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Jay Long

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United States
New York based author, writer, and poet. jaylongwrites.com
June 18, 2018
 

Shooting stars set fire to the night sky
And a wish is ignited
Open up and let go
Allow the universe to listen
For only the best dreams find their way to wandering minds.

Jay Long
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HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
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June 14, 2018
Newburgh, United States

The moment was quick, but the memories worth a lifetime. The taste of desire on her lips. The temporary bliss of her touch pulling me in. And the sounds of her needs echoing through the night.

Jay Long
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HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
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June 10, 2018
 

How strong the bonds are that remain
when shared wishes
become found dreams
in the silence of a lover's kiss.
Like an angel at dawn,
her warm breath
would wake me to a new day.
Those precious memories
have left me with a hopeful heart.
But lost are the whispers
that came in the night.
Life's soft reminders
of just how fragile love is.

Jay Long
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NOBODY IS PERFECT
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June 9, 2018
 

There are times when I feel as if each step I've taken on this path is wrong
That I've somehow forgotten the words to my own song
The days without you have been nothing but long
Echoes of the passing hours, haunt me since you're gone
Alone I stand at the edge and face the dawn
Wind at my back, sun on my face, hope in my heart - right where I belong

Jay Long
jaylongwrites.com
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Order my books Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind and Eternal Echoes from all online book retailers  Signed copies are available through jaylongwrites.com/shop

NOBODY IS PERFECT
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May 31, 2018
 

Midnight sun breaks through the night
Your beautiful face my only sight
Our nights together  living apart
So much to say  but where to start

Every time I've lived with love
Seems I touch each thorn along the rose
Can I pick myself up off the floor
Walk away from the open door

The lights go out,  the day it ends
My mind races and this whole world spins
Holding onto dreams  facing days alone
Counting each hour until I'm home

Jay Long
jaylongwrites.com

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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May 22, 2018
 

Left alone at night
A frozen heart makes amends
With the winter's chill

Jay Long

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Both my debut book Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind, and my latest Eternal Echoes are available through all online book retailers.
Signed copies are available through jaylongwrites.com

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 16, 2018
 

With wide eyes and hungry
lips, you sink your teeth into
my love and your kisses tattoo
my skin. In the morning light,
as my moans of pleasure become
pleas for more, you speak to me
in silence, as your tongue traces
it's way home

Jay Long
jaylongwrites.com

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 10, 2018
Newburgh, United States

In the silence of the early morning dawn, lost souls seize the few remaining moments of the night. Hidden hopes and misplaced dreams fill their pockets with foolish pride. One by one the moon collects their wishes as they seek shelter from the sun's shadow once again.

Jay Long
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WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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April 22, 2018
 

Every now then she gives me little pieces of herself
I hold them close
I cherish them
Keep them safe
So that one day
I can give them all back and make her whole once again

Jay Long
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EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
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April 17, 2018
Newburgh, United States

When I'm reminded how passionate I am about writing and asked  how is it I'm single with a heart that holds so much love,  I simply say, I've never held a pen that wanted to run from my touch nor a sheet of paper not willing to listen to each of my hopes, dreams, and fears but of all the souls I've met not one has chose to stay.

Jay Long
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LOVE, HER
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April 15, 2018
Newburgh, United States

There are moments when the simple things in life are all that's needed. I miss those moments. I miss the closeness. I miss waking up in the middle of the night and feeling you next to me, even miles away. I miss fighting you for the middle spot on the bed and the perfect position to feel you next to me without losing all circulation in my right arm. I miss having a partner in crime, even if that crime was stealing a few extra minutes from the morning. I miss those moments between 'have a great day' and 'goodnight moon'. I miss the way your lips filled mine as if they were the final two pieces of a puzzle. I miss the way your hands made me feel like I was unstoppable, how the slightest touch l...

LOVE, HER
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April 10, 2018
Newburgh, United States

Alone with her
I can't help but stare
Her eyes like two beacons of light
shining in a room full of darkness
The words I love you
slip out like a Sunday confession
And as I await my penance
she brings my hand to her face
Running down her cheek,  under my fingertips
I can feel the burden she bears
Cold stinging reminders  of a life left behind
I try and catch each day of her past
in the palm of my hand
Gently brushing aside the moments
that have stole her joy
Keeping them from hitting  her quivering lips
Saving her the heartache
Of tasting them
One last time

Jay Long
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NOBODY IS PERFECT
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April 6, 2018
Newburgh, United States

The morning after she left reminded me of the pulled petals off a rose. Still beautiful, but not complete. I sat in my own tears, afraid to wake up to the reality of lost love once again. My heart pounded in its chest like a raging animal trying to escape its cage. I was thankful for the bones that formed that cage. Sturdy and thick they held captive a heart that once roamed freely like a gypsy does. Her love tamed the fool that no one dared to try and settle down. I held my eyes shut and imagined her touch. I thought back to the last time our bodies were one. That night in the rain alone in the field, we were like wild horses and our gypsy souls were riding them through the storm. And with e...

NOBODY IS PERFECT
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March 22, 2018
Newburgh, United States

When my days on this Earth have run out, I am hopeful I will have left memories in minds and given aspirations to dreams. I hope my words have taken breaths away. For I am blessed in sharing the beats of countless hearts. And if you should ever hear my name in passing, please share a smile, so my soul can continue to shine.

