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Shiloh2112

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United States
Paralegal by day, and dangerous writer by night.
October 21, 2018
 

Slightly does it skip,
When the memory plays,
Across my broken heart,
Tears mark each thought,
Time does not blur,
The pain and loss,
With each day I live,
I see only beautiful facets,
Unseen in the past,
Of all that I loved,
When I held you,
I knew a time would come,
My arms would be empty,
My heart broken by you,
I held tight those moments,
Poured my love into your soul,
Sharing all I am,
Yet now I cower alone,
With just memories,
And shameful tears,
Shed so easily still.

Written: October 21, 2018

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October 15, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #161

I am,
Failures bound by,
Blood and bone,
A mere human,
Chased by flaws,
Into the night,
Nothing can change,
The past is set,
Sleepless nights bleed,
Pushing myself,
To forget,
To leave behind,
To escape,
The daily blur,
As I want to err,
Faults of my soul,
Lying deeply,
To myself,
That I can win,
Exposing all I am,
Scared of the truth,
Behind the locked doors,
I am always running,
From the pain and loss,
To slip away,
From shadows that cling,
I need to always run,
To be free,
To release
Each step for each tear,
Shed in the darkness,
Flowing out,
To the rhythm,
of my heartbeat,
Steady is my soul,
Hidden,
Protected,
Yet revealing it all,
I am.

~O.
Written: October 15...

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October 14, 2018
 

3 months left and 2018 has taught me that life's expectations and changes can be surprising but never give up never how hard it might get. For the first time in 18 years, I found myself without a job. June 2, 2018 was a change I tried to prepare for but no matter what I did, nothing could prepare me for the sadness, frustration and fear I felt in days to come.  

Unbeknownst to me, the world had been changing, and I was very unprepared for the new "modern" way of looking for a job. I've always been very hooked into technology, but never realized how much jobs have moved from face to face applications to completely online.

I was believing myself doomed and I feared that I might not be produ...

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October 14, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #160

Sands of time,
Drift endlessly,
Sinking deeply within,
Among dunes of life,
Songs of solitude play,
Echoing into my heart,
All my forgotten dreams,
Ticking continuously,
Unforgiving, yet so true,
Minutes of my time,
Blossom forth unbidden,
From a dry desert inside,
A rare flower unfolds,
Each promising bud,
A special memento,
Of a deep love lost,
Yet remaining alive,
Untouched,
To deepen its glory,
Of soulmate's love,
Lost forever in time.

~O.
Written: October 14, 2018

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June 24, 2018
Marion, United States

Light you,
Enrich the soul,
Awken pathways forgotten,
Perservere, Dear One
Sip the elixir of hope,
In the cleft of the heart
Release streams of sorrow.

Light you,
Flow and recover,
There is no error,
Frustration brings anger,
Do not distort what is,
Receive,  release, and renew,
Protect your spirit.

Light you,
Magnify your stars
Open your half opened shine,
Become the Evening Star,
Drown out all nocturnal fears,
Do not be muzzled,
Ride upon the wind of inspiration.

Light you,
The flickering flame is yours,
To feed into a fire,
Or douse with each pain,
All broken pieces, can be repaired,
Shattered pieces gilded with gold,
Never to be forgotten.

~O.
Written: June 24, 2018

GO GOLD
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June 23, 2018
 

Simple memories,
Slipping true,
Cutting the soul,
Letting pain renew,
After scabs have formed,
My tears flow,
Each one speaks,
Of love, of loss,
As it courses down my cheek,
Painting love so rare,
Nothing comforts,
Of a soul mate lost,
Hopes and dreams dashed,
A insurmountable cost,
To live a lifetime without,
Each day is painful,
No matter what I hide,
I am always at loss,
You are not at my side,
A future now changed,
I now shroud my life,
In grief and in pain,
Struggling each day,
In fear again and again,
Reliving the loss,
So I smile briefly,
Whispering to you,
Sharing all of life,
Things I wish you knew,
But will never know.

~O.
Written: June 23, 2018

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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June 21, 2018
Marion, United States

The Spring sun rises,
Morning mist settles,
As birds sing their song,
My eyes behold what is hidden,
Change of the season,
So subtle and pure,
Summer sneaks in,
Drinking in the bright blooms,
My soul stretches forth,
Peace and light in abundance,
Soaking in the essence of life,
From sprouting seeds,
Blooming flowers,
Fledgling birds,
Young rabbits foraging,
Green trees swaying,
All silent songs of life,
Greeting the Summer presence
Each season is filled with change,
Crystallizing an endless rhythm,
Of the ever changing seasons,
A dance I'm willing to embrace
In order to find my pathway,
My destination unknown,
But my long journey is set,
Filled with life experiences,
Into the brief Sum...

