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August 22, 2019
 

*Determined*

Always strong
Forever faithful
Chasing life
Beating death
She's the woman warrior
We all want to be.

JD




a #shadorma (a Spanish 6 line syllabic poem with the syllable format 3,5,3,3,7,5) for the #PoetryOlympics on Instagram

#TheWomanWarrior #PrideAnthemChallenge femenist book title prompts






STRENGTH
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August 24, 2019
 

E
EV
EVO
EVOL
EVOLU
EVOLUT
EVOLUTI
EVOLUTIO
EVOLUTION
REVOLUTION

SUNSET LOVE
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August 24, 2019
 

Have you ever
noticed that the
greatest discoveries
occur at the
quietest times?

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WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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August 24, 2019
 

"Thursday Night"

Steps echo through

what appears to be a long

corridor. Wind blows, carrying

an old southern

wet odor. The woman outside

waits, under

the dimmed street light

her contour

assuming different

forms

as I approach

the last lines, I realize words

have become an invitation

to the knowledge

of love

and feathers keep falling

from desert trees, resting

their wit

in slopes of sand -

steep moving

sand

Now closer

she bends over

her own shadow, picking

something

from the ground – maybe

foliage leaf

maybe a letter -

at the center of the corridor

the sky is a huge

black vault

speckled in pure

white

and we

are so tiny.
~ Rogue

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DARK NIGHT
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August 24, 2019
 

This wall
Mighty
And high
Thick
And strong
Gigantuous
And magnificent.
This wall
That you have imagined
It won't keep us out.

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BE BOLD
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August 24, 2019
 

we are creators,
melding mindful moments into magic
we spin sunlight and shadow
into poetry
that mends open wounds
and heals heavy hearts
some days, we make art
others, we become it
- ashley jane

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DEEP LOVE
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August 23, 2019
 

I miss the way your body
inched towards mine.
The warmth of your
Breathe coming to
steal mine.
Your lips tasting like sweet
Gentle lust.
Your hands traveling
Along my curves.
The midnight moon
Baring witness to our sins.
Round after round.
We couldn’t get enough.
Your lips and tongue
crashing with mine.
The midnight hours
Ticking in slow motion.
Us taking it all in.
I miss the way your
Kisses sent shivers
Down my spine.
The look in your eyes
Seeing me.
Naked and vulnerable.
Ready to drown in you.

SUNSET LOVE
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August 24, 2019
 

                         Life in Numbers

A half eaten sandwich.
Three unfilled gym membership forms.
A dozen unseen movie climaxes.
A hundred avoided storms.

Two years with a cricket kit bag,
That now lies buried in the basement.
Three years slept embracing a familiar frame.
Five years, still trying to find a replacement.

Twelve chapters of an unfinished novel,
Four megabytes that no longer get used.
Ten hours of coding that I couldn't do any more.
Two parents that weren't amused.

A decade of stumbling on social media.
Three hundred and twenty three "friends" I don't quite know.
Six unbooked tickets to my grandmother's house.
One for every year I didn't go.

Twenty six trips around the ...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 23, 2019
 

                I read these poems
   By these amazing poets,                                
                                          These
magnificent souls          
          Using the power and art of words                    Using it as a ways to escape reality 
           And fall into their own
                          Or merely as a hobby
 But they use their words so well
         That my soul, 
                           my heart, 
                                     my imagination
                                   Are struck and they learn to soar 
              In this tiring world
                    I wish to always read their words
                   And I hope that 
    ...

WRITING IS LIFE
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August 23, 2019
 

Oh the tears
they have made dents
on my pillow.
This feeling is dence
but I'll still go.
no ink in the pen
still wrote..
Dropped a thought
on the table
steel broke.

