Posts tagged ‘pain’

June 18, 2017


by A. Marie

As we walk our backs are low, our hearts pointing into our guts,
roll and hardened into seashells, gripped inside, the soft parts threatening
to spill onto the carpet.

We are not being defeated by malice – just absent-minded greed.
The foundation is removed brick by brick beneath our reddened soles.

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June 7, 2017

Last Gate

by A. Marie

I know that I forgot to love you.
I know that I forgot to sew back on the sleeve.
I know that the arm that is now bare, and bears the marks,
forgot to extend, grasp, and lift he.

I am aware that I was born.
I am aware I am less than what was allotted to me.
I am aware that I caused great harm,
that I never granted explanation to she.

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May 31, 2017


by markfahmy



let gravity
bring me down

leave my soul
to drown

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May 21, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by S.K. Nicholas prose piece Sweetheart

I have worn my armor

so devoutly

buckled on thick titanium plates

donned my Templar helm

until only eyes

only mouth

were visible

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April 29, 2017

The Eyes Series: The Storm of the Eye

by scatterednotebooks

There’s a storm
that resides in her eyes –
swirling, blowing –
destroying inwardly

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April 22, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

I cannot

Be broken


But life is

Doing its damn best

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April 16, 2017


by markfahmy


If you only knew
the amount of pain
that runs deeply through
my every vein
and into my heart
shaking my soul
tearing me apart

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April 8, 2017

I Cry in Hearts

by braveandrecklessblog

i cry in hearts

they fall into

my open palms

slipping gently between

my cupped fingers

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March 22, 2017

Seeking Balance

by braveandrecklessblog

Could not walk

Toe to heel

Balance lost

Not found

Lost her footing

And a little of her


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March 11, 2017


by dokurtybitz

The attraction
Cold, unyeilding
Gliding over skin
Red tide slowly
Seeping out,

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March 2, 2017

Love Scars & Shipwrecks

by 50djohnson

by Debbie

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Being shipwrecked on an island, standing alone in the sun

I realize the waves keep coming in one by one.

When you first left my life, it ripped a hole in me.

Funny it was huge to me but no one else could see.

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February 28, 2017


by graypoet


Often we stop what we are doing to reflect
Thoughts seem to roam like a grazing cow
Looking back at some detail or event passed
We might ask our self who, what, why or how.

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February 18, 2017

God is…

by 50djohnson


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When the storm clouds are all around me, and there seems no place to hide

My soul cries out to Jehovah God and I reach deep down inside.

For it is deep inside my soul I find provision everlasting

Knowing Jehovah Jireh is always ready to provide.

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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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