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Michael Ascerno

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United States
United States
I like to write. I am inspired by music. I find joy in building things. I am a romantic without a cause. I'm grateful to be alive.
May 7, 2019
 

A Story in my Mind

There's a journey in my mind.
It's not the normal kind
It's one I need to plan with my feet
To walk the steps in distances complete
As I write these words in the form of pose
To tell the story my beating heart knows
My Friends make it possible to learn at any age
To be a storyteller that makes readers want to turn the page
I've learned that failure is not to be feared
It's simply a way to see that success is near
The pain of loving is never lost
Even on those not worth the cost
Wisdom is the ultimate gift of Grace
It tells me now how to move forward in space
On a journey planned to destinations unknown
If i listen my soul will lead me down the path to go
My mind free to ...

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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April 19, 2019
 

Mars

I do all I can the honest way
I don't lie to you
Still it's not a word you have to say
To me
And my dreams they all escape
But why should I let them go
Away
It's my heart and they all will stay
So now I'll tell you how it will be
Today
I'm going to be the first man on Mars
And you are taking the trip with me
Babe
Just me and you around the globe
Apogee and landing hand in hand is
The way
Then I'll be making love to you
On red mountains of another world
In every way
The dreams I keep with you
The kind I can't give up because thier
True
Earth sends lovers off to Mars
My dreams become ours to love
With you

EARTH
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April 7, 2019
 

What?

What if called you from the airport
and asked you to come and scoop me up
Then when you came to terminal door
I scooped your body onto mine
Before you could find a breath in time
You found your lips pressing into mine
Would you pull away as I drew you near
Your moan coming up your neck and in my ear
The heat rising in us to make you beleive
This kiss I brought is real you see
Your push is closer instead of away
Both agree this kiss needs to stay

What?

POETRY MONTH
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March 22, 2019
 

Damn girl those can both be impossible
choices.
My first wife l exercised your second senario
My second marriage I was totally into
the first senario
Both marriages ended badly. I won't define
badly...the reasons were different but really the
same. The same because both senarios include at the very least a hint of dishonesty. The first marriage ened after 18 years
The second after 6 years

My answer is clearly and difinitively that both of your reasons for a marriage are defective and hopelessly destined to failure (failure is an open ended term)
Marriage HAS to based on and 100%
agreed a set of COMMON  and clearly understood conditions that define the longivity  and happiness of the marriage...

INTROVERTS WEEK
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March 22, 2019
 

Prolog
Below is a letter I just sent to my soon to be ex wife who is currently in a Texas Prison. I decided to submit it here because it is possibly the most real and true thing I've ever written. The letter is not only a message to her but to myself as well. A true resonance of truth to myself.
This is the hardest and saddest letter that I have ever written. I pray I will never need to write another like it.

The Letter

Angel,
From the start I've always told you what was going on with me. You always ended up using it against me. We have
never had a marriage. The only times you treated me like a husband was while you were in jail or prison. While you
were out here you progressively tried ...

INTROVERTS WEEK
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February 9, 2019
 

I Don't Know Why

I don't know why life's gotta be so hard
Every time I turn it gets all turned apart
I don't know why I still have hope and faith
The prayers I speak all get lost in place
I don't know why about any reason or thing
Everywhere I go it's the same worse case
In a world occupied by the same old space
There's only one thing that I keep as true
I still love you, it's what I do
And I don't know why
I don't know why
Every message I send never finds its way
Bounces around without a sound
I don't know how to communicate with no reply
Standing still can't be nothing but a lie
I still love you and I know why
You don't love me
It's just what nuthin says to me
I can't know why
Cause if I ...