Jay Long
jaylongwrites.com

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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January 30, 2018
Newburgh, United States

No one can steal your truth. Remember that! What others perceive cannot take away from the meaning you hold within. Never miss the moments life holds in front of you. Those countless reminders as it unfolds. Grow from every experience both negative and positive because the good will always outweigh the bad. For life's beauty is in the bloom and the answers are often found in the waiting.

Jay Long
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POETRY BOOKS
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January 17, 2018
Newburgh, United States

Open your heart. Let the love in. Even if it hurts, let it break you. Let it leave you an empty shell. And when you finally pull yourself from the shadows of all that could've been and the reality of all that isn't - do it again. Let love in. Let it wash over you like a sinner's prayer. Hear the bells toll as you stand and mourn those who live in fear of never falling. For that is the true tragedy of heartbreak - to permit the actions of fools to dictate your joy. Demand better. Settle for nothing. But until the moment your heart no longer pumps, let love in. Always let love in and let it break you. The pain you feel will never stop chasing perfection. The edges will be jagged. The pieces may...

LETTRS LATTE
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January 2, 2018
Newburgh, United States

Had I known the curtain would fall before the final act
I would have ran through the isles during intermission
Spreading my love for you like confetti on New Year's Eve
I'd of grabbed every noise maker
and started a seventy-two-piece band
Played on the corner of Broadway and 7th Avenue
Humming out a love song on my kazoo
As the world got a little older
and life got a little colder
Now with every second that ticks
The ball freezes in time
A toast to you dear friend
I will celebrate your life
From this day until my last
With drug store champagne and cheap plastic glasses

Jay Long
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SPARKLING STAR
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January 1, 2018
 

The ticking echoes off the walls like a death clock.
As if the strike of midnight will somehow close the coffin and
bury the past.
We make rules.
We make promises.
It's as if New Year's day is a freedom fighter coming for our salvation.
The truth is - every day is an opportunity for a fresh start.
Every sunset a burial.
Each sunrise a moment to rejoice.
There is power in the planning
But the magic is in the follow through.

Jay Long
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PARTY TIME
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November 22, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Through every dawn, majestic grace will find itself challenged to survive in a lost world of ignorance and indifference.  Each humbled heart longs to beat free. Walk bravely into the unknown and find your salvation.

Jay Long
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POETRY BOOKS
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November 17, 2017
 

As a poet I write of destiny and finding those who make each other whole.
I speak of forever and the missing pieces to become complete.
But I often wonder if all souls have a mirrored second half or are there Earth bound angels willing to carry more burden than they owe in order to serve as guides for the lost, the broken, and the damned.

Jay Long
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NOVEL WRITING MONTH
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November 3, 2017
Newburgh, United States

When my days on this Earth have run out, I am hopeful I will have left memories in minds and given aspirations to dreams. I hope my words have taken breaths away. For I am blessed in sharing the beats of countless hearts. And if you should ever hear my name in passing, please share a smile, so my soul can continue to shine.

Jay Long
jaylongwrites.com

CELEBRATE ART
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November 1, 2017
New Windsor, United States

I want a woman who knows how to love me, who will be the safe place to land when the road of life has driven me to the edge.
I want a woman who will still dance with me when the demons leave the darkness and find their way to the light.
I want a woman who sees the broken in me and understands all things fractured don't always need fixing.
I want a woman who hears me when I'm silent and without words lets me know it will all be okay.
I want a woman who sees all of the pieces that make me whole and loves me anyway.

Jay Long
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LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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October 21, 2017
Newburgh, United States

How wonderful this world could be if always looked at through the eyes of a child; ravenous for knowledge, forever ready for a new adventure. Each day would be filled with honesty and truth. Beauty would be seen in the most innocent and sincere way. Imagine how simple and carefree life would be, without judgement and without the true understanding of loss.

Jay Long
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EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
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October 19, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Each day brings a brand new dawn. But it cannot erase the choices made yesterday. It cannot mend the wounds of lost hope or heal the scars of the past. The rising sun is not a free pass to simply 'wait and see' what's to come. A new day offers an opportunity, a moment in time to capture the magic of tomorrow by making the most of today.

Jay Long
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EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
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October 16, 2017
 

Shine on
even if the light is fractured
Let it dance throughout the day
And shimmer amongst the stars
For beauty is never broken
The pieces may be shattered
But the vessel is pristine

Jay Long
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MOVEMENT
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October 13, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Tomorrow looked out over the day before him
No footsteps had been taken
Not a word uttered
Everything was fresh and ready for a new start
He looked back on yesterday
Saw the ups and downs
The choices and the choosing
He stood with a smile
At the wrong turns he had taken
The heartache and pain
The pleasure and joy
And though far too early to tell
He hoped today would bring much of the same

Jay Long
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GRAVELY GREY
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October 10, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Here I am searching for the next piece of inspiration. Dreaming of the movie my life would make. The love song I'd sing for my other half. The dust pile I'll be sweeping when it's over. The empty hand I'll be left holding at the end of the day. My soul is an open book. 'A fool and his heart' , a best seller about being young and free and growing old with restless wings that let me soar.

Jay Long
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FACE YOUR FEARS
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October 7, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Burn every bridge that leads to nowhere. Leave nothing to chance as you face the crimson sky. Blaze a trail into the future, welcoming each day with a sunfire dawn. Light your world on fire and it is bound to shine.

Jay Long
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RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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October 7, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Along a lost highway is where you'll find me when my days meet their end. Life's happiness is not discovered in a single destination, but rather the journey we set out on. The open road between one point and another is where lessons are learned and memories made.

Jay Long
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