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September 16, 2017
 

What Purpose

Often enough I sit to stop and think.
What purpose these hands, what can they give?
A hand that bleeds, writes life in ink.
Often enough I sit to stop and think.
Rivers flow from this heart and mind in sync.
To lift, create, be positive.
Often enough I sit to stop and think.
What purpose these hands, what can they give?

- Soulhearts

SIMPLE STRIPES
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September 2, 2017
 

Washed Clean

footsteps on the sand — washed clean by the waves
sin engraves, this blessed land
yet you chose to hold my hand

it's another day — for the sun does rise
heartfelt cries, were trapped in grey
you released wind swept away

clouds above my head —tears were falling rain
numbing pain, felt like i'm dead
your love has saved me instead

-Soulhearts

PUDDLE PERFECT
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August 28, 2017
 

Loss

Abandoned pieces
and fragments
Of what was

Lingering emptiness
Unforgotten
Weighing heavy

Like petrichor
After the rain
Unseen yet keen

-Soulhearts

#20words #micropoetry

STRIPE ME A LOGO
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August 23, 2017
 

                                        To Worship You

                                         I walk
                                         this evening shadows
                                         barefoot.
                                         Green grass
                                         wet under my feet.
                                         Silver sheen
                                         of moonbeams on skin,
                                         winds-a-whistle
                                         in my ear.
                                         Half-turned leaves
                                         of autumn spill.
         ...

PANELS
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August 22, 2017
 

It started with a flower. A flower origami.
A silver paper flower origami made from cigarette foil.  You chose to give it to me but I never really knew why.  It was twenty seven years ago  but I could still remember that faint smell of cigarettes as I brought it up to my nose.  I held it gently like it had fragile petals. It wasn't real but the feelings were— the ones I had for you. You were my first Rose and thorns, a constant thought through the years; the what if  and the what could have been. I cried when I said goodbye. I didn't think I'd cry again now that it's you who said goodbye.  I'll never forget these words you shared with me. You said "Life is like a guitar...Sometimes it's in t...

BARNEY
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August 9, 2017
 

Sad Eyes

They were the most beautiful
yet saddest eyes
I have ever seen.

Like a faint pink blush
left by a hesitant sunset.
A tiny sparkle of starlight
shining through a dark cloudy night.
Rippling silhouette of moonlight
hidden behind the trees.
A dewdrop on a leaf
in the morning, evaporating in the warm air.
A butterflies' flitting gentle kiss on flower buds
never settling for one.

They were the most beautiful
yet the saddest eyes
I have ever seen.

- Soulhearts

BARNEY
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August 3, 2017
 

Soulmates

There was always something about the moonlight
streaming through this bedroom window.
In the darkness we played.
Hands touching, exploring, teasing.
Gentle caress of love on my skin.
You said,  "Remember me when I'm gone my dear."
"In this dark room, I will be the moonlight that
will shine and dance on your skin."

Shadows of love and light
Playing gently on skin
Warming this cold heart

- Soulhearts

BLUE WHIRL
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August 3, 2017
 

Deceived

How do I begin to utter
the voice this heart contains?
Out of tune refrains—broken notes.
Hymns I wouldn't want to sing.
A veil of lace covers my face,
an unpatterned woven loom.
An intricate mask of lies,
becoming my second skin.  
I live inside a hollow.
Where mist and darkness swallows.
Stuck to a time that's passed,
shackled to a love that was.

clipped wings trapped
in the folds of deceit
a dying butterfly

- Soulhearts

LETTRS TEAL
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August 2, 2017
 

Blue

I look into your eyes
and I'm drowning
in the deep blue sea.

Buoyed up words of hope
from your mouth floats
as I hold on to debris.

I close my eyes
and the waves took me deeper.
Suddenly, the sea's not as blue.

There's nothing to hold on to.
Only my pale skin has turned blue
as I drowned in you.

-Soulhearts

BLUE WHIRL
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July 23, 2017
 

Look for me when stars collide.
When light shatters into dust.
I will be like those early morning
dust motes that swirl around you
making you sneeze.
That persistent twinkle
when you squint your eye.
I may be gone but I shall be with you,
not in the heavens above but where your
eyes see light in darkness;
where your skin feels warm to touch
as sun rays peek thru the curtains
of our kitchen window.
You shall sit on my favorite chair
and reminisce how many glad moments
we shared over coffee cups.
You shall hold the cup in your hands
it will feel good and warm like
when your hand is on my cheek.
You shall smile and know
that I am right there
as you pour yourself another cup.