ORIGINAL
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February 9, 2019
 

First Kiss

City Skyline, reflects its light off water so still
Walking next to you
Hand in hand
Your touch sends a chill

Along the sandy path, twilight Summer breeze
A park bench Oasis
Uneasy excitement
I wonder if she sees

Breathing deep the night air, your warmth becomes mine
Seated so close
Shoulder to shoulder
Oh it feels fine

Arm around you, quiet conversation is bliss
Words fade to stillness
Silence is broken
A sweet tender kiss

Wrote this in  September 2006

HOLD ON TO YOUR HEART
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January 30, 2019
 

Never without love

Your gonna find out something tonight that is new
Your body is not a tool to lure me as a fool
I saw you coming as someone I already knew
Wearing a criminal sensuality sure to destroy
You dance corteographed as a perfect prize fight
A lady bright and beautiful burning as a hot summers night
Perfume weaving the sent of deception in a silken skin
Daggers of deathly lies snaking underneath to take my life as I breath you in
No I will not submit my eyes on the curves made to tempt me into your fire
My heart still resonates to truth set bars above your song without chords or notes
You touch without feel, you walk away pushing weak games never real.
A devil drives you to destro...

LOVE FOR ALL
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January 17, 2019
 

Questions

If I ever had anything that I wanted would it be all my dreams come true?
If I ever wanted all that I would ever have would it look a anything like today?
Are all my questions based upon what I've been told?
Or are my answers up to what's yet to unfold?
I can't answer for the love that I couldn't make myself believe in
I can only be in love with that one even if she never looked in my direction.
Is it nobody's fault if that girl is moving into her own self deceptions
There probably nothing that id ever be able to change in anyone's computations
It it is what it is and as I grow old
I know that love is what I've sought before it was ever sold
What does it look like in it's wrap?
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LIGHT LETTRS LOGO
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January 6, 2019
 

Prayer?

It was the kind of darkness that moves around you. Almost catching shadows or something,; turning my head it just looks like another place I don't want to be.  Sleep is something that I used to do. I did not give it up. I just lost the desire to think it inportant enough to withstand . No Im not afraid of nightmares. I don't want to feel the disappointment of waking up over and again. If I am to rebuild a life that values redemption I need to ask God to forgive me when I pray for still wanting impossible.  For not releasing when to hold on is a certain ride to delusional seclusion and I would lose myself. What do I do when no one is looking? I don't know. I can't see anything.
I sti...

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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January 3, 2019
 

I think about times with tears alone
Ambitious dreams were taking too long
Abusive decisions, alcohol, eyes asleep
Depression tattooed on my skin
Crawling into the deep, seeking unwise relief
Weak to the knees , my sights set dark
Walking in desolation, set apart
Selfish tribulation ; my problem my lies
Careless decisions on my neck, a bowtie
I could not Love , no time to grow up
Demons circling, the Vultures left town
This is the black that keeps evil
Tunnels in darkness; empty hope
Deciption bleeding ;holes of the Weevil
Reality is my soul; Black cannot touch Light
I turn on the light, and i go smoke

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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September 6, 2018
Austin, United States

The distance to you

I want to know you
Everything
Your look as if painted by the Master at work
And framed in sight
As only I could see
Sweet perfection
That I always dreamed a woman to be
Still I can't know you by your light
Not really
Though brillant,
Just a reflection in my eye
I can hear your voice
As music and rythim of words
I know belonging uniquely to you
There is distance between the light and the sound
A void to a secret place
As sweet as a dream I could taste
The distance to the knowledge I quest
Is exactly equal to the distance
Between my lips
And your kiss

GREAT THINGS
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September 1, 2018
Austin, United States

What can I do?

I thought there was so much that I could do
Truth is there is so damn little I really knew
Had a whole world livin in the palm of my hand
Spending the time to pass all the tests
The things I valued most became less
Circular motion my life merged into none
A broken machine incapable of calculating a sum
So when my world fell apart
When all motions cesed they stopped
And  I could no longer see
Any of a part of things I beleived
There was not so much that I could do
And there was so damn little I really knew
Learning to love again took up too much space
My heart closed the Inn when love was erased
The fruits of real labor, now homeless and hungry
Carrying bags fIlled with lies r...

MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN
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July 20, 2018
Austin, United States

Where's Mine

I'm siting here alone
walls around me
I could be the only person on this earth
And if that's so
Why am I so angry,
with no one to be angry with
Seems everyone else had their chance
All I ever saw was life's pass me by
If there is anyone else out there
I just wanna know

Where's mine?
Am I that different from everyone else
Was my heart not big enough
My love not strong enough
To keep my heart of this jail
Where's mine?

