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Alfa

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United States
United States
Writer of Poetic Thoughts FB: @alfawrites IG: alfa.poet
January 24, 2019
Louisville, United States

It goes without saying that
agreeing with popular belief
is the easiest road.
It’s the easiest to agree with
because thought process
is not required.
It’s the easiest to voice
because no words are needed.
Your compliant nod will suffice.
Going the popular route
is always the easiest for most...
Unless you have an authentic soul.
Then you speak up.
Then you become unpopular.
Stay unpopular.

Alfa

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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January 24, 2019
Louisville, United States

I wonder what I would do
with all my time if I was
not reading books, writing
books, buying books, thinking
about books, dusting books,
recommending books, and
gifting books.
Probably not having near as            much fun.

                      Alfa

NICOLE LYONS
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January 23, 2019
Louisville, United States

Black clouds don’t always
mean despair.
Sometimes they foretell
a cleansing;
an upcoming storm.
And with each labored drop
you will wash yesterday
away.

               Alfa

RETRO STYLE
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November 20, 2017
 

Love breathes
and fills
your lungs
with
hopeful
exhales.

~ Alfa

I LOVE WRITING DAY
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November 2, 2017
Louisville, United States

You left the wind
with your exit.
It damned near
flattened me,
but that’s the thing
about weathered souls.
Storms with names
like yours, unleash
our strength.
Our reserves are
layers deep, and we
have become experts
at learning to rebuild.
We are Survivors
of the human heart condition.

~ Alfa

TIME TO RELAX
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October 24, 2017
 

I simply
revolved
around his life.
But he
became
mine.

~ Alfa

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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October 24, 2017
Louisville, United States

My eyes take in the manifestation of color
that surrounds me,
and reminds me that this
is a Season of Change.

Leaves change their minds, and decide to dazzle before they break their connection
to their beloveds.

And I realize that in order to become ‘you’...
an authentic ‘you’,
you need to shine
in spite of the bonds
that hold you captive.  
Don’t wait.
Start where you are.
Everything changes.
And just like the leaves:
You will eventually
break free.
~ Alfa

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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October 13, 2017
 

An open letter to all MEMORY HOARDERS

We carry the burden of yesterday.

We do. Or at least some of us do.

How many times have you thought about emptying your heart and soul… and putting them down?

Our memories are in our eyes and weigh heavy with every fragmented step. They’re in our arms that endlessly reach,  trying to grasp tomorrow.

We drop pieces of the past, and fill the crevices with momentary pleasure… Trying to replace what we’ve lost.

Memories – encasing you like your favorite jacket on a late December day. Keeping you warm and fuzzy and protecting you from the cold.

It’s a struggle… a pendulum swinging back and forth. We cling to the rock-hard surface, the sustainable depe...

WHITE CLOCK
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October 10, 2017
Louisville, United States

I’m tired of trying
to make you
understand
the depth of canyons
my heart has dug
-while spending time
waiting on you.

© Alfa

FACE YOUR FEARS
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October 4, 2017
 

Louisville KY USA

In times of reflection I feel the numbness coming back.
The bittersweet paralysis that was a side-effect of loving you, finds me, serenading me with a love song I’ve never been able to get out of my head.

~ Reflection ©Alfa

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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October 2, 2017
Louisville, United States

I don't know him.
Shadows surround
a stranger's face,
highlighting
a side of a man
I have loved
since my heart
took it’s first breath.
But, I don't
know him anymore.
He's fighting a War.
And the battle
is with his soul.
And I am a casualty.

          ~ Alfa

LOVE YOUR CHOICE
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September 27, 2017
Louisville, United States

After all these years, the best advice I've ever given myself is:

"Don't mistake the absence of closure for a lifetime connection."

© Alfa

LOVE NOTE DAY
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September 27, 2017
Louisville, United States

I have s problem with people who consistently redirect. You can spill your guts, offering transparency, and they ignore the treasure trove you offer and REDIRECT the spotlight onto themselves. Nothing makes you feel as minuscule and worthless as that.

I've made an oath to listen.

Listen - when someone wants to confide or have a heartfelt talk. They are trusting you with a part of their soul. It's not a contest of who is hurting worse. Sometimes a person just needs an ear. They 'matter' when you listen.
© Alfa

ANGEL BREATHING
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September 27, 2017
 

Louisville, KY 40214

So i sit here in my universe, alone with thoughts of us and how we once were, and I ask myself if it is you I miss, or if it was being a part of us. A unit.

Not having someone to rely on, to be your rock in times of trouble is a hard burden to bear.

Not having someone that sees things through the same rose-colored glasses that you put on in the morning is a tiresome task. Convincing someone to be a part of the life you imagine… creating them, so to speak, has hardened me. You can’t change people you know? You can’t add attributes they do not possess. That’s how we get into relationships that are doomed to fail. We think they will change. You think you will be able to ...

WHY DON'T YOU LIKE ME
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September 24, 2017
Louisville, United States

I can't decide
from one day
to the next,
if I'm running
away from home,
or trying to
find my way back.

©Alfa

NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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September 23, 2017
Louisville, United States

Please don't prune
the qualities that create you,
too closely.
You will never bloom.

© Alfa

NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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September 23, 2017
Louisville, United States

Dear Me,

It occurred to me today that I don't use the words compassion or tender - in regards to myself.
And this is long overdue.

© Alfa 2017

NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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September 23, 2017
Louisville, United States

You,

Every Autumn my spirit is transported back to a time when the beauty falling around me, paled in comparison to the beauty of being loved by you.

Love, Me

© Alfa

NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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September 21, 2017
Louisville, United States

What brings it back?
If I wish hard enough,
eyes squinted, tears pooling,
hiding this reality.
Praying for threads to mend...
If I wish hard enough,
fists balled, holding on to yesterday,
And his shirt collar.
Will it all come back?

© ~ Alfa

NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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September 20, 2017
Louisville, United States

I don't compete against
other women.
To uplift others means
I'm never looking down on them.
I applaud their strength,
and I remind them that we never
know how strong we are
until we are tested.
And this life will test you...
But it's not a competition.
I want us all to make it.
© Alfa

LIGHT YEARS AWAY
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September 18, 2017
Louisville, United States

I am vulnerability under scarred skin.
Numbness crawling behind wine
soaked lips.
A cocoon of grief battling
a chest full of hushed breaths,
longing to escape the mod-podge of memories, that journal where I've been.
Layer after layer they are sealed upon my person, encapsulating time in a vessel
that has sailed one too many shores.

© Alfa 2017

NEVER ENDING
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September 18, 2017
Louisville, United States

How many years
must I look at this date
and be reminded
of how many more
Birthdays, I will miss
being with you.

September 18th... © Alfa

GREENPEACE DAY
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September 15, 2017
Louisville, United States

You’re going to meet people
who are intimidated by you.
You’re different.
People don’t know how to
react or how to accept someone
who doesn’t follow the crowd.
They’re not used to someone
who doesn’t try to fit in.
So instead of bolstering your
uniqueness, they’ll try and make
you feel like you’re weird or
damaged. I’m here to offer
some well-earned advice:
Screw them.

~Alfa

GREENPEACE DAY
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September 15, 2015
 

I hear you've been sleepwalking through my soul again.
I thought I told you last time... I don't do overnight guests. 
My soul is only open for those who come and plan to stay.

© Alfa

ORIGINAL
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