Find… #Poetry

 

 

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Find

It is time to follow the river

Find Eden, stop looking down

Look to the stars

The planets that keep order

Sun shines through the trees

Fingers of gold touch the earth

The only home we have

This blue marble

hanging in the milky way

Wonder of wonders

Search as they may

They will not find another

The blueprint has been lost

Young planets crash

and burn into each other

Beneath a new star

Try as they may, they fail

To bring a new Earth into existence

We are the one and only Eden

For now…

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No Way Back… #Poetry

 

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No Way Back

Time no longer passes in my world.

All is hollow, burned out

The wind howls its anger

No one sees me disappearing

Like torn paper in the wind.

A tree fallen with no one watching

That’s me.

I lie in salt-soaked sheets

Praying I will dissolve, leave this life.

I have heard all the clichés

How the past does not define you.

Choose your own path

Make your own luck.

It is all hot air, lip service

To help others feel they have

Played their part.

Poor Joe, he has lost his soul

To the bottle.

It will take a miracle to get him back

For some of us, there is no miracle

No way back…

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Trapped… #Poetry

 

 

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Trapped

Trapped under the ice

No one can hear you scream.

The sound you made, held

as if between two sheets of glass.

Melt waters carry it far away

To be heard as a distant echo

From a lost time.

A repeating pattern of cosmic design

Nothing is lost, nothing goes to waste

All held within the ticking arms of a clock.

We return, newly made to walk in the

same footsteps we made long ago.

Nothing escapes Earth’s gravity

It merely changes…

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Strike…

 

 

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Strike

Magic comes in unexpected moments

Patiently waiting to blow your mind

With wonder, the beauty of lightning

Striking beside a rainbow

Two great luminaries appearing together

Was it planned by Nature, or magic?

waiting behind the scenes, giving pleasure

to those lucky enough to see it

The timing of such an event must be astronomical

I would place such a happening alongside

the seven wonders of the world

An unexpected gift from the Universe…

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Lives On…

 

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Lives On…

The echo we leave behind

Lives on like background noise

There are those who hear the whisper

Against the silence of centuries

Like a thunderstorm, the crackle of lightning

Illuminating old life

Small details walking through fog

That unexpected footstep behind you

When no one is there

A returning moment we cannot explain

Conversation heard before

That strange Déjà Vu moment

Thoughts you know are not part of your thinking

That is the echo that never dies…

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#Writephoto ~ Clarity

Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

 

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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a seashore with a clear, turquoise sea, bordered by small islands and a rocky headland .

 

 

The fog has lifted

My eyes are open

I feel sand between my toes

Clear blue sea taking my footprints

A part of me washed away

As if I had never stood there.

Why had it taken so long for me

to see what was under my nose?

So much beauty

hidden by fogged up thinking

My mind illuminated

by the clarity of the moment

Seeing clearly is like feeling for the first time

Why was today different?

I believe it was the silence, the peace

The gentle lapping of water

Washing my fears away…

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#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 136 #PhotoPrompt

 

 

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Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions and tell a story. Be creative! What does this photo say to you?

 

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Looks out

At the world

With lights shining

As if it belongs

Chairs hidden forgotten

Bicycles never ridden

Parcel placed outside just for show

Looking for all the world to belong

Hologram, a picture from the future…

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Angel…

 

 

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Angel

She kissed my cheek

Whispered goodbye

Thinking I was sleeping

Her scent lay on my pillow

My heart knew that would be

The last time I feel her touch

I turned to watch her walk away

I had given her all I could

I had nothing left to hold her

My angel of the night…

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Searching…

 

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Searching

From the moment I set eyes on her

I knew my heart would be broken

She is searching for something

I suspect this has been all her life

Waiting to find that perfect moment

That feeling of having found something sacred

Our life together, my love for her, is never enough

Her art comes first, she needs more

Something is haunting her

Like the legendary thorn bird

Searching for the perfect thorn to impale itself upon

That one moment has come when he sings

Dying in agony

The one song held all his life is sung

The most beautiful the world has ever heard

So beautiful, the wind held its breath

Must the best of something

Come at such a great cost?

I will do all I can

To prevent my love from losing herself

I shall not let her follow the thorn bird…

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Star… #Poetry

 

 

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My shooting star

I kiss your fire as we ride the wild wind

Hold you close until the light fades

We fall from the stars into the desert sands

Where the wild rose blooms

Until we die to become the butterfly

I don’t want to be nothing without you…

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