IN SEASON
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June 20, 2018
Marion, United States

Within my broken heart,
There are endless stars,
Each one, sparks of love, hope & dreams
Many I have for you.
I love you to the Moon and back,
I still whisper,
With each star a testament to my love,
We planned stargazing on our first date,
But it rained and the sky was cloudy,
Yet, I saw stars within your soul.
A diamond in the rough,
A man whom I dubbed "Cowboy",
Due to his love for horses, and
Because he never had a nickname.
A gentle soul whom captured my heart,
By testing the rough waters of my spirit.
Your endless desire for knowledge,
Yearning to experience life.
Sparked by my own questioning soul,
We were mirrors.
Many nights we looked at the stars,
Discussed far off dreams and d...

EARTH
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June 11, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #143

Time has passed,
Living separate lives,
Countless days,
I have mourned,
Now eclipsed,
In a transparent moment.

Once again I behold,
Your magnolia eyes,
To touch the light,
Filled with humble secrets,
Such a sanctuary,
I had in your heart.

Lovely was the scent,
Your love gave.
Memories never forgotten,
Of sifted kisses stolen,
Whispered thoughts,
Journeys toward the future.

Yet, I was blind,
Walking in a lost world,
On lion hearted paths,
Invincible to all,
Until I walked alone,
Without you.

Now we sit,
Between agony and trust
You hold reservation,
Of what is in your heart,
The moon and stars,
Still dance.

You reach forward,
To clasp my tense hand,
You s...

My Heart
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June 10, 2018
Marion, United States

Skylark Challenge #142

In the darkness,
You relax,
Relinquishing all,
To my red lips,
A seductive secret,
Shared only between two,
Blossom of a kiss,
Passion,
Bleeds into your veins,
You sink deeper
Seduction,
A silent game played,
Twisting, binding the heart,
A expert trade of mine,
You are only human,
So full of emotions,
Lust,
Flames burn,
Your heart beats,
A solitary song,
You touch my immortality,
Cold and lifeless,
Crystallized with curves,
Your soul searching for more,
Caressing my porcelain skin,
Love,
Yearning,
A connection,
A place I cannot go,
With the Dawn,
The truth will be known,
Deception,
Spanning centuries,
My beauty ageless,
All seeing what they want,
Hiding the fact,...

NOBODY IS PERFECT
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May 10, 2018
 



Aches of my heart,
Splinter into cracks,
Sunlight seeps in,
Like love remembered,
Delicate and pure,
Blurred are the edges,
Jagged yet sharp
Disguising the pain
Leading into the dark,
Where love still falls,
A silent cascade,
Of all true feelings,
Into the open dark void,
Bottomless,
Endless,
Aches of my heart.


~O.
Written: May 10, 2018




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May 10, 2018
 

Blaze me down,
Within me, I rage,
Lightning to fire,
Pain is a powerful cage,
Transformed,
Each and every day,
Something inside me,
I cannot convey,
Bitterness bleeds,
Full of twisted lies,
Fire to ashes,
A life ruined, dies,
Serenity flows,
Shattered pieces mend,
Ashes to Life,
This is not the end,

This is not the end.


~O.
Written: May 10, 2018

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May 9, 2018
 

Dare I breathe?
Every thing is sharp,
Puzzles of broken glass,
Within and without,
Time without measure,
Hold the song pure,
Ah, such was the Knave
Seeped in red wine,
Enchanting all dreams,
which only enslave,
Yet, my heart moves,
Whispers from your lips,
Echo into the song,
Gracing weak curves
Wander all the naked hopes,
And the daring hands on my hips,
Trust stolen,
As a kiss is given,
Shards of rejection,
Coated with sugar, infect,
Nothing will be forgiven,
Halves of me are open,
One part whole,
The other part, broken,
Sighing into the night,
Alone,
In the dark,
All the lies echo true,
I love you, love you, love you,
with each heartbeat.

~O.

Written: May...

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May 7, 2018
Marion, United States

Finish the story

They sat around the fire together, reminiscing the good old days. There was plenty of good food and fine wine. John shared his memory of time long forgotten.

"Its hard to imagine it now," he smiled as his eyes glazed over slightly. His bright blue eyes of 97 years old held a history lived,  "Because things are so different now. There were no cell phones, smartphones, tablets, or wearable health monitors. No automatic cars, CAV virtual worlds, HDGBs or Intergrated SOOLE. His voice lowered to almost a whisper.

An audible gasp around him was echoed, as numbers of young adults reacted to his words. In the growing silence,  a whimper could be heard. John knew that more than h...

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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May 7, 2018
 

Dear Lettrist,

As you wandering thought this life, always be true to yourself when you write. Write how you feel. Write what you see.  Write what you want. And Especially write for yourself.

