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Jay Long

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United States
New York based author, writer, and poet. jaylongwrites.com
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
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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
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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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RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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October 5, 2017
Newburgh, United States

We're torn to pieces, without knowing the reasons why. Left alone in a dream of yesterday, with no days after or before.
Love always takes a part of you. Ties aren't ever severed clean. The scars may heal, since there's an insatiable need to find its lost beat. But the heart almost never truly mends - it just learns to set itself ablaze.

Jay Long
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RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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October 5, 2017
New Windsor, United States

There's just something in the
way her eyes always find mine,
that lets me know I'm hers. The
love, the loyalty, every piece
of herself that she leaves
vulnerable, can be felt.
Her dreams and passions,
her losses and disappointments,
hide in the twinkle. If you ever
need to know true emotion,
it's right there - all in a look.

Jay Long
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STRONGER TOGETHER
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October 2, 2017
 

The mirror stares back with undeniable truth. The years have forged a path across each once smooth section of skin. Memories and heartaches, granted wishes and lost moments, all have found their way to the surface.  And although some roads were long,  each of the  miles were worth living.  For we are not defined by the steps along the journey until arriving at the final destination.

Jay Long
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WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION
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October 1, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Our hearts hide inside vacant cages. Filled with nothing but whispers of what-ifs and could have beens. We build rooms in which we never intend to stay. We construct walls to keep forever out. But are never prepared for just how determined the broken pieces are to find their way through the cracks; seeking a beat once again.

Jay Long
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INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
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September 29, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Heartbreak is the price we pay to seek out love, with forever being its reward. Life changing, soul mate type of love, if you're lucky, can take years to find. So many outside factors play vital roles in personal happiness. We, as individuals, sometimes find ourselves along different parts of our journey when we meet that special someone. Distance, time and circumstance can all impact the results when two souls connect. If they aren't at the same place when the paths cross, there are risks in both waiting and forcing the situation. If it's meant to be, if it's true, those paths will certainly cross again. Never let loneliness put an end to fate.

Jay Long
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LOVE,PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING
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September 28, 2017
 

Do not limit yourself to immediate surroundings. Step out of your comfort zone, for that is where life is lived. Allow your circle to grow and you just may find yourself in the midst of amazing company. Roots cannot grow in a darkened room. The possibilities are endless but our time is not.

Jay Long
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STARS
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September 26, 2017
Newburgh, United States

He loved her; not the type of
love you share between
friends and family. No, this
love couldn't be spoken.
There were not enough
words to carry it all. She was
his answer to every question
why. And from time to time,
her mind allowed her heart
to beat free. He promised to
always be there for each one
of those moments.

Jay Long
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LOVE NOTE DAY
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September 25, 2017
Newburgh, United States

Sitting behind my desk lost in thought. My fingers glide across the keys like I'm savoring the delicate flesh of an angel. Whether passion or pain, it fills my veins, making its way from my thoughts to the tips of my fingers. Onto the page the blood spills and my soul is exposed. I am naked for the world to see. The words paint vivid pictures of my ups and downs, my fears and my falls. Connected to those that choose to read them. Every joy I've celebrated is lived out in the imagination of others. Forever leaving a piece of me to hold on to and cherish. Long after this world has proven my mortality, my soul will live on and I will be reborn with every turn of the page.

Jay Long
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NATIONAL DIARY DAY
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