Seems I can get out
I'm so confined
I build these fences so you can't see
Cause I tried so damn hard
I forgot just how to be me
Now I just watch this life pass me by
And if you are still out there
I just wanna know

Where's mine?
Am I that different from everyone...

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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July 15, 2018
Austin, United States

An edit to my previous verse.

Tick tock, tick tock

I'm a man without a country
Someone without a star
I see faces in my mirror
I don't know who they are

Tick tock, tick tock

A specter vanquished never to die
With bones that ache and flesh that cries
Alone memories hide in shadow nearby
Reincarnate pathways in a life
Taken away, beliving in lies

Tick tock, tick tock
Then always the question
When does it stop?
Now |--------|

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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June 25, 2018
Austin, United States

Tick tock, tick tock

I'm a man without a country
Some one without a star
I see faces in my mirror
I don't know who they are

Tick tock, tick tock

A specter vanquished never to die
With bones that ache and flesh that cries
Alone memories hide in shadow nearby
Reincarnate pathways in a life
Taken away, beliving in lies

Tick tock, tick tock
Then always the question
When does it stop?

STARS
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April 25, 2018
 

I remember as a boy in 1969
I was 11 years old I wondered what old would be.
Trying to place myself into the decades ahead, when a summer day lasted forever.  
Inpossible as it seemed...I would count the years in my head. Visions of youthful joy , walks on the moon, a beautiful woman by my side, I saw myself never growing old.
How could a boy think that way?
Playing baseball, going to work...my job would be building rockets to go to space. A beautiful woman to hold my hand.
It was never too late for my dreams
I lived and kept them...as my seasons passed.
Happiness was to be, always a few years away.  My mind forever Young.
Six decades have passed since the wonderment of endless dreams in m...

ENDLESS STARS
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January 2, 2018
 

Photochallenge

A Story historical

Typing this story I ask you softly, is it worth your time?  Revisionist, badly punctuated with only "mine"?   Spun of fabric with an old world view? Am I dark and Revisionist or lit up like a beacon.  Showing the path of your hand into mine?

My fingers move up and down through the spaces between then and now.  Remembering the towel that covered the curves. My eyes crying how?  Your body accross mine I traced the path to blue eyes. Shivering under your bare  warmth on my lap. Then.. Keeping my wits, not knowing how, I pressed your lips with my kiss...blessed by shy beauty...Like the CAPs lock on this machine...Eyes locked on "mine". Is the story's song righ...

A NEW DAY
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December 25, 2017
 

Today

I woke up in a different way
Happy that's not the same
Not even the old game
Its a special day
Thankful
Yea, better than a holiday
What else Can I say?
I woke up seeing you
Laughing
My heart knew what to do
Maybe some day soon
It will always be new
Loving
I'll  wake up next to you?

CHRISTMAS ICON
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December 21, 2017
Austin, United States

A real letter

I check the GD McLennan Co Warrant website 3 or 4 times a day, obsessively.  I am crying 24/7 inside, but there are no tears. All my nerve endings have clustered together at the bottom of my gut and the primal cortex of my weary brain, leaving the rest of my body numb in stasis. Like a zombie in shock. My thoughts race around inside my head srubbing every synapse for an idea, a point of egress that might lead to a rational plan of escape. My eyes scan all around me in desperation for anything I might use to validate and deliver a flight to freedom. It all looks and sounds surreal.
I am not a part of this world right now. I have no hope. I don't want to die. I don't feel alive...

CHRISTMAS ICON
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November 23, 2017
Scottsdale, United States

Here is a letter I sent to a dear friend. See if any of my fellow "Letttrs" writers can relate. It has words, and lines, and life between the letters.

