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Sarah Doughty

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United States
United States
Moonlit whispers of the soul. Most Downloaded Author of poetry and fiction. IG: @thesarahdoughty
October 4, 2017
 

I see the storms --
the ghosts you try
to hide behind
your eyes, and
it breaks my heart.

© Sarah Doughty
This piece inspired it's own poetry book.
Stay tuned.

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September 24, 2017
 

Trigger warning: the following may be too much for victims of sexual abuse or assault. Continue with caution.
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My mouth wasn't yours to silence. It wasn't yours to fill with words that were not my own. It wasn't yours to taste, or to swallow what you gave me. My mind wasn't meant to be manipulated. To be broken. My emotions didn't exist for you to dictate. How I should love you. Worship you with blind devotion. Or how I needed to fear you. My skin wasn't yours to beat into submission. To scar like a brand that bore your signature. Or to enjoy in whatever way you saw fit. My hands weren't yours to train. Not yours to be enjoyed like a lover's caress. My body, not yours to educate. To move in ...

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September 21, 2017
 

I whispered
your name
on the brittle wind,
and I wonder,
darling,
did you hear me?

Sarah Doughty

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ENDLESS STARS
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September 6, 2017
 

My heart is losing hope,
and despair fills in the void
between my head and my heart.

Do you know that feeling? That emptiness that fills you to the brim, no matter what happens around you? I can feel it. It's in my bones, my veins, and my arteries. It's in my mind. And I'll continue reminding myself that it's not welcome here.

Sarah Doughty

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August 30, 2017
 

And she deserves
to be treated like
the queen she is.

Tiger or kitten, treat her well.
Sarah Doughty

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ASPHALT GREY
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August 23, 2017
 

Look up and take a look into the clear night sky. Can you see the twinkling stars billions of miles away? Feel that bitter chill on the breeze, winter coming in your bones? Can you feel me there? Look up. I’m right next to you, gazing at the same starlight, feeling the same chill. the same pull of time. I’m right there, and yet you don’t know. Because I am those things. I am there. In space, the air, I'm in your bones. Look up. I’m there, even though you don’t know it. You’re not alone. Never alone. Look up. Can you see me? I’m everywhere. You just need to see me. And know you’ll be alright. Look up.

Sarah Doughty
From my first poetry book, "The Silence Between Moonbeams."

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TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 18, 2017
 

The moondrops glistening on your skin mapped out more than just stars that needed to be named. They were constellations, solar systems, and galaxies. An entire universe awaited to be explored, and though I didn't know where to start, I knew I wanted to discover them all.

© Sarah Doughty

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August 14, 2017
 

In the beginning, it was just you and I against the world. We were free then. At least, that's what we thought.

It's strange now. Living this way. After all these years apart.

Even now, sometimes, I think I see you in the distance. My heart stalls and stutters as we lock eyes for an instant. But then the moment ends and it's like you're gone all over again.

I feel my heart break in my chest each time it happens, and yet, I move on as if you were never there at all.

To say that I miss you is an understatement. To say that I still love you is a tricky subject.

Back then we were young and carefree. But we were also reckless. I'm older and wiser now. And I know I'm better off liv...

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August 12, 2017
 

If only you knew
my words were for you.

I poured my heart into those pages,
yet I couldn't bear to sign them
with my name.

© Sarah Doughty

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AROUND AND AROUND
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August 11, 2017
 

I need fire. The moon. Stars. I need to feel the night and the crisp air against my skin. I need to release my darkest thoughts. Let them fly away like ash risen from still-glowing embers, like wood smoke drifting into oblivion.

© Sarah Doughty

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August 9, 2017
 

Don't give me something plucked
from the earth, withering
and slowly dying.
Instead, give me something
that I can use for years to come. Something that matters.
Always give me love.
A kiss. An embrace. Make me forget.
Take my fears away.
Kiss me like you don't need air.
Hold me like you can't let go.
Love me like you'd die without me. Because I'd die without you.

Sarah Doughty

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August 8, 2017
 

How often
are we left alone
with nothing
but ourselves
and the silence
that's left behind?

Sarah Doughty

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August 7, 2017
 

My heart is cold,
begging for you
to hold me
and restore
all this lost warmth.

Sarah Doughty

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August 6, 2017
 

We burned hotter than the sun
and then, in the blink of an eye,
we fizzled out like a broken,
dead star.
The memory
of your skin
against mine
haunts me at night.
At least the memories keep me warm.

Sarah Doughty

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THE SUN
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August 5, 2017
 

The moondrops glistening on your skin mapped out more than just stars that needed to be named. They were constellations, solar systems, and galaxies. An entire universe awaited to be explored, and though I didn't know where to start, I knew I wanted to discover them all.

Sarah Doughty

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August 4, 2017
 

Her words were
rich and divine,
filling the universe
with life.
And I devoured them
like ambrosia
as all the
dead stars
felt their warmth.

Sarah Doughty

THE SUN
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August 3, 2017
 

This wanderlust
coursing through
my veins
wasn't seeking home,
it was searching
for you.

Sarah Doughty

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August 1, 2017
 

We kissed
under a warm
blanket of stars,
and I heard
the moon
begin to sing.

Sarah Doughty

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August 1, 2017
 

When I'm gone,
I hope a star
will twinkle with
my everlasting soul,
perhaps then
a little light
will remain of me.

Sarah Doughty

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