SUNSET LOVE
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August 23, 2019
 

THE BEAUTY

IS NOT

IN THE FLOWER

IN THE SUNSET

IN THE LANDSCAPE

OR IN THE FACE

THE BEAUTY

IS IN

YOUR MIND

SUNSET LOVE
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August 23, 2019
 

Waves of euphoria in tulip swarm,
Lavender tendrils woven across her arms,
Floral her aroma,
Some pre-summer winds across her face was feeling warm,
A symphony of chance encounters,
I leave her by the shoreline everyday,
She's the moon reflection on the gulf ,
Roots deep she has feelings they say,
Only I've known her unfiltered brew,
Her overpowered essence on my mind...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 22, 2019
 

The bird of truth comes calling
His wings are firm and strong
But his honesty keeps him from falling

His words flow out like a song
His loyalty in rhythm and rhyme
His wings are firm and strong

A sincerity that's been lost in time
Making us long for days of old
His loyalty in rhythm and rhyme

When tales and stories were told
And we hung on every word
Making us long for days of old

Now this gentle reminder from a bird
Forcing reality to the front
And we hung on every word

Today's hate and anger too blunt
The bird of truth comes calling
Forcing reality to the front
But his honesty keeps him from falling.    JD



*Integrity*

A terzanelle (a combination of the ...

LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND
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August 23, 2019
 

the years accumulate,
filling the space between us
we live in the margins,
avoiding shallow waters
filled with hollow words
we’re all fake smiles
and bitter reminders
and thinly veiled distaste,
the ghosts of what once was
i suppose
i always thought
we’d find our way back
but apparently
some bridges
were made to burn
- ashley jane

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THE SUN
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August 22, 2019
 

The sound of silence is the most beautiful thing.
Take comfort, silent Solice,
We’re in the field of energy.
Synergy. United. Synchronicity.
Come into nature with me
Let’s dance to the sound of the trees
Swaying as wind tussles our hair
Let imagination fill the spaces of air
All night long in our bare feet.
We’ll dance until we fall...
A wonderland of creativity.

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SUNSET LOVE
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August 22, 2019
 

What is left to say?
I have no words,
You left, I’m here,
Tormented in the in between.
Are you in pain? A better place?
My tears never end. I’m drained.

I can’t make the world be still.  
I can’t stop time, tick-tock, blame
I can’t move at all, have no free will

You think you had the right to do this to me?
You precisely planned your suicide
Giving me no time to try & save you
I held your hands everyday.
Loving you wasn’t enough
You knew how much it would kill me.
You knew that this would take away any semblance of the person I used to be. Now a hostage.

I never thought of suicide as selfish
Until I met you; when I understood that you actually held the power,
To take away my ri...

DARK NIGHT
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August 22, 2019
 


            Although I'm a dreamer
            And somewhat of
            A believer
            Even I realize
            That it is impossible
            To get to
            The pot of gold
            At the end
            Of broken rainbows.     JD






*Impossible*
#BrokenRainbows #AugFalls19 poetry challenge

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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August 22, 2019
United Kingdom

All my life people have dug their claws into my skin and tore flesh from the bone. 
They left me standing there bleeding out all on my own.

So can you blame me for not looking you in the eye? 
Because all I have ever wanted was to live while others wanted me to die

Are you surprised I mumble and fumble my words?
When others have taken what I have said and buried it in the dirt

It has never been my intention to be malicious or cruel
So why am I treated like scum on the sole of a shoe? 

I'm just doing my best to carry this trauma on my back 
Traveling with empathy and compassion, the things those others lack

I ask as I wander "what did I do to warrant such abuse?" 
It's wasted breath becau...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 22, 2019
Ottawa, Canada

We all go so far away from our dear ones to accomplish our goals
We all work so much and come home all tired and not wanting to talk to anyone
We sometimes take out all the frustation from work on people we love and care
We get so busy with work that we dont hesitate to cancel all the plans made with our dear ones
In competing with the race started by the modern world
We loose the race life put us in
We forget to be happy and in peace
Should'nt we start reconsidering everything?
Is this rat race worth it?

SUNSET LOVE
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