Soulhearts

PANELS
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June 26, 2017
 

Darkest of nights
I stepped on a hole
And it swallowed me whole
Trying to make sense of it all

I'm falling
Falling
Falling

No end to this fall
Air escapes my lungs
Pain squeezes my heart

And the blood drips
Drips
Drips

I can't see the end
This darkness drips
It has swallowed me
Whole in this hole
As I fall

Soulhearts

INK DROP
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June 8, 2017
 

Night Sky

I close my eyes
and my breathing
slows, steady.

My body relaxes
as my vision adjusts
to the darkness
in front of me.

In the absence
Of light
I see myself
Lying under a
canopy of stars.

A slight breeze
rustled the leaves
of the tree
that's beside me.

It is singing
to my
tone deaf heart.

The moon shines
and is reflected
in the color
of my silvery hair.

It was beautiful
like it was the first time
I have seen the night sky
in a very long time.

- Soulhearts

DARK DEPTHS
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June 3, 2017
 

Left A Trace

Sliced sunbeam filters through
my bedroom window
A light and shadow play
by fingers on upturned palms

The bed sheet is crumpled
  but only on one side
Head indent on a pillow
No hair turning golden spill

Perched on the sill
  a bird is happy to shrill
While here my cold cheek
  no peck to receive

Eyes open to daylight
but really wishes to be shut
To not see you
To not feel you

- Soulhearts

WINTER WHISPERS
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May 29, 2017
 

In Your Arms

Nights when all you hear
are the deep breaths you take
and the beating of a heart
as you lie against a naked chest.

You dance to the melody
of that familiar song.
The rhythm takes you high.
It makes you bold enough to fly.

You close your eyes and dream.
Unafraid to wake up
For when you do,                           
You know you have already arrived.

To a day that's kind.
Where the sun kisses your skin.
You are back home, safe in the arms
of the one that loves you.

Soulhearts

STRIPE ME A LOGO
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May 20, 2017
 

The House I live In

I live in a place where the walls are
uniformly lined Evergreens.
The ceiling is of white
puffy pillowy cumulus clouds
painting the blue sky.
The floors are made of moist green grass dotted with
pink and yellow wildflowers.

The air is a scented mix
of freshly watered earth
and sweet lavender.
Where the birds chirp
a constant lullaby
and the wind blows whispers
to the tune of the rustling leaves.

Butterflies and fireflies
are frolicking lovers here.
Never tiring, prancing till dusk.
Where the sun daily rises
to dance and play with lights and shadows.

I drink from a cold running brook
that refreshes my spirit
and eat freshly plucked blossoms
that perfumes my soul...

PEACE AND LOVE
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April 22, 2017
 

Woebegone

It's the eerie energy of a house with empty rooms.
Powdered dust of moments left on old furnitures
with parts slowly falling and decaying. All are useless.
Left in haste, slowly dragging time to waste.
Like the broken rooms of an empty heart —hollow laments echoing deep as sunbeam seeps through cracked walls.
Allowing slivers of light to come in; warming frosted windows and trodden bloody floor as it shines.
Love peeks out the tiny peephole on the door but
only for a little while. Soon it retreats.
Back to its space of slumber, a dark room of nothing
filled with the brooding heavy clouds of repose.

dark and damp
wet and weary
grey clouds over me

-Soulhearts

#poetry #haib...

BARNEY
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April 20, 2017
 

The Words You Write

The words you write awaken me.
Where skin to touch was numb to feel.
Once blind these eyes they now can see.
The words you write awaken me.
My heart and mind one breath agree.
Mere words expressed cannot conceal.
The words you write awaken me.
Where skin to touch was numb to feel.

- Soulhearts

LETTRS BRIGHT
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April 11, 2017
 

Lullaby

Sing me a lullaby,
tenderly, repeatedly.
Calm my soul.
Take me to a place of no fear.
So I may lay
and close my eyes
to the rhythm.
Your voice, comfort
to this dying heartbeat.
Your love, I'll bring as I go.

