Poetry

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Fire and Ice

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What makes this the endMore than any time before?The bitterness I felt for youResentment and much more? Contempt for all your lies, disguisedAs half-truths, tales and bendsThe way you’ve twisted all my words Does not make this the end. It’s not the way you looked at meWhen you turned and said goodbyeOr the fire in my…

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Comedy vs. Tragedy
King Lear

Comedy vs. Tragedy

"Difference between a comedy and tragedy is: the characters figure it out in time."~Beth Kelly Imagine what happens if you end "When Harry Met Sally" right after they sleep together. It becomes the worst missed opportunity of all time. And their perfect friendship is destroyed never to return because the movie ended. Imagine Romeo and…

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The Ice Melts

The Ice Melts

As the ice melts around my heartThe footprints of last night remainOffering memories of all that came beforeAnd into time retained.  As the ice melts on the lakeThe water starts to moveAnd takes the warmth from the sunTo build a current that soothesThe torrent in my soulA place for time and space explainsThe confluence of…

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Breaking Apart

The fission of my soulCreates energy to destroy Or power the world around me.  Its awesome power is created in one simple small nucleus. That builds a bomb to flatten everything I’ve builtOr power and sustain it all forever.  But more likely, it’s a dud. That just collapses on itselfAnd leaves the elements hollow and withdrawn From everything.

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The Totem

The totem stands against the wall, Just askew as the night before. Reminding us of all we knewWhen it crossed the threshold door.  Should you seek to find the meaning thereYou’ll never know, I’ll never tell. For to repeat what’s held insideWould open Dante’s eternal well.  The totem stands against the wall. It looks at me, stares full of…

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Average Brilliance

Don’t be average at what you’re bad at Be brilliant at what you’re good at

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Milk Toast & Cinnamon

Milk Toast & Cinnamon

The milk toast you think you craveWill never satisfy And she’ll always know that She’s not as smartOr witty or worldly or wiseAnd she just barely gets your jokesBut she giggles when you say “ta da”Because when Phineas is on stageEveryone cheersBut she’s never go backstage when you take off your costume and cryYou don’t like someone…

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Protected: False Companion

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Artifacts

Artifacts

Evidence of reality on the canvas birthed by the three of us creation of ours alive and real I can hear the painting sing a song of place and being.

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You’re a Fucking Poet

Me: I like being a philosopher Him: I hate to break it to you, but you’re a fucking poet.

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