving you

I didn't know, 
how long that penalty 
would last

A lifetime,
my beloved 

and beyond 

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Posted in Poetry

A Protected Heart

It was me that ended it. 
I’m the one that turned my back.  

The knowledge of your love; overwhelmed. 
The fear of mine; crippling.

To give away my safeguarded heart;
unthinkable. 

The lies began.  I said it was for the best. 
That we would never last. 

I blanketed myself with the
comfort of these lies. 

All the time knowing, that I was walking away
from something rare.  

I turned away from love
for the security, the isolation, 

of a protected
heart.

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Posted in Poetry

Between the Lies


You loved me, once.
I loved you too. 

We thought our story 
would be different. 

We would beat the odds, 
we were sure.

First we lied to ourselves, 
that it wouldn't happen to us.
 
Then we lied to each other, 
pretending everything was alright.
 
Finally, we lied to the world, 
putting on the masks.

Somewhere between the lies 
is where my heart lived. 

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Posted in Poetry

The Heart Does Not Forget

tickles from
the stubble of your beard

the smile at
the corners of your mouth

were your eyes 
the color of the sea?
or were they
rainy day grey?

I forget

the scent of your skin
in the dark

forgotten

when your hand touched mine
did my blood race?

many things 
forgotten

but, love

the heart
does not
forget 

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