And I am not just talking about writing "For-all-those-to-see" poetry either. Write for yourself. Those secret poems to your inner-self, which you can read when you feel that you can't take it anymore. Write those love letters to your soul, because no one else does. Write your dreams and desires, so that your fears fall away.

Write and remind yourself of all those dreams you have forgotten, due to reality of adulthood crushing down your creativity and drive. And when you are down and out, read th...

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May 7, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #138


In the dust,
I seek diligently,
Long forgotten items,
In the dark,
Tucked away in the attic,
Hides enchanting worlds,
Within a wooden chest,
Like a landlocked pirate,
With everyday, I seize,
Fragmented curiosities,
Whirlwinds of colors,
Beyond my reality,
We must all embrace,
Dancing free,
With kaleidoscope butterflies,
Dream within rainbow quartz,
Releasing the promise of secrets,
With an old, dusty trunk,
A friend of past and present,
Desire over rejections,
Attracting the young and the old,
Glowing with dreams,
Almost forgotten,
Such a treasury for all,
As endless as the echo,
Wild, miraculous worlds,
With raging, crimson waters
To ...

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April 27, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #136
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Your words carry me,
A song slipping from your lips,
Whispering into the night,
The pale echoes of a heartbeat,
Blending into the shadows,
In a language only you know,
You are my shadow,
A purpose to my soul,
My mirror-self,
Which it might reveal deeper,
Secrets unspoken,
You are me,
And I am you,
The endless song of time,
A daughter smiles at the mother,
Unforseen,
Elder gazes at the younger,
Full of respect,
Yet WE are the same,
Time unravels,
Plagued by what it is,
Day turns into night,
Life brings death,
Still the faint whispers,
Of my mirror-self,
Forever,  my identical twin,
Your words carry me.

~O.
Written: April 27, 2018

LETTRS AND BOOKS
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April 16, 2018
Marion, United States

Skylark Challenge #135
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Within me,
I never knew,
The gift so precious,
A seed within an acorn
Yet a hidden storm brews,
Blackness before the light,
Embracing anguish,
I greet you,
Crying out,
Hearts beat as one,
Pink to red,
Rivers of being
Flowing bright,
Upon the waters,
A tiny soul released,
From pain to delight,
I cradle you
To my breast,
You suckle life,
Child of my being,
A sprouting seed,
Of my spirit,
Cherished life given,
We are two now,
Hearts beating separate,
A song I will always know,
When we were One.

~O.
Written: April 16, 2018

IMAGE SOURCE:
TITLE:
'Bruised, grieving, and yet, blooming.'
PHOTOGRAPHER: Elliana Allon
INSTAGRAM: @elliana_allon

LOVE, HER
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April 13, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #134



Waking lunar,
Carry me into the night
A lucid adventure,
Under a spinning starry sky
Darkness above the light.

Nostalgia, the infinite river,
Taunting me to soar,
To reach out and smile,
Within blending colors,
To be brave to explore.

Forgetting time,
The prisms of memory,
Penetrating and infectious,
Essence of Sandalwood,
Reveal the hidden treasury.

Here I am,
The balanced heart,
A cruel hallucination,
Between Earth and sky,
To smooth the broken glass,
Before all is torn apart.


~O.
April 13, 2018


IMAGE SOURCE:
TITLE: Somewhere on Earth.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Maria Iliopoulo
INSTAGRAM: @iliopmaraki

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April 6, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #133
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Within the murky depths,
We invoke all that is contained,
To vanish within the surge,
Awaken!
Corruption comes again,
Just as it has above,
It has seeped into below,
The seed of knowledge,
And a greed for power,
Is an explosion of change,
Which is dazzling to all,
My world is vaporous,
Wavering silent,
Yet I sense angry whorls in the waves,
Strange and red about the sea,
I seek to escape it all,
As it burns into the eyes,
Ripples of mournful dreams,
And broken promises,
Heaving with brutality
Twist and roll,
In the echoing deep,
Like a lifeless Whale,
All lost souls,
Distorted and torturous,
In this endless fathom,
Forever more.



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March 27, 2018
 

Skylark Challenge #132
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Dark is the Dream,
Blurring the lines,
Misunderstanding so much,
With the passage of Time,
As we played, we did not see,
That we are blind to the signs.

Forever we are connected,
As Brothers should be,
Remember, just remember,
You and Me,
Running in the fields,
Throwing rocks,
Fighting invisible enemies,
The Knights in the Tower,
Adventures beyond our sight.

Yet time continues,
Blurring the lines,
Spring has ended,
As so much has been forgotten,
Washed out by strife, and fear,
Be patient,
Dear brother,
For I am still here,
Waiting in the field.

Even at the edge of the world,
Forget not,
The adventure continues,
As the Wind ch...

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