Posts tagged ‘longing’

May 22, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

Your eyes are sometimes

All I can think of

When I lie here alone at night

In the bed we used to share

How you used to

Lie here next to me

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May 22, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It’s better

to be chosen

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May 11, 2017


by The Cheesesellers Wife

Tumbling memories
Stir forsaken emotions
Act as a cleaver

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April 26, 2017

Magic in Our Bones

by braveandrecklessblog

There is magic

In our bones




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April 24, 2017

Operator, I’d Like to Place a Call

by braveandrecklessblog

for Max, whose continued absence is an ache in my soul

the missing of you

is starting to feel like a small animal

gnawing at my heart

at my stomach

my world isn’t quite right

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April 19, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Is it a question?

is it an exclamation

or just an enigma

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April 14, 2017

Of Chincoteague and Longing

by A. Marie

You have the makings
Of a mustang, long legs

And long neck. Veins
That bulge in the noontime,

Blue as sapphire under
Moonlight. Your auburn mane

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April 13, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

I stand before you

More naked

More stripped


Than I have

Ever been



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March 23, 2017

Longing (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

She knew something

of longing

Ache in her soul

that would awaken

without warning

Tears that welled up


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March 21, 2017

Loves Intoxication: Haiku

by Morgan


Sighs thunder Within

Loves Sweet Intoxication

Yet only with You!


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February 7, 2017

Memory and Bliss

by Morgan

Memory and Bliss

Speak to my Heart, O Love;

Sing from my Soul, to Yours, True One;

Enrapture me with the Blissful Touch of Your Love

And I shall Ever Know True Happiness,

True Contentment;

In Knowing You


In Being Known by You,

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February 3, 2017

A Runaway Sunset

by ShoummoF

Sunset Silhouette by Arman Zhenikeyev

Do my words reach you, do they goad you in your sleep?

Do they pierce through your slumber, your obscure dreams?

Or do they slither aimlessly, caught in the pull of vacancy,

Reeling through your open hands, pummeling down in defeat.

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January 11, 2017

Exquisite Rhyme

by Morgan



Oh this Love that fills my Heart

Pounding in symphony with Yours;

Truest Love
Deepest Desire
Burning Passion

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January 6, 2017

POEM: January Fifth

by merlinspielen

On the twelfth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Twelve Drummer Drumming… January 5th is the “Twelfth Day of Christmas.”

Source: Twelfth Day of Christmas

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January 4, 2017

POEM: January Fourth

by merlinspielen

On the eleventh day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Eleven Pipers Piping… January 4th is the “Eleventh Day of Christmas.”
Source: Eleventh Day of Christmas


silver and steel
weeping sad notes
saying out loud
what’s stuck in my throat.

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January 3, 2017

POEM: January Third

by merlinspielen

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Ten lords-a-leaping…
January 3rd is the “Tenth Day of Christmas.”
Source: Tenth Day of Christmas

a decade of decadence descends;
indulging indolent lords lounging,
are unmoved by the wasted waists
of expanding overflowing belts.

we who gloriously feasted our whole lives,
filling our faces on sweet fluffy nothings;
and still we wonder why our hearts burst;
bleeding seeping regret out every orifice.

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January 2, 2017

POEM: Amusement

by merlinspielen

On the ninth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: nine ladies dancing… January 2nd is the “Ninth Day of Christmas.”

Source: Ninth Day of Christmas

Nine ladies dancing entice and evoke,
they slip betwixt groves of olive and oak;
encircle me in triplets and triads;
amuse and delight dyads of dryads.

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January 1, 2017

POEM: January First

by merlinspielen

Poetry challenge: New year poem.


On the eighth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: eight maids a-milking… January 1st  is here bringing a new year…

Source: Eighth Day of Christmas

Time has fled ahead,
slipping away again.

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December 31, 2016

POEM: December Thirty-First

by merlinspielen

On the seventh day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Seven Swans-a-Swimming… December 31st  is here and so this is the “Seventh Day of Christmas”…
Source: Seven Swans

If I gifted you with seven swans
would you indulge me for the week?
Swimming in sensual serenity,

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December 30, 2016

POEM: December Thirtieth

by merlinspielen

On the sixth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Six Geese-a-Laying December 30th is here and so this is the “Sixth Day of Christmas.”  The day of six geese-a-laying – and w…
Source: Sixth Day of Christmas

a full flock of geese
no matter how pretty

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December 29, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Ninth

by merlinspielen

On the fifth day of Christmas My true love gave to me: Five Golden Rings… December 29th is here and so this is the “Fifth Day of Christmas.” This is a quiet day – as the day…

Source: <a href=””>Fifth Day of Christmas: Five Golden Rings</a>

Round wheels and gears never cease morphing
raw paradise to more earthly hell.
Five golden rings is pure overkill
where one golden ring would be pleasing.

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December 28, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Eighth

by merlinspielen

calling birds
never say anything
ever to me at all
they just
keep on chattering

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December 27, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Seventh

by merlinspielen

still undeterred
beware the three
shattered in thirds
wild and free
they seem like birds

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December 26, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Sixth

by merlinspielen

the challenge of the morning after
is the glaring gap of laughter,
weighs heavy down upon around,
bearing me down onto ground.
making this feel like it’s the end;

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December 25, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Fifth

by merlinspielen

sunrise dawning bright
over snowy white
birthing silent night
of the Christmas rite
into vibrant light
gifting sleepy sight
with morning delight.

December 24, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Fourth

by merlinspielen


four and twenty blackbirds
singing carols in a tree
wishing peace to all the world
no matter the source of the creed

joyous Christmas to everyone
may you each find what you need.

December 23, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Third

by merlinspielen

so close beyond a hint
so close you can taste
cinnamon and peppermint
flowing all around you

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December 22, 2016

POEM: December Twenty-Second

by merlinspielen

I enwrap these gifts
in a shimmer of
crimson cellophane

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