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THE BEARER OF THE NIGHT. The house had me trapped, trapped bad, Trapped mad, trapped a tad- a tad too tight; There were dinner guests that night, the room was bright; But the house became unto me the bearer of the night.   Painted faces, seemingly inhumane, though- I was unsure of what they were […]

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The Looking Glass I stared into a looking glass, beside my bedroom table; The table held up, maple, but the looking glass was able- To make me ponder things and kings, queens and all their garments- To make me see beyond my dreams and into a glass enchantment. It startled me to wake up to […]

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If Happiness Were a Play Stage right, go left; Stage a smile then regret; You must regret none of the days- You were inside that play. On words, alliances made- Then fallen apart like water evaporate- Stage left, I hope it goes right; Those things you wrote and people you took- Out of the play, […]

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Cradled   You may well think you are alone; Gethsemane your home- away from home you wander, To some place farther yonder, Where there is no pain neither at temple nor at war. Trapped though you may be, And as the rope loosens, you see Angels through the trees- Dismissing them as crazy Still in […]

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The Thanks I Owe To You Many rough years we go through Up, down, over and new; And no matter how many years it is I’ve known you- It is thanks I owe to you. There are many stories about me and you; From the deserts of Africa to the ice caps too; From the […]

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QUO VADIS? To where are you going? The yellow wood with its split, The yellow road with its brick; Or to be crucified in Rome? So where are you going? To find yourself or god? To find a lover in the streets, Or to escape from one only by the grace of god? Do you […]

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IF YOU CAN SEE THE TREES   The forest of the mind is large; Submerged and enlarged are its memories; Ties to every thing- an interconnected electricity Neuron to Neuron Synaptically the trees we see. Our loves and our losses are leaves. Sometimes withered, sometimes bright The chlorophyll of our God-given will Can make  neurons […]

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THE MISTY MOON Misty is the moon in the night sky, When night fails to overturn to day in my eyes. And as the tears stream down my face, unclean- Those beams of the moon become misty to me. Mysterious moonshine conveys her secrets to me; As I lay asleep in a bed by the […]

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A’riding A Ghost-Host Hands fall, limp- Cold, crossed fingers shut Arms-no movement The heart murmur goes A’thud, A’thud The scent of the body- Your body, own sent- Away. The thing that made you- One of them. The eyes, falling out; Criss-crossing and wide See the lights, the black out As a journey down unwinds  Head, a crushing weight- […]