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April 8, 2019
 

No. 528

Life is never going to be straightforward
– it is a journey, a river.
You will feel like you are having to survive each chaotic twist and turn without there ever being an end in sight.
The rocks,
with their sharp edges,
will be your constant reminder that nothing comes easy.
You will have to navigate an unforgiving tide,
tending to your own wounds along the way,
knowing that with each scar,
a valuable lesson has been taught and learnt
and it was just the river teaching you everything you need to know
so that when the time comes,
you are fully prepared for the sea.


Stay the course – James McInerney


Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

JAMES MCINERNEY
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April 8, 2019
 

In the moment our eyes met
Every cell in my body knew
That our paths crossed
For one simple truth
I’m destined to bloom with you
-Lion in the Stars

LION IN THE STARS
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April 7, 2019
 

Never allow society to pressure you into doing something that you are not ready for simply to please others. You must always follow your intuition and determine what’s right for you when you feel it’s right for you. @PLECCA

PLECCA
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April 7, 2019
 

Let's make slow love on Sunday, sleep in each other's arms
until we wake up and
watch the sunrise on Monday...
-Paul {P9P}

PAULYP9
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April 6, 2019
 

They’re as deep as the ocean
as vast as the sea
these anchors I carry
used to define me.
They pulled me under
far below the surface
and made me believe
that I was worthless.
I picked them up
and tossed them away
they occasionally float by
but they no longer stay.
Insecurities used to
eat me alive
but now I’m thriving
because I learned to live,
not just survive.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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April 5, 2019
 

If you and I are to truly fall
in the way we are supposed to fall,
a promise of forever
must firstly be made to the sky
so that it can relieve us of our wings
to aid the descent.
Although I am fond of flying,
I would willingly,
without hesitation,
sacrifice my ability to visit a world
that heaven overspills onto
in exchange for a lifetime of existing in your presence.
I would have no need to climb
to the dizzy heights in search of angels
- I would have you.

‘My heaven exists in you’ – James McInerney.
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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JAMES MCINERNEY
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April 5, 2019
 

We promised each other forever
that we would never leave,
but you grew and I changed
and you realized there was more
to you than me.
-B.Maier

ORIGINAL
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April 5, 2019
Louisville, United States

Your worth as a person
is not defined by your job,
how much you earn, or what
social circles you surround
yourself with.
Your worth as a person is
determined by the value
you place on hearts...
including your own.

Alfa xoxo

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April 4, 2019
Fenton, United States

Blisters weaken
Hearts are worn
Let me refrain from
Thoughts unformed
The tears they wash
Bitter chains
Cutting deep a
Slow death rain
Hear my heart
Stutter in beat
Watch me fumble
These two left feet
Find the night
The darkness lay
Between two tears
Always this pain
But alas my heart
Claims this scurry
No need to wince
No need to worry
The pain keeps me wild
The moon keeps me sane
And I carry the night
My slow death rain

C. Churchill

POETRY MONTH
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April 3, 2019
 

Roses open themselves up
and greet the air
with open petals
longing to be picked,
held,
adored.
Oh, but I, I’m not a rose.
I don’t want to be taken from
the ground that gives me life
and placed into the hands
that take it away.
No, I’m a wildflower
born to be free.
I have chaos and longing
aching inside of me.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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April 3, 2019
 

I have nothing but love for you,
however, I do not have you.
It’s no wonder my heart
is in a constant state of confusion
– in a single beat it feels everything
and yet I always find myself at a loss.

James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

JAMES MCINERNEY
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April 3, 2019
 

Even in dreams
My eyes
Keep searching
For you

- Shefali Dang
@soulfullyscribbled

SHEFALI DANG
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April 2, 2019
 

She told me
she saw beauty
in broken things
that even birds who
can’t fly
will one day
emerge with wings.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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April 2, 2019
Fenton, United States

I have sold my soul
For pennies and ink
Waiting for true love
To give me another wink
For my words to climb vines
And my verse to beat hearts
I have done all this
Within a breath
And a start
For this pen has no meaning
If it doesn’t write
And my voice
Can’t be silenced
If I still fight
So I spread these words
A poets truth
To never disobey my pen
Or my stolen youth
For I have rhymes
And I have verse
But I also have a voice
And a truth that hurts
I will be heard
If only under these wings
Burning pages
I will sing
Up in flames
The pain will go
And hopefully help
Another soul
As for me
I begin to fly
Into the arms
Where true love lies
Spread your voice
Over your wings
Let it ...

CHERYL CHURCHILL
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April 1, 2019
 

I know it is hard to leave someone you are so familiar with even when you hate being in the relationship. But you must know that you will end up hating yourself more if you do not find the courage to leave something that makes you feel empty and disconnected to your true self. @PLECCA

PLECCA
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April 1, 2019
 

I often wonder
what will be my final toast.
Will I leave shouting words
to the ones I love the most?
Will I die burdened
and bed ridden
from chasing my ghosts?
I’d like to think
it’ll be an ode to my scars
thanking them for teaching me
how to love from afar.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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April 1, 2019
 

I’ve felt your fingertips
Trace love across my lips
More times than I care to admit
I’ve heard your whispers
In my dreams
Of all the beauty’s things
Our love could be
But what I wouldn’t give
For one chance at romance
For one day to say
All the words
I fail to communicate
When I see your face
Just to look in your eyes and cry
As you finally know
How much I love you
And how I hold
Your soul within mine
-Lion in the Stars

LION IN THE STARS
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April 1, 2019
 

It’s hard to imagine
finding another soul to love
when you can still
hear their footsteps walking away.
Everyone you love
leaves you in the dust
and somehow
they seem okay.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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April 1, 2019
 

Regret comes pounding
on my walls
at all hours of the night.
Boldly reminding me
of my wrongs
and quietly burying
my rights.
-B.Maier

POETRY MONTH
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March 31, 2019
 

Dear lettrs Staff,

Thank you for all of the love you’ve shown on my letters!
I appreciate you and this new community ❤️

I can’t wait to continue sharing on here with the lettrs members. Have a wonderful weekend.

-B.Maier

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
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