Posts tagged ‘loss’

May 26, 2017

All or Nothing

by braveandrecklessblog

My imagination was captivated this morning by the lyrics of Ryan Montbleau’s All or Nothing

The minutes


weigh heavily

upon my shoulders

in the aching night

where I replay

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May 24, 2017

A Suitable Period of Mourning

by braveandrecklessblog

I do not have a closet

full of mourning clothes

I have never

inked the names of my dead

on my tender forearms in black

in solemn homage

The list too long

my arms too short

to box with god

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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 1, 2017

Different, Yet The Same

by helenmidgley

The same


Text & Adaption : Helen Midgley

Original Photo :

April 27, 2017

Stars Slip Through My Hands

by braveandrecklessblog

the haunted hours

rendered transparent

ghost in my own life

my heart

an empty room

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April 18, 2017

I Say That I Lost You

by braveandrecklessblog

I say that I lost you

as though you were an umbrella

that I carelessly left on the bus

after the summer rain had stopped

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April 18, 2017

Love’s Labors Lost (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

she had moved many times in her life

not unexpectedly

some belongings became lost

were left behind


or on purpose

when they caused her pain

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April 12, 2017

Where My Ghosts Come Out to Play

by braveandrecklessblog

The room is tastefully decorated

Respectful distance is kept between her desk near the door and the comfortable chair that I decided the first time we met will be mine

Arms folded tightly across my chest,

hands in unconscious fists

Small table next to me holds kush balls and engraved stones with reassuring words like hope and peace and a box of tissues that I do not like to need

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April 10, 2017

Our Undertow

by braveandrecklessblog

Written in collaboration with S Francis at SailorPoet after they uncovered and shared a couple of fragments found in journals.  – Gecko and Mouse

In the sleepless nights since you left

I have become a ghost

Haunting lonely shores.

My restless legs cover miles

Before giving out.

I am raw, ragged

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April 1, 2017

The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part II

by scatterednotebooks


With great anticipation
her family came to town,
and everyone watched anxiously
for a look at their new home.

It was yellow, with big, black shutters
and a yard for them to run.
They could actually see the ocean;
oh, this was going to be fun.

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March 6, 2017

The Ticking of the Clock

by HemmingPlay


We sat by the fire and you put your bare foot in my lap.

I was looking out the window, lost somewhen,

then whisked back by the slenderest of ankles.

I came later, to find you asleep, naked, on your stomach,

Red curls spread across the pillow. I

uttered a silent, joyful, primal prayer,

and we were moving, oblivious, as of old.

Then you were ripped away.

I rose, anguished, from sleep.

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February 11, 2017


by helenmidgley



Original Photo :

December 20, 2016


by The Cheesesellers Wife


Moments set in the aspic of a photo
Smiles captured in chemical emulsions
Or the many pixels of light sensitive electronics
Laughter lost in time and space

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December 18, 2016

~ Genuine ( Haiku)

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Genuine (Haiku)

A soul touching hug

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December 17, 2016

~ Giant of A Man

by A. L. O'Prunty

A dream took me to childhood places

Love and laughter, forgotten faces
But the memory of Daddy standing tall

While leaning against the kitchen wall

Woke me with great surprise

Tears of mourning, laughter filled my eyes
Recalling his polished black Oxford shoes

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November 10, 2016


by Morgan



Prisoner of All that once was True

Viridian Memory of Jaded View

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May 21, 2016

Do Not Ask Me Why

by helenmidgley

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May 7, 2016

A Kiss

by helenmidgley

What is a kiss

March 25, 2016


by krishnowornever


February 19, 2016


by Jem Croucher

Jem & Dad

I think that now you would be proud
of all I have achieved
But on that day in seventy-four
I merely felt deceived
I was fifteen then and, waking rude
my sunshine went away
with suits upon the doorstep
on that dark and painful day

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November 5, 2015

How Many Times?

by helenmidgley


How many times,

Can one heart heal,

With so many ways,

For heartbreak to feel,

How many losses,

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October 16, 2015

The Warrior – Choka

by Georgia

Moonlit Vineyards

The Warrior

under the moon light
in the last days of autumn
the warrior stood tall –

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October 1, 2015

‘Still I Hold You Dear’

by danielschwamm


There was a rip within my heart
when you did depart
A tear that I do wear
Now that you’re no longer near—
Still I hold you dear.

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September 13, 2015

~ Thread

by A. L. O'Prunty

So much madness

Disharmony, discord

Souls suffering in silence

Anguish pushed through a thread;

What if, the thread snaps, breaks

Fibers furled through the minds eye

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June 15, 2015

~ Seldom Found

by A. L. O'Prunty

I didn’t anticipate flowers

Cards, candies galore

But words, sentiments of love

You’d professed before
Time and distance didn’t matter

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June 12, 2015

This Is My End

by Tiffany Layne

I turn on the radio, oh my, why is she singing our song?
How did she know the words that would tell of this love that went wrong?
Why is everybody calling in saying “DJ won’t you play it again'”
Don’t they know, those are my tears, that’s my story, this is my end.

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May 13, 2015

Anxious You ~ haiku

by Colly


You’re a signet red pearl…lost

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May 1, 2015

~ A Little to Late

by A. L. O'Prunty

Insensate boulder

Empty vase

Field void of flowers

Cracked, dry river bed;

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