- Soulhearts

BLUSHED
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April 3, 2017
 

A Spell

love like the breath of spring, refreshing
love like the first snowflake of winter, magical
love like the colors of fall, mesmerizing
love like popsicles in the summer, melting

in these fleeting moments
call me crazy but
love becomes you

-Soulhearts

BLUSHED
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March 20, 2017
 

strangers are we
in faces and names

not in the words we bleed
for all the world to see

a little of you and I
in the pages we read

we are kindred you know
not strangers are we

-soulhearts

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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March 2, 2017
 

I hear the rustle of brittle leaves
as they sway above the tree tops;
their crunch as they get trodden upon
by small critters that burrow underneath.
I bask in the little light that escapes
through the thick woods.
A single leaf rested on my lap.
I was happy for the company
but only for a while.
The wind snatches as it pleases,
whenever it comes and goes.
Why have you forsaken me?
Conversations with myself as
I sit alone to witness the passing
of the seasons; falling, greening, dying,
living, only to die again.
How long before I, a seeming source of rest
be the one at rest?
Is it too much to ask for company?
A few minutes of touch and comfort?
Take me down then for I have been compla...

DARK ASH GREY
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February 21, 2017
 


I write of rain and clouds
of how they pelt and play

I write of flowers and petals
of their beauty and decay

I write of rivers and oceans
of their quiet and raging storms

I write of butterflies and dragonflies
of their curiosity and humbleness

I write of mountains and hills
of their strength and steadfastness

I write of trees and the wind
of their resilience and permanence

I write of sunsets and sunrises
of their goodbye's and hello's

I write of the moon and the stars
of their darkness and light

Can you tell by now
If you read between the lines
that all I write about
are simply  nothing
but all about you

-Soulhearts

INK DROP
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February 14, 2017
 


Valentine

A heart shaped pizza
Shared on every Valentine's.
A half each, young love.
We had a lot to give.

Tradition through the years
Pepperoni or meats,
whatever topping or kind,
it was the heart shape that's neat.

The seconds of time they do run.
We got tired of eating
the same one.
Plus the restaurant, it closed down.  

What's a pizza now?
A hazy memory shared,
soon to be forgotten.
We have more pieces to give
but the slices are uneven.
Crumbs that fall,
we try to pick up from the floor.
The Pizza's not a heart anymore,
it's now misshapen.

Love consumed and ate us whole.

-soulhearts

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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February 14, 2017
 

love is free
free to give
but not all hearts
are free

-soulhearts

A CHANCE
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February 8, 2017
 

with a soft cradling breeze
I watched as a single leaf
sway from tree to tree
tossed from branches
that worked like paddles
back and forth
to and from it went

the leaf falls
a little lower each time
but the branches are alert
to catch it again
and hurl it again
to the other waiting tree
and the breeze in connivance
propels it upwards again

the poor leaf is tired
it's body bruised
thinning from every toss
it does not want to
sway with the wind
nor to play
with the branches anymore
it has already fallen
snapped from its bough
but the breeze
and the branches
would not let go

-soulhearts

LETTRS WOOD FADE
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February 5, 2017
 

Moment

I walk on lush green grass in a meadow scattered with blooming wildflowers. Crisp cool breeze blows wisps of hair
away from my face and then back again. The sun is kind on my skin as it touches me with a soft glow. I smell the flowers blooming around me. I watch them dance in adoration as they follow the sun. A perfect day where even the clouds play tag
with each other against a vast light blue playground.

A perfect moment in time.
That I walk on.
That I wished I walked on.

A perfect moment in time that is all imagination.
A temporary moment of joy that my hopeful heart
allows to escape the reality of space and time.
There are no green grass nor flower filled meadows,
only ...

WRITE ME SOME LETTRS
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January 22, 2017
 

The distance
between us
leaves love in a fog.

Visions blurry,
heavy like a smog.
A lingering smoke
after the embers have
cooled down.

Only shadows are left.
Barely visible
in the faint glow
of a street lamp
on the road
we travel on.

Hearts are left
fumbling in darkness,
with ears shattering
to the silence.

-Soulhearts

STRIPE ME A LOGO
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January 4, 2017
 

Fragile hearts carry
Tales of sadness and despair
Each shattered piece a blade
Carving paths on scars
Callous artwork bleeding on walls
Fragmented and broken
It may seem
But the beats reverberates strong
If you listen
In rooms that can carry more stories
Not just of loneliness and hurt
But of hope and joy
If you just let go of the pieces
And hold on to love

-Soulhearts

ANGEL OF PASSION
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December 24, 2016
 

Merry Christmas Lettrsland!
Cheers to love and the bond of family that this season brings.

A song of merry
And good cheer
Love and joy
For you
And to all that
You hold dear

Soulhearts

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WHIMSEY SNOWMAN
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