I moved to Phoenix. I should have a job in about a week. I will miss u. I really did love you. I kinda blew the whole thing. I don't know. I pray that you find happiness. Peace, and joy in life. You are a beautiful soul. The only thing I want is an honest life from here on out. I have faith in God because to me He is obvious. All he wants from me is to live an honest life and help others. Can't do that if I'm selfish or lamenting over the past. I love you XXXX. Call if u need anything. I'm always your friend.
You are the "Best", in my heart in...

POETRY BOOKS
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October 26, 2017
Austin, United States

By the Word

Is this selfish
Which words do I use
To create and stir into reality
Prophetically
Masterfully
Perfectially
The love inside me for her
Reflected in fold
Unquestioned joy
Shown in the brilliance
Of Her eyes
Breathless
Without a word
She invites
One kiss
Ohhhhhh
We create
What I cant
Without
You






#REBUILD PATRIOT'S DAY
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October 15, 2017
 

Hell I dont know.
Mb Im simply too old. The strange old guy at the club.
Mb I just sucked in bed.
Mb I was a moment and I took myself far too serious.
Mb it was all a peice of the same game
Mb I am delusional
Mb it was none of it
Mb it was all of it
I want to know
I'll never know

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY
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October 9, 2017
Austin, United States

Milton Bradley

Tomorrow I can stop and put it away
One more lick  in a brand new day
A bump, a snort colors  the game afoot
Keepin it real with my home boys to look
Cut it, smash it, take it, grab it
Runin on the mainline in the pit
It’s 3am and we startin again
Gotta move no static in lies
Red and Blue means its all a goodbye
Duck and cover a front means we lose
Guerrilla warfare take before they choose
Count it, bounce it, kiss her sent of fake perfume
Land under cover, or u smash like a loon
One more day cause I’m the Boss
Untouchable I feast on your loss


DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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September 30, 2017
Kerrville, United States

Sat here and wrote a poem.
Its funny when you realize the parts of yourself that make up who you are. The core. Sometimes I think that God asks that you change them and He leaves out the why. Mostly because you already sense it. You already know.

A Boy’s Prayer

I remember as a small boy
Growing up 10 years old
Not understanding very much
Sayin my prayers at night
Just before Dad shut the bathroom light
Id pray just so I could kiss a girl
My heart beating romance it had to be right
It seemed impossible, feeling alone
Why was I afraid and oh so small ?
Finishing my prayers on the bunk bed rail
Laying on my pillow, covers amiss
Dreaming daydreams of her wonderful kiss
All the f...

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
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September 29, 2017
 

Unfinished

Arms that longed to hold her
Hung useless at his side
While dreams pure and mighty
Dissolved into foolish pride
Maybe she could have loved him
If they could just move back in time
She walked away defiantly
An equal to his pride


ENDLESS STARS
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September 7, 2017
Austin, United States

What I find so disconcerting about the world today is the lack of commitment, both as a whole, and in personal relations.
Superficial; Black & White in hue.
Commitment to me leads to the  depths of Technicolor in life.

EARTH
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September 5, 2017
Manchaca, United States

Touch

I want to light you up
Wanna see you shine
I have this want
To feel your skin
In resonance with mine
Its my long shot
Perhaps even wrong
I'd die like Romio
To be your song
I write these words
I'll give you my heart
The sense of your touch
Will not depart
Together once
A moment in time
The warmth of your light
So wonderfully sublime

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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September 5, 2017
Austin, United States

Goodbye baby Goodbye
You don't have to love me
and I don't have to cry

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
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September 3, 2017
Austin, United States

Sometomes

Sometimes
She’ll ask me questions like I have a plan
Servile and defensive cause I don’t understand
If she could see I’m just a  simple man
Ill choose my words and make a stand
Sometimes
It all comes down to a matter of trust
Is it love she sees or simply a man in lust
How can I show her she moves my heart
Spinning emotions; my words fall apart
Sometimes
I feel the need to look deep into her eyes
Get lost in the colors that can make me cry
Capture her emotions for a moment in time
So I can know how to make her love mine
Sometimes
I want to hold her as day becomes night
Lonely so long and her touch is so right
Her skin is fare and smooth to my touch
Its love I ...

ANGEL